AFC Divisional Playoff

AFC Divisional Playoff- San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Here is a preview of Sunday’s AFC Divisonal Playoff match-up between the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, through the work of the local media covering each team;


Southern California is our next stop as we look at the local media covering their NFL teams. Time to examine the group following the San Diego Chargers

Newspaper- The San Diego Union Tribune is the paper of record in the city. The broadsheet’s online sports section includes a page dedicated to the Bolts. beat writers Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins also contribute to the paper’s Chargersblog. Columnists Tim Sullivan and Jerry Magee also chime in on the Chargers from time to time.

Sports Radio- KIOZ Radio serves as the flagship in the Chargers Radio Network. Josh Levin delivers play-by-play with Hank Bauer offering commentary. Sports radio XEPRS gives Charges fans a place to talk about the team.

Television- The television outlets covering the team include KFMB, KGTV, KNSD, KSWB

Blogs- Among the independent blogs following the team are Bolt Talk, Chargers Confidential, Bolt Hype, and Chargers Gab.


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.

AFC Divisional Playoffs- Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans

Here is a preview of this weekend’s AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, through the local media covering both teams:


Let’s head to the Mid-Atlantic region of the country and examine the local media contingent that covers the Baltimore Ravens

Newspaper- One of the most underrated mid-sized newspapers in the Country is the Baltimore Sun. It has a long tradition of having a comprehensive sports section. The online version of the paper has a page dedicated to the Ravens. The paper’s various beat writers also maintain the Ravens Insider Blog. Baltimore has its own weekly sports newspaper, the Press Box.

Sports Radio- WBAL serves as the home of the Ravens Radio Network. To talk Ravens, tune into sports talker WJFK.

Television- Among the television stations on the Baltimore beat include WBAL, WBFF, WJZ and WMAR.

Blogs- Check out Ravens News, Ravens Gab, Baltimore Beatdown, and Ravens 24-7 for independent coverage of the team.


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.