What They’re Saying, April 11, 2008

Here’s our weekly look at what some of the sports media columnists are writing..

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has his view of the Masters on ESPN…

Michael Hiestand of USA Today has more on coverage of the unfortunate events around the  running of the Olympic Torch.

On to New York where Neil Best at Newsday says sports media executives can’t get enough of Yankees/Red Sox.

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times has more on ESPN’s venture at the Masters.

At the NY Daily News, Bob Raissman says it’s no time to panic over the Mets’ slow start.

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post writes about what Billy Packer didn’t say during the NCAA Championship Game.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has more insight on the sluggish NCAA tourney ratings numbers.

Todd Hoffarth at the LA Daily News recounts the recent ordeal that faced CBS’s David Ferherty…  He also has more from his blog

John Scheibe of the LA Times has more on CBS and the Masters..

More on the Masters coverage from Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman.

And Doug Nye at The State in South Carolina.

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star has CBS’ Jim Nantz ready to announce another Masters.

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun also has a piece on Nantz.

John Maffei at the North County Times has the story how CBS is improving its coverage of Amen Corner.

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has the story of how local sports media outlets are looking to cover sports from places they haven’t in the past.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has the news of how the Minnesota Wild are getting some impressive local ratings numbers now that the playoffs are underway.

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune has the story of how the Cubs’ announcers passed the time during Wednesday’s extra innings game.

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union-Tribune has the story of a local producer who has left his imprint on ESPN’s X Games.

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