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As much as sports fans love to watch ESPN, sometimes religiously, this doesn't mean that all of its pundits are tolerable. In fact it's the opposite. There are so many ESPN personalities that sports fans love to hate that making an Ultimate List seems like the right thing to do. Some of these guys love to troll their viewers, anger their studio guests all in the name of high ratings. There are so many great examples to choose from, but the one sports personality that people love to hate is Skip Bayless. It's hard to believe but at one point, Bayless was a highly respected sports journalist. Nowadays, he's the co-host of First Take with another mutually despised personality, Stephen A. Smith. While Smith is a bit more respected than Bayless, his loud and often obnoxious way of phrasing things is a turn-off to many sports fans.

Other ESPN personalities that people consider the worst are from the network's NFL coverage. Chris Berman and Keyshawn Johnson represent the professional football faction on this list of ESPN anchors. While Johnson's merits can be disputed, Berman's act has grown stale after 30 years. His incessant calls and annoying TV persona has alienated football fans who want meat and potatoes coverage. That alone has landed him in the category of worst sports personalities, from SportsCenter and all across ESPN.

This is a list chock full of people on ESPN who you wish would just shut up - and many of them are among the worst sports announcers. It's up to you to decide which of these pundits should be called the worst that ESPN has to offer.
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1,190 709
Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Skip Bayless Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

2
1,292 764
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

3
747 619
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Colin Cowherd SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

4
733 501
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

5
604 478
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

6
484 414
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

7
544 493
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Keyshawn Johnson Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football, Monday Night Countdown

8
642 569
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Chris Berman Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

9
595 491
Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Lou Holtz The Blind Side, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live

10
637 511
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dick Vitale The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Love & Basketball, He Got Game

11
458 380
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jdwilli09 added Keith Olbermann SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live

12
451 481
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Woody Paige Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job

13
472 419
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

14
459 405
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Merril Hoge Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

Female Sports with the Hottest Athletes

15
430 490
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jalen Rose Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

16
312 345
Mark May is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mark May College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)

17
455 453
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Herman Edwards NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

18
323 359
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hugh Douglas Ballers

19
420 432
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike Greenberg Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

20
347 403
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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437 479
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tony Kornheiser Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

The Best Dogs for City Living

22
327 402
Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Bill Simmons 30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

23
335 349
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Hannah Storm Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show

24
324 424
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Magic Johnson Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time

25
98 96
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added Kate Fagan

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213 269
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Mark Schlereth Red Dawn

27
258 341
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jay Bilas Dark Angel, Home of the Giants, $chooled: The Price of College Sports

28
171 161
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Ron Jaworski Pardon the Interruption, NFL Monday Night Football, Mike & Mike

The Best Sports Movies

29
270 352
Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Marcellus Wiley SportsNation

30
139 155
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added John Kruk Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period

31
70 80
Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added Bomani Jones

32
180 229
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Trey Wingo

33
109 128
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Matthew Berry Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

34
189 252
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added John Buccigross

35
186 269
Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

36
50 48
Max Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
TRENT13 added Max Kellerman Around the Horn, HBO World Championship Boxing, Fall

37
165 235
Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added Jonathan Coachman Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show

38
156 228
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Scott Van Pelt

39
88 136
Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added Holly Rowe

40
131 236
Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

41
30 50
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
TRENT13 added Michael Wilbon Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, The Sports Reporters