So here's something strange: For the first time since 2001, "SportsCenter" was was not nominated for a Sports Emmy for "Outstanding Daily Studio Show." This seems odd, because we don't really know of that many other daily sports shows; the other nominees are "Baseball Tonight," "Outside The Lines," "Pardon The Interruption" "Inside The NBA" and something called "Olympic Ice" on USA. It would seem more difficult to not nominate "SportsCenter," but that's what they did.

Of course, you have to trust the judgment of the backroom cabal that chooses the Sports Emmy nominees. Take a look at some of their nominees this year:


• Jim Lampley
• Joe Buck (two nominations)
• Tim McCarver
• "Ali Rap" (three nominations)
• "Off Mikes"

So, clearly, they're locked in to what the sports world loves and needs.

2007 Sports Emmy Nominations [Emmy Online]