Scott Van Pelt on "Bad Beats," "Ted Lasso" and more


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Episode 340 of the "Sports Illustrated Media Podcast" hosted by Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. The "SportsCenter" host talks about his popular "Bad Beats" segment and gives us the inside details on how the feature is put together by producers. He also talks about ad libbing the segment, the importance of Stanford Steve to the bit and the bizarre bond that gamblers have with one another. Van Pelt also discusses Roger Goodell's recent comments about the NFL possibly embracing gambling content, his appearance on Jason Sudiekis' show, "Ted Lasso," the problem these days with podcasts, what it's been like to host "SportsCenter" over the past year during the pandemic, his own battle with Covid-19 and the lingering effects he still feels four months after testing positive and much more.

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