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I thought I was pretty hard on Fox Sports in my Monday column headlined "Fox hits bottom with Sunday telecast of Ravens."

I said the broadcast team of Justin Kutcher and David Diehl was so bad it made me long for those fourth-string crews from CBS Sports that I've regularly ripped in the past.

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I added that when I first saw Kutcher and Diehl onscreen Sunday, I thought I had stumbled upon a regional cablecast of a Division III college game instead of Fox coverage of the NFL.

But apparently I was not hard enough, according to some of the totally tuned-in readers of Z on TV, who wrote to me about the telecast.

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Here's an email from Stephen, in Ownings Mills, and note what he says about the image of the USS Constellation that Fox showed as it was coming back from a commercial in the third quarter.

... As I was watching yesterday's game, I also noted the absence of any discussion about Will Hill.  The [Halloween] costume discussion was beyond belief.

During the game I commented on the absence of any crabs. There is never a broadcast from Baltimore without at least a crab cake. 

They did show a picture of the Constellation and commented about its history.  When that image was broadcast, I mentioned to my wife that the ship was about to be placed in dry dock for repairs.  How surprised I was this morning when I was catching up with the Daily Record from Tuesday that I saw a picture of the Constellation being towed from port last Monday.  Fox used stock footage of the ship.

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You're correct. That was about the worst broadcast I have ever seen. ...

Kutcher did comment on the shot, saying, "USS Constellation, the last sail-only war ship designed and built by the Navy."

And then, he went back to talking about the game.

Matt, from Baltimore, noted the shot of the Constellation as well in this tweet:

@davidzurawik how about the old footage of baltimore? Constellation not there now, examiner sign up and no lupin sign. How much $ to update?

How much, indeed, Matt?

I suppose using a canned shot on the Inner Harbor would save you a few bucks in terms of not having someone with a camera walk over there from the Hilton. But for all my cynicism about the greed of network TV, even I wasn't looking at the possibility of them passing off canned shots as live.

Raymond wrote:

... Not only did they almost miss the fact that Ngata snapped the final extra point, but I still would like to have known if he ever did before. Is long snapping that easy that any 300 pound lineman can do it? was he a center in college in high school? Is there no way for them to find out? ...

That would take some actual reporting, Raymond, which is apparently way beyond gasbags in training like Kutcher and Diehl, who seem happier to just keep their lips moving -- whether or not any thinking is going on.

Terry, who identitified himself as a "Colts/Ravens fan since 1956," wrote:

... I thought i was the only one going crazy when the "announcer" started seriously discussing his daughter's Halloween apparel... It is like the dumb and dumber show.  They were so bad. Thanks for sharing with us your concerns ... I  honestly don't think they knew much about either team. 

If it wasn't for the fact that I watch the game on VCR so I can skip the commercials i would turn on the radio for the sound.

And, this from Alma:

I do not always agree with you and your articles, but the one you printed on today, Monday Oct.20th, I agree with you 100%. Those announcers were AWFUL.

There was a lot of feedback this week that I didn't get to include. Thanks for sending.

We did this last year, and I thought it was fun. I'll keep publishing some of your comments on the Ravens telecasts at Z on TV when I can - if you keep writing.

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