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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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!

Listen here to Episode #121 The NCAA Sweet 16 Preview!

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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!”

 

 

Daly Dose #105 The College Basketball Preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we bring you our college basketball preview! Who are the favorites, the contenders and the dark horses that could surprise everyone? We give you our picks for the Final Four and who will be the eventual National Champion!

The National Football League is now hitting the final stretch, and things can change very quickly, we look at a few developments that could be coming. Did the Denver Broncos’ Gary Kubiak make a mistake on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs?

And Ohio State caused a bit of chaos for the College Football Playoff Committee. Will their victory cost the Pac 12 Conference a playoff bid? And we look at how the conference championships could affect the final poll.

Finally, the Alabama Crimson Tide have been dominant all season, but are they one of the all-time great teams? We count down the Top 5 most dominant college football teams of all time!

Don’t miss Episode 105: The College Basketball Preview!

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The Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Big 12

We now turn our attention to a conference that could be looking to expand and add a few teams to make it a true super conference. Or maybe the Big 12 will collapse completely and go away forever.

Either way.

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1. Oklahoma Sooners

Predicted finish: 10-2

Baker Mayfield took over the QB position in Norman last year, and took the Sooners all the way to the College Football Playoff with his high-risk gambling pirate style. But then we saw what he did against Clemson in the Orange Bowl. Arrrgh!

2. Oklahoma State Cowboys   

Predicted finish: 9-3

Okie State actually has a chance to contend in this conference, as they return 10 starters from an offense that averaged almost 40 points per game last year. But the Cowboys do also have to play defense. And I think we all know how that usually turns out.

3. TCU Horned Frogs

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Horned Frogs are going to miss talented QB Trevone Boykin. Can Texas A&M transfer Kenny Hill take the reins? Or will he get beat out, cry about it, and transfer again? No seriously, I’m asking.

4. Baylor Bears

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Bears lost some major talent on both sides of the ball, and then Art Briles got fired because his players were quite literally raping and pillaging the Baylor campus. So the win total will probably go down this year, but the crime numbers will drop too.

5. Texas Longhorns

Predicted finish: 8-4   

The team that might stand to benefit the most from Baylor’s slide might be Texas, who has been patching together their roster over the past two seasons. Now they are finally  assembling some talent. So maybe they only lose to Notre Dame by 20 in this year’s opener instead of 50.

6. West Virginia Mountaineers

Predicted finish: 7-5   

The WVU offense has some studs. Skyler Howard, Shelton Gibson, and Daikiel Shorts could compare to former Mountaineer greats Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey. Which means they will put up some big meaningless numbers this year and then get punched in the face in the NFL.

7. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Predicted finish: 6-6   

Texas Tech is like a big budget summer blockbuster movie. Yes, there will be special effects (high powered offense). But there will also be poor acting (no defense). And we ultimately know the outcome: the plot goes nowhere, and we end up with diarrhea from all that butter on the popcorn.

8. Kansas State

Predicted finish: 5-7   

Sure, Bill Snyder is 104 years old, but he has the passion and exuberance of an 87 year old.

9. Iowa State Cyclones

Predicted finish: 4-8

You might look at this pick and think I am down on the Cyclones, but look who’s picking them to double their win total from a year ago! This mostly drunk guy!

10. Kansas Jayhawks   

Predicted finish: 1-11

Aww come on, it isn’t that bad, Jayhawk fans. OK, maybe it is.

Did you miss the Daly Dose Big 10 Preview?

Coming on Thursday: The Independents and other notables

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast: Episode 70- The Spring Break Episode

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint is in Winter Park for spring break!

Joined by Larry from Centennial, they discuss March Madness, NFL news, and count down the Top 5 surprise teams to make the Final Four. Check out Episode 70!

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The Daly Dose Sports Podcast: Episode 68- The March Madness Preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint recaps the past week in NFL free agency and then breaks down some of the top stories, players and teams to watch in March Madness. Plus the Top 5 mistakes that people make when they fill out their NCAA Basketball bracket! Check out Episode 68!

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The Daly Dose Sports Podcast: Episode 67- The legacy of Peyton Manning

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint talks NBA stories and some college hoops including who the #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament could be. Then a discussion about NFL free agency and a look back at the incredible career of quarterback Peyton Manning. Finally Clint counts down the Top 5 future jobs for Peyton’s post football career! Check out Episode 67!

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The Daly Dose Sports College Football Bottom 5 Power Rankings!

Oh sure, it is easy to pick who the great teams are.

Anyone can do that.

But it takes a special eye to pick out the truly horrible teams.

And now you probably need to make sure that your favorite team didn’t make the list.

Bottom 5

Team/Record Last game/Next game Outlook
1. Wyoming Cowboys 0-5

Last week: 1

Last game: Lost @Appalachian State 31-13

Next game: Sat. vs. Air Force

I can’t figure out why the Cowboys have been so bad this season, losing their five games by an average of two touchdowns, but I’m pretty sure playing in cowboy boots hasn’t helped.
2. Kansas Jayhawks 0-4

Last week: 2

Last game: Lost @ Iowa State 38-13

Next game: Sat. @ #3 Baylor

The Jayhawks have allowed 41 points to South Dakota State and 55 points to Memphis. So I guess we are going to see if the third digit on the Kansas scoreboard works this week against Baylor aren’t we?
3. New Mexico State Aggies 0-4

Last week: 3

Last game: Lost vs. New Mexico 38-29

Next game: Sat. @ #14 Ole Miss

Unlike some of the teams on this list the Aggies have actually been close in a few games, losing by two to Georgia State and by three to UTEP. And that counts for something doesn’t it? Well…no. Actually…it doesn’t count for anything.
4. North Texas Mean Green 0-4

Last week: 4

Last game: Lost @Southern Miss 49-14

Next game: Sat. vs. Portland State

With losses to SMU and Rice it would seem that while the University of North Texas football team might indeed be green. They are, in truth not all that mean.
5. Texas Longhorns 1-4

Last week: 5

Last game: Lost @TCU 50-7

Next game: Sat. vs. #10 Oklahoma

So apparently Bevo XIV the 2,100 longhorn steer that serves as the mascot for Texas is sickly and will not make the trip to Norman for the Red River Shootout on Saturday. He obviously saw the TCU game.

The Daly Dose Sports Big 12 College Football Preview

We now move on to a free preview of the Big 12 Conference. Last year they were shut out of the first ever College Football Playoff. That couldn’t possibly happen again, right?

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Team Predicted finish Outlook
TCU Horned Frogs 12-0 With the return of QB Trevone Boykin and 16 starters, the Horned Frogs have a chance to be even better than last year, and they will most likely be favored in every game that they play. So maybe this year they can actually hold Baylor to less than 60.
Baylor Bears 11-1 Baylor will also be favored in every game as well aside from that matchup with TCU in Fort Worth. So it looks like it all comes down to that Nov. 27th showdown for the Bears. And then it will all come down to Sunday Dec 6th when the CFB Selection Committee submits their final poll with Baylor ranked 5th again.
Oklahoma Sooners 8-4 The Sooners are facing a tough decision on which QB to start. Fans like Baker Mayfield who is a playmaker. The coaching staff likes Trevor Knight who is more of an orthodox pocket passer. The bad news is that making good decisions under pressure is not always Bob Stoops’ strongest suit.
Oklahoma State Cowboys 8-4 Last year the Cowboys fought through a rebuilding year and managed a 7-6 record with very little experience. It was the kind of tough performance that you would expect from head coach Mike Gundy. After all…he is a man. And he is indeed 40.
West Virginia Mountaineers 8-4 The Mountaineers are a model of consistency. They are always tough at home. Their offense is always dangerous. Their head coach is always innovative. Their stadium in Morgantown always smells like burnt couch.
Kansas State Wildcats 7-5 On paper it looks like the Wildcats have just lost too many people to contend in this division. Then again on paper it looks like 75 year old head coach Bill Snyder should be sitting in a chair watching his “stories”.
Texas Longhorns 6-6 Longhorn fans were sick and tired of former head coach Mack Brown losing 3-4 games every year. Well they aren’t losing 3-4 games anymore now, are they?
 

Texas Tech Red Raiders

5-7 Let me guess…the Red Raiders under head coach Kliff Kingsbury will score 30 points a game but will allow 40 points? Yeah, some things just never change.
Iowa State Cyclones 2-10 The bad news is that the Cyclones have only won five games in the past two seasons and they play in a very tough conference. The good news is after this season we will say that they have only won seven games in the past three seasons. But then I’m a “glass half-full” kind of guy.
Kansas Jayhawks 1-11 Jayhawks football fans can complain about how bad they are if they want to but the simple fact is there is no such thing as a Jayhawks football fan. It is a myth like a chupacabra, a leprechaun, or a Charlie Weis diet.

Did you miss the Big 10 Preview? Read it here! Big 10 Preview 

Friday we will release our Independent Preview!