Jimmy Traina is a writer and producer for SI.com, he currently writes the daily column "Traina Thoughts," he also hosts the weekly Sports Illustrated Media Podcast.
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 much as we think and much more. Following Curtis, Alan Sepinwall, the cheif TV critic for 'Rolling Stone" joins the podcast to share some television recommendations for listeners. In addition, Sepinwall and Traina discuss "Your Honor," "Ted Lasso," "Young Rock" and "Schitt's Creek." Sepinwall also shares his thoughts on this week's Golden Globe Awards and gives us her personal picks for some of the categories. Lastly, Sepinwall, who wrote the book, "The Sopranos Sessions" talks about how many people watched the smash HBO show for the first time during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 selling more than cards. Game tickets, VCR tapes and checks are also in high demand. In addition to discussing the trading card world, Rovell and Traina also talk about the Super Bowl streaker who claims he won $375,000 on a $50,000 bet and the possibility of Twitter adding a pay service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 into his writing process, reveals what makes a good story and explains why NFL training camps are so important to him. He also gives us the behind-the-scenes story on transitioning to podcasting and the genesis of "Slow News Day." Other topics talked about include Aaron Rodgers relationship with the media, the best concerts to see at low capacity and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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 time, who we'd want to see perform at halftime of next year's Super Bowl, some of the fun prop bets being offered on the game and whether the Super Bowl should be played on Saturdays or the Sunday of President's Day weekend. Other topics covered include boy bands, favorite alcoholic beverages, reality shows and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Creator Details

Location
New York, NY, USA
Episode Count
337
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 12 hours
PCID
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