Each year, ESPN recognizes the individuals who have contributed to the company’s success through a year-end credit roll that follows SportsCenter. The tradition began many years ago as a public acknowledgement of all the dedicated people both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. However, what used to take under a minute now takes almost 30 minutes.
This year’s roll debuted at the end of the 11:30 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter on Tuesday, Dec. 24 (credits began at approximately 12:30 a.m., depending on the conclusion of the Hawaii Bowl that precedes SportsCenter). As has been the tradition, the roll features a continual stream of “This is SportsCenter” commercials. This year’s production features a redesigned look to allow the names to stand out more prominently as the commercials roll.
Jessica Gonnella contributed to this post.