Daly Dose 12-04-17

Today on the Daly Dose, we are talking about the selection of the top four teams for the College Football Playoff! There may have been some controversy about the final team, but we tell you why they got it right! A number of college football coaches are jumping around to new jobs, and we respond to some listener email concerning the NFL!

Listen here to Daly Dose 12-04-17!

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Daly Dose #157 Our final show…sort of

This week on the Daly Dose, we are bringing you our final weekly show before we transition into a daily show on Monday, December 4th!

Longtime basketball coach Russ McKinstry stops by, and Clint has a number of questions for him!

Who are the true contenders in the NFL, and what is wrong with the Denver Broncos?

Which teams are going to reach the College Football Playoff?

How would Coach Mac fix Lakers guard Lonzo Ball’s game, and will the Warriors and the Cavs meet in the NBA Finals for a fourth straught time?

And which teams could prove to be a surprise in college basketball?

Plus we count down the Top 5 football coaches that have somehow gotten fired!

Listen here to Daly Dose #157 Our final show…sort of

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Bandwagon NFL fan feeling disoriented after confusing start to the season

A 38-year-old man in Southern California is feeling very bewildered after a rollercoaster start to the NFL season.

Lewis Meyer, a Los Angeles native, and admitted front runner fan, says that he is suffering from a feeling of disorientation about which NFL team to pretend to cheer for.

“Usually it is pretty simple.” stated Meyer. “I pick one of the favorites and go buy a t-shirt or two and get real vocal at work about my rooting interest, but this year has been tough. The Cowboys are up and down, the Patriots don’t play any defense, and the Packers look terrible without Aaron Rodgers.”

Is there a temptation to just cheer for one of the teams from his hometown?

“That’s when you know things are crazy.” Meyer countered. “The Rams actually look like they could be a contender, but I haven’t cheered for them since they were the “Greatest Show on Turf”, and when they lost that Super Bowl, it really hurt me. I vowed then and there, that I would not root for them again, unless I really knew they had a chance to win something. I have been a Raiders fan before but they are struggling, and the 49ers are terrible.”

The Chargers seem to be heating up, after winning two games in a row.

“I’m not falling for that again.” he responded. “They have hurt me so many times. It is just a matter of time before they do it again.”

“I had an aunt once who lived in Pennsylvania. Maybe I could pretend to be an Eagles fan until something better comes along.” he continued. “It’s a tough time to be true fan, right now.”

Daly Dose #150 The elimination show

This week on the Daly Dose, we are eliminating some teams that have no shot at a title! Which college football teams that were ranked in the preseason are no longer a contender for a title? Which players no longer have a shot at the Heisman Trophy, and which coaches are on the hot seat?

Then, we stick a fork in 10 NFL teams that have already proven that they have no chance at Super Bowl LII. There are a few big-name NFL players that are most likely in their final season, and some coaches that could be in trouble.

Who are you rooting for in the Major League Baseball playoffs? And who is MLB hoping will make it to the World Series?

The NBA All Star Game finally got interesting, the sports media world is mixed up again, and we give a very unique National Hockey League preview!

Finally, with the Indianapolis Colts unveiling the new Peyton Manning statue, we take a look back at the Top 5 NFL players that switched cities late in their career with much more forgettable results!

Listen here to Daly Dose Episode #150 The elimination show!

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Angry, vengeful Eli Manning vows to injure more teammates if demands not met

Disaster struck the New York Giants on Sunday, and it turns out, that it wasn’t an accident.

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The Giants continued their losing streak in 2017, by dropping to 0-5, with a 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Yet, as bad as the loss may have been, it was the aftermath of the loss that has Giants fans reeling.

During the game, the Giants lost four different wide receivers to various injuries, including Odell Beckham Jr. to a fractured ankle. Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, and Sterling Shepard also left the contest with injuries that could be lingering.

Afterward, it was revealed that the injuries were not an accident.

“Yeah, I got those guys hurt.” quarterback Eli Manning stated at the podium. “I threw them into trouble, and I don’t mind admitting it. I am sick and tired of the lack of respect that I continue to get, and I have some demands, that I would like to make public. Until those demands are met, I will keep getting teammates hurt with my inaccurate passes, and poor decisions.”

What is it that Manning would like, in order to get his rage to subside?

“First, I want a statue like the one that Peyton just got in Indianapolis. I have won two Super Bowls, and I think I deserve it. Second, I want the Giants to pick all of the Almond Joy and Mounds candy bars out of my Halloween candy this year. I don’t like coconut. Last year, I accidentally ate two or three of those awful things, and ended up throwing up in my locker. My demands will be met, or I will continue to wreak havoc upon my fellow players in this franchise.”

 

Daly Dose #149 Solving the mysteries in the NFL

This week on the Daly Dose, we are trying to figure out what has already been a very puzzling NFL season! Clint is joined by NFL writer Dillon Brooks and they discuss some surprising MVP candidates, which quarterbacks should be benched, and which teams are actually legitimate contenders.

The NBA is making some changes to their rules, and we are seeing some big name players change teams! Do any of these moves mean that a team will be able to challenge the Golden State Warriors?

We briefly discuss the Major League Baseball playoffs, and what we might expect in the upcoming postseason series.

We are beginning to see some college football teams separate themselves from the pack. We take a look at a few teams that have been even better than expected so far.

And with the college basketball scandal looming, we count down the Top 5 college basketball scandals of all time, and what they each have in common!

Listen here to Daly Dose #149 Solving the mysteries in the NFL

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Daly Dose #148 Our no politics sports show

This week on the Dose, we are already tired of all of the political talk in sports. So, we sidestep the politics, and stick with what we actually know.

Major League Baseball is finally getting interesting, and we take a look at possible postseason matchups. We know that the Cleveland Indians, and the Los Angeles Dodgers will wrap up the top spots in each league, but which other teams can contend?

We respond to a few listener emails, including who won the NBA trade between the New York Knicks and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Carmelo Anthony deal. Our answers just might surprise you!

We are now about one month into the college football season. Which teams are failing to live up to all of the preseason hype?

And in the NFL, the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Chargers might be off to a slow start, but we have some good news for them. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers, and Los Angeles Rams are off to very good starts, but could be facing trouble down the stretch. We look at the good news and bad news for a number of teams!

Finally, if your favorite NFL team is off to a slow start, we provide you with a ray of hope! Our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down the five times that NFL teams have started the season 0-3, yet still managed to make the playoffs!

If you want to stick with sports instead of politics, listen here to Episode 148 The no politics sports show!

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Daly Dose #146 The NFL overreactions

This week on the Dose we are gauging the overreactions from Week 1 of the NFL season! Are the New England Patriots in trouble? Are the Kansas City Chiefs a true contender? And are the Indianapolis Colts, and Jacksonville Jaguars going to be improved in 2017? We look at some of the biggest overreactions that we are hearing, and try to sift through what is actually true.

After a very entertaining week in college football, we are trying to piece together what we have learned so far. The Oklahoma Sooners are looking strong, the Clemson Tigers just keep rolling, and Lamar Jackson wants to win another Heisman trophy at Louisville.

Canelo Alvarez will square off against Gennady Golovkin this Saturday for the middleweight championship of the world, and we take a look at what could unfold in that fight.

Plus, we look at some past NFL overreactions, as we count down the Top 5 bad starts to a Super Bowl winning season!

Listen here to Episode #146 The NFL overreactions!

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The 2017 Daly Dose NFL Preview: The AFC West

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The AFC West might be the toughest division in the NFL. Any of these teams could win the division, and contend in the postseason. And any of these teams could collapse, and finish 6-10. And most of these teams could also actually be made up from the spawn of Chargers QB Philip Rivers.

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1. Oakland Raiders

Predicted finish: 10-6

Last year, the Oakland Raiders returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, going 12-4 and giving the Raider faithful some hope for the future. QB Derek Carr is an MVP candidate, and DE Khalil Mack is one of the top defensive players in the league. Then again, this team lost to Brock Osweiler in the playoffs, and they are currently packing up for the move to Las Vegas. So the future may not exactly need shades.

2. Denver Broncos

Predicted finish: 9-7

Broncos VP John Elway knew he had to beef up his terrible offensive line, so he went out and took Utah OT Garett Bolles with his first draft pick. Elway has been fearless as a personnel man, selecting players like Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Sylvester Williams with previous draft picks. Did we say “fearless”? Sorry, we meant “senseless”.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Predicted finish: 9-7

The Chiefs won this division a year ago with a 12-4 record, but failed to advance in the postseason. That was nothing new for Kansas City fans, who have been waiting since 1969 to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs. Chiefs management decided they didn’t want to take any chances with another playoff loss this year, so they drafted QB Patrick Mahomes to split the locker room, and eliminate the possibility. Well played.

4. Los Angeles Chargers

Predicted finish: 7-9

The Chargers are a notoriously cheap franchise that balks at paying their players. They uprooted, and moved the franchise from San Diego after 54 seasons because the fans wouldn’t buy them a new stadium. They have fired quality coaches, and repeatedly screwed over their fans. Why is this such a snakebitten franchise without much in the way of true success? Karma is a crazy thing.   

Did you miss our Daly Dose NFC West preview?

Daly Dose #145 The 2017 Daly Dose NFL Preview

This week on the Dose, we are gearing up for football season!

First, we discuss the weekend of college football. Teams like AlabamaUCLA, and Colorado had some big wins, but was it all good news? We may have some bad news for those teams that could damper their spirits a little.

Then, Clint is joined by Larry to break down the NFL season that is nearly here!

Can top teams like the New England PatriotsPittsburgh SteelersDallas CowboysGreen Bay Packers, and Atlanta Falcons stay on top?

Will up and coming teams like the Tampa Bay BuccaneersTennessee Titans, and Oakland Raiders be able to take that next step?

And what in the world are the Denver Broncos doing cutting safety TJ Ward, and bringing back QB Brock Osweiler?

We break down each division, give our picks for Super Bowl 52, and Clint and Larry count down the Top 5 things that they love about the return of the NFL each year!

Listen here to Episode #145 The 2017 Daly Dose NFL Preview!

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