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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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1,387 812
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

2
1,263 763
Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza

3
815 667
Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd

4
812 537
Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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639 511
Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

6
511 438
Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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569 521
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
623 516
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
675 611
Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter

10
473 507
Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job

11
662 541
Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Love & Basketball, He Got Game

12
504 441
Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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489 407
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jdwilli09 added SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live

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483 432
Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup

15
329 370
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)

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461 522
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright

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373 421
Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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474 481
Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History

19
335 381
Hugh Douglas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Ballers

20
448 457
Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike

21
463 501
Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!

22
355 370
Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show

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350 422
Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded

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120 113
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added

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339 447
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

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229 286
Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muncho1961 added Red Dawn

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188 177
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
271 357
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

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280 372
Marcellus Wiley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation

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151 169
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

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196 241
Trey Wingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added

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196 277
Mary Joe Fernández is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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120 142
Matthew Berry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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199 265
John Buccigross is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
wiabux added

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86 99
Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added

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176 244
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

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96 142
Holly Rowe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
MeredithJeanetteHembreeHendr added

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165 248
Scott Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added

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139 243
Taylor Twellman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN