What They’re Saying, November 7th, 2008

It’s time to look at what some of the sports media columnists from around the country are writing…

At USA Today, Michael Hiestand looks at how Barak Obama’s victory will enhance the recruiting efforts of his brother-in-law at Oregon State..

In Boston David Scott looks at the apparent demise of the local Comcast CN8 programming.

At the Boston Globe, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has a discussion with ESPN’s Todd Blackledge

Christopher Byrne at Eye on Sports Media has a compilation of the entire 2008-2009 mens college basketball television schedule..

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel has the story of how some local cable fans will be unable to watch this weekend’s Magic game.

Laura Nachman in Philadelphia has the story of a big award for one local sports radio host…

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News continues to delve into the squabble between the NFL Network and cable outlets…

Dave Pucin at the LA Times questions ABC’s/ESPN’s choice for West Coast college football fans…

In New York, Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News looks at the broadcast options for boxer Roy Jones, Jr.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times writes of the hopes of Portland, OR to receive a MLS franchise, with a little help from Washington, DC?

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post says we take all-sports networks for granted… Also at the Post, 5 questions for CBS’ Gary Danielson…

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald give us some of his latest media gripes…

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram questions the worthiness of Monday Night Football

Jim Carlisle at the Ventura County Star has a look at coverage of the 2008 Paralympic Games…

At the North County Times, John Maffei looks at how the Padres might replace Matt Vasgersian on their local television broadcasts…

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune also weighs in on who’s next in the Padres booth…

Gary Washburn at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer looks at former Sonics guard Gary Payton’s work for NBA TV

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman has the story of some state cable subscribers being shutout from watching Thunder games…Bracht also has a talk with ESPN’s Lisa Salters and chimes in with weekly local media notes

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle has an interview with ABC’s Brent Musburger, who is back in the Lone Star State for the second consecutive week..

Dan Ceasar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch looks at ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker.  He also has a piece on Albert Pujols taping an ad for ESPN.

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