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Giants 'The Franchise' Nets Showtime a Sports Emmy

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    The Sports Emmys were handed out on Monday night in New York City, and the Giants won one. Well, they won one for Showtime anyway, as the first season of "The Franchise" picked up some hardware.

    Showtime earned the award for "Top Edited Sports Series, Anthology" according to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.

    Ourand also reported that Showtime picked up a Sports Emmy for "New Approaches in Sports Program, which has nothing to do with the Giants, but it does show that working with Showtime is a good thing.

    Back in March, when the nominations were announced, I thought that "The Franchise" stood a good chance of winning the award for Top Edited Series.

    "Looking at that group, this is an extremely winnable category for 'The Franchise,'" I wrote at the time. "Most of those are constantly revolving or fairly older shows -- 'NFL Turning Point' or 'A Football Life' would both be big threats."

    The Giants enticing premiere of the show was also nominated for "Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics" and "Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound."

    However, the NFL flexed its muscles and took both of those awards.

    The NFL Network picked up the Music Composition award for "Ed Sabol's Last Football Movie," and also won the Post-Produced award for "Sound FX: All-Access."

    As I mentioned back in March, the Sound FX show was a freaking lock for that award, and it shouldn't be surprising that Ed Sabol picked up anything involving Music Composition.

    Still, it's a great night for the Giants, winning "Best Series." Oh, right, and Showtime too.