| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Washington Redskins registered their trademark with the U.S. Patent Office in 1967. From all accounts, there were no complaints. That same office, acting arbitrarily, capriciously and unreasonably, revoked the trademark this week, bowing to continuing...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson has been through a lot over the past several years, but he clearly hasn't lost his sense of humor.
During a question-and-answer session before joining NBC Sports broadcaster Bob Costas for a fundraiser at Caves Valley...
| May 17, 2014
| 8:49 PM
If one of the hallmarks of true greatness is consistency, NBC Sports is a truly great operation, because again, it came, it covered, it turned in another top-notch Preakness telecast.
Covering a horse race for a mainstream audience is not nearly as easy...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Maybe it's the holiday season, but some Ravens fans and readers seemed inspired in their comments on the CBS telecast of the Ravens embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots Sunday.
Here's one from Rick Forno. I asked if I could use his full name...
| 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...
| 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 --...
| 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 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 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,...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Does it feel as if NBC and its affiliates are getting a little greedy with its London coverage?
As one who has defended the network's right to try and make as much money as it can off the games in hopes of offsetting the $1.18 billion it paid for rights,...
| 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...