One of my favorite things about the 2009 Emmy Awards seems to have gone unnoticed — host Neil Patrick Harris introduced presenters using some obscure role they had before they “made it.”

For example, at one point he introduced Jimmy Fallon as the guy who once played Photographer No. 1 in episode 42 of Spin City. That approach instantly brings home what too many of us forget: the accomplished among us started somewhere.

To read the rest of today’s Game Plan: You’ve Got to Start Somewhere.