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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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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.

    The Ringer's Bryan Curtis + Traina Thoughts

    The Ringer's Bryan Curtis + Traina Thoughts

    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.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lindsay Czarniak and Traina Thoughts

    Lindsay Czarniak and Traina Thoughts

    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.
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    • 46 min
    Andrew Marchand on a wild week in sports media

    Andrew Marchand on a wild week in sports media

    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."
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    ESPN’s Sean McDonough

    ESPN’s Sean McDonough

    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.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Chris Long on Carl Nassib, Unvaccinated NFL Players, more

    Chris Long on Carl Nassib, Unvaccinated NFL Players, more

    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
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jim Ross and John Ourand

    Jim Ross and John Ourand

    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.
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    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

Gamingczar ,

Great. Very informative

Enjoy this podcast weekly and frequent guests like Andrew Marchand and #crupicrupicrupi

Alex A. Wright ,

Great Insight, A lot to learn

This is been a recent find for me that is now a regular listen. The topic of sports media fascinates me, especially as a sports journalism student. I always learn a lot from the guest Jimmy has on. Also, shoutout to the guest Jimmy had on from The History of Late Night, I just got caught up on all of those and enjoyed it!

queti m. porta ,

He gone

The host is misinformed and apparently still has Orange man derangement syndrome. Show had potential.

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