What They’re Saying, July 25, 2008

It’s Friday…that means many of the sports media columnists are having their say.  Here is some of what they are discussing…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today has word of a new ESPN ad campaign…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle uses his column to reminisce a bit…

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman looks at the value of football sideline reporters…

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News has the story of Mets reliever Billy Wagner being upset with the local press…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post looks at some of the failings of Yankees’ announcer John Sterling…

David Scott in Boston looks at the coverage of Patriots training camp, among other things in Beantown…

Nancy Marrapese-Burrell at the Boston Globe talks Yankees-Red Sox with Fox’ Tim McCarver…

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks with the author of a very comprehensive book on the Olympics.  And here are his extended media notes on his blog.

John Maffei at the North County Times takes a look at the massive NBC Olympics coverage.

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star looks at ESPN’s innovative NASCAR coverage..

John Sheibe at the LA Times also looks at NASCAR at the BrickYard

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has word on a local sports anchor overcoming a speech impediment.

Ed Sherman at the Chicago Tribune has a look at the latest offering by Dan Jenkins..

Also at the Trib’, Teddy Greenstein reports on the media coverage of Big Ten media day… He also offers some local sports radio ratings..

Local sports radio ratings is also on the mind of Jay Posner at the San Diego Union-Tribune 

Paul Strelow at The State looks at how television is dictating the future of the BCS…

Jim Williams at the Examiner looks at his best and worst announcers…

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has his sports media recommendations…

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun has some local sports media fare to offer…

Tim Lemke at the Washington Times has his First Down column…

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