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We head to the Pacific Northwest to look at the local media who covers the Seattle Seahawks…
Newspaper- Up until two years ago Seattle had two daily newspapers. The Seattle Times remains in print form. Its sports section has a dedicated Seahawks section. Substance over style, which is the point, I guess. Danny O’Neil (Twitter) leads the other beat writers in maintaining the paper’s Seahawks Blog. Columnists Jerry Brewer (Twitter) and Steve Kelly will also have thoughts on the team.
The Seattle Post-Intellegencer is no longer in print but does have a digital edition. The P-I’s sports section also has a dedicated Seahawks section. Nick Eaton (Twitter) has the Seahawks’ beat covered.
Sports Radio- The Seahawks Radio Network cuts a swath across much of the upper west. Steve Raible handles the play-by-play with former QB Warren Moon (Twitter) in the analysts seat. 710 ESPN and KIRO-FM serve as the flagship stations. 710 ESPN and KJR satisfies the fans’ interest in discussing the team.
I know this list is not complete. If you have another local media outlet you’d like to promote that covers the Seahawks, include them in the comments.
Today we look at the local media that covers the Houston Texans…
Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is he city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section includes a special page dedicated to the Texans. Beat writer John McClain (Twitter) and Tania Ganguli (Twitter) are on the Texans beat Columnists Jerome Solomon (Twitter) and Randy Harvey (Twitter) will also write on the Texans. The paper also has a mechanism by which fans also blog on the team. Great feature.
Sports Radio- The Houston Texans Radio Network is anchored by sports radio KILT-AM and KILT-FM. Marc Vandermeer (Twitter) serves on play-by-play with former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware providing commentary. Along with KILT you can talk Texans on KBME, KNFC, and KGOW.
We know you may read these or other resources on the Texans. Share your thoughts in the comments.
Let’s head inside the beltway to look at the local media contingent that covers the Washington Redskins…
Newspaper- Washington DC is a two newspaper town, both of which have major influence. The Washington Post online sports section includes special coverage of the ‘Skins. Mike Jones (Twitter) and Mark Maske (Twitter) take charge of the paper’s The Insider blog. And with this prestigious roster of columnists, it’s a must stop for all Redskins fans.
Sports Radio- The Redskins Radio Network has the team covered on game day with ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM as the flagship. Larry Michael provides play-by-play. He’s joined by Hall of Famers Sam Huff and Sonny Jurgensen. You can talk Redskins over at WTEM and 106.7 The Fan.
We know there are many more places to get news on the ‘Skins. Let us know what you think about our list and add others in the comments section.
Time to take a look at some of the local media covering the other NFL squad in the Big Apple…the New York Jets…
Newspaper- The metropolitan area has four major newspapers that cover the Jets. The online sports section of the The New York Times does have a dedicated page for the Jets. Ben Shpigel (Twitter) leads the Jets beat. The paper also includes the Fifth Down blog, which is devoted to the Jets, Giants, and NFL in general. Columnist William C. Rhoden (Twitter) may also chime in on the Jets.
The New York Daily News online sports section also has a special section on the Jets. Lead beat writer Manish Mehta (Twitter) also maintains the paper’s Jets Stream Blog. Mike Lupica leads a large contingent of columnists at the paper who may make their feelings known on the Jets.
Over at the New York Post, they pull off the tabloid feel of the paper in the online sports section. They also have a dedicated Jets page. Brian Costello (Twitter) leads the Jets beat and keeps up the paper’s Jets Blog. As with the Daily News, there are plenty of columnists on the sports staff to comment on the Jets.
At Newsday (subscription required), its sports section has a page devoted to the team. Kimberly Martin (Twitter) handles the Jets beat and the paper’s Nothing But Jets blog. As with its brethren, the paper has its share of columnists to talk Jets.
Sports Radio- ESPN 98.7 is the radio home for the Jets Radio Network. Bob Wischusen (Twitter) returns on play-by-play as does Marty Lyons with analysis. Of course you can also listen to Jets talk on sports radio power WFAN.
Television- There are plenty of television outlets that may provide coverage of the team. The ones representing the four major networks are WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW. The YES Network and SNY also have coverage of the team.And of course there is coverage on ESPN New York.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Who do you like to read? Let us know in the comments.
We continue our look at the local media contingent covering their NFL clubs. Today we go to the Twin Cities and look at the reporters who follow the Minnesota Vikings…
Newspaper- The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Vikes. Beat writers Mark Craig (Twitter) and Dan Wiederer (Twitter) maintain the paper’s Access Vikings blog. Columnists Chip Scoggins (Twitter), Patrick Reusse (Twitter) and the legendary Sid Hartman (Twitter) will also comment on the Vikes. The paper also has an independent fan blog by Bo Mitchell, Patrick Donnelly and Christian Peterson
Sports Radio- Sports radio KFAN serves as the flagship of the Vikings Radio Network. Paul Allen serves as the radio play-by-play voice, joined in the booth by Peter Bercich and Greg Coleman (Bercich Twitter) (Coleman Twitter). The FAN and KSTP are also the best places for Vikings talk on non-game days.
We know this is not a complete list of resources. Please use the comments to list others.