New York Giants

All NFL Media is Local- New York Giants

Time to take a look at the local media contingent covering the New York Giants

Newspaper- The metropolitan area has four major newspapers that covers the Giants. The New York Times‘ (subscription may be required) sports section includes a dedicated page for the Giants. Sam Borden (Twitter) is the lead reporter on the Giants beat.  Others contribute to the paper’s Fifth Down blog, which is devoted to both the Jets and Giants.  Columnist William C. Rhoden (Twitter) may also chime in on the Giants.

The New York Daily News online sports section is well organized with a special section on the Giants.  Beat writer Ralph Vacchiano (Twitter) keeps up the paper’s The Blue Screen blog.  Mike Lupica leads a large contingent of columnists at the paper who may make their feelings known on the G-Men.

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 (Twitter) leads the beat and keeps up the paper’s Giants Blog.  As with the Daily News, there are plenty of columnists on the sports staff to comment on the Giants.

At Newsday (subscription required), its sports section also has a page dedicated to the team. Tom Rock (Twitter) handles duties on the paper’s Giants blog.  As with its brethren, the paper has its share of columnists to talk Giants.

Sports Radio- Sports power WFAN is the radio home for the Giants Radio Network.  Bob Papa (Twitter) and Carl Banks (Twitter) have the call of the game. Of course you can also listen to Giants talk over on ESPN 98.7 FM.

Television- There are plenty of television outlets that may provide coverage of the team. The ones representing the four major networks are WABCWNBCWCBS, and WNYW.  The YES Network does have some NFL coverage as does SNY. And of course there is coverage on ESPN New York.

Blogs- Some of the independent Jets blogs include Giants LockerGiants Gab, Ultimate NYG, and Big Blue View.

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

NFC Divisional Playoffs- Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants

Time to preiew this Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants, through the local media 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 Nation, Iggles Blog, Eagles Locker, and Bleed Eagles Green for independent writing on the Eagles.

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.

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.

Game Preview- Super Bowl XLII, New York Giants vs. New England Patriots

We have two weeks to discuss this Super Bowl match-up.  Why get caught-up with the opinions of those in the national media when the best news about these teams will come from their local outlets?  So, get prepped for the big game through the work of the New York and Boston media…

New York Giants (13-6)

The Giants enter the game winners of ten straight road games…and they are considered the road team in the Super Bowl.  Get all the back stories directly from the team from its website.

Being in the number one media market in the country affords Giants’ fans a nearly unlimited supply of news about the team.  On the print side, New York is the only city to support four dailies, The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, and Newsday.  The papers offer Giant-specific pages and will undoubtedly develop special Super Bowl sections as well.

New York is home to the first, and some will say the most popular, sports radio station in the country, WFAN.  The flagship station of the team will undoubtedly have comprehensive coverage of the game both in the city and in Arizona.  New York’s other sports radio outlet, WEPN, is also expected to play a big role leading up to the game.

The Gotham City media coverage would not be complete without mentioning television outlets WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW.

Independent Giants’ blogs? Where do we begin?  Check out Giant Football Blog, Big Blue View, Giants Bits, Giants Gab, and Giants Locker.  I don’t want to slight others.  Add your favorites through the comments.

New England Patriots (18-0)

The Patriots are looking to make history.  Will the Boston media be the ones to play-up a new Boston/New York rivalry?  Before kick-off you can probably count on it.  You won’t hear any of that, however,  on the Patriots’ website.

Boston has arguably the toughest and most critical sports media.  Both The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald will breakdown this game from every conceivable angle.  As with their New York colleagues, make sure to check-out the Patriots’ specific pages and dedicated Super Bowl sections.

Sports radio powerhouse WEEI will have wall to wall coverage of the game.  The station is already promoting its anticipated presence in Arizona.  The ESPN Radio outlet in town, WAMG, will also provide their view of the game.

The Boston television outlets will once again be making the trip to the big game.  Find out more from WCVB, WBZ, WHDH, and WFXT.

Boston sports fans usually have some of the most innovative blogs.  Check out the Pats on Land of Patriots, Patriots Locker, Murphy’s Patriots, and Patriots Gab.  Missed some?  Add them in the comments.

I know this is not a comprehensive list of local media coverage of both teams.  I understand there are outlets in New Jersey and upstate covering the Giants and ones in Providence, the Boston suburbs, and all of New England that follow the Pats.  And let’s not get into the mixed loyalties of those in Connecticut.

If you follow some of these links and you are not ready for the game, you have no one to blame but yourself.  So there.