Essay - Sportscenter Analysis Sportscenter is a Production of ESPN on Cable...

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SportsCenter Analysis

SportsCenter is a production of ESPN on cable telev*****ion. It is a mixture of scores, g*****me highlights, commentary, interviews and human interest feature stories. All of the people who are part ***** the ESPN broadcast team are, of course, intelligent, well-spoken, and attractive.

A lady by the name ***** Dana Jacobson was one of the primary anchors doing two ***** the three shows. She worked with one man *****d Mike Greenberg and another by the name of Dave Revasine. There were other females involved in the broadcasting, mostly as interviewers who also did a small amount of commentary related to what ever interview *****y did. ***** is, besides the gender mix, also an ethnic mix that is actually more diverse for women than men. There are Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic peoples represented ***** the women and Caucasian and African-American by ***** men. The ***** ratio is approximately 3:1 males ***** females. Overall, a great deal of the programming for all ***** broadcasts focused around basketb***** with baseball and hockey about even in second spot. It ***** *****ing that hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball is understandable as the leagues are in *****ir play-offs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is ***** progress and ***** ***** is the ***** of pr*****essional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of the air ***** ***** share ***** the same place as a sport that is just starting its se*****on seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from ***** is that hockey ***** not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as basketball and baseball.

Other individual *****s or sport-related issues, covered on the three shows I reviewed were, auto racing and the *****ndy 500, horse racing and ***** third Triple Crown race coming up, a brief hit on lacrosse, tennis and the French Open, and a hu***** interest feature about a former player for ***** Athletics who pretty thoroughly ripped ***** his career and life in general ***** dr*****k and drugs. The story went ***** to tell of some kind ***** physical disability that hit him ***** he is ***** fighting back *****.

***** single most prevalent ***** is commercials. Of *****tal programming or ***** hours and *****ty-five minutes, 64-68 minutes—it is difficult timing accurately because of t***** way the program pops in and out of stories ***** commercials—***** ***** total programming ***** commercials. That ***** works out t o ***** a 3:1 rati*****.

There ***** seem to be any particular difference in the quality of the s*****ries assigned to either gender ***** anchor. For the most part, *****y equally handled all the top stories, doing lead-ins to things like the "shoot arounds," which ***** panel of experts on baseb***** and basketball and the ***** Cup. The panel on ********** discussed ***** pitchers who would be ***** games ***** ***** played that day (Friday) and that com*****tary had to do with the fact that


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