What They’re Saying- January 23rd, 2009

It’s a busy day for me on this Friday so here is what I could gather from what the sports media columnists are writing very early today…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today looks at how NBC is filling out its roster of studio analysts for the Super Bowl…

Heading over to Gotham, Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News says HBO has plans to tell it like it is in their upcoming boxing tilt…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post remembers former Lightweight Champion Jose Torres…Justin Terranova talks Knicks with former coach and now game analyst Jeff Van Gundy…Justin also has 5 questions for MSG and NBC’s Mike Emrick.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times tells us about who may soon be the new owner of the Chicago Cubs…

Neil Best at Newsday has television industry reaction to a possible move by the Islanders…

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News spends some time with the basketball guys at TNT…

Diane Pucin at the LA Times reports on the increased interest in a cycling race Down Under…

Gary Washburn at the Seattle Post Intelligencer has ESPN analysts’ look at the future of the Seahawks…

Mel Bracht at the Oklahoman has the story of a need to expand sports programming to the growing Hispanic community in his area… He also has his weekly sports media notes

John Maffei at the North County Times analyzes the local cuts to the sports radio workforce…

Doug Nye at the State is grateful that local sports radio is beginning to diverge its talk away from college football…

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle reports on one local talent getting more work instead of less…

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald looks at the latest local sports radio ratings numbers…

Scott D. Pearce at the Salt Lake City Desert News has an update on the carriage battle between MTN and  Dish Network…

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram says Bob Hayes’ NFL HOF snub and Nolan Ryan’s predictions are getting a lot of national media play…

John Ryan at the San Jose Mercury News tips his toe in on the latest from Jay Marriotti…

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun reports on the news that a local sports radio personality is staying put…

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