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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.

    Noah Eagle + Traina Thoughts

    Noah Eagle + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 504 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features a conversation with NBC play-by-play man, Noah Eagle.Eagle talks about calling the men's and women's Team USA at the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris, his extensive resume at just 27 years old, getting into the broadcasting business and the sport he hasn't yet called that he would like to call, what it was like to call an NFL playoff game.Eagle also explains his desire as a kid to become a TV dentist and shares stories about the legendary Bill Raftery, who he has known his entire life.Following Eagle, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include the offseason version of "Hard Knocks" being a must-watch, Major League Baseball embarrassing itself by putting games on Roku and Home Run Derby. Jimmy and Sal also pay tribute to Dr. Ruth, Richard Simmons and Shannen Doherty, who all passed away in recent days.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    'Sports Business Journal's' Ben Fischer + Traina Thoughts

    'Sports Business Journal's' Ben Fischer + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 503 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features an interview with "Sports Business Journal" NFL reporter, Ben Fischer.Fischer covered the antitrust trial in which a jury ordered the NFL to pay $4.7 billion for violating antitrust laws in distributing out-of-market Sunday afternoon games on a premium subscription service. How much will Sunday Ticket customers get and when? What the NFL's chances to win an appeal? What does the verdict mean for how the NFL will distribute games in the future? Will the NFL ever sell single-team or single-game packages? What revelations came out of the trial?Fischer also talks about what's going on with the NFL Network, the cancellation of the popular "Around the NFL" podcast, moving "Good Morning Football" out of New York and more.Following Fischer, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include Joe Burrow's idea for the NFL schedule, the backlash to LeBron James playing with Bronny James, the Yankees' woes and much more.


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    • 56 min
    Jason McCourty + Traina Thoughts

    Jason McCourty + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 502 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features an interview with Jason McCourty, who won't be part of the "Good Morning Football" cast with the show moving from New York to Los Angeles.McCourty explains why he won't be staying with the show, how shocked he was by the NFL Network's decision to move the show, what he'll miss most about being on GMFB, the end of his "Fit List" segment, and if he plans on watching when the show returns from its hiatus.McCourty, who won a Super Bowl with the Patriots during his career, also shares this thoughts on the Tom Brady Roast, how Brady will do this season as an analyst and what the Patriots groups chats are saying about Bill Belichick's dating life.Following McCourty, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include the NFL losing an anti-trust lawsuit against Sunday Ticket subscribers, a book recommendation and Jimmy's hatred of fireworks and the Hot Dog Eating Contest


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    • 58 min
    Pablo Torre + Traina Thoughts

    Pablo Torre + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 501 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features an interview with Pablo Torre, who hosts the "Pablo Torre Finds Out" podcast for Meadowlark Media.Torre explains how the idea for his unique podcast came about, how he picks his topics, what his goal is with the podcast, what it's like to work for Dan Le Batard and how he was able to let ESPN keep him on a part-time basis while he works full-time for another company.Torre also reveals his most memorable podcast episode, responds to various pitches for podcast ideas from Jimmy and the two reminisce about working at "Sports illustrated" together.Following Torre, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include J.J. Redick upsetting some people by using the f-word as his Lakers' introductory press conference, protesters interrupting sporting events and Travis Kelce joining Taylor Swift on stage at Eras Tour. The segment finishes with Jimmy reading the podcast's Apple reviews for June.


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Derek Jeter and Richard Deitsch

    Derek Jeter and Richard Deitsch

    Episode 500 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features an interview with Fox Sports' Derek Jeter, followed by a conversation with The Athletic's Richard Deitsch.Jeter explains why he went from saying he'd never go into broadcasting to joining Fox's MLB studio show, what he's learned about broadcasting and why he has no desire to be in the booth to call a game.Jeter also reveals his all-time favorite broadcasting, shares memories of newly retired Yankees radio legend, John Sterling and his relationship with Aaron Judge.Other topics discussed with Jeter include MLB implementing a pitch clock, his decision to join social media, his very early bedtime, his method for paying a bet, his nephew being a famous GIF, appearing on "Seinfeld" and "Saturday Night Live."After the Jeter interview, Richard Deitsch, who started the "SI Media Podcast" and hosted for the first 168 episodes, joins the show to discuss the early days of the podcast, the current state of podcasting and the latest sports media news.Following Deitsch, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include Sal being embroiled in a controversy with Grimace, Bill Belichick allegedly dating a 24-year-old, Twitter no longer making "likes" public and much more


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Tom Brady and Jim Miller

    Tom Brady and Jim Miller

    Episode 499 of "SI Media With Jimmy Traina" features interviews with Tom Brady and Jim Miller.Brady kicks off the podcast with a discussion about his transition from the field to the booth for Fox. The future Hall of Famer explains why he wanted to become a broadcaster, what he thinks his strength will be in the booth, what he thinks his weakness will be, how he will judge his performance, how he thinks viewers will judge him and more.After the interview with Brady, author, reporter and podcast host, Jim Miller, joins the show to talk about the latest sports media news. Why is WBD/Turner Sports expected to lose the NBA? Will ESPN make a run at Charles Barkley? Could Barkley solve one of ESPN's NBA problems? What's the feeling inside of Bristol about Pat McAfee after his latest controversy involving Caitlin Clark? Could Stephen A. Smith leave ESPN soon? What sport does Miller think will leave ESPN and go to Netflix?Miller also shares his thoughts on "The Sopranos" finale, which aired 17 years ago this week.Following Miller, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include the dumbest rule in sports, old school football video games, getting hacked on Twitter, Father's Day and much more


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

amyrchapman ,

Love the show - it’s not too NY for me!

Two things: please book some baseball guests before football begins and Jimmy said that there were ten things he hates but only mentioned three (fireworks, raisins, people). What are the other seven?

Ballpark Nerd ,

Come for Sports. Stay for Traina’s Thoughts.

This podcast is my go to on Thursday mornings. Listening to Jimmy and Sal (who I wasn’t a fan of at first) reminds me of listening to Mike and the Dog during my formative years of sports fandom. Wish this podcast was 2x-3x a week!

hddjdjrjdjdh ,

Great show

Great show. Can you ask Ian eagle next time he’s on if he watched the Super Bowl on main broadcast or his sons on Nickelodeon?

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