my favorite is harold reynolds; he always has a good point to make and does it while making you want to smile. he's laughing, smiling, complimentary... manages to do analysis without being over the top negative. but still insightful. and he gets bonus points for doing great lines on the mlb video games ("that was a nasty yellow-bellied breaking pitch" "come on, man... swing the bat..." "what happened? did you push the wrong button?").
the absolute worst is stuart scott. if i hear one more, "playah", "righteous", or "cool as the other side of the pillow" i will bomb the espn broadcast satellite. i will graffiti in 50-foot letters, "there no brothas in the nhl." i will create a tv series where the dream job is to create the most ideal, perfect stuart scott voodoo doll. all these things and more... these will i do. besides, does stephen a. have his own hate website? stuart does. http://www.ihatestuartscott.com
. crap. make that used to. website doesn't exist any more. wah. but sucks plankton-ecrusted tadpole eyeballs is not strong enough suckage for the one-eyed freak.