What They’re Saying- January 2, 2009

Let’s see what the sports media columnists are writing this first Friday of 2009…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today gives us his rundown of the networks’ coverage of the recently completed NFL regular season.

Neil Best at Newsday has a look at yesterday’s launch of the MLB Network.  Neil also has a piece on the likely level of success for NY are coaches for 2009.

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post lashes out at the media companies that employ, and by extension enable, the antics of Charles Barkley.  The Post also has 5 questions for Fox’s Brian Billick

Included in David Barron’s notes at the Houston Chronicle are local sports radio ratings…

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel has his look back at the sports media landscape of 2008.

Do does Doug Nye at the State.

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald talks with Dick Vitale about his upcoming call of an NBA contest for ESPN.

Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids Press reviews NBC’s NHL Winter Classic Telecast.

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks with Brent Musburger prior to yesterday’s Rose Bowl.

Diane Pucin at the LA Times also talks with Musburger…and Pat Summerall.

John Maffei at the North County Times is not too enamored with the latest selection of XX Sports Radio 1090’s choice of afternoon drive hosts…

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun keys on the Ravens in his weekly media notes…

Gary Washburn at the Seattle Post Intelligencer looks at Fox’s coverage of the BCS.

Dan Ceasar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch fills us in on the changing sports radio landscape in his city.

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune has the story of the Padres’ new TV play-by-play voice.

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