Sports The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN  

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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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1,446 859
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

2
1,325 809
Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

3
867 702
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

4
871 567
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

5
671 538
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

6
540 458
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

7
585 549
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
645 546
Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Blind Side, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live

9
699 644
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

10
705 563
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
499 530
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job

12
540 466
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

13
522 431
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
504 445
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

15
490 548
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

16
392 439
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

17
343 389
Mark May is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)

18
490 500
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

19
344 397
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Ballers

20
466 478
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

21
482 528
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

22
373 432
Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

23
371 387
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
140 123
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added

25
247 301
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Red Dawn