Daly Dose 03-11-20 Our early March Madness preview

This week on the Daly Dose, we discuss the new NFL CBA, what are the owners really hoping to get? We also look at a number of moves in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors got Steph Curry back for a minute, the Los Angeles Lakers had a great week, and the Brooklyn Nets are full of drama. Then, we get to our early March Madness preview!

We look at some of the top teams, top players, Cinderellas, coaches, and teams that you should be cautious of when you fill out those office pool brackets! Will the Coronavirus affect the tournament? And what is that virus teaching us about ourselves right now?

Plus, we take a look at a different type of success in college basketball, as we count down the Top 5 college basketball programs that have produced the most NBA players of all time!

Daly Dose 02-26-20 Talking sports with Coach Mac

This week on the Daly Dose, we are joined by a long time friend of the show…high school basketball coach Russ McKinstry stops by to give us his unique perspective on a number of the top sports stories!

We discuss the Major League Baseball cheating scandal, and why the Houston Astros; World Series trophy isn’t going to be taken away. 

The NCAA Tournament is coming quickly, and we break down some of the top teams in the country, even though they may not be the blue blood programs that we are used to selecting. The North Carolina Tar Heels are really struggling this year, has the game finally passed by coach Roy Williams?

We look at the NBA, as it heads into the final stretch of the regular season. Why are viewer ratings down, and what can the league do to get them to improve? Who are the top teams to watch as the playoffs arrive, and what should worry the Los Angeles Lakers?

Finally, we touch on the new CBA proposal that NFL owners are trying to get approved, and consider what could derail a Kansas City Chiefs dynasty!

Daly Dose 12-18-19 Joe Burrow runs away with the Heisman

This week on the Daly Dose, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wins the Heisman in a landslide, the Pac 12 misses the CFB Playoff again, the NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced, and once again we have some controversy. One NFL player is in trouble again, and some former NFL players are facing some serious charges. We also have Major League Baseball desperately trying to spice up their game!

We preview a few of the college football non-playoff bowl games that might be worth your time to tune in for, and we take a closer look at a few NFL teams that are hoping to be contenders in the postseason. 

Finally, with Joe Burrow winning the Heisman in record setting fashion, we take a look back at the widest margins of victory in Heisman history! 

Daly Dose 04-23-19 The top 2019 NFL Draft prospects

Tuesday on the Dose, the Duke Blue Devils pull in another huge recruiting class, but can they turn that into a title?

NFL teams seem to be spreading rumors about which prospects they might be selecting in the draft.

The NBA admits that their officials made a mistake in a playoff game, but why would they admit that?

Then, we take a look at the top prospects in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft and discuss why teams tend to miss on their picks so often!

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Daly Dose 11-30-18 Avoiding that Super Bowl hangover

Friday on the Daly Dose, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off an impressive upset of the New Orleans Saints last night. Can they be a contender in the NFC?

We are previewing what should be a very good weekend in sports including a few college football conference championships.

Then, with the Philadelphia Eagles trying to get back on track, we take a look a the top 5 Super Bowl Champions that struggled the most to defend their titles!

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Daly Dose 10-26-18 The biggest in season NFL trades

Friday on the Daly Dose, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles might be fishing,  Tiger and Phil are going to play some one-on-one, and Arbys is being extra nice to sports fans.

We preview the weekend in sports including some interesting college football games, some impactful NFL games, and the World Series continues in Los Angeles.

Then, with the NFL trade deadline looming, we remember the Top 5 in season NFL trades of all time!

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Daly Dose 08-29-18 Our Daly Dose College Football Preview Part 2

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we talk about why we are cheering for Jose Bautista to do well with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Eagles already know who will be starting at QB for their opening game, and why we love Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Then, we continue our 2018 College Football preview with Big Robb! Who are the contenders in the Big 10? Which team will win the Big 12? And who are the strongest contenders among the smaller conferences and the Independent schools?

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Daly Dose 07-30-18 The Chargers are cursed

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are looking at what we learned from the weekend in sports.

In the NFL, the Los Angeles Chargers are suffering from a curse, and it is causing some problems. The Pittsburgh Steelers are probably better off not signing a big name free agent, and there is some reason to believe that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has joined a cult.

In Major League Baseball, there are a few National League teams that are making moves to improve as the trade deadline approaches.

A top NBA team needs to make some moves to their roster, and a college football team is already proving to be very impressive prior to the beginning of the season!

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The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Big 10

The Big 10 Conference

It was just a few seasons ago that the Big 10 was being talked about as being too slow, and too out of date. Then Urban Meyer went to Ohio State, and the Big 10 won a national title, and has been to all three of the College Football Playoffs. Just forget the fact that they have been outscored 69-0 in the past two. Okay?

Big-Ten-Teams

East Division

1. Penn State Nittany Lions

Predicted finish: 11-1

The Nittany Lions are for real. After going 11-3 in 2016, and beating Ohio State, they are looking for more in 2017. Penn State returns 16 starters from that team, including QB Trace McSorley, but this team will see something this year that they haven’t seen since like 2009. Actual expectations. So, a 7-5 season is probably coming.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

Predicted finish: 10-2

Urban Meyer will return a ton of talent from a team that went to the College Football Playoff last year including a terrific defensive front and QB JT Barrett. The Buckeyes should once again find themselves in the…wait a second…JT Barrett? He’s still around? How old is that guy? What is he, like a seventh-year redshirt senior? I think he was handing off to Eddie George as a freshman.

3. Michigan Wolverines

Predicted finish: 9-3

2016 has to feel like a missed opportunity for the Wolverines, who probably lost too much to contend in 2017. The schedule looks to be too difficult for this team, that will be talented, but inexperienced. But at least Michigan has head coach Jim Harbaugh. Remember when that used to be worth getting excited about?

4. Indiana Hoosiers

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Hoosiers are heading into unfamiliar territory this year, as they actually have an aggressive, stingy defense. If the offense could generate a running game, IU could find themselves in even stranger territory, with a shot at a big bowl game. If not, they will struggle to finish above .500. Now that, they’re used to.

5. Michigan State Spartans

Predicted finish:: 7-5

The Spartans knew they would need to rebuild in 2017 anyways, so they decided to  go 3-9 in in 2016 too, just to hurry the process along. Now they actually don’t have much talent returning. If you thought head coach Mark Dantonio was grouchy before…

6. Maryland Terrapins

Predicted finish: 5-7

Head coach DJ Durkin inherited a mess when he took the job in College Park, but he somehow got the Terrapins to be competitive, in his first season at the helm. Durkin’s enthusiasm helped bring in a solid recruiting class, and could propel this team back to another bowl game. Unfortunately, the schedule has visits to Texas, Ohio State, and Wisconsin on it. That should sap that darned enthusiasm.

7. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Predicted finish: 4-8

The Scarlet Knights still have a ton of work to make themselves look like an actual Big 10 football program, but we are saying that they are going to double their win total from a season ago. So that’s something.

 

West Division

1. Wisconsin Badgers

Predicted finish: 10-2

Don’t be surprised to see the Badgers have an excellent season, as they return talent on both sides of the ball. The defense should be terrific, and the offense could take some major strides, if they can develop a running game. A more manageable schedule, could be a recipe for another loss in the conference championship game. Keep your fingers crossed!

2. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Cornhuskers haven’t been to a conference championship since 2012 when they lost to Wisconsin 70-31. They have a fair amount of transition to overcome this season, so at least they shouldn’t have to worry about another embarrassing loss like that in a championship game for a few more years.

3. Northwestern Wildcats

Predicted finish: 8-4

Northwestern just keeps surprising everyone, going to back-to-back bowl games in 2015, and 2016. Could this be the year that they actually contend for a Big 10 championship? Considering their first two conference games will be against Wisconsin, and Penn State, no….no, it will not.

4. Iowa Hawkeyes

Predicted finish: 7-5

As a true Kirk Ferentz team should be, the 2017 Iowa Hawkeyes football team will be tough. They will have a physical defensive front, and a solid running back tandem in Akrum Wadley, and transfer James Butler. That should be enough to get them to another crappy bowl game that no one cares about.

5. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Predicted finish: 6-6

New head coach PJ Fleck has proven himself up to the challenge of getting a program like Western Michigan into the national conversation. But that change didn’t happen overnight, and neither will this one. The Golden Gophers have a number of questions on both sides of the ball, but could be scrappy enough to go 9-3, or thin enough to go 3-9. So we will just save some time, and split the difference.

6. Purdue Boilermakers

Predicted finish: 4-8

Purdue hired what may have been a steal in Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm. He has proven to be a very capable offensive mind, and could eventually get the Boilermakers back to a level of respectability. At least, until he leaves for a better job.

7. Illinois Fighting Illini

Predicted finish: 3-9

How can a football program located in such a talent-rich state like Illinois manage to be terrible every single year? Focus and determination, mostly. And you probably thought we were going to say something negative here, didn’t you? Nope. We are glass half-full at the Daly Dose.

 

Did you miss the Daly Dose ACC preview?

Coming tomorrow: the Daly Dose Big 12 preview!

Daly Dose #139 Our Fifty States Tour

This week on the Daly Dose we begin our 50 States Tour!

We make a brief stop in each state across the nation, and look at their greatest athletes, the best moments, and the most disappointing losses. From Alabama and their heated in-state rivalry, to the amazing athletes that the states of CaliforniaFlorida, and Illinois have produced, to some of the most memorable wins and losses in ColoradoIdaho, and Kentucky, we are touring the USA sports world!

We know that Massachussets has had some memorable wins with the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots, but what is the worst moment in their sports history? The state of Mississippi has given us some of the greatest athletes in the world, and Maryland has a few sports moments that we will never forget!

Be sure to check out the first installment of our 50 States Tour, as we remember some of the best and worst in sports from across this nation!

Listen here to Daly Dose #139 Our Fifty States Tour!

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