| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:17 PM
It was true last year, and it was true again Thanksgiving night: No one does the NFL like “NBC Sunday Night Football.”
From the opening aerial shots making even old Baltimore look all glittery and glam, to Bob Costas welcoming tens of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"Think for a moment about the term 'Redskins,'" NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas exhorted viewers in his halftime tirade during Sunday's Cowboys-Redskins game. "Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed [at] African Americans, Hispanics,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching baseball on television is one of the great joys of my life.
But I have to be honest. By the end of the year, I couldn't watch the Orioles any more on MASN. I was so mad about them playing without a sense of playoff urgency — and the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings has been criticized for his decision to play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers despite the fact that a son — that he had only recently learned existed — had died of head...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Far be it from me to suggest anyone interested in TV baseball watch anything but the Orioles game Friday night.
Still, given the O's last three games in Arizona, having a backup plan seems like a good idea just in case things start to fall apart --...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Network TV never knows when to stop shilling, selling, hyping and hustling its audience.
It's like a law of physics that whenever a network creates something of quality, it must always find a way to cheapen the product in trying to squeeze every last...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Whether it's a Sunday night football game or the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, when NBC Sports floods the zone with members of its A-Team, the telecast is almost always a winner.
That was again the case for the 138th Preakness Stakes -- thanks to...
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times.
It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 8:19 AM
The Orioles don’t play until tonight, but I figured I’d give you something baseball-related to read today.
Bert Sugar, best known as a boxing historian, died Sunday from cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora,...
| Apr 4, 2012
Ryan Wagner is living proof that your dream job is out there, and it can be yours with hard work and perseverance. The 26-year-old Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan was recently hired as Camden Yard's new public address announcer, and cannot be...
| Apr 4, 2012
Ryan Wagner is living proof that your dream job is out there. The 26-year-old Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan was recently hired as Camden Yard's public address announcer, and cannot be more thrilled about kicking off the new season Friday....
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:29 PM
I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...