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Top Ten Most Aggravating ESPN Analysts

Posted on: August 7, 2009 2:23 pm
You know those days when all you wanna do is grab a cold drink, sit down, and flip on the tube to ESPN? 

You know how agonizing it can be to turn on ESPN right when someone who “pushes you buttons” just so happens to be relaying his uninformed analysis to America?

Well I’ve broken down the most aggravating ESPN analysts, and formed the “Top Ten Most Aggravating ESPN Analysts.”

Consider this a watch list for future encounters.

10. Stephen A. Smith

So Smith may have been “let go” by ESPN back in May, but he still earns the last spot.  Stephen A. Smith just might be the most aggravating person to listen to, but it’s his aggravatingness that draws you in.  And don’t lie, once Smith starts running his mouth it’s hard to not stay tuned.

9. Chris Berman

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the Swami’s presence.  On Sunday Night NFL Countdown, that is.  When it comes to baseball, Boomer would not be my number one choice for color commentary.  Too often does he betray is baeball ignorance, and who can forget his classic commentary during the Home Run Derby?  “It’s way back, it’s way back, it’s way back…that one outta here!  Oh, and he falls just short of a home run.”

8. Mark May

Here we have Lou Holtz’ counterpart.  If you are going to debate with Mark May, you must know one thing: Mark May is never wrong.  Never.  Or so he implies.  Holtz barely gets a chance to speak before May busts out telling him how and why he’s wrong, and why it will never happen.  Course I guess it’s a lose-lose situation anyway.

7. Lou Holtz

Listening to Lou Holtz give his college football analysis is like staring at a bad car wreck, you want to look away, but you just can’t.  Holtz may be one of the most respected and accomplished college football coaches in history, but good god as an analyst he just makes me want to tear my hair out. 

6. Colin Cowherd

Part of me died when ESPN came out with their newest show, SportsNation.  Cowherd picks an opinion with the sole intent of making it sound reaonable, and fails most of the time.  The aggravating part is when he thinks he’s on to something, then gets that excited look on his face and continues on but to nowhere in particular.  Please ESPN, please put us out of our misery.

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Category: General
Tags: ESPN, Top Ten
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