Daly Dose 10-23-19 Look at this…not that

This week on the Daly Dose, we remember Jackie Robinson, discuss whether or not the Los Angeles Chargers could be moving again, and both the new NBA season and the 2019 World Series are now under way!

One college basketball team has already made history before the season even starts, and our Daly Dose I-team has found the cause of former college football coach Mark Richt’s heart attack!

Then we pivot around the world of sports, looking at both some flattering and unflattering snapshots in MLB, the NBA, NCAA Football, and the NFL! MLB loves to show their home runs, but the postseason always seems to change their focus. The NBA could have a serious fan base problem. College football still has 10 undefeated teams, but we explain why that’s no reason for concern. The, we examine the terrible NFL officiating, and are the New England Patriots not as good as advertised because of their soft schedule? We review these scenarios and more!

Finally, with the Wisconsin Badgers getting beat last weekend after being favored by 30.5 points, we countdown the Top 5 college football upsets of all time by Las Vegas point spread!

Daly Dose 10-26-18 The biggest in season NFL trades

Friday on the Daly Dose, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles might be fishing,  Tiger and Phil are going to play some one-on-one, and Arbys is being extra nice to sports fans.

We preview the weekend in sports including some interesting college football games, some impactful NFL games, and the World Series continues in Los Angeles.

Then, with the NFL trade deadline looming, we remember the Top 5 in season NFL trades of all time!

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Daly Dose 10-08-18 Our college football dream is still alive

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

One team in the MLB playoffs has to be making everyone else nervous, one NFL coaching staff may need to start updating their resume, and our college football dream for this season remains alive.

Plus, was the chaos at UFC 229 good for a sport that is trying to be better than boxing?

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Daly Dose 09-24-18 A wild weekend full of upsets

Monday on the Daly Dose, we look at a wild weekend of surprises, injuries and upsets in sports!

Tiger Woods wins his first PGA Tour event since 2013, and is now fully back from what looked like an end to his career.

In the NFL we are seeing officiating calls that are changing the spirit of the game. Will the NFL maintain this stance on protecting quarterbacks? We also saw a number of upsets as the Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills all got their first victory of the season.

College football provided a few upsets too including one of the biggest we have seen in NCAA history!

We recap a wild weekend of upsets in sports!

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Daly Dose 09-13-18 Why we aren’t burning our Nike gear

Thursday on the Daly Dose, Russell Westbrook is injured, but Oklahoma City Thunder fans shouldn’t be worried. It could work out for the best. The Buffalo Bills make a move a quarterback for Week 2, and we have some concerns. The Detroit Lions have some internal strife in their locker room. Why are the players upset at their head coach?

Then, we discuss why we are still wearing Nike, and we take a look at a few of the biggest overreactions from the NFL. Should the Cleveland Browns get Baker Mayfield into the lineup? Is Andrew Luck truly back? And did that amazing comeback on Sunday night mean that Aaron Rodgers is now the GOAT?

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Daly Dose 08-31-18 Our Daly Dose College Football Preview Part 4

Friday on the Daly Dose, it is a wonderful time of the year as college football gets rolling! We look at a few of the best matchups this weekend.

The Cleveland Browns make a really weird personnel move that could come back to haunt them, the New England Patriots give tight end Rob Gronkowski some unreasonable contract incentives, and we conclude our 2018 Daly Dose College Football preview!

Who will win the Heisman award? And we give our picks for which teams that will make it to the College Football Playoff, and who will eventually be the National Champion!

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Daly Dose 08-30-18 Our Daly Dose College Football Preview Part 3

Thursday on the Daly Dose, the Green Bay Packers make Aaron Rodgers the highest paid player in the NFL. There’s no question he deserves the money,  but is it a smart business deal? The New York Jets make a trade and a statement, and the New Orleans Saints just might have life after Drew Brees.

Then we continue our 2018 Daly Dose College Football Preview! Today we look at the Pac 12, and the Southeastern Conference! Who are the contenders? And who will win two of the toughest conferences in the country?

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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!

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The 2017 Daly Dose College Football Preview: The Pac 12

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The Pac 12 is deep with talent, and there are two or three teams that are capable of contending for a national title. Yet, there is more to this group than just the top teams. The middle of the pack teams are brimming with talent too, and every week is a battle in this conference. Even a lower level team like Cal is dangerous, if you threaten the environment.

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1. Stanford Cardinal

Predicted finish: 11-1

The biggest question for the Cardinal will be under center, as projected starting quarterback Keller Chryst is coming off of a significant injury. Yet, we shouldn’t underestimate this team, as they return a significant amount of talent on both sides of the ball. And does it really matter who plays quarterback for Stanford with their smash-mouth offensive front? I mean, they made Andrew Luck look good.

2. Washington Huskies

Predicted finish: 11-1

It was a memorable season in 2016 for the Huskies. They rolled through the season, winning 12 games, and making it to the College Football Playoff Semifinal. Sure, they lost 24-7 to Alabama, but this team proved they can play with the big boys, and they return 13 starters in 2017. The lone unit that could be undermanned is the secondary. Good thing the Pac 12 isn’t loaded with quarterbacks that might take advantage of it.

3. Washington State Cougars

Predicted finish: 9-3

Predictably, the Mike Leach-led Cougars will be exciting to watch with senior quarterback Luke Falk throwing the ball all over the field. If the defense line comes together, this could be a very dangerous team. And also just as predictably, the Mike Leach-led special teams will be awful, and cost this team a big game at the worst possible time.

4. Oregon Ducks

Predicted finish: 8-4

The Ducks will be one of the more interesting teams to watch in 2017. Coming off of a disappointing 4-8 season, and the firing of the coaching staff, new coach Willie Taggart will have his hands full. The Oregon defense will be a focal point, as they allowed over 40 points per game last year. They do return eight starters from that unit, but I’m not sure why I am saying that like it’s a good thing.

5. Oregon State Beavers

Predicted finish: 4-8

The Beavers finished 4-8 in 2016, and they look to be improving. Head coach Gary Anderson is working to build a physical rushing offense that can chew up clock, and wear down opponents.  Don’t forget that the Beavers actually beat their in-state rival Oregon for the first time since 2007 last year. Sure it was Oregon’s worst season since the early 1980’s , but just stop dwelling on the negatives for once, will you?

6. California Golden Bears

Predicted finish: 3-9

Cal fans will point at their 2016 season and see the positives in Sonny Dyke’s final season, like the season-finale win over UCLA. Critics will point at the Bears history of mediocrity and laugh, and laugh.

 

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1. USC Trojans

Predicted finish: 11-1

The Trojans could be a little bit of a mystery this season. Yes, they have Heisman candidate and NFL-bound quarterback Sam Darnold back. Yet, they lost a ton of talent around him, including the bulk of his offensive line. It isn’t all bad news though. It could be good experience for Darnold to get knocked around this year. It will prepare him for his future with the Jets or the Browns.

2. UCLA Bruins

Predicted finish: 11-1

UCLA was a huge disappointment last season, going just 4-8, as quarterback Josh Rosen suffered a shoulder injury and missed significant time. This team should bounce back, with a healthy Rosen in the lineup…that is, if he can get better protection, more consistency from his receivers, and if he can somehow endure the heinous challenge of quarterbacking UCLA while attending some college courses. We all have our crosses to bear.

3. Utah Utes

Predicted finish: 7-5

They may not be the sexiest program in the Pac 12, but the Utes have proven to be the most consistent. All head coach Kyle Whittingham does is keep winning the Pac 12 South. In fact, he has done it six out of the past seven seasons. He won’t do it this year, though. This team has too many holes to fill, and too tough of a schedule. So yeah, they’ll probably do it again.

4. Colorado Buffaloes

Predicted finish: 7-5

The Buffs had a storybook season in 2016, after winning just 10 games in head coach Mike MacIntyre’s previous three seasons, CU won 10 games, made it to the Alamo Bowl, and finished the season ranked in the Top 25. Sure, they got blown out in that Alamo Bowl game 38-8 by Oklahoma State. We never said it was a great storybook. Or even one with a happy ending. It was a story, and someone made a book out of it. Get off our back.

5. Arizona State Sun Devils

Predicted finish: 5-7

The Sun Devils will have some talent. This is a collection of top-ranked recruits. They will play fast, and aggressive. They will look to attack opponents on both sides of the ball. They will also be inexperienced, make silly mistakes, and have to overcome a number of injuries. Oh yeah, and more importantly, they will lose more games than they win.

6. Arizona Wildcats

Predicted finish: 5-7

We’re not saying that head coach Rich Rodriguez is trying to run this program into the ground on purpose. But let’s say he was. It would look pretty similar to what we are currently seeing, wouldn’t it?

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Episode 40 is the Daly Dose Sports college football preview!

College football is coming! The Daly Dose Sports Podcast brings you a college football preview! We look at the top teams, players, and count down the Top 5 reasons that we love college football! Check out Episode 40!

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