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    A) Small Market
    B) Historically defensive minded team
    C) Ball control offense
    D) No QB named Rodgers, Brees, Tebow, Manning, or Brady on the field

    This adds up to least amount of national coverage on tv or radio

    What else is new?




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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MD Boy View Post
    I'm noticing this too. Glad someone brought this up. Pretty frustrating.

    ESPN is a crap network, that's a given. What really pissed me off with NFL network, three different times now, is they post on the left side of the screen (topics to be addressed/coming up) that they're going to talk about the Ravens. i.e. Live from Ravens HQ, Texans at Ravens, etc. and right before they get to those points, they go to commercial. Fair enough. But when they come back, they skip over anything Ravens and have an entirely new list of topics coming up - nothing again about the Ravens.

    /Rant
    I have been seeing this as well, and it really is frustrating. And the entirely new list of topics is not entirely new! They just repeat the same things over and over again - Hue Jackson fired, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady, Tim Tebow, the Giants-Packers game, Tim Tebow etc, etc etc. The Ravens will only get at least some coverage later on in the week when they absolutely can't help but do it. I just feel like Rodney Dangerfield here.




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    Here is my issue with the coverage. It would be understandable if you just looked at some of Baltimore's nationally televised games. However, I would expect these 'analysts' to study more games than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyonfleet View Post
    A) Small Market
    B) Historically defensive minded team
    C) Ball control offense
    D) No QB named Rodgers, Brees, Tebow, Manning, or Brady on the field

    This adds up to least amount of national coverage on tv or radio

    What else is new?
    The most frustrating part of the "ball control offense" thing is that controlling the ball is exactly what the Packers, Saints, and Patriots offense is predicated upon, they just seem to A) have more plays "pop" for long scores and B) they score TDs in the red-zone. Controlling the ball is a positive trait for offenses, regardless of whether they primarily get their short gains from runs or passes--especially with a game-breaker back like Ray Rice.




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    Re: No Coverage?

    Welp, the way I look at it is, when the Ravens beat Houston, they'll be playing for the divisional playoffs. Then when they play NE or Denver for the AFC championship and win, the talking (knuckle)heads will HAVE to mention them, if only because they are the "other" team playing.

    Then when they take the AFCC, it will be hilarious to hear all the assholes talking about how Baltimore was such a force all season, how they were the sure bet, "I KNEW they were the only logical choice to win this far", blah, blah, blah.




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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by SugarRay52 View Post
    ESPN will always be a joke and I don't think I want to keep listening to Stephen A. Smith call Joe Flacco soft (he said it earlier on NFL32 on ESPN 2). This has been going on for years so it's nothing new.
    Soft? You can call Flacco a lot of things but the guy hasn't missed a start and gets hit as much as many other QBs, and without the Brady treatment. If anybody is soft it is that whiner Brady.




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    Re: No Coverage?

    The Ravens seem to always play better when they are ignored. They will kickoff at 1:00 regardless of the national news, what else does one need?








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    Just watched the overnight Sportscenter. No real mention of any NFL game really -- all college and pro hoops mostly.

    The expectation that ESPN should give the Ravens more air time is a false one. They are in the business of getting the most folks to watch their product, not to give each team equal air time. That's not accomplished by pandering to a small market fan base.
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    Re: No Coverage?

    Becareful what you wish for because if the Ravens lose there will be plenty of coverage on it, to appease Stooler nation.

    Ravens going uncovered means the Ravens are winning.




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    There is a large contingent of fans here who have already put a W in the win column for the Ravens....please note that the game is still to be played............




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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    This is by far and away the least marketable game of the weekend, thus it's going to get the least amount of coverage. Just the way it works
    Why is it that Baltimore games are always the least marketable?




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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dade View Post
    Why is it that Baltimore games are always the least marketable?
    Because of it's market.

    Baltimore is a small TV market and not a large presence of fans outside of Baltimore.
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    Re: No Coverage?

    Probably because Houston got beat the last time they were here and that was with their starting QB.
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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Just watched the overnight Sportscenter. No real mention of any NFL game really -- all college and pro hoops mostly.
    Which is why I rarely watch ESPN anymore. Not a hoops fan.
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    Re: No Coverage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Galen Sevinne View Post
    The Ravens seem to always play better when they are ignored. They will kickoff at 1:00 regardless of the national news, what else does one need?
    This is how I feel about it. Couldn't could less what the talking heads on ESPN, etc., have to say. I don't even watch them. Well, that's largely because I don't have cable/satellite, but still. Talk is cheap, and what spews from the talking heads is as cheap as it gets. And as others have said, the coverage will happen if the Ravens advance.




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