When NBC Sports executives began planning their Super Bowl XLIX pregame show before the season even began, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was their top choice as a guest analyst. The Ravens¿ 35-31 AFC divisional round loss to the New England Patriots was NBC¿s, and the Super Bowl viewers¿ gain.
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" is the gold standard of NFL television, no doubt about it. But last night's telecast of the Ravens 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was not one of the network's greatest performances.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez made his first injury rehabilitation start at short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Tuesday night, throwing 4 2/3 innings against the Tri-City ValleyCats at Ripken Stadium and allowing one unearned run, five hits and three walks.
The Baltimore Ravens are reeling after a heart-breaking loss to the hated Pittsburgh Steelers. And the Steelers unlikely savior, backup quarterback Charlie Batch, is getting much deserved attention on Google and Twitter this morning.
'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. Last night's broadcast of the Baltimore Ravens 13 to 10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers was another gold-plated example of that truth.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
NBC will air a one-hour look at the career of Michael Phelps at 7 tonight, the network announced late Saturday night. "Michael Phelps: America's Golden Champion" will feature what the NBC Sports is calling an "exclusive" interview by Bob Costas done with the Phelps at the end of his final day of competition Saturday.
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 four and a half hours tape delay on NBC Friday night certainly made for a fine opening to the games.
Bert Sugar is remembered for wearing his fedora, chomping on his cigar and churning out story after wonderful story about boxing. But Sugar was a baseball historian as well. He had a great perspective on the game.