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;
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 Times‘ sports 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.