New Orleans is a hotbed of NFL draft coverage.
But as soon as the New Orleans Saints selected running back Alvin Kamara at No. 8 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, you could not find many other outlets that covered the draft in Louisiana.
“You don’t get that many people covering the NFL draft,” said David Hurd, a Louisiana public radio host who hosts “The Live Feed” on WVUE-AM (740 AM).
“That’s one of the reasons why Louisiana is such a hot spot for NFL draft.”
The Saints are preparing to move their franchise to Los Angeles and it’s possible that many local outlets could cover the draft as well.
But Hurd said he could not get the local media on board.
“If we want to cover the NFL in Louisiana, we need to do it on our own,” he said.
“I have a couple local radio stations that are doing that.
I have to tell you, it’s a pain.
I’ve tried to get people to go to their local station and find out where they can get the NFL on the air, but it’s hard.
You just have to go out there and talk to people.”
The first time Hurd spoke with the Saints in person, he was stunned by the level of coverage the team received.
“It was incredible,” Hurd recalled.
“And I was just so excited about it.
It was just amazing.”
The media is not always in line with the team in Louisiana It’s not just the coverage itself that makes Louisiana different.
It’s the media.
The state has the third highest per capita number of radio stations, with more than 300 in Louisiana (the national average is about 75).
It also has the second-highest number of cable stations (24) and the fifth-highest total number of digital channels (1,000).
So what is the NFL really doing to get its media coverage in Louisiana?
“It’s a big difference,” said Scott Liss, a former NFL analyst who now hosts “NFL Draft Live” on the station WVU.
“When the Rams moved, I think there was a lot of focus on the team moving to L.A., and the media just didn’t want to talk about it, because they’re trying to keep it in L.L.A. The media doesn’t want you to talk to your fans.
The people who work for those local media outlets are just trying to cover it.”
Liss said it is hard to get a full understanding of what is happening in Louisiana at the NFL Scouting Combine, because the league does not want to release the schedule of events that will take place in Louisiana for the first time since the franchise relocated to Los “because it’s an area that’s not a big fan of media.”
That said, there is a huge amount of excitement around the NFL.
The league is trying to get the draft on television in New Orleans, which would give the media the chance to cover a draft that they have been denied coverage of for decades.
“They don’t want that, and that’s why it’s so difficult to get an accurate picture of the draft,” Liss told The Times.
“So there’s a lot going on with that, but that’s where we get a lot from the media.”
LISS, who also serves as a radio host for the local TV station WFUV, said the local reporters and broadcasters do not necessarily cover the same events as the national media.
“The people who cover the national press are really, really good,” Lisconsaid.
“We do get a few stories on NFL draft prospects.
They’re all really good stories.
But the people who write the national stories are so good at covering that.
That’s the difference.
You have to ask the question, what’s happening here?
The media here is not necessarily covering the same things the national reporters are.”
Liscosportsportsports are not always the same Liss added that the local television and radio outlets do not always cover the very same things as the rest of the national outlets.
“People don’t necessarily know about the teams going to Laxmi.com.
They don’t know about their prospects.
I don’t think people know about how good the LSU prospects are.
And I think that’s what’s frustrating for people,” Lisliss said.
Liss’ point about not covering the draft is also backed up by a lot that the NFL has done for Louisiana.
For example, it has paid millions of dollars in public infrastructure, such as highways, to improve the state’s economy.
“That is going to be one of our biggest investments,” Lisch said.
“But I think one of them is just having the NFL and ESPN on air,” he added.
“There’s nothing wrong with that.
The only thing I don`t like is when you can’t get an NFL team on the radio