232 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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    • 4.5 • 910 Ratings

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.

    Rich Eisen on the NFL season + Traina Thoughts

    Rich Eisen on the NFL season + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 407 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with the NFL Network's RIch Eisen.Eisen, whose daily show recently headed to Roku, talks about recently re-signing for four years with the NFL Network, what his NFL Sunday schedule is like, what he would change about the NFL and what he currently loves in the NFL. Eisen also shares his opinion on the "Monday Night Football" overlap doubleheader, Amazon Prime's presentation of "Thursday Night Football" and much more.The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata, from WFAN and SNY in New York. The week, Jimmy and Sal discuss DirecTV's streaming issues during Week 2, Sal laments the fact that he had to miss a recent event and Jimmy reads recent "SI Media Podcast" Apple reviews. The pair also give out their NFL Week 3 best bets
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Andrew Marchand on new NFL booths, latest sports media news

    Andrew Marchand on new NFL booths, latest sports media news

    Episode 406 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation about the latest sports media news with "New York Post" columnist and reporter, Andrew Marchand.

    Topics discussed include Amazon Prime's challenges as it begins its first season exclusively airing "Thursday Night Football," the backstory on Pat McAfee joining ESPN's "College GameDay," Joe Buck and Troy Aikman's "Monday Night Football" debut, problems with NBC's new booth for Notre Dame games, strong ratings for the NFL and college football, LIV Golf's TV future, whether rules analysts are overrated and much more.Following Marchand, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts segment." This week, the guys talk about their NFL viewing issues during Week 1, explain what they need from NFL Sunday Ticket after it moves away from DirecTV, give out their Week 2 best bets and more
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Al Michaels on what to expect from Amazon, Kirk Herbstreit and more

    Al Michaels on what to expect from Amazon, Kirk Herbstreit and more

    Episode 405 of the “SI Media Podcast”features a conversation with play-by-play legend, Al Michaels. The new voice of “Thursday Night  Football” on Amazon prime talks about working with Kirk Herbstreit, what the challenges are for Amazon Prime getting into the NFL business, why it wouldn’t make sense for Amazon to reinvent the wheel and the Thursday night schedule. Michaels also shares his thoughts on how Tom Brady will do as a broadcaster, talks about what Aaron Rodgers is like, reveals the criticism that bothers him and reminisces about his early days in broadcasting.Following the interview with Michaels, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for the weekly “Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy shares his thoughts on legalized gambling websites, Sal talks about a big mistake he made when he recently attended a Mets game and the guys give a best bet for Week 1 in the NFL.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Matthew Berry on leaving ESPN for NBC

    Matthew Berry on leaving ESPN for NBC

    Episode 404 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with longtime fantasy football guru, Matthew Berry.Berry talks about what led to him recently leaving ESPN after 15 years and why he ultimately decided to join NBC Sports. Berry also discusses fantasy football's enormous popularity, how legalized sports betting has impacted fantasy football, how he'll cover gambling for NBC, how he handles social media, his love for Howard Stern and much more.The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata, from WFAN and SNY in New York. The week, Jimmy reads recent "SI Media Podcast" Apple reviews, Sal talks about meeting one of his idols and then getting a follow on Twitter and then the duo talk about some potential NFL win totals they may bet.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Roman Reigns and Andy Staples

    Roman Reigns and Andy Staples

    Episode 403 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.First up is WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns. Reigns opens up about Vince McMahon's controversial retirement from the company, what McMahon's departure means for him personally, his new part-time schedule and a possible WrestleMania match against the Rock. Reigns also explains the differences in getting a pop from a promo and a move, discusses the challenges of fatherhood and shares his reaction to seeing his "Acknowledge Me" boxer briefs, sold on WWE.com, for the first time.Following Reigns, Andy Staples, who covers college football for "The Athletic" joins the podcast to talk about the Big Ten's recent media deals with CBS and NBC, what it means for college football viewers and how it impacts the SEC. Staples also talks about whether USC and UCLA have impact across the country, the future of the Pac 12 Network, Urban Meyer's return to Fox's pregame show, the Netflix Manti Te'o documentary and more
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Tim Burke aka @Bubbaprog on Manti Te'o Doc

    Tim Burke aka @Bubbaprog on Manti Te'o Doc

    Episode 402 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Tim Burke, also known on Twitter as @Bubbaprog, one of the former Deadspin reporters who broke the 2013 Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax story that is the subject of a new Netflix two-part series.Burke gives details on how Deadspin got the tip about Te'o and how long they worked on the story before publishing it. He also talks about being surprised by the reaction to the story, what he wanted to accomplish with the story and what he'd do differently.Burke also discusses the recent kerfuffle he found himself in after posting a spliced video of Sean Hannity and Ron DeSantis, how he was the first person to post the uncensored video of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, how he's able to monitor so many things throughout the day and more.The podcast closes with the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment with Sal Licata, from WFAN and SNY in New York. This week, Jimmy goes on another rant about streaming, with the new NFL+ service as his target. Jimmy and Sal also discuss the NBA vs. NFL battle that is now set for Christmas Day, the NFL's decision to add a Black Friday game next season and much more
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
910 Ratings

910 Ratings

On Air Hokie ,

A MUST listen…

I have been all-in on this podcast since the Deitsch days. Jimmy brings a different vibe to the endeavor, but the content + personality have me looking forward to each episode. The pod is entertaining AND educational to anybody that is interested in sports media as career.

As someone who has worked as a (small “s”) sportscaster in this business for 28 years, and now teaches at the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting…I implore my students to listen to the SI sports media podcast to stay on top of what’s going on in this industry.

Jimmy strikes a conversational tone with his guests, that makes for good interviews. The show has a New York slant to things, which may annoy some…but I think that’s part of the show’s charm.

Full disclosure: I’m not a wrestling or sports betting guy. But I still enjoy that content, and often learn some new things.

The “Traina Thoughts” segment is a fun way to end each show. The banter between Jimmy and Sal, and their pop culture takes always provide the levity that leaves me in a better mood.

Thank you and keep it up boys!

@Jeff_Radcliffe
Orlando, FL

Kelly Crampton ,

MNF

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman made a HUGE difference on MNF. I only watched the Manning Cast last year because the regular booth was so dreadful. I’m now back to the regular booth because of Buck and Aikman. BTW, the “biggest mistake” that Sal made was hitting the snooze button. Not taking a 1-year-old to a baseball game or being in three different fantasy leagues.

bababooey4040 ,

Solid Guy Jimmy Is

Ya know I never used to care for Jimmy as a Podcaster when he first started because he was such a curmudgeon. but then I had a hard look in the mirror and realized I was also a curmudgeon which made me appreciate Jimmy so much more. Keep on rocking in the free world.
PS I think I could do a better job than sal for Traina thoughts.
@Bababooey4040

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