Lonzo Ball will ask his father to drop him off at the curb for NBA Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft will be taking place on June 22nd in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is projected to be a Top 5 pick, but he is already gearing up to avoid an embarrassing incident.

When Ball attends the big event next month he has stated that he will ask his father LaVar to drop him off at the curb outside the Barclays Center.

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“My dad is always embarrassing me.” said Lonzo. “First he said I would be better than Steph Curry, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook, then he said he could beat Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley in one-on-one. I’m just sick of him.”

The elder Ball has been extremely vocal throughout Lonzo’s collegiate career and the draft process. Back in April, he criticized the UCLA coaching staff when they lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. “Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo—’One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.’ It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite Eight, they’re right there.”

Is Lonzo worried about the repercussions he might face for ditching his father at the draft?

“What’s he going to to? Start a shoe company selling cheap Kobe wanna-be’s for $500 dollars a pop?” Ball asked.

“Been there, done that.”

Daly Dose #129 Who is going to the NBA Finals?

This week on the Daly Dose, we make our picks for who will be going to the NBA Finals! With the NBA Conference Finals now underway, we tell you who is going to win the East between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and who will win the West between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs.

What happened to Houston Rockets guard James Harden in the series against the Spurs? We think we may know why he failed to show up for Game 6.

Colin Kaepernick can’t seem to get many looks in the NFL, the Denver Broncos made some fans angry, Tom Brady is tempting fate, and do Big Baller brand shoes actually make you a big baller?

And with the Warriors and the Cavs being heavy favorites to go to the NBA Finals, we count down the Top 5 upsets that have taken place in the NBA Conference Finals.

Listen here to Daly Dose #129 Who is going to the NBA Finals?

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Tom Brady filling out last will and testament after being named Madden cover boy

Just months after winning his fifth Super Bowl ring, it seems that the career and possibly life of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may be coming to an end.

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Last week, it was announced that Brady will be appearing on the cover of the latest edition of the EA Sports football video game Madden 18.  Landing the cover hasn’t exactly been a good omen for past players. Former Madden cover players that have been bitten by the curse include: Garrison Hearst (broken ankle), Eddie George (toe), Duante Culpepper (back), Marshall Faulk (ankle), Michael Vick (prison sentence), Donovan McNabb (hernia), Shaun Alexander (foot), Vince Young (general sucking), Brett Favre (joining the Jets), Troy Polomalu (knee), Peyton Hillis (strep throat…no really), Adrian Peterson (more of a curse for his child), and Richard Sherman (Tommy John surgery), and of course last season, Rob Gronkowski saw his season end early with a back injury.

Upon hearing the news Brady immediately contacted a lawyer, and began putting his affairs in order.

“It has been a fun ride.” stated Brady through tears.  “I have enjoyed not only my time in the NFL, but also my time on earth. Unfortunately, it seems that all good things must come to an end. I will be leaving all of my worldly goods to my children. I will leave my starting position on the Patriots with Jimmy G. I have to give a few bucks to my boys John Jastremski and James McNally. Those guys are true friends. Thank you to Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, all of Patriot Nation…oh, and one more thing…SUCK IT, GOODELL!”

Daly Dose #128 The fights that we wish had happened

The NFL Draft put a few players around the league on notice that their days could be numbered. Who should be looking over their shoulder?

We are nearly finished with the NBA conference semifinals, and of course we are seeing some players getting it done in the biggest moments, and a few players that are failing to make the big plays.

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban just got a big raise, so of course that means we have to hear about how that money should go to the players. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy.

Finally, with the Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez fight finally being announced, we look back at the Top 5 greatest fights that never did take place.

Listen here to Episode #128 The fights that we wish had happened

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LaVar Ball worried he may not be a Big Baller for long

With the release of his new brand Big Baller line of shoes, LaVar Ball has had to justify the premium prices of the items listed on his website.

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Many in the sports world have questioned the price of the the main shoe, the ZO2, which is currently retailing for $495. The shoes will not even ship until November, and many critics are bashing everything about the new line, from the originality of the logo to the design of the shoe itself. Ball has refused to disclose any sales numbers, or even who is making the shoe. There are also a pair of sandals that are available to order for $220. All profits from the sales go directly to the Ball family.

In response to many of the critics, Ball released the following statement on Twitter:

He also spoke to the initial backlash stating that “Prada and Gucci is selling theirs for what they want,” Ball said. “Ours is better than that. It feels better.”

However, Ball has to be concerned by the fact that he was turned down by the major shoe companies — Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour. if sales do not take off, he will have lost a substantial amount of money.

“I’ve always been a big baller, but I am really hoping that people buy these shoes, or I lost a few million bucks.” Ball stated. “If this fails, I might be less of a big baller, which would be sad. I would have to wonder if I should have spent my money in a more lucrative way. Like perhaps shooting lessons for my son Lonzo.”

Daly Dose #127 The 2017 NFL Draft Recap

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look at the wild weekend that was the 2017 NFL Draft! Who were the winners and losers as NFL teams selected the top collegiate talent? NFL writer Dillon Brooks stops by to discuss which teams got better, and who may have fallen short!

The NBA conference semifinals are under way, and Clint and Dillon give you their picks in each series, and a few things that have stood out so far.

Anthony Joshua unified the heavyweight title in London last week, and he just might breathe some life into the world of boxing.

Plus Stanley Cup Playoffs, how the ESPN layoffs might affect you, and we count down the Top 5 horses that are least likely to win the Kentucky Derby!

Listen here to Daly Dose #127 The 2017 NFL Draft Recap!

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ESPN to award themselves bravery award for staying on the air

Amid all of the recent layoffs and reports, that the global sports television channel is losing millions of subscribers, ESPN made a surprising announcement.

They will be awarding themselves the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for bravery, this summer, at their annual ESPY awards show. A spokesperson for the media giant stated that the award for courage is only fitting.

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“What the executives here at this fine company have done is to be commended. Yes, things have been a difficult, and a number of very talented people have lost their jobs. Unfortunately, that was a sacrifice that had to be made, but ESPN will press on and move forward. We are not going to give up the fight.” stated the source.

ESPN has been hemorrhaging subscribers over the past six years, as many sports fans are changing the way they view their favorite sporting events. The problem for the network, is that they have already signed long-term deals for broadcasting rights to major sporting events, and their choices in programming are not keeping viewers satisfied.

Will any of the ESPN executives that made these ill-conceived financial deals be losing their jobs?

“No, that won’t be happen.” said the spokesperson. “But we will consider accepting this prestigious award on behalf of some of our fallen comrades.  Hopefully, that makes them feel better. Look, we deserve this. We are persevering. We feel like we are the Caitlyn Jenner of the sports media world.”

Daly Dose #126 The 2017 NFL Draft preview

This week on the Daly Dose, we are discussing the reality television show that is the 2017 NFL Draft! Longtime friend of the show, Larry from Centennial stops by to discuss the yearly phenomenon that is the NFL Draft. We play a game of “You make the pick” and discuss all of the bizarre things that we may see on draft night.

Our picks for who will win the NHL Stanley Cup this season, and we also play a game called “Name the real hockey player”.

The NBA playoffs are heating up, and we share what we have learned from the games so far.

And this week we count down the Top 5 greatest NFL Draft classes of all time!

Listen here to Episode 126: The 2017 NFL Draft Preview

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The 2017 Daly Dose NFL Mockery Draft

The NFL Draft is nearly here, and as the best professionals in the business put the finishing touches on their big draft boards, we take a look at how most of them will fail miserably.

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2017 Daly Dose Mockery Draft

 

1. Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have been searching for a bona fide starting quarterback for decades, unfortunately this class doesn’t have any. So, if you’re looking to make fun of them for drafting a quarterback here, think again. Of course, they do have Brock Osweiler…so go nuts.

Pick: Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M

2. San Francisco 49ers

Niners owner Jed York has done a wonderful job of running a once-proud franchise directly into the ground. He is now telling us that new general manager John Lynch, and new head coach Kyle Shanahan, are going to be a great combo for years to come. Do we we have any reason to doubt him? Yes. yes we do.

Pick: Solomon Thomas DE Stanford

 

3. Chicago Bears

Head coach John Fox may be in a playoffs or else situation here. The Jay Cutler era is over in the Windy City, but now the Bears have to deal with the very real situation of finding another quarterback to be better than Cutler. Mike Glennon has been signed to replace Cutler, and even though he has a tendency to throw some dangerous passes, at least he might act like he actually cares afterward.

Pick: Jonathan Allen DE Alabama

 

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

What to do with QB Blake Bortles? He seems to only look good in garbage time, once the game is already decided. So it seems that the Jags will draft Fournette, who only plays when he feels like it too. What could possibly go wrong?

Pick: Leonard Fournette RB LSU

 

5. Tennessee Titans

The Titans were headed to the playoffs last season, until starting QB Marcus Mariota suffered a season ending injury. This is a good young team that is more than capable of being a championship contender. And then coming up about a half-yard short.

Pick: Mike Williams WR Clemson

 

6. New York Jets

The Jets current quarterback depth chart consists of Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg, and Bryce Petty… proving once and for all that they literally will take anyone on the planet over Geno Smith.

Pick: DeShaun Watson QB Clemson

 

7. Los Angeles Chargers

The newest NFL team in Los Angeles, taking a player named “Hooker”. Yep, that’s just science, people.

Pick: Malik Hooker S Ohio State

 

8. Carolina Panthers

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In 2015, everything just broke right for the Panthers. They went 15-1 and went all the way to the Super Bowl. Yes, they struggled in 2016, but there is no reason to think they can’t get back on track. What could possibly go wrong when your leader and best player is a guy that wears an adult romper?

Pick: Dalvin Cook RB Florida State

 

9. Cincinnati Bengals

For the first time in Andy Dalton’s time in Cincinnati, the Bengals missed the playoffs. The Bengals believe that the setback was mostly due to injuries, and bad luck. Of course, they will also tell you that Dalton is a franchise quarterback, and that Marvin Lewis is a great coach. So they might not be the most credible source.

Pick: Reuben Foster LB Alabama

 

10. Buffalo Bills

The Bills suffered a ton of injuries last season, going 7-9, and missing the playoffs for the 57th season in a row. Of course, they did finally fire head coach Rex Ryan. So all in all, it was a pretty good year.

Pick:  Jamal Adams S LSU

 

11. New Orleans Saints

We all laughed at Jeff Fisher for going 7-9 every season. Don’t look now but, Sean Payton has had a 7-9 record three years in a row. Good thing Payton has that Super Bowl win to quiet the critics. And also a good thing that he doesn’t have a 70’s pornstache.

Pick: Derek Barnett DE Tennessee  

 

12. Cleveland Browns

The Browns need receiving targets, as Terrelle Pryor left via free agency. Then they will just need a passer, some offensive linemen, a runner or two, and maybe a defense.

Pick: OJ Howard TE Alabama

 

13. Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals failed to live up to their lofty expectations in 2016, but a lot of that was due to a huge rash of injuries, and also due to the fact that QB Carson Palmer wasn’t one of those injuries.

Pick: Corey Davis WR Western Michigan

 

14. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles definitely need some more offensive weapons to surround young QB Carson Wentz, and Christian McCaffrey would fit the bill there. He’s very similar to former Eagles playmaker Darren Sproles…aside from one key difference.

He’s a little taller.

Pick: Christian McCaffrey, RB Stanford

 

15. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts continue to try to get QB Andrew Luck killed year after year, by surrounding him with as little talent as possible. We all just assume that GM Ryan Grigson and head coach Chuck Pagano are bad at their job, but maybe they just don’t like that goofy cornball.

Pick: Takkarist McKinley DE UCLA

 

16. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have probably suffered more injuries than anyone in the NFL over the past two seasons. John Ross is a talented wide receiver, who ran the fastest 40 time in NFL Combine history, with just one drawback. He has a history of injuries.

Pick: WR John Ross Washington

 

17. Washington Redskins

Washington has a reasonably talented team, but an absolute  disaster at quarterback. Kirk Cousins says he won’t sign a long term deal unless it’s for huge money, but that would hamstring the franchise. Much like his play did in the final three games last year.

Pick: Mitchell Trubisky QB North Carolina

 

18. Tennessee Titans

The Titans grab another weapon for quarterback Marcus Mariota. There’s really no reason to think these Titans won’t be a contender in the coming seasons. I mean, except for the fact that they’re the Titans.

Pick: David Njoku, TE, Miami

 

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs seem to be on the right track, and even had a chance to make the playoffs last season.  This season, they will appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks, so all of the momentum will probably disappear.

Pick: Jabril Peppers, LB, Michigan

 

20. Denver Broncos

The Broncos are intent on building an offensive line that is capable of protecting their quarterback. Now if only they had a quarterback worth protecting.

Pick: Ryan Ramczyk, OT Wisconsin

 

21. Detroit Lions

The Lions somehow made the playoffs in 2016. The Cubs won the World Series in 2016. How did the world not end in 2016 again?

Pick: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

 

22. Miami Dolphins

Look for the Dolphins to try to shore up their linebacking crew here, in anticipation of a challenging schedule, that has the Dolphins playing four prime-time games. The schedule makers at the NFL have obviously never seen Ryan Tannehill play before.

Pick: TJ Watt, OLB, Wisconsin

 

23. New York Giants

The Giants need to bolster that offensive line so that they can keep Eli Manning from taking so many hits. It should help him get back to being a top notch QB, and it should help him confuse those memorabilia dealers with a cleaner jersey. So…win/win.

Pick: Garrett Boles, OT, Utah

 

24. Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have one of the top offenses in the NFL, with QB Derek Carr returning from injury, so they should go defense here. Last year’s Raiders defense has the distinction of allowing Brock Osweiler to actually win a playoff game. So they clearly need a lot of help.

Pick: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

 

25. Houston Texans

Speaking of Brock Osweiler, the Texans literally paid to not have him on their roster, despite the fact that it leaves them without a bonafide starter. They literally said “we would rather have no one, than have you.” Now, that’s commitment.

Pick: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

 

26. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have a number of holes to fill, including defensive tackle and offensive line, but we are betting that they are really desperate to get rid of a certain loudmouthed underachieving cornerback. So…

Pick: Kevin King, CB, Washington

 

27. Kansas City Chiefs

Last season, the Chiefs made the playoffs for the first time since 1993, despite QB Alex Smith throwing less touchdowns than Colin Kaepernick and Blake Bortles. You might think that such a lack of production would be cause to draft a QB early here, but you clearly don’t realize how stubborn head coach Andy Reid really is.

Pick: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

 

28. Dallas Cowboys

There’s a chance that Ezekiel Elliott could face some discipline from the NFL, for a domestic violence case back in 2016, plus that whole pulling down a female’s shirt back in February. Between that time, and the time Mixon will undoubtedly be sitting out, the Cowboys should be able to keep at least one running back on the active roster.

Pick: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

 

29. Green Bay Packers

The Packers were so injured last year, that they were actually starting cardboard cutouts at defensive back. Yet, Aaron Rodgers is such a controlling force on the field that he was able to carry the Packers all the way to the NFC Championship game. We haven’t seen control like that since…well…since Olivia Munn got Aaron to completely shut off his family.

Pick: Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

 

30. Pittsburgh Steelers

Remember when Ben Roethlisberger told the Steelers he was thinking about retiring? The Steelers sure do. So they pass up talented wide receivers, linebackers, and safeties here and grab a new QB with this pick. Not so funny now, is it Ben?

Pick: DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame

 

31. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons need to beef up their offensive line, and Lamp should provide some depth. Plus, he reportedly knows the Heimlich maneuver. So that’s huge.

Pick: Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky

 

32. New Orleans Saints

New Orleans picked up another pick in the first round when they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to New England. New Orleans management has to be a little concerned by the fact that Bill Belichick kept on insisting that they include their soul in the deal too.

Pick: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, USC

Daly Dose #125 Are you high?

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint answers a Twitter question about the United Airlines controversy, and shares a story about his own air travel back from vacation.

04/20 is later this week and there are a few sports figures that seem to be puffing more than passing. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NY Giants QB Eli Manning, and the city of St Louis are all under suspicion!

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away last week, and wee look at one of his draft classes that might be the best ever in NFL history. The 2017 NFL Draft is coming next week and there are a few teams that could take a QB despite already having a franchise QB on their roster.

We give an NBA Playoff preview, as we look at which series are more likely to go seven games, which one is most likely to have an upset, and which one is likely to have a team lose their voices from whining.

Finally, with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals trying to win an elusive Stanley Cup, we count down the Top 5 athletes that never won a title!

Listen here to Episode #125 Are you high?

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