Over the years, there have been a host of sports analysts, reporters, and sportscasters I don’t like. Of course, most are on the ESPN networks.
There are some I have gone from mildly disliking or loathing to tolerating or appreciating. One of these is Mike Wilbon (mild dislike –> appreciation). Although what he says at times may be hard to hear/read, he is very honest and right more times than not. Another is Keith Olbermann (loathing –> appreciation. Yeah, really). He knows that he rubs some people the wrong way, but I find most of his monologues and interviews amusing.
Anyway, to get to the point of this post, there have been too many sports talk personalities that have gotten on my nerves to count, but there have been four in particular who have consistently irked me: Bob Costas, Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith, and Trey Wingo. I will also add Jim Nantz, Phil Sims, and Cris Collinsworth.
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