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SportsCenter Analysis

SportsCenter is a production of ESPN on cable television. 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 *****, of course, intelligent, well-spoken, ***** attractive.

***** lady by the name ***** Dana Jacobson was one of the primary anchors doing two of the three shows. She worked with one man named 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 ***** 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 basketb***** ***** baseball and hockey about even in second spot. It ***** interesting ***** hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball is understandable as the leagues ***** in their play-offs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is ***** progress and that ***** is the ***** of professional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of ***** air ***** and share ***** the same place as a sport that is just starting its season seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from th***** is that hockey ***** not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a *****, as ***** ***** baseball.

Other individual sports 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 human interest feature about a former player for the Athletics who pretty thoroughly ripped ***** his career and life in general with dr*****k ***** drugs. The story went ***** 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 *****ty-five minutes, 64-68 minutes—it is difficult timing accurately because of the way the program pops in and out of st*****ies and commercials—of the total programming is commercials. That also works out t o ab***** a 3:1 r*****tio.

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

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