Stoudemire’s stupidity ranks on SportsCenter

If you can’t do something great to land some air time on SportsCenter, then do something incredibly stupid.

That’s what Amar’e Stoudemire showed athletes over all the world.

Deadspin has a regular feature called Bristolmetrics. It breaks down, minute-by-minute, content that appears on ESPN’s 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week.

Bless you, Patrick Burns, for devoting your time to this worthy endeavor.

The latest edition revealed that Stoudemire received the most mentions of any athlete on SportsCenter from April 27-May 3. And for what? The Knicks forward’s great feat was smashing his hand into a fire extinguisher after a loss.

Stoudemire led with 44 mentions; Bryce Harper was second with 39; and LeBron James and Albert Pujols were third with 35.

You must be proud, Amar’e

Stoudemire’s stupidity actually benefited the Knicks. They had the most air time of any team in sports at 35:25 minutes.

In the sport-by-sport breakdown, it’s interesting to note hockey went back to normal back-of-the-bus levels on SportsCenter after a big jump in the previous week.

Here’s the breakdown:

NBA: 109 minutes (33.5%)(last week 19.4%)

MLB: 94.75 (29.1%) (last week 26.5%)

SportsCenter staples (things like the “Top 10,” “Encore,” “What 2 Watch 4,” etc.): 45.5 (14%) (last week 15.2%)

NFL: 34.25 (10.5%) (last week 17.8%)

NHL: 25.25 (7.8%) (last week 15%)

NASCAR: 10.75 (3.3%) (last week 1.2%)

Other sports: 3.5 (1.1%) (last week 3.1%)

Golf: 1.75 (0.5%) (last week 0.1%)

College football: 1 (0.3%) (last week 1.6%)

College basketball: 0 minutes (0%) (last week 0.2%)


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