The People Who Nominate For The Sports Emmys Apparently Don't Watch Sports

Monday, March 17, 2008


I've never understood how the Sports Emmys actually work and now I think we officially know that these nominators don't watch the same shows and people us Sports Fans do. The simple fact that the Pam Ward Chronicle's First Winner is nominated should make them lose all credibility.

Not all of the nominees are terrible and I would like to highlight those people here. Mainly because they have no chance of winning a Sports Emmy with the impressive list of ass-kissers they're up against. Ernie Johnson, Mike Emrick, Jay Bilas, and Marv Albert. Now you can say that they have won in the past, but when you're going up against Mainstream Favorites like Bob Costas, Bryant Gumbel, Joe Buck, and Tim McCarver.....they're not going to win again.

Here is the list via Fang's Bites....

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

2007 Open Championship - ABC/ESPN
AFC Championship Game - CBS
BCS on FOX: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - FOX
NASCAR on FOX: Daytona 500 - FOX
NBC Wild Card Playoff: Dallas vs. Seattle - NBC
Super Bowl XLI - CBS

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SERIES

ESPN Monday Night Football - ESPN
NASCAR on FOX - FOX
NBA on ESPN/ABC - ESPN/ABC
NBC Golf Tour - NBC
NFL on FOX - FOX
Sunday Night Football - NBC

Outstanding LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

De La Hoya vs Mayweather Delay Broadcast - HBO
Inside the PGA TOUR - PGA Tour Productions
NFL Mic'd Up: Ravens vs. 49ers - NFL Network
/NFL Films
Quest for the Cup - NASCAR Images
Tour de France - CBS

Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 - HBO
Super Bowl 360 - ESPN
/NFL Films
The 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship - NBC/
Ironman Productions
The Natural: Major League Baseball Celebrates an Epic - ESPN2/
MLB Productions
Unsettled Scores - ESPN2

Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Barbaro: A Nation's Horse - NBC
Dale - NASCAR Images
Ghosts of Flatbush - HBO
Jonestown: The Game of Their Lives - ESPN
Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story - ESPN Classic

Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SERIES/Anthology

America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions - NFL Network/NFL Films
Greatest High School Football Rivalries - Versus/
NFL Films
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs - HBO/
NFL Films
HBO Boxing: Countdown Shows - HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO

Outstanding STUDIO SHOW ‑ WEEKLY

College Gameday - ESPN
Football Night in America - NBC
Inside the NBA - TNT
Inside the NFL - HBO
NFL on FOX: FOX NFL Sunday - FOX

Outstanding STUDIO SHOW ‑ DAILY

Inside the NBA - TNT
NASCAR Now - ESPN2
Pardon the Interruption - ESPN
SportsCenter - ESPN
Wimbledon Tonight - NBC

Outstanding SPORTS JOURNALISM

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO- Broken: NFL Disability Debate
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO-
Dogfighting: Bred to Die
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO-
Fading Hope: Sports in Iraq
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO-
Headgames: The NFL Concussion Crisis

Outstanding LONG FEATURE

E: 60 - ESPN- Ray of Hope
NBA TV Game Night - NBA TV-
59th and Prairie: Dwyane Wade's Journey ‑ NBA Entertainment
NFL Films Presents: Finding Your Butkus - NFL Network/
NFL Films
Outside the Lines - ESPN-
Still Alive
The Super Bowl Today - CBS-
Bill Walsh
The Super Bowl Today - CBS-
Hines Ward

Outstanding Sports Personality ‑ STUDIO HOST

Al Trautwig - Versus
Bob Costas - HBO/NBC
Bryant Gumbel - HBO
Ernie Johnson - TNT/TBS
James Brown - CBS

Outstanding Sports Personality ‑ PLAY‑BY‑PLAY

Al Michaels - NBC
Jim Lampley - HBO
Jim Nantz - CBS
Joe Buck - FOX
Marv Albert - TNT
Mike Emrick - NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality ‑ STUDIO ANALYST

Charles Barkley - TNT
Cris Carter - HBO
Cris Collinsworth - HBO/NBC
Jay Bilas - ESPN
Terry Bradshaw - FOX
Tom Jackson - ESPN

Outstanding Sports Personality ‑ SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Doug Collins - TNT
Gary Danielson - CBS
John Madden - NBC
Phil Simms - CBS
Tim McCarver - FOX
Troy Aikman - FOX

Sports Emmy Nominations Announced (Fang's Bites)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:54 PM

16 Comments:

I think I just died a little on the inside.

Willmott said...
Mar 17, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

Does Herm Edwards get to keep the Sports Emmy if the Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs wins? I especially loved it when he took so much time to color in the 'Welcome to Training Camp' sign only to have the Vets step all over it.

Congrats K.C. fans!

Anonymous said...
Mar 17, 2008, 2:49:00 PM  

Wait ... Joe Buck got a nomination for play-by-play, and Gus Johnson did not?

I demand a recount.

It could have been worse, though - at least Billy Packer didn't get a nomination.

SpartanDan said...
Mar 17, 2008, 2:53:00 PM  

I'll be rooting for Bryant Gumbel to win for Outstanding Sports Journalism.

Pete said...
Mar 17, 2008, 2:54:00 PM  

A little late, AA, nice work on the headline.

http://thebiglead.com/?p=5008

Anonymous said...
Mar 17, 2008, 3:03:00 PM  

I guess one story late out of a hundred isn't that good. My apologies and congrats to TBL...I guess.

Mar 17, 2008, 3:36:00 PM  

We all have the same feelings about Buck and McCarver etc.

But DOUG COLLINS??? He's worse than Reggie Miller.

GMoney said...
Mar 17, 2008, 4:11:00 PM  

Sports Emmy are like the Oscars. Joe Buck is favored by these people because he is just like them, a snob who tries to be bigger than he actually is.

Anonymous said...
Mar 17, 2008, 4:34:00 PM  

Wait to have a loser's mentality AA. It hasn't been one story out of a hundred, you've been late on quite a few. I would've thought you would strive to be perfect, but I guess not.

Anonymous said...
Mar 17, 2008, 5:19:00 PM  

Thanks to both AA and TBL for linking over to my site. Much appreciated.

kzfone said...
Mar 17, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

I for one am outraged that Tino Martinez didn't get a nomination for studio host.

Or Mike Patrick for PBP

Anonymous said...
Mar 17, 2008, 5:57:00 PM  

Wait to have? I'm confused. Thanks for reading Anon...whether I post the story first or last.

Mar 17, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

What is this with AA taking the high road on douchebag commenters? Are you feeling OK? : >

I will say this much, if America's Game doesn't win... I'm going to kill someone.

Actually I probably won't... in fact odds are I won't know the results for awhile, if ever and when I do find out I won't care.... But saying I'm going to kill someone just comes across so much better.

Jeff said...
Mar 17, 2008, 9:48:00 PM  

I don't even know what to say at this point Jeff. What am I even arguing about? That one of the one million sites out there get sent a link before I did on a filler post???

I guess you should go comment on TBL that I beat them to the ESPN Power Point item.

It's all just crazzzzzy these days.

Mar 17, 2008, 9:53:00 PM  

Where is Emmitt Smith?

Anonymous said...
Mar 18, 2008, 12:08:00 PM  

Next year, Jeff van Gundy will own these awards.

Anonymous said...
Mar 19, 2008, 5:42:00 AM  

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