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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.
list ordered by

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1,273 771
Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

2
1,391 823
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

3
823 671
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

4
818 545
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

5
642 517
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

6
514 441
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

7
571 525
Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football, Monday Night Countdown

8
679 614
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

9
626 524
Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Blind Side, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live

10
667 546
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Love & Basketball, He Got Game

11
476 513
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job

12
510 444
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

13
495 412
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jdwilli09 added SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live

14
485 435
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

15
331 374
Mark May is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)

16
376 424
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

17
465 530
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

18
477 486
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

19
337 383
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Ballers

20
452 460
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

21
467 504
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

22
353 424
Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

23
357 374
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show

24
124 116
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added

25
343 451
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time

26
232 289
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Red Dawn

27
191 179
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Pardon the Interruption, NFL Monday Night Football, Mike & Mike

28
274 360
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dark Angel, Home of the Giants, $chooled: The Price of College Sports

29
280 375
Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation

30
153 170
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period

31
197 242
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added

32
121 143
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

33
196 279
Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

34
200 265
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added

35
88 102
Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added

36
176 245
Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show

37
96 144
Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added

38
168 250
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added

39
139 244
Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN