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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Daly Dose #116 The Daly Dose 2016 NFL Recap

This week on the Daly Dose we take a look back at the 2016 NFL season! A long time friend of the show stops by to discuss the best players, biggest disappointments, and most memorable moments of the NFL season. And which teams should we keep an eye on for next year?

Plus, Major League Baseball is making some odd choices, Tiger Woods is ignoring us, and Kevin Durant proved a point.

Finally, we count down the Top 5 most hated teams in NFL history!

Listen here: Episode 116: The Daly Dose 2016 NFL Recap!

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NBA Preview: The Pacific Division

Western Conference

Pacific Division

(Predicted order of finish)

NBA Pacific

1. Golden State Warriors

Kevin Durant decided if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em, so he took his talents to the Bay area where the Warriors will be favored in all 82 games this season.

Unless they go up 3-1 in a playoff series. Then all bets are off.

 

2. Los Angeles Clippers

The Achilles heel for this team has been the lack of depth behind their starting five, so they went and signed Raymond Felton, Marreese Speights, and Brandon Bass.

So on paper, it looks like the Clippers have gotten significantly better.  

If they can stay healthy, and if the cards break just right, they could maybe…possibly…finish 2nd.

 

3. Phoenix Suns

Phoenix imploded last year, with injuries and team disputes disrupting any chances of success.  

The Suns are not without talent. Brandon Knight, Eric Bledsoe, PJ Tucker, and Devin Booker are a solid nucleus.

And rookie Dragan Bender should be interesting to watch.

And by “interesting” we mean disappointing.

 

4. Sacramento Kings

Kings VP Vlade Divac decided that he would completely rebuild his roster, and coaching staff, to try and keep troubled big man DeMarcus Cousins happy.

It didn’t work, and Cousins is still not pleased.

We are on Cousins’ side and would like to offer a realistic solution.

Make Boogie player/coach, and give us  reason to actually watch this dreadful franchise.

 

5. Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Bryant finally hung it up, but they have some young talent like Jordan Clarkson D’Angelo Russell, and Julius Randle. And they signed some decent veterans in Luol Deng and Timofey Mosgov.

But until they get rid of some dead weight they are going to continue to struggle.

No not Swaggy P.

We meant Jim Buss.

NBA Preview: The Southeast Division preview

Eastern Conference

Southeast Division

(Predicted order of finish)

NBA Southeast

1. Atlanta Hawks

Sure, the Hawks lost Al Horford and Jeff Teague, but they did pick up big man Dwight Howard. So there goes all of that team chemistry and general likeability.

2. Washington Wizards

The Wizards had two goals this offseason: sign Kevin Durant and/or sign Al Horford. They struck out on both of those, but they did get rid of head coach Randy Wittman. So that’s a positive. Besides, people in Washington are used to ruined expectations.

3. Orlando Magic

The Magic went out in the offseason and made some very solid moves. They hired new head coach Frank Vogel, a no nonsense coach that has playoff experience.  And they brought in some good talent in Serge Ibaka, Bismack Biyombo, and Jodie Meeks. So who is going to get the blame if this group can’t show some improvement and reach the playoffs? Probably Dwight Howard.

4. Miami Heat

Remember when the Heat had LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh and we’re planning on winning 6…7…or 8 championships? Now all three of those players are gone. Along with most of the people who claimed to be Heat fans.

5. Charlotte Hornets

Sometimes I dreamed, that he was me

You’ve got to see that’s how I dreamed to be

But then I saw him run a team

Like Mike, I no longer want to be like Mike

 

NBA Preview: The Northwest Division preview

Western Conference

NBA Northwest

Northwest Division

(Predicted order of finish)

1. Oklahoma City Thunder

The good news is that even though Kevin Durant decided to take his talents to the Bay area, we still think that the Thunder are going to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

The bad news is that with KD out of the way, Russell Westbrook may just shoot every single shot for this team for the entire season.

2. Utah Jazz

The Jazz are a very young talented group, that could actually make a push for the playoffs. if they can stay healthy.

Last season, they lost Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert, and Alec Burks for a number of games.

Of course they did also allow Kobe Bryant to go for 60 in the final game of the season.

So if they see a bunch of old guys, way past their prime, they may not fare so well.

That’s really bad news if they run into San Antonio or the Clippers.

3. Minnesota Timberwolves

Yes they are young, but this group has talent, and could be good for years to come.

Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, and Zach Levine are a nucleus that could contend in the very near future. And now with the addition of head coach Tom Thibodeau we know this group will learn how to work at an elite level.

And also, that they will constantly be suffering from season long nagging injuries.

4. Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers surprised everyone last year going 44-38, making the playoffs, and actually testing the Warriors in the first round.

And they picked up Festus Ezeli, in the offseason to beef up their frontcourt, which was a weakness at times last year.

So now if things go really well, they just might be able to…well…make the playoffs and maybe test the Warriors in the first round again.

5. Denver Nuggets

It isn’t that we hate what the Nuggets are doing.

They are putting together some good young talent like Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, and Jamal Murray with experienced veterans Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari.

It is just that there isn’t much room in the Western Conference for them to move up.

But if it makes them feel any better, we think they could be like a No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.

So there’s that.

Daly Dose #86 The best listener emails

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, Clint answers some of the best listener emails that we have received lately. Did the Denver Broncos spend too much to keep Von Miller? How does Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors affect the rest of the NBA? Is LeBron James better than Michael Jordan? Plus, how to get through the day at a boring job, dealing with an obnoxious coworkers, and who the Daly Dose will be voting for this November. Check out Episode 86!

Listen here: Episode 86 The best listener emails

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Daly Dose #84 The 2016 Dosey Awards

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we host the 2nd annual Daly Dose Dosey Awards Show, where we hand out a number of awards for achievement in sports and Daly Dose style excellence. Whether it is the top moments in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, College Football or College Basketball we look back at some of the most deserving contributors. Fight of the Year, Driver of the Year, Championship Performance of the Year, and yes even the American Soccer Moment of the Year are but a few of the awards that we hand out, and as usual, they never end up going to the most obvious choices.

Listen to Episode #84 here: The 2nd Annual Dosey Awards!

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Scientists warn: Warriors bandwagon cannot support growing population

Oakland, CA- With the recent addition of forward Kevin Durant, scientists are warning that the Golden State Warriors bandwagon is nearing a very unhealthy capacity.

Researchers from the National Science Foundation are warning the general public that the bandwagon is nearing the extent of it’s sustainability, and that it could struggle to support the growing population.

“Look, we already knew that the Warriors bandwagon was pretty full.” stated leading researcher Vincent McKinney. “But when they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals that population dropped to a more healthy level.”

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“However, with the addition of Kevin Durant, we are seeing those numbers skyrocket. People are talking about this team going undefeated. There is talk that they could win 200 games next season. I mean, that is physically impossible. But right now logic is not entering into the equation.” McKinney continued.

On Monday, Durant announced that he would sign a two-year deal, with a one-year option, to join the back-to-back Western Conference Champs.

“But super teams don’t always win.” McKinney continued. “And when this happened a few years ago in Miami, we saw a high number of injuries when people fell off of a bandwagon that was filled to capacity.We are hoping to avoid a similar incident right now, but no one is listening.”

 

Daly Dose #83 The 2015-2016 NBA Awards

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we look back at the 2015-2016 NBA season and some of our memories from a very interesting year. We pick some winners and losers from the NBA Draft and wonder where some of the top free agents could wind up. Team USA Basketball made some interesting selections for their roster and we have some concerns about how they might do at the Olympics in Rio. Plus there are some season ending NBA Awards, reflections on both Pat Summitt and Buddy Ryan, and we count down the Top 5 NBA Draft steals of all time!

Listen to Episode 83

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