Super Bowl XLII Preview

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.