What They’re Saying, August 8, 2008

Here are what some of the sports media columnists are writing about today…

The big news, is, of course, the Olympics, which officially open tonight. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has the recipe for NBC’s plans in Beijing.

To make this simple, here are the other columnists and their NBC Olympics pieces, in a simple list. Check them all out as some of these columnists also offer more than just what’s in their headlines:

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel
Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman has a few stories on the Olympics and where to watch them locally. Bracht also talks high school football coverage
Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun
John Maffei at the North County Times has a talk with Matt Vasgersian and his role with NBC in Beijing.
Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star
Rachel Blount at the Minneapolis Star Tribune looks at how local stations are producing Olympics promos.
Scott D. Pearce at the Salt Lake City Desert News.
Steve Springer at the LA Times
Doug Nye at The State
Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald…

The other big media story of the day is the coverage of the Brett Favre trade. Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes Packers fans will still get to see their departed hero.

New York reaction is also coming fast ans furious over the Favre deal. Richard Sandomir at the NY Times has the business impact of the Favre deal.

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News says Favre is ready to handle the New York media.

Meanwhile the NY Post has five questions for CBS golf analyst Nick Faldo

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News offers up his opinions on HBO’s Hard Knocks program. His blog has more on the Olympics.

In Boston David Scott has his latest Beantown media news…

Nancy Marrapese-Burrell at the Boston Globe writes people should take notice of this weekend’s PGA Championship.

Teddy Greenstein at the Chicago Tribune has the latest Bears media news…among other notes.

George Thomas at the Akron Beacon Journal has the latest on talks between the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable.

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram has a look at the upcoming ESPN SportsCenter schedule…

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