Sunday, December 24, 2006

We won a bowl game. We won nine games. We did it on national TV and did it in impressive fashion. I'll offer further analysis of the game and season later this week, but for now I'll just give you the links to what the real experts are saying.

On the heels of their most impressive pre-game coverage I've ever seen the Mercury News give the Spartans, they outdid themselves with gameday coverage. They had Mark Purdy on the cover. They had Julie Patel at a local gathering place on the Local front. And they had centerpiece coverage in the sports page. Online, they had a great in-game presence with Jon Wilner blogging from home throughout the game and another impressive audio slideshow. All in all, a great effort from the hometown paper.

Unfortunately, the Chron only gave us AP coverage. But they did give us this pregame coverage.

Amazingly enough, the Santa Fe New Mexican even came through with a Spartan-centric story. That was in addition to standard game coverage.

The Albuquerque Tribune, as the hometown paper, focused more on New Mexico, but they did a good job of covering the event. This story addressed the overall success of the inaugural bowl game, which seemed to play out perfectly in every aspect except the final score.

The Arizona Star (Tucson) gives their former coach some love, read the comments for further insight.
Just AP coverage, but the LA Time does lead its bowl roundup with the Spartans.

And just for good measure, this is the place to go if you want to discuss Spartan football.


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