What They’re Saying- August 7, 2009

I am later than normal with our weekly look at what some of what the sports media columnists are writing this Friday, so here we go…

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times writes how Boston is up in arms over the recent play of the Red Sox.  (He’s right…we are!)

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News says fans are sick of being asked to feel sorry for some of the NY Giants’ players…

Phil Mushnick at the NY Post takes ESPN to task for it’s use of the Robin Ventura/Nolan Ryan fight from 1993.

Also at the Post, Justin Terranova talks Sox/Yanks with Fox’ Tim McCarver. And he has 5 questions for Giants’ play-by-play man Bob Papa.

Darren Rovell at CNBC says the NY Jets are one NFL team embracing the use of Twitter…

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald talks with NBC’s Cris Collinsworth on the debut of his role as lead analyst on Football Night in America…

Paul Christian at the Rochester Post Bulletin also previews the new NBC NFL team..

As does Michael Hiestand at USA Today

Ray Buck at the Fort Worth Star Telegram reviews a book by ESPN’s Adam Schefter about the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Michael Zuidema at the Grand Rapids Press says one local university is taking it’s sports coverage online…

Christine McConville at the Boston Herald says the rival Boston Globe may soon be charging for online content…

Chad Finn at the Boston Globe reports on the staffing moves made by two Boston sports radio stations…

Jim Carlilse at the Ventura County Star says the NBA is asking more of its teams to work on Christmas…

John Ryan at the San Jose Mercury News reviews a colleague’s surfing book…

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News tells us about the Dodgers junior broadcasting program…

Dan Caesar at the St. Louis Post Dispatch says two Missouri football games will be televised via pay-per-view.  Dan also has some local sports radio ratings

Jay Posner at the San Diego Union Tribune writes that lagging ticket sales may lead to some local television blackouts of some Chargers games this season.

Diane Pucin at the LA Times talks with Dodgers analyst Steve Lyons…

Dan Darcy at the Worcester Telegram and Gazette talks with Celtics announcer Cedric Maxwell on the club’s chances for the 2009-2010 season.

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tells us what Rich Gannon had to say about the Packers on his Sirius radio program…

Hal McCoy at the Dayton Daily Herald is retiring after this baseball season…

One final note…tomorrow I return to the Fenway Park press box for the Futures of Fenway minor league double header.  You can read my review of my time from last year here… If there’s anything new to add, I’ll do so early next week.

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