NFL Week 7 Picks With Ethan Hammerman (Ep. 85)

Chase Thomas is joined by Pats Pulpit's Ethan Hammerman to talk about Luke Kuechly's latest injury issues (3:00), Aaron Rodgers getting knocked out for the season (10:00), the Saints surprising (15:00), which two teams should sign Colin Kaepernick (18:00), Andrew Luck's situation in Indianapolis (27:00), and preview Week 7 in the NFL (35:00).

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NBA Over/Under - Western Conference With Dan Favale (Ep. 84)

Chase Thomas is joined by Bleacher Report and NBA Math's Dan Favale to preview the Western Conference, if the Dallas Mavericks can make the playoffs (3:00), why Chase believes in the Nuggets (10:00), why the Warriors will win 70+ games (20:00), if the Rockets can win 60 with Paul and Harden (27:00), why both Los Angeles teams will hit the under (35:00), the Grizzlies' depth issues (45:00), how long it will take for Oklahoma City to gel (67:00), the Blazers' mediocre roster (78:00), and if the Spurs are going to surprise everyone again (83:00).

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NBA Over/Under -- Eastern Conference With Tom Westerholm (Ep. 83)

Chase Thomas is joined by MassLive's Tom Westerholm to talk about how terrible the Atlanta Hawks are going to be this season (3:00), if the Celtics win the most regular season games again this season (15:00), if the Hornets are screwed with Nic Batum (28:00), what the Cavs will do without Isaiah Thomas (35:00), why the Pistons will be so unwatchable (45:00), the Knicks being terrible (55:00), why the Sixers are so interesting (65:00), and the battle between the Raptors and the Wizards (70:00).

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Hell In A Cell Recap, Neville and The Shield With Connor Casey (Ep. 82)

Chase Thomas is joined by Sporting News' Connor Casey to talk about the state of the cruiserweight division (3:00), the Usos and The New Day stealing the show at Hell In A Cell (5:00), Baron Corbin winning the US Title (13:00), Jinder Mahal retaining against Shinsuke Nakamura (24:00), Sami Zayn saving Kevin Owens (30:00), the Shield officially getting back together (35:00), and Neville reportedly leaving the WWE (45:00).

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NFL Week 6 Picks With Ethan Hammerman and Bears With Lester Wiltfong Jr (Ep. 81)

Chase Thomas is joined by Pats Pulpit's Ethan Hammerman to talk about Tampa Bay's kicking problems (3:00), the top-10 QBs in the League right now (6:00), the Jaguars' surprising start (15:00), the Bengals chances of winning the AFC North (20:00), and preview Week 6 in the NFL (26:00). Then Windy City Gridiron's Lester Wiltfong Jr. jumps on the pod to talk Mitch Trubisky's debut on MNF for the Bears (64:00), and who should be the next coach for the Bears (75:00).

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College Football Week 6 Preview and Predictions With Jared Stansbury and Richard Johnson (Ep. 79)

Chase Thomas is joined by CycloneFanatics.com's Jared Stansbury to talk Iowa State's bad loss to Texas (3:00), Ohio State figuring it out (10:00), USC's upset loss to Washington State (18:00), LSU falling to Troy (26:00), and preview Week 6 in the CFB season (30:00). Then, SB Nation's Richard Johnson joins Chase to talk Florida's offensive woes (69:00), whether or not Georgia is for real (78:00), and coaching changes in the SEC (83:00).

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The Chase: (7/16/17-7/22/17)

Hello,

Before I dive into the reason for this blog post, I'd like to point out that I've been planning to do this new, weekly post every week for what feels like seven years now. The site has been up-and-running for months, but I've never just sat down and cranked -- I really don't like that word, especially the way it sounds -- the first post, which I have come to learn is the hardest part.

Just getting Post No. 1 done is the hardest part, but I don't think that's brand new information to anyone reading this. It was the same for my podcast, it was the same for my first column, and it has been the same story for this weekly blog post.

But here we are. It's 10:13 p.m. EST, and, while my friends and normal, more-fun people are out-and-about, I'm plugging away in a Starbucks that's open late writing this post. And I'm not complaining. I'd rather be here, reading, writing, planning and outlining than being out with the only difference being that I am usually just thinking about doing these things but have found myself in a situation where I am unable to do so, and I just get frustrated. 

I've never been a Going Out Guy, and that hasn't changed in my mid-20s, although I suspected it might.

It hasn't.

And yet I still feel guilty, like I'm somehow wasting time by doing the things I'm comfortable doing, which includes working at a coffee shop on a Saturday evening while anxiously awaiting to go see a midnight showing of 'Dunkirk'. I like doing my own thing; I like going to the movies by myself; I like reading and writing and drinking coffee and planning and organizing by myself. 

More on that in future posts and newsletters -- which is still on the way via TinyLetter, mind you -- but I do appreciate all of your support. You're all great.

Here's everything I wrote about this week and all of my podcast episodes that you may have missed but should definitely listen to. 

Sunday: 

 

Game Of Thrones: Season 7, Episode 1 Recap

Monday: 

Robin Lundberg on the Knicks, the NBA's Eastern Conference Problem, and the Nets with D'Angelo Russell (Ep. 55).

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The Chase will be a weekly post that includes a brief post that will eventually find itself in my newsletter, along with highlights of my week in writing and podcasting because that's just what Hashtag Journalists do, OK? 

Feel free to email me at chasethomas0418@gmail.com, follow me on Twitter at @Chase__Thomas, and like my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/chasethomaswriter.