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The Worst Sports Personalities on ESPN

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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    1,518
    793

    Skip Bayless

    Pardon the Interruption, First Take
  • 2
    1,325
    718
    SportsNation, Roar of the Crowd
  • 3
    676
    421

    Jay Bilas

    Dark Angel, Home of the Giants
  • 4
    1,419
    1,057

    Stephen A Smith

  • 5
    1,106
    876

    Jemele Hill

  • 6
    467
    163
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    Kirk Herbstreit

    Saturday Night Football, College Football Live
  • 7
    284
    85
    jjj011972 added

    Jesse Palmer

    ESPN College Football on ABC
  • 8
    355
    122
    jjj011972 added

    Mike Golic

    Valentine's Day, Just Wright
  • 9
    550
    549

    Rob Parker

  • 10
    698
    481
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    Keith Olbermann

    SportsCenter, 30 for 30
  • 11
    462
    245
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    John Kruk

    Baseball Tonight, The Best Damn Sports Show Period
  • 12
    542
    503

    Mike Greenberg

    Valentine's Day, Just Wright
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    584
    347
    muzziac added

    Scott Van Pelt

  • 14
    201
    91
    jjj011972 added
  • 15
    443
    462

    Merril Hoge

    Mike & Mike, NFL Matchup
  • 16
    607
    671

    Chris Broussard

  • 17
    179
    86
    jjj011972 added

    Joe Tessitore

  • 18
    378
    385
    30 for 30, Into the Wind
  • 19
    302
    353

    Mark May

    College Football Scoreboard, College Football Live
  • 20
    143
    64
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    Rex Ryan

    Mike & Mike, NFL Monday Night Football
  • 21
    304
    295
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    John Buccigross

  • 22
    436
    532

    Woody Paige

    Around the Horn, Cold Pizza
  • 23
    523
    557

    Keyshawn Johnson

    Dancing with the Stars, Monday Night Football
  • 24
    460
    523

    Tony Kornheiser

    Mr. 3000, Pardon the Interruption
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    141
    74
    jjj011972 added

    Matt Hasselbeck

    Jim Rome Is Burning