Daly Dose 04-06-18 Our biggest championship performances

Friday on the Daly Dose, we look at a few breaking news stories including some NFL Draft news, and some really bad news in the NBA.

We also preview the weekend in sports. What events are taking place this weekend, now that college basketball is over? We still have a number of events to tune in for.

And with the Villanova Wildcats winning the NCAA title on Monday night, we did actually witness something that was a bit historic.

Today, our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down five of the greatest national championship performances of all time!

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Daly Dose 04-04-18 Our 2018 college basketball awards

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we look back at the 2018 college basketball season, and hand out a few year end awards. Who is our selection for the Most Outstanding Player? What about Coach of the Year? Okay, those might be easy, but what about the coach that didn’t win anything with a ton of talent, or the team that disappointed the most?

We also discuss the news that Canelo Alvarez has pulled out of his rematch with Gennady Golovkin, the New England Patriots are making a trade, and we have a surprising story in the NBA.

Finally, we look forward to next season, with our way too early 2019 college basketball power rankings!

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Daly Dose 04-02-18 The return of the Dose

Monday on the Daly Dose, we return after taking a week off for Spring Break! We recap the weekend in sports, and discuss some of the things that we learned! Lightning struck twice in the women’s NCAA championship game, the NBA has to face some injuries, and Major League Baseball is back to it’s same old tricks. Plus, what did we learn from the Final Four games in men’s college hoops?

Lastly, we preview the NCAA Championship game tonight between the Villanova Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines. Nova might be the favorite, but we have a few ways that Michigan can make this closer than the experts might think!

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Daly Dose 03-23-18 Our big announcement

Friday on the Daly Dose, we recap a very interesting first night of the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, as we see some surprising teams move on!

Then we preview what should be a very good weekend in sports. We highlight some of the best games in the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA Women’s tournament, the NBA, and even some NASCAR to give you plenty to watch over the next three days.

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Daly Dose 03-21-18 Our NFL free agency winners and losers

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we look at some breaking news stories, including Trae Young declaring for the NBA draft, the Los Angeles Dodgers get a scare and Sayquon Barkley proves he is a smart kid.

We discuss some of the winners and losers in free agency, and both the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots make our list.

Finally, we have our weekly segment, the Daly Dose Hump Day Power Rankings! With all of the upsets taking place in the NCAA Tournament, who are the new favorites to win the title?

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Daly Dose 03-12-18 Our March Madness bracket tips

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are taking an early look at the March Madness brackets. We’re beginning to look at a few things that might help you when you fill out your office pool bracket. We have some crucial mistakes that you might want to avoid making, as you make your picks.

There was some movement in the NFL over the weekend, as one team shocked us all by actually improving.

Odell Beckham Jr. might be in big trouble with someone more than just Roger Goodell, and Tiger Woods was actually able wear wear a red shirt! We recap a busy weekend in sports!

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The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Big 12

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The Big 12 is in a bit of a funk. They aren’t pulling the recruits that they are used to getting. They have only made it to the College Football Playoff one single time, when Oklahoma got blown out 37-17 in 2015. Many accuse the conference of being out of date, and not appealing to the younger generation, but we aren’t buying it. Then again, their most esteemed coach is sporting a mullet. So, we could be mistaken.

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1. Oklahoma Sooners

Predicted finish: 11-1

Bob Stoops might be gone, but the expectations for the Sooners remain the same. QB Baker Mayfield should contend for the Heisman with this high- powered offense. OU should roll to their third straight Big 12 championship, and then this group will get blown out in a playoff game. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

2. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Cowboys could boast the nation’s best offense behind QB Mason Rudolph. The offensive line that used to be a weakness has grown into a The problem is that the defense will once again be very ugly. Not unlike a certain someone’s hair.

3. Kansas State

Predicted finish: 8-4

The Wildcats were playing very good football coming down the stretch in 2016, and they are hoping it will continue in 2017. Is there a chance that K-State could sneak up on everyone, and actually win the Big 12? Well, it hasn’t ever happened before, but who are we to crush their dreams?

4. Texas Longhorns

Predicted finish: 8-4

The Longhorns will face a challenging schedule that will see them play Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State in consecutive weeks. New head coach Tom Herman inherits a talented group that outgoing coach Charlie Strong said should win 10 games in 2017. Oh sure, now he says that.

5. TCU Horned Frogs

Predicted finish: 7-5

The Horned Frogs could be a surprise in the conference, if they could get some decent play from senior QB Kenny Hill. Or if the defense could step up, and get some stops….okay, who are we kidding? I just wanted to see if I could say something about a Big 12 defense without laughing. I couldn’t.

6. West Virginia Mountaineers

Predicted finish: 7-5

The Mountaineers have a chance to surprise this year, because they are possibly the only team in the entire conference that actually plays anything resembling defense. Last year, they allowed just 24 points per game. So it is almost like defense. Like Dana Holgorsen almost has hair on top of his head.

7. Baylor Bears

Predicted finish: 6-6

Baylor hired former Temple coach Matt Rhule, who has no ties to Art Briles, or Baylor, or even Texas. Rhule and his staff were given mops, and lysol, and hazmat suits upon arrival in Waco, “Get that mess all cleaned up, Matt, and let’s never bring it up again.”

8. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Predicted finish: 4-8

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury is entering his 5th season in Lubbock, and his tenure has been a mixed bag. The Red Raiders have posted some amazing passing numbers, but inconsistencies in the running game, and poor defenses have been the cause of a below .500 record. Kingsbury’s job could be on the line this season, and considering the holes on this roster, he may want to update that resume very soon.

9. Iowa State Cyclones

Predicted finish: 4-8

The Cyclones went 3-9 last season, and that included a home loss to FCS school Northern Iowa. The good news is that this team should be able to get four or five wins. The bad news is that those pesky Northern Iowa Panthers are on the schedule again.

10. Kansas Jayhawks

Predicted finish: 1-11

Head coach David Beaty has actually done a pretty amazing job assembling some semblance of talent in Lawrence. You might not be able to tell, because he has gone 2-22 in his two seasons there. There is some actual progress here, and this year when the Jayhawks win three games, it will all come to fruition.

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Next up: The Daly Dose most notable teams from outside the Big 5 conferences!

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!

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Daly Dose #121 The NCAA Sweet 16 Preview

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint discusses why March Madness always seems to live up to expectations, and why we see so many upsets every single year. We look at who has been a little better than we expected, and who has been worse so far in the tournament, and we preview each of the Sweet 16 games.

NFL free agency is now three weeks in, and there are still some big-name players that have been left unsigned. Why is no one touching these top players? We take a look at a bizarre soccer story in Brazil, preview some possible playoff matchups in the NBA, and count down the Top 5 last times that we saw back to back NCAA Basketball National Champions!

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Local man puts together what he believes is a special, unique NCAA bracket

James Dooley, a local businessman in Springfield, Illinois believes that he has filled out the perfect NCAA March Madness bracket.

After much deliberation, and reading online statistics for nearly an hour, Dooley compiled what he thinks will not only be the perfect bracket. He’s also pretty sure that he’s going to dominate his office pool at Group Industries, where he serves as the office manager.

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“I have been pouring over these teams, and I am pretty positive that I have created the perfect bracket.” Dooley said. “I picked a No. 12 seed over  No. 5, and I also have a No. 11 seed beating a No. 6, which so many people forget.”

Dooley feels that he is also the only person to pick  No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast to beat No. 3 Florida State. “No one else is going to make that gutsy pick, but Florida State has been stumbling down the stretch, and I really like the athleticism of the Eagles.”

His Final Four consists of  Duke, Arizona, Kansas, and North Carolina, with Duke beating Kansas for the title.

Dooley’s secretary Carol now has collected all of the brackets. She is also collecting the $5 dollar buy-in for the office pool, which will pay out over $200 dollars to the winner.

“It’s going to be exciting to see who wins it.” Carol gossiped. “I don’t really know anything about basketball, but I flipped a coin and ended up with Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, and Arizona in my Final Four. I’m picking Duke to win it all over Kansas! So I hope they hit a few home runs!”