Here is a preview of Saturday’s NFC Wildcard game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals, focusing on the local media covering both teams.
Down south we go to take a look at the media that covers the Atlanta Falcons on a day-to-day basis…
Newspaper- The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area. Its online sports section appears to be laid out well. It includes a special page of content on the Falcons. The paper includes a beat reporter-generated Falcons Blog. They also have fan interaction, including the Falcons Vent bulletin board, and the Bird Babe, a fan’s blog on the team.
Sports Radio- 92.9 Dave FM serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio Network. Wes Durham and Dave Archer provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game. Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN and WQXI.
Let’s head to the southwest and examine the local media group that covers the Arizona Cardinals…
Newspaper- The Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the region. It’s online newspaper looks like Web-Alpha, really disappointing. Its sports section is the same, no personality. The paper is part of AZCentral.com, which does do a good job using newspaper content on its sports section. They have special content dedicated to the Cardinals. Beat writer Kent Sommers does maintain his own blog for the paper.
Sports Radio- KTAR-AM & FM serve as the flagship in the Cardinals Radio Network. Dave Pasch returns on play-by-play, along with Rob Wolfley on commentary. KTAR and KGME are also places to talk Cardinals football.