Indiana Sports activities Radio Host Will get Facet Gig To Make Up For Misplaced Hoops Bets

Posted on: May 23, 2021, 9:01 am

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If you’re on sports media, chances are you’ll get a side appearance every now and then. Most of the time it is industry tied and usually a sport that you cover. Dan Dakich, an Indianapolis-based sports talk host, has reportedly taken a different route.

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If you’re ordering dinner delivery in Indianapolis in the near future, don’t be surprised if this guy brings it to you. Sports radio local host Dan Dakich said in a recent interview that he had taken up a delivery gig as a sideline to make up for the money he lost betting on the NCAA tournament. (Image: ESPN)

In an interview with Barrett Sports Media, Dakich, who played and coached college basketball, admitted he was delivering meals on the side after losing an unknown amount of money in the NCAA basketball tournament.

He said he was back from work and “lost the value of a dollar”.

He first applied to a nearby hardware store, but then met DoorDash and GrubHub from his stepson. It’s now something he does four or five times a week.

I had to punish myself, you don’t just piss off your money, ”he said in the BSM interview. “My wife called me an idiot and said I didn’t have to, but I wanted to because I preached the value of a dollar to so many people.”

Dakich’s show runs from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET on 93.5 / 107.5 The Fan. BSM ranked it as the best mid-market lunchtime show of 2020 by BSM in 2020. He is popular in Indiana after playing under legendary Hoosiers coach Bobby Knight in the mid-1980s.

Dakich Known for confrontation, controversy

Dakich may also have to rely on this delivery appearance to not just make up for losing bets. In recent years he has also been the color commentator for ESPN college basketball television shows.

An often controversial personality in the sports media, he has been criticized for a number of attitudes over the years. Last year he called one student a “meth head” in the air. Then he told the audience that he could “beat the hell” a small town school board member after a basketball coach was fired.

He deleted his Twitter account earlier this year after spat with college professors about Jalen Johnson’s decision to leave Duke before the end of the season. According to Awful Announcing, this led him to beat up and verbally abuse at least one of the professors on a subsequent radio show.

This incident led ESPN to issue a statement that network officials were investigating what had happened.

Last month, Dakich told his listeners that he assumed the sports network wasn’t bringing him back.

Indiana sports betting market still going strong

Whatever Dakich wagered, assuming he wagered legally using licensed state sports betting, it helped Indiana have a strong month for sports betting in March.

The Indiana Gaming Commission reported a handle of $ 316.7 million for the month. Of that, $ 160.7 million was wagered on basketball. Bettors put another $ 77.5 million on parlays, many of which likely included tires.

Indianapolis, which hosted the entire NCAA tournament, certainly helped this March.

With the end of college basketball in early April, the influence of the state fell more than $ 80 million to just $ 236.4 million. Basketball, including the NCAA Final Four and regular season NBA action, still accounted for $ 76.1 million in bets.

With that handle number, Indiana is still one of the best legal sports betting markets in the country.

Sports betting reported adjusted gross revenue of $ 20.1 million in April, which earned the state $ 1.9 million in taxes.

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