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ESPN's "Four Falls of Buffalo" competing with Christian Laettner documentary for Sports Emmy

ESPN’s outstanding documentary series “30 for 30” received three Sports Emmy nominations Thursday, two of which have Western New York angles.

“Four Falls of Buffalo,” which documented the four losses the Buffalo Bills experienced in the Super Bowl years in the 1990s, earned one nomination. It aired on Dec. 12.

It will compete in the outstanding long sports documentary category with “I Hate Christian Laettner,” which documented the hatred the former Nichols School basketball star dealt with during his four years as the star of a championship team at Duke. It also earned a nomination in the outstanding social TV experience category. It aired in March of 2015.

The third “30 for 30” documentary nominated was “Of Miracles and Men,” which gave the Soviet Union side of the United States’ Miracle on Ice during the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

HBO’s documentary on the life of an Olympic diving champion, “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” and A&E’s “Happy Valley” about the Penn State football scandal round out the field in the category.

The winners will be presented on May 10 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Bills fans have to hope that the documentary won’t result in Buffalo’s Super Bowl teams finishing in second place again.

apergament@buffnews.com

 

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