Sports Reporters Gamble? What Else Do They Like?

Friday, September 4, 2009

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Sports reporters gamble? According to a recent survey, 40% of them do, with 5% gambling on the sport that they are covering. Read about it at The Sporting Blog and Sports by Brooks. What else did this survey reveal about sports reporters? We took a look at some other trends in the world of sports journalism.

*61% admit playing XBox 360 or Playstation 3 during a broadcast.

*38% have more than just a man crush on Tom Brady.

*44% wish they could "just be Manny".

*17% cannot pronounce Roethlisberger, hence the nickname "Big Ben".

*81% of football announcers say 'football' at least 3 times per sentence regarding football while at a football game or on a football pregame show.

*41% of baseball announcers wish they had a cooler catch phrase for their home run call.

*54% have recurring nightmares of the telestrator drawing circles on them.

and finally-

*29% think there is an upper midwest media bias.


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