header background
header spotlight

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

Sports   •   284 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 Ji... show more
... show more

background
episode artwork
GMFB's Jason McCourty + Traina Thoughts

Episode 425 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with "Good Morning Football" host, Jason McCourty.McCourty discusses his first year on the NFL Network show, how he's adjusted to doing a show that starts at 7 am, what it was like to replace Nate Burleson, whether it's tough for him as a former player to criticized current players and which of his GMFB co-hosts is the crankiest in the morning.The 13-year NFL veteran also talks about Bill Belichick's rules for Patriots players regarding the media, Tom Brady going viral for his expletive-filled answer about his future, the difference between people on the East Coast and Midwest, the NFL playoffs and much more.Following McCourty, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Scott Rolen getting into the Hall of Fame, Shannon Sharpe getting into a ruckus at an NBA game, the NFL Conference Games, the Rocky movies, movie soundtracks and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
GMFB's Jason McCourty + Traina Thoughts

Episode 425 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with "Good Morning Football" host, Jason McCourty.McCourty discusses his first year on the NFL Network show, how he's adjusted to doing a show that starts at 7 am, what it was like to replace Nate Burleson, whether it's tough for him as a former player to criticized current players and which of his GMFB co-hosts is the crankiest in the morning.The 13-year NFL veteran also talks about Bill Belichick's rules for Patriots players regarding the media, Tom Brady going viral for his expletive-filled answer about his future, the difference between people on the East Coast and Midwest, the NFL playoffs and much more.Following McCourty, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Scott Rolen getting into the Hall of Fame, Shannon Sharpe getting into a ruckus at an NBA game, the NFL Conference Games, the Rocky movies, movie soundtracks and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Chris Long + Traina Thoughts on NFL broadcasters

Episode 424 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with Super Bowl champion and current podcast host, Chris Long.The man behind the "Green Light Podcast," talks NFL playoffs. Why do the Chiefs fly under the radar? Is something off with the Bills Should the Bengals be angry with the NFL?Long also shares some insight into how much trash talking goes on during an NFL game, whether Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel was vaping on the sideline during a playoff game, the future of Tom Brady and much more.Following Long, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss Al Michaels and Tony Dungy's call of the Jaguars comeback playoff win against the Chargers, NFL viewers seemingly turning on Tony Romo as a broadcaster, Mike Tirico's great moment during the Ravens-Bengals game and the strong performance by Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen on Giants-Vikings.Jimmy and Sal also debate Beyonce vs. Rihanna and talk about the trouble Stephen A. Smith got into when he opined that Rihanna isn't on Beyonce's levelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Troy Aikman + Traina Thoughts

Episode 423 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Troy Aikman.The "Monday Night Football" analyst gives his perspective on what it was like to be in the stadium and on the air during Damar Hamlin's terrifying medical incident and shares his thoughts on how Joe Buck and his ESPN colleagues handled coverage of Hamlin.Aikman also talks about what his first year calling "Monday Night Football" was like after being at Fox for 20 years, flex scheduling coming to "Monday Night Football" next season, why he thinks the NFL product has been watered down, the wild-card playoff matchups, why Tom Brady is still so good, whether there are too many teams in the playoffs and much more.Following Aikman, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss wild-card weekend wagers, the problem with college football's national title game and another tipping controversy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Jim Miller on ESPN's coverage of Damar Hamlin injury

Episode 422 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with reporter and author, Jim Miller.Miller, who once wrote a book about ESPN, discusses how the network handled its coverage of the tragic Damar Hamlin injury during the Bills-Bengals "Monday Night Football" game, why ESPN deserves nothing but praise, why certain personalities were so impressive in hitting the right tone and how difficult it was for the network and its anchors to navigate such a scary, confusing and hectic story.Following Miller, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal discuss their New Year's Eves, Jimmy rants about a story that made him very angry over the break and they read the most recent "SI Media Podcast" reviewsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Annual Year-End Roundtable with Peter Schrager and Andrew Perloff

Episode 421 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina is the third-annual roundtable year-in-review edition with Peter Schrager from "Good Morning Football" and Andrew Perloff from CBS Radio's "Maggie and Perloff" show.Among the many topics covered during the show: Who were the media figures who stood out in 2022 and had outstanding years? What were the best sports and non-sports shows of 2022? Has scripted overtaken documentary in sports television? What was the best sports moment of the year? What was the best new sports media trend of 2022? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Sports Media Year in Review with Bryan Curtis

Episode 420 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina looks back at the year in sports media with The Ringer's Bryan Curtis.Traina and Curtis highlight the biggest stories of 2022, the most memorable moments and the sports media people who had big years. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Charles Barkley, Al Michaels, Pat McAfee, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Brian Windhorst and Ian Eagle are just some of the folks who are recognized. In addition, Traina and Curtis call out some low points from the year in sports media.Following Curtis, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week's topics include NFL Sunday Ticket reportedly heading to YouTube, navigating the NFL games while trying to celebrate Christmas, what New Year's Eve really means, the best Christmas movie and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Greg Olsen & Remembering Grant Wahl

Episode 419 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features three segments.The show begins with a conversation with Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim about long-time colleague, Grant Wahl, who tragically passed away at 49 while covering the World Cup. Wertheim talks about Wahl's love of soccer, his rise at SI and the kind of person Grant was.Following Wertheim, Greg Olsen from Fox Sports joins the podcast to talk about his first year as the network's lead NFL analyst, what it's like having Tom Brady waiting in the wings to take his job, what he said to Brady when he saw him earlier this season, what he'd like to improve about his broadcasts, his partnership with Kevin Burkhardt and much more.Following Olsen, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy and Sal weigh in a couple of fantastic Bill Belichick stories, Twitter's new checkmark system and the stress of holiday tippingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Richard Deitsch on Latest Sports Media News

Episode 418 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation about all the latest sports media news with The Athletic's Richard Deitsch. Among the topics covered by Traina and Deitsch: Fox Sports getting panned for its World Cup coverage; Jon Heyman botching the Aaron Judge signing and reporters' obsession with being first; Adam Schefter doing PR work for Deshaun Watson; the trend of current athletes hosting podcasts; whether "Thursday Night Football" on Amazon Prime successful should be labeled a success; thoughts on the TNF pregame show and much more.Following Deitsch, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY in New York  joins Jimmy for the weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy talks about a phone call he got from a sports media legend, Sal explains how Jacob deGrom got Sal in trouble with his wife and Jimmy reads recent "SI Media Podcast" reviews left by listeners on Apple.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

background
episode artwork
Mike Tirico + Traina Thoughts

Episode 417 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with the voice of "Sunday Night Football" on NBC, Mike Tirico.Tirico, who took over the role from Al Michels this year, talks about how closely he pays attention to NBC's flex scheduling options, what goes into flexing a game and the logistics of flexing. Tirico also shares how he watches games every Sunday, the difference between doing "Sunday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football," his stance on referencing point spreads and over/unders during games and much more.Following Burkhardt, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for their weekly "Traina Thoughts" segment. This week, Jimmy talks about Jim Nantz mentioning his name during the Bills-Lions telecast no Thanksgiving, the sad state of Charles Barkley's friendship with Michael Jordan, Spotify Unwrapped and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


0:00:00 | -:--:--