WWE and AEW With Chris Van Vliet

Chase Thomas is joined by YouTube star interviewer Chris Van Vliet to talk about his career, interviewing guys like John Cena and The Rock, the status of Dolph Ziggler, who he wants to interview in the future, the AEW TNT deal, what Tony Khan is like and how involved he'll be with AEW creatively, Money In The Bank questions, Alexa Bliss's career status, the terrible Wild Card rule in WWE, Vince sticking with Becky Lynch long-term, what Dean Ambrose will do and whether or not CM Punk is really done with pro wrestling. 

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NHL Playoffs Analysis With Boston Sports Journal's Conor Ryan

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Chase Thomas is joined by Boston Sports Journal's Conor Ryan to talk about the Boston Bruins' magical postseason run, how it happened, how so many guys are scoring for the team, the lack of depth on the Carolina Hurricanes, who the Bruins would rather face in the Stanley Cup final between St. Louis and San Jose, Seattle NHL team names and colors, the Edmonton Oilers hiring Ken Holland, and the return of Steve Yzerman to Detroit.

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Braves, Indians and Falcons With Nick Cellini Of 680 The Fan and WWE With Paul Griffin of RBR Wrestling

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Chase Thomas is joined by 680 The Fan's Nick Cellini to talk about the poor start for the Braves to start 2019, his beloved Indians suddenly no longer the favorites in the AL Central, how the Twins are similar to the 2018 Braves, the awful Francisco Lindor situation in Cleveland, where Austin Riley fits on the Braves, what the Braves can do this summer, the Falcons' 2019 Draft choices, the importance of having a healthy Deion Jones, and trading back into the first round for another offensive lineman.

Then, RBR Wrestling's Paul Griffin returns to the pod to talk about the WWE 'Wild Card' Rule, why the company can't handle a brand split, treating talent differently than AEW, the greatness of Impact Wrestling and much more.

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NBA With Dane Moore of Zone Coverage Minnesota

Chase Thomas is joined by Zone Coverage's Dane Moore to talk about the Timberwolves hiring Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball Operations, what the team can do with Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns future with the team, Ryan Saunders continuing as head coach, how the team will approach the draft this summer, the Lakers fumbling the Ty Lue hire, Lakers vs. Clippers stability, and why everybody should get on board with Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors winning the title in 2019.

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MLB With Jon Tayler of Sports Illustrated and Tampa Bay Bucs With James Yarcho of Locked On Bucs

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Chase Thomas is joined by Sports Illustrated's Jon Tayler to talk about the fall of MLB attendance in 2019, why fans are going to the games less, what can be done about it in the future, a Fangraphs' piece on certain stars lowering their strikeout rate, the Reds misusing their closer Raisel Iglesias, the White Sox's bad luck with young starting pitching, and the Dodgers getting weird with Travis D'Arnaud and AJ Pollock. 

Then, Locked On Bucs and Bucs Nation's James Yarcho jumps on the pod to talk about Tampa's big offseason changes, the unfortunate JPP news, what's going on with Gerald McCoy, Jameis Winston's future with Bruce Arians, why Bruce was the guy for Tampa Bay, the issues with the team's o-line and running game, and what to expect in 2019.

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NFL With Newsday's Bob Glauber

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Chase Thomas is joined by Newsday's NFL Columnist Bob Glauber to talk about covering the NFL for years, what made Bill Parcells so interesting to cover, similarities between him and Tom Coughlin, the Giants taking Daniel Jones in the top-10 of the 2019 NFL Draft, what Dave Gettleman is doing in New York, NFC East Power Rankings, why Jerry Jones might not be right about the Cowboys in 2019, paying Dak Prescott, Josh Rosen's chances for success in Miami, and the XFL's gigantic television deal.

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NFL With ESPN's Cameron Wolfe (Ep. 253)

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Chase Thomas is joined by ESPN's Cameron Wolfe to talk about the Dolphins' new head coach Brian Flores, the front office with Chris Grier now in charge, the additions of Marty Allen and Reggie McKenzie, the QB situation without Ryan Tannehill, the Kyler Murray rumors surrounding Miami, what changes the team needs to make on offense and defense, the Antonio Brown situation in Pittsburgh, if the Steelers should actually trade him, the awkward locker room dynamics with Brown and Big Ben and Mike Tomlin, and the scary injury situation with Cam Newton in Carolina. 

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WWE With Mike Pielluci (Ep. 252)

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Chase Thomas is joined by WWE writer Mike Pielluci to talk about big guys in WCW, Christopher Daniels' workout regiment to stay in shape at his age, Ricochet's longevity in WWE with his style, best pro wrestling entrance music, the problems with Monday Night Raw over the years, the Becky Lynch character on Raw, Charlotte getting added to the WrestleMania match against Lynch and Ronda Rousey by Vince McMahon, why Dean Ambrose should go to Impact Wrestling, the Brock Lesnar versus Seth Rollins feud, Vince not liking the optics of guys leaving WWE in droves, and Kofi Kingston finally having his moment on Smackdown Live.

You can follow Chase on Twitter, like him on Facebook, read him on his website, and even email him at chasethomaspodcast@gmail.com if that is something you would like to do, too.

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NBA With James Holas of Lineups (Ep. 251)

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Chase Thomas is joined by NBA writer and podcaster James Holas to catch up on their preseason NBA predictions, why the Bucks and Raptors are the two teams to beat in the Eastern Conference, Kawhi versus Giannis in the playoffs, the Sixers sacrificing depth for more top-level talent at the NBA trade deadline, what is ailing the Celtics, the Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown conundrum, why the Knicks and Clippers clearing a bunch of cap space is a bad strategy and will continue to destroy teams for years, and the winners and losers from the trade deadline.

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MLB With Sports Illustrated's Jon Tayler (Ep. 250)

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Chase Thomas is joined by SI's Jon Tayler to talk about, yes, you guessed it, more depressing Bryce Harper and Manny Machado free agency rumors, why the Giants have gotten involved, if Harper should take a short-term deal, the possibility of either superstar choosing San Diego, the NL finally adding the DH, why we should all be cheering for the Twins in 2019, what makes the Indians' offseason so awful, and much more.


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Canadiens With the Montreal Gazette's Stu Cowan, Pelicans and Anthony Davis With the New Orleans Advocate's Rod Walker, and Ducks With Anaheim Calling's Felix Sicard (Ep. 249)

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Chase Thomas is joined by Montreal Canadiens beat writer Stu Cowan to talk about the team's surprising season in the NHL, the rationale behind the Nate Thompson trade, their stellar play of late, their depth issues on the fourth line, the improved play of Carey Price, and the job Marc Bergevin has done putting together this roster.

Then, the New Orleans Advocate's Rod Walker jumps on the pod to talk about the Anthony Davis saga in New Orleans, who is running the team with Dell Demps, Danny Ferry and Mickey Loomis in the fold, who Davis is as a person, the future of Jrue Holliday in New Orleans, when the trade will finally happen, and the future of the Pelicans after Davis is gone (26:00).

Lastly, Anaheim Calling's Felix Sicard hops on the pod to talk about the dumpster fire that is the 2018-19 Anaheim Ducks, the firing of Randy Carlyle, Bob Murray's job as GM, the contract situation for John Gibson, the veterans who need to be moved, how this team can change course this offseason, and why Jack Hughes could be the guy for the Ducks in the NHL Draft (60:00).

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WWE and AEW With Brad Shepard of Pro Sports Extra (Ep. 248)

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Chase Thomas is joined by WWE insider Brad Shepard to talk about why Velveteen Dream is the most important member of the WWE NXT roster, the long-term outlook of Ricochet, why Roderick Strong and Elias should jump to AEW, the possibility of Charlotte Flair and Brock Lesnar winning at WrestleMania, the issues with Vince McMahon's booking, and why Smackdown Live is screwed with Daniel Bryan and Asuka on the Road to WrestleMania.

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NBA With Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights (Ep. 247)

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Chase Thomas is joined by Early Bird Rights' Jeff Siegel to talk about the crazy NBA trade deadline drama, the sendoff Marc Gasol and Mike Conley are getting in Memphis, which teams might follow the Grizzlies' path in the future, how Gasol fits on Charlotte, the hilarity of Mitch Kupchak and Chris Wallace making another Gasol trade, the Sixers trading for Tobias Harris, how this may affect Markelle Fultz's future in Philly, the Hawks' successful road trip, Trae Young's big month, and much more.

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MLB and Cleveland Indians With Levi Weaver of The Athletic and Mandy Bell of MLB.com (Ep. 246)

Chase Thomas talks with MLB.com's Indians beat writer Mandy Bell about the weird offseason in Cleveland, if the team will trade Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer, Chris Antonetti's weird comments regarding Francisco Lindor, Bobby Bradley hype heading into the 2019 season, and the outfield depth issues with Michael Brantley gone to Houston.

Then, The Athletic's Levi Weaver hops on the pod to talk about the horrid MLB offseason, the weird arbitration approach teams take with their star players, awesome Adrian Beltre stories from Texas, JT Realmuto in Philadelphia, Tommy Pham sticking it to the Rays, and why the Braves won't sign Bryce Harper (30:00).

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NFL Super Bowl 53 Review With Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly (Ep. 245)

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Chase Thomas is joined by Pro Football Weekly's Eric Edholm to talk about how the Patriots stifled the Rams in Super Bowl 53, what New England did to frustrate Jared Goff, Cooper Kupp's value compared to Todd Gurley, the Rams' offensive line woes against the Pats' defensive line, why Peyton Manning may be the league's shadow commissioner and how outgoing DC Brian Flores will fair in Miami.

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Atlanta Falcons Offseason Questions and Super Bowl 53 Preview With Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic and Chris Brockman of The Rich Eisen Show (Ep. 244)

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Chase Thomas is joined by SB Nation NFL reporter Jeanna Thomas to talk about Super Bowl 53 Media Day in Atlanta, Wade Phillips' natural likability, the point of Dan Quinn as head coach of the Falcons, what Dirk Koetter's offense will look like in Atlanta, the addition of Bruce Arians into the NFC South, and what the Falcons will do about their offensive line and secondary through the NFL Draft and free agency.

Then, The Rich Eisen Show's Chris Brockman returns to talk about Chilis and Waffle House back-to-back in Atlanta, what makes this Patriots run so special, how Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are short-passing teams to death in the postseason, if the Rams' offensive line can hold up against the New England pass rush, and who will win Super 53 MVP (40:00).

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Ronda Rousey's WWE Future, Abyss in WWE, and Royal Rumble Predictions With Nick Piccone of Philly Voice (Ep. 243)

Chase Thomas is joined by Philly Voice's Nick Piccone to talk about missing New Year's Revolution, the latest on Ronda Rousey and her future in WWE after WrestleMania, Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch in the women's Royal Rumble match, Sonjay Dutt and Abyss making their to WWE, the Daniel Bryan character versus Ciampa in NXT, why John Cena should be the one to beat Brock Lesnar for the Universal title, and Randy Orton being the dark horse pick to win the Royal Rumble in 2019.

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The Sixers and Jimmy Butler Marriage, the Jazz Righting the Ship and Another Spurs' Pivot With Dan Favale of Bleacher Report (Ep. 242)

Chase Thomas is joined by Bleacher Report's Dan Favale to talk about the Sixers banking on Jimmy Butler meshing with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the importance of JJ Redick, why Wilson Chandler is the bigger issue at the 4, why the Jazz are back, finding the right guard next to Donovan Mitchell, Dennis Smith Jr. trade ideas for Dallas, Derrick White coming on for San Antonio, and how the Spurs are surviving in today's NBA.

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Chiefs Put Down Colts Bill Belichick Does It Again and Michael Thomas' Dominance With Austin Gayle of PFF (Ep. 241)

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Chase Thomas is joined by Pro Football Focus' Austin Gayle to talk about how the Chiefs blew out the Colts, the problems with Indy's offense early in that game, Kansas City force-feeding Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce the football, the Patriots force-feeding James White and Julian Edelman the football against the Chargers, the pass-rush brilliance of Tre Flowers, how Tom Brady can sit and never take deep-shots in 2019, the Saints surviving the Eagles through Michael Thomas, the Cowboys' offensive line not holding up against the Rams' dangerous front, and preview the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend.

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Washington Redskins, Edmonton Oilers and Cincinnati Reds With Ken Meringolo of Hogs Haven, Wick Terrell of Red Reporter and Rob Soria of The Hockey Writers (Ep. 240)

Chase Thomas is joined by Hogs Haven, SB Nation's Washington Redskins blog, writer Ken Meringolo to talk about what happened to the Redskins in 2018, why the Derrius Guice injury hurt the team so much, why this team was so injured, the weird coaching rumors under Jay Gruden, the QB situation without Alex Smith and the troubling leadership of Bruce Allen.

Then, Chase is joined by Wick Terrell of SB Nation's Cincinnati Reds blog, Red Reporter, to talk about the Reds' activity this offseason, where Scooter Gannett will play baseball in 2019, Dallas Kuechel vs. Corey Kluber, what to make of Cincy's improved farm system, and what makes David Bell intriguing as the new manager of the club (32:00).

Lastly, Rob Soria of The Hockey Writers wraps up the show with an update as to why the Edmonton Oilers are playing .500 hockey this season, what to make of the midseason coaching change, the issues within the front office, if the team can still take advantage of Connor McDavid being an Oiler, and what to expect from the team the rest of the season (63:00).

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