Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report

This week on the Daly Dose, we are looking at Major League Baseball at the halfway point. Who are the best teams? Which teams are most likely to fade down the stretch? We know the Chicago Cubs are the defending champs, but can they even make the postseason this year? Are the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals contenders or pretenders?

NBA free agency is slowing down now, and we look at the winners and losers from a busy offseason signing period.

The NFL quarterback may be the most important position in all of sports, yet we have a number of teams that are still not settled on who their starter will be. We know that the Denver BroncosChicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns still need to pick a starter, but who else could be heading for a QB controversy?

Why you shouldn’t care about the McGregor vs. Mayweather press conferences, and we count down the Top 5 most impactful NBA free agent signings of all time!

Listen here to Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report.

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Dallas police release artist sketch of suspect in bar assault case

The Dallas Police Department has released a composite sketch of the individual that they believe is responsible for an incident that took place at a local bar on Sunday evening. The rumors floating around the area, contend that it may have been Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

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Although no arrests have been made, the D.P.D. believes that this individual could be the guilty party that left a 30-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.

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(Police rendering of suspect)

A spokesman from the department, told the Daly Dose that a local man was struck in the nose, and later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The incident is part of an ongoing investigation for aggravated assault.

Witnesses from the local establishment described the suspect to police as around six-feet tall, and over 200-hundred pounds. He was wearing a Dallas Cowboys midriff t-shirt, an Endor headband, and was reportedly pulling women’s blouses off throughout most of the evening.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Dallas Police Department immediately.

Daly Dose #137 The third annual Dosey Awards

This week on the Daly Dose we host our third annual Daly Dose Dosey Awards show! We hand out the coveted Dosey Award to recognize individual and other sports-related performance over the past calendar year!

We present Doseys in a number of different categories including Best Record Breaking Performance, College Football Moment of the YearBest Major League Baseball Player of the YearNational Hockey League Moment of the YearCollege Basketball Moment of the Year, and Comeback of the Year!

Nominees for Doseys include Tom BradyVon MilllerDeShaun WatsonKevin DurantBill BelichickRoger FedererLewis Hamilton, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and David Ortiz!

Don’t miss out on the Gala Event as we look back at the past year in sports, and honor the best of the best!

Listen here to Episode #137 The third annual Dosey Awards!

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Houston Rockets looking to acquire new scapegoat

The Houston Rockets have had quite the successful offseason so far, and they are looking to make it even better.

After finishing the 2016-2017 NBA season with a 55-27 record and qualified for the postseason as a No. 3 seed. They would eventually lose to the San Antonio Spurs in six games in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Knowing that they needed to improve if they were going to make any headway in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, the Rockets went out and lured former Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul to a five year deal worth over $21 million dollars.

Then, they showed that they are not afraid to spend some serious money ,when they extended starting guard James Harden’s current deal. Houston gave Harden the biggest contract extension in NBA history keeping him in a Rockets uniform through the 2022-23 season. The deal could be worth $228 million dollars.

With their backcourt fortified, the Rockets then turned their attention to making one more very important roster move. They need to find a new scapegoat.

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The Daly Dose was able to speak with Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and he explained his plan.

“We really like what we were able to do in signing Chris and extending James, but the fact is that if this all goes sideways, we are going to need someone to blame. A player like Carmelo Anthony would really fit that need.” Morey told the Dose. “He is a big enough name, that it looks like we are trying to create the newest superteam, but let’s face it, he also has a shaky reputation. We could bring him in, and if everything goes bas, we can just pin the entire thing on him being such a ballhog. That seems like that might be the kind of perfect fit that we need.”

Morey also stated that this type of deal is hardly new. “Look at the San Antonio Spurs. They have LaMarcus Aldridge. And n Cleveland, they have Kyle Korver, Kevin Love, pretty much anyone not named LeBron James, really. This is hardly a new strategy.”

Daly Dose #136 The annual Daly Dose email show

This week on the Daly Dose, we realize that it may be a dry time of year in sports, so we take the time to answer YOUR emails! Clint responds to the best emails that we have received recently.

Are the Golden State Warriors good for basketball? How will the Houston Rockets use both Chris Paul and James Harden at the same time? Who should get the blame for the Cleveland Cavaliers loss in the NBA Finals?

Plus, we discuss the inconsistencies in comparing sports eras, the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight, and which top NFL rookies from last season could take a step back in their second season!

Listen here to Episode #136 The annual Daly Dose email show!

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Daly Dose #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look back at the 2017 NBA season and hand out some end of the year awards! Who did we vote for as the Rookie of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Most Valuable Player? What about Executive of the Year, and the Least Valuable Player of the year? We wrap up the season by celebrating the best of the NBA!

There is a parent in college football that is actually doing a great job, Jordan Spieth did some celebrating at the Travelers Championship, and we are okay with that, and the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs are making some offseason moves.

Plus, we look at the winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Draft, and we count down the Top 5 greatest players selected with the top five selections in NBA Draft history.

Listen here to Episode #135 The 2017 Daly Dose NBA Awards

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Sports world shocked as BIG3 league suffers only one major opening week injury

A new basketball league opened over the weekend, and the sports world was shocked at the results.

Rapper-actor Ice Cube started the 3-on-3 BIG3 basketball league, which features former NBA greats as both players and coaches.

The league currently has eight teams which are coached by former players Allen Iverson, Gary Payton, George Gervin, Julius Erving, Rick Mahorn, Rick Barry, Clyde Drexler, and Charles Oakley.

Each team consists of five players, and one coach. There will be eight regular season games, followed by two postseason weeks to determine a champion. The 3-on-3 game is played on a half court, and follows traditional two and three point scoring rules. A four point shot is also available.

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The players are a mix of former NBA stars including 46 year old Kenny Anderson, 39-year-old Kenyon Martin, 41-year-old Jason Williams, 49-year-old Kendall Gill, and 48-year-old Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.

On Sunday, the crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was treated to various musical performances, in addition to the four games of the week. Many in the audience were absolutely shocked that there was only one major injury. During the game between the 3 Headed Monsters and the Ghost Ballers, the point guard nicknamed “White Chocolate” went down with what appeared to be a serious leg injury.

The Daly Dose was able to speak with a few members of the opening day crowd, and the consensus was definitely a feeling of surprise.

“I brought my son here to see some injuries. We saw one big one, but I thought there would be more.” said Dahntay from Brooklyn.

Jason traveled from upstate New York with his wife and two children. “We have been to some NASCAR races, and we have seen some bad crashes. I drove the family here to see a few of these old guys go down in a similar fashion. I was kind of surprised that we only saw it happen once. But I guess we can hope it’s a little better next week,”

Next week’s games will take place in NASCAR country as it moves to the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Maybe a NASCAR city will be the site for more breakdowns.

 

 

 

 

Daly Dose #134 The Russ McKinstry Interview Part 2

This week on the Daly Dose, we continue our discussion with high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Following his bout with cancer, he was able to get back into coaching, and help his new team reach a pretty amazing level.

What should parents expect from the children’s athletic career? What are we failing to teach our young players? And who are the greatest basketball players in the history of the NBA, and does LeBron James belong in that conversation? Are the Golden State Warriors one of the greatest teams in league history? We pick Coach Mac’s brain on a few different topics!

Plus what to look for in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, and one team has to feel really good about their franchise going forward, but it might not be who you think.

Don’t miss a special episode of the Daly Dose!

Listen here to Episode 134 The Russ McKinstry Interview Part 2!

 

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LeBron James to take on Michael Phelps in swim race on Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight has taken some criticism for being a shameless money grab by many in the sports world. The formerly retired championship boxer Mayweather, will square off against the UFC lightweight champion Connor McGregor, on August 26th in Las Vegas.

Nevermind that McGregor has never fought a professional boxing match. Forget for a moment that Mayweather has only selected opponents that he knows are inferior. UFC president Dana White says that this will be a competitive fight, and he is in the process of booking an undercard that will be fitting.

It was announced on Monday, that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will take on former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps in a 100 meter freestyle swimming sprint prior to the big fight.

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White answered critics that said this is turning into more of a circus than a legitimate boxing match. “This is not a circus. We are trying to put together the top contenders that we can find. Floyd and Connor are the top two contenders.” White stated. “Granted, Floyd is retired, and Connor plays a different sport, but they are still a very intriguing matchup. And this race between Lebron and Michael is going to be top notch as well. LeBron James is one of the top athletes in the world today. Are you really going to bet against him? And Michael Phelps is old. He’s super old. He smokes dope. I’m telling you. This is going to be a really close race. Who knows? LeBron is going to beat him. And then he just might swim in the next Olympics, and never return to basketball. Never say never.”

Is there any truth to the rumor that that is fight is just being rushed to take place to upstage the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canleo Alvarez fight that is scheduled for September 16th, and being promoted by Golden Boy promotions?

“That is absolutely false.” White told the Daly Dose. “We didn’t even pay attention to that. We simply wanted to get the top stars into the ring, and the pool as soon as possible. We didn’t even know there was another fight. We are simply trying to put together a quality card. A legitimate card. A card featuring some of the top performers that we can find. By the way, do you have Usain Bolt’s number? We were thinking he might want to have a skating race against Sidney Crosby!”