Happy Thanksgiving from the Daly Dose!

The Daly Dose would like to wish all of those that read the articles, listen to the podcast, and share any of it with those around you a very happy Thanksgiving.

As you enjoy your day with family and friends… or perhaps with a classy box of wine or a cheap bottle of gin, I just wanted to list a few things that the Daly Dose is thankful for. My things I am thankful for Thanksgiving 2015 list:

  • Good friends. Like the ones that Johnny Manziel clearly has surrounding him. Not only do they get him to do stupid things that could get him fired from his million dollar job. They make sure to film it.
  • NFL referees. Because even on those days at your job that you have spent eight straight hours looking up 80s song lyrics while nursing a blinding hangover you can rest assured that you were still better at your job that day than this group.
  • UFC fighter Holly Holm for reminding us that no matter how tough you might be, no one is above a good butt whooping.
  • New England Patriot fans. Because let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice not to be the most obnoxious person in the room no matter how much you drink.
  • The Golden State Warriors for showing everyone that teamwork and good fundamentals are not just some silly cliché that old people preach.
  • The new Star Wars movie. Because Oakland Raider fans need some new characters to dress up as for home games.
  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for the reminder that money does not necessarily equal intelligence.
  • The Denver Bronco fans who are spitting venom and hate at Peyton Manning now that he is injured and struggling. Because sometimes we have to be reminded that there are idiots among every fan base. Yes, even YOUR team.

Check out the Thanksgiving edition of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

It is the Thanksgiving edition of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast and Clint talks about all of the things in sports that he is thankful for!

Plus some NFL talk, a look at the college football picture, and a brief college basketball preview! Then Clint counts down the Top 5 college basketball players that you might not realize you know! Check out Episode 52!

Episode 52

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Daly Doses: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

Doses

  • The Denver Broncos ended their two game losing streak on Sunday by knocking off the Chicago Bears 17-15.
  • Denver won the game off of two turnovers from former Bronco quarterback Jay Cutler.
  • They also got some assistance from former head coach John Fox.
  • Fox chose not to take a chip shot field goal early in the fourth quarter, opting instead to go for it, and show Bronco fans that he lives by the seat of his conservative fuddy-duddy pants.
  • And then on what would have been the game tying two point conversion he decided to attempt a run up the middle despite the success Cutler was having in the passing game.
  • Cutler committing turnovers and Fox making questionable coaching moves?
  • That, my friends, is the definition of a sweet win.
  • I’m no John Fox hater, he’s a very good coach who has won everywhere he has been. He has this Bears team contending for a playoff spot in the NFC which might be the most impressive accomplishment in his career.
  • But those two plays completely encapsulate Fox’s coaching career.
  • On the other side, the Broncos were playing without Peyton Manning for the first time since 2012, when Tim Tebow was starting a playoff game.
  • Brock Osweiler filled in admirably for Manning going 20 for 27 for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
  • That’s the good news.
  • Or is it?
  • If Osweiler continues to play well are the Broncos going to bench the future Hall of Famer?
  • The undefeated New England Patriots come to town next Sunday night for a prime time matchup.
  • And head coach Gary Kubiak has already named Osweiler the starter as Manning is still nursing his injured foot.
  • That is what is wrong with Manning, right?
  • I mean, we have heard a number of ailments from the Broncos coaching staff this season.
  • Training camp: “We feel like Peyton played pretty well, but he doesn’t have any feeling his fingers, so that makes it tough.”
  • Preseason: “We feel like Peyton played pretty well, but his is nursing a sore shoulder, so he didnt have much velocity.”
  • Raiders game: “We feel like Peyton played pretty well, but he has a rib injury, that was bothering him on the deep ball.”
  • Colts game: “We feel like Peyton played pretty well, but he has a partially torn plantar fascia, that is limiting his throwing motion.”
  • Chiefs game: “We feel like Peyton played pretty well, but his enormous head just fell off onto the ground, which caused him to throw a couple of errant balls.”
  • I hope Manning comes back and I do still believe that he should be the starter for this team if he is healthy.
  • But it is clear that his body is giving out on him.
  • And no amount of rest can fix old.

NFL officials review Ronda Rousey KO, declare Rousey winner

Upon further review it seems that Ronda Rousey may still be the undefeated UFC bantamweight champion.

The National Football League made some news this week when it decided to have one of their officiating crews review the Ronda Rousey versus Holly Holm fight from Saturday night.

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In the actual fight Rousey was knocked out by a kick to the neck from Holm early in the second round.

During a season in which they have been under fire for numerous errors, NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell requested that an NFL crew review the MMA fight and render their decision.

Following a 227 minute review of the four minute bout, the NFL referees stepped out from under the hood of the replay booth and promptly announced that despite being knocked down and beaten senseless, Rousey was the unquestioned winner.

“NFL rules state that because Holm’s toes did not actually connect on the knockout kick, Rousey is still considered a fighter and is ‘capable of warding off contact’ therefore we had no choice but to award her the victory.” stated NFL referee Pete Morelli.

The ruling will be reviewed by the NFL office but isn’t expected to lead to any type of discipline for the crew.

“Mistakes are a part of officiating.” said the league’s head of officiating, Dean Blandino. “And if you watch the NFL every week then you know that they they are a BIG part of it.”

Daly Dose Sports Podcast: Episode 51 is up!

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint is joined by sports columnist Dillon Brooks to talk some NFL and NBA. Can the Broncos win without Peyton Manning? Plus some college football winners and losers, and after seeing Ronda Rousey get upset by Holly Holm, Clint counts down the Top 5 greatest upsets of all time!

Episode 51

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Daly Doses: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

Doses

  • The Denver Broncos lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2012 on Sunday getting blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs 29-13 in Denver.
  • The last time the Broncos lost two games in a row was in Peyton Manning’s first season in the Mile High City.
  • And now this time it could be in his last season.
  • I don’t want to throw dirt on Manning just yet and I am still of the belief that if he is healthy he is the best option for this team.
  • For all of the yelling that the armchair quarterbacks are doing Brock Osweiler is still an unproven player whose only real game success has come against third team players in garbage time.
  • The good news is that the Chicago Bears defense is made up of a few third string types so Osweiler might feel right at home on Sunday.
  • I mean, maybe he really is the heir apparent to Manning and just needs an opportunity to show what he can do.
  • But this NFL quarterback stuff is tough and we are probably kidding ourselves if we think Brock isn’t going to take some lumps.
  • So which is the worse case scenario for the Broncos?
  • Brock Osweiler plays and looks great in relief of Manning. Now you have a true quarterback controversy. The inexperienced backup is actually better than the Hall of Famer.
  • And here we thought the only way we could have a quarterback controversy with Peyton Manning was if Tim Tebow was still in town.
  • But I digress.
  • OR what if Osweiler struggles just as Manning did? And now you have to take a hard look at the makeup of this roster and the coaching staff that is overseeing them.
  • I can tell you which scenario John Elway is hoping for.
  • Because some of these issues do have to go back to the Duke.
  • He assembled this coaching staff, he amassed this offensive line, and he failed to address the void left behind when Julius Thomas and Wes Welker did not return this season.
  • The 2015 Denver Broncos are at a crossroads. And we have to hope that Elway has installed the correct people to put them back on the right track.
  • C’mon Johnny, it’s time to pull out another amazing comeback.

With Irving still on the shelf Cavaliers inquiring about a new PG

With their point guard Kyrie Irving still recovering from a knee injury the Cleveland Cavaliers have begin looking at some possible stand-ins.

They are starting with a little known veteran point guard named Uncle Drew.

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Cavaliers general manager David Griffin spoke briefly about his search for a point guard to spell Irving until his return which will probably be in January.

“We saw some film on this player named Uncle Drew and he looks like the type of player that could really give LeBron some assistance. Yes, he is an older player but he is exactly the type of player that we need. A good passer. He can shoot. He has a veteran feel for the game. And to be honest, for as old as he looks, he does seem to be in better health that Kyrie.”

“The guy is probably in his 60’s but he isn’t always hurt from the video I have seen from him.” Grffen continued. “Plus he can help LeBron with his Rogaine treatments becuase the old guy still has a pretty full hair line.”

Episode 50 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast is up!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast would like to wish a Happy Veterans Day to all those who have or are serving our country! Today on the podcast Clint breaks down some NFL stories, hands out some MLB awards, and looks at the path of the Top 4 teams in the latest College Football playoff poll. Plus we count down the Top 5 USA Veteran athletes of all time! Do not miss Episode 50!

Episode 50

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Daly Doses: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

Doses

  • The Denver Broncos suffered the first loss of their season on Sunday, falling to the Colts in Indianapolis 27-24.
  • The Bronco defense that was being compared to some of the greatest defenses of all time came crashing back to earth, allowing the Colts to gain 365 yards, and to convert 12/20 third downs.
  • Denver was down 17-0 to a sub-.500 Colts team before they woke up in the second half and actually started to play.
  • Apparently they were still in the locker room reading articles from the Packer game proclaiming their greatness.
  • So is this team a favorite for the Super Bowl with one of the greatest defenses ever? Or has this all been a fraud of a seaon where the Broncos have simply taken advantage of a soft schedule?
  • As usual, the truth is probably somewhere in between.
  • The Broncos haven’t played a murderer’s row schedule but you can’t take away the fact that this team has faced and completely shut down Joe Flacco and Aaron Rodgers.
  • And this defense has also held a few up and coming quarterbacks like Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater well below their seasonal averages.
  • As is usually the case this season will probably come down to whether or not Peyton Manning can beat Tom Brady.
  • Late in the game against the Colts with the Broncos trailing by three points, and trying desperately to get the ball back, Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was flagged for intentionally poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in the eye.
  • The penalty gave the Colts a first down and they were able to run out the clock and preserve the victory.
  • Excuses for why Aqib Talib poked Dwayne Allen in the eye on Sunday: “His eye looked over-inflated. I was just trying to let some air out of it like Tom Brady would.”
  • Talib has now been suspended by the NFL for one game.
  • What Talib did was inexcusable. It was a poor decision at a bad time that cost him and his team. He should be suspended for one game for stupidity if nothing else.
  • But if I understand this correctly, poke another NFL player in the eye equals one game.
  • Rip off another players helmet and try to smash his skull with your helmet like Bengals cornerback Adam Jones did to Raiders rookie Amari Cooper earlier this season equals no games. And by the way, Jones has a history of violence.
  • Excuses for why Aqib Talib poked Dwayne Allen in the eye on Sunday: “I thought he had an eyelash.”
  • NFL players can also beat up females like Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy did, be found guilty, pay off the victim to make her go into hiding, and get right back onto the playing field after just four games.
  • Oh I know, Hardy had to sit out ten games in 2014 while the NFL tried to decide what to do with him. But he was paid.
  • In the real world we call that a “paid vacation”.
  • Excuses for why Aqib Talib poked Dwayne Allen in the eye on Sunday: “I’ve been working on my Moe Howard impression.”
  • Good thing Talib didnt get Allen in BOTH eyes. He probably would have gotten a TWO game supension.
  • Excuses for why Aqib Talib poked Dwayne Allen in the eye on Sunday: “I was trying to save him from watching that horrible Monday night game between the Chargers and the Bears.”

REPORT: Chargers QB Philip Rivers considering lacerating own kidney to go on IR

Just 36 hours after it was announced that San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen would miss the remainder of the season with a lacerated kidney there is news that Rivers could face the same fate.

The only difference is that Rivers is reportedly going to lacerate his kidney himself.

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“Look, I’ve tried to help us win this year. I really have.” Rivers stated. “I have already thrown for 18 touchdowns and nearly 3,000 yards. We are leading the league in offense but it clearly isn’t helping. We are now 2-6 and getting blown out by teams like the Raiders. I mean come on…the Raiders?”

Isn’t he afraid of the backlash that he might face if he would injure himself on purpose to miss the rest of the year?

“You would think so, but not in San Diego. No one is even coming to our home games any more and the ones who do say some really mean things.”

How does one go about lacerating their own kidney?

“Well I have like 37 kids, so I guess I would just have them leave some toys out for me to step on, and then fall through a plate glass window or something. It can’t possibly hurt as bad as this season has.”