Since it is NFL mock draft season, we have all been blessed to see Mel Kiper Jr. ramble on every 10 minutes on Sportscenter.
That got me thinking about all the other ESPN personalities that make me want to drink a vat of antifreeze every time they come on. Anyways, here is my top 10 list of the best of the worst.
Let's see where Kiper falls. Also, leave some feedback of the ones you cannot stand, I know I left a few out.
I'll admit Colin Cowherd is growing on me, that is why he is lucky enough to be No. 10. It still doesn't negate the fact that the only reason we all watch SportsNation is for Michelle Beadle. Colin Cowherd went from the host of the show to the sidekick. If you have ever heard him speak, it's pretty obvious.
I am going to quote Casino, but Jesse Palmer is about as useless as "tits on a boar." He adds absolutely zero analytic input and pretty much wastes air time for ESPN.
The worst is when Palmer does color commentary on college football games. I put him at No. 9 because I honestly feel bad for the guy. He went from the NFL to reality TV to ESPN in about four years.
Tim Kurkjian comes on and says the most obvious statements, but states it in such an obscure, ridiculous, and uncomprehending way it even has Peter Gammons scratching his head. Kurkjian and Tim McCarver should get their own sitcom.
Mark May must seriously wake up every day and think, "I am the greatest college football analyst ever." That is at least the way he talks.
Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with being confident, but you should at least be able to back it up somewhat. He makes the boldest predictions that never come true. And God forbid when it does because we don't hear the end of it.
This has nothing to do with the way he analyzes or anything like that. It is just something about his face. I don't know what it is, but it makes me wish I did not have high definition.
John Kruk may be the most biased ESPN personalty ever. He will pick the Phillies or a Phillies' player for absolutely everything.
If you don't believe me, watch Baseball Tonight before the MLB season starts. He will pick the Phillies to win the NL East and World Series. Ryan Howard will be the MVP of the league. Roy Halladay will win the Cy Young. Charlie Manuel will win the Coach of the Year. Every player will win a gold glove and silver slugger.
Yes, I know most of those may actually happen, but he says this every year, even when the Phillies were bad. Thanks for the predictions Kruk.
Great football coach, yes. Great ESPN analyst, no. The guy looks like granny from the Beverly Hillbillies and talks like Porky the Pig from Looney Tunes.
Next time you are watching College Football Live, take a shot of Everclear every time Lou Holtz spits when he talks.
I don't even know where to begin describing how much of a tool Jim Rome is.
Let's face it, Mel Kiper Jr. gets paid big bucks to do two things. Guess the NFL draft and fight with Todd McShay. That is something every average football fan can do.
The main picks in the draft become somewhat obvious, and his off the wall picks never hit. After the draft is over, he gives every team a grade on how they did. I'm sure the NFL GMs put their A's and B's on their mothers refrigerators.
How obvious is this one? He pretty much just bashes any team that is playing well or any player that is on a hot streak. He argues with professional athletes and coaches who have actually been part of the game. This guy takes the devil's advocate role to a whole new extreme.