Daly Dose 06-19-19 Recapping the NBA Finals with Coach Mac

This week on the Daly Dose, we sit down with long time basketball coach Russ McKinstry to recap the NBA season and the NBA Finals!

How were the Toronto Raptors able to upset the Golden State Warriors? What makes Kawhi Leonard such a special player? Which role players proved to be key to delivering a title to Canada?

We also discuss the Los Angeles Lakers acquiring Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Did they get a bargain? How will the Pelicans look going forward?

We also talk NBA Draft, and look forward at which teams will be the favorites next year.

Finally, we discuss why the passing of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is more important than many people realize!

We have a lot to cover this week on the Dose!

Daly Dose 05-22-19 Which NBA teams actually have money?

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, the Toronto Raptors get a big win to even their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series with the Milwaukee Bucks, who does a long series benefit the most?

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are going to be doing something they have never done before, but that doesn’t make it a good idea.

We are going to see something in Buffalo that we haven’t seen for a few decades this season, and we take a look at which NBA teams have the most money to spend in free agency!

Daly Dose 04-22-19 A new NBA rivalry

Monday on the Daly Dose, we recap what we learned from a very fun weekend in sports!

The New York Yankees suffer yet another injury, but could this eventually prove to be beneficial?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs aren’t even through the first round yet, but we have already seen some major surprises.

The NBA Playoffs are rolling, and we just might be witnessing the beginning of a new heated rivalry that could last for awhile. Plus, the Boston Celtics are better than expected, the Denver Nuggets do something they haven’t done in years, and the Golden State Warriors seem to be doing just fine.

Finally, we saw the sport of boxing leave most everyone disappointed yet again…as usual!

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Daly Dose 04-16-19 Return of the Mac part 1

Tuesday on the Dose, we discuss why the college basketball scandal doesn’t seem to be gaining much traction, and we look at a disturbing story that came out of the Final Four in Minneapolis!

Then, we celebrate our 500th episode of the Dose, as we are joined by longtime friend basketball coach Russ McKinstry to recap March Madness! We take a look at how the Virginia Cavaliers were able to scrape out win after win on their way to the National Championship, and we discuss the state of college basketball today!

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Daly Dose 11-07-18 The top performing QBs in 2018

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, the second week of the college football playoff poll is out, and we can definitely see who the committee likes and doesn’t like!

There was a big coaching move in the NHL that does why sports is such a tough business, and the New Orleans Saint are trying to go back in time.

Then in our Daly Dose Hump day power rankings, we look at the quarterbacks in college football, and the NFL that have performed the best so far in 2018!

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Daly Dose #133 The Russ McKinstry Interview

This week on the Daly Dose we sit down with long time high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry. Coach Mac has coached for over 30 years in Kansas, Colorado, and Arizona. He discusses how he got started in coaching, some of his biggest victories, best players, toughest opponents, and lessons that he learned along the way. He also discusses his battle with cancer, and how he was able to fight through that difficult time. It is an interview that you don’t want to miss!

Plus, we do discuss the NBA Finals and how the Golden State Warriors were able to knock off the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won their second Stanley Cup in a row, and now Nashville Predators fans can get back to normal.

And what does Oklahoma Sooners football coach Bob Stoops’ retirement mean to the rest of the Big 12?

Listen here to a very special Episode 133: The Russ McKinstry Interview!

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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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Episode 48 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast is up!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast brings you our NBA preview! Breakdowns for each team and Clint gives his picks for who will be playing in the NBA Finals. Plus World Series, college football, and NFL talk. And do you still need a Halloween costume? We count down the Top 5 sports themed Halloween costumes that you can use this year! Check out Episode 48!

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The Daly Dose Sports NBA Preview: Southwest Division

Our final NBA preview!

NBA Southwest

Western Conference Southwest

(Predicted order of finish)

Team Outlook
1. San Antonio Spurs The Spurs responded to getting knocked out of the first round of the playoffs last year by signing LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. Aldridge is a significant upgrade to the Spurs as a scorer and he seems to have a boring enough personality to fit right in with those robot nerds down there.
2. Houston Rockets You might look at the Rockets and consider them a favorite to contend for the West after they went to the Conference Finals last year. But there are still a number of questions that remain to be answered. How will James Harden deal with being jilted by a Kardashian? Can 30 year old Dwight Howard stay healthy? And what is really in Ty Lawsons’ water bottle?
3. New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis might be the best young player in the NBA today. For the second straight year he led the league in blocked shots, was fourth in scoring, and eighth in rebounds. Of course, Tyreke Evans is already hurt and we know that Eric Gordon can never stay healthy. So if the Pelicans are going to make the playoffs Davis will have to play at an All-World level.  So you’re telling me there’s a chance…
4. Memphis Grizzlies If I was going to head into a back alley brawl, I would want to take this team with me. Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, Mike Conley, Jeff Green and Tony Allen are some bad dudes. Unfortunately this isn’t a street fight. It’s basketball. And this team is another year older and still can’t shoot.
5. Dallas Mavericks Sure, the Mavs may not have had the best offseason. Rim protector Tyson Chandler left for Phoenix. And talented shooter Monta Ellis has joined the Pacers in Indiana.  And Dirk Nowitzki is just another year older.

It isn’t all bad news though. At least free agent C DeAndre Jordan said he would go to Dallas, which should really help.

Did you miss the Southeast Preview?

Or the Atlantic Preview?

The Daly Dose Sports NBA Preview: Southeast Division

We now turn our attention to the Southeast Division where the Hawks, Wizards, and Heat will battle it out to see who gets to lose against the Cavaliers in the playoffs.

NBA Southeast

Eastern Conference Southeast

(Predicted order of finish)

Team Outlook
1. Atlanta Hawks The Hawks lost SF DeMarre Carroll to free agency but managed to pick up veterans Paul Milsap and Tiago Splitter which should help them roll to an impressive regular season before folding once again in the playoffs.
2. Washington Wizards The Wizards have a great ball handler and creator with PG John Wall and a terrific shooter in SG Bradley Beal. So why is it then that we always see Beal trying to create and kicking it to Wall for a low percentage three point shot? Maybe it is because head coach Randy Wittman can’t work a clipboard.
3. Miami Heat Miami went just 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs. The Heat will get Chris Bosh back from his health scare and rookie Justise Winslow should give them some toughness and athleticism. And if that doesn’t help, Pat Riley is still leaving mean notes on LeBron James’ windshield whenever he gets the chance.
4. Orlando Magic Orlando’s new head coach Scott Skiles is inheriting a team with some good young players. The Magic have four lottery selections on the roster and they will show improvement under Skiles who has a knack for coaching up young talent. And then in about three years they will grow tired of him turning beet red and screaming in their faces. And they will quit. And Skiles will get fired. But hey, it was fun while it lasted.
5. Charlotte Hornets The Hornets currently have Cody Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, and Frank Kaminsky on the roster but it may only be because the Washington Generals are now defunct.

Next up: the Southwest Division!

Did you miss our Pacific Division preview?