Daly Dose #85 It’s Christmas in July

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we do our best to avoid the smothering heat of summer! We go back and review a few past winter holiday episodes to try and cool off. We remember some things we are thankful for, Christmas wish lists, and a few New Years resolutions, plus we look back at the biggest stories from the NFL, the NBA, MLB, NCAA footballNCAA basketball, tennis, MMA, and yes even some horse racing. It is Christmas in July on Episode 85 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast!

Listen here: Episode 85 It’s Christmas in July

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Daly Dose #84 The 2016 Dosey Awards

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we host the 2nd annual Daly Dose Dosey Awards Show, where we hand out a number of awards for achievement in sports and Daly Dose style excellence. Whether it is the top moments in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, College Football or College Basketball we look back at some of the most deserving contributors. Fight of the Year, Driver of the Year, Championship Performance of the Year, and yes even the American Soccer Moment of the Year are but a few of the awards that we hand out, and as usual, they never end up going to the most obvious choices.

Listen to Episode #84 here: The 2nd Annual Dosey Awards!

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Scientists warn: Warriors bandwagon cannot support growing population

Oakland, CA- With the recent addition of forward Kevin Durant, scientists are warning that the Golden State Warriors bandwagon is nearing a very unhealthy capacity.

Researchers from the National Science Foundation are warning the general public that the bandwagon is nearing the extent of it’s sustainability, and that it could struggle to support the growing population.

“Look, we already knew that the Warriors bandwagon was pretty full.” stated leading researcher Vincent McKinney. “But when they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals that population dropped to a more healthy level.”

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“However, with the addition of Kevin Durant, we are seeing those numbers skyrocket. People are talking about this team going undefeated. There is talk that they could win 200 games next season. I mean, that is physically impossible. But right now logic is not entering into the equation.” McKinney continued.

On Monday, Durant announced that he would sign a two-year deal, with a one-year option, to join the back-to-back Western Conference Champs.

“But super teams don’t always win.” McKinney continued. “And when this happened a few years ago in Miami, we saw a high number of injuries when people fell off of a bandwagon that was filled to capacity.We are hoping to avoid a similar incident right now, but no one is listening.”

 

Daly Dose #83 The 2015-2016 NBA Awards

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we look back at the 2015-2016 NBA season and some of our memories from a very interesting year. We pick some winners and losers from the NBA Draft and wonder where some of the top free agents could wind up. Team USA Basketball made some interesting selections for their roster and we have some concerns about how they might do at the Olympics in Rio. Plus there are some season ending NBA Awards, reflections on both Pat Summitt and Buddy Ryan, and we count down the Top 5 NBA Draft steals of all time!

Listen to Episode 83

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Daly Dose #82 Recapping the NBA Finals

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast we break down what happened in the NBA Finals. How did the Cleveland Cavaliers come all the way back to beat the Golden State Warriors? We also take a look at the longest droughts in the Big 4 sports, and give a quick NBA Draft preview. Plus OJ: Made in America, the mess at the US Open, some Copa America talk, and who isn’t going to win at the Olympics in Rio. Finally our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down the best seasons that did not end with a championship.

Listen to: Episode 82!

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In last ditch effort to make Finals interesting, NBA suspends Draymond Green

The 2016 NBA Finals has struggled to live up to past seasons and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will not take it lying down.

Through the first four games, the outcomes between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have been determined by a difference of a whopping 89 points, or 22 points per game.

The Warriors now lead the series 3-1, and Las Vegas currently has the Cavaliers as a -2500 underdog to come back and win the championship.

Television ratings are down, the series could end early, and the games themselves have been nearly unwatchable.

But Adam Silver has a plan.

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Silver suspended Warriors forward Draymond Green for Game 5 on Monday night after assessing Green a Flagrant 1 foul for his role in a play in Game 4.

The play in question came with less than three minutes remaining as Green and Cavaliers forward LeBron James got tangled and Green fell to the floor.

James then stepped over Green, and the Warriors forward blindly swung his arm and appeared to make contact with James.

James immediately turned around and the two players went chest-to-chest before being separated.

NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki Vandeweghe announced the decision on Sunday. “The cumulative points system is designed to deter flagrant fouls in our game,” Vandeweghe said in a statement. “While Draymond Green’s actions in Game 4 do not merit a suspension as a standalone act, the number of flagrant points he has earned triggers a suspension for Game 5.”

“We realize that he was probably deserving of a suspension following his kick of Steven Adams in the Oklahoma City Thunder series, but at the time the Warriors were down 3-1. We desperately needed Draymond to play. Now with the Warriors up 3-1 we can sit him down and hopefully tighten this series up.”

Is the NBA concerned about being so transparent in their intentions to manipulate the outcome of games?

“Well, we do have to be cautions.” Vandeweghe stated. “This isn’t WWE. We must keep the integrity of the game intact. But if Game 5 is too close we are also looking at suspending Klay Thompson for making three pointers and Stephen Curry for those ugly ‘Chef Curry’ shoes.”

 

 

Daly Dose #79 The NBA Finals preview

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint breaks down the NBA Finals. Both teams took different roads to get there, as the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to overcome the Toronto Raptors pretty easily, but the Golden State Warriors had to fight to a Game 7 to get past the Oklahoma City Thunder. How was Golden State able to come back from a 3-1 deficit and why they didn’t that turn that switch earlier?

Plus which team will prevail in the NBA Finals? We break the series down Daly Dose style.

Who is the most hated player in the NFL? We have a candidate that might surprise you.

We take a quick look at the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks and why it might be worth your time to actually watch some hockey.

Plus Memorial Day, public swimming pools, and the Top 5 greatest NBA back-courts of all time.

Check out Episode 79!

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Daly Dose Poll: What are you most looking forward to in the NBA Finals?

The NBA Finals are set!

The Golden State Warriors outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder to move on and face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.

We asked readers what they are most looking forward to in the series.

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Daly Dose Sports Podcast #76 The Daly Dose Top 5

This week on Episode 76 of the Daly Dose Sports Podcast Clint talks some news from the world of boxing. Everyone is saying that Canelo Alvarez is going to fight Gennady Golovkin. Don’t get too excited. Plus we look at the NBA Playoffs and a few stories from the league. Finally we count down the Top five reaasons that you should be checking out the Daly Dose Top 5 every single week! Check out Episode 76!

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Golden State goes back to playing right-handed to beat the Hawks

After losing to the Portland Trailblazers 137-105 on Friday night the Golden State Warriors announced that they would go back to playing right handed.

They beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 on Monday night.

“Look, we were bored and we wanted to try something different.” said Warriors guard Stephen Curry. “We thought it might be fun to just play with our weak hand but this is the NBA and we just can’t do that every night.”

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The Warriors are now 50-5 with 27 games left to play, and the margin for error is small, if they are going to break the 1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a season.

Coach Steve Kerr spoke after the Warriors slipped past the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

“The guys wanted to give it a shot against Portland and just play with their left hand. And it was fun for awhile, we got away with it in the first half. But coming down the stretch it was just too much.” Kerr said. “They can’t do that stuff anymore.”

“We have actually done it before.” confessed Curry. “We beat the Lakers by like 35 earlier this year playing left-handed, and we beat the Grizzlies by 50 in November, when we all only took shots with our eyes closed. But in this highly competitve league we can’t just mess around. We have to be more serious. Although we are going to each just wear one shoe on Wednesday against Miami.”