Here are the local sports media columns for today, as we get ready for Sports Media Musings coming up in a little bit.
Three is no crowd with Zolak – Chad Finn looks at the addition of Scott Zolak to the Patriots radio broadcasts, and what Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti think of having the former quarterback on their team.
Media Roundup: Has Red Sox Media Coverage Crossed A Line? – I think the headline of my SB Nation Boston column this week is a little misleading, while I don’t like the hysterics that have gone on, I don’t mention crossing lines, either. Instead, I’m looking at a few media members who have distinguished themselves for the good this month. Also, I’ve got a look at the Patriots TV ratings thus far this season:
A quick note on TV ratings for the Patriots. Sunday’s game against the Cowboys on FOX tied for the highest rating of the season for the Patriots, the 37.1 rating was equaled only by the season-opening broadcast against Miami on Monday Night Football. The Dallas game received a higher share of the audience than the Miami game, pulling in a 62 (a season high) in comparison to the 56 share of the season opener. The Patriots are averaging a 33.6 rating and 59.5 HH over their first six games.
Tuning In: Antonio Tarver picks Edwin Rodriguez to beat Rosinsky – Bill Doyle talks to Showtime boxing analyst Antonio Tarver about this weekend’s fight between Worcester super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez and Will Rosinsky at Foxwoods.
Congratulations to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, who was named by the Pro Football Writers of America as a winner of a Dick Connor Writing Award for his Enterprise Feature “Roster overhaul key to Patriots’ success.” which appeared in the January 5th, 2011 edition of the Herald. (A full list of honorees can be found here.)