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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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1,180 705
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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1,081 659
Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Skip Bayless Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

3
664 572
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Colin Cowherd SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

4
625 448
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

5
558 430
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

6
450 374
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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501 460
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
584 524
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
552 458
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
585 476
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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411 347
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
426 441
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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425 381
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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434 380
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Merril Hoge Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

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397 443
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Jalen Rose Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

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291 322
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)

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312 336
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Hugh Douglas Ballers

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420 418
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Herman Edwards NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

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416 442
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Tony Kornheiser Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

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395 402
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike Greenberg Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

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327 378
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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313 375
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

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317 319
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

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79 73
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added Kate Fagan

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299 390
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 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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197 240
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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241 316
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

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146 139
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^! 2012 Discover Orange Bowl

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123 129
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 29 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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248 328
Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Marcellus Wiley SportsNation

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166 199
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Trey Wingo

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94 109
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Matthew Berry Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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48 55
Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added Bomani Jones

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24 14
Max Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 34 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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180 251
Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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172 230
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added John Buccigross

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139 188
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Scott Van Pelt

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154 219
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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81 121
Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added Holly Rowe

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13 22
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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126 218
Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN