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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.
list ordered by
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Skip Bayless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Cold Pizza
2
Steven A Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Jemele Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Colin Cowherd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd
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Chris Broussard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Rob Parker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jdwilli09 added SportsCenter, 30 for 30, MSNBC Live
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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Love & Basketball, He Got Game
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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup
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Keyshawn Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football, Monday Night Countdown
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Lou Holtz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
The Blind Side, College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live
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Chris Berman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Necessary Roughness, Monday Night Football, SportsCenter
14
Kate Fagan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
bojanthebest added
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Mike Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Valentine's Day, Just Wright, Mike & Mike
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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
NFL Kansas City Chiefs: The Complete History
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Woody Paige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Around the Horn, Cold Pizza, Dream Job
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Hannah Storm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
jhmilam1966 added Valentine's Day, SportsCenter, The Early Show
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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
muzziac added Pardon the Interruption, NFL Monday Night Football, Mike & Mike
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Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Barbershop, SportsCenter, Just Wright
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Tony Kornheiser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption, Listen Up!
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Mark May is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live, College GameDay (Football)
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Tim Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
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Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
30 for 30, Into the Wind, Unguarded
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Bomani Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN
Rod Cupp added