Over the years, ESPN has transformed itself from a fringe-sports underdog to a nationwide powerhouse in charge of delivering the latest news and updates concerning all of our country's favorite pasttimes. At its heart, though, has always been its flagship program, SportsCenter. The preeminent source for all things sports, SportsCenter has helped changed the face of the media in the decades since its birth, feeding an emerging culture that devours the 24/7 newscycle, powers the hype machine, and constantly stays connected to the newswire.
As important as the show has been to sports reporting, though, it's equally important to take a step back for a minute and remember some of the moves that have helped SportsCenter connect with and open its doors to its audience in a way that no other sports program has been able to match. Yes, we're talking about the "This Is SportsCenter" commercials. Consistently hilarious, and always off-the-wall, these ads have helped give a personality to one of the biggest names in media, whether they had you following Charley Steiner to freedom or rocking out with John Clayton. On the air since 1994, and loaded with personalities and athlets alike, these are the 20 Best "This Is SportsCenter" Commercials. Which one is your favorite? Click through and let us know in the comments.