Episode 344 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews.
First up is reporter John Ourand from "Sports Business Journal." Ourand breaks down the NHL's blockbuster TV deals with ESPN and Turner Sports, weighs in on whether this is a good or bad time to be a sports fan when it comes to consumption of games, linear TV's reliance on live sports and the problem with streaming services. Other topics discussed with Ourand include Dan Le Batard's startup, Meadowlark, partnering with Draft Kings, the rise of gambling content on game telecasts and more.
Following Ourand, former NFL defensive back, Aqib Talib, who called two game for FOX last season, joins the podcast. Talib talks his experience in the booth and the reaction he received from viewers. Talib also discussed covering NFL Draft for Bleacher Report, why he thinks mock drafts are bullsh-t, what he learned about Tom Brady and Belichick while playing for the Patriots and why he thinks Peyton Manning should the top paid broadcaster in the NFL.
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