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Poor play, Rich Gannon's ego doom Ravens telecast
Poor play, Rich Gannon's ego doom Ravens telecast

Six seconds into Sunday’s game, CBS analyst Rich Gannon told viewers authoritatively that the Ravens “can’t afford another pedestrian start.” But the Ravens were worse than pedestrian until the fourth quarter and they could indeed afford it. All things considered, they did just fine in beating the Cleveland Browns, 20-10, and making the playoffs thanks to a loss by the San Diego Chargers to the Kansas City Chiefs. Gannon makes a lot of pronouncements like that during a telecast. And on a bad day, he sounds like as big an ex-jock gasbag as there is in any NFL booth on any network on any given Sunday. He can become so obtrusive running his mouth about when he played...

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