Ravens-Steelers: Too Much Big Love for Big Ben on Broadcast?

Jarrett CarterAnalyst IDecember 28, 2009

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 27, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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It’s one thing for network commentators to openly display man crushes for Ben Roethlisberger. It’s another when they continue to refer to him during the game by his moniker.

For all the things Dick Enberg and Dan Fouts did well in their CBS telecast of Sunday’s game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, I can’t get past Enberg repeatedly referring to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as “Big Ben.” I stopped counting after the tenth time he said “Big Ben” instead of Roethlisberger in the first half, and I would have turned the sound off right then, If I didn’t have to review the telecast.