Sep 14 2012
Former ESPN anchor George Grande says that when he signed on to host the first SportsCenter in 1979, he had a feeling there might be a market for more than just the 3 minutes of sports people were used to seeing on the local news.He was right. On Thursday, ESPN will air its 50,000th SportsCenter, the network’s flagship show of highlights, news and analysis that has had a major impact on the nation’s sports culture.
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Mark Gross, ESPN’s senior vice president in charge of the show, said it will continue to evolve, especially as fans’ access to sports news keeps expanding across the Internet and from television to platforms such as phones and tablets. He foresees a day when fans will be able to program a personalized SportsCenter, choosing the highlights and other segments they want to view.
I’m sure “Sportscenter” will continue to evolve. I’m getting a lot of votes for bikini clad babes hosting. Anyway…. I’m also sure that “Sportscenter” played a pivotal in the youth of almost everyone that reads this blog. What can you say about the show – it’s awesome. It’s brilliant. Long live “Sportscenter”
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