ABC's World Cup TV Coverage Nominated for an Emmy

Don’t laugh, but ABC’s coverage of the 2006 World Cup has been nominated for an Emmy. No, I’m not making this up.

While many of us, myself included, thought that ABC’s coverage was an embarrassment, especially the ineptitude displayed by baseball-come-soccer commentator Dave O’Brien, the clueless powers that be at the Emmy’s obviously thought different.

The shame of it is that this Emmy endorsement, in ABC/ESPN’s eyes, validates their decision to give O’Brien the top commentary job. The likelihood of O’Brien being the lead on the ABC commentary for Euro 2008 has therefore increased, I predict.


  1. Kartik March 31, 2007
  2. Eplnfl March 31, 2007
  3. BillEShears March 31, 2007
  4. Anonymous April 1, 2007
  5. Anonymous April 2, 2007
  6. Llewellyn April 2, 2007
  7. EMMY October 20, 2008

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