Watching ESPN last night, it occurred to me that I'm annoyed by almost every person I ever see on that station, but it occupies 75% of my television viewing anyway. A friend and I were trying to identify the single most annoying ESPN personality – no easy task – and I thought I'd open it up here. In the spirit of not being mean without being nice, I'm calling for a favorite personality in addition to a least favorite personality.
I'll take Mike Tirico as my favorite, since he’s knowledgeable, versatile, gimmick-free, and humble.
On the other end of the spectrum, Jim Rome does a remarkable job of embodying almost every aspect of sports and humanity that I dislike.