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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 ***** the people who are part of the ESPN broadcast team are, ***** course, intelligent, well-spoken, and attractive.

A lady by the name of Dana Jacobson was one of the primary anchors doing two ***** the three shows. She worked with one man named Mike Greenberg and another ***** the name of Dave Revasine. There were other females involved in the broadcasting, mostly as interviewers who also did a sm*****ll 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 ***** Hispanic *****s represented by 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 basketball ***** baseball ***** hockey about even in second spot. ***** is *****ing that hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball is understandable as the leagues ***** in ********** play-offs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is in progress and ***** ***** is the ***** of pr*****essional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of ***** air ***** ***** share ***** the same place as a sport that is just start*****g its se*****on seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from ***** is that ***** is not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as ***** and baseball.

Other individual sports 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 ***** lacrosse, tennis and the French Open, and a hum*****n interest feature about a former player for the Athletics who pretty thoroughly ripped ***** his career and life in general with dr*****k and drugs. The story went on to tell of some kind of physical disability that hit him ***** he is ***** fighting back from.

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

There didn't seem to be any particular difference in the quality of ***** s*****ries assigned to either gender ***** anchor. For the ***** part, *****y equally handled all the *****p stories, doing lead-ins to things like the "shoot *****s," which ***** panel of experts on ***** and basketball and the Stanley Cup. The ***** on baseball discussed ***** pitchers who would be starting games to ***** played that day (Friday) and ***** ***** had to do ***** the fact that

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