ESPN radio host and anchor Scott Van Pelt recently announced that he had renewed his contract with the network, putting an end to speculation that he could be fleeing for a rival network. Van Pelt said that he was glad the process was over and that ESPN was his home.
This is great news for him, the network itself and especially for viewers. ESPN is currently in negotiations with high profile talents such as Erin Andrews and it was just announced that Michelle Beadle will be departing, but Van Pelt, though not as pretty, would have been the most difficult to replace. His daily radio program and regular seat at the anchor desk for SportsCenter fill more airtime for the network than Andrews and Beadle combined.
There's no doubt that Van Pelt is a great talent at ESPN, but he's not the best ever, right? This whole drama got me thinking about SportsCenter and its' countless anchors over the years. Some memorable household names and some…a bit less than memorable. Where does Van Pelt rank among the all-time greats like Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick?
Let's take a look at the 25 greatest SportsCenter anchors ever.