| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:48 PM
CBS came into Saturday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos with a clear story line in its mind: Peyton Manning is God, and all our cameras and announcers are here to worship him.
During the first quarter, viewers saw more...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:19 AM
The Ravens were finally deemed worthy by CBS Sports of its first-string broadcast team, and what a difference it made in the quality of the telecast -- for one half, anyway.
While the first half was outstanding in terms of production and imagery, the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:00 PM
Prior to this season, the prevailing thought was that the Pittsburgh Steelers were the mountain that Joe Flacco had yet to conquer.
That has obviously changed after the quarterback led the Ravens to their first regular-season sweep of the Steelers...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:08 PM
I couldn't do it again. Honest, I tried, but I just couldn't.
I saw Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf on my TV screen at the top of the Ravens telecast Sunday, and I knew I couldn't spend another Sunday afternoon listening to dumb and dumber of CBS Sports...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:03 PM
After nine months away from Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, I forgot how maddening it was to watch the second-string unit from CBS Sports try to telecast a Ravens game.
Players misidentified, random images inexplicably popping up on the screen, key...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Let's be frank, life is too short to waste much time on a sports telecast as boring as Sunday's football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.
First, much of the blame should go to the two teams: They were awful. The Ravens easily...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Here are some final thoughts from a very tired TV/media critic who didn't miss an inning of Orioles playoff baseball while covering the rest of a huge and sprawling beat.
This week, it ranged from the debut of ABC's "Nashville," to Joe Biden smirking ...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 7:28 PM
I was supposed to review NBC's telecast of the Super Bowl itself. You know, what kind of job did Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Bob Costas do? And I will deliver a short, fast version of that.
But you cannot review the Super Bowl without talking...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 6:26 PM
What a pleasure it was to get the first team from Fox for the telecast of a Ravens game rather than the second or third crew from CBS as we usually do.
OK, maybe seeing the Ravens bounce back so decisively against the New York Giants, 33-14, has a little...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf are not my favorite announcers – far from it. But give them and their producers credit Sunday: While it wasn’t their main story line, they did include in their opening remarks Sunday a description the Baltimore...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:49 AM
At M&T Bank Stadium, it's all about the noise. So says Dan Dierdorf, the CBS commentator who'll work Sunday's AFC playoff between the Ravens and Houston Texans.
Dierdorf believes the fans hold the wild card in Baltimore's march to the Super Bowl.