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ESPN Personalities Go All Out to Shill New Product: TRAINA THOUGHTS



1. No company or organization in all of sports does promotion like ESPN. None.

This was evident once again on Tuesday when personalities came out en masse to shill Disney's new streaming service. 

Clearly the launch of Disney+ meant a lot to the World Wide Leader because they called on all the big guns to use their Twitter accounts to push product.

NFL insider Adam Schefter, who has more Twitter followers than anyone else at ESPN, got the shovel out in a big way and embarrassed himself to land some subs.

Change lives? Really? REALLY? 

Funny how when Dan Le Batard mentioned that "Send her back" chants are worrisome on his ESPN radio show, it caused a Code Red in Bristol because everyone is under strict orders to STICK TO SPORTS, but STICK TO SPORTS clearly goes out the window when you need to get $6.99 a month from people for a streaming service.

The kicker to this story? Many people who signed up for Disney+ suffered technical issues all morning.

2. This took place at Monday night's Carolina Hurricanes game and it's the second greatest ice cream clip in the history of television.

Obviously, this is one is the greatest.

3. It's hard to pack more low-key yet powerful emotion in a 12-second clip, but this is what happened on Jeopardy! on Monday night.

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4. How bad was Chase McLaughlin's game-winning field goal attempt in overtime during last night's Seahawks-Niners game?

Well, you saw this angle on TV.

Here was the view from the tunnel.

5. I already made this point on Twitter, but in case you missed it, I will reiterate. This statement by Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry after his firing Monday...

... makes me thing of one thing and one thing only.

6. The newest SI Media Podcast is out and it's a great one if you're looking for a fun, light-hearted listen. Kay Adams and Chris Long, who co-host Amazon Prime's Thursday night NFL pregame show NFL Next, came on the podcast for a free-wheeling conversation on everything from wardrobes for pregame shows to naps to messing with players who are mic'd up to adult acne. There was also football talk with Long sharing stories about Bill Belichick, why the Browns are so bad and the NFL's pass interference problem.

Following Adams and Long, New York Post sports media columnist Andrew Marchand joined the podcast 54 minutes in to discuss all the latest news regarding Mike Francesa and his latest saga with WFAN.

You can listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play.

7. RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: It was a rainy November morning in New York City today. The only thing I could do was watch this outstanding performance.

Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter and Instagram.