The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 34th annual Sports Emmy Awards were recently celebrated in NY. A major event that brings out top producers, hosts, writers and directors from television networks also included gorgeous actresses and international athletes from the world of sports.
Celebrities from the sports world including the famous Russian boxer Vladimir Klitschko who along with his stunning girlfriend, “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere were among the list of prominent sport figures and celebrities who graced the occasion.
The world of sports has certainly changed over the years with athletes gaining notoriety for enormous salaries, extracurricular activities off the field and of course dating hot supermodels. Then there are those few gifted athletes who till this day, continue to maintain their legendary status and world-wide fame without being in mainstream sports. One such superstar who continues to receive the kind of respect and fame that most players work a lifetime to achieve is the famous former NY Jets quarterback, the popular and very well liked star Joe Namath, fondly known as Broadway Joe and one of the greatest athletes known to mankind.
The Ravi Report exclusively spoke to the NFL superstar backstage after his Emmy win.
Namath: You just said something there that is hard to accept all the time and I so respect that. After this documentary, I would be walking down the street and people would stop and talk to me about the documentary. When I’m in the supermarket to this day, people said they sincerely loved it.
Another Emmy winner included the very talented MLB star reporter and renowned Sports Illustrated baseball writer, Tom Verducci, who won for Outstanding Sports Reporter. Verducci has been with the MLB Network for years as an on-air reporter and is considered a top and respected journalist in the sports world.
A life long baseball writer, Verducci has gained an enormous amount of notoriety as both an award-winning writer and reporter among his peers and the public.
“I have always loved sports.. writing about it, talking about it, being in the center of it, so it’s not a job for me because I love it so much,” Verducci exclusively told The Ravi Report after his win.