| Oct 6, 2013
| 4:34 PM
It doesn’t happen often, but in Sunday's game, the guys in the CBS broadcast booth got it mostly right in their "keys to the game" talking points just before kickoff. Give them credit for that in their call of the Ravens' 26-23 victory over the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Each week during the football season, I write about the Ravens telecasts on my blog and in the Monday paper. And each Monday and Tuesday, network publicists, executives and announcers, directors and producers write or call and say I am being too harsh....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The Fox telecast of the Baltimore Ravens’ loss Sunday was far from perfect, but what a vast improvement over any coverage provided this season by CBS Sports.
I am sure some fans are going to insist Fox analyst Daryl Johnston doesn’t like the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 6:05 PM
This is the kind of thing that all too often makes it so aggravating to watch the Baltimore Ravens when CBS is doing the telecast.
It was late in the third quarter Sunday and a ferocious pass rush by the Ravens resulted in a sack of Cleveland Browns...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens fans can’t help but feel frustrated, angry and maybe even sick about what they saw on their TV screens Sunday during a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins. But let’s be fair, you can’t blame most of that on lousy...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:36 PM
I cannot remember watching a football telecast and learning less than I did from the CBS crew Sunday in the Baltimore Ravens 25-15 win over the Cleveland Browns.
And the reason for that is simple: Rich Gannon is almost as lazy in his commitment to...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Ten days ago, I asked on the blog if the 2011 Orioles season could get any worse. Nine losses, 75 runs allowed and one demotion of Zach Britton later, the answer is a resounding yes -- a Marv Albert-type yes.
This weekend’s four-game sweep at the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:59 PM
LeBron James leaving Miami wasn't really so shocking. Disappointing for Heat fans, yes. It's certainly a blow to the hopes of continuing the streak of NBA Finals appearances.
But shocking? That would be the Heat without the familiar voice of Eric Reid....
| May 29, 2014
| 6:04 PM
They won't admit it, but privately NBC will be rooting for the Blackhawks to pull off the comeback against the Kings this weekend.
Having the Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final is huge for NBC. Not as much with the Kings.
With the Rangers and Kings...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominees for the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards.
ESPN leads with the most network nominations at 30, followed by FOX with 18. HBO has 15 noms, and NBC and NBCSN are tied with 14.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:48 PM
They were two teams too close for comfort. Each other's.
The width of a slip of paper separated Arizona and Wisconsin in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final. And in the end, when Wisconsin won an overtime thriller of thrillers, it was the kind...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:21 PM
To the local softball world, Phil Schantz is a Hall of Famer.
He's a contemporary of the legendary Ty Stofflet and a top-notch catcher and pitcher for more than four decades who played on numerous championship teams.
In the world of TV commercials,...