Minnesota Vikings

All NFL Media is Local- Minnesota Vikings

We continue our look at the local media contingent covering their NFL clubs.  Today we go to the Twin Cities and look at the reporters who follow the Minnesota Vikings

Newspaper-  The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Vikes.  Beat writers Mark Craig (Twitter) and Dan Wiederer (Twitter) maintain the paper’s Access Vikings blog.  Columnists Chip Scoggins (Twitter), Patrick Reusse (Twitter) and  the legendary Sid Hartman (Twitter) will also comment on the Vikes.  The paper also has an independent fan blog by Bo Mitchell, Patrick Donnelly and Christian Peterson

Sports Radio- Sports radio KFAN serves as the flagship of the Vikings Radio NetworkPaul Allen serves as the radio play-by-play voice, joined in the booth by Peter Bercich and Greg Coleman (Bercich Twitter) (Coleman Twitter).  The FAN and KSTP are also the best places for Vikings talk on non-game days.

Television- KAREKMSPKSTP, and WCCO are the main television outlets that cover the Vikings.  Fox Sports North will also provide coverage of the team.

Blogs-  The following independent blogs are another resource for Vikings fans; Purple PrideDaily NorsemanThe Viking Age, Vikings Gab, The Viking Ship, MNVikings Blog, and the team’s own blog.

We know this is not a complete list of resources.  Please use the comments to list others.

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Is The Minnesota Press Drinking the Kool-Aid?

I’ve always been a proponent of adapting the adage of Tip O’Neil when it comes to the media.  O’Neil believed “all politics is local”.   I belive that sometimes “the best media is local”.

You can find out so much more about a team or an athlete by taking time to read what the local journalists are writing.  Case in point is the Vikings signing of Brett Favre.

Take a look at the sports sections at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Full blown coverage of the signing is not a surprise.  An event of this magnitude is expected to be huge in any media market.

Examining the columns, it appears the media in Minnesota is not yet asking the questions that many outside of the Twin Cities seem to be asking.  Never mind what the readers of these papers think.

I have hope that the Minnesota press will begin asking tough questions of the Vikings and Favre once the season gets underway.  But for one day, the media in the Land of 10,000 Lakes appears to have a little purple ink in its pens…

NFC Wildcard Match-Up: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings

Here is a preview of the Sunday’s NFC Wildcard game bwteen the Philadeplphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings via the local media outlets covering each team:

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Let’s check out the City of Brotherly Love and the local media that covers the Philadelphia Eagles

Newspaper-  Philadelphia is a two newspaper town owned by one company.  Both papers are housed within the same web site.  The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News sports sections seems devoid of any page dedicated to the Eagles.   The Daily News beat writers do maintain a blog.  The Inquirer also has a blog, but it’s not easy to find.  The host philly.com site, however, does have a dedicated Eagles page which encompasses both newspapers’ content.

Sports Radio- WYSP serves as the flagship in the Eagles Radio Network.  Merrill Reese serves as the play-by-play voice, joined by Mike Quick with analysis.  Philly fans are fortunate to have two sports radio stations to follow the team; powerhouse WIP and WPEN.

Television- Television outlets in Philadelphia include KYW, WCAU, WPVI, and WTXF.

Blogs- Check out Bleeding Green NationIggles Blog, Eagles Locker, and Bleed Eagles Green for independent writing on the Eagles.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

We continue our look at the local media contingent covering their NFL clubs.  Today we go to the Twin Cities and look at the reporters who follow the Minnesota Vikings

Newspaper-  The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Vikes.  Beat writers Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins maintain the paper’s Access Vikings blog.  With the legendary Sid Hartman as one of its columnists, you are guaranteed some great material from the Trib.

Sports Radio- Sports radio KFAN serves as the flagship of the Vikings Radio Network.  Paul Allen serves as the radio play-by-play voice, joined in the booth by Peter Bercich.  The FAN is also the best place for Vikings talk on non-game days.

Television- KARE, KMSP, KSTP, and WCCO are the main television outlets that cover the Vikings.

Blogs-  The following independent blogs are another resource for Vikings fans; Purple Pride, Daily Norseman, The Viking Age, and Purple Pride.

NFL Local Sports Media- Minnesota Vikings

We continue our look at the local media contingent covering their NFL clubs.  Today we go to the Twin Cities and look at the reporters who follow the Minnesota Vikings

Newspaper-  The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Vikes.  Beat writers Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins maintain the paper’s Access Vikings blog.  With the legendary Sid Hartman as one of its columnists, you are guaranteed some great material from the Trib.

Sports Radio- Sports radio KFAN serves as the flagship of the Vikings Radio Network.  Paul Allen serves as the radio play-by-play voice, joined in the booth by Peter Bercich.  The FAN is also the best place for Vikings talk on non-game days.
Television- KARE, KMSP, KSTP, and WCCO are the main television outlets that cover the Vikings.

Blogs-  The following independent blogs are another resource for Vikings fans; Purple Pride, Daily Norseman, The Viking Age, and Purple Pride.

We know this is not a complete list of resources.  Please use the comments to list others.