Local NFL Sports Media

NFL Local Sports Media- Detroit Lions

Off to the Motor City to take a look at the local media contingent that follows the Detroit Lions

Newspaper- Detroit is primarily a two paper town, sharing one owner with two editorial staffs. The Detroit Free Press has a fairly well laid out online sports section which includes content dedicated to the Lions. What appears a little strange is that instead of one blog for the Lions, each reporter has his or her individual blog where they report on the team.

The Detroit News also has a good layout for its sports section. Its’ Lions-specific page also mixes in other news from around the NFL. Beat reporter Mike O’Hara keeps readers up to date on the paper’s Lions Blog.

Sports RadioWYXT serves as the flagship in the Lions Radio Network. Dan Miller handles play-by-play with Jim Brandstatter on analysis. You can also talk Lions on WDFN.

Television- WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ, and WWJ handles the local television coverage of the Lions.

Blogs- Looking for independent Lions blogs? Some of them include Pride of Detroit, Detroit Lions Blog, SideLion Report, and Lions Locker.

We know there are more resources for Lions fans. Add your favorites in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- Cleveland Browns

Our next stop of NFL cities and their local sports media is Cleveland and the Browns

Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper.  It’s online sports section is pretty basic.  It does have a page dedicated to the Browns, but it’s not easy to get to.  I do like the video clips.  Beat writers Tony Grossi and Mary Kay Cabot control what’s written in the Brown’s Beat Blog.

Sports RadioWMMS and WTAM are the anchors in the Cleveland Browns Radio Network.  For ongoing Browns talk, head over to ESPN’s WKNR.

Television-  The television outlets covering the Browns include WEWS, WJW, WKYC, and WOIO.

Blogs- Check out Dawgs By NatureAce Davis’ Cleveland Browns Blog, Browns Locker, and Dawg Pound Daily for independent Browns commentary.

If you read someone else’s reporting on the Browns, share it with everyone in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- 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 Timessports 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.

At Newsday, its sports section looks like the rest. It too has a page dedicated to the team. Tom Rock handles duties on the paper’s T-Rock’s Take blog.

Sports Radio- Sports power WFAN is the radio home for the Giants Radio Network.  Of course you can also listen to Giants talk over on ESPN 1050.

Television- There are plenty of television outlets that may provide coverage of the team. The ones representing the four major networks are WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW.

Blogs- Some of the independent Jets blogs include Giants Locker, Giants 101, Giants Football Blog, and Big Blue View.

We know this is only the beginning.  Let us know who you read in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- New York Jets

Time to spend the next two days in the Big Apple. Today we look at the hoard of local media that covers the New York Jets

Newspaper- The metropolitan area has four major newspapers that covers the Jets. The New York Times, for all its grandeur, has a relatively simple-looking online sports section. They do have a dedicated page for the Jets. The paper also includes the Fifth Down blog, which is devoted to both the Jets and Giants. Disappointing.

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 Jets, but it was no easily accessible. You first need to go to the football section then click a link that sorts the stories into the two NFL teams. Beat writer Rich Cimini keeps up the paper’s Jet Stream 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 Jets page by clicking through the NY Teams link in the top menu. Mark Cannizzaro keeps up the paper’s Jets Blog, although it seems not on a consistent basis.

At Newsday, its sports section looks like the rest. It too has a page dedicated to the team. Erik Boland handles duties on the paper’s Inside the Jets blog.

Sports Radio- ESPN 1050 is the radio home for the Jets Radio Network.  Of course you can also listen to Jets talk on sports radio power WFAN.

Television-  There are plenty of television outlets that may provide coverage of the team.  The ones representing the four major networks are WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW.

Blogs- Some of the independent Jets blogs include Jets Locker, The Cockpit, Jets Confidential, and Jets Gab.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Who do you like to read?  Let us know in the comments.

NFL Local Sports Media- San Francisco 49ers

Yesterday we looked at the local media covering one of the NFL teams in the Bay Area…today the other…San Francisco 49ers

Newspaper- The dominant daily in the city is the San Francisco Chronicle.   Its online sports page has a page dedicated to the team.  Its beat writing team also maintains the Niner Insider blog.  With esteemed columnists like Ray Ratto and Scott Ostler, you can expect plenty to be written about the Niners.

Sports Radio- KNBR and KSAN serve as the radio home of the Niners.  Joe Starkey handles play-by-play with Gary Plummer adding commentary.  KNBR is also the Bay Area’s sports radio king.

Television- KGO, KNTV, KPIX, KTVU are the major television outlets in San Francisco.

Blogs-  Check out Niners Nation49ers Locker, Mining the Gold Rush, and 49ers Gab for some independent Niner talk.

Read others we missed?  Please add them to our comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- Oakland Raiders

The next two days we will spend in the Bay area as we look at the local sports media covering their NFL teams.  Today it’s the Oakland Raiders‘ turn…

Newspaper- The Oakland Tribune is the daily newspaper in the city. It’s online sports page is pretty basic with dedicated Raiders coverage. Beat writer Jerry McDonald also handles duty in the paper’s Inside the Oakland Raiders blog.

Sports Radio- KSFO serves as the flagship in the Oakland Raiders Radio Network.  Greg Papa handles play-by-play with former Raiders coach Tom Flores adding analysis.  There doesn’t appear to be a dedicated sports radio station in Oakland(if I’m wrong, let me know), so I guess they can chime in on Raider talk at KNBR in San Francisco

Television- Again, not being familiar with the Bay Area media, it looks like KTVU is the only television station located in the City.  Check out San Francisco for other alternatives.

Blogs-  I do know that there are plenty of independent blogs on the Raiders.  They include  Silver and Black Pride Just Blog, Baby, Raiders Locker, and Raiders Gab.  I don’t know how accurate this is, but there is a list of blogs at Raiders Links.

If you recommend other Raiders resources, add them in the comments area.

NFL Local Sports Media- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Back down to Florida to check-in on who locally covers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Newspaper- The largest paper in the city proper is the Tampa Tribune. Its online sports section is well laid out, and it includes special coverage of the Bucs. The paper’s beat writers also contribute on a regular basis to its Bucs Report blog. Just to be fair the St. Petersburg Times also has comprehensive coverage of the Bucs.

Sports Radio- The Buccaneers Radio Network features Gene Deckerhoff and Hardy Nickerson on the call for all Bucs games. You can find Bucs talk on WDAE, The Sports Animal.

Television- WFLA, WFTS, WTSP and WTVT provide television coverage of the team…

Blogs- Some of the independent blogs on the team include Buc ‘Em, Buccaneers Locker, Buccaneers Gab, and Atop the Crow’s Nest.

Do you read other sites on the Bucs? Share them with everyone by posting them in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- Tennessee Titans

Let’s head to Nashville and take a look at the local media that covers the Tennessee Titans

Newspaper- The Tennessean is the major metropolitan newspaper covering the Titans. Like other papers its size, The Tennessean has a comprehensive sports section, including special overage of the Titans. Beat writers Jim Wyatt and Gary Estwick keep readers up to date on the paper’s Titans blog.

Sports Radio- There is a website devoted entirely to the Titans Radio Network. Mike Keith provides play-by-play while Frank Wycheck handles analysis. You can get more Titans talk on WGFX and WNFN.

Television- The television outlets covering the team include WKRN, WSMV, WTVF, and WZTV.

Blogs- Check out Music City Miracles, Titans Nation, Go Titans, and Total Titans for some independent Tennessee coverage.

As always if you prefer other resources in following the Titans, add them in the comments.

NFL Local Sports Media- Pittsburgh Steelers

Let’s take a look at the local media contingent that spend their time covering the Pittsburgh Steelers

Newspaper- The City of Pittsburgh are served by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

The Post Gazette has a very detailed online sports section with a page dedicated to the Steelers. Online Sports Editor Dan Gigler is the author of the Blog N’ Gold Steelers blog.

The Tribune Review also presents a respectable sports section. They also have a dedicated section for the club. Beat writer Scott Brown also maintains the paper’s Steelers’ blog.

Sports Radio- WDVE and WBGG serve as the flagship for the Steelers’ Radio Network. Bill Hillgrove serves on play-by-play while Tunch Ilkin provides analysis. WBGG and WEAE serve as the sports radio talkers in town.

Television- Follow the Steelers on television at KDKA, WPGH, WPXI, and WTAE.

Blogs- Among the blogs covering the Steelers include Behind the Steel Curtain, Steelers Locker, Steelers Gab, and the Steelers Tradition.

Steelers fans who read other resources, please add them in the comments.

NFL Local Sports Media- Chicago Bears

We now take a look at the local media covering the team in the country’s #2 NFL market…Chicago and the Bears

Newspaper- Chicago is a two newspaper town, with both the Sun Times and the Tribune serving the city.  Both papers’ online sports pages provide comprehensive coverage of the Bears.  Both also have space dedicated to the teamSun Times beat writer Brad Briggs helps maintain the paper’s Inside the Bears blog.  At the Trib, a series of reporters contribute to the Huddle Up blog.  The tribune also runs the Chicago Sports.com site which also has plenty of Bears news.

Sports Radio-  WBBM radio is the flagship that steers the Bears Radio Network. Jeff Joniak provides the play-by-play with Tom Thayer on game analysis.  The Windy City has two sports radio stations that provide plenty of Bears talk.  WSCR and WMVP.

Television- The local television outlets covering the Bears include WBBM, WFLD, WLS, WMAQ, and WGN.

Blogs- Check out these independent Bears blogs; Da Bears BlogChicago Bears Blog, Windy City Gridiron, and Bears Gab.

We know these are only a few resources covering the Bears.  Let us know who you read in the comments section.