It’s Friday…that means more insight from some of the sports media columnists from around the USA…
Michael Hiestand at USA Today has the potential of politics playing a role at the Beijing Olympics and how NBC plans to handle it.
Over at the NY Daily News Bob Raissman has the story of how fans will interact with Mets’ announcers after games on SportsNet New York.
Phil Mushnick at the NY Post has news of upcoming radio appearances by the Mets’ Billy Wagner on local talk ESPN 1050.
Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun offers a bevy of sports media notes.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has an interview with Brent Musburger and his return to covering MLB games.
Jud Zulgand at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has the story of how FSN North will handle Twins post games this season.
Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has the word on staff shake-ups at 790 The Ticket.
Dave Darling of the Orlando Sentinel has a Wrestlemania preview
David Barron at the Houston Chronicle says the logistics of the NCAA Regional in Houston could cause CBS some headaches.
Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headlines his piece with Brewers TV news.
Meanwhile Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman has the local MLB viewing choices this season for Oklahoma City.
Ditto for Doug Nye of The State as he looks at Braves games for South Carolinians..
Tom Hoffarh at the LA Daily News has a look back at the days of baseball in the LA Coliseum…with Vin Scully.
Christine Daniels at the LA Times has the media appeal of UCLA in the NCAA Tourney.
John Maffei at the North County Times has the word that network changes of some local affiliates will cause minor concerns for sports fans.
Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune has the profile of the lead producer of local Padres telecasts.
Jessica Heslam at the Boston Herald talks about how sports radio WEEI is looking to network throughout New England.