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SportsCenter Analysis

SportsCenter is a production of ESPN on cable television. It is a mixture of scores, game highlights, commentary, interviews and human interest feature stories. All ***** the people who are part of the ESPN broadcast team are, of course, intelligent, well-spoken, ***** 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 sm*****ll amount of ***** related to what ever interview *****y did. There is, besides the gender mix, ***** an ethnic mix that is actually more diverse for women than men. ***** are Caucasian, African-American ***** Hispanic peoples represented by the wo***** and Caucasian ***** African-American by the men. The gender ratio is approximately 3:1 males ***** females. Overall, a great deal of the programming for all three broadcasts focused around basketball ***** baseball and hockey about even in second spot. It ***** **********g ***** hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball is understandable as the leagues are in their play-offs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is ***** progress and that series is the ***** of professional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of ***** air time and sh***** about the same place as a sport that is just starting its se*****on seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from ***** is that hockey is not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as ***** and baseball.

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

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

There ***** seem to be any particular difference in ***** quality of the stories assigned to either ***** of anchor. For the ***** part, they equally h*****led all the ********** stories, ***** lead-ins to things like the "shoot arounds," which were panel of experts on ***** and basketball and the ***** Cup. The ***** on baseball discussed the pitchers who would be ***** games ***** be played that day (Friday) and that commentary had to do ***** ***** fact that


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