AFC Wildcard Game

AFC Wildcard Match-Up: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

Here is a look at Sunday’s AFC Wildcard game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins through the work of the local media covering each team:


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.


As we continue to look at the local sports media outlets that cover the NFL, let’s head to Miami and media that follows the Dolphins

Newspaper- The Miami Herald is the major metropolitan newspaper that serves the city. Its sports section provides comprehensive coverage of the team, including a Dolphins-specific page. Beat writers Jeff Darlington and Armando Salguero do a good job covering the team with Salguero hosting the paper’s Dolphins in Depth blog.

Sports Radio-  South Florida Dolphins’ fans are well covered on game day at the Dolphins Radio Network.  Jimmy Cefalo returns on play-by-play as do analysts Jim Mandich and Joe Rose.

If you want to talk Dolphins on local sports radio, check out WQAM and WAXY.

Television- Local television stations following the Dolphins include WFORWPLG, WSVN, and WTVJ.

Blogs- Some of the independent blogs covering the team include the PhinsiderPhinfever, Phin Phanatic, and Dolphins Gab.

AFC Wildcard Match-Up: Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers

Here is our preview of this Saturday’s AFC Wildcard game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers, through the work of the local media covering each team:


Our next entry looking at the local sports media covering NFL teams takes us to Indianapolis and the Colts

Newspaper- The newspaper of record in Indy is the Indianapolis Star. The online version of the paper has a fairly comprehensive sports section, including a dedicated page for the Colts. Beat writers Phillip B. Wilson and Mike Chappell have their own blogs that focuses on the team. Columnist Bob Kravitz also touches upon the Colts from time to time.

Sports Radio- The Colts have an extensive radio network.  Bob Lamey handles play-by-play with mark Herrmann and Ted Marchibroda working as analysts.  WFNI and WNDE give fans two sports radio stations to talk about the team.

Television-  Television stations covering the Colts include WISH, WRTV, WTHR and WXIN.

Blogs-  The Colts have no shortage of independent blogs commenting on the team.  Some of them include Stampede Blue, Colt Freaks, Nap Towns Finest, and Colts Gab.


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 TalkChargers Confidential, Bolt Hype, and Chargers Gab.