Daly Dose 09-25-19 NFL players that threw their careers away

This week on the Daly Dose, the NBA says they are going to crack down on tampering, but we aren’t sure their consequences are that unforgiving. The Kansas Jayhawks basketball program may be in big trouble, but it probably won’t affect them this season. The New England Patriots cut troubled wide receiver Antonio Brown, and he now says he is going back to school. We were able to run down a transcript of the classes he is going to be taking.

Then we take a quick look at the Major League Baseball playoffs that are going to be starting soon, and preview some early possible matchups. 

College football and the NFL seasons are rolling along, and we take a look at some winners and losers from this past weekend!

Finally, with Antonio Brown taking a break from the NFL, we remember five other players that threw their careers away way too soon!

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Daly Dose 06-03-19 The Warriors will themselves to a win

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are recapping all that we learned from the weekend in sports!

The Golden State Warriors somehow steal Game 2 over the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals, despite a growing list of injuries and ailments. The NBA proves that they always adhere to the star system, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs could be over soon if something doesn’t change.

Boxing took a big loss in more ways than one this weekend, the French Open made us sad, and the Green Bay Packers suffered their first major injury, but it probably won’t affect them that much. Plus, SEC football is about to get even crazier this season, and that might not be a good thing.

Daly Dose 05-13-19 Wild finishes in the NBA Playoffs

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are recapping all that we learned from the weekend in sports!

The NBA Playoffs saw some wild finishes in two Game 7’s as the Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers move on. We even saw an unexpected finish on one Game 6. We saw one very odd NBA coaching hire, one player just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and the NBA Commissioner is all about appearances.

Plus the Premier League has crowned their new champions, and we are struggling to understand it, and one NFL team might be getting excited a little too prematurely.


Daly Dose 04-25-19 Our 2019 NFL Mockery Draft

Thursday on the Daly Dose, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a contract extension in hopes of stabilizing their locker room, but we have a few suggestions for the contract.

NFL running back Marshawn Lynch will most likely be retiring, and we remember his visit to the Dose!

Then, with the 2019 NFL Draft beginning tonight,  we bring you our annual Daly Dose Mockery Draft as we predict the first 10 picks off the board tonight!

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Daly Dose 02-15-19 The greatest sports “couples” of all time

Friday on the Daly Dose, should NFL owners have an interest in NBA Commissioner Adam Silver?

We preview a very underrated weekend in sports, as we have a marquee matchup in college basketball, plus NBA All Star Game events, and the Daytona 500!

Then, in honor of Valentine’s Day this week, we take a look back at the Top 5 greatest sports “couples” (coach/player combos) of all time!

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Adam Silver admits “I couldn’t tell the Nets were tanking.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been questioned as to why he isn’t acting on some of the underhanded methods that are taking place in his league.

For years the NBA has suffered late in the season from a common ploy of teams looking to improve their draft position. These teams rest their best players, and play their journeymen, and do their best to lose on purpose.

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On the final night of the NBA regular season, the Brooklyn Nets rested most of their starters against the Chicago Bulls, and were beaten soundly. The win gave Chicago a playoff berth, while eliminating the Miami Heat from the postseason.

There are a number of critics wondering when the NBA will step in and punish teams for not putting forth their best effort. However, Silver is claiming ignorance on this issue.

“Have you seen the Brooklyn Nets play? I have seen local recreational teams with more talent. How am I supposed to tell if they are “sitting people”? Their entire roster looks like they are sitting people.” the commissioner stated.

“Jeremy Lin? I didn’t even know he was in the league anymore. Sean Kilpatrick? Trevor Booker? Rondae Hollis-Jefferson? I had to look those guys up. I thought they were just made up names. Those are their “actual” starters.” Silver lamented. “So when I hear critics say that I should be punishing the Nets for playing Archie Goodwin or Joe Hamilton too many minutes, I have to laugh. can you really tell me that Spencer Dinwiddie is really any worse than Brook Lopez? I don’t think so.”

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.”

 

In last ditch effort to make Finals interesting, NBA suspends Draymond Green

The 2016 NBA Finals has struggled to live up to past seasons and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will not take it lying down.

Through the first four games, the outcomes between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have been determined by a difference of a whopping 89 points, or 22 points per game.

The Warriors now lead the series 3-1, and Las Vegas currently has the Cavaliers as a -2500 underdog to come back and win the championship.

Television ratings are down, the series could end early, and the games themselves have been nearly unwatchable.

But Adam Silver has a plan.

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Silver suspended Warriors forward Draymond Green for Game 5 on Monday night after assessing Green a Flagrant 1 foul for his role in a play in Game 4.

The play in question came with less than three minutes remaining as Green and Cavaliers forward LeBron James got tangled and Green fell to the floor.

James then stepped over Green, and the Warriors forward blindly swung his arm and appeared to make contact with James.

James immediately turned around and the two players went chest-to-chest before being separated.

NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe announced the decision on Sunday. “The cumulative points system is designed to deter flagrant fouls in our game,” Vandeweghe said in a statement. “While Draymond Green’s actions in Game 4 do not merit a suspension as a standalone act, the number of flagrant points he has earned triggers a suspension for Game 5.”

“We realize that he was probably deserving of a suspension following his kick of Steven Adams in the Oklahoma City Thunder series, but at the time the Warriors were down 3-1. We desperately needed Draymond to play. Now with the Warriors up 3-1 we can sit him down and hopefully tighten this series up.”

Is the NBA concerned about being so transparent in their intentions to manipulate the outcome of games?

“Well, we do have to be cautions.” Vandeweghe stated. “This isn’t WWE. We must keep the integrity of the game intact. But if Game 5 is too close we are also looking at suspending Klay Thompson for making three pointers and Stephen Curry for those ugly ‘Chef Curry’ shoes.”

 

 

Two years later NBA finally approves George Karl for Mike Malone trade

Well it took two years but the Denver Nuggets finally got their man.

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On Monday the NBA finally approved the trade between the Nuggets and Sacramento Kings swapping their head coaches.

The Kings receive George Karl who has 1,142 wins in his 20 year career that ranks him #6 all-time in NBA history. Karl won 423 games in Denver and led them to the playoffs in all eight of his seasons there.

The Nuggets meanwhile get Mike Malone who has coached 106 total games and has just 39 wins while coaching in Sacramento.

“We held this trade up for two years because we wanted to be sure that Nuggets ownership was serious. And that they weren’t using drugs.” said NBA comissioner Adam Silver. “But they maintained that they really did want Malone over Karl and the drug tests came back relatively clean. So we let it go.” he continued.

The move was surprising as it came on the heels of Karl being named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2013.

“We realize that trading George Karl for Mike Malone might not make much sense to the average fan but here in Denver we do things a little differently.” confirmed Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly. “We were disappointed that the trade took so long to be approved but now we look forward to dedicating ourselves to getting the top pick next year in the NBA Draft. Oops! I mean…we look forward to really trying hard and giving it our all. Can you delete that last part, please?”