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 #85 It’s Christmas in July

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we do our best to avoid the smothering heat of summer! We go back and review a few past winter holiday episodes to try and cool off. We remember some things we are thankful for, Christmas wish lists, and a few New Years resolutions, plus we look back at the biggest stories from the NFL, the NBA, MLB, NCAA footballNCAA basketball, tennis, MMA, and yes even some horse racing. It is Christmas in July on Episode 85 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

Listen here: Episode 85 It’s Christmas in July

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Exaggerator storms out of press conference after losing Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist held off the three year old colt Exaggerator on Saturday, to win the 142nd running of the race by just over a length.

Nyquist ran the race in 2:01.31, and improved to 8-0 in his career, as he became the fourth Derby favorite in a row to win the race.

But it was the story of the second place horse that caught some attention after the race.

Exaggerator made a late charge down the stretch, but was unable to pass Nyquist, falling to 0-4 when facing him.

And following the race, Exaggerator made it clear that he was in a foul mood.

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Peering out from under his dark hoodie, Exaggerator was short and very curt with the media.

He ignored multiple questions from reporters, and when he did answer, he gave brief one-word responses. It was obvious that he was struggling to maintain his emotions, and when he had enough he remarked that he was going to leave,  got up, and walked out.

Here is a written transcript of his post race interview:

Kentucky Derby Quotes

2nd place finisher Exaggerator

(On losing the race) “He (Nyquist) just ran better than I did. I don’t know what you want me to say. He ran faster than I did. I had my opportunities. There wasn’t anything special he did. I made some mistakes. He ran faster than I did.”

(On his message to his fans and supporters) “I’ll be back.”

 (On why he did not run faster than Nyquist) “He ran faster than I did.”

(On what his jockey Kent Desormeaux said after the race) “He said a lot of things.”

(On if Nyquist had done anything different in this race) “Nothing different.”

(On if he can put his disappointment into words) “I lost.”

(On if the traffic ahead of him cost him the race since he had to slow down.) “No.”

It was at this point that he got up and stormed out.

It was later reported that Nyquist’s victorious press conference was being held in an adjacent stable, and that Exaggerator may have heard some of his comments, which may have affected the already frustrated colt.

“Run faster than him. That was my gameplan.” said the victorious Nyquist. “Can you run faster than me? I don’t think so.”

Daly Dose Sports Podcast Episode 55: “Welcome to the party, pal!”

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint talks about who should have won the Sportsperson of the Year…and who definitely should NOT have won it. Also some NFL talk and a couple of NBA teams that we should keep an eye on. Not sure which college football bowl games to watch? We’ve got you covered. And counting down the Top 5 alternative Holiday movies to watch when you are sick of the same old ones every year. Check out Episode 55!

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American Pharoah to race again?

Ahmed Zayat made some news Sunday morning when he said that he plans to race Triple Crown winner American Pharoah again in 2015.

While he hasn’t yet named the race, Zayat expressed a definite interest in running the American Throroughbred at least one more time. He stated that he would like “fans to still enjoy something” and would leave it up to trainer Bob Baffert as to which race he would run.

This news came as a surprise to Americn Pharoah who had been told that he would be put out to stud if he somehow won the elusive Triple Crown.

“He said what?!?!? I swear to you with God as my witness I will cut that man.” Pharoah responded. “As we are walking out to the gate for Belmont he is whispering into my ear “just win this one and you won’t have to run again. I dealt with the pressure. I dealt with the critics. And now he wants more? Come on man, line up them fillies. Let’s do some shots.”

Kentucky Derby favorite American Pharoah compares himself to Secretariat

American Pharoah, a three year old colt from Kentucky, may be young but he definitely doesn’t lack for confidence. As odds for the Kentucky Derby came out this week, American Pharoah came out at 2-1, a heavy favorite. But that doesn’t bother the front running sprinter.

“Because I’m outspoken, I’m judged. But we’re all judged. I feel that the majority of the time when somebody sees me, they have a thought. Instantly. I don’t know if it’s a good thought or a bad thought, but it’s a thought.” he stated.

“Like I’ve said before, horses worry about being judged. Who is and who ain’t going to like you. The thing is it’s just as long as you like yourself.”

And he doesn’t mind comparing himself to one of the greatest horses of all time.

“Secretariat is the one that made you say, ‘You know what? I’m proud to be a horse.’ I know that me and Secretariat, right now, we would sit down and have a crazy conversation. He would say, ‘American Pharoah, you know, I’m better than you because I did this.’

“I would say, ‘well, Secretariat, I’m better than you because look at how many races I went to.’ But, you know, on the flip side, I feel like it’s just like me. I feel like I’m in the same shoes as Secretariat. They hate me. They hate me when I’m at the top, but once my career is over, they’re going to really miss me.”