Time to preiew this Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants, through the local media covering each team;
Let’s check out the City of Brotherly Love and the local media that covers the Philadelphia Eagles…
Newspaper- Philadelphia is a two newspaper town owned by one company. Both papers are housed within the same web site. The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News sports sections seems devoid of any page dedicated to the Eagles. The Daily News beat writers do maintain a blog. The Inquirer also has a blog, but it’s not easy to find. The host philly.com site, however, does have a dedicated Eagles page which encompasses both newspapers’ content.
Sports Radio- WYSP serves as the flagship in the Eagles Radio Network. Merrill Reese serves as the play-by-play voice, joined by Mike Quick with analysis. Philly fans are fortunate to have two sports radio stations to follow the team; powerhouse WIP and WPEN.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Time to take a look at how the local media covers the defending Super Bowl champs…the New York Giants…
Newspaper- The metropolitan area has four major newspapers that covers the Jets. The New York Times‘ sports section includes a dedicated page for the Giants. The paper also includes the Fifth Down blog, which is devoted to both the Jets and Giants.
The New York Daily News online sports section has a clean look but does not blow me away. They do have a special section on the Giants. Beat writer Ralph Vacchiano keeps up the paper’s The Blue Screen blog.
Over at the New York Post, they pull off the tabloid feel of the paper in the online sports section. You can access the Giants page by clicking through the NY Teams link in the top menu. Paul Schwartz keeps up the paper’s Big Blue Blog.