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1st Feb '16 11:10:57 AM Gimere
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''[=SportsCenter=]'' truly rocketed to national prominence in the early 1990s, when the 11 p.m. broadcast was anchored by Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann (yes, ''[[HeAlsoDid that]]'' [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]]). The two were smart, witty and cultured and they introduced a brand of cutting humor to the broadcast that made it must-see TV. Some of the scenes in ''SportsNight'' (and indeed arguably the characters) are references to this--including the "left off the letter 's' in 'bulging disk'" bit. Of course, on ''SportsCenter'', nobody caught it before airing... to make the connection between real live and fiction even more bizarre, Olbermann did a Sports Night skit with actor Josh Charles on his ESPN show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Olbermann]]. He even said [[Lampshading "if Aaron Sorkin had written this script you wouldn't have believed it"]]. Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w69xRClOwCo

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''[=SportsCenter=]'' truly rocketed to national prominence in the early 1990s, when the 11 p.m. broadcast was anchored by Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann (yes, ''[[HeAlsoDid that]]'' [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]]). The two were smart, witty and cultured and they introduced a brand of cutting humor to the broadcast that made it must-see TV. Some of the scenes in ''SportsNight'' (and indeed arguably the characters) are references to this--including the "left off the letter 's' in 'bulging disk'" bit. Of course, on ''SportsCenter'', nobody caught it before airing... to make the connection between real live and fiction even more bizarre, Olbermann did a Sports Night skit with actor Josh Charles on his ESPN show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Olbermann]]. He even said [[Lampshading [[LampshadeHanging "if Aaron Sorkin had written this script you wouldn't have believed it"]]. Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w69xRClOwCo
20th Jan '16 9:22:17 AM Jhonny
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''[=SportsCenter=]'' truly rocketed to national prominence in the early 1990s, when the 11 p.m. broadcast was anchored by Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann (yes, ''[[HeAlsoDid that]]'' [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]]). The two were smart, witty and cultured and they introduced a brand of cutting humor to the broadcast that made it must-see TV. Some of the scenes in ''SportsNight'' are references to this--including the "left off the letter 's' in 'bulging disk'" bit. Of course, on ''SportsCenter'', nobody caught it before airing...

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''[=SportsCenter=]'' truly rocketed to national prominence in the early 1990s, when the 11 p.m. broadcast was anchored by Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann (yes, ''[[HeAlsoDid that]]'' [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]]). The two were smart, witty and cultured and they introduced a brand of cutting humor to the broadcast that made it must-see TV. Some of the scenes in ''SportsNight'' (and indeed arguably the characters) are references to this--including the "left off the letter 's' in 'bulging disk'" bit. Of course, on ''SportsCenter'', nobody caught it before airing...
airing... to make the connection between real live and fiction even more bizarre, Olbermann did a Sports Night skit with actor Josh Charles on his ESPN show [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Olbermann]]. He even said [[Lampshading "if Aaron Sorkin had written this script you wouldn't have believed it"]]. Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w69xRClOwCo
11th Oct '15 10:47:44 PM IlGreven
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* DemotedToExtra: Ever since ESPN and the NHL parted ways, hockey highlights have now become few and far between. According to Deadspin's weekly "Bristolmetrics" article, which breaks down the show's coverage of sports and athletes in terms of time spent on a subject, the NHL averages only 15-20 minutes of highlights ''per week'' during its season. The hardest hit were Gary Thorne, the chief hockey announcer during that time, and Barry Melrose, who left Bristol for a small time to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning...that didn't last long. They are making a bit of a comeback; several anchors (Steve Levy, Linda Cohn, John Buccigross) are hockey fans themselves, and Levy hosts "the Levy Lounge" with Melrose at least once a week during hockey season.

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* DemotedToExtra: Ever since ESPN and the NHL parted ways, hockey highlights have now become few and far between. According to Deadspin's weekly "Bristolmetrics" article, which breaks down the show's coverage of sports and athletes in terms of time spent on a subject, the NHL averages only 15-20 minutes of highlights ''per week'' during its season. The hardest hit were Gary Thorne, the chief hockey announcer during that time, time[[note]]He left the network for MASN and the Baltimore Orioles not too long after[[/note]], and Barry Melrose, who left Bristol for a small time to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning...that didn't last long. They are making a bit of a comeback; several anchors (Steve Levy, Linda Cohn, John Buccigross) are hockey fans themselves, and Levy hosts "the Levy Lounge" with Melrose at least once a week during hockey season.
7th Oct '15 11:25:08 AM Morgenthaler
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An increasing trend for the network is to have shows that originate from Los Angeles instead of the network headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The late ''SportsCenter'' (10pm Pacific) moved there in 2011 (hosted by Stan Verette and Neil Everett), and ''SportsNation'' moved in 2013 (with Marcellus Wiley replacing Colin Cowherd).

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An increasing trend for the network is to have shows that originate from Los Angeles instead of the network headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The late ''SportsCenter'' ''Sports Center'' (10pm Pacific) moved there in 2011 (hosted by Stan Verette and Neil Everett), and ''SportsNation'' ''Series/SportsNation'' moved in 2013 (with Marcellus Wiley replacing Colin Cowherd).
26th Jul '15 12:42:39 PM Andrew
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For all the complaining about the show, ''[=SportsCenter=]'' is more popular than ever. There are no serious national challengers to its dominance; [[Creator/{{CNN}} CNNSI]] was launched in 1996 as a 24-hour sports news network, but failed and shut down in May 2002; it didn't help that ESPNEWS, which served essentially the same function, was launched shortly before CNNSI. Also, CNN's long-running nightly sportscast ''Sports Tonight'', which had existed since CNN was founded in 1980, was removed from CNN's schedule shortly after 9/11, moving to CNNSI and was canceled for good with that network's demise. Fox Sports Net has also failed in its attempts to combat ''[=SportsCenter=]''. When that network debuted in 1996, it had a news show called ''Fox Sports News'', renamed ''National Sports Report'' in 1998. They managed to get Olbermann in 1999, but he left in 2001 and the show was canceled in 2002.

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For all the complaining about the show, show (Internet sports fans have been savaging it as a shallow, controversy-seeking program for far more than a decade at this point), ''[=SportsCenter=]'' is more popular than ever. There are no serious national challengers to its dominance; [[Creator/{{CNN}} CNNSI]] was launched in 1996 as a 24-hour sports news network, but failed and shut down in May 2002; it didn't help that ESPNEWS, which served essentially the same function, was launched shortly before CNNSI. Also, CNN's long-running nightly sportscast ''Sports Tonight'', which had existed since CNN was founded in 1980, was removed from CNN's schedule shortly after 9/11, moving to CNNSI and was canceled for good with that network's demise. Fox Sports Net has also failed in its attempts to combat ''[=SportsCenter=]''. When that network debuted in 1996, it had a news show called ''Fox Sports News'', renamed ''National Sports Report'' in 1998. They managed to get Olbermann in 1999, but he left in 2001 and the show was canceled in 2002.
20th Jul '15 3:15:00 AM Gimere
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* TomboyishName: Anchor Chris McKendry believe it or not is a woman.

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* TomboyishName: Anchor Chris McKendry [=McKendry=] believe it or not is a woman.
3rd Jun '15 6:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Chris Berman is the gold standard for the network, but the anchors have mostly ditched catchphrases for these, although some are actually pretty clever. Robert Flores has a GettingCrapPastTheRadar knack concerning these ("[[JayZ 99 problems but a pitch ain't one]]" and "[[Series/ChappellesShow Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic?]]")

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* IncrediblyLamePun: Chris Berman is the gold standard for the network, but the anchors have mostly ditched catchphrases for these, although some are actually pretty clever. Robert Flores has a GettingCrapPastTheRadar knack concerning these ("[[JayZ ("[[Music/JayZ 99 problems but a pitch ain't one]]" and "[[Series/ChappellesShow Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic?]]")
23rd Apr '15 10:52:43 AM Gimere
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* ClosingCreditsList: Notable because of their rarity. [[OnceASeason Once a year,]] at the end of the first [=SportsCenter=] LA of [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica Christmas Eve]] (so early Christmas morning on the East Coast), ESPN runs a whole list of all of the directors and staff who would otherwise go unnoted due to their work occurring completely off-camera in order to give them their recognition, a compilation of their "This Is [=SportsCenter=]" commercials running on one side of the screen to keep it from being completely dead.

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* ClosingCreditsList: CreativeClosingCredits: Notable because of their rarity. [[OnceASeason Once a year,]] at the end of the first [=SportsCenter=] LA of [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica Christmas Eve]] (so early Christmas morning on the East Coast), ESPN runs a whole list of all of the directors and staff who would otherwise go unnoted due to their work occurring completely off-camera in order to give them their recognition, a compilation of their "This Is [=SportsCenter=]" commercials running on one side of the screen to keep it from being completely dead.
12th Apr '15 7:05:08 PM IlGreven
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* DemotedToExtra: Ever since ESPN and the NHL parted ways, hockey highlights have now become few and far between. According to Deadspin's weekly "Bristolmetrics" article, which breaks down the show's coverage of sports and athletes in terms of time spent on a subject, the NHL averages only 15-20 minutes of highlights ''per week'' during its season. The hardest hit were Gary Thorne, the chief hockey announcer during that time, and Barry Melrose, who left Bristol for a small time to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning...that didn't last long.

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* DemotedToExtra: Ever since ESPN and the NHL parted ways, hockey highlights have now become few and far between. According to Deadspin's weekly "Bristolmetrics" article, which breaks down the show's coverage of sports and athletes in terms of time spent on a subject, the NHL averages only 15-20 minutes of highlights ''per week'' during its season. The hardest hit were Gary Thorne, the chief hockey announcer during that time, and Barry Melrose, who left Bristol for a small time to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning...that didn't last long. They are making a bit of a comeback; several anchors (Steve Levy, Linda Cohn, John Buccigross) are hockey fans themselves, and Levy hosts "the Levy Lounge" with Melrose at least once a week during hockey season.
10th Mar '15 9:46:13 AM Andrew
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What started as a simple, low-budget highlight show has, like its parent network, metastasized into a kind of pop culture leviathan that both dominates and frequently influences the sports world it covers.

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What started as a simple, low-budget highlight show has, like its parent network, metastasized into a kind of pop culture leviathan that both dominates and frequently influences the sports world it covers.
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