It was a punishing TV Sunday with the Ravens losing to the Steelers and CBS Sports giving us Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts as our broadcast team for the game.
Some viewers couldn't even wait until the end of the game to vent.
Here's one of my favorites. It comes from Pam in Reisterstown, and it hit the in-basket before halftime Sunday. I love the way it walks right up to a full-blown rant:
My husband and I are so disenchanted with trying to watch NFL on CBS I have picked up my laptop right in the middle of the Ravens/Steelers game to see if I could find anywhere to vent. I found your 10/7 article.
I used to love watching football. I’d love to love to watching football again.
Do you think there’s any hope?
I am so tired of having a handful of commercials shoved down my throat over and over again while I wonder what’s happening in the game, and to make it worse (WORSE!) CBS (In ADDITION TO THE AWFUL COMMERCIALS) also pummels me with promotions for their programming.
It is awful.
I am curious to know why they think this will keep folks watching their network; I am so anti-CBS now.
Please keep griping and helping us to be heard
Football season is just not the same.
I thought Pam was going to go into a Full-Z rant when she hit the CAPS on (WORSE!), but she pulled back.
You made my day, Pam. And you reminded me as I sat down to write my review Sunday night how obnoxious and distracting the ever rising tide of CBS promos are getting -- and how much time the play-by-play announcer spends reading them instead of concentrating on the game.
Here's one from John that found something nice to say about the telecast:
... Frankly, the best part of the broadcast was the aerial shots of Pittsburgh from the blimp. It really is a beautiful city.
Faint praise, sure. But I have to tell you, I had the same thought to some extent. I think the producer and director made an extra effort to give viewers some different looks at the "City of Rivers" as they came out of commercials.
And I was suprised to find myself thinking that Pittsburgh looked pretty good. Credit where credit is due.
Here's Betty in Baltimore: