Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/11/13
ESPN is big enough and good enough that it’s going to get attention when it slips even a little, so it’s no surprise that its recent ratings slide has just about everyone squawking. David Letterman has joined the fray with a custom-made Top 10 list billed as the “lowest-rated ESPN programs.” While a rundown of ESPN’s deadwood would have been entertaining enough, the twists on actual ESPN programs were enjoyable as well. Monday Night Tee-Ball promises to be a treat, although World Series of Shuffling probably hits too close to home for those who have flipped over to the Worldwide Leader many a late night hoping to see a real sport (although, in their defense, the fictional ESPN did have the presence of mind to put that one on ESPN2). Check out the Top 10 in the video below.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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