Episodes
Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Some of the topics discussed include whether Ian Eagle or Jim Nantz should call the Final Four for CBS/Turner, how Jim Nantz's contract negotiations went with CBS and how both sides feel about his new deal, ESPN's decision to fire NBA analyst Paul Pierce after he posted an Instagram Live video of himself partying with strippers, Kirk...
Published 04/06/21
Episode 341 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with WWE superstar, Edge. The man, also known as, Adam Copeland talks about his upcoming WrestleMania main event match with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan. Did he ever think he'd headline a WrestleMania when he retired from the company in 2011 after a very serious neck injury? Did he think he'd ever main event WrestleMania when he returned to the WWE at the 2020 Royal Rumble? Can he properly...
Published 03/30/21
Episode 340 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. The "SportsCenter" host talks about his popular "Bad Beats" segment and gives us the inside details on how the feature is put together by producers. He also talks about ad libbing the segment, the importance of Stanford Steve to the bit and the bizarre bond that gamblers have with one another. Van Pelt also discusses Roger Goodell's recent comments about the NFL...
Published 03/24/21
Episode 339 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features an interview with Austin Karp, the Managing Editor at "Sports Business Journal." During the conversation, we discuss the NFL's expected television deals and what changes we will potentially see, such as flex scheduling for ESPN's "Monday Night Football" and who will carry "Thursday Night Football." We also talked about college basketball taking a big ratings hit this season and whether the NCAA Tournament...
Published 03/18/21
Episode 338 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two guests. First up is ESPN play-by-play man, Ryan Ruocco, who was calling the Nuggets-Mavericks game on March 11, 2020 when the NBA announced that the season would be suspended because of Covid-19. Ruocco talks about what that experience was like, how his mindset about Covid changed from that night until now, whether he'd be comfortable calling games in full arenas, whether he ever got used to calling...
Published 03/10/21
The guest on Episode 337 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Florio explains why gambling is a major factor in the NFL going to a 17-game regular season and why he expects the league to eventually go to an 18-game regular season. Does the 17th regular season game mean we're going to finally get a Super Bowl during President's Day Weekend? Florio shares his thoughts on that topic and also talks about other scheduling changes we...
Published 03/02/21
Episode 336 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features two interviews. First up is Bryan Curtis, Editor-At-Large for The Ringer. Curtis talks about a recent article he wrote that connect Brent Musburger's firing from CBS in 1990, which elevated Jim Nantz as the network's lead voice, to Nantz's current contract situation with CBS. Curtis also discusses the NFL asking networks for a 100 percent rights fee increase on their TV deals, why announcers don't matter as...
Published 02/24/21
The guest on Episode 335 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Darren Rovell, the Senior Executive Producer for the Action Network. The main focus of the episode is the explosion in the trading cards business. From why the boom happened, whether it will last to the process of getting cards graded and selling them for profit, Rovell goes in-depth on explaining many of the aspects of the current trading card craze. He also explains that people are buying and...
Published 02/17/21
The guest on episode 334 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is NFL columnist Kevin Clark from The Ringer. Clark, who also appears on podcasts and hosts the video show, "Slow News Day," talks about the Super Bowl's lackluster ratings and why the league is having a long-time issue with the 18-49 crowd. Clark also discusses how sports fan's viewing habits have changed during the pandemic and how they may change after the pandemic. In addition, Clark shares insights...
Published 02/10/21
In honor of Super Bowl Week, Episode 333 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a roundtable discussion with Erin Andrews from Fox Sports and Kyle Brandt from the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." Andrews explains why this week is like Christmas, while Brandt explains why this week is a drag. The duo also talk about how weird it is to not be in Tampa for the Big Game, andTom Brady looking younger than ever. We also discuss the best halftime shows of all...
Published 02/03/21
The guest on Episode 332 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is WWE superstar, Roman Reigns. The WWE Universal champion pulled no punches in responding to recent claims made by The Undertaker and Bill Goldberg that today's WWE wrestlers are "soft." Reigns also explains why he thinks the superstars of today have it tougher than those who performed during the company's "Attitude Era." Reigns also discussed his long-awaited heel turn and how that has gone for him,...
Published 01/29/21
The guest on Episode 331 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is John Ourand. The "Sports Business Journal" reporter talks about why NBC decided to shut down NBC Sports Network and what that means for sports that aired on the cable channel. We also discussed why the WWE decided to make a deal with Peacock for the WWE Network and whether the move will start a consolidation of streaming services. Other topics we covered include the upcoming NFL TV deals and how it...
Published 01/27/21
The guest on Episode 330 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Andrew Siciliano. The host of DirecTV's popular RedZone channel talks about the biggest changes he's seen with the show over the 16 years its been on the air, what it was like for him to miss Week 6 of the 2020 season because of a false positive Covid test, why he couldn't watch RedZone that day, why he likes the unbalanced schedule between 1 pm ET games and 4:25 pm ET games, what the end of the...
Published 01/20/21
The guest on Episode 329 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is Troy Aikman. FOX's lead NFL analyst, who will call the Bucs-Saints divisional playoff game, explains why Tom Brady and Drew Brees have been able to have so much success at the late stages of their careers, reveals who he thinks deserves the most credit for the NFL being able to play an uninterrupted season during a pandemic, what it's been like calling games in empty stadiums, his philosophy for...
Published 01/13/21
Episode 328 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features two interviews. First up is "New York Post" sports media reporter, Andrew Marchand. Marchand and Jimmy Traina talk about the latest sports media news topics including Tom Rinaldi leaving ESPN for FOX, what's going on with Tony Romo, Jim Nantz's contract status, ESPN getting fooled by a fake Adam Schefter story, a potential problem for FOX's college football pregame show, the future of NFL broadcasts and much more. Following...
Published 01/06/21
Episode 327 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast is the second part of a roundtable discussion with Peter Schrager of "Good Morning Football" and Andrew Perloff from the Dan Patrick Show. In this episode, we talk about why "The Last Dance" was the sports media event of the year, sports shows we loved, sports podcasts that got us through 2020 and underrated sports media people, athletes we'd like to see transition to sports media and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/30/20
Episode 326 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" is a roundtable discussion with Peter Schrager of the "Good Morning Football" and Fox Sports and Andrew Perloff from the Dan Patrick Show. The episode recaps the year in sports media and pop culture. This episode focuses on how we adjusted our media consumption during a pandemic as we highlight the best shows we watched, the best podcasts we listened to and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/23/20
Episode 325 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features a conversation with SiriusXM radio host, Chris Russo. The Mad Dog, who also hosts "High Heat" on the MLB Network talks about the challenges of doing sports talk radio during a pandemic, deciding to talk about Covid and the election on a sports show, why he's not a fan of Tony Romo, his dream NFL broadcast team, the importance of Howard Stern to SiriusXM, his one problem with Sour Shoes imitating him, his son's very successful...
Published 12/16/20
Episode 324 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is Mike Tirico from NBC Sports. Tirico talks about still having a heavy workload through the pandemic, how hard it is to call blowouts, the NFL blocking him from calling "Thursday Night Football" when he left ESPN, succeeding Al Michaels on "Sunday Night Football" and his relationship with Al, whether NFL play-by-play broadcasters are too easy on referees and much more. Kornacki discusses his appearance on...
Published 12/09/20
Episode 323 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features a conversation with former NFL player, Chris Long. The Super Bowl champion talks about hosting Amazon Prime's Thursday night pregame show, becoming a prolific podcaster and whether he'd want to call NFL games. Long also shares the player perspective on how teams are handling this highly unusual season, what's going on with Tom Brady in Tampa and why he's high on the Packers. Other topics discussed include shaving, UGGs, an...
Published 12/03/20
Episode 322 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features an interview with "New York Post" sports media columnist, Andrew Marchand. Topics covered include whether Jim Nantz would ever leave CBS if he doesn't get the raise he wants, NFL ratings bouncing back, why there are problems between ESPN and "The Dan Le Batard Show, the problem with NFL analysts and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 11/25/20
Episode 321 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features an interview with Mark Calaway, aka The Undertaker. The legendary WWE superstar talks about finally pulling back the curtain on his personality, what it was like to throw Mick Foley off the top of the Hell in the Cell, why he doesn't think Brock Lesnar should've ended his WrestleMania streak, his biggest fight with Vince McMahon, the time he almost broke character in the ring and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 11/18/20
Episode 320 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" features a conversation with Jim Nantz. The CBS broadcaster talks about scheduling issues with the Masters and the NFL this year, the rise of Bryson DeChambeau, calling games during Covid, the Patriots' down season, whether the NFL should stop having the Lions play on Thanksgiving, how he once slipped in a shout out to his father-in-law and wife during a Thanksgiving game, Alex Trebek, Election coverage and much more. Learn more about your...
Published 11/11/20
Episode 319 of Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features a conversation with WWE's Paul Heyman. The man who is now Roman Reigns' special counsel explains why he thinks he's the greatest manager of all time, why this is the right time for him to join forces with Reigns, whether wrestlers should go away and take breaks from being on TV; whether he was nervous the first time he did commentary, his chemistry with Jim Ross, his famous "pipe bomb" promo on Vince McMahon and more. Learn more about...
Published 11/02/20
Episode 318 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast' features an interview with Kirk Herbstreit. The college football analyst discusses what doing "College GameDay" without fans has been like this season, his relationship with Lee Corso, the infamous Eminem interview he did with Brent Musburger, whether he'd leave college football to call NFL games, reaction to him getting emotional on air discussing social injustice, his favorite "College GameDay" guest picker, what happened when Corso...
Published 10/28/20