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SportsCenter Analysis

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

A lady by the name of Dana Jacobson was one of the primary anchors doing two of the three shows. She worked with one man *****d Mike Greenberg ***** another by the name ***** 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 they 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 *****s represented by the ***** and Caucasian ***** African-American by the *****. 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 is **********g that 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 in progress and ***** ***** is the ***** of professional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of the air ***** and share about the same place as a sport that is just starting its season seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from th***** is that ***** is not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as ***** ***** baseball.

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

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

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


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