Mass Live's Tom Westerholm joins Chase Thomas to talk about Team USA's road to another gold medal in Rio, Joel Embiid possibly making his Philadelphia 76ers debut in the preseason this fall, and Doc Rivers' comments about Blake Griffin and Chris Paul resigning with the Los Angeles Clippers next summer.
The Guardian's Dave Schilling joins Chase Thomas to talk about his career, writing for The Guardian and Grantland, covering the 2016 Election, his piece on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" getting cancelled, WWE Summerslam, and the Rams moving back to Los Angeles.
UPROXX Sports' Bill DiFilippo joins Chase Thomas to preview the ACC in pt. 1 of their "Power 5" conference preview series.
SB Nation's Nick Stellini joins Chase Thomas to recap the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline, who they thought were big winners and losers in both the NL and AL, and breakdown how this affects the playoff picture going forward. Later, MLB writer and super New York Yankees fan Stacey Gotsulias joins Chase to recap Brian Cashman's big day with the Yanks finally electing to be sellers this year, A-Rod's career coming to a close, and gush over the club's freshly stacked farm system headlined by the arrival of Clint Frazier.
The Daily Norseman's Eric Thompson joins Chase Thomas to talk about the Minnesota Vikings, whether or not the Denver Broncos should have let Brock Osweiller walk in free agency, whether or not it's realistic the New England Patriots do not win the AFC East, if the Carolina Panthers will suffer from a Super Bowl hangover, salary issues for mediocre quarterbacks, whether or not the AFC South will suck again, early retirements, and more NFL rule changes.
Uni professor Andrew Tobolowsky joins Chase Thomas to talk about why Hillary Clinton keeps trying to reinvent herself, Donald Trump and the moral outrage dilemma, and the DNC hack that has rocked the Democrat Party.
11 Alive's Kaitlyn Ross joins Chase Thomas to talk about broadcast journalism, crazy stories from her career (9:00), always wanting to do broadcast journalism (18:00), what her typical day looks like (27:00), how journalism is rapidly changing (33:00), and what her social-media experience is like.
SB Nation's Nick Stellini joins Chase Thomas to preview the MLB Trade Deadline, the Chapman-to-Cubs trade, a potential Sale-for-Urias trade, what the New York Yankees are doing, what the Cleveland Indians should do, the New York Mets tough spot and why Sale is the perfect St. Louis Cardinals pitcher. Later, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic joins Chase to talk about the Arizona Diamondbacks, what's gone wrong, the problems with their starting rotation, Chip Hale's job security, and what they should do at the Trade Deadline.
Upside and Motor's Chris Reichert joins Chase Thomas to talk about the NBA's Developmental League, the D-League changing their salary structure (5:00), D-League coaching candidates (10:00), D-League expansion (15:00), adding a third round to the NBA Draft (20:00), and who might be primed for a breakout year in the D-League in 2016-17.
The Score's Chris Walder joins Chase Thomas to talk about the WWE Draft on Smackdown! Live, the fallout from Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns' failed drug tests, what went wrong at the Draft, the state of the Women's and Cruiserweight Division, the new announce teams, potential veterans to add to Smackdown, the problem with NXT, and what's going to happen at Battleground.
Peachtree Hoops' Brad Rowland joins Chase Thomas to talk about the Atlanta Hawks' offseason, losing Al Horford (5:00), trading Jeff Teague (15:00), re-signing Kent Bazemore (30:00), potential Paul Millsap trades (40:00). Later, Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger joins Chase to talk about the Mississppi Bulldogs, Dan Mullen and the Jeffery Simmons controversy (45:00), playing in the SEC West and expectations for the 2016 season.
Andrew Tobolowsky joins Chase Thomas to talk about politics, David Brooks' latest column for the New York Times, whether or not GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump will choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence or Newt Gingrich as VP, and a story from Yale where a worker smashed a stained-glass window in Calhoun College.
Andy Liu of Golden State of Mind, SB Nation's Golden State Warriors blog, joins Chase Thomas to talk about the Warriors, what went wrong for the Warriors this postseason (10:00), whether or not the Harrison Barnes hot takes are fair (20:00), how the League will look at the Dubs in the next twenty years (30:00), and whether or not the Warriors depleted bench even matters.
Chris Cotillo, of SB Nation and MLB Daily Dish, joins Chase Thomas to talk about how he got into the industry, whether or not MLB can ever create the same kind of free-agency excitement that the NBA has (10:00), buyers and sellers in the complicated AL Central (20:00), who trades for Ryan Braun (30:00), and why the Arizona Diamondback all-in approach bombed.
Ty Hildenbrandt of The Solid Verbal, a college football podcast he hosts with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein, joins Chase Thomas to talk about the podcast, early national title contender predictions (10:00), Ohio State and Michigan's effect on the Big 10 (20:00), what happened with Christian Hackenberg at Penn State (30:00), the best and worst head-coaching hires (40:00), and way-too-early predictions for who wins the Heisman this year.
Deadspin's Patrick Redford joins Chase Thomas to talk about corgis, the Sacramento Kings' storied history (10:00), what Vlade Divac was thinking in the Draft Room (20:00), another controversial DeMarcus Cousins Tweet (30:00), what the Kings should do this summer in free agency (40:00), and what the Kings 2016-17 season will look like.
Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation, SB Nation's Philadelphia Eagles blog, joins Chase Thomas to talk about the Eagles, the Chip Kelly era in Philly (10:00), the Eagles finally having a franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz (20:00), Howie Roseman's offseason moves (30:00), and whether or not they're a playoff team in 2016.
The Washington Post's Washington Nationals beat writer Chelsea Janes joins Chase Thomas to talk about the team's hot start in 2016, covering Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy's amazing season (10:00), rating the Dusty Baker hire (15:00), the Nationals comfortable lead in the NL East (20:00), who they should target at the Trade Deadline (30:00) and whether or not they're real World Series contenders.
Matthew Tynan of 48 Minutes of Hell, ESPN SA and RealGM joins Chase Thomas to talk about the San Antonio Spurs, Game 7 of the NBA Finals (10:00), Danny Green's 2015-16 struggles (15:00), the Tony Parker and Mike Conley conundrum (25:00), where Kevin Durant will end up (30:00) and where the Spurs stand heading into the 2016-17 NBA season.
Vice Sports's Brian Blickenstaff joins Chase Thomas to talk about a piece he wrote on the men's Iceland soccer team, why the team has improved so much since 2013 (5:00), the team employing two head coaches (10:00), how soccer has grown in Iceland in recent years (20:00) and whether or not Iceland is the greatest underdog story ever.
Tom Westerholm of Celtics Hub joins Chase Thomas to preview 2016 NBA Draft: Picks 1-14, the Brandon Ingram vs. Ben Simmons dilemma (10:00), what the Boston Celtics should do with the No. 3 pick (20:00), Dragan Bender in Phoenix (30:00), the Denver Nuggets' tough spot (40:00), the rich getting richer with the Toronto Raptors (50:00), the Utah Jazz possibly making their last lottery pick for a while (60:00) and the poor Chicago Bulls.
Ring of Honor star Roderick Strong joins Chase Thomas to talk about Strong's thirteen-year tenure in ROH, whether or not he'll wrestle Cody Rhodes on the independent circuit (10:00), what his future holds in wrestling (20:00), the evolution of his character (30:00), and what wrestlers he'd like to work with in the future.
Barstool Sports' New York blogger Clem joins Chase Thomas to talk Gotham sports, Matt Harvey's rough start in 2016, the Mets' World Series chances (20:00), Phil Jackson hiring Jeff Hornacek to coach the New York Knicks (30:00) and Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly dating Khloe Kardashian.
The Score's Chris Walder joins Chase Thomas to talk about WWE's big announcement, how the WWE Draft will effect NXT (10:00), what happen's to the Women's Division (20:00), hiring more outside talent to fill out the Raw and Smackdown rosters (30:00), which current superstars will benefit the most from another brand split (40:00), and their predictions for Money in the Bank.
Kirk Henderson of Mavs Moneyball, SB Nation's Dallas Mavericks blog, and formerly of the RNC joins Chase Thomas to talk about 2016 Election, working for the RNC (10:00), Donald Trump's general election chances (20:00), whether or not the Libertarian Party missed their moment (30:00), potential VP choices for both parties (40:00) and how Trump's rise kind of screwed Paul Ryan.