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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.

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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.

    NFL VP of Broadcast Planning, Mike North + Traina Thoughts

    NFL VP of Broadcast Planning, Mike North + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 469 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features an interview with NFL VP of Broadcast Planning, Mike NorthNorth explains how a game getting flexed happens, why the NFL would want to flex a game and what goes into flexing a game. North also discusses whether he thinks any games will be flexed this season, what the league thinks of having three Patriots games left in prime time, how the Aaron Rodgers and Joe Burrow injuries have impacted the prime-schedule, whether the league would ever consider only scheduling the first half of the season and then program times and networks after during the second half.North also reveals if the NFL has ever considered removing the Lions from Thanksgiving, what the league is looking for from it's first-ever Black Friday game on Amazon Prime and why the league is happy to have Taylor Swift as a fan.Following North, 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 Thanksgiving food, the Thanksgiving NFL games and much more
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ian Eagle on Travel Mishaps, the Final Four + Traina Thoughts

    Ian Eagle on Travel Mishaps, the Final Four + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 468 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with broadcaster Ian Eagle, from CBS, Turner Sports and the YES Network.Eagle discusses his hectic work weeks during the NFL and NBA season and shares hilarious traveling stories, including the time he almost missed a game after a flight was canceled.Eagle also explains why he still does NFL preseason games, how he's approaching the college basketball season now that he will call the Final Four for the first time, being the first NFL broadcaster to make a Travis Kelce-Taylor Swift reference, what it's like to work with Richard Jefferson, what happens when he goes out to dinner with Bill Raftery and much more.Following Eagle, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy talks about seeing Bill Burr at Madison Square Garden and a live taping of Conan O'Brien's podcast last week. Jimmy and Sal also discuss the big week of NFL games and why Sal has issues with the NFL airing a third game at night on Thanksgiving
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    All Traina Thoughts Edition: NFL Primetime Woes, LeBron's Streaming Issues & More

    All Traina Thoughts Edition: NFL Primetime Woes, LeBron's Streaming Issues & More

    Episode 467 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" is an All-Traina Thoughts edition of the podcast with Sal Licata from WFAN Radio and SNY TV.This week, Jimmy details his struggles in booking a guest for this week's podcast, Jimmy and Sal reminisce about the horrible experience they had when they took pictures with Larry David, they discuss the NFL's prime-time schedule woes and flex scheduling changes that need to happen, Troy Aikman's call of Chargers-Jets on "Monday Night Football," including his repeated criticism of New York quarterback Zach Wilson and they speculate about LeBron James' recent streaming issues with YouTubeTV.Jimmy and Sal also address tweets regarding whether sports can be enjoyed without gambling on them, an important trait for NFL play-by-play folks, the Apple TV remote control and much more
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    ESPN's RGIII + Peter Schrager

    ESPN's RGIII + Peter Schrager

    Episode 466 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features two interviews.First up is Robert Griffin III, who is a college football color commentator for ESPN, one of the analysts of ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" and the host of a new podcast, "RG3 and The Ones."Griffin discusses his various roles in broadcasting, how and why he decided to get into sports media after having no interest in it during his playing days and what the ultimate goal is for his media career.He also talks about navigating social media and handling all his own social media, finding himself in the middle of a controversy, what NFL players are saying about the league's officiating problem, a surreal Halloween moment and much more.Following RGIII, Peter Schrager from "Good Morning Football" and Fox joins the podcast to talk about his recent appearance on "Celebrity Jeopardy!." Was he nervous? Did he practice? How did he stick to his NDA? Was the experience everything he hoped it would be? He also discusses how Jeopardy! led to a connection with Debbie Gibson.Following Schrager, 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 Jimmy's day at Sal's house for an NFL Sunday that was filled with Sunday Ticket glitches on YouTube, the terrible World Series ratings and the sad passing of Matthew Perry

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    Radio host Dan Patrick + Traina Thoughts

    Radio host Dan Patrick + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 465 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with legendary radio host, Dan Patrick.Topics discussed include Patrick setting a retirement date in four years, why he will call it a career at that time and what he'll do after giving up his radio show.Among the other items covered with Patrick: Why he disliked his last two years at ESPN, the state of radio, the art of interviewing, how he critiques all of his interviews, Pat McAfee backlash and McAfee's weekly interviews with Aaron Rodgers. Patrick also explains what his new book, "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football" is all about and talks about turning down a chance to see the Rolling Stones in concert and the time he went to a Britney Spears concert by himself.Following Patrick, 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 Sal's complete 180 regarding NFL Sunday Ticket and YouTubeTV, the Diamondbacks-Rangers World Series, Halloween, Jimmy's night at a Billy Joel concert and much more
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Ringer's Bill Simmons

    The Ringer's Bill Simmons

    Episode 464 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with founder and CEO of The Ringer, Bill Simmons.Topics discussed include why Simmons doesn't do a lot of interviews, the state of sports media, what makes someone a good podcaster, how he preps for a podcast, how he remembers his time at ESPN, whether he regrets calling Roger Goodell a "liar," getting suspended from Twitter, his issue with how people aggregate his podcast  and the ESPN "NBA Countdown" vs. TNT's "Inside the NBA" battle.Other topics covered include the NBA and MLB broadcaster problem, the way gambling has taken over everything in sports, his upcoming Vince McMahon Netflix documentary and much, much more.Following Simmons, 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 Twitter charging $1 a year to use the service, the reaction to the viral Chargers fan from "Monday Night Football," whether the Buccaneers creamsicle uniforms are the best in sports and upcoming NFL schedule items. Plus, Jimmy and Sal answer listener questions
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    • 1 hr 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

RobG919 ,

One of the best Sports podcasts…

Great guests. Great banter. Jimmy is the every man sports podcaster. He gets great guests, asks great questions, and the banter with him and Sal at the end of every show is the best. A must listen every week. The Curb Your Enthusiasm style tangents about Jimmy refusing to mow his lawn and Sal navigating his in-laws always leave me laughing. My only suggestion to Jimmy and Sal — upgrade your Apple TV remotes to 3rd generation ($60)!! If Sal can have cable and YouTubeTV at the same time, he deserves to leave that old slippery remote behind in favor of the new one.

leamdog ,

Sports Media must listen

Always a 5 star but Ian Eagle always takes it to the next level. Love when he is on

Cuhbster ,

LGD

Pod is first team All Pod League. Jimmy & Sal kill it every week. Guests always outstanding but the Jimmy and Peter Schrager back & forth recently was next level. The 5 mins on Debbie Gibson had me laughing so hard I had to pull my car over!

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