On this episode of The Chase Down podcast, Chase Senior explains why the Big Ten made the right decision in deciding to play football this fall. The conference got advice from medical professionals, relied on science and data and saw that several other leagues and college football programs are playing and doing so safely, so why can't the Big Ten? You can read more about this here: https://thechasedown.com/2020/09/17/why-the-big-tens-decision-to-play-is-the-right/
Football is back! Chase Senior and former Penn State, NFL and XFL quarterback, Matt McGloin recap week one of the NFL season. Could the Chiefs be even better this year? Aaron Rodgers is out to prove himself. Joe Burrow and Kyler Murray have bright futures. What happened to the Eagles? Should the Bucs be concerned? Cam dazzled in his debut. All of that and more from a packed week one slate! Enjoy.
What Skip Bayless Said About Dak Prescott Was Irresponsible, Remembering 9/11, The NFL Is Back, Baby!
On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior goes in on Skip Bayless for the irresponsible comments he made about Dak Prescott going public about his struggles with anxiety and depression following the passing of his brother earlier this year. Mental health can't be taken lightly and Dak should be applauded. On the 19 year anniversary, Chase recalls how 9/11 brought our country together and some quick thoughts on the return of the NFL and the Texans - Chiefs game.
Bob Wankel of CrossingBroad: Blending Baseball Analysis with Sports Betting & Analytics, How the Phillies Have Become Playoff Contenders Again
On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior brings on Bob Wankel of CrossingBroad.com, where he is a Phillies writer, head of sports betting content and hosts a Phillies podcast, called "Crossed Up." Bob does a great job of blending baseball coverage with sports betting and analytics and because of that, he's stood out in a crowded, competitive media market. The Phillies are the hottest team in baseball, but can they contend for a World Series? How much of an influence has Joe Girardi had on the club? What's behind Rhys Hoskins' hot streak? Has Matt Klentak saved his job? All of that and more. Enjoy!
For the first time since sports returned during the pandemic, Chase experienced his true sports are BACK back moment. The story of Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers is the best story of 2020, a year where there's been a lot of negativity. Lastly, Chase draws parallels between three teams that have taken similar routes to building championship contenders. Enjoy your Labor Day weekends!
Why NBA Players Made The Right Decision To Continue Playing & No Fans In The Stands Doesn’t Make A Lot of Sense
On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior explains why NBA players made the right decision to continue playing in the bubble because their voices are magnified more when they're playing, getting national attention, as opposed to them not playing. Chase then goes on a rant on why it doesn't make a lot of sense that people are allowed to fly on airplanes, but a certain percentage of fans can't attend football games. Enjoy!
Pro Athletes Deserve A Lot Of Credit For Showing Serious Discipline & Why Diversity of Thought Not Being Accepted And Valued Is Problematic
On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior explains why professional athletes deserve a ton of credit for showing some serious discipline. MLB has a coronavirus positivity rate of .05. Meanwhile, the NFL administered more than 50,000 tests and not one player tested positive. What does that show? Players are taking this seriously and are all business, which is hard because they're young, have a lot of money and temptations out there. Chase rounds out with explaining why diversity of thought should be accepted and celebrated, but it's not and that's problematic.
What Happened? How the Sixers Went From Having One of the Brightest Futures In The League, To One Of The Murkiest
Just two years ago, the Sixers were looked at as one of the best up and coming teams in the NBA, with a future full of hope. Two short years later and they're future is one of the most uncertain. On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior does a deep dive into what led the Sixers to being in this position. A series of mistakes, mismanagement, lack of accountability and leadership. A collective failure by the entire organization, from the ownership group, to the front office, down to the coach and players. What can the Sixers can do to get out of this rut and why there are still reasons for optimism.
On this episode of The Chase Down Podcast, Chase Senior makes the argument as to why college football should be played this fall and why he finds it so troubling that the greatest country in the world lacks the necessary leadership to hone all of the talent we have in America to help make us a championship team that's capable of being a dynasty. That lack of leadership is on full display in the NCAA and Big Ten.
Chase is back from vacation, but being away didn't stop him from keeping tabs and notes on the NBA restart, some of the unbelievable individual and team performances that we saw and all of the storylines entering the NBA playoffs. Lets talk about it and preview it! There's a lot to get to.