| 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...
| 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...
| 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 ...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Baltimore Ravens fans can’t help but feel frustrated, angry and maybe even sick about what they saw on their TV screens Sunday during a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins. But let’s be fair, you can’t blame most of that on lousy...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 6:15 PM
I did not think Sunday-afternoon football, one of the great pleasures of my life, could get any worse than watching the CBS team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf calling the game back in October with the Houston Texans whipping the Ravens.
But it got...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:44 PM
'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. It lives on another planet so far away from the nearest competition that it can't even be judged by the same standards. And last night's broadcast of the...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 6:41 PM
CBS Sports hit a new low in its coverage of the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers, and that’s really saying something for this sorry outfit. The network literally missed the opening kickoff.
In 30 years of writing about television and...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:09 PM
As the Ravens prepare for Sunday's AFC North road showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it remains unclear who will start at left offensive guard.
Although veteran Bobbie Williams' sprained left ankle has improved and he was limited in practice...