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  • Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show

    Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show
    I was supposed to review NBC's telecast of the Super Bowl itself. You know, what kind of job did Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Bob Costas do? And I will deliver a short, fast version of that. But you cannot review the Super Bowl without talking...
  • NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight

    NBC to air Michael Phelps special in prime time tonight
    NBC will air a one-hour look at the career of Michael Phelps at 7 tonight, the network announced late Saturday night. "Michael Phelps: America's Golden Champion" will feature what the NBC Sports is calling an "exclusive" interview by Bob Costas done with...
  • Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation

    Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation
    NBC Sports says it had 170 employees in Baltimore this week to cover the Preakness, and from the looks of the TV package it presented, all of them earned their keep. NBC's network coverage started at 4:30 p.m., and it hardly ever sagged for more than a...
  • Sunday night Phelps 'special' shows NBC squeezing Olympics for every dollar

    Sunday night Phelps 'special' shows NBC squeezing Olympics for every dollar
    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,...
  • Established storytelling, new-media outlets for Olympics on NBC

    Established storytelling, new-media outlets for Olympics on NBC
    Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees. On...
  • Ravens TV: NBC Sunday Night Football shows how to do a winning telecast

    Ravens TV: NBC Sunday Night Football shows how to do a winning telecast
    From great pre-game interviews with Bart Scott and Ray Rice, to perfectly predicting the big first quarter story line of the Baltimore Ravens mauling the New York Jets rookie starting center, NBC’s Sunday Night Football crew was textbook in...
  • Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.

    Bert Sugar, baseball and Cal Ripken Jr.
    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,...
  • LIKE/DISLIKE

    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...
  • Like/dislike: Ryan Wagner, Orioles public address announcer

    Like/dislike: Ryan Wagner, Orioles public address announcer
    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....
  • A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment

    A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment
    Major League Baseball is considering realigning its leagues and divisions. Proposals have ranged from adding two teams to the 14 currently in the American League, thus equaling the number in the National League, to moving the Houston Astros to the...
  • If no Hall pass, create new award

    The idea is always at the surface, has been since the story of an NFL star dying in an Afghanistan firefight captured America's attention, and struck especially hard on this past holiday weekend, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. You remember Pat...
  • Bob Costas on Ravens-Steelers: When football is more than just another TV game

    Bob Costas on Ravens-Steelers: When football is more than just another TV game
    Bob Costas is one of television’s most thoughtful and engaging sports commentators. His essays, analyses and interviews for NBC Sports are in a league of their own. He understands the sociology and poetry of sports like few others – and is...