200 episodes

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.

    Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

    Jimmy Kimmel and Cousin Sal

    Episode 356 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, who is an executive producer on ESPN's latest "30-for-30" documentary, "Once Upon A Time In Queens."
    Jimmy's Cousin Sal is also a producer on the doc and joins the podcast to discuss the best nostalgic moments from the doc, why they wanted to tell the story of the 1986 New York Mets and which former players stood out for their performances in the show.Kimmel also talks about his time on FOX's NFL pregame show, how much Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long hated him and almost getting voted off the "NFL on FOX."Other topics discussed include why the '80s were the best decade, what Kimmel's mentality is doing a late-night show during the age of streaming, the one guest he'd like to have on his show, his reaction to going viral, which question he hates being asked.Following Romo is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple, reveal about Week 1 NFL television observations, give credit to Tom Brady for being right about a big issue and talk about the MTV Video Music Awards.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Tony Romo + NFL predictions and picks

    Tony Romo + NFL predictions and picks

    Episode 355 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Tony Romo.
    CBS' lead NFL analyst talks about when he decided he wanted to get into broadcasting, when he thought he was good at what he does, how long he wants to call NFL games and whether he listens to broadcasting advice from others. Romo also weighs in on the new 17-game schedule, shares a Bill Parcells story and reveals what he's like after too many drinks.
    Following Romo is the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY read the latest "SI Media Podcast" reviews on Apple before getting into a big NFL picks segment. They each give their best over/under team win total bets for the 2021 season, their AFC and NFC title game predictions, Super Bowl winner and reveal their three best bets for Week 1 of the season.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ben Strauss on Bishop Sycamore + Traina Thoughts

    Ben Strauss on Bishop Sycamore + Traina Thoughts

    Episode 354 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with sports reporter Ben Strauss of the "Washington Post." Strauss breaks down all aspects of the wild Bishop Sycamore story that unfolded this week. The high school football team played a game on ESPN, but it quickly became apparent that something was clearly off with the non-competitive team. How did this happen? Why did this happen? What are ramifications? Who is to blame? Strauss explains it all.
    Following Strauss is the SI Media Podcast's weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss what happened with the Mets this week, J.R. Smith returning to college and taking us along for the journey, movies we haven't seen that we should've seen, gambling and more. Jimmy also reads the latest Apple Podcast reviews on the show.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nate Burleson & James Andrew Miller

    Nate Burleson & James Andrew Miller

    Episode 353 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.
    First up is Nate Burleson, who is leaving the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" to co-host "CBS This Morning." Burleson discusses what went into his decision to make the career change, why the move wasn't an automatic "yes" and why the job at CBS News appealed to him. The former NFL wide receiver also talks about the reaction to the NFL playoff game he called on Nickelodeon last year, his favorite "Good Morning Football" memory, the hardest job he's ever and gives us a great Jay Z impersonation.
    Following Burleson, writer, author and reporter, James Andrew Miller joins the podcast. Miller shares his insights into ESPN'a alternate "Monday Night Football" telecast with Peyton and Eli Manning, Stephen A. Smith reportedly getting Max Kellerman removed from "First Take," the "Sopranos" prequel movie, the upcoming season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and much more.
    The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss whether you can do a sports debate show with someone you don't like, "Hard Knocks," SummerSlam, CM Punk's return to wrestling and more.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Joe Buck on Field of Dreams, NFL, Jeopardy

    Joe Buck on Field of Dreams, NFL, Jeopardy

    Episode 352 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with FOX Sports's Joe Buck. The veteran play-by-play broadcaster shared behind-the-scenes details on the "Field of Dreams" game between the Yankees an White Sox, Kevin Costner's involvement in the telecast and what it was like to call the game.
    FOX's lead NFL voice also talks about beginning his 20th season calling games with Troy Aikman, the big viewership number for the Cowboys-Steelers Hall of Fame game that he called and the NFL's new emphasis on taunting.
    Buck also shares his thoughts on guest hosting "Jeopardy!" and James Holzhauer's tweet taking aim at Buck'
    The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss taunting in the NFL, whether sports owners should tweet and the Christmas Day battle between the NFL and NBA.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Roman Reigns and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

    Roman Reigns and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo

    Episode 351 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is WWE Universal champion, Roman Reigns, who will main event SummerSlam this year in a match against John Cena. Reigns shares his thoughts on working with Cena after he was away from the company for long, gives us the backstory on his famous "missionary" promo on Cena and the fallout, tells us where we stand on a potential Reigns match agains The Rock and reveals what happened after he speared Stephanie McMahon during a WrestleMania match in 2017.
    Following the interview with Reigns, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo from SiriusXM joins the podcast. Russo talks about the challenge of figuring out how much he should talk about the pandemic during a sports show, terrible fan behavior at games, whether he intends to slow down any time soon, the success of Pat McAfee on his "Mad Dog Radio" channel and much more.
    The podcast wraps up with the weekly Traina Thoughts segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY discuss the new Netflix documentary on the "Malice at the Palace," MLB's Field of Dreams game between the Yankees and White Sox and whether it was OK for Aaron Rodgers to shame a reporter who wore crocs with socks.
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
781 Ratings

781 Ratings

StvePoly ,

Lots to review

Jimmy Trainer does a nice job with all the scheduling scenarios, you can hear great guests like Joe Buck and Tony Romo.

I'm not a wresting guy, but if you are a wrestling guy lots of wresting.. I don't know the names but all the big stars.

The addition or Sal Lacoter has been a good one, not great but good. We've got to be honest - the gambling picks are shaky. If you follow too many you'll get your fanny spanked.

Say something funny Jimmy.

B.Ring23 ,

First Time Reviewer-Long Time Listener

Lest anybody think Jimmy is some farcical no name host, as the founder of SI’s Hot Clicks he has been a sports and pop culture maven for years (not counting when he disappeared for a while circa 2014-2015). He does an amazing interview, in that he does not overly fawn over his big name guests and allows them to speak uninterrupted. He is also great with his regular contributors, like the now pay-walled Andrew Marchand (who despite being a professional writer uses non-words like irregardless on the pod), with whom he has great rapport. His new segment with Sal Licata sounds like two guys at the bar who wouldn’t mind if you joined in on their conversation. Their segment is a fun mix of sports, pop culture, and stories about their Long Island friends, Diesel, Axel, and Genaro. Great listen!

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Fascinating Conversations

This is a pod to look forward to each week. Read Jimmy’s thought in SI to appreciate his insights. The pod contains interviews with some who wrote interesting books, and some who are fascinating personalities. Jimmy’s style is both professional and conversational. Even when he has sports entertainment people, I found them intriguing. The best is the conversations with Sal. It’s weekly appointment listening.

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