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Emmy thing you need: A recap for the drinkers

64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

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TV host Jon Stewart (holding a banana and water) runs to his seat during the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

It was the Emmys vs. the NFL in the World Series of televison on Sunday, as bars across the land were forced to face a channel-clicking conflict and the toughest question of all: Are we secretly a television bar with a sports problem?

The award show caused minor ruckus after bellyaching ruckus in establishments otherwise tuned to the drama of the Baltimore Ravens / New England Patriots football game. Twitter, as expected, took the opportunity to flap about priorities.