| 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 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...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:29 PM
I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:41 AM
When it comes to TV analysts, there is NBC’s Cris Collinsworth. And then, there is everybody else.
And he was at his best Sunday night in the Baltimore Ravens’ prime-time matchup with the San Diego Chargers, explaining the games within the...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Maybe there is a TV Santa Claus. CBS Sports televised the Baltimore Ravens against the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve, and the network didn’t force local viewers to endure Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf in the booth.
Happy holidays to you, too,...
| 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.
| 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 ...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Things can always get worse, can't they?
I used to think reviewing any Baltimore Ravens telecast with Dan Dierdorf and Greg Gumbel in the broadcast booth was about as bad as things could get on my beat.
But Sunday, I found out there was a much lower...