Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Welcome to the Sports Illustrated 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.

Episodes

October 21, 2021 93 min

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 ...

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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 wi...

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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 abou...

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September 30, 2021 84 min

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 rot...

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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 a...

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September 14, 2021 81 min

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 an...

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September 9, 2021 72 min

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 r...

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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...

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August 26, 2021 100 min

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 r...

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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 ...

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August 12, 2021 94 min

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 stan...

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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 Y...

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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 Rach...

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July 22, 2021 46 min

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 ...

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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 off...

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July 8, 2021 78 min

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 st...

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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 l...

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June 24, 2021 84 min

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 ...

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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 ani...

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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 l...

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