Types of Narratives

SportsWriter currently produces two distinct types of narratives for any game on the system.

  1. Two-to-six paragraph game stories, following AP style guidelines, which includes headlines.
  2. A summarization of athletes' key statistics in paragraph form - we call this a "brief box score". An example:
    Crusaders 10, Braves 3.
    Crusaders (3-0-1), WP: Brian Hunter, OFF: Tyler Wehmann (a perfect 3-3, HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI), Tony Maccani (HR, 2B, BB), Brian Day (2-3, 2B, RBI), Mitch Kuczek (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI), Walt Sweeny (1-3, 2 RBI), Mark Olexa (2-2, HR, BB).
    Braves (3-1-0), LP: Mike Brower, OFF: Brian Braderton (2-2, 2 HR, 2 RBI), Dan Blythe (1-4, 2B, RBI), Mike Brower (1-4), Bim Bowen (1-4, 2B), Bill Bizmark (SB, BB).

Unique Stories

SportsWriter evaluates all sports related information in real time to produce a current, accurate story. SportsWriter looks at patterns in scoring, rare events and key statistics, player's historical records, team statistics, team records and standings and more to produce a story.

Because languages varies, each new story about the same game yields a different story and different headline.

Names ARE News

An important facet of SportsWriter's stories is its emphasis on athletes'names.  It does not matter whether a team won or lost, a person's accomplishments are always highlighted.