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John Mulaney Uses Oscars Appearance to Do a Full Breakdown of ‘Field of Dreams’

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1. While a naked John Cena has gotten most of the attention when it comes to Sunday’s night Academy Awards, people should not overlook the performance of comedian John Mulaney 

Mulaney, who was on hand to present the award for Best Sound, decided to use his time on stage to do a sidebar, which was a rapid-fire, passionate, detailed one-minute explanation of 1989’s Field of Dreams.

I don’t even like Field of Dreams, but I thoroughly enjoyed Mulaney’s speech.

2. Here’s is that John Cena bit in case you haven’t seen yet. What made the entire thing work was Cena’s first line after appearing naked, as he presented the award for Best Costume.

Just a few weeks ago, Cena told Howard Stern he has no problem with being naked on camera. It almost seemed like he was setting up his Oscars bit.

3. Oppenheimer’s Best Picture win on Sunday cashed in a parlay for this bettor, who waited eight months to cash his ticket. Betting is the best.

4. On TNT’s NHL studio show Sunday, BizNasty missed the mark on a shot during a demonstration, which led to hilarious reactions from his co-hosts, as well as himself.

5. Saturday’s Warriors game was attended by a Steve Kerr-lookalike who had Golden State’s broadcast team totally flustered.

6. The latest episode of SI Media With Jimmy Traina features a conversation with ESPN legend Bob Ley.

Ley shares memories of NFL reporter Chris Mortensen, who passed away last week, and explains why Mort was so special to so many people.

Ley also weighs in on the state of sports media, whether he feels he got out at the right time when he retired in 2019, ESPN’s addition of Pat McAfee and how Stephen A. Smith gets the “Jordan Rules” treatment.

Ley also explains why cutting the cord was one of the first things he did when he retired, how he keeps up with the day-to-day sports news and what he’s been doing in retirement. Ley, who is a New York Mets fan, also finds out during the podcast that the Mets will have a dance team this year, which generated quite a response.

Following Ley, Sal Licata from WFAN and SNY joins Jimmy for the weekly “Traina Thoughts” segment. This week’s topics include functioning without football, the NFL combine, muting people on Twitter, A&E’s great shows on WWE history, the passing of comedian Richard Lewis and more. 

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

You can also watch SI Media With Jimmy Traina on Sports Illustrated’s YouTube channel.

7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: On this date in 2001, The Sopranos episode titled “Fortunate Son” aired on HBO. It kicked off one of the funniest storylines in the show’s history when Janice stole Svetlana’s leg.

Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out SI Media With Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Google. You can also follow Jimmy on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

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