Tuesday on the Dose, the Golden State Warriors are going to be without Kevin Durant for Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers. We suspect he might be out even longer.
The University of Michigan is going to need a new men’s basketball coach, because John Beilein is taking the head coaching job of the Cleveland Cavaliers. We explain why he would take a job that seems to be even more difficult.
Then, we take a look at some of the top contenders in Major League Baseball, and also which teams might be more of the “pretender” persuasion.
This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint looks at the college football season at the halfway point. Who are the biggest surprises? Disappointments? Heisman contenders? And he gives you his Top 5 ranked teams right now. Plus NFL, MLB and the Daly Dose Top 5 college football finishes of all time. Don’t miss Episode 47!
Major League Baseball has had enough of you watching their postseason playoff games.
They tried to keep their postseason schedules quiet, scheduling games for the middle of the day when the average fan is still at work.
They have even tried to hide the broadcasts for television coverage placing them on obscure networks like FS1 in between the hunting channel and the 24 hour cupcake contest channel.
But now they are playing for keeps.
They have announced that you can only watch the games if you know a secret password and the games will be scheduled at random times of the day.
“We believe that baseball should be enjoyed by only certain people. It is like an exclusive club. And we only want people who are true baseball fans.” said Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. ‘And to be really honest we would like them to be at least 60 and preferably white. So we are going to hide the games. They might be on Friday night during prime time. Or they might be in the middle of the night on a Tuesday.You just never know. And I’m not going to tell you.”
When asked if he is concerned about baseball being so far behind football in viewership numbers Manfred was unapologetic. “Our numbers have never been higher. We have never had such high numbers in 2015 on a Wednesday afternoon as we just had yesterday. Oh sure, I know that statistic doesn’t make one ounce of sense but whatever I can do to keep the attention off of our sport being boring, outdated, and going the way of horse racing is what I am going to try to do.”
Today on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, John from the Inland Empire in California joins Clint to talk MLB postseason, college football news, and they break down the undefeated teams that remain in the NFL. Plus the Top 5 Steve Spurrier quotes of all time! Don’t miss Episode 46!
This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly from Week 4 of the NFL, the biggest disappointments in MLB this season, and the weekend’s winners and losers from college football. Plus with all of the missed kicks in the NFL we decided it would be fun to count down the Top 5 NFL kicking blunders of all time! Check out Episode 45!
The Colorado Rockies mercifully ended their season on Sunday finishing 68-94 and dead last in the National League West.
As bad as they were, the Rockies weren’t without a bright spot.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado led the league in RBI’s (130) and finished tied for first in the National League for most home runs with 42.
Arenado is also the first Colorado player to lead the majors in RBIs since Andres Galarraga drove in 150 in 1996.
Arenado, just 24, was named National League Player of the Month for September. In 28 games, Arenado hit .339 (38-for-112) and led the majors with 11 home runs, 32 RBIs and 79 total bases. His 38 hits led the National League, while his .705 slugging percentage ranked second.
Which leaves us to play a little game called “Where will Nolan Arrenado end up when the Rockies cut salary and trade him in two or three years?”
I’m going to say Tampa Bay. They should have some money laying around.
But I suppose Oakland is a possibility too. And Arenado is a California kid.
Oh I know.
“They would never do that! He is a bright young talent! He is their future!”
Tell that to Troy Tulowitzki.
Or Dexter Fowler.
Or Ubaldo Jimenez.
Or Matt Holliday.
On Saturday the Air Force Academy, Colorado State, and University of Colorado college football teams were beaten by a combined score of 53-107.
Which is kind of funny, because the local media keeps telling us every year how this is finally the year that Colorado and Colorado State are really going to be special.
In fact, last week one of the big talking points on Denver sports radio was “When Colorado upsets Oregon should their fans storm the field?”
This is the equivalent of me trying to plan how I will accept the Republican Presidential Nomination.
Or… you know…Donald Trump planning how to accept it.
I understand the limitations that the Air Force Academy has with athletics. And I root for those kids. Getting to play football is the easiest, and honestly most meaningless, part of their day.
But when I see programs like Utah and Boise State able to compete with the big boys it makes me wonder why our state schools are so snakebitten.
Maybe the Buffs and Rams need to bring back Bill McCartney and Sonny Lubick.
Hey, it worked for Kansas State.
Bill Snyder is older than Mac and Sonny combined and Kansas State is at least competitve every season.
That old vampire clearly feeds on the blood of the youth and he is still going at a high level.
This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint takes a look at what we learned from NFL Week 3, how MLB postseason is shaping up, and the winners and losers from Week 4 of the college football season. Plus we count down the ugliest NFL players of all time! It is a superficial and shallow Episode 44 that you do not want to miss!
On Episode 43 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint breaks down the NFL Week 2. Who are the teams that crashed back to earth? Who is better than we thought? A look at the MLB Wild Card game and why it needs to be left alone. Who are the winners and losers from Week 3 in college football? And we count down the Top 5 impactful quarterback injuries in NFL history. Don’t miss Episode 43!
Clint counts down a few Top 5’s today including the Top 5 most overrated college football players of all time and the top 5 actors who should NOT be playing athletes on the big screen! Check out Episode 34!