200 episodes

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.

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    • 4.5 • 730 Ratings

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.

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

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

    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.
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    • 56 min
    WWE Superstar Edge on injury & WrestleMania

    WWE Superstar Edge on injury & WrestleMania

    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.
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    • 33 min
    Scott Van Pelt on "Bad Beats," "Ted Lasso" and more

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

    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.
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    • 56 min
    Sports Business Journal's Austin Karp on NFL, NHL, NCAA Tournament

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

    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.
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    • 35 min
    ESPN's Ryan Ruocco and CNN's Brian Stelter

    ESPN's Ryan Ruocco and CNN's Brian Stelter

    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.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio on latest NFL news

    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio on latest NFL news

    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.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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730 Ratings

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DocLouIowa ,

SVP

Great interview with Scott. When are you going to get Pauly and Mitch from VSIN. Follow the money.

MJB417 ,

Unbiased much?

I’m as moderate as they come, wish reporters knew how to be the same. Most people don’t think Fauci lied, they just wish he was smarter. He told Trump not to put a travel ban from China, he said in the middle of February that he didn’t think the United States didn’t have anything to worry about when it came to Covid. I wouldn’t call him a liar but I wouldn’t insult people that don’t trust him.

Pete from Fairfax ,

Great show

Jimmy’s a straight shooter, never pulls a punch. Love the wrestling and sports media mix, and don’t hate the NY focus even though I’m a DC guy. Add horse racing and this would be the best pod ever.

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