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 169 of the SI Media Podcast, ESPN historian, author and podcast host, James Andrew Miller discusses his much-talked about interview with former ESPN President John Skipper, who revealed that his departure from the company stemmed from a cocaine extortion plot.
Miller discusses why Skipper and Disney did not handle the situation differently and whether there were other factors in Skipper resigning and not taking a leave of absence.
In addition, Miller talks about the fractured relationship between ESPN and the NFL, whether ESPN needs the NFL after their contract expires, who will get the “Monday Night Football” analyst gig, what is giving Peyton Manning pause about taking a job calling games and much more.