By GT Staff | The long-awaited football season kicks off next week with action slated in the college ranks, with the NFL’s regular season games beginning the following week.
GamingToday will once again offer in-depth coverage through weekly reports and analysis from its roster of expert columnists.
Coinciding with the NFL season, GT’s long-running Bookies Battle will be renewed for a 30th straight year.
The Bookies Battle features the point-spread picks for every NFL game from Nevada’s top sports book directors.
New this year to GT’s football coverage will be weekly podcasts, which will preview all the weekends’ action in a radio broadcast format.
The podcasts will be posted on GT’s website, gamingtoday.com, beginning every Friday morning of the football season.
The podcasts, which will be available free of charge, will be conducted by managing editor David Stratton, and will feature GT columnists, staffers and guest experts to analyze all the college and NFL action.
Stratton said the podcasts will offer a new, timely and in-depth dimension to the weekly newspaper’s football coverage.
"We will be able to extend our football coverage through this very powerful medium," Stratton said. "However, let’s point out what listeners won’t get from our podcasts.
"First, listeners won’t find a group of touts making lofty claims, shallow predictions and meaningless trends, topped off with their ‘20-star selections,’ ‘play of the day’ or ‘conference game of the year’ – all available for one low price.
"Secondly, the podcasts won’t be a forum for whimsical chatter, the type of mindless banter that marks the sports talk radio market, especially in Las Vegas."
Instead, the podcasts will feature serious discussion, punctuated by detailed analysis of all the pro and college games, Stratton said.
"The podcasts will be a meticulous extension of our newspaper coverage," he said. "Listeners may not recognize the names of some of our guest experts, but they should be impressed with the quality of their discussion."
The podcasts begin next Friday (Aug. 29) with a preview of the first big college football weekend. The podcasts are free and only require a quick and simple sign-in.