NFL Local media

NFL Week 13, With Local Media Links

Here is the Week 13 NFL schedule, along with our look at the local media covering each team…


Tennessee at Detroit 12:30 PM CBS
Seattle at Dallas 4:15 PM FOX
Arizona at Philadelphia 8:15 PM NFL


San Francisco at Buffalo 1:00 PM FOX
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS
Indianapolis at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS
Carolina at Green Bay 1:00 PM FOX
Miami at St. Louis 1:00 PM CBS
New Orleans at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
NY Giants at Washington 1:00 PM FOX
Atlanta at San Diego 4:05 PM FOX
Pittsburgh at New England 4:15 PM CBS
Denver at NY Jets 4:15 PM CBS
Kansas City at Oakland 4:15 PM CBS
Chicago at Minnesota 8:15 PM NBC


Jacksonville at Houston 8:30 PM ESPN

NFL Week 3, With Local Media Links

Here is the NFL schedule for week 3, along with links to our look at the local media covering their teams… 


Kansas City at Atlanta 1:00 PM CBS
Oakland at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS
Tampa Bay at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
Carolina at Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX
Miami at New England 1:00 PM CBS
Cincinnati at NY Giants 1:00 PM CBS
Arizona at Washington 1:00 PM FOX
Detroit at San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX
St. Louis at Seattle 4:05 PM FOX
New Orleans at Denver 4:05 PM FOX
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 4:15 PM CBS
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 4:15 PM CBS
Cleveland at Baltimore 4:15 PM CBS
Dallas at Green Bay 8:15 PM NBC


NY Jets at San Diego 8:30 PM ESPN

NFL Local Sports Media- Washington Redskins

Let’s head inside the beltway to look at the local media contingent that covers the Washington Redskins

Newspaper- Washington DC is a two newspaper town, both of which have major influence. The Washington Post has a clean, well organized look. Its online sports section follows suit, including special coverage of the ‘Skins. The Post understands, and blends well, the use of old and new media to report on the club. Jason La Caforna takes charge of the paper’s Redskins Insider blog. And with this roster of columnists and other bloggers, it is a must stop for all Redskins fans.

The Washington Times has a mush more contemporary look which, at time, includes fonts which are pretty challenging to read. The same goes for its sports section, which attempts to cram all the information on one page. Its dedicated coverage of the ‘Skins is similar to the Post in that it works in multimedia and other Web 2.0 elements. The beat reporting staff also maintains the paper’s Redskins 360 blog.

Sports Radio- The Redskins Radio Network has the team covered on game day. Larry Michael provides play-by-play. He’s joined by Hall of Famers Sam Huff and Sonny Jurgensen. You can talk Redskins over at sports radio WTEM.

Television- WJLA, WRC, WTTG, and WUSA are television resources for the Redskins.

Blogs-  Check out Hogs HavenThe, The Curly R, and Riggo’s Rag, for independent blog coverage of the team.

We know there are many more places to get news on the ‘Skins.  Let us know what you think about our list and add others in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- Arizona Cardinals

Let’s head to the southwest and examine the local media group that covers the Arizona Cardinals

Newspaper-  The Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the region.  It’s online newspaper looks like Web-Alpha, really disappointing.  Its sports section is the same, no personality.  The paper is part of, which does do a good job using newspaper content on its sports section.  They have special content dedicated to the Cardinals.  Beat writer Kent Sommers does maintain his own blog for the paper.

Sports Radio- KTAR-AM & FM serve as the flagship in the Cardinals Radio Network.  Dave Pasch returns on play-by-play, along with Rob Wolfley on commentary.  KTAR and KGME are also places to talk Cardinals football.

Television- KNXV, KPHO, KPNX, and KSAZ are the television outlets in Phoenix that follow the Cardinals.

Blogs-  For independent blog coverage, check out The Cardinals Report, Raising Zona, AZ Sports Hub, and Cardinals Locker.

Please comment on the local Cardinals coverage and add your other favorite sites for all to check out.

NFL Local Sports Media- Denver Broncos

We spend today in the Mile High City to look at the media that covers the Denver Broncos

Newspaper- Denver is fortunate to be a two newspaper town.  The Denver Post has a clean. yet simple looking online sports section.  It includes dedicated coverage of the Broncos. Beat writer Lindsay Jones handles the All Things Broncos blog.  It’s always interesting when you have Woody Paige and Jim Armstrong also commenting on the team from time to time.

Over at the Rocky Mountain News their sports page is also clean and understated.  They too have special content on the Broncos, including Jeff Legwold and Lee Rasizer’s Broncos 24/7 blog.  They also have a section where they link to independent Broncos blogs.  Good move.  And if you want a visual view of the team, check in with Drew Litton‘s cartoons periodically.

Sports Radio- KOA serves as the flag ship in the Broncos Radio Network. Dave Logan and David Diaz-Infante provide game day coverage of the team.  Sports Radio KKFN has Broncos talk all day long.

Television-  KCNC, KDVR, KMGH and KUSA has television coverage of the Broncos.

Blogs-  You’ll find more information on the Broncos at Mile High ReportPredominantly Orange, Total Broncos, and Bronco Madness.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the local Broncos coverage or other site you like to visit.

NFL Local Sports Media- Atlanta Falcons

Down south we go to take a look at the media that covers the Atlanta Falcons on a day-to-day basis…

Newspaper-  The Atlanta Journal Constitution serves the greater metro Atlanta area.  Its online sports section appears to be laid out well.  It includes a special page of content on the Falcons.  The paper includes a beat reporter-generated Falcons Blog.  They also have fan interaction, including the Falcons Vent bulletin board, and the Bird Babe, a fan’s blog on the team.

Sports Radio- 92.9 Dave FM  serves as the flagship station for the Falcons Radio Network. Wes Durham and Dave Archer provide the play-by-play and commentary for each game.  Falcons talk can be heard on WCNN and WQXI.

Television- Check out television coverage of the Falcons on WAGA, WGCL, WSB, and WXIA.

Blogs- Some of the independent Falcons blogs include The Falcoholic, Falcons Wire, Flying High, and Falcons Gab.

Please use the comments section to discuss the Falcons coverage or add other sites you like to visit.

NFL Local Sports Media- Houston Texans

Today we look at the local media that covers the other team in the Lone Star State, the Houston Texans

Newspaper- In Houston the Houston Chronicle is he city’s dominant daily newspaper. The online sports section provides the reader with the standard fare, including a special page dedicated to the Texans.  Beat writer Megan Manfull contributes to the Texans Gameplan blog, but there are other writers who blog from time to time on the team.  The paper also has a fan that blogs on the team. Neat.

Sports Radio-  The Houston Texans Radio Network is anchored by sports radio KILT-AM and KILT-FM.  Marc Vandermeer serves on play-by-play with former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware providing commentary.  Along with KILT you can talk Texans on KBME and KFNC.

Television-  TV coverage of the Texans can be found on KHOU, KPRC, KRIV, and KTRK.

Blogs-  Check out Battle Red Blog, Bull Pen Dirt, Toro Times, and Texans Locker for some independent thoughts of the team.

We know you may read these or other resources on the Texans.  Share your thoughts in the comments.

NFL Local Sports Media- Detroit Lions

Off to the Motor City to take a look at the local media contingent that follows the Detroit Lions

Newspaper- Detroit is primarily a two paper town, sharing one owner with two editorial staffs. The Detroit Free Press has a fairly well laid out online sports section which includes content dedicated to the Lions. What appears a little strange is that instead of one blog for the Lions, each reporter has his or her individual blog where they report on the team.

The Detroit News also has a good layout for its sports section. Its’ Lions-specific page also mixes in other news from around the NFL. Beat reporter Mike O’Hara keeps readers up to date on the paper’s Lions Blog.

Sports RadioWYXT serves as the flagship in the Lions Radio Network. Dan Miller handles play-by-play with Jim Brandstatter on analysis. You can also talk Lions on WDFN.

Television- WDIV, WJBK, WXYZ, and WWJ handles the local television coverage of the Lions.

Blogs- Looking for independent Lions blogs? Some of them include Pride of Detroit, Detroit Lions Blog, SideLion Report, and Lions Locker.

We know there are more resources for Lions fans. Add your favorites in the comments section.

NFL Local Sports Media- Cleveland Browns

Our next stop of NFL cities and their local sports media is Cleveland and the Browns

Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper.  It’s online sports section is pretty basic.  It does have a page dedicated to the Browns, but it’s not easy to get to.  I do like the video clips.  Beat writers Tony Grossi and Mary Kay Cabot control what’s written in the Brown’s Beat Blog.

Sports RadioWMMS and WTAM are the anchors in the Cleveland Browns Radio Network.  For ongoing Browns talk, head over to ESPN’s WKNR.

Television-  The television outlets covering the Browns include WEWS, WJW, WKYC, and WOIO.

Blogs- Check out Dawgs By NatureAce Davis’ Cleveland Browns Blog, Browns Locker, and Dawg Pound Daily for independent Browns commentary.

If you read someone else’s reporting on the Browns, share it with everyone in the comments section.

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.