The World Wide Leader has given us so many things that have enriched our lives—24-hour sports, Sportscenter, Stephen A. Smith—but the thing that I'm most thankful for is the endless supply of sports-savvy hotties that they keep trotting out.
Whether it's sideline reporters, anchors, or some eye candy they brought in to make players more likely to talk to them, ESPN has done a fantastic job of putting the "broad" in "broadcasting."
To thank the network for all of their hard work keeping me elbows deep in sexy ladies, here are the 20 hottest babes at ESPN.
Back when I did my "Hottest Sportscasters of 2009" slideshow, people expressed outrage that Rachel Nichols did not make the cut. They wondered where she was and I explained that she was with the other sevens and eights, where she belongs.
But I cannot ignore the fact that many of you feel she belongs here, so here she is, although I would much rather spend my time looking at the other Rachel Nichols.
Admittedly, Suzy's not exactly my type, but any woman that can make Joe Namath go that crazy, drunk or not, deserves a spot on this list.
And, come on, that short hair thing is pretty cute.
Bonnie Bernstein was one of the original ESPN hotties. She joined the team back in 1995, when she worked as an on-site reporter before leaving in 1998.
Thankfully, Bonnie is back! In 2006 she returned and has been lighting up our TV screens doing sideline reporting.
Every list like this needs a good cougar, and Colleen Dominguez is the obvious choice. This saucy minx turns 40 in December and spends her time on ESPN doing hard-hitting interviews on sports stars that are more than happy to spend some time sitting across from her.
Sage Steele is the Sportscenter Update anchor. Which is fitting, because someone with the name Sage Steele should be doing nothing less than anchoring breaking news. That name just doesn't work in other walks of life.
"And now back to SAGE STEELE...for an update on the TPX reports this quarter."
She's pretty nice to look at, too.
This anchor works for ESPN Deportes, which means I have no idea what she's saying, but I just know that it sounds so, so sexy.
Shannon Spake isn't one of these women who gets a cushy desk job or is a sideline reporter for some tame sport like football or baseball, she mixes it up down on the asphalt with the big boys of NASCAR.
Not many women can look this good wearing a racing suit.
Michelle Beadle is one of those rare talents that combines sports knowledge, an actual sense of humor, and a silky smooth hotness.
I tune in as often as I can to Sports Nation and I can assure you it's not because of Colin Cowherd.
This former 1st Team All-American basketball player spent time on ESPN as an analyst. I remember because it was the only reason I paid any attention to the updates on the women's tournament during March Madness.
She has since moved on to the NFL Network, in case you need your Stacey fix.
Wendi has been bringing her talents to ESPN since 2006, where she has been battling with Erin Andrews (unsuccessfully) for the title of Sideline Queen.
Nix takes on the NFL and college football and looks good while doing both.
Some genius somewhere figured out that when this former Miss Illinois Teen USA covers NASCAR, more people will tune in than when some guy named Billy-Bob is breaking down the tire situation for Jeff Gordon.
Eventually, ESPN figured out the same thing and stole her away from the Speed Channel (an actual thing) to host NASCAR Now.
Jill Arrington had a brief, but memorable career for ESPN as a sideline reporter. She lasted just one year and then left for personal reasons, which is pretty much code for "Got sexually harassed by Chris Berman."
Just kidding, but seriously, you have to wonder why she's now working for the Tennis Channel instead of entertaining us on ESPN's sidelines.
For someone with a first name that sounds a lot like a little boy's name, Mieke sure is smokin' hot. She spent just a little time on ESPN hosting the Pro-Am Poker Equalizer.
That's really just the perfect job for a hot chick in sports, a poker show. You don't really need to do anything, just say what cards are out there and look good too all the guys who spend all day playing online poker in their mom's basement.
Jenn Brown made her mark as the only female correspondent on Inside the NFL, contributes to College Gameday, and even does some reporting for MMA.
Most of the world got to know her when she hosted the awful Superstars, but I don't really care what it takes, as long as we get to see more of her. I'm hooked.
Erin Andrews is the difference between famous and infamous. Sure, you may have recognized the names and faces of many of the ladies that came before, but none of them became the story more than Andrews did, and that was even before the whole peephole incident.
You can argue that other ESPN employees are hotter than Andrews, but just know that none of them has inspired the fervor that Andrews has. She's the whole package.
Until something drastic happens, even more drastic than a peephole video, Erin Andrews is on top to stay.