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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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    Erin Andrews on Fox's Big NFL Shakeups, Tom Brady & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 82:42

    Episode 395 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Fox Sports' Erin Andrews. The sideline reporter for Fox's No. 1 NFL crew talks about the wild changes that took place this offseason with her longtime partners, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman leaving Fox for ESPN, Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen getting elevated to the No. 1 spot and the announcement that Tom Brady will join Fox once he retires from play. Did ESPN ever approach Andrews about joining Buck an Aikman? How did Andrews find out Aikman was leaving for ESPN? Did she nudge Fox to go after Tom Brady after he retired? Andrews also talks about why Derek Jeter is special to her, how Larry David used an incident at her wedding as a storyline on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the controversy surrounding her postgame hug with Aaron Rodgers after the Packers' Christmas Day win against the Browns. Following the conversation with Andrews, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, the guys break talk about Clayton Kershaw's comments about Freddie Freeman's loyalty to the Braves, why Jimmy hates the 4th of July, whether sports media figures should stick to sports and much more See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Scott Van Pelt on Draymond Green, LIV Golf & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 78:26

    Episode 394 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. The "SportsCenter" host talks about the adrenaline rush of doing live postgame shows after the NBA Finals, his back-and-forth with Draymond Green about "new media" vs. media and Steph Curry's likability. Van Pelt also shares his thoughts on LIV golf and explains the various issues that LIV faces as they try to get off the ground. Other topics covered with Van Pelt include why sporting events need more singalongs, why betting baseball is bad, the best James Corden Carpool Karaokes, why it's still taboo to admit you do something for money and much more. Following the conversation with Van Pelt, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, the guys break talk about whether they could still work for a company they sued, a la Sage Steele, the Athletic's "no politics" Twitter policy and the the state of stand-up comedy See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Paul Bissonnette on Fan Feuds & NHL on TNT

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 65:22

    Episode 393 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Paul "BizNasty" Bissonnette of TNT's NHL studio show and the "Spittin Chiclets" podcast. The former NHL player talks about how he ended up getting the gig with TNT, what the television experience has been like for him and the challenges he faces doing a network television show while also doing a podcast for Barstool Sports at the same time. Other topics discussed include Bissonnette's intense feud with New York Rangers fans, which players he'd like to have on "Spittin Chiclets." which celebrity would be his dream interview and why working for TNT has been one of the best experiences of his life. Following Biz, is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. Jimmy and Sal discuss Adam Sandler's new movie, "Hustle," the MLS-Apple TV deal and the pros and cons of summer. The segment finishes with Jimmy and analyzing recent Apple reviews for the "SI Media Podcast." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bryan Curtis on Drew Brees, ABC's NBA coverage, & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 68:55

    Episode 392 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer. The show starts with a conversation about Drew Brees officially not returning to NBC to call Notre Dame football and work on "Sunday Night Football's" studio show, what went wrong for Brees and whether he got a raw deal from NBC. Other topics covered with Curtis include ABC/ESPN's NBA Finals halftime show, the overuse of the "Breaking News" banner by television stations, the possibility of LeBron James starting a podcast and everything that would entail and much more. Following the conversation with Marchand, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, the guys break down all aspects of Kevin Durant recently responding to Sal on Twitter and saying that sports talk radio "makes him nauseous." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Richard Deitsch on Sports Media News + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 74:38

    Episode 391 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Athletic's media reporter, Richard Deitsch. Among the topics covered: Why it's become a thing to knock Bill Simmons; Is the Greg Olsen-Tom Brady-Fox Sports situation "weird?"; what the Brady-Fox Sports deal is all about; ManningCast copycats; NESN to offer its own streaming service for $29.99 a month and Al Michaels being named Emeritus at NBC Sports. We also talked about Deitsch's decision to stop tweeting on Feb. 20 and when he'll be back on the social media service. Following Deitsch, is the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. Jimmy and Sal breakdown the surreal Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson-Mike Trout fantasy football controversy, share their thoughts on Derek Jeter joining Twitter and answer listener emails See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Joe Davis of Fox Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 40:12

    Episode 390 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Joe Davis from Fox Sports. Davis talks about taking over this season for Joe Buck as Fox's lead Major League Baseball play-by-play voice at just 34 years old. Davis, also talks about becoming the Dodgers lead play-by-play man after Vin Scully retired and how that will help him replace Buck. The versatile broadcaster also discusses being in the mix for Fox's No. 2 NFL job with Kevin Burkhardt moving into the No. 1 slot. Davis also explains the differences in calling baseball and football, why it's important for a booth to have fun and how important it is for him to call a World Series. The interview closes with a conversation about Davis's love of grilling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    An All-Traina Thoughts Edition w/ Sal Licata

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 35:02

    Episode 389 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is an all-Traina Thoughts edition. Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy, as he does every week, to discuss a slew of sports and pop culture topics. The duo breakdown the 2022 NFL games that will be played on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, talk about a wild Phil Mickelson gambling story and reveal the worst bets they've made. In addition, Traina and Licata react to Pat Beverley's amazing quote about Chris Paul, the news that ESPN will produced a "30-for-30" on the 2000 Baltimore Ravens and the news that Netflix will air a roast of Tom Brady. They also reveal how they've navigated the the new streaming world in baseball. The podcast closes with Traina telling a story about the old Hot Clicks days and Carmen Electra. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andrew Marchand on Tom Brady joining Fox Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 70:54

    Episode 388 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Andrew Marchand of the "New York Post." Marchand and Traina analyze the massive sports media news that Tom Brady has signed a deal with Fox Sports to become its No. 1 NFL analyst when he retires and Marchand reiterates that he stands by his report that Brady's deal is for 10 years and $375 million.   Did Troy Aikman trigger Fox to start negotiating with Brady? Why did Fox spend so much money for Brady's services? What does this mean for Fox analyst, Greg Olsen? What will Fox do until Brady retires? Other topics covered with Marchand include Amazon's plan for its "Thursday Night Football" alternate broadcasts and pre and postgame shows, F1's strong ratings, the USFL ratings and much more. Following the conversation with Marchand, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include the stupidity of baseball's unwritten rules, the success of HBO's "Winning Time," the NFL's Week 2 Monday Night doubleheader and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Katie Nolan on AppleTV+ Gig, ESPN & More

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 77:18

    Episode 387 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Katie Nolan, who is part of AppleTV+' s MLB coverage. Nolan discusses how she got the job with Apple, what Apple is trying to accomplish with their broadcasts, understanding that traditional MLB fans may not get the telecast, how she prepares for each game and the time she stayed silent for several innings after reading backlash on social media. Nolan also opens up about her time at ESPN, what he liked about working there, whether she thought she was given a fair chance and why things didn't work out. The podcast closes with our weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment featuring Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. This week, the Jimmy and Sal read recent SI Media Podcast Apple reviews, discuss Kevin Harlan getting the top gig at Turner Sports, the NFL giving a game exclusively to ESPN+ and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ryen Russillo on NBA playoffs, Podcasting & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 93:04

    Episode 386 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with The Ringer's Ryen Russillo. Topics discussed ranged from everything to the state of Major League Baseball to the NBA playoffs to podcasting to Elon Musk buying Twitter. Russillo talked about Draymond Green going after Bill Simmons for having a vote for major NBA awards, Kevin Durant vs. Charles Barkley, which sport has the worst refs, the power of "Inside the NBA," the best NBA announcers and which two teams he think will battle it out in the NBA Finals. Russillo also shared his opinion on the growth of podcasts, what makes a good podcast and his ranking in the sports podcast genre. The podcast closes with our weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment featuring Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. This week, the Jimmy and Sal discuss the NFL reportedly scheduling three games on Christmas Day this season and a game on Black Friday beginning in 2023 as well as HBO's "Winning Time" series and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kenny Smith on 'Inside the NBA' & Acting Career

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 58:57

    Episode 385 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Kenny Smith from Turner Sports' "Inside the NBA." Smith talks about his experience as a cast member since 1998, what it's like to work with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson and what goes into each show. Smith also weighs on on whether he thinks Barkley will follow through with his promise to retire in two years. Other topics discussed with Smith include "Inside the NBA" mocking the Timberwolves for their wild celebration after winning their play-in game, Kyrie Irving responding to hostile Celtics fans, the Warriors peaking at the right time and much more. Following the conversation with Smith, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include HBO's "Winning Time," the report that AppleTV is in line to acquire the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, whether the increase in live betting will lead to more bad behavior from fans at sporting events, Kevin Harlan reading a promo for a "Girls Gone Wild" expose special and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ian Eagle on Bizarre Nets Season & Traina Thoughts w/ Chris Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 70:07

    Episode 384 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Ian Eagle from Turner Sports and CBS. The podcast closes out with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Chris Long, host of the "Green Light Podcast" fills in for Sal Licata. Eagle previews the NBA playoffs, talks about the Brooklyn Nets bizarre season and explains what went wrong with the Lakers. He also weighs in on the "Inside the NBA" crew mocking the Timberwolves celebration after winning their play-in game, Greg Gumbel's recent "SI Media Podcast" comments on broadcasters not bringing any viewers to a telecast and the recent explosion in NFL broadcaster salaries. We also discussed the NCAA Tournament, Bill Raftery, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and more. Following the conversation with Eagle, Long joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's segment features thoughts on the story that Tom Brady and Sean Payton had a plan to join the Dolphins, the USFL, the NFL's social media trend, AppleTV's "Severance," Tiger Woods and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Adnan Virk on Tiger at the Masters & "The Slap"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 70:36

    Episode 383 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Adnan Virk of the MLB Network and the NHL Network. Topics covered include the upcoming Major League Baseball season, Tiger Woods playing in the Masters, whether he wants to call games or just work in the studio. Virk, who hosts the "Cinephile" podcast, had very strong opinions on the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscar's controversy, what the Academy Awards got wrong and HBO's Winning Time. We also discussed Elon Musk investing in Twitter, the passing of Estelle Harris of "Seinfeld," and more. Following the conversation with Virk, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's segment features Jimmy's thoughts on his podcast the previous week with Greg Gumbel, recent Apple reviews, whether Jimmy was too quick to block a Twitter follower, the sports media reaction to Tiger Woods, MLB's Opening day, additional complains about MLB's streaming deals and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    CBS's Greg Gumbel and WWE's Seth Rollins

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 105:24

    Episode 382 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features interviews with CBS's Greg Gumbel and WWE Superstar, Seth Rollins. Greg Gumbel, who is in this 50th year as a sports broadcaster talks about the challenges of doing studio for the NCAA Tournament, how coverage of the Tournament has changed over the years and what it's like to work with Charles Barkley. Other topics discussed with Gumbel include his love of the Rolling Stones, his time doing sports radio at WFAN in New York, working with Bill Walton and Terry Bradshaw, what he thinks of the massive salaries current NFL broadcasters are making and much more. Following Gumbel, Seth Rollins joins the podcast to talk about WrestleMania 38, his current storyline where he has no opponent for Mania, his thoughts on AEW mentioning WWE superstars on their show, working with Roman Reigns, why Vince McMahon axed something Rollins wanted to do, how he's handling fatherhood and more. Following Rollins's interview, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include issues with MLB's streaming, JImmy's visiting to the diner featured on Seinfeld and reading reviews of the podcast. Follow @JimmyTraina on twitter | Follow @podcasts_si on Twitter Jimmy's articles on SI.com | SI.com/podcasts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Troy Aikman on leaving Fox for ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 55:40

    Episode 381 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Troy Aikman, who just left Fox for ESPN. Aikman reveals that he still doesn't know why Fox let him leave after 21 years with the company. He shares his thoughts on the move and joining "Monday Night Football." He also talks about why he wanted Joe Buck to join him at ESPN, the big bump in broadcaster salaries, whether he feels pressure joining MNF, the differences in Fox's NFL coverage compared to ESPN's and much more. Aikman also shares his thoughts on Tom Brady returning the NFL, Davante Adams leaving the Packers and more. Following Aikman's interview, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York, joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include the NCAA Tournament, issues with streaming sports and the loss of a New York legend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    John Ourand on NFL Broadcasting Changes, Latest News

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 37:45

    Episode 380 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal" about the latest sports media news. Why did FOX let Joe Buck and Troy Aikman go to ESPN and "Monday Night Football?" Will the ManningCast be impacted at all by Buck and Aikman now calling MNF? What role did Amazon play in ESPN going after Buck and Aikman? What did ESPN have to give FOX for letting Buck out of his contract early? Will FOX go with Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen as its No. 1 team? Where will FOX go for a No. 2 team if that happens? Other topics covered include where we stand with NFL Sunday Ticket and DirecTV's exclusivity, Major League Baseball's bizarre deals with AppleTV+ and Peacock to exclusively air games and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chris Russo and Mike Florio

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 96:52

    Episode 376 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is Chris "Mad Dog" Russo of SiriusXM, MLB Network's "High Heat" and now ESPN's "First Take." Russo explains how his weekly appearance on "First Take" came out, the role Stephen A. Smith played in it and the overwhelming reaction from fans. Russo also discusses still being in demand at 62 years old, the bond fans still have with the old "Mike and the Mad Dog" show, how gambling has impacted his daily radio show, his thoughts on celebrities attending sporting events and much more. Following Russo, Mike Florio of "Pro Football Talk" joins the podcast to talk about the latest NFL news regarding Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson. Florio also explains why he thinks Tom Brady will be the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season. The podcast closes with our weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment featuring Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York. This week, the Jimmy and Sal get into a heated debate about the Calvin Ridley suspension. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jim Miller on NFL Broadcasting Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 64:19

    Episode 378 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with author, reporter and podcast host, Jim Miller. Miller shares his insights on the wild NFL broadcasting carousel. With Troy Aikman expected to land at ESPN and "Monday Night Football," Miller talks about ESPN and FOX negotiating a trade for Joe Buck. Who will take over as FOX's lead NFL team if Buck joins Aikman at ESPN? Where will Al Michaels end up? Is Kirk Herbstreit in play to become Amazon's "Thursday Night Football" analyst. How do Tony Romo and Peyton Manning fit into all this? The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY TV is on vacation this week, so Andrew Perloff from the "Maggie and Perloff Show," and formerly of the "Dan Patrick Show" joins Jimmy to talk about an Aaron Rodgers hot take, the MLB lockout, the rumored Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAfee WrestleMania match and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    First Take's Molly Qerim

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 73:30

    Episode 377 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with ESPN's Molly Qerim. The host of "First Take" talks about the show changing its format to have rotating hosts debate Stephen A. Smith, how her role on the show has expanded, her daily routine to prep for the show and the process for putting together a debate show. Qerim also discusses the departure of Max Kellerman from "First Take," whether any of the debates are pre-arranged, what it's like to have SiriuxXM's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo join the show and much more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY TV joins Jimmy to talk about Aaron Rodgers expressing gratitude on Instagram after a cleanse, non-iPhone people ruining group texts, how to leave a group text, the worst "Office" episode and the worst "Seinfeld" episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Andrew Marchand on Super Bowl, Broadcasting News, & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 78:37

    Episode 376 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand, about NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl LVI and all the latest sports media news. What were NBC's highlights and lowlights? How did Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth fare? Why did the game generate such a massive viewership number? During the podcast, Marchand and Traina discuss the futures of Michaels and Troy Aikman and whether "Monday Night Football" is a possibility for the duo, what is going on with Rams coach Sean McVay and broadcasting and the domino effect that will happen once Amazon fills out its Thursday Night Football booth. Marchand and Traina also covered Chris Russo's new role on First Take with Stephen A. Smith, the ManningCast spawns and much more. The podcast closes with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY TV joins Jimmy to talk about the Super Bowl halftime show, why the Super Bowl is a rough watch for legit football fans and Stone Cold Steve Austin's possible return to the WWE. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Boomer Esiason + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 76:47

    Episode 375 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Boomer Esiason of CBS's "NFL Today" and WFAN radio in New York. With the Bengals in the Super Bowl against the Rams, the nine-year Cincinnati quarterback talks about how the franchise went from NFL laughingstock to the AFC representative in the big game, why Joe Burrow is special and the best moments in Bengals history. Esiason also talks about that AFC title game halftime show during which he and his CBS colleagues were drowned out by a concert, whether Aaron Rodgers ever reached out to him after the fake story about Rodgers boycotting the Super Bowl, calling 19 Super Bowls on radio, doing morning drive radio, his efforts to raise money for cystic fibrosis and more. Following the interview with Esiason, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Topics covered include Super Bowl prop bets, some recent must-see documentaries and much more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Bryan Curtis on Brady, Romo, Aikman & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 58:54

    Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Bryan Curtis of The Ringer. Curtis, who covers media and hosts "The Pressbox Podcast" weighed in on a slew of sports media topics currently making news. Among the stories discussed during the conversation: Tom Brady's retirement announcement and the role Jim Gray, Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington played in the saga; Why Tony Romo had a rough AFC title game; What Troy Aikman does so well and why he's the best NFL analyst today; the hilarity of the CBS halftime show at the AFC title game getting drowned out by a concert; Al Michaels future and whether going to Amazon would be a good or bad move; Why Radio Row is like Disney Land and why Radio Row interviewers are useless Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Introducing: SI Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 2:11

    Here's a sneak peek at SI's newest podcast, Sports Illustrated Weekly! Featuring storytelling, interviews, and unforgettable sports moments – SI Weekly is everything you love about the iconic sports magazine, now in podcast form. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Roman Reigns, Joe Buck, Jim Nantz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 126:38

    Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features three interviews. First up is WWE superstar, Roman Reigns. The Universal Champion talks about his recent bout with Covid, his favorite Royal Rumble memories, working with his friend, Seth Rollins, his suit and sneaker collections, his relationship with Jon Moxley and whether he'd fight back if Vince McMahon wanted him to drop his title. Following Reigns, Joe Buck from FOX Sports joins the podcast. Buck shares details on what Lambeau Field was like after Aaron Rodgers and the Packers lost to the Niners. Buck also previews the Niners-Rams NFC title game, talks about Niners fans taking over SoFi Stadium and weighs in on rumors about Troy Aikman's future The show closes with CBS's Jim Nantz making his second appearance in two weeks. Nantz gives us insight into calling the wild Bills-Chiefs game, which many have said is the best game ever. Nantz also discusses the Bengals-Chiefs AFC title game, the AFC being set up for QB dominance and much more. Following the roundtable, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Topics covered include picks for the AFC and NFC title games, the passing of Meatloaf, Taylor Swift's feud and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Jim Nantz + Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 84:31

    Episode 374 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Jim Nantz, the lead NFL play-by-play man for CBS. Nantz talks about the wild ending to the Niners-Cowboys wild-card playoff game that he called and how he handles a confusing finish like that. He also reveals his favorite stadiums to work in and the NFL quarterback who he thinks would be a slam dunk success if he does into broadcasting. Other topics covered by Nantz include why he likes wearing the official CBS blazer, his partnership with Tony Romo, memories of John Madden and much more. Following the roundtable, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Topics covered include how we they did on preseason NFL predictions, the frustration with wild-card weekend, Sal's beef with people who tweet their Wordle results and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Richard Deitsch & Traina Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 78:46

    Episode 373 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Richard Deitsch, who hosts the "Sports Media Podcast" and writes for The Athletic. Deitsch talks about the business of podcasting, what makes a good podcast and what should be important to podcast hosts. We also discussed a variety of sports media stories including the ratings for the Georgia-Alabama college football national title game, what scheduling changes college football should make, why the NFL is set up to have a super strong postseason in terms of viewership and what we expect to happen with Amazon's production of "Thursday Night Football." Following the roundtable, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. Topics covered include the NFL's schedule switch for wild-card weekend, legalized sports betting coming to New York, "Cobra Kai," Wordle and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Al Michaels & Tom Rinaldi on John Madden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 81:19

    Episode 372 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is a roundtable with Al Michaels and Tom Rinaldi to discuss the career of John Madden. Michaels, who was Madden's partner for seven seasons, and Rinaldi, who was a director on the recent FOX Sports documentary on Madden's life, talk about Madden's unusual popularity, what he was like to work with, his fear of flying and his use of the Madden Cruiser bus, his partnership with Pat Summerall, joining FOX instead of 'Monday Night Football' after CBS los the NFC package and much more. Following the roundtable, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York, joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. The segment starts with Sal discussing his recent bout with Covid and then a variety of topics are covered including the recent controversy with Wizards announcers Glenn Consor, Kirk Herbstreit's theory that today's player doesn't care about football and the best things we've watched over the holidays. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Roundtable with Peter Schrager & Andrew Perloff

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 79:34

    Episode 371 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is a year-end roundtable with "Good Morning Football's" Peter Schrager and CBS Sports Radio's Andrew Perloff. Over the course of the one-hour conversation, we discussed the recent viral video of a reporter asking Bill Belichick for his New Year's resolutions right after the Pats lost to the Bills, the John Madden documentary that aired Christmas Day on FOX and whether this NFL season has be tainted by so many players missing games because Covid protocols. We also mentioned some sports media figures who stood out in 2021, looked back at the best comedies, dramas and documentaries each of us watched over the past year, talked about how we handle celebrity sightings, revealed our pop culture blind spots and much more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Year In Review w/ Andrew Marchand & John Ourand

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 89:41

    Episode 370 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is a 2021 Sports Media Review edition with Andrew Marchand of the "New York Post" and John Ourand of "Sports Business Journal." During the episode, we recap the biggest stories of the past year including a big NFL television move, a major controversy at ESPN and the ManningCast. We also identify sports media figures who had the best year and which sports media figures had a breakout year in 2021. We also look at the ups and downs for ESPN and FOX and highlight some of the major sports media news of 2021. 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 their love of a certain radio DJ, Super Bowl betting odds and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Troy Aikman on NFL News, His Future & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 75:16

    Episode 369 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Troy Aikman of FOX Sports The network's lead NFL analyst explains why he'd like to see a Patriots vs. Bucs/Bill Belichick vs. Tom Brady Super Bowl this year and what the game would mean for each guy. Aikman also reveals insight into what Aaron Rodgers is going through while playing with a broken toe, what's going on with Dak Prescott and the Cowboys and the unusual amount of terrible, unwatchable teams this season. The Hall of Fame quarterback also addresses rumors than he may team up with Al Michaels to call games on Amazon next season, shares his side of the famous story involving Joe Buck urinating into a bottle during a game and tells us whether he dreaded calling Bears-Lions on Thanksgiving. 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 possibility of that Patriots-Bucs Super Bowl, the Urban Meyer disaster in Jacksonville, that horrible trailer for the upcoming Netflix movie featuring Kevin James as Sean Payton and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    Stanford Steve on Bad Beats, Betting & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 72:17

    Stanford Steve discusses his role on the Scott Van Pelt-hosted edition of "SportsCenter" and the duo's popular weekly "Bad Beats" segment. Steve explains how they put it together, issues they run into and the biggest challenge in making the segment entertaining. Steve also gives us his personal worst "Bad Beat" of 2021 and the worst overall "Bad Beat" of 2021, weighs in on the gambling explosion and popularity of sports betting and shares his betting advice for the Georgia-Michigan and Cincinnati-Alabama college football playoff games. 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 whether NFL television rules analysts actually add anything to a broadcast, how this week's ManningCast fared by cutting one guest, how a Christmas tree enhances the NFL viewing experience, FOX's upcoming John Madden documentary and much more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    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

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