| Dec 10, 2010
| 9:01 AM
From the Z on TV blog:
With the Baltimore Ravens about to play another nationally televised game Monday, a reader of Z on TV suggests we do a poll asking the question: Are there any national sportscasters who are pro-Baltimore? And if so, who are they?...
| Nov 7, 2011
Nobody does pre-game like NBC’s “Football Night in America.”
The telecast came out smoking Sunday with Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels sounding amped even for the pre-game to the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers...
| May 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Last year, 8.8 million viewers saw NBC’s coverage of the Preakness. That’s the kind of big-tent mass audience that makes the race one of Baltimore’s showcase events. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands who will watch...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:31 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
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...
| Jul 8, 2011
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...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.
But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
| 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....
| Nov 5, 2011
| 6:39 AM
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...