Every week on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, host Jimmy Traina sits down for an informal conversation with the biggest broadcasters, athletes, sports personalities, celebrities, and anybody else interested in sports or media. Plus, get a window into the storylines Jimmy is following closest in the weekly Traina Thoughts segment.
Ian Eagle + Traina Thoughts
1:09:53Episode 429 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features an interview with CBS Sports and Turner Sports play-by-play man, Ian Eagle.Eagle talks about succeeding Jim Nantz next year to call the NCAA Tournament Final Four and why working with Bill Raftery is so special.Eagle also shares his thoughts on the Greg Olsen-Tom Brady situation and what it means for fellow play-by-player, Kevin Burkhardt. Eagle, who calls Nets games locally, also discusses the team's implosion this season and why it was difficult for him to call Kyrie Irving's games after Irving promoted and anti-semetic film.Other topics discussed with Eagle include his favorite sports call of all time, where he was when the NBA shut down because of Covid, the pronunciation of his name, Aaron Rodgers' darkness retreat and much more.Following Eagle, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Rihanna's Super Bowl halftime performance, the NBA's All-Star weekend, Major League Baseball's new rules changes, the passing of Tim McCarver and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Reviewing Super Bowl 57 telecast with Bryan Curtis
59:09Episode 428 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" is a bonus episode dedicated to Fox's broadcast of the Chiefs' 38-35 win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Bryan Curtis, Editor-At-Large of The Ringer, joins Jimmy to discuss all aspects of the telecast.Topics covered include the incredibly strong performance by play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Greg Olsen, who were calling their first Super Bowl, why we didn't get more from Fox about Patrick Mahomes' ankle injury, the performance of rules analyst, Mike Pereira, Terry Bradshaw's handling of the trophy presentation, the Tom Brady problem that looms for Fox and much more.In addition to the Super Bowl discussion Bryan shares stories about his experience on Radio Row for six days. Plus Jimmy and Bryan talk about the strange controversy involving Michael Irivn of the NFL NetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Richard Deitsch + Vegas Oddsmaker Adam Pullen
1:25:21Episode 427 of the "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features two interviews.First up is Richard Deitsch of The Athletic to discuss the latest sports media news. Topics covered include Tom Brady taking a year off before joining Fox, the recent backlash against Tony Romo, expectations for Fox's Super Bowl coverage, how.Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen will fair calling the Super Bowl, Stephen A. Smith and Jay Williams getting into a nasty back-and-forth on "First Take," Radio Row, the WWE's hottest storyline in a long time and much more.Following Deitsch, Adam Pullen, an Assistant Director of Trading at Caesar's Sportsbook, joins the podcast to talk about sports betting and all things related to Super Bowl betting. How big is Super Bowl wagering going to be this year? What is the most popular prop bet? Should you bet unders more than overs? Is the public behind the Chiefs or Eagles?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Berman + Traina Thoughts
1:22:42Episode 426 of the "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with ESPN legend, Chris Berman.Berman talks about anchoring ESPN's Super Bowl postgame coverage each year, why "NFL Primetime" is still so beloved, offers he had to leave ESPN and whether any athletes ever complained about the nickname he gave them.We also discuss the best sports studio shows of all time, the NFL getting so deep into the betting world, why the NFL even thinking about playing the AFC and NFC title games at neutral sites is a terrible idea and more.Following Berman, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss why NFL rules analysts on TV are annoying, the Chiefs-Eagles Super Bowl, Sal getting recognized at an NHL game, Jimmy's mom getting into a Facebook tiff and much moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GMFB's Jason McCourty + Traina Thoughts
1:20:04Episode 425 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with "Good Morning Football" host, Jason McCourty.McCourty discusses his first year on the NFL Network show, how he's adjusted to doing a show that starts at 7 am, what it was like to replace Nate Burleson, whether it's tough for him as a former player to criticized current players and which of his GMFB co-hosts is the crankiest in the morning.The 13-year NFL veteran also talks about Bill Belichick's rules for Patriots players regarding the media, Tom Brady going viral for his expletive-filled answer about his future, the difference between people on the East Coast and Midwest, the NFL playoffs and much more.Following McCourty, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Scott Rolen getting into the Hall of Fame, Shannon Sharpe getting into a ruckus at an NBA game, the NFL Conference Games, the Rocky movies, movie soundtracks and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Long + Traina Thoughts on NFL broadcasters
57:08Episode 424 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Super Bowl champion and current podcast host, Chris Long.The man behind the "Green Light Podcast," talks NFL playoffs. Why do the Chiefs fly under the radar? Is something off with the Bills Should the Bengals be angry with the NFL?Long also shares some insight into how much trash talking goes on during an NFL game, whether Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel was vaping on the sideline during a playoff game, the future of Tom Brady and much more.Following Long, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Al Michaels and Tony Dungy's call of the Jaguars comeback playoff win against the Chargers, NFL viewers seemingly turning on Tony Romo as a broadcaster, Mike Tirico's great moment during the Ravens-Bengals game and the strong performance by Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen on Giants-Vikings.Jimmy and Sal also debate Beyonce vs. Rihanna and talk about the trouble Stephen A. Smith got into when he opined that Rihanna isn't on Beyonce's levelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Troy Aikman + Traina Thoughts
1:11:58Episode 423 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Troy Aikman.The "Monday Night Football" analyst gives his perspective on what it was like to be in the stadium and on the air during Damar Hamlin's terrifying medical incident and shares his thoughts on how Joe Buck and his ESPN colleagues handled coverage of Hamlin.Aikman also talks about what his first year calling "Monday Night Football" was like after being at Fox for 20 years, flex scheduling coming to "Monday Night Football" next season, why he thinks the NFL product has been watered down, the wild-card playoff matchups, why Tom Brady is still so good, whether there are too many teams in the playoffs and much more.Following Aikman, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss wild-card weekend wagers, the problem with college football's national title game and another tipping controversy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jim Miller on ESPN's coverage of Damar Hamlin injury
1:05:33Episode 422 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with reporter and author, Jim Miller.Miller, who once wrote a book about ESPN, discusses how the network handled its coverage of the tragic Damar Hamlin injury during the Bills-Bengals "Monday Night Football" game, why ESPN deserves nothing but praise, why certain personalities were so impressive in hitting the right tone and how difficult it was for the network and its anchors to navigate such a scary, confusing and hectic story.Following Miller, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss their New Year's Eves, Jimmy rants about a story that made him very angry over the break and they read the most recent "SI Media Podcast" reviewsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Annual Year-End Roundtable with Peter Schrager and Andrew Perloff
1:08:02Episode 421 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is the third-annual roundtable year-in-review edition with Peter Schrager from "Good Morning Football" and Andrew Perloff from CBS Radio's "Maggie and Perloff" show.Among the many topics covered during the show: Who were the media figures who stood out in 2022 and had outstanding years? What were the best sports and non-sports shows of 2022? Has scripted overtaken documentary in sports television? What was the best sports moment of the year? What was the best new sports media trend of 2022? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sports Media Year in Review with Bryan Curtis
1:16:48Episode 420 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina looks back at the year in sports media with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis.Traina and Curtis highlight the biggest stories of 2022, the most memorable moments and the sports media people who had big years. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Charles Barkley, Al Michaels, Pat McAfee, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Brian Windhorst and Ian Eagle are just some of the folks who are recognized. In addition, Traina and Curtis call out some low points from the year in sports media.Following Curtis, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include NFL Sunday Ticket reportedly heading to YouTube, navigating the NFL games while trying to celebrate Christmas, what New Year's Eve really means, the best Christmas movie and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.