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Every ESPY Host Ranked By Athletic Prowess

Bear in mind this has nothing to do with how well they hosted the show.

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3. John Goodman (1994)

Surprise! Goodman played college football at Southwest Missouri State University. He coached football in Revenge of the Nerds, portrayed Babe Ruth in The Babe and famously didn't bowl on Shabbos in The Big Lebowski.


4. Tony Danza (1996)

Did you know Tony Danza attended the University of Dubuque on a wrestling scholarship? Hell, do you even remember him hosting the show? I guess we shouldn't be too surprised by an acting career that includes roles as the feisty veteran Mel Clark in Angels in the Outfield and Barney Gorman in The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon.

5. Jaime Foxx (2003-04)

Before changing his name to Jamie Foxx, the Any Given Sunday actor — then known as Eric Marlon Bishop — played football and basketball in high school. Foxx was the star quarterback for Terrell High School in Texas before attending U.S. International University in San Diego on a music scholarship.

6. Jon Hamm (2013)

Jon Hamm is hosting the show tonight and by most accounts he was a pretty solid high school athlete. He played football, baseball and swam in high school. He played in last year's celebrity softball game as well. Plus look at this picture. He's a killer.

7. Rob Riggle (2012)

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Last year's host wrestled, swam, played football and golf in high school, but what puts him ahead of some of our other high school athletes is his 23-year stint in the Marines and the Marine Reserves.


8. Samuel L. Jackson (1999, 2001-02, 2009)

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The only four-time host in the show's history, Samuel L. Jackson is one of the few people that have the ability to make a pointless award show watchable. He also was a competitive swimmer in high school and is an avid golfer.

9. Justin Timberlake (2008)

One of the best hosts in ESPY history was the charming Mr. Timberlake. Unfortunately because of his childhood stardom we have no idea how he would have competed in high school sports, but because of his stardom we've seem him play basketball a lot, and he's not bad. He's also a single digit handicap in golf.


12. Norm Macdonald (1998)

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It's difficult to find anything proving Norm's athleticism on the interwebs, but he could pass as a nameless '90s major leaguer in this photo and that is enough to top the remaining hosts.

13. Jimmy Kimmel

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Kimmel is usually a fixture at the anual celebrity softball game at All-Star game. He even hit a home run in 2007, which should earn him a spot in front of Macdonald. But Kimmel doesn't pass the eye test.

15. Dennis Miller (1993-94)

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Dennis Miller is the OG when it comes to the ESPYs. He's the only man that can say, "Yeah, I hosted the show when the Mighty Mighty Bosstones where still popular." He also had a short and not so memorable stint as a color commentator on Monday Night Football. But when it comes to actually playing sports, this uninterested swing of a tennis racket is all we've got.

16. Seth Meyers (2010-11)

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I'm sorry, Seth. I didn't want to put you last. I really didn't. You relate well to the social media generation. You're hilarious and obviously a huge sports fan, but other than riding a bicycle it's impossible to find anything regarding your athletic background. Please reach out and regale us with a story of you beating the SNL writers' room in horse, or dunking on Kimmel with a Nerf basketball!