Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report

This week on the Daly Dose, we are looking at Major League Baseball at the halfway point. Who are the best teams? Which teams are most likely to fade down the stretch? We know the Chicago Cubs are the defending champs, but can they even make the postseason this year? Are the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals contenders or pretenders?

NBA free agency is slowing down now, and we look at the winners and losers from a busy offseason signing period.

The NFL quarterback may be the most important position in all of sports, yet we have a number of teams that are still not settled on who their starter will be. We know that the Denver BroncosChicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns still need to pick a starter, but who else could be heading for a QB controversy?

Why you shouldn’t care about the McGregor vs. Mayweather press conferences, and we count down the Top 5 most impactful NBA free agent signings of all time!

Listen here to Daly Dose #138 Our midseason Major League Baseball report.

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Daly Dose #102 The NBA Preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we preview the 2016-2017 NBA season! Who are the top teams? Who could surprise us? And which teams are we picking for the NBA Finals?

NFL Week 9 is in the books, and there is one team that could be dangerous down the stretch.

The race for college football’s Heisman trophy may have ended last Saturday.

We recap the amazing World Series finish between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.

And we count down the Top 5 current sports curses that could be the cause of your team failing year after year!

Check out Episode 102: The NBA Preview

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Daly Dose #101 The 2016 NFL Midseason Review

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, Clint is joined by longtime friend of the show, Mike in Castle Rock to discuss the 2016 NFL season at the halfway point.

Which teams are looking like the strongest? And which teams should be kicked out of the league?

And with the 2016 Presidential election coming quickly, we all know that this isn’t the strongest group of candidates that we’ve ever had.

So this week, we count down the Top 5 more qualified candidates, that we would rather vote for next week!

Plus World Series talk, college football, and what the early NBA season means!

Be sure to check out Episode #101 The 2016 NFL Midseason Review!

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Cubs fans get another bag full of rocks for Halloween

Chicago Cubs fans were hoping this year would finally be different.

They put on their costumes just like they have every season since 1908.

But they thought this year, they might actually come home with some candy.

Yet for some reason that is completely unknown, while other trick or treaters had their bags filled with all kinds of candy and treats, Cubs fans received nothing but rocks.

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House after house, it was the same old thing that has been tormenting Cubbies fans for years.

“I got five pieces of candy! said Dodgers fans.

“I got a chocolate bar!” said Indians fans.

“I got a package of gum!” said Cardinals fans.

But just like clockwork, even in their most hopeful of Halloween nights, Cubs fans were left saying the same thing that they have said house after house and year after year.

“I got a rock.”

Their misery didn’t end there.

This morning, this reporter encountered a number of Cubs fans that had fallen asleep outside with their bag of rocks, while waiting once again for the Great Pumpkin.

“It’s okay.” I encouraged them. “I have done some stupid things in my life too.”

“STUPID?” they screamed. “What do you mean “stupid”? Just wait till next year! You’ll see! Next year at this same time, we’ll find a pumpkin patch that is *real* sincere and we’ll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears. He’ll rise out of that pumpkin patch and he’ll fly through the air with his bag of toys. The Great Pumpkin will appear and We’ll be waiting for him! We’ll be there! We’ll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch… and we’ll see the Great Pumpkin. Just wait and see!. We’ll see that Great Pumpkin. We’ll SEE the Great Pumpkin! Just you wait! The Great Pumpkin will appear, and we’ll be waiting for him!”

 

Daly Dose #100 The 100th Episode

This week we celebrate our 100th episode on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

Clint reads some listener emails, makes a phone call to a fan of the show, and gives his pick for the World Series. Who will win between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians?

In college football this weekend, Ohio State was upset, how does that affect the National Championship picture? And which surprise teams might actually be legitimate contenders?

A few NFL teams got surprised with a loss this past week. Should the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers,Minnesota Vikings, or Arizona Cardinals be concerned? Or were those losses no big deal?

Finally we count down the Top 5 reasons that NFL ratings are actually down so far this season.

You don’t want to miss this very special episode of the Daly Dose!

Check out Daly Dose #100 The 100th episode!

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Daly Dose #99 The Presidential Interviews

With the 2016 Presidential Election coming in just a few weeks, this week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we sit down with the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump!

Clint asks each candidate some very direct questions, and gets some very direct answers, that just might sway your vote!

Plus we look at some of the top NFL stories, a look at the MLB Playoffs, and a college football mid-season report.

And then we count down the Top 5 lowest ranked college football teams in history, that ended up winning the National Championship!

This a very special episode of the Dose that you do not want to miss!

Check out Episode #99 The Presidential Interviews

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NBA Preview: The Central Division preview

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1. Cleveland Cavaliers

The city of Cleveland has been wishing for a championship for 52 years and LeBron James fulfilled his promise to deliver one. Of course, they were really hoping for a ring for the Browns or the Indians. So it’s sort of like when you opened your Christmas present that you thought was a new Xbox , but it turned out to be a sweater. I mean it’s a nice sweater but…

 

2. Indiana Pacers

Larry Bird was not content with just making the playoffs last year, so he fired head coach Frank Vogel, and retooled his roster yet again. He hired Nate McMillan and then made moves to bring Jeff Teague and Thaddeus Young to Indiana.

This group actually looks pretty good, at least on paper.

The problem is they look pretty undersized in real life.

 

3. Detroit Pistons

In 2014 Stan Van Gundy took over as the head coach and president of basketball operations of the Pistons, and took a team that had gone 29-53 before he arrived, to the playoffs last season.

Detroit was 44-38 and showed that Van Gundy is capable of turning most anything around.

Well…except for Andre Drummond’s horrible free throw shooting.

 

4. Chicago Bulls

Just one year ago, we were all thinking that maybe Chicago could battle with Cleveland, and be a contender in the Eastern Conference.

Now Derrick Rose is gone, Pau Gasol is gone, Joakim Noah is gone, and the Bulls are coming off of a dismal season in which they were barely above .500.

What a difference a year makes.

But one thing hasn’t changed in that year.

Dwayne Wade didn’t get any younger.

 

5. Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks struggled last season with higher expectations, but don’t be surprised if this group responds with a strong showing this year.

They have a good young nucleus with Jabari Parker, Greg Monroe, Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis AtekuAntetonkouAntetenkAnktekomAntentokunum…the Greek Freak.

 

Daly Dose #98 When sports fans attack!

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we are talking about the MLB postseason. In the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers, and the Cleveland Indians surprised the Boston Red Sox. And we have some tight competition in the National League, as the Los Angeles Dodgers battle the Washington Nationals, and the Chicago Cubs try to get past the San Francisco Giants.

We also hand out a few MLB awards, now that the regular season is over. Who are the MVPs? Managers of the Year? Rookies of the Year? And we give our choice for the Cy Young Award.

In the National Football League we are now starting to see certain teams take a step forward while others begin to fall behind. And a certain quarterbackis finally going to make some news on the field.

And this week in college football, we have some questions about what is going on at Texas A&M after their win over the Tennessee Volunteers.

Plus, we saw some fans going crazy down at the Miami vs. Florida State game, so we count down the Top 5 memorable times when sports fans attack!

Be sure to check out Episode 98: When sports fans attack!

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Daly Dose #97 Winners and losers

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we are taking a look at some of the biggest winners and losers from another exciting week in college football and the NFL!

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan had a good week, the San Francisco 49ers got some bad news, and why the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer may want to avoid the team doctors.

It was an exciting week in college football as one Heisman candidate might be out of the race, a kicker got to talk some trash, and the military academies are holding their own.

Plus, we take a look at the Major League Baseball playoffs and make our picks for who should advance in the Wild Card games, and we even talk a little NBA preseason news.

Finally, we count down the Top 5 quarterbacks to be suspended by the National Football League!

Be sure to check out Episode 97 Winners and Losers!

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2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters released

Major League Baseball has announced it’s rosters for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game as voted by fans, players and designated managers. The game will be played in Cincinnati for the first time since 1988 and the Kansas City Royals wil have a league high six represenatives. Blah blah blah…you are now just going to scroll down to the rosters because you could care less what I have to say here. But I am going to change some names and see if you notice. And then in a few minutes you’re going to scroll back up and say “what is this all about? These aren’t even the right names! What is going on?” Well you should have just read this to begin with and saved yourself the trouble. Stop being a rebel and follow some rules you scallywag.

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AL Starters (fan vote)

C Salvador Dali, Royals
1B Ryan Cabrera, Tigers (injured, will not play)
2B Jose Canseco, Astros
SS Pablo Escobar, Royals
3B Sam Donaldson, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter overall)
OF Dizzy Trout, Angels
OF Lorenzo Lamas, Royals
OF Alex Keaton, Royals
DH Nelson Mandela, Mariners

AL Reserves

C Russell Wilson, Blue Jays
C Jon Vogt, Athletics
1B Albert Pooholes, Angels (will start in place of the injured Cabrera)
1B Prince Fatter, Rangers
1B Glover Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)
2B Jason Kapono, Indians
SS Julio Iglesias, Tigers
3B Manny Pacquiao, Orioles
OF J.D. Salinger, Tigers
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF Adam (Pac-Man) Jones, Orioles
UTIL Brock Lesnar, Red Sox

AL Pitchers

RHP Sonny Von Bulow, Athletics
RHP Felix the Cat, Mariners
RHP Sterling Archer, Rays
LHP Vincent Price, Tigers
LHP Dallas Lovato, Astros
LHP Chris Pratt, White Sox
RHP Dylan Betances, Yankees
RHP Brad Sellers, Rays
RHP Efren Herrera, Royals
RHP Wade Phillips, Royals
RHP Darren TO’Day, Orioles
LHP Carl Perkins, Twins
LHP Zach Braff, Orioles

AL Final Vote Candidates

SS Humphrey Bogaerts, Red Sox
OF Weenis Cespedes, Tigers
OF Brett Favre, Yankees
2B DJ Dozier, Twins
3B Mike Moustaches, Royals

NL Starters (fan vote)

C Buster Keaton, Giants
1B Paul Goldschlager, Diamondbacks
2B Dee Brown, Marlins
SS Jhonny Pheralta, Cardinals
3B Tommy Frazier, Reds
OF Alvin Harper, Nationals (leading vote-getter in NL)
OF Doc Holliday, Cardinals (injured, participation questionable)
OF Edwin Stanton, Marlins (injured, will not play)

NL Reserves

C Alfred Molina, Cardinals
C Yasmani Grandali, Dodgers
1B Betty Rizzo, Cubs
1B Adrian Balboa, Dodgers
2B DJ LeMaywho, Rockies
2B Joe Bartnik, Giants
SS Jamal Crawford, Giants
3B Nolan Ryan, Rockies
3B Kobe Bryant, Cubs (replaces injured Stanton on roster)
OF Lawrence McCutchen, Pirates (will start in place of the injured Stanton)
OF Doc Pederson, Dodgers
OF Justin Time, Padres
OF A.J. Pollockski, Diamondbacks

NL Pitchers

RHP Max Weinberg, Nationals
RHP Zack Steinke, Dodgers
RHP Gerrit King Cole, Pirates
RHP Michael Waka Flocka Flame, Cardinals
RHP Jacob deSnake, Mets
RHP Shelby Cobra, Braves
RHP A.J. Hawk, Pirates
LHP Madison Buttgardner, Giants
RHP Trevor Whatever, Cardinals
RHP Mark Melancholy, Pirates
RHP Jonathan Papelbapel, Phillies
RHP Francisco NotAlex Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Rex Chapman, Reds

NL Final Vote Candidates

RHP Johnny Bravo, Reds
RHP Mi Familia, Mets
LHP Clayton Kerchoke, Dodgers
RHP Carlos Santana, Cardinals
SS Troy Tulogetshurtstzki, Rockies