Daly Dose 02-01-19 Our Super Bowl LIII picks

Friday on the Daly Dose, we take a look at some of the more interesting prop bets that are available for the Super Bowl. The New York Knicks make a bold move, but did they get enough in return? And once again, the NCAA doesn’t make much sense with their latest punishment handed out to the University of Missouri athletic program.

Then, we conclude our recap of the 2018 NFL season, as we look at how each team in the league finished, and how they may look going forward. Finally, we make our predictions for Super Bowl LIII, and who is going to win the biggest game of the year on Sunday!

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Daly Dose 01-28-19 Missing the NFL and the biggest comeback EVER

Monday on the Daly Dose, we are recapping what we learned from the weekend in sports!

The NFL still has one game left on the schedule, but we are already missing pro football. One NFL player seems to be being mistreated, while another seems to be mistreating others, and a college football quarterback is quietly sneaking up everyone’s NFL Draft boards!

Plus, the Golden State Warriors are doing something historic, LeBron James could be returning to the Los Angeles Lakers soon, and we could be witnessing the greatest comeback that we have ever seen in the history of sports!

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Daly Dose 09-21-18 The top athletes that succumbed to their vices

Friday on the Daly Dose, the Cleveland Browns get their first win since 2016, the Ohio State Buckeyes could be without their top defensive player for awhile, and LeBron James is set to do a new Space Jam movie. We have a few plot suggestions.

We preview the weekend in sports, including some Major League Baseball, a few college football and NFL games, and the PGA championship.

Finally, we take a look a the top five insanely talented athletes that were unable to overcome their vices away from sports, and it cost them their playing careers!

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Daly Dose 08-23-18 Ohio State slaps Urban Meyer’s wrist

Thursday on the Daly Dose, Ohio State has “cracked down” on head coach Urban Meyer for mishandling domestic assault allegations, and we are still trying to understand what was said in the press conference.

College basketball has a new metric for picking tournament teams, and the NFL is sticking to their helmet rule.

Plus, we continue to preview the upcoming football season by looking at the most pivotal games in the 2018 NFL and CFB schedules!

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Daly Dose 08-16-18 The best NFL and CFB offenses for 2018

Thursday on the Daly Dose, we have a couple of high profile athletes from the NFL and the NBA that are vocalizing their opinions. Do they have their facts straight?

And we continue to prepare for the coming football season by taking a look at which NFL and college football teams should have the most high powered offenses! Which teams will be lighting up the scoreboard in 2018?

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Daly Dose 08-08-18 Surprise teams to watch in CFB and the NFL in 2018

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we talk about the new season of HBOs Hard Knocks. Will the Cleveland Browns be worth watching?

The NFL is going to see history made this year, and we check in on the Urban Meyer situation at Ohio State.

Then, we take a look at a few teams in college football and the NFL that could prove to be better than their preseason expectations!

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Daly Dose 05-15-18 We bet we can get you gambling on sports

Tuesday on the Dose, the Supreme Court’s latest ruling is going to open the floodgates for betting on sports in America. We take a look at who will benefit the most, and a few of the obstacles to expect from this major change in sports culture.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, and we look at some good news and some bad news for the Rockets.

Finally, tonight is the NBA Draft Lottery and we preview which teams have the best chance to win the top picks of the 2018 NBA Draft. We also look at a few of the top prospects that are going to be available. Do any of them have the ability to transform a franchise?

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Daly Dose 05-02-18 The NBA it’s fail-tastic

Wednesday on the Daly Dose, we discuss the Eastern Conference Playoff game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors, did this game set the tone for the series?

We also look back at some of the NBA teams that can never seem to find much true success.  Are they getting any closer to teaching their goals?

Finally, we talk about a few college football quarterbacks that could play their way into being a top draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft!

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The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview: The SEC

Southeastern Conference

The rumors of the demise of the baddest conference in college football have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, the league has been a little down the past couple of years, but make no mistake this is where the big dogs run.  Yes, Alabama is stacked every year, but those next level teams are getting better, and even the lowest level teams are as talented as any team in the country. It is no surprise that these are the greatest players in the country. I mean, you get what you pay for, right?

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East

1. Georgia Bulldogs

Predicted finish: 10-2

The Bulldogs regressed significantly in 2016 under new head coach Kirby Smart, but this team has a ton of young talent. The defensive front seven is a force, and the running game should produce results with Nick Chubb, and Sony Michel. If the offensive line can show up, and the wide receivers can actually catch a ball, this team could really accomplish something. And if not? Well, Georgia fans are used to that.

2. Florida Gators

Predicted finish: 9-3

Has anyone gone to the SEC Conference Championship Game more quietly than Gators head coach Jim McElwain? In his first two years on the job McElwain has gone 19-8 and represented the SEC East to decide the conference. Yet in those two games, UF has been outscored 83-31, and McElwain’s record against ranked opponents? Just 3-7. Fortunately, Florida fans are a model of good judgement, and realistic expectations. So none of this will ever be a problem for Coach Mac.

3. Tennessee Volunteers

Predicted finish: 9-3

Last year was a big test for this team. They returned a ton of talent, but went just 9-4, and even lost to Vanderbilt. Numerous injuries, and a porous defense were simply too much to overcome. This season, there will be less talent, but also much lower expectations. And that’s just the way Rocky Top likes it. Just ask Peyton Manning.

4. Kentucky Wildcats

Predicted finish: 7-5

The Wildcats actually found themselves playing in a bowl game last season, as they went 7-6, after adopting a run-heavy offense. UK rushed for nearly 240 yards per game behind Freshman All-American running back Benny Snell, who returns for his sophomore season. You might be tempted to think the Cats could contend in the SEC East with that running game. Well, you might be tempted… if you hadn’t seen the UK defense. If you have seen them, then you know better.

5. Vanderbilt Commodores

Predicted finish: 7-5

They didn’t start very strong, but the commodores finished the 2016 season by beating Ole Miss and Tennessee, to finish 6-6. There’s nothing like a great comeback to make everyone to feel better about your program. And also to help everyone forget the fact that you started the season 4-6, and almost lost to Western Kentucky.

6. South Carolina Gamecocks

Predicted finish: 6-6

You have to give head coach Will Muschamp some credit for the way that he got this group to respond in his first season in Columbia. The Gamecocks somehow won six games, and went to a bowl game, despite having a very depleted roster. This year the roster is a little better, but the schedule is also much more difficult. This team won’t have much depth, so any injuries will be magnified. As will Muschamp’s crazy eyes the first time he loses his temper on one of his players.

7. Missouri Tigers

Predicted finish: 5-7

There will be more scoring in Missouri games this year. The problem for Tigers fans, is that most of it will be done by the opposing team.

 

West

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Predicted finish: 11-1

Head coach Nick Saban lost some significant talent to the NFL, but does it even matter anymore? He just reloads more quality players, and goes back to the College Football Playoff again. There are a few things you can count on in the world. Death, taxes, and Nick Saban getting better recruits than everyone else. Oh, and also…about once a season, his talented recruits will lose a game on the final play of the game.

2. Auburn Tigers

Predicted finish: 10-2

After taking a step back over the past few seasons, this Auburn team could return to being a contender. The Tigers should be loaded on offense with quarterback Jarrett Stidham and running back Kamryn Pettway. And don’t forget that this team almost beat eventual National Champion Clemson last season. Gus Malzahn’s team could be getting ready for something special.  Of course, every time we pick the Tigers to do anything, they make us look bad. And I think they do it on purpose.

3. LSU Tigers

Predicted finish: 9-3

Let me guess, the Tigers are loaded with talent, if they could just find some consistency at quarterback. But this season, senior quarterback Danny Etling is going to be the guy, right? Next, you’ll be telling me that you don’t judge head coach Ed Orgeron for the way he talks. I’m not buying it, is what I’m saying.

4. Arkansas Razorbacks

Predicted finish: 7-5

Head coach Bret Bielema has done a very good job in Fayetteville, taking over a struggling program, and going to bowl games three years in a row. The biggest knock on Bielema, is that he has been unable to beat Texas A&M. Well, we believe that this is the year he can do just that. The Razorbacks defense has to be better in 2017, and the backfield combo of QB Austin Allen and RB Rawleigh Williams should be enough for Arkansas to slay their dragon. Of course visits to Alabama and LSU, will have them feeling like a better dragon was out there waiting to blast them with hell-fire and brimstone.

5. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Predicted finish: 7-5

We aren’t entirely sure how in the world Dan Mullen has built a legitimate program in Starkville, but he seems to have done it. The Bulldogs have been to a bowl game seven years in a row now, and if the defense can turn things around, this team will be going to an eighth. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is a very good passer, and has a number of weapons at his disposal. You can make a pretty decent case that Mullen is the greatest coach in the history of Mississippi State football. It isn’t that he’s that great. It just kind of tells you the history of this fine institution.

6. Texas A&M Aggies  

Predicted finish: 6-6

The Aggies are out to turn things around in 2017. For the past three seasons, head coach Kevin Sumlin has seen his Aggies start off strong, and then fade down the stretch, and finish 8-5. Well, his job might be on the line this season, so that isn’t going to happen this time. The Aggies are going to stumble both early, and late, and finish 6-6.

7. Ole Miss Rebels

Predicted finish: 4-8

Ole Miss is banned from the postseason, and will be playing for an interim head coach, after the Rebels fired High Freeze. It seems that Freeze was associating with shady boosters, and even calling escort services during his time in Oxford. It’s crazy to think that a coach with limited in-state resources would resort to such things in a football crazy conference. I mean, who saw that coming? Okay, all of you put your hands down.

Did you miss our Daly Dose Pac 12 preview?

Coming up on Saturday: We begin our NFL previews!

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!

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