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!

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Daly Dose #140 Our Fifty States Tour Part 2

This week on the Daly Dose, we continue our trek across the nation, with the second half of our 50 States Tour!

We continue touring these United States, looking at the best athletes, the greatest sports moments, and the most disappointing moments for each state!

Last week in Part 1, we went from Alabama to Missouri.

In Part 2, we start back up again in Montana, we stop in each state, all the way through to Wyoming. What state has produced NBA rivals from the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors? What Ohio State athlete ruined the day of an infamous dictator? Are the Dallas Cowboys the source of the worst moment in Texas sports history? And is the state of Pennsylvania the greatest producer of NFL quartebacks in history?

We answer all of these questions, and much, much more on our 50 States Tour finale!

Listen here to Episode #140 Our Fifty States Tour Part 2!

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Daly Dose #125 Are you high?

This week on the Daly Dose, Clint answers a Twitter question about the United Airlines controversy, and shares a story about his own air travel back from vacation.

04/20 is later this week and there are a few sports figures that seem to be puffing more than passing. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NY Giants QB Eli Manning, and the city of St Louis are all under suspicion!

Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney passed away last week, and wee look at one of his draft classes that might be the best ever in NFL history. The 2017 NFL Draft is coming next week and there are a few teams that could take a QB despite already having a franchise QB on their roster.

We give an NBA Playoff preview, as we look at which series are more likely to go seven games, which one is most likely to have an upset, and which one is likely to have a team lose their voices from whining.

Finally, with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals trying to win an elusive Stanley Cup, we count down the Top 5 athletes that never won a title!

Listen here to Episode #125 Are you high?

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NBA Preview: The Northwest Division preview

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(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.

Russell Westbrook petitions NBA to rescind Pelicans win over Spurs

It should come as no surprise that Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is petitioning the NBA to rescind a win that is keeping the Thunder out of the playoffs. He has had success before with this process in the past.

On Monday the league rescinded an important technical foul for Westbrook. It was his 16th technical and would have meant an automatic mandatory suspension for Westbrook in an important game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The NBA erased the foul and Westbrook scored 36 in a 101-90 victory that kept the Thunder’s playoff chances alive.

But on the final night of the regular season the New Orleans Pelicans shocked the basketball world by defeating the San Antonio Spurs and eliminating Oklahoma City from the postseason.

“I just figured it worked once so why not try it again?” Westbrook lamented. “It isn’t like the NBA is above fixing things.”