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 #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!

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

The Daly Dose 2015 NFL Mockery Draft is here!

Forget all of the other Mock Drafts that are out there! The Daly Dose Mockery Draft is the only one you need!

Team Outlook Pick
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers The best thing right now for Jameis Winston would be to get drafted by a top notch team and get him far away from some of his past adversities in the state of Florida. That isn’t going to happen. Good luck, Tampa. Better start looking for a team of lawyers right now. Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
2. Tennessee Titans The Titans are currently the most boring team in the NFL. They don’t have a single player that elicits any sort of reaction whatsoever. Marcus Mariota would really inject some excitement. Brandon Scherff, OG, Iowa
3. Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars need offensive line help. They also need defensive line help. And running backs. A wide receiver would be nice. Maybe a cornerback. And a safety. Or a tight end. Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
4. Oakland Raiders We all know about the Raiders penchant for drafting under-talented wide receivers that have blazing speed. UAB wide receiver JJ Nelson posted the fastest 40 time in the NFL Combine (4.28)…but he isn’t even supposed to be drafted…let alone in the first round. JJ Nelson, WR, UAB
5.Washington Redskins The Robert Griffin era has been nothing short of a disaster. When will teams learn that undersized running quarterbacks that haven’t had to make a read at the line of scrimmage do NOT work? Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
6. New York Jets I think we all remember the blunder that the Jets made in 1995 taking tight end Kyle Brady instead of future Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp. With USC DE Leonard Williams still on the board, they won’t make that mistake again. Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
7. Chicago Bears Yes, the Bears desperately need a quarterback. As if it isn’t bad enough that Jay Cutler has been so horribly bad…the Bears also made him the highest paid player in the league. But the important thing is that they don’t panic and reach for a quarterback too early here. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
8. Atlanta Falcons The Falcons have a recent history of drafting wide receivers. But they don’t need that now. The Atlanta defense ranked dead last in total yards allowed. So this pick has to be defense, defense, defense! Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
9.New York Giants The Giants took a big step backward on defense last season allowing 376 yards per game in 2014. Tom Coughlin is a crotchety old man that desperately wants a defensive player that is just as grumpy as he is. Clint Eastwood, FS, Los Angeles City College
10. St Louis Rams The Rams have struggled to find much support in St Louis. With Carson, California unanimously approving a new stadium site it would seem that the Rams days in St Louis could be numbered. But who knows if they are even interested moving out west? Jim Dear, Mayor, Carson, CA
11. Minnesota Vikings Remember in 2003 when the Vikings failed to turn in their draft pick? It’s good to know that the current day Vikings have put that kind of unprofessionalism behind them. The Vikings have failed to turn in their draft card in the allotted time. The Cleveland Browns are now on the clock.
12. Cleveland Browns The Browns are laboring to find their quarterback. 2014 was a struggle with the inconsistency of Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Plus there was that penalty and fine for their general manager texting the sideline during games. The Browns can’t afford to have mistakes like that in 2015 either on the field or on their cell phones. Brett Favre, QB, Southern Mississippi
13.New Orleans Saints There is a fire sale going on in New Orleans. The Saints have lost Patrick Robinson, Kenny Stills, Ben Grubbs, Curtis Lofton, Pierre Thomas, and of course Jimmy Graham in an effort to get under the salary cap. They have even talked about trading away franchise QB Drew Brees. This team has holes to fill and they still don’t have any money. The Saints have elected to pass on their pick. The Miami Dolphins are now on the clock.
14. Miami Dolphins After struggling in his first season at 7-9 Joe Philbin has proved all of the critics wrong by taking the Dolphins where no one thought they could go. The Dolphins have now gone 8-8 over the past two seasons. So long, mediocrity! La’el Collins, OT, LSU
15. San Francisco 49ers After three straight seasons of going to the conference championship the 49ers bottomed out last season. Now the Niners franchise feels like rats fleeing a sinking ship. It just seems like no one wants to be in San Francisco these days. Arik Armstead, DT, OregonArmstead has now announced that he will return to Oregon for his senior season.
16. Houston Texans If the Texans had even a marginal quarterback last season they would have made the playoffs. But hey, they went and signed Brian Hoyer and re-signed Ryan Mallett. Maybe they should just play JJ Watt under center. Kevin White, WR, West Virginia
17. San Diego Chargers Things are not all that sunny in San Diego. The Chargers could move. Philip Rivers may want out. This team is an ordinary 42-38 over their past five seasons and RB Ryan Mathews is now an Eagle. Oh well, Mathews was always hurt anyways. They need a running back that is more durable. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
18. Kansas City Chiefs Alex Smith was sacked 45 times last season and head coach Andy Reid loves drafting offensive linemen. You know what else Andy Reid loves? Fried chicken. And pizza. Also ice cream. And maybe some sweet potato pie. All pies, really. The Chiefs might draft a Hostess truck driver when you think about it. Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
19. Cleveland Browns After shoring up their QB problems with the #12 pick the Browns can now focus on finding a replacement for Josh Gordon whose off field issues have kept him from reaching his potential. But whatever they do the Browns can’t take a chance on a WR with more character issues. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
20. Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly sure has an affinity for former big name college QBs even if they have struggled in the NFL. The Eagles currently have Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley, Sam Bradford, and Tim Tebow on their roster. Now Kelly will have to turn his attention to the offensive line or maybe a safety. Vince Young, QB, Texas
21. Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals just can’t seem to get over the hump and win a playoff game. Andy Dalton seems to save his worst performances for the playoffs and just crushes the hometown fans. It’s like he doesn’t have a soul or something.  Safety Landon Collins makes sense here. And he doesn’t have red hair. Landon Collins, SS, Alabama
22. Pittsburgh Steelers The Steelers always seem to get a steal every single draft. I don’t know how they do it…but it seems like every year a player will fall to Pittsburgh, and become a Pro Bowler. Then they will leave Pittsburgh eventually to actually get paid. Leonard Williams, DT, USC
23. Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions were undoubtedly disappointed when they lost defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh but what they really need is to rebuild an offensive line that allowed 45 sacks last season.  Or they could choose to ignore the offensive line, draft a DT to appease their fans, and see if Matt Stafford actually gets killed this year. Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
24. Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals started last season 9-1 but injuries to quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Andre Ellington killed them down the stretch. Head coach Bruce Arians is an offensive genius but the Cardinals offense was woeful without Palmer and the defense eventually wore down. The Cardinals should use this pick on a defensive back because even though they will get Carson Palmer back this season…I mean…he is still Carson Palmer. Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
25. Carolina Panthers The Panthers have lost defensive end Greg Hardy, and they have a few holes on the offensive line that need to be addressed as well. But I see the Panthers taking a wide receiver here. A tall wide receiver. Someone with a big wing span that can really jump high. Because you know…that’s where most of Cam Newton’s passes go anyways. DaVante Parker, WR, Louisville
26. Baltimore Ravens The Ravens would really like to pick up a running back here. Justin Forsett was a stop gap last season but they would like to improve the position. I swear Baltimore used to have another running back two years ago that was pretty good. Not sure what happened to him. Maybe you heard something about it on the news? Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
27. Dallas Cowboys Last year Jerry Jones really wanted to draft Johnny Manziel. Cowboys’ management talked him out of it and the Cowboys had their best season since 2007. You just know Jones is feeling cocky after such a great year. Jerry Jones, QB, Arkansas
28. Denver Broncos Peyton Manning will want a new weapon to throw to but the Broncos have other holes to fill. They need offensive line help but you know Manning figures he can just get rid of the ball faster. They need some defense but you know Peyton just assumes he can outscore the other team. But Peyton Manning isn’t the boss. He will just have to wait and take what he gets. Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida
29. Indianapolis Colts The Colts look like the team that has really improved the most in the offseason. They signed running back Frank Gore, linebacker Trent Cole, and wide receiver Andre Johnson. Wait…those guys are all over 30 and have a history of injury problems. Maybe this offseason wasn’t as great as we think. DJ Humphries, OT, Florida
30. Green Bay Packers The Packers should have been playing in the Super Bowl. All they had to do was recover an onside kick and they would have been facing the Patriots in Arizona. They don’t really need any offense and would be well advised to use this pick on a linebacker or cornerback. Unless they are just still wildly distressed over that onside kick. Nick O’Leary, TE, Florida St
31. New Orleans Saints Still no money. Still no players. Still no hope. A late first round WR won’t be too expensive, right? Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami
32. New England Patriots So there you have it. The Patriots will get the worst player in the first round because they were the best team last year. And that is how all of this works. This system is foolproof! Dante Fowler Jr, OLB, Florida