Daly Dose #130 Memorial Day and the things we miss

This week on the Daly Dose we are looking forward to the holiday weekend! With Memorial Day being a time for remembrance we recall a few things that we miss in the world of sports. From the big hits in football, to the days before instant replay, to real sports news there are a number of things that have us feeling nostalgic.

Who is the best team in Major League Baseball right now? It isn’t the Chicago Cubs, that’s for sure.

We have some fake news coming out of the NFL that is being spun as a controversy.

Remember when the Big 12 Conference was going to take the world of college football by storm? That seems a like really long time ago.

A brief look at the NBA Lottery and incoming draft class, and those NBA playoffs have not been easy to watch.

Finally, with the LA Coliseum now being sponsored by United Airlines, we have the Top 5 slogans for the new LA United Coliseum!

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Listen here to Episode #130 Memorial day and the things we miss!

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.”

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 #124 The 2017 Daly Dose College Basketball Awards

Clint is back from his vacation, and discusses what he learned from his trip!

The NBA Playoffs are finally here! Can anyone actually beat the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers? We give you four teams that just might have what it takes to pull the upset.

In the NFL, the Oakland Raiders are looking desperate, and Tony Romo may be retired, but he still has more pressure on him than you might think.

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is underway, and as usual, it makes absolutely no sense.

College basketball may be over, but we hand out some season-end awards. Of course, we give out the Coach of the Year, and Player of the Year, but you also won’t want to miss the Kardashian Award, the Chris Webber Award, and the Guy Lewis Award!

Finally, with Dustin Johnson pulling out of the Masters with an odd injury, we take a look back at five of the craziest off-the-field injuries in sports history!

Listen here to Episode #124 The 2017 Daly Dose College Basketball Awards!

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Daly Dose #123 A March Madness flashback

This week on the Daly Dose, we take a look back at a past season of March Madness! We count down the five types of people that fill out NCAA Tournament brackets, give you a few tips for getting the best results in your brackets, and remember a few surprise NCAA basketball teams.

We flashback to 2015, and look at some NFL moves that were happening at the time. We also discuss NBA teams that are tanking, and what should be done about it, and we count down the Top 5 times that a No. 16 seed nearly beat a No. 1 seed!

Listen here to Episode #123 A March Madness flashback!

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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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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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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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