Daly Dose #155 The Daly Dose NBA Preview

This week on the Daly Dose, we are previewing the 2017-2018 NBA season! We know that the Golden State Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the heavy favorites but can anyone challenge them? Our picks for the NBA Finals as well as league MVP and Rookie of the Year!

We have  HUGE announcement concerning the future of the Daly Dose Podcast!

There were some major overreactions in college football, and we discuss what the latest games could mean to the college football playoff.

The NFL is in the middle of a strange season. How many MUST see teams are actually in the league right now?

And we count down the Top 5 ways that Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will be spending his time on suspension!

Listen here to Daly Dose #155 The Daly Dose NBA Preview!

nba-funny-bloopers-and-fails-2017-you-will-laugh-at-this

Advertisements

Daly Dose #151 Those sneaky under the radar teams

This week on the Dose, we are looking under the radar!

We know the teams in the NFL that are widely considered to be the contenders, but which teams under the radar could challenge some of the top teams? We have a few teams that you may want to keep an eye on.

The 2017-2018 NBA regular season tips off tonight, and we know the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the heavy favorites, but which teams could be lurking underneath the radar that could challenge them? Are there any players that could prove to be breakout players this year?

It was another wild weekend of college football, as we saw a number of upsets to top ranked teams. With all of the shake-ups, which teams could be under our radar, that could play their way into the college football playoff?

The Major League Baseball postseason has now reached the league championships, and we have a few ideas as to how to improve the games.

And there is nothing like the crazy traditions of college football. This week, we count down the Top 5 under the radar college football traditions, that you might not be familiar with!

Listen here to Daly Dose #151 Those sneaky under the radar teams!

under-the-radar-photo-e1392859329601

Daly Dose #144 The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview

This week on the Dose, we are getting you ready for the upcoming 2017 College Football season!

What are the major storylines heading into the season?

We look at the contenders, the pretenders, and the sleepers from the ACCthe Big Tenthe Big 12the Mountain Westthe Pac 12, and the SEC!

We give our pick for the Heisman Trophy, and we tell you which four teams will end up playing in the College Football Playoff!

Plus, we count down the Top 5 most exciting players that we have ever seen in college football!

Listen here to Episode 144: The Daly Dose 2017 College Football Preview!

waterboy

The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Coast Conference

With Clemson beating Alabama in the National Championship game last season, there is talk that the ACC might be the perennial conference in the nation. With the likes of Florida State, Clemson, Miami, and Louisville, consistently being ranked in the Top 25, it is easy to see why this is a hotly debated subject. Just don’t snooping around, and finding the Boston Colleges, and Syracuses.

ACCHelmets_zps8e2d9a13

Atlantic Division

1. Florida State Seminoles

Predicted finish: 11-1

Florida State is absolutely loaded this year, returning 14 starters from a team that finished 10-3 a year ago. QB Deondre Francois becomes the next in a line of FSU quarterbacks taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Will he be of the Christian Ponder/EJ Manuel ilk? Or more of a Jameis Winston-type? My advice would be to start stealing crab legs, kid.

2. Clemson Tigers

Predicted finish: 11-1

The Tigers surprised everyone in 2016 by winning their first national championship since 1981. Dabo Swinney has done an amazing job of recruiting, but with the losses of DeShaun Watson and Mike Williams, it’s hard to think they could contend again. Then again, we just keep doubting Dabo, and that little weirdo just keeps proving us wrong

3. Louisville Cardinals

Predicted finish: 10-2

Despite rising as high as No. 3 last season in the national rankings, the Cardinals stumbled down the stretch, and finished 9-4. Some of that stemmed from the fact they fumbled the ball 30 times. Heisman winning QB Lamar Jackson is back, and head coach Bobby Petrino has a history of success in his third year, so maybe we should give Louisville a higher ranking. Of course, they would probably just fumble it away if we did.

4. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Predicted finish: 8-4

NC State returns 22 seniors from a team that went 7-5, and won the Independence Bowl, so why are we predicting just a one-game improvement in 2017? Well I mean, this is NC State, folks, what did you really expect?

5. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Predicted finish: 5-7

Head coach Dave Clawson has done an admirable job of making the Demon Deacons a respectable program. Wake actually went to a bowl game last year. Unfortunately, this is a young team facing a very difficult schedule but hey, going to that bowl game last year was fun, right?

6. Syracuse Orange

Predicted finish: 4-8

The Orange actually returns some players with experience, but they will face one of the toughest schedules in the country. Syracuse will play Clemson, Louisville, Florida State, Miami, and LSU. With some luck, maybe the NCAA will force them to vacate some of those losses, at a future date.

7. Boston College Eagles

Predicted finish: 5-7

The Eagles were beaten by Louisville, and Florida State last year by a combined score of 97-14. Yet, they still managed to still go 7-6, and win the Quick Lane Bowl. This is the state of college football today. Mediocrity is celebrated, and rewarded. Or maybe that’s just the state of Boston College football today.

 

Coastal Division

1. Miami Hurricanes

Predicted finish: 11-1

The Canes lost some talent to the NFL, but Mark Richt has done a good job of restocking the shelves in Coral Gables. If they can find a quarterback… they could be back to their old obnoxious selves, that we all hate, very soon.

2. Virginia Tech Hokies

Predicted finish: 9-3

It is never easy to be the guy that replaces the guy, but Justin Fuente took over for longtime head coach Frank Beamer, and had a very successful opening season. The Hokies won the Coastal Division in 2016, and should be in the hunt again this season.  If this group can find a QB, they could challenge Miami. Or they could beat Miami , and then just lose to freaking Syracuse again, like they did last year.

3. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Predicted finish: 8-4

Nothing makes sense when you are talking about Georgia Tech. They are located in Atlanta, which is  a great recruiting spot, yet they rarely get any of the top players.  In a world of passing offenses, they are still running the triple option. And opposing teams dread seeing the Yellow Jackets on the schedule, yet they usually end up beating them.

4. Pittsburgh Panthers

Predicted finish: 6-6

The Panthers have the distinction of beating both Penn State, and Clemson in 2016. They finished the season with an 8-5 record, and went to a bowl game. So, how will they follow up such a surprising season? Most likely, by returning to reality.

5. North Carolina Tar Heels

Predicted finish:6-6

Head coach Larry Fedora has done a nice job of making the Tar Heels a solid contender each year, but there may be too many questions this season. Can the offense find enough play-makers? Can the defense provide any spark? And when in the world are the NCAA sanctions going to rain hell on all of the UNC sports programs?

6. Virginia Cavaliers

Predicted finish: 5-7

Last year, Bronco Mendenhall came to Charlottesville from BYU, where he had annually produced solid teams that went to bowl games. He moved to Virginia, in hopes of finding a new challenge with the Cavaliers, and then went 2-10 in his first season. Challenged yet?

7. Duke Blue Devils

Predicted finish: 4-8

Big surprise that a David Cutcliffe-offense should continue to be a dangerous unit in 2017. Unfortunately, the defense is going to struggle, and the overall toughness of this team might not be that high either. Sort of sounds like another Duke team, doesn’t it? Maybe one that got beat by South Carolina in the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

 

Coming on Saturday: The Daly Dose Sports Big 10 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!

maxresdefault

Daly Dose #98 When sports fans attack!

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we are talking about the MLB postseason. In the American League, the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers, and the Cleveland Indians surprised the Boston Red Sox. And we have some tight competition in the National League, as the Los Angeles Dodgers battle the Washington Nationals, and the Chicago Cubs try to get past the San Francisco Giants.

We also hand out a few MLB awards, now that the regular season is over. Who are the MVPs? Managers of the Year? Rookies of the Year? And we give our choice for the Cy Young Award.

In the National Football League we are now starting to see certain teams take a step forward while others begin to fall behind. And a certain quarterbackis finally going to make some news on the field.

And this week in college football, we have some questions about what is going on at Texas A&M after their win over the Tennessee Volunteers.

Plus, we saw some fans going crazy down at the Miami vs. Florida State game, so we count down the Top 5 memorable times when sports fans attack!

Be sure to check out Episode 98: When sports fans attack!

cleveland-bengals-fans-throw-beer-bottles-on-nfl-field-images

Daly Dose #92 The 2016 College Football Preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we bring you our 2016 College Football Preview!

Clint takes a look at the upcoming college football season, discusses some of the top returning players, and which teams will contend for titles in theAtlantic Coast Conference, the Big 10, the Big 12, the Mountain West, the Pac 12, and the Southeastern Conference.

Plus we have some NFL talk. How will the Dallas Cowboys do without Tony Romo? Why did the Denver Broncos go with an unproven 7th round draft choice at quarterback? And our thoughts on the Colin Kaepernick protest.

We finish the show with the Daly Dose Top 5 triple option college quarterbacks of all time!

You have to check out Episode 92!

Listen here: Daly Dose Episode 92

Dowis

 

Our top 5 triple option quarterbacks of all time!

5. Dee Dowis

4. Jamelle Holieway

3. Keenan Reynolds

2. Darian Hagan

1. Tommie Frazier

The Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Atlantic Coast Conference

​We here at the Daly Dose love college football. The passion, the paegentry, the paying of college athletes under the table. It’s a tradition unlike any other. 

As we kick off our annual college football preview we get started with the ACC. Sure it’s a better basketball conference than football, but it is still an important cog in the CFB machine, so we start there first.

And also, it starts with “A”.

ACC Atlantic

1. Florida State Seminoles   

Predicted finish: 11-1   

Florida State returns a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, including Heisman hopeful, running back Dalvin Cook. But they did lose their top kicker in school history, Robert Aguayo.  So it looks like we are destined to get back to the future. A Clinton in the White House. Ghostbusters in the theater. And Florida State missing late game field goals.

2. Louisville Cardinals   

Predicted finish: 9-3   

Despite losing Sheldon Rankins and James Burgess, the Cardinals are returning a talented defense, that should allow them to contend with Florida State and Clemson for the top of the Atlantic Division. If QB Lamar Jackson comes around, and head coach Bobby Petrino can keep from chasing his secretary around the office, it could be a solid season for Louisville.

3. Clemson Tigers   

Predicted finish: 9-3

The Tigers are a favorite to contend not only in the ACC, but for a national title, with eight offensive starters returning. But they lost some major talent on defense so we are expecting a more typical Clemson year, complete with at least one terrible loss to an over-matched unranked opponent.

4. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Predicted finish: 7-5   

NC State has some solid players coming back, but a tough schedule with visits to Clemson and Louisville, and home games against Notre Dame and Florida State will leave the Wolfpack struggling to win more than they lose. But at least this gives Pack fans something to do until basketball season.

5. Boston College Eagles

Predicted finish: 5-7

The Eagles went 3-9 last year and 0-8 in conference play. Their offense was one of the worst in the country, averaging just 17 points a game. Which is odd for BC, because we know those Catholic boys are usually used to scoring pretty easily.

6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons    

Predicted finish: 4-8   

The Demon Deacons have finished 3-9 the past two seasons, but last year they showed signs of at least being more competitive, losing four games by eight points or less. So this year we are expecting big improvements for Dave Clawson’s three victory team. This year they are going to win four games! Boom!

7. Syracuse Orange   

Predicted finish: 3-9   

The Orange have a new head coach in Dino Babers, who brings in a history of hurry up spread offenses. But Syracuse doesn’t have the people to run this system yet, so while this system will eventually make Cuse’ more interesting, right now it will just make them lose faster.

ACC Coastal

1. Miami Hurricanes   

Predicted finish: 9-3   

New head coach Mark Richt knows talent when he sees it. He likes the top Hurricane recruits, but knows that eventually the lack of depth will cause them to lose a few close late season games, maybe even to inferior opponents. Or as Richt calls it “just another season”.

2. North Carolina Tar Heels

Predicted finish: 9-3   

The Tar Heels finished 11-3 in 2015, and will return 13 starters from that team in 2016. But they did lose some key players, including linebacker Shakeel Rashad and starting quarterback Marquise Williams. Of course, Williams seemed to suffer from color blindness in big games, so that might not be a huge loss.

3. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets   

Predicted finish: 8-4   

The Yellow Jackets were monumentally disappointing in 2015, winning just three games, due to poor play and an abundance of injuries. But we didn’t have to listen to head coach Paul Johnson remind us all how smart he is every week so no one really minded that much.

4. Pittsburgh Panthers   

Predicted finish: 7-5   

The Panthers continue to improve under second year coach Pat Narduzzi but a tough schedule could make reaching their eight-win total from 2008 pretty difficult. But if they do, rest assured Pitt fan, Narduzzi will be gunning for a new job. Or even if they don’t.

5. Virginia Tech Hokies

Predicted finish: 7-5   

Out is legendary coach Frank Beamer, in is former Memphis coach Justin Fuente, with all his newfangled offenses and flashy passing plays. But they are sure to have some growing pains without much experience at quarterback. So take that Fuente, you 40 year old whippersnapper!

6. Virginia Cavaliers

Predicted finish: 6-6   

Bronco Mendenhall moves from BYU to Virginia, and finds out real quick that Cavalier players won’t just stay home on the weekend studying their playbooks, when they can be out actually trying to have sex.

7. Duke Blue Devils

Predicted finish: 4-8   

David Cutcliffe has done an incredible job rebuilding the program to make it to four straight bowl games. But injuries and a tougher schedule will make it tough to push that number to five. But maybe he can just get Coach K to ask the ACC refs to give him a few wins.

Check back on Thursday for The Daly Dose Sports Big 10 preview!

The Daly Dose Sports Podcast: Episode 69- The Sweet 16

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, Clint recaps March Madness so far, and previews the Sweet 16. We take a look at the new NFL rules and some NBA stories. Plus we count down the biggest last minute comebacks in NCAA basketball history! Check out Episode 69!

Episode 69

516751888-klint-carlson-of-the-northern-iowa-panthers-reacts.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2

The Daly Dose Sports ACC College Football Preview

Daly Dose Sports gets you ready for college football season like no one else. Here is the first of our college football conference previews giving a prediction and brief outlook for each team.

ACCHelmets_zps8e2d9a13

We start with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Why? Because it starts with “A”. And I also  am going to need you to stop asking so many questions.

It’s a free preview. So enjoy.

Team Predicted finish Outlook
Atlantic

Florida State Seminoles

10-2 Florida State won’t have to worry about quarterback Jameis Winston getting in trouble this year. Of course they will miss the plays that he made. But head coach Jimbo Fisher has banned all players from going to bars this season. So…Good News!  Suspensions should still be coming each and every week.
North Carolina State Wolfpack 9-3 NC State went 8-5 in 2014 and they think they can improve on that total this season with 15 starters returning. And if there were any doubts, scheduling Troy, Eastern Kentucky, Old Dominion, and South Alabama should help too.
Louisville Cardinals 8-4 Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has done a pretty good job with the Cardinals defense as they allowed just 109 yards rushing per game last year. Of course head coach Bobby Petrino lost a good amount of talent on the other side of the ball so their offense may look like a motorcycle wreck this season. Oh, what? Too soon?
Clemson Tigers 7-5 Head coach Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into one of the steadiest programs in the country. The Tigers will be overrated, beat some bad teams, lose a close game to a good team, and then lose at least another game to someone awful, before going to a meaningless bowl game It’s like clockwork.
Boston College Eagles 6-6 When Steve Addazio took over this was a 2-10 team but he has somehow put together back to back winning seasons. Can he take the next step this season and contend for an ACC title? No, probably not.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 4-8 Wake Forest ran for just 39 yards per game last season. And while they aren’t going to be much better on the ground this year; at least the schedule will be significantly tougher. That was supposed to be something positive. Sorry about that. Never mind.
Syracuse Orange 3-9 The Orange won’t have many playmakers again this season and with a formidable schedule maybe Jim Boeheim can just self-impose a postseason bowl game ban too.
Coastal

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

9-3 Georgia Tech won 11 games in 2014 despite allowing over 400 yards per game. How good could the Yellow Jackets be if they actually played some defense?  Good thing we will never have to find out.
North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 The Tar Heels went 6-7 in 2014, and with new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, UNC will either get more production from their players this season or they will go pay some new players to do the job better.
Virginia Tech Hokies 8-4 The grumbling has started in Blacksburg as fans are wondering if long respected coach Frank Beamer should move on to the retirement home so they could really start winning. Hokie fans should ask Penn State and Texas fans how that all works out in the end.
Pittsburgh Panthers 7-5 The Panthers are on their sixth coach since 2010. New head coach Pat Narduzzi was just hired in December and if form holds he should do a respectable job before taking a better position prior to the Armed Forces Bowl appearance.
Duke Blue Devils 7-5 Head coach David Cutcliffe has done an incredible job of transforming the Duke football program from doormat to ACC contender. Now if he could just figure out how to bully the refs into giving him every single call like another Duke head coach that I won’t name here.
Miami Hurricanes 6-6 The Canes lost Duke Johnson, Phillip Dorsett, and Ereck Flowers to the NFL Draft. Of course they went 6-7 with those players… so does it really matter? You can actually see blue flames coming off of head coach Al Golden’s seat right now.
Virginia Cavaliers 4-8 Head coach Mike London was on the hot seat last season but he came through with a 5-7 season to save his job. And the fact that 5-7 was considered a good thing tells us all we need to know about the expectations at Virginia.

Next up: The Big 10 Conference