Daly Doses 07-27-21: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City

I got all excited today, when I realized that fans can attend Denver Broncos training camp in just 20 days!

Then I remembered that the Green Bay Packers are mending fences with Aaron Rodgers, so it looks like we will be watching a Drew Lock versus Teddy Bridgewater competition.

That should result in a combined 3 for 47 third down conversions, zero touchdowns, and 14 turnovers.

By the way, 13 of those turnovers will be Lock fumbles.

I know that the narrative among those with the orange and blue tinted glasses, is that Lock is going to eventually show his true colors, and be a top notch NFL quarterback.

I just don’t have any reason to think that is going to happen.

Going back in NFL history, there have been numerous young quarterbacks that made a ton of mistakes early in their careers, but they did also show flashes of greatness.

Point to the game, series, or even singular play where we have seen anything resembling a flash of greatness from Drew Lock.

I’ll wait.

You’d have better luck finding video evidence of the Denver Nuggets greatest NBA Finals moments.

I do think the Denver defense can at least make them competitive at times, but below average quarterback play will be tough to overcome, and is this team truly stout in the trenches?

I have my doubts.

Speaking of those Denver Nuggets, please keep in mind that Jrue Holiday was available back in November, but the Nuggets didn’t want to spend that much money.

The Milwaukee Bucks did, and we all know what they did this year.

I realize that no one could have predicted the Jamal Murray injury, but we all could have predicted that the Nuggets would need a perimeter defender in the playoffs.

Their inability to limit anything Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul was doing in the postseason was their demise.

Holiday would have changed that.

But at least they saved a few bucks, right?

Hey, but at least the Colorado Rockies are no longer in last place, right?

Surely after giving away Nolan Arenado, the worst for that franchise is now behind us, and the rebuilding can begin.

Except that I fully expect the Rox to eat some more money, and give players like Jon Gray and Trevor Story away, later this week at the trade deadline.

And don’t think Charlie Blackmon or German Marquez are untouchable.

These are the results of living under horrible ownership.

Between the Bowlen Trust, the Kroenke’s, and the Montfort’s the Mile High City is getting this bad ownership thing down pat.

Mile High mediocrity, baby.

Daly Dose 07-21-21 The Bucks block out the Suns

This week on the Daly Dose, the NBA Finals are complete, and the Milwaukee Bucks are the champions after shutting down the Phoenix Suns in six games! We break down how the Bucks were able to win their first title since 1971!

We also take a look at some of the top sports news stories from the past week! MLB had a very scary story take place over the weekend, and we discussed some of the reactions from around the league.

Plus Richard Sherman had a very rough week, the NFL is making some changes that might not be that popular with all of their fans, a new rivalry could be starting in NCAA football, and the Big 12 keeps encouraging fans to taunt the University of Texas!

Then with NFL training camps opening soon, we take a look back at the Top 5 NFL injuries that took place prior to the season in training camp! 

Daly Dose 07-14-21 Winners and losers from the world of sports

This week on the Daly Dose, we discuss how disappointing National Nude Day will be this year.

Major League Baseball makes an announcement about their rules, but we are noticing some insincerity!

Then, we look at some winners and losers from the world of sports recently. We find winners and losers from college sports, the NFL, MLB, the NBA, UFC, the NHL, and even some Olympic athletes!

Finally, with the Supreme Court ruling that NCAA athletes can now begin to profit off of their name, image, and likeness, we reflect on some athletes from previous eras that could have made some serious money! 

Which former NCAA superstars could have done well in this new era? Our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down some very interesting possibilities!

Daly Dose 06-30-21 The best of the Daly Dose

This week on the Daly Dose, we are flashing back to a throwback episode of the Daly Dose! 

It was August of 2015 and NFL training camps were opening, Hard Knocks was covering the Houston Texans, and we discussed our love/hate relationship with the NFL preseason. 

We talked about why people either loved or hated Tim Tebow so much, and how much of an impact that the media had on his playing career. 

NFL linebacker James Harrison had a major problem with participation awards, we looked at some teams to watch down the stretch in the MLB regular season, and Notre Dame was looking for more ways to make money. 

Then in honor of National Senior Citizen Day, we counted down the Top 5 Senior Citizen athletes of all time!

Daly Dose 06-23-21 The Dose is back and we have learned so much

This week on the Daly Dose, we return after taking a week off for vacation, and we break down vacationing in this odd era. 

The NCAA takes a big hit from the Supreme Court, that could have long reaching implications.

Then we are discussing all the things that we have learned over the past couple of weeks in sports! Is the Kardashian curse over? Why does the NBA hate Nikola Jokic? How are the Los Angeles Clippers still in the NBA Playoffs? 

Plus, what’s going on with the Dallas Mavericks? Who are the Boston Celtics blaming for their problems? We also look at some really good news for one Big 10 basketball program., and we should also probably get ready for college football to be back, and better than ever!

Finally, with Lebron James pulling an “I told you so” to the NBA Playoffs and all of their injuries, our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down five other predictions that Lebron has made in his illustrious career. Does he really have special powers? Is he really a seer into the future? We investigate as only we can!

Daly Dose YouTube video 06-23-21 Is Lebron James a fortune teller?

This week on the Daly Dose YouTube video, with Lebron James pulling an “I told you so” to the NBA Playoffs and all of their injuries, our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down five other predictions that Lebron has made in his illustrious career. Does he really have special powers? Is he really a seer into the future? We investigate!

Daly Doses 06-22-21: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City

  • The Phoenix Suns jumped on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals on Sunday, beating them 120-114.

  • Selfishly as a Denver Nuggets fan, I now have to cheer for Phoenix, with the way they broomed us right out of the postseason.

  • Suns guard Devin Booker is playing at a freakishly high level, and remember that the Suns had to play Game 1 without Chris Paul, who was forced to sit out in covid protocols.

  • The Suns are legitimately a title contender, getting hot at the right time, and playing their best basketball down the stretch.

  • Something that we as Nuggets fans have very little familiarity with.

  • We tend to save our best play for February….and maybe March.

  • Playoff time? That is not usually Nuggets time.

  • I’ve noticed that Nuggets head coach Mike Malone is getting a pass on wasting yet another season of prime Nikola Jokic.

  • I mean, what can we expect? The Nuggets lost superstar guard Jamal Murray. Malone couldn’t possibly overcome that.

  • Just don’t look at Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue winning games…big games… without Kawhi Leonard.

  • The difference is that Lue knows he needs to win. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wants to win….or he will move on. Compare that to the “just wait till next year” mentality of the Kroenke’s. There just isn’t the same pressure to win or else.

  • Which is why the Nuggets will always be the bridesmaid, but never the bride.

  • The Nuggets are one of just six teams that have never made the NBA Finals.

  • When you think of abysmal franchises you think of those that have never even made their league’s title game.

  • The Clippers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Detroit Lions, the Winnipeg Jets….the Denver Nuggets.

  • Even the Colorado Rockies managed to fall into a World Series one year!

  • Speaking of franchises that don’t care if they win or lose.

  • We can say this that giving away Nolan Arenado was just a bump in the road on their way to rebuilding….but it isn’t.

  • It is exactly what this franchise does every few years, while telling us they care about winning, and collecting all of their gate money.

  • Currently the Rox sit at 13 games under .500…just a measly 17 games out of first in the NL West.

  • It’s June.

  • Oh, but the Rockies rank No 4 in attendance, with over 18K fans going to every home game.

  • So don’t tell the Monforts they aren’t winning. They are winning every single year.

  • Just not on the field.

Daly Dose 06-16-21 The best of the Daly Dose

This week on the Daly Dose, you might not realize it, but June 16th is actually a pretty historic day in sports! We discuss a few of the all time greats that were born today, a franchise changing move in the NBA, and the International Olympic Committee doing what they do best!

Then, we are flashing back to a Daly Dose Episode from back in 2015! We had just returned from a trip to California and Disneyland, and we discussed the pain and anguish involved in that trip.

The New York Jets had some internal strife, the New England Patriots were battling the NFL, and the world of boxing was a mess as usual! 

The Pro Football Hall of Fame had just elected a new class, but we also look at a few of the deserving players that were left out. 

Finally, we were counting down the Top 5 left handed NFL quarterbacks of all time! 

Daly Dose 06-16-21 A historic day in sports

This week on the Daly Dose YouTube video June 16th is actually a pretty historic day in sports! We discuss a few of the all time greats that were born today, a franchise changing move in the NBA, and the International Olympic Committee doing what they do best!

Daly Doses 06-15-21: Thoughts, reflections, and derision from the Mile High City!

The Denver Nuggets were swept out of the NBA Playoffs in four games by the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

The Colorado Avalanche were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in four straight games after leading the Vegas Golden Knights in their series 2-0.

Which was more disappointing?

The Nuggets were truly starting to look like a contender back in March and April, until Jamal Murray was lost for the season.

The Avalanche were looking like a contender in their first two games against Vegas.

Based on the timing…I’m leaning toward the Avs being the bigger disappointment.

Not tough enough, too many empty possessions, ran into a hot team, and probably got outcoached.

Which team did I just describe?

Pick one.

Avs superstar Nathan MacKinnon was completely locked down in the final four games, managing just two assists…total.

Can you win a big time series when your superstar doesn’t lead the way?

Possible, but it’s going to be tough.

Then again, league MVP Nikola Jokic averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists in the Nuggets series against Phoenix, and look where that got him.

Side note: Jokic getting ejected in Game 4 was silly, and would not have happened to most of the big name stars in the NBA. Did he deserve the techinical? Fine. An ejection? Not even close, and there’s no way the league would have ever ejected Giannis, Harden, Westbrook, Steph, Durant, or Lebron in that situation.

Not all MVPs are created equal.

Jokic gets the least respect of any Most Valuable Player…ever.

Side note part #2: WWE referees are more credible than NBA referees.

I will die on this hill.

Bottom line: Both MacKinnon and Jokic probably need a little more help, and another year of seasoning to truly be in the hunt for a title.

Now both teams have decisions to make. The Avs will need to resign forward Gabe Landeskog, and goalie Philipp Grubauer, but that may cost big money. Matt Calvert and Tyson Jost would be nice.

And by earning MVP honors, Jokic has now qualified for a supermax extension, which would be the largest in NBA history. However, because Jokic has only six years of service, the center will need to wait until the 2022 offseason to sign the five-year, $241 million extension.

The Nuggets will also have to decide what to do with Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon very soon.

So we now have both Kroenke sports franchises possibly on the verge of doing something special. Will ownership spend the money to keep these teams together. Could they maybe even dig into the big money vault, and add another piece or two?

Based on Kroenke’s inability to get a deal done with a local cable TV provider to carry home games to their own local fans…don’t get your hopes up.