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The Top 50 ESPN Commercials

By Eric Felkey On July - 28 - 2010
ESPN has been the premier network when it comes to sports over the last 30 years. Whether you agree with the somewhat sensationalist direction it's taken in the last few years is another matter. But with shows like SportsCenter, Monday Night Football, Baseball Tonight, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Scripps National Spelling Bee, or the NBA or NFL Drafts, it's lived up to its namesake and provided sports fans with countless hours of entertainment. And thanks to some talented writers and advertisers, they've managed to capture our attention with some hilarious commercials as well. Odds are that if you've watched any amount of ESPN, you've seen some of the "This is SportsCenter" ad spots, which have been around for the last 16 years. The sheer comedic brilliance of these 30 second clips has been unmatched by any network (sports or non-sports). The following is a compilation of the 50 best commercials ESPN has cranked out in the last decade-and-a-half. Limiting this list to 50 was almost sacrilegious—it easily could have been a top 200 list. There's almost assuredly going to be a few classics left off the list. As I made this slideshow, I came across at least five or six m...

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