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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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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

Female Sports with the Hottest Athletes The Best Songs of 2015

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1,103 672
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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626 528
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Colin Cowherd SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

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531 406
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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555 412
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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432 349
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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477 436
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

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562 482
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Chris Berman Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

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523 428
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
558 444
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

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381 316
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

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406 418
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

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423 355
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Merril Hoge Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

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389 364
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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305 318
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hugh Douglas Ballers

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377 423
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jalen Rose Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

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405 394
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

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274 308
Mark May is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mark May College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)

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378 374
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

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391 422
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tony Kornheiser Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

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310 360
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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303 300
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Hannah Storm Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show

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297 362
Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Bill Simmons 30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

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291 371
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

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64 56
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added Kate Fagan

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189 226
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Mark Schlereth Red Dawn

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119 112
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added John Kruk Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period

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231 300
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jay Bilas Dark Angel, Home of the Giants, $chooled: The Price of College Sports

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132 126
Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Ron Jaworski Pardon the Interruption^! NFL Monday Night Football^! Mike & Mike^! 2012 Discover Orange Bowl

The Top 10 Best Groin Shots in Sports Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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241 316
Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Marcellus Wiley SportsNation

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39 38
Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added Bomani Jones

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156 188
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Trey Wingo

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164 219
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added John Buccigross

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82 101
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Matthew Berry Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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171 244
Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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128 168
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Scott Van Pelt

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5 2
Max Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
TRENT13 added Max Kellerman Around the Horn, HBO World Championship Boxing, Fall

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148 211
Jonathan Coachman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added Jonathan Coachman Saturday Night's Main Event, WWE Jakked/Metal, VGX Award Show

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72 115
Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added Holly Rowe

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2 5
Michael Wilbon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
TRENT13 added Michael Wilbon Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, The Sports Reporters

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121 210
Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN