Daly Dose #122 Flashback to the beginning

This week on the Daly Dose we take a look back to the very beginning. The podcast has now been going for nearly three years, and we discuss why shows like the Daly Dose are important in the world of sports.

Then we flashback to the very first episode! What were we talking about back in December of 2014? We were looking at the NFL playoff picture, and the very first College Football Playoff! We also take a look at the state of college football in Colorado, and discuss how a newly acquired Kevin Love would fit in with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Finally, we count down the 5 reasons that Denver Broncos quarterback at the time- Peyton Manning was struggling!

We flashback to the very beginning of the Daly Dose!

Check out Episode 122: Flashback to the beginning!

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Daly Dose #121 The NCAA Sweet 16 Preview

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint discusses why March Madness always seems to live up to expectations, and why we see so many upsets every single year. We look at who has been a little better than we expected, and who has been worse so far in the tournament, and we preview each of the Sweet 16 games.

NFL free agency is now three weeks in, and there are still some big-name players that have been left unsigned. Why is no one touching these top players? We take a look at a bizarre soccer story in Brazil, preview some possible playoff matchups in the NBA, and count down the Top 5 last times that we saw back to back NCAA Basketball National Champions!

Listen here to Episode #121 The NCAA Sweet 16 Preview!

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NFL teams relieved after Mixon assures them he “probably” won’t punch another female in the face

Teams from around the NFL have had been worried about University of Oklahoma draft prospect running back Joe Mixon. Following an incident in 2014, in which Mixon pled guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge for punching a woman and breaking bones in her face, Mixon was banned from attending the NFL Combine.

In his final season at Oklahoma, the redshirt sophomore rushed for 1,274 yards and scored 15 total touchdowns. Yet NFL clubs weren’t sure what to make of the talented runner, considering his checkered past.

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However, after conducting a few interviews, reactions from NFL personnel has been largely positive.

“Going into the interview process, we were very skeptical about Mixon.” said one NFL scout, that wished to be left unnamed.

“There is usually a rule that when someone is a violent offender, they usually are also a repeat offender. Yet when we spoke to Joe, he really put our minds at ease. We asked him point blank: “Are you going to punch another woman in the face?” and he provided his answer without the least bit of a hesitation. “Probably not.” he said. That is the kind of straight shooting we were looking for.”

“We realize that drafting Mixon could be a little bit controversial.”said the unnamed scout. “But this isn’t a Ray Rice situation. This kid can actually play.”

 

 

Daly Dose #120 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This week on the Daly Dose, we get you ready for March Madness! We look at some of the storylines in each of the four regions, and even give you some very unique tips for filling out YOUR winning bracket!

Who are the winner and losers so far in NFL free agency? And at what point should the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors begin to panic?

NASCAR has some fisticuffs and we tell you why they wish it happened more often, and then we count down the Top 5 biggest March Madness upsets by Las Vegas point spread of all time!

Listen to Episode 120: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Local man puts together what he believes is a special, unique NCAA bracket

James Dooley, a local businessman in Springfield, Illinois believes that he has filled out the perfect NCAA March Madness bracket.

After much deliberation, and reading online statistics for nearly an hour, Dooley compiled what he thinks will not only be the perfect bracket. He’s also pretty sure that he’s going to dominate his office pool at Group Industries, where he serves as the office manager.

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“I have been pouring over these teams, and I am pretty positive that I have created the perfect bracket.” Dooley said. “I picked a No. 12 seed over  No. 5, and I also have a No. 11 seed beating a No. 6, which so many people forget.”

Dooley feels that he is also the only person to pick  No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast to beat No. 3 Florida State. “No one else is going to make that gutsy pick, but Florida State has been stumbling down the stretch, and I really like the athleticism of the Eagles.”

His Final Four consists of  Duke, Arizona, Kansas, and North Carolina, with Duke beating Kansas for the title.

Dooley’s secretary Carol now has collected all of the brackets. She is also collecting the $5 dollar buy-in for the office pool, which will pay out over $200 dollars to the winner.

“It’s going to be exciting to see who wins it.” Carol gossiped. “I don’t really know anything about basketball, but I flipped a coin and ended up with Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, and Arizona in my Final Four. I’m picking Duke to win it all over Kansas! So I hope they hit a few home runs!”

 

 

Daly Dose #119 The March Madness bubble watch

This week on the Daly Dose we look forward to March Madness! A few big name programs could be left out of the Big Dance, and we discuss a few lesser known players that are worth your time to watch.

The NFL Combine took place in Indianapolis, and we wonder if it means anything. We play a game of “You Be the NFL GM” to see if you can find the best player from their combine results. NFL free agency is now open, and we look at some of the top players that are available.

The NBA season is now in the home stretch, and we take a look at who might make the playoffs, and why the Kevin Durant injury might actually help the Golden State Warriors.

Finally, we count down the Top 5 current NBA players that never made it to the NCAA Tournament.

Listen here to Episode 119: The March Madness bubble watch!

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NBA hoping to make All Star Game less like typical NBA game

The NBA recognizes that there is a problem with their All Star Game. Two weeks ago, the league hosted it’s annual All Star weekend, culminating with the West beating the East 192-182 in a game that lacked any real substance.

The game was not well received by fans, as there was no intensity, and a strong lack of defense being played by all players. The two teams took turns walking up and down the court, and throwing up ill-timed passes, and poor shots.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver realizes that style of play is not all attractive for fans. “We are aware that this NBA All Star game turned a lot of people off, with the poor defense, and sloppy play. It was almost like the players involved didn’t even care, and that is the type of play that we would prefer they save for the regular season games. I’m not sure how exactly to resolve this issue, but right now there is a definite problem.”

He has met with Players Association president Chris Paul to discuss changes that could be made to make the game more interesting.

“We have talked about adding things that you don’t see in NBA games.” Silver continued. “We might add a four point shot, players won’t be allowed to whine to officials, and we may even add mandatory defense. We feel that fans would really be excited to see things like that. It would make the All Star game a truly unique experience.”

 

Daly Dose #118 The Daly Dose Oscar Awards

This week, in light of the 89th annual Oscar Awards, we hand out our very own Daly Dose Oscar awards. We recognize the top sports movies that we have seen lately!

Major League Baseball is getting a little nervous, the Daytona 500 was filled with crashes, and college football is dealing with a few different scandals. Which NFL teams actually have some money to spend this offseason, and is that a good thing?

March Madness is coming, and we look at why so many deals fall apart at the NBA trade deadline.

Finally, we count down the Top 5 sports movies that critics may have loved, but that are actually awful!

Listen here: Episode 118 The Daly Dose Oscar Awards!

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