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Welcome to the SI Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.

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    Jim Miller on HBO History

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 72:17


    Episode 367 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author James Andrew Miller, who has a new book out about all things HBO. Miller talks about how "The Sopranos" first episode did not screen well with test audiences, the struggles that James Gandolfini went through and how a big curveball was thrown at the show's "Pine Barrens" episode. Miller also discusses the behind-the-scenes problems with "The Larry Sanders Show," why HBO was the perfect fit for Larry David and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and why "House of Cards" and "The Crown" had an impact on HBO. Before we talk about the book, "Tinderbox," Miller discusses how ESPN is feeling about the success of the "ManningCast," whether he think executives will try to tinker with the format and whether we may see less guests on the show in future. The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York discuss the college football coaching circus and why it's kinda gross, how the Lakers caused the end of Will Ferrell's friendship with Adam McKay, the Mount Rushmore of HBO shows and this week's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    All-Traina Thoughts Thanksgiving Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 50:42

    Episode 366 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the new Hulu documentary, "Janet," which goes in-depth on the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the infamous wardrobe malfunction. What did the doc do well? What was the most frustrating aspect of the doc? What are the biggest takeaways from the doc? Who was the biggest villain in the entire scandal? In addition, Jimmy and Sal talk about how it's enough with the Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving, what new tradition the NFL needs to start on Thanksgiving weekend and how we squeeze in the games while also trying to deal with family on the holiday. Jimmy and Sal also reveal their favorite Thanksgiving dishes, the truth about turkey and the key to stuffing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Kenny Mayne + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 87:10


    Episode 365 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Kenny Mayne. The longtime ESPN personality talks about his May departure from the World Wide Leader after 27 years there. Months later, how does he feel about what went down, does he have regrets revealing that ESPN asked him to take a 61 percent pay cut and how weird was it to do shows after announcing he was leaving. He also discusses how he navigated being political on social media while trying to follow ESPN's guidelines and which tweets got him in trouble during his time at the company.  Mayne also gives us an update on what he's doing now and what he will do going forward, whether a sports-themed type of "Daily Show" can work, how he's doing with bitcoin, what he told Aaron Rodgers after the Packers quarterback got Covid and much more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about big news for Sal, Steph Curry getting "MVP" chants on the road, the Tom Brady docuseries, "Man In the Arena," the new, in-season edition of "Hard Knocks" and Episode 4 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    WWE's Becky Lynch + The Ringer's Kevin Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 99:07


    Episode 364 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is WWE superstar, Becky Lynch. The wrestler known as "The Man," talks about her upcoming Survivor Series match with Charlotte Flair and the real-life heat between the two. Lynch talks about the duo not being friends anymore and not trusting her despite having a huge match against her. Lynch also talks about returning to her job after having a baby, bringing her baby to the arena for all her shows, if she ever thought she wouldn't come back and what it was like when fan reaction went from jubilation to anger when she made a surprise return at SummerSlam. Following Lynch, The Ringer's Kevin Clark joins the podcast to discuss a variety of topics including why Jim Nantz sent him a 1/4 zip polo, the success of the ManningCast, fallout from Aaron Rodgers' interviews with Pat McAfee, the genius of Bill Belichick, the problems with the Chiefs, ESPN's documentary series on Tom Brady and more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about an Instagram prank gone wrong by Jimmy, the Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris incident, getting burned by spoilers, Episode 3 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Al Michaels On His Future, the ManningCast & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 74:29


    Episode 363 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Al Michaels. The voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" addresses reports that he's headed to Amazon to call "Thursday Night Football" next season. Michaels also talks about how he views certain games on the Sunday night schedule, the wildest games he's called, his old feud with Boomer Esiason, the good and bad from the Dennis Miller years on "Monday Night Football" and his thoughts on the success of the ManningCast. Michaels also talks about steakhouses, his favorite sides and why he puts ketchup on his steaks. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the Aaron Rodgers-Covid saga, whether Von Miller was traded because of a Halloween party, highlights of the last ManningCast, Episode 2 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and the revelation that Tony died in the final episode of "The Sopranos." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Chris Long + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 62:12


    Episode 362 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with NFL Super Bowl champion Chris Long. The former Ram, Patriot and Eagle, who currently hosts the Green Light Podcast and is a host on Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football pregame show, talks about a recent trip to Vegas, why it's bad to gamble on Saturdays, the best NFL matchup of the season, appearing on the ManningCast, Tom Brady giving us a lot of personality post Bill Belichick and much more. Following Long, is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. Topics covered include college football's ridiculous overtime rules, whether there is any buzz for the Braves-Astros World Series, the season premiere of “Curb Your Enthusiasm and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Steve Levy and Jeff Garlin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 93:36

    Episode 361 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a pair of interviews. First up is Steve Levy from ESPN. Levy talks about how his second season calling "Monday Night Football" is going, how he feels about the Peyton and Eli Manning alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, the challenges of a three-person booth, the impact that fans in the stands have on a broadcast and much more. Levy also discusses ESPN getting back in the NHL game and his role on hockey coverage this season. Levy also reminisces about his famous "SportsCenter" slip up, his favorite "SportsCenter moments and his days working at WFAN. Following Levy, Jeff Carlin from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" joins the podcast. Garlin talks about the new season of the HBO comedy, which actor breaks the most when filming, whether "Curb" could work anywhere but HBO, why the show isn't going to do much on Covid, how much of a scene is on the outline the actors get, his favorite "Curb" season and much more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about why this is the best time of year for a sports fan, the Yankees retaining Aaron Boone, whether "Curb" should do shows about Covid and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    John Ourand and Alan Sepinwall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 89:07


    Episode 360 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a pair of interviews. First up is "Sports Business Journal" reporter John Ourand. Ourand talks about the fallout from the Jon Gruden email controversy and ESPN's Adam Schefter's journalistic ethics getting called into question as part of the fallout. We also discussed ESPN's new deal with the NFL to air a Monday night wild-card game and how Peyton and Eli Manning's alternate broadcast fits in. Ourand also updates us on where things stand regarding the future of the NFL Sunday Ticket contract and whether DirecTV's run is over. Following Ourand, Alan Sepinwall, the Chief TV Critic for "Rolling Stone" joins the podcast to talk about the "Many Saints of Newark," "Squid Game," Jon Stewart's new AppleTV show, "Seinfeld's" syndication deals and much more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about Jimmy trying to book Larry David for the SI Media Podcast, Sal's NFL Sunday getting ruined and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Kyle Brandt on auditioning with Peyton and Eli, Wall Streeters and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 75:38


    Episode 359 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with the NFL Network's, Kyle Brandt. The "Good Morning Football" host talks about auditioning with Peyton and Eli Manning for the host role on their alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, why he thinks it was best that he didn't get the gig and what makes the broadcast special. Brandt also talks about Nate Burleson leaving "Good Morning Football," his "10 Questions" podcast and pushing the envelope on air. In addition, Bradt pulls back the curtain on his "Wall Streeters" segment in which he and Peter Schrager transform into Jared and Trent. How many people write the sketch? How much is it rehearsed? What is it like to get up for and then come down from the sketch. Following Brandt is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY talk about the Urban Meyer mess, ESPN naming Mike Greenberg the host of "NBA Countdown," the "Sopranos" prequel movie, "The Many Saints of Newark" and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    ESPN's Stephen A. Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 84:20

    Episode 358 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. The "First Take" host talks about why he felt like this was the time to remove Max Kellerman from the show, all that went into the decision and whether Kellerman agreed with the decision. Smith also talks about whether the show will eventually hire one co-host or if they will keep a rotating cast of characters. Smith also shares his philosophy on what makes a good sports debate, on criticizing athletes and on what the sports media business is all about. The energetic personality also discusses the importance of credibility and why his resume is important for what he does. Smith also reveals that when his contract with ESPN is up in four-years, his goal will be to host a late-night talk show. Does this mean he'll leave the sports world? He answers that question and many more. Following Smith is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, talk about the highly anticipated Brady vs. Belichick matchup, Week 3 of the Peyton and Eli Show, the upcoming "Sopranos" movie, the best "Curb Your Enthusiasm" scenes and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan and Andrew Marchand

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 101:51


    Episode 357 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews, First up is AEW wrestler, Bryan Danielson, who was formally known in WWE as Daniel Bryan. The fan favorite talks about why he decided to join AEW after spending so many years in WWE, what he's most looking forward to doing in AEW, his relationship with Vince McMahon and McMahon being overly protective of him. Danielson also talks about why one particular night in his WWE career was so special to him, what he makes of the AEW vs. WWE narrative and much more. Following Danielson, Andrew Marchand, sports media columnist for the "New York Post," joins the podcast. Marchand and Traina discuss the success of the Peyton and Eli Manning alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast, Al Michaels joining Amazon to call Thursday Night Football, the return of Gus Johnson to the NFL and much more. Following Marchand is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, talk about about the NFL's taunting rule, why Sal hates laptops and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 81:48


    Episode 356 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, who is an executive producer on ESPN's latest "30-for-30" documentary, "Once Upon A Time In Queens." Jimmy's Cousin Sal is also a producer on the doc and joins the podcast to discuss the best nostalgic moments from the doc, why they wanted to tell the story of the 1986 New York Mets and which former players stood out for their performances in the show.Kimmel also talks about his time on FOX's NFL pregame show, how much Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long hated him and almost getting voted off the "NFL on FOX."Other topics discussed include why the '80s were the best decade, what Kimmel's mentality is doing a late-night show during the age of streaming, the one guest he'd like to have on his show, his reaction to going viral, which question he hates being asked.Following Romo is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, reveal about Week 1 NFL television observations, give credit to Tom Brady for being right about a big issue and talk about the MTV Video Music Awards. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Tony Romo + NFL predictions and picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 72:30


    Episode 355 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Tony Romo. CBS' lead NFL analyst talks about when he decided he wanted to get into broadcasting, when he thought he was good at what he does, how long he wants to call NFL games and whether he listens to broadcasting advice from others. Romo also weighs in on the new 17-game schedule, shares a Bill Parcells story and reveals what he's like after too many drinks. Following Romo is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple before getting into a big NFL picks segment. They each give their best over/under team win total bets for the 2021 season, their AFC and NFC title game predictions, Super Bowl winner and reveal their three best bets for Week 1 of the season. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Ben Strauss on Bishop Sycamore + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 71:06

    Episode 354 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with sports reporter Ben Strauss of the "Washington Post." Strauss breaks down all aspects of the wild Bishop Sycamore story that unfolded this week. The high school football team played a game on ESPN, but it quickly became apparent that something was clearly off with the non-competitive team. How did this happen? Why did this happen? What are ramifications? Who is to blame? Strauss explains it all. Following Strauss is the SI Media Podcast's weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss what happened with the Mets this week, J.R. Smith returning to college and taking us along for the journey, movies we haven't seen that we should've seen, gambling and more. Jimmy also reads the latest Apple Podcast reviews on the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Nate Burleson & James Andrew Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 100:00


    Episode 353 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is Nate Burleson, who is leaving the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" to co-host "CBS This Morning." Burleson discusses what went into his decision to make the career change, why the move wasn't an automatic "yes" and why the job at CBS News appealed to him. The former NFL wide receiver also talks about the reaction to the NFL playoff game he called on Nickelodeon last year, his favorite "Good Morning Football" memory, the hardest job he's ever and gives us a great Jay Z impersonation. Following Burleson, writer, author and reporter, James Andrew Miller joins the podcast. Miller shares his insights into ESPN'a alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast with Peyton and Eli Manning, Stephen A. Smith reportedly getting Max Kellerman removed from "First Take," the "Sopranos" prequel movie, the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and much more. The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss whether you can do a sports debate show with someone you don't like, "Hard Knocks," SummerSlam, CM Punk's return to wrestling and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


    Joe Buck on Field of Dreams, NFL, Jeopardy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 79:41

    Episode 352 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with FOX Sports's Joe Buck. The veteran play-by-play broadcaster shared behind-the-scenes details on the "Field of Dreams" game between the Yankees an White Sox, Kevin Costner's involvement in the telecast and what it was like to call the game. FOX's lead NFL voice also talks about beginning his 20th season calling games with Troy Aikman, the big viewership number for the Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame game that he called and the NFL's new emphasis on taunting. Buck also shares his thoughts on guest hosting "Jeopardy!" and James Holzhauer's tweet taking aim at Buck' The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss taunting in the NFL, whether sports owners should tweet and the Christmas Day battle between the NFL and NBA. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Roman Reigns and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 94:47


    Episode 351 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is WWE Universal champion, Roman Reigns, who will main event SummerSlam this year in a match against John Cena. Reigns shares his thoughts on working with Cena after he was away from the company for long, gives us the backstory on his famous "missionary" promo on Cena and the fallout, tells us where we stand on a potential Reigns match agains The Rock and reveals what happened after he speared Stephanie McMahon during a WrestleMania match in 2017. Following the interview with Reigns, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo from SiriusXM joins the podcast. Russo talks about the challenge of figuring out how much he should talk about the pandemic during a sports show, terrible fan behavior at games, whether he intends to slow down any time soon, the success of Pat McAfee on his "Mad Dog Radio" channel and much more. The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss the new Netflix documentary on the "Malice at the Palace," MLB's Field of Dreams game between the Yankees and White Sox and whether it was OK for Aaron Rodgers to shame a reporter who wore crocs with socks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ian Eagle + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 79:31


    Episode 350 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with versatile play-by-play man, Ian Eagle. The CBS and Turner Sports broadcaster talks about the possibility of becoming Turner's lead NBA voice now that the job is open thanks to Marv Albert's retirement. Would Eagle have any scheduling issues if he got the gig since he also calls Brooklyn Nets games locally in New York and the NFL on CBS? Eagle also reveals whether the play-by-play job for "Thursday Night Football" on Amazon appeals to him. Eagle also shares a tremendous story about Tom Brady shaming him for a poor eating and drinking decision, does spot-on imitations of Bill Raftery and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, comes clean about being addicted to TikTok and clears up some of his controversial food habits. Following the interview with Eagle, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins the podcast for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment, during which we discuss the upcoming season of "Hard Knocks," Netflix's documentary on the "Malice at the Palace," Gus Johnson returning to the NFL and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    The Ringer's Bryan Curtis + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 62:02


    Episode 349 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of "The Ringer." The writer and co-host of "The Pressbox Pod" talks about a recent article he wrote about longtime Dallas broadcaster, Dale Hansen and the death of the local news sportscaster. Curtis also discusses how ESPN's problem with "NBA Countdown" got exposed during the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor controversy, why ESPN did not get its white whale in the new "Monday Night Football" deal with Peyton Manning, the low Olympics ratings and viewers' gripes NBC's coverage, Charles Barkley's freedom, Siskel and Ebert and much more. Following the interview with Curtis, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins the podcast for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment, during which he discussed the worst time on the sports calendar, the viciousness of TikTok and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Lindsay Czarniak and Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 43:17


    Episode 348 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with broadcaster Lindsay Czarniak, who will be part of NBC's Olympics coverage. Czarniak talks about her daily Olympics show "On Her Turf," what she's most excited to see at the 2021 Summer Games and whether things could be dicey in Tokyo because of Covid. Czarniak also talks about the progress women have made in sports media, her experiences working at a variety of sports media companies and the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor situation Following the interview with Czarniak, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins the podcast for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segments. Topics covered this week include Tom Brady's jokes at the White House, the new Peyton Manning-Eli Manning "Monday Night Football" show on ESPN2, Giannis' post-NBA Finals order at Chick-Fil-A, the worst songs of all time and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Andrew Marchand on a wild week in sports media

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 70:13

    Episode 347 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Marchand breaks down all aspects of the Maria Taylor-Rachel Nichols controversy, gives the scoop on where everything currently stands with Taylor's future and explains what ESPN did wrong in this situation. We also talked about Stephen A. Smith's offensive comments about Angels star, Shohei Ohtani, why and how they happened and Smith's apologies. Other topics discussed with Marchand include the rumors that Apple TV may get NFL Sunday Ticket, whether some media outlets will try to keep broadcasters off the road to save money and much more. Following Marchand is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Traina and Sal Licata of WFAN and SNY, discuss Major League Baseball getting rid two awful rules, while considering a new rules change. Other topics in the "Traina Thoughts" segment include Giannis' NBA finals performance, WWE back on the road and James Gandolfini being offered a job on "The Office." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN's Sean McDonough

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 78:33

    Episode 346 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with veteran play-by-play man, Sean McDonough. The versatile ESPN broadcaster talks about how and why he lobbied to get the job as the network's lead NHL play-by-play announcer. McDonough also reveals why he thought his two-year stint working with Jon Gruden on "Monday Night Football" didn't work and how his style didn't mesh with Gruden's. Other topics covered on the podcast include McDonough's famous call of Francisco Cabrera's game-winning hit in Game 7 of the 1993 NLCS and whether he feels like he should be mentioned among the elite play-by-play people across sports, his famous voice cracks. McDonough closes his interview by sharing a must-hear story about his longtime college basketball partner, Bill Raftery. Following the interview with McDonough is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Topics include the Rachel Nichols-Maria Taylor controversy, MLB's All-Star Game uniforms and a disgraceful move by MLB. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chris Long on Carl Nassib, Unvaccinated NFL Players, more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 70:04


    Episode 345 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "Green Light Podcast" host and former Super Bowl champion, Chris Long, and our weekly "Traina Thoughts segment. Long talks about why it would've been nice to see more star NFL players offer public support for Carl Nassib after the Raiders defensive lineman announced he was gay. Long also explains what the locker room reaction will be like for Nassib and why Nassib's announcement is important. Long also discusses how he'd handle having teammates who refuses to get vaccinated, why he'd debate Bills wide receiver, Cole Beasley and why players who won't get vaccinated are out of luck. In honor of the Fourth of July weekend, Long power ranks Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day and also weighs in burgers vs. hot dogs vs. sausage. In this week's Traina Thoughts segment, Jimmy and WFAN's Sal Licata talk about Tom Brady's personality, Scottie Pippen's wild interview with Dan Patrick, the Yankees woes and Free Britney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Jim Ross and John Ourand

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 84:27


    Episode 345 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is AEW play-by-play man and Senior Advisor, Jim Ross. The man known as "Good Ole J.R." reveals that he thinks Vince McMahon would sell WWE and explains why McMahon would sell. Ross also discusses the biggest challenge facing AEW, why he loves working for Tony Khan, whether there's anything we don't know about the night The Undertaker threw Mick Foley off the top of the Hell in the Cell, his reaction to the WWE hiring and firing Adnan Virk and much more. Following Ross, John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal" joins the podcast. Ourand shares insight into the NBA playoff ratings, the difficulties in trying to watch the U.S. Open, whether Vince McMahon would sell WWE and more. The podcast closes with the new weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Jon Wertheim on Sports in the Summer of 1984

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 63:02


    Episode 344 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Sports Illustrated Executive Editor/Senior Writer, author and "60 Minutes" correspondent, Jon Wertheim. Wertheim has a new book out, "Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever." During the podcast, we discussed several topics covered in the book including the animosity filled relationship between Bobby Knight and Charles Barkley, the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Lakers that saw a referee pass out because of the oppressive heat inside Boston Garden, Donald Trump destroying the USFL and much more. Wertheim also talks about David Stern and Vince McMahon recognizing the importance of cable back in 1984 and explains how Cyndi Lauper's involvement in the then-WWF led to the birth of WrestleMania. Other events from 1984 that we discussed on the podcast include the release of "Karate Kid," Michael Jackson's Victory Tour and more. Following Wertheim, we debut a new Traina Thoughts segment for the podcast as Traina shares a few topics that are on his mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Stugotz on Leaving ESPN & the New Le Batard Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 68:18

    Episode 343 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Jon "Stugotz" Weiner from "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz." The popular radio host discusses when he knew the show's days airing on ESPN were over, what the relationship was like between the show and ESPN over the years and nervousness about life after ESPN. Stugotz also talks about the intense loyalty of the Le Batard Show's listeners, and why he thinks the fans love the show so much.  Other topics discussed include the importance of keeping up with the changing media landscape, being a kid at heart, how his relationship with sports has changed, what listeners want the most, perks of being partners with Draft Kings, the problem with the Brooklyn Netes, why he loves Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Doris Burke and Evan Longoria

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 85:37

    Episode 346 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is ESPN's Doris Burke. The NBA analyst discusses the disturbing trend of disgusting fan behavior at games, whether the fans are too close to the players and how this was a concern for David Stern. Burke also talked about her bout with Covid and suffering symptoms for nine months. Other topics include whether the Nets are about to prove the NBA regular season is meaningless, whether calling the NBA Finals on television is a goal for her, still feeling resistance from men who don't want women broadcasting sports and much more. Following Burke, Giants third baseman Evan Longoria joins the podcast to share his thoughts on Major League Baseball's unwritten rules. Do any unwritten rules make sense? Is throwing at a player rational retaliation? What do players feel about unwritten rules? Longoria also talks about getting into the trading card craze during the pandemic and what he enjoys about the hobby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Peter Schrager and Daniel Rapaport

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 73:41


    Episode 346 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is Peter Schrager from the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." Schrager discusses the Aaron Rodgers situation with the Packers and predicts Rodgers won't be back in Green Bay. We also talked about Tom Brady as an NFL media personality when he retires and what the best role would be for him. Other topics include Schrager's new podcast, "Flying Coach," with Rams head coach Sean McVay, NFL offensive lineman chugging bear at various sporting events. Tom Brady's run in with Larry David and we power rank Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Following Schrager, Golf Digest's Daniel Rapaport joins the podcast to talk about the Brooks Koepka-Bryson DeChambeau feud and the leaked video of Koepka that went viral following the PGA Championship. Rapaport also talks about his job as the "Tiger Woods Whisper" and what covering Tiger is like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Andrew Marchand and Bill Carter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 73:38


    Episode 345 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Topics covered with Marchand include Marv Albert's upcoming retirement and who will replace him as TNT's lead NBA play-by-play broadcaster, what happened with TNT and Chris Webber, highlights of the 2021 NFL schedule, whether Tom Brady vs. the Patriots on "Sunday Night Football" in Week 4 will set a ratings record, what the merger between Time Warner and Discovery means for sports fans, ESPN's six-part documentary on Derek Jeter and much more. Following Eisen, CNN TV analyst and executive producer of "The Story Late Night" docuseries, Bill Carter joins the podcast to talk about the six-part show currently airing on CNN. Carter sheds light on the Jay Leno-David Letterman battle, the Johnny Carson-Joan Rivers feud, the changes in late night over the years and much more.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Rich Eisen and Alan Sepinwall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 79:26


    Episode 346 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is Rich Eisen of the NFL Network and Peacock. Eisen talks about navigating his post ESPN-career, tells stories about his old "SportsCenter" days and legendary anchors and shares his thoughts on Kenny Mayne leaving ESPN. In addition, Eisen breaks down is responsibilities hosting the NFL Draft and what it's like hosting the NFL Networks' three hour schedule release show. He also discusses the Aaron Rodgers situation, streaming-only NFL games, the reunion of "Bennifer" and much more. Following Eisen, "Rolling Stone" chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall, joins the podcast to talk about his newly releases list of the "100 Greatest Sitcoms of All Time." Sepinwall explains the rankings of such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Friends," "The Simpson," "Schitt's Creek," "Big Bang Theory" and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Ryen Russillo and Brian Baumgartner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 103:22

    Episode 345 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.  First up is Ryen Russillo of The Ringer. The podcast host talks about the fallout and regrets from his controversial podcast with Bill Simmons last year following protests that happened across America and why it was "a mistake." Russillo also discusses his decision to stick to sports, the differences and similarities between working for ESPN and The Ringer, why the Pandemic didn't affect his work life too much, whether he ever gets tired of podcasting, whether this will be a joyless season if the Nets win the NBA title and much more. Following Russillo, Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on "The Office." Baumgartner talks about hosting "The Office Deep Dive Podcast," what kind of Dunder Mifflin swag he has, the anniversary of his famous chili scene and how he feels about outlets editing out scenes from "The Office" Baumgartner, who is good friends with Aaron Rodgers, who also shares his insight on the Packers quarterback being unhappy with the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Ourand and Aqib Talib

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 55:40


    Episode 344 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.  First up is reporter John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal." Ourand breaks down the NHL's blockbuster TV deals with ESPN and Turner Sports, weighs in on whether this is a good or bad time to be a sports fan when it comes to consumption of games, linear TV's reliance on live sports and the problem with streaming services. Other topics discussed with Ourand include Dan Le Batard's startup, Meadowlark, partnering with Draft Kings, the rise of gambling content on game telecasts and more. Following Ourand, former NFL defensive back, Aqib Talib, who called two game for FOX last season, joins the podcast. Talib talks his experience in the booth and the reaction he received from viewers. Talib also discussed covering NFL Draft for Bleacher Report, why he thinks mock drafts are bullsh-t, what he learned about Tom Brady and Belichick while playing for the Patriots and why he thinks Peyton Manning should the top paid broadcaster in the NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Adnan Virk on WWE job, ESPN firing, movie and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 64:20

    Episode 343 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with versatile broadcaster and the new voice of WWE's "Monday Night Raw," Adnan Virk. Virk, who also works for MLB Network, NHL Network, DAZN and hosts two podcasts, discusses how he manages his busy schedule, how he got the "Monday Night Raw" job, his wrestling fandom, meeting Vince McMahon, dealing with WWE fans and more. Virk also talks about how he bounced back after getting fired by ESPN in 2019, whether he thought the firing was fair, whether he ever thought he'd end up with so many gigs. In addition, we discussed Virk's love of movies. The host of "Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast," shared his thoughts on "Borat 2" and "Coming 2 America," this week's Academy Awards. Virk also gave readers the three movies from the past year that they must watch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling guru, Todd Fuhrman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 47:19

    Episode 342 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with gambling insider, Todd Fuhrman. The former Caesar's oddsmaker talked about the viral videos involving a fan telling Mets first baseman Pete Alonso the over/under before he homered and another fan talking gambling with Reds first baseman Joey Votto. Fuhrman also gave an overview on where we stand with legalized gambling, which states are doing it right, which are doing it wrong. He also explained the importance of being able to shop for the best odds, which sport has benefitted the most from legalized gambling, how the NCAA Tournament and Masters fared from a betting standpoint, his best and worst losses this season, how much baseball betting has changed over the years, rules changes wreaking havoc on bettors and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Andrew Marchand on Paul Pierce, Jim Nantz, Jim Rome, more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 56:11


    Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Some of the topics discussed include whether Ian Eagle or Jim Nantz should call the Final Four for CBS/Turner, how Jim Nantz's contract negotiations went with CBS and how both sides feel about his new deal, ESPN's decision to fire NBA analyst Paul Pierce after he posted an Instagram Live video of himself partying with strippers, Kirk Herbstreit blasting ESPN colleague Dan Orlovsky over Orlovsky's comments about Justin Ohio State quarterback, Justin Fields, which he made on the "Pat McAfee Show." We closed out the podcast by talking about how Jim Rome's career stacks up against other radio hosts and the anniversary of his infamous incident with Jim Everett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    WWE Superstar Edge on injury & WrestleMania

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 33:03


    Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with WWE superstar, Edge. The man, also known as, Adam Copeland talks about his upcoming WrestleMania main event match with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Did he ever think he'd headline a WrestleMania when he retired from the company in 2011 after a very serious neck injury? Did he think he'd ever main event WrestleMania when he returned to the WWE at the 2020 Royal Rumble? Can he properly explain what that reaction from fans at the Rumble was like for him? Other topics we discussed include Edge's feeling on his best friend Christian/Jay Reso, leaving WWE for AEW, his reaction to the Undertaker saying today's wrestlers are soft, the key to a character mixing humor with good in-ring wrestling, the match he wish he had, how he feels about his "live sex show" today and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Scott Van Pelt on "Bad Beats," "Ted Lasso" and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 56:16

    Episode 340 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. The "SportsCenter" host talks about his popular "Bad Beats" segment and gives us the inside details on how the feature is put together by producers. He also talks about ad libbing the segment, the importance of Stanford Steve to the bit and the bizarre bond that gamblers have with one another. Van Pelt also discusses Roger Goodell's recent comments about the NFL possibly embracing gambling content, his appearance on Jason Sudiekis' show, "Ted Lasso," the problem these days with podcasts, what it's been like to host "SportsCenter" over the past year during the pandemic, his own battle with Covid-19 and the lingering effects he still feels four months after testing positive and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sports Business Journal's Austin Karp on NFL, NHL, NCAA Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 35:56

    Episode 339 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Austin Karp, the Managing Editor at "Sports Business Journal." During the conversation, we discuss the NFL's expected television deals and what changes we will potentially see, such as flex scheduling for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" and who will carry "Thursday Night Football." We also talked about college basketball taking a big ratings hit this season and whether the NCAA Tournament can reverse that trend, why ESPN spent so much money on reacquiring the NHL, why the WWE-Peacock deal is a win-win for both parties, why Oprah Winfrey drew a big rating for her special with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, why the Grammy Awards suffered their lowest rating ever and now we are becoming a streaming world faster and faster each day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    ESPN's Ryan Ruocco and CNN's Brian Stelter

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 86:42


    Episode 338 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is ESPN play-by-play man, Ryan Ruocco, who was calling the Nuggets-Mavericks game on March 11, 2020 when the NBA announced that the season would be suspended because of Covid-19. Ruocco talks about what that experience was like, how his mindset about Covid changed from that night until now, whether he'd be comfortable calling games in full arenas, whether he ever got used to calling games from home and much more. Following Ruocco, Brian Stelter, CNN's chief media correspondent joins the podcast to discuss how the media has covered Covid, what the media has done well and not so well, what the media's responsibilities are in reporting about Covid vaccines, did he ever expect a pandemic to become so political, what it's like to cover media while working for a media company, the cable news wars and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio on latest NFL news

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 50:30

    The guest on Episode 337 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Florio explains why gambling is a major factor in the NFL going to a 17-game regular season and why he expects the league to eventually go to an 18-game regular season. Does the 17th regular season game mean we're going to finally get a Super Bowl during President's Day Weekend? Florio shares his thoughts on that topic and also talks about other scheduling changes we could see with the NFL. Other topics discussed on this episode include the TV rights deals that the NFL is about to close with its broadcast partners, why the league was able to get such a huge rights fee increase and what's going on with Sunday Ticket. We also talk about how the offseason has become bigger than the regular season when it comes to people's interest in the league, clickbait stories and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bryan Curtis and Alan Sepinwall

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 65:29

    Episode 336 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is Bryan Curtis, Editor-At-Large for The Ringer. Curtis talks about a recent article he wrote that connect Brent Musburger's firing from CBS in 1990, which elevated Jim Nantz as the network's lead voice, to Nantz's current contract situation with CBS. Curtis also discusses the NFL asking networks for a 100 percent rights fee increase on their TV deals, why announcers don't matter as much as we think and much more. Following Curtis, Alan Sepinwall, the cheif TV critic for 'Rolling Stone" joins the podcast to share some television recommendations for listeners. In addition, Sepinwall and Traina discuss "Your Honor," "Ted Lasso," "Young Rock" and "Schitt's Creek." Sepinwall also shares his thoughts on this week's Golden Globe Awards and gives us her personal picks for some of the categories. Lastly, Sepinwall, who wrote the book, "The Sopranos Sessions" talks about how many people watched the smash HBO show for the first time during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Darren Rovell on the Trading Card Explosion

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 50:15

    The guest on Episode 335 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Darren Rovell, the Senior Executive Producer for the Action Network. The main focus of the episode is the explosion in the trading cards business. From why the boom happened, whether it will last to the process of getting cards graded and selling them for profit, Rovell goes in-depth on explaining many of the aspects of the current trading card craze. He also explains that people are buying and selling more than cards. Game tickets, VCR tapes and checks are also in high demand. In addition to discussing the trading card world, Rovell and Traina also talk about the Super Bowl streaker who claims he won $375,000 on a $50,000 bet and the possibility of Twitter adding a pay service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Ringer's Kevin Clark ON NFL Training Camps & 'Slow News Day'

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 58:06


    The guest on episode 334 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is NFL columnist Kevin Clark from The Ringer. Clark, who also appears on podcasts and hosts the video show, "Slow News Day," talks about the Super Bowl's lackluster ratings and why the league is having a long-time issue with the 18-49 crowd. Clark also discusses how sports fan's viewing habits have changed during the pandemic and how they may change after the pandemic. In addition, Clark shares insights into his writing process, reveals what makes a good story and explains why NFL training camps are so important to him. He also gives us the behind-the-scenes story on transitioning to podcasting and the genesis of "Slow News Day." Other topics talked about include Aaron Rodgers relationship with the media, the best concerts to see at low capacity and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Erin Andrews and Kyle Brandt Super Bowl Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 66:21

    In honor of Super Bowl Week, Episode 333 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a roundtable discussion with Erin Andrews from Fox Sports and Kyle Brandt from the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." Andrews explains why this week is like Christmas, while Brandt explains why this week is a drag. The duo also talk about how weird it is to not be in Tampa for the Big Game, andTom Brady looking younger than ever. We also discuss the best halftime shows of all time, who we'd want to see perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl, some of the fun prop bets being offered on the game and whether the Super Bowl should be played on Saturdays or the Sunday of President's Day weekend. Other topics covered include boy bands, favorite alcoholic beverages, reality shows and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 25:07

    The guest on Episode 332 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is WWE superstar, Roman Reigns. The WWE Universal champion pulled no punches in responding to recent claims made by The Undertaker and Bill Goldberg that today's WWE wrestlers are "soft." Reigns also explains why he thinks the superstars of today have it tougher than those who performed during the company's "Attitude Era." Reigns also discussed his long-awaited heel turn and how that has gone for him, why this WrestleMania may not be right for a match against Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and whether he has any concerns about performing in front of fans at WrestleMania during the pandemic. The man known as "The Head of the Table" also talks about what it's like to be the father of not one, but two sets of twins, gives a Bucs-Chiefs Super Bowl prediction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    John Ourand on NFL's TV future, WWE Network, more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 42:20

    The guest on Episode 331 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is John Ourand. The "Sports Business Journal" reporter talks about why NBC decided to shut down NBC Sports Network and what that means for sports that aired on the cable channel. We also discussed why the WWE decided to make a deal with Peacock for the WWE Network and whether the move will start a consolidation of streaming services. Other topics we covered include the upcoming NFL TV deals and how it looks like everything will remain the same except for the Thursday Night Football package, how Amazon fits into the NFL's TV future and how they did airing an exclusive game this season, why John thinks the Super Bowl rating won't be as big as Jimmy predicts and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Red Zone Host Andrew Siciliano on the NFL Schedule & Being Anti Pro Wrestling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 46:14

    The guest on Episode 330 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Andrew Siciliano. The host of DirecTV's popular RedZone channel talks about the biggest changes he's seen with the show over the 16 years its been on the air, what it was like for him to miss Week 6 of the 2020 season because of a false positive Covid test, why he couldn't watch RedZone that day, why he likes the unbalanced schedule between 1 pm ET games and 4:25 pm ET games, what the end of the regular season is like for him, which NFL player he'd like to see as the subject of a "Last Dance'-esque documentary, why he thinks sports programs should not cover pro wrestling, his desire to cover politics in a RedZone way and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FOX Sports' Troy Aikman on pandemic football & a front office future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 35:06


    The guest on Episode 329 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Troy Aikman. FOX's lead NFL analyst, who will call the Bucs-Saints divisional playoff game, explains why Tom Brady and Drew Brees have been able to have so much success at the late stages of their careers, reveals who he thinks deserves the most credit for the NFL being able to play an uninterrupted season during a pandemic, what it's been like calling games in empty stadiums, his philosophy for criticizing players during a game, his desire for a front-office job, the controversy with the Eagles final regular season game, why he thinks Aaron Donald is better than Lawrence Taylor whether he'd ever want to guest host a game show, recording a Country and Western album many years ago and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    NY Post's Andrew Marchand & Armen Keteyian on HBO's Tiger Woods Doc

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2021 75:20


    Episode 328 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features two interviews. First up is "New York Post" sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Marchand and Jimmy Traina talk about the latest sports media news topics including Tom Rinaldi leaving ESPN for FOX, what's going on with Tony Romo, Jim Nantz's contract status, ESPN getting fooled by a fake Adam Schefter story, a potential problem for FOX's college football pregame show, the future of NFL broadcasts and much more. Following Marchand, reporter Armen Keteyian joins the show to talk about HBO's upcoming two-part docuseries on Tiger Woods. Keteyian, who serves as an executive producer of "Tiger," goes in depth on all things Woods, from his rise to the most dominating golfer on earth to various scandals to his comeback win at the 2019 Masters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Year-End Roundtable with Peter Schrager and Andrew Perloff, Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 55:26


    Episode 327 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast is the second part of a roundtable discussion with Peter Schrager of "Good Morning Football" and Andrew Perloff from the Dan Patrick Show. In this episode, we talk about why "The Last Dance" was the sports media event of the year, sports shows we loved, sports podcasts that got us through 2020 and underrated sports media people, athletes we'd like to see transition to sports media and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Year-End Roundtable with Peter Schrager and Andrew Perloff, Part I

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 51:13


    Episode 326 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" is a roundtable discussion with Peter Schrager of the "Good Morning Football" and Fox Sports and Andrew Perloff from the Dan Patrick Show. The episode recaps the year in sports media and pop culture. This episode focuses on how we adjusted our media consumption during a pandemic as we highlight the best shows we watched, the best podcasts we listened to and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


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