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ESPN's World Cup coverage wins three Sports Emmy awards
June 3rd, 2011 12:40AM
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[TELEVISION WATCH] ESPN won a total of 38 industry awards for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup from South Africa, including three Sports Emmy Awards, highlighted by the Spain-Netherlands final on ABC that won in the Live Special category.

Other awards given at the Sports Emmy Awards on May 2 by the National Academy of Television were for writing and music.

Other awards were the NAMIC Vision Award (4), New York Festivals Awards (5), New York Festivals Awards (17), PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards (4), OBIE Awards (1), International ANDY Awards (2), One Show Entertainment (1) and CableFaxies Awards (1).

  1. Chris Ogle
    commented on: June 3, 2011 at 10:03 p.m.
    As far as the camerawork and replays of important incidents during the games in the 2010 WC I believe they did a good job,but as Ric F.pointed out, the announcers were all English and they were all biased. I remember one game featuring two non-British nations in which the two announcers,Tyler and Dark, mentioned the EPL at least a hundred times and all tournament long these same two homers kept referring to the English national team as the "EPL all-stars".After England's pathetic showing and exit from the WC, these same heinous announcers summed the situation up by stating that for whatever reason, Capello just couldn't get these wonderful English players to gel as a team.How could it be that the "all-stars" from the "best league in the world",the EPL,are mediocre players?Answer:a.The EPL isn't the best league in the world and b.the EPL all-stars,Fabergas,VanPersie,Drogba,Nani,Torres,Luiz,Tevez,Berbatov etc. aren't English.This same b.s. homerism is also on display when ESPN broadcasts games from Spain's first division with ignorant Englishmen calling La Liga "Scotland in the sun".Spain,who are the current WC and Euro champions and who are producing the best players in Europe and whose first division is the most successful in Europe with the most trophies are only on the same level as miserable Scotland who haven't won a trophy of any kind since 1967.Get rid of heinous English/British announcers for games not involving UK nations.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 4, 2011 at 11:48 a.m.
    I find the video closeups at all soccer telecasts to be overdone and having no rationale. The ball and the area of attack requires a wide angle presentation in oder to catch the movements of everyone involved, not the constant closeups which bring nothing to the table. Close-ups of coaches, snot-clearings and guys running around is destroying the rhythm of the game.
  1. Bret Newman
    commented on: June 4, 2011 at 2:50 p.m.
    I also remember these English announcers didn't have anything good to say about the Japanese ref who reffed several games, including that difficult Brazil vs. Netherlands game. They were talking about how good the EPL refs are, but imo this Japanese ref did a great job all throughout the WC, and I thought did a great job in the game I just mentioned.

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