College Football Preview, Early NBA Projections and Braves Postseason Run With Matt Brown of SB Nation, Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight and Ben Ingram of 680 The Fan (Ep. 196)

Chase Thomas is joined by SB Nation's Matt Brown to talk about the state of Ohio State football, the upside of Dwayne Haskins, the hype surrounding Michigan, which teams can really contend for the College Football Playoff, and why Clemson should be the favorite (4:00). Then, FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine jumps on the pod to talk about his early NBA projections, the numbers loving the Raptors with Kawhi Leonard, why the Timberwolves should win 50-plus games, LeVeon Bell's contract situation, and the chance that Jon Gruden will succeed in Oakland (33:00). Lastly, 680 The Fan's Ben Ingram jumps on the pod to talk about his career in broadcasting, what makes Kevin Gausman so interesting in Atlanta, Ozzie Albies' struggles, Freddie Freeman for NL MVP, and how the team is set up to compete in the MLB Playoffs (68:00).