| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
I am going to be honest, I did not think Ray Lewis was going to be nearly as good on TV as he was on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown."
Frankly, some of the stuff Lewis said as a player sometimes sounded, well, a little off the wall. Like his comments...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Kevin Spacey was in the house. And that, coupled with the broiling heat and humidity — it was cooler in Nicaragua, you can look it up — could have set the tone for all sorts of weirdness for the Orioles.
Instead, they took apart the...
| 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?...
| Dec 19, 2011
No love lost in Texas
A democracy that has given us Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Terminator surely is capable of producing Sen. Craig James. But I'd sooner vote for Lee "Don't forget the 7-second delay" Corso.
The beauty of James'...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:45 PM
For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in.
Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:01 PM
One of the great benefits of Presidents Day, besides all of those department store sales and a three-day weekend, is the free advertising that the Mount Rushmore National Memorial receives.
Maybe seeing the faces of four deceased presidents carved in...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Mike Ditka never fell out of view.
With the Bears retiring his No. 89 Monday night, it is worth noting that the totality of Ditka's football career also includes a remarkable run as a network analyst. When he signed on with NBC in 1993 after being fired...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Here’s what you had to like in Bears-Chargers on Thursday night: Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall is still a thing.
Here’s what you had to hate: Cutler to Marshall is still too much of a thing. Cutler looked only for Marshall to the point he...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed.
In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
MLB Home Run Derby 2013 date, time and TV channel: The New York Mets host this year’s Home Run Derby at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star festivities. The best sluggers in baseball — including the...