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January 28, 2001
At stake: NFL championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Participants: Ravens (AFC champions) and New York Giants (NFC champions). This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Ravens and the third for the Giants. Site: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. This is the third Super Bowl in Tampa and the first at this stadium. Seating capacity: 72,000. Kickoff: 6:18 p.m. EST. TV: The game will be televised by CBS to more than 200 stations throughout the United States plus Bermuda and Guam.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2011
Let's be honest, I expected one of the worst Ravens' broadcasts of the year Sunday. It was bad enough that CBS Sports, which has gone three-for-three in seriously flawed Ravens telecasts this season, was covering the game. But worse yet, it was the CBS team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf calling it. There is no sports broadcaster more reviled in these parts than Dierdorf. In fact, last season, I had to elevate my review rhetoric to a new high (or low) and invoke the word "gasbag" to describe him. (It has since been used at this blog for several CBS sportscasters who act like they know and get it oh-so-wrong way too often for the salaries they are being paid.)
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 2, 1992
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- CBS failed to show Dwight Smith's game-winning double for the Chicago Cubs in its baseball opener April 18. The mistake was refreshing. If human error didn't occur occasionally, how would we know the network hasn't automated its coverage?It seems to have automated its announcers. There's a disturbing proliferation these days of play-by-play practitioners whose competence is seamless -- like a double-knit jersey.New CBS baseball announcer Sean McDonough may be more technically proficient than Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were 30 years ago on CBS, but does that make him preferable?
SPORTS
January 28, 2001
At stake: NFL championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Participants: Ravens (AFC champions) and New York Giants (NFC champions). This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Ravens and the third for the Giants. Site: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. This is the third Super Bowl in Tampa and the first at this stadium. Seating capacity: 72,000. Kickoff: 6:18 p.m. EST. TV: The game will be televised by CBS to more than 200 stations throughout the United States plus Bermuda and Guam.
SPORTS
By Bill Fleischman and Bill Fleischman,PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS | January 28, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms must be doing something right. Unlike the lightning-rod role that Dennis Miller filled this season on "Monday Night Football," Gumbel and Simms do their jobs efficiently and without controversy. No one has called or e-mailed, complaining that they can't stand either of the lead NFL broadcasters for CBS Sports. An estimated 80 million viewers will be listening to Gumbel and Simms tonight as they describe the New York Giants-Ravens Super Bowl. In their three seasons together on CBS, Gumbel and Simms have clicked.
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | December 18, 1992
CBS' move to Greg Gumbel shows how less means more at 0) OlympicsRemember those evenings during the Albertville Olympics? You'd gather the family around the television set for a few hours of entertaining sport.Pop would be in his favorite easy chair, handcuffed by Mom to prevent him from flipping the remote control. Mom would be on the couch, knitting sweaters for television reporters from developing nations without access to the Lands End catalog. Brother would be comfortably balanced with his head on the coffee table, his feet over back of the couch, popping Fiddle-Faddle into his mouth and waiting for the sugar high to kick in. Sister would have brought her homework in, hoping to finish the last 25 pages of her report on Kafka as soon as she read the dust jacket of "Metamorphosis."
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | August 27, 1998
NEW YORK -- We've all seen clips from a news conference at which the newly announced coach at Eastern Technical University solemnly declares that his new post is the only one he's ever wanted and, in taking the job, he is living out a dream.It's all a crock, of course, and Greg Gumbel, to his credit, isn't one to wallow in the crock's contents.Gumbel, CBS' lead NFL play-by-play announcer, won't pretend that he's stumbled into the dream job of his childhood. Growing up, as he did, in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Gumbel's plan was to play shortstop for the White Sox."
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | November 27, 1998
It only took a couple of months for Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms to do the kind of mock bickering that old broadcasting couples master after years together."
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2011
Let's be honest, I expected one of the worst Ravens' broadcasts of the year Sunday. It was bad enough that CBS Sports, which has gone three-for-three in seriously flawed Ravens telecasts this season, was covering the game. But worse yet, it was the CBS team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf calling it. There is no sports broadcaster more reviled in these parts than Dierdorf. In fact, last season, I had to elevate my review rhetoric to a new high (or low) and invoke the word "gasbag" to describe him. (It has since been used at this blog for several CBS sportscasters who act like they know and get it oh-so-wrong way too often for the salaries they are being paid.)
SPORTS
By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN SPORTS MEDIA CRITIC | September 4, 1998
Larry Cavolina and Mark Wolff heard the news that CBS had regained the rights to telecast the NFL just as everyone else did last winter.But it wasn't until Wolff, the lead producer on CBS' telecasts, and Cavolina, the director, walked through the New York Giants' training camp in Albany, N.Y., with former Giants quarterback Phil Simms last month that the concept became reality.CBS would be doing football again."We're walking on the field and Larry says to me, 'Man, isn't it great to be doing football again?
SPORTS
By Bill Fleischman and Bill Fleischman,PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS | January 28, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms must be doing something right. Unlike the lightning-rod role that Dennis Miller filled this season on "Monday Night Football," Gumbel and Simms do their jobs efficiently and without controversy. No one has called or e-mailed, complaining that they can't stand either of the lead NFL broadcasters for CBS Sports. An estimated 80 million viewers will be listening to Gumbel and Simms tonight as they describe the New York Giants-Ravens Super Bowl. In their three seasons together on CBS, Gumbel and Simms have clicked.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | November 27, 1998
It only took a couple of months for Greg Gumbel and Phil Simms to do the kind of mock bickering that old broadcasting couples master after years together."
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | August 27, 1998
NEW YORK -- We've all seen clips from a news conference at which the newly announced coach at Eastern Technical University solemnly declares that his new post is the only one he's ever wanted and, in taking the job, he is living out a dream.It's all a crock, of course, and Greg Gumbel, to his credit, isn't one to wallow in the crock's contents.Gumbel, CBS' lead NFL play-by-play announcer, won't pretend that he's stumbled into the dream job of his childhood. Growing up, as he did, in the Hyde Park section of Chicago, Gumbel's plan was to play shortstop for the White Sox."
SPORTS
By RAY FRAGER | December 18, 1992
CBS' move to Greg Gumbel shows how less means more at 0) OlympicsRemember those evenings during the Albertville Olympics? You'd gather the family around the television set for a few hours of entertaining sport.Pop would be in his favorite easy chair, handcuffed by Mom to prevent him from flipping the remote control. Mom would be on the couch, knitting sweaters for television reporters from developing nations without access to the Lands End catalog. Brother would be comfortably balanced with his head on the coffee table, his feet over back of the couch, popping Fiddle-Faddle into his mouth and waiting for the sugar high to kick in. Sister would have brought her homework in, hoping to finish the last 25 pages of her report on Kafka as soon as she read the dust jacket of "Metamorphosis."
SPORTS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | May 2, 1992
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- CBS failed to show Dwight Smith's game-winning double for the Chicago Cubs in its baseball opener April 18. The mistake was refreshing. If human error didn't occur occasionally, how would we know the network hasn't automated its coverage?It seems to have automated its announcers. There's a disturbing proliferation these days of play-by-play practitioners whose competence is seamless -- like a double-knit jersey.New CBS baseball announcer Sean McDonough may be more technically proficient than Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were 30 years ago on CBS, but does that make him preferable?
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 15, 1994
It's all coming back now-- Undergoing hypnotherapy after disastrous fall in yesterday's 500 meters, coupled with two falls in '88 Games and medal shutout in '92, speed skater Dan Jansen now blames apparent curse on an incident in elementary school when he tripped a nun.Some assembly required -- Spare, elevated wooden desk used by CBS host Greg Gumbel was originally purchased at IKEA in White Marsh for $49.95.Network execs are said to be "extremely hurt" after BetteHomes and Gardens noted the set has all the ambience of the Hertz counter at most major airports.
SPORTS
By Ray Frager | March 11, 1991
Channel 11 showed a nice transition game yesterday.After deciding to skip the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament selection show in favor of its local newscast, the station ended up carrying the pairings.Channel 11 quickly broke away from the news to CBS' program, picking up the NCAA bracket announcement as made by Greg Gumbel. WBAL stayed with CBS until the pairings were complete, missing a few moments after coming back late from a commercial and then breaking away from the network for a live shot from Towson State, where the basketball team and fans reacted to the Tigers' drawing No. 1 seed Ohio State.
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