Even as CBS told the story of this remarkable linebacker's final home game from the point of Lewis and his Ravens teammates, it missed way too much of another huge storyline: The fans of Baltimore bidding an emotional farewell to a beloved and honored athlete.
Don't misunderstand. Barry Krauss loved Baltimore — from the crabcakes to the Inner Harbor to the rich provenance of the NFL team that picked him sixth overall in the 1979 draft. But five years later, the Colts' move to Indianapolis proved a godsend for the players, said Krauss, a tough linebacker who played 10 seasons with a horseshoe on his helmet.
We've made it to the finale already; it seems like the season has gone quickly, but then again, if I have to hear Lisa say "I know what I have to do to win, but it goes against everything I believe in ..." I may stab myself in the ear with an ice pick.
'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.
As the Ravens prepare for Sunday's AFC North showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the latest chapter of what many consider the NFL's best rivalry, The Sun caught up this week with several participants from the series to get some of their memories from past meetings.
I found out there was a much lower a rung of hell to which the TV gods could send me: reviewing a Ravens telecast with Dierdorf and Gumbel in the booth and the Ravens playing really, really badly for most of the game.
The entire production was so vastly superior to what Ravens fans usually get with second and third string CBS Sports crews that the telecast felt like a gift from the sports gods on this weekend of mourning Orioles elimination from postseason play.
I know I will probably never hear a seriously negative word about the NFL on its owned and operated cable channel. But I have to admit, I almost always enjoy watching the Baltimore Ravens on the NFL Network.
Game-show host Pat Sajak, who sent the Internet all aflutter this week when he acknowledged taping an occasional "Wheel of Fortune" episode while drunk back in his younger days, isn't fazed by his newfound online notoriety.
Once you got past the pre-game show and the outrageous attempt by CBS Sports to use the telecast to try to rehabilitate the reputation of Detroit Lions stomper Ndamukong Suh, TV coverage of the Baltimore Ravens 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans wasn¿t too bad at all Sunday.
Nobody does pre-game like NBC¿s ¿Football Night in America.¿ The telecast came out smoking Sunday with Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels sounding amped even for the pre-game to the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.
From great pre-game interviews with Bart Scott and Ray Rice, to perfectly predicting the big first quarter story line of the Baltimore Ravens mauling the New York Jets rookie starting center, NBC¿s Sunday Night Football crew was textbook in showing how to do a winning telecast.
Saying, "It looks like I won," Jennifer Royle, a sportscaster at 105.7 The Fan, confirmed Monday that she has dropped her defamation lawsuit against Nestor Aparicio and two of his colleagues at radio station WNST.
Cockeysville Baptist Church, located on Warren Road, is happy to welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Tim Bonner. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating in 1988, and also holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and has served as chaplain in the Army Reserves.
At annual Tawes crab-and-politics fest, gubernatorial hopefuls Comptroller Peter Franchot and former Ehrlich appointments secretary Larry Hogan showed, but Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler were no-shows.
Six months after narrowly missing out on the Maryland head coaching job, controversial former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is back in the news. This week, Leach, who was fired at Texas Tech following alleged player misconduct during the 2009 season, released a tell-all book titled Swing Your Sword.
With rumors circulating that legendary quarterback Brett Favre is joining "Dancing with the Stars," the sports blogosphere is close to imploding on itself (and I'm now contributing to it, too). If the rumors are true, Favre will follow in the dance steps of retired greats such as Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner and Jerry Rice when the 12th season of the ABC hit show debuts March 21.