Welcome to the SI 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.
Episode 197 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features two interviews. First up is "Sports Business Journal" media reporter, John Ourand to discuss the NFL getting a ratings bump this season, what’s behind that and whether the numbers will continue to increase. We also talk about what is and isn’t working with ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" booth of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland. Following Ourand, TBS’s Brian Anderson, who will call the ALDS and ALCS, joins the podcast to talk about the challenge of going from the Brewers play-by-play man for the regular season to calling the American League playoffs, his versatility as a broadcaster, the most memorable game he’s ever called, Bob Uecker and much more.