Daly Dose 12-04-19 Previewing the CFB conference championships

This week on the Daly Dose, we remember the fallacy of athletic protective cups, discuss a number of things that we have learned over the past week in sports, and quickly preview the upcoming college football conference title games!

What did we learn from the Ohio State vs Michigan game, and from the Iron Bowl? What did we learn from the Dallas Cowboys loss on Thanksgiving? We saw one NFL quarterback’s era possibly begin on Sunday, but did we see another one’s end? Should the New England Patriots be concerned about their recent struggles? In the NBA, we learned about a defensive stopper that we didn’t know existed, and one former player can’t be happy about it. 

We preview the upcoming college football conference championship games, and how they are going to impact the College Football Playoff that will be announced on Sunday!

Finally, we saw history in college football last weekend, as Jim Harbaugh became the first coach to lose his first five games in the Ohio State vs. Michigan series. Today, our Daly Dose Top 5 counts down five other firsts that Harbaugh has accomplished in his amazing career! 

Daly Dose 08-28-19 Our 2019 College Football Preview Part 2

This week on the Daly Dose, the New England Patriots get some scary news, one NFL team is interested in a female kicker, and we explain why people should cut Andrew Luck a break!

Then, we finish up our 019 College Football season preview! Last week, we covered the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, and even some Independents and small conferences. This week, we take a closer look at the Pac 12. Can the West Coast get back into the national picture? Then, we discuss the Southeastern Conference. Will the Alabama Crimson Tide be the top team yet again? 

Plus, we make our picks for the Heisman Trophy, and even predict who the final four teams will be to make the College Football Playoff!

Daly Dose 07-24-19 Just one month until college football

his week on the Daly Dose, today is former MLB slugger Barry Bonds’ birthday! How would he look in today’s game?

The NFL’s hypocrisy rears its ugly head once again in the handling of Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, and Northern Ireland witnessed something straight out of a Hollywood script at The Open this past weekend! Just don’t be surprised when Hollywood bungles the story.

Then, with college football just one month away, we take an early look at what to expect this season! We preview some of the top teams, top players, dark horse candidates, and coaches that are starting off the year already on the hot seat!

Finally, our Daly Dose Top 5 looks back at some of the biggest underdogs in college football history, as we count down the top 5 college football walk ons of all time!


Daly Dose 11-30-18 Avoiding that Super Bowl hangover

Friday on the Daly Dose, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off an impressive upset of the New Orleans Saints last night. Can they be a contender in the NFC?

We are previewing what should be a very good weekend in sports including a few college football conference championships.

Then, with the Philadelphia Eagles trying to get back on track, we take a look a the top 5 Super Bowl Champions that struggled the most to defend their titles!

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Daly Dose 11-12-18 Some former Patriots get some revenge

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

Some former New England Patriots players got what had to be some sweet revenge, are we seeing some flaws in the Pats this year? We are done talking about one NFL player, the New Orleans Saints still need a wide receiver, and the Cleveland Browns got a big win on Sunday.

In college football, we could have a new contender for the Heisman trophy, the Big 10 will have a surprising participant in their title game, and a Utah running back needs a better bedtime ritual.

Then, we saw a big trade in the NBA, and one national championship winning coach adds to his already impressive resume!

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Daly Dose 10-23-18 A tale of two QBs

Tuesday on the Dose, the first AP college basketball poll is out, and we have noticed what a few of the top teams have in common.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau makes a very confusing statement, and we take a look at a few of the winners and losers from the weekend in college football and the NFL!

Two NFL quarterbacks are going very different ways this season, and we tell you why we are all losers this week. Plus, in college football, we have both a winner and a few losers from the Big 10 Conference, and the Pac 12 reminds us of a lesson that we all should have already known!

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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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North

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.

 

South

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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Daly Dose #96 Teams that are under the radar

This week on the Daly Dose Sports Podcast, we take a look at a few teams that might be lurking under the radar.

With the Major League Baseball playoffs nearly upon us, who are a few of the teams that could surprise everyone in the postseason?

And we are starting to figure out which teams are the contenders in college football, but which darkhorses could sneak into playoff contention?

Sure, we know the favorites in the NFL, but there are a few other teams to keep an eye on.

With the passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer, we take a look at a few other sports personalities that could have a drink named after them.

And with the loss of young superstar Jose Fernandez, we count down the Top 5 athletes that we lost too soon, that might not be the first that will come to your mind.

Be sure to check out Episode 96: Teams that are under the radar!

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