310 episodes

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.

    All-Traina Thoughts Super Bowl Wrap Up

    All-Traina Thoughts Super Bowl Wrap Up

    Episode 483 of the "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" podcast is an all-Traina Thoughts post-Super Bowl edition with Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY.Topics discussed include Tony Romo's performance calling the Big Game, the massive confusion about the overtime rules, the halftime show, whether the game should start earlier in the day, the awful injury suffered by the Niners' Dre Greenlaw and whether Kyle Shanahan made the right move by taking the ball in overtime.Other topics include CBS' outstanding special, "You Are Looking Live," on the history of the "NFL Today" pregame show, whether betting on a game changes the way you watch sports, the latest episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the post-NFL season blues, the best type of pretzel and much more
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    • 35 min
    Jim Nantz on calling Super Bowl LVIII

    Jim Nantz on calling Super Bowl LVIII

    Episode 482 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with the man who will call Super Bowl LVIII for CBS, Jim Nantz.Nantz, who will be calling his seventh Super Bowl, talks about how he prepares for calling the big game, whether the massive number of viewers affects how he calls the game and whether he ever thought he'd see the day when there would be a Super Bowl in Las Vegas.Nantz also addresses the backlash faced by Tony Romo in recent seasons, shares his thoughts on the Kevin Burkhardt-Greg Olsen-Tom Brady dynamic and how he thinks Brady will do as a broadcaster.Other topics discussed include whether Nantz would want to call the NFL game in Brazil next season, how he feels about his first season not calling March Madness, his, "Wide right, the two most dreaded words in Buffalo have surfaced again" call at the end of the Bills AFC Championship Game loss to the Chiefs and much more.Following Nantz, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal talk about the Grammy's, the season premiere of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the WWE controversy involving Cody Rhodes, The Rock and Roman Reigns, Super Bowl betting and much more
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Bryan Curtis on Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Greg Olsen & More

    Bryan Curtis on Tony Romo, Tom Brady, Greg Olsen & More

    Episode 481 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation about all the latest sports media news with Editor-In-Large from The Ringer, Bryan Curtis.Is the Tony Romo backlash from viewers warranted? How has Romo performed in the playoffs? How will viewers react to Romo calling this year's Super Bowl between the Chiefs and Niners?How will things play out at Fox with Tom Brady replacing Greg Olsen as the network's No. 1 NFL analyst. What are Olsen's options? What can we expect from Brady going into television?Other topics discussed include the impact Taylor Swift could have on Super Bowl ratings, ESPN causing a mess for itself by firing Jeff Van Gundy and hiring Doc Rivers, the Netflix-WWE deal for "Raw," Stephen A. Smith's gameplan for the future, this year's Radio Row highlights and much more
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    • 56 min
    Kyle Brandt on Sports Media, Playoffs, Wheel of Fortune

    Kyle Brandt on Sports Media, Playoffs, Wheel of Fortune

    Episode 480 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with "Good Morning Football" host, Kyle Brandt.Brandt talks about the strong ratings for GMFB, how he feels about the NFL season winding down, the AFC and NFL Championship games, the great story of the Lions and Jared Goff, what a Super Bowl in Las Vegas means for people in sports media, why he doesn't love talking about the Cowboys, why he avoids the social media game, his unique segment for CBS' "NFL Today," his experience on "Wheel of Fortune and much more.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 talk about Doc Rivers leaving ESPN after the network fired Jeff Van Gundy, CBS' upcoming special on the "NFL Today," the best potato chips and more
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen

    Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen

    Episode 479 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with Fox's lead NFL broadcast booth, Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen.Olsen shares his opinion on the Eagles' epic collapse, the Cowboys' decision to retain Mike McCarthy as head coach, the emergence of Packers quarterback Jordan Love and the dominance of Niners running back, Christian McCaffrey.The duo also talk about calling an unusual amount of blowouts and a low number of close games this past regular season, whether they prepare for games any differently in the postseason, why it's frustrating that fans think they root for anything other than close games, whether they've thought about their time as a team winding down with Tom Brady expected to take over Olsen's role next season and much more.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 talk about the NFL divisional playoff games, the best NFL broadcast teams, the Peacock playoff game and more
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Jim Miller on ESPN, Pat McAfee & Aaron Rodgers

    Jim Miller on ESPN, Pat McAfee & Aaron Rodgers

    Episode 478 of "SI Media with Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with author, reporter and journalist, James Andrew Miller.Miller, who literally wrote the book on ESPN, pulls back the curtain on Pat McAfee's on-air claim that executive Norby Williamson is trying to sabotage his show and leaking information to the press.Miller also weighs in on the Aaron Rodgers-Jimmy Kimmel feud and the "Pat McAfee Show's" role in the drama and who made the decision to discontinue Rodgers' appearances on the show during the NFL playoffs.In addition, Miller also discusses the return (and series end) of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on Feb. 4 as well as the 25th anniversary of "The Sopranos."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 talk about wild-card weekend, the Dolphins-Chiefs playoff game only being available on Peacock and much more
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Donmilan18 ,

Great pod

Love the podcast! I appreciate him moving the wrestling out of the main feed so I can skip it. I love how Jimmy gets everyone on that we need to hear from in the industry. And the segment with Sal is a must listen every week.

Big Fan Stan ,

Guest Idea

You were asking for guest suggestions & Marchand and/or Ourand would both be great. They both left to work at new outlets and they had to abandon their podcast & would love to hear why.

Bill C-Jersey ,

Great Listen Always Entertaining

Jimmy does a great job every week making each conversation interesting. Interviews always feel like you are just listening to two people having a natural conversation. A must listen to anyone interested in the landscape of sports media. Also, you need to start listening now (January 2024) because if you wait you will be in the dark as to why Sal and his wife are living in a hotel.

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