Sports Center on Society

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Thaddeus JohnsonDr. Kim
18 September, 2013JMC 101
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There are many shows that influence society, and our thought process. In today’s day an age people fail to be able to make their own opinion, due to the fact that society relies too much on TV shows, newspapers, and all other kinds of medians. One show that really stands out to me that millions of people rely on is Sports center. Their slogan is “World Wide Leader in Sports” and they do just that.

Sports center is aired on the network called ESPN. Now ESPN has sport shows all day long and every sports fan tunes in to watch Sports Center and to watch their favorite team’s highlights. This is a great resource to every sports man. ESPN and sports Center has taken sports to a different level. No network has ever tried to show sports all day every day, but ESPN has been able to do it. They have been able to do it because they have made every aspect of sports entertaining. By this I mean they go way beyond the game by having the best reporters and analysis. They go inside the locker room of each team and find the best stories. Then producers at ESPN wrap all of this information and highlights and fit it into an hour long episode of Sports Center.

Now how does Sports Center affect society? By creating an image that sports is bigger than life. ESPN targets an audience of 18-35 and is said to be a cool way to get information and too a lot of people in that audience there is always a new story and something to talk about and in the US’s society sports produce billions of dollars because of TV ratings and memberships online. There are medians Sports Center Uses to reach their viewers, and with all of the new technology Sports Center has been able to keep up with the times. Always using new products such as twitter, I-Phone apps, and ESPN does this to continue to reach their targeted audience.

Sports Center has a unique style by being, both an informing and entertaining to the audience. They have big name stars, working for ESPN that include retired players from all sports. This draws the attention of the viewers because to the average sports fan, he idolizes these players. This goes from players playing today and retired players because fans put these athletes on pedestals. It’s because Sports Center shows sports twenty- four seven and people have became obsessed with sports especially in the U.S. but why wouldn’t ESPN do this? They do it because they have tapped into something huge with sports and being able to use entertainment and informing people about sports.

Sports is reality, Sports Center does not show anything not true. Its liable information coming from the top reporters, so does it influence our perception of society? The answer is no because sports are inspiring to kids. Sports Center shows a lot of footage of athletes working hard and achieving their goals, also these days a lot of athletes throughout sports are reaching out to their community where they grow up. So sports are good for society and inspire kids, but not everyone can be an athlete. So again does it influence our perception on society? A little bit because not everyone is going to be the star athlete and make it professionally. Like I said earlier sports are idolized in the U.S. so I think in a way kids are set up for failure because not every kid is going to be a pro athlete, but ultimately Sports and Sports Center is good for society because it’s entertaining, informing and inspires people to achieve their goals in life. There are pro’s and con’s to sports, but in today’s society there are so many ways to express yourself and use your talents to do what you enjoy doing have respect for the hard work that athletes do. People respect how athletes take pride in what they do, and to a sports fan they look up to big time athletes and will take more pride in what they do due to the fact that sports and Sports Center inspires society to take pride in themselves and...
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