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What They’re Saying…January 23, 2008

News and notes from some of the sports media columnists across the USA…

Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Sentinel has the opening discussion on what has become the yearly, “Will Brett Farve return to the Packers” conversation.

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times has two pieces today, both hockey related.  One is a look at NBC’s Pierre McGuire.  The other the news that Versus has renewed its agreement to continue to telecast the NHL.

Michael Heistand at USA Today looks at changes in ABC/ESPN’s NASCAR coverage.

Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune has detail on the Fall 2007 ratings of the Windy City’s sports radio stations.

Thanks for checking in!

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!