Bob Raissman

What They’re Saying…February 22, 2008

The sports media columnists are out today with their latest work.  Here’s a peak at what they’re talking about…

Over at the LA Daily News, Tom Hoffarth continues his look at the best and worst of the LA area sports media…

Michael Hiestand at USA Today previews ESPN’s coverage of this weekend’s Tennessee/Memphis match-up.

David Barron at the Houston Chronicle talks about how the city preferred the NBA All-Star Game over the Daytona 500 last weekend…

Bob Wolfley at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a look at the HBO documentary on Joe Louis…

At the Oklahoman Mel Bracht has his weekly series of media notes.

In New York, Neil Best over at Newsday has a look at the morning team at sports radio WFAN.

Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News has his take on Roger Clemens backing out of his commitment to “ESPN the Weekend” in Florida.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times looks at the response to the Knicks replay on MSG given the team’s disappointing season.

In Boston, Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has the news on a new face on the Boston sports television scene…

Dave Darling at the Orlando Sentinel has his look at the best and worst sports movies…

At the Montgomery Advertiser, Mike Tankersley has his local media notes…

What They’re Saying…January 25, 2008

Here’s another look at what sports media columnists are discussing today…

Neil Best at Newsday has a look at how few Giants’ fans were able to secure tickets (through the proper channels) for the Super Bowl.

Michael Hiestand at USA Today previews Fox’ big plans for Super Sunday as well as profiles the NFL’s “other Tom Brady”.

David Barron of the Houston Chronicle also has more on Fox’ plans.

Nancy Marrapese-Burell at the Boston Globe reports on Beantown media plams for the big game.

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News continues the discussion on the suspensions of Kelly Tilghman and Dana Jacobsen.

It took five days, but Bob Raissman at the NY Daily News resurrects the Patriots/Spygate story, and its likelihood to be discussed over the next week.  Sigh.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the reflections of the Fox crew on the NFC Championship.

The NY Times’ Richard Sandomir has a piece on the return of Kelly Tilghman.  He also has a piece about the mentoring relationship between Marty Glickman and Marv Albert.

Barry Jackson at the Miami Herald has a report on the local Miami sports radio ratings.

At the Orlando Sentinel, Dave Darling gives us our sports viewing choices for the weekend.

Jim Carlisle at the Venture County Star takes a preview of NBC’s coverage of the US Figure Skating Championships.

Ray Frager at the Baltimore Sun says despite down years, the Orioles still rule in the city.

What They’re Saying…January 18, 2008

Here is a sample of what some of the sports media columnists across the country are discussing…

The NFL Conference Championship games are getting plenty of attention. The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron gives us a look at the ratings from last week’s action.

Newsday’s Neil Best talks to Fox’s Pam Oliver about Giants/Packers.

Elsewhere in Gotham, Bob Raissman in the NY Daily News points to how the NFL cherishes high ratings over anything else.

Richard Sandomir at the NY Times talks to three former quarterbacks turned TV analysts on the maturity of Eli Manning. He also has a piece on the stupid (my word) choice of covers deployed by the people at Golf Week Magazine.

Bob Wolfleyat the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has Troy Aikman’s take on the Giants and Packers.

USA Today’s Michael Hiestand has the impact Phil Simms has had in Bret Favre’s extended career.

Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News talks about the effects weather may have in the two games…media too.

More cold weather and the media from John Maffei at the North Country Times.

In the blogsphere Christopher Byrne at Eye on Sports Media has Jim Nantz’ take on the impacts of weather on a telecast.

Enjoy your sports Friday!

What They’re Saying…January 13, 2008

Happy Sunday!  Here are what some of the sports media columnists around the country are talking about today…

Newsday’s Neil Best says despite much criticism, Tony Kornheiser may be back in the Monday Night Football booth next season.

Also in New York, the Daily News’ Bob Raissman talks about the hype around the latest championship fight to take place in Madison Square Garden.

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviews Fox’ coverage of yesterday’s Seahawks/Packers playoff contest.

In St. Louis, Dan Caesar of the Post Dispatch discusses the revolutionary television coverage of St. Louis Blues games.

With college football now over, David Knox of the Birmingham News says focus now shifts to coverage of college hoops.

That’s a wrap for now.  Enjoy your sports Sunday!