I despise the way ESPN has purged its ranks of anyone who would criticize the NFL or commissioner Roger Goodell. And I could definitely do without Jon Gruden’s bluster.
But I have to admit the all-sports channel delivered a winning “Monday Night Football” telecast in its coverage of the Ravens 26-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
I was determined not to like the pre-game package, but the feature on Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had me smiling in spite of myself by the time they had him kicking beach balls and a loaf of challah to test whether there was anything he couldn’t put through the uprights.
The loaf of challah was inspired. (In case you were...