Daily Noontime – August 30, 2011

Mark Sanchez got the better of Eli Manning on Monday!

It’s Tuesday, which means the week is slowly moving along. Here’s the headlines and news of the day, so enjoy, friends! 

Headlines: 

* The New York Jets flew past the New York Giants on Monday in an impressive win.

* Is it possible to think that Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is underrated? If so, why? Well, here’s some reasons why Phillies fans shouldn’t be too concerned about their playoff pitching situation.

* The Philadelphia Eagles reached deep into their pockets on Monday and handed quarterback Michael Vick a brand new six-year, $100 million contract.

* Good news for Indianapolis Colts fans, quarterback Peyton Manning will ease his way back into practice mode, especially since he’s officially off the physically unable to perform list.

* The first game of a critical regular season series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees is on Tuesday and certainly the AL East division lead is on the line.

* Alex Rodriguez will be day-to-day going forward and could certainly miss the Red Sox-Yankees series.

Games to Watch: 

* Oakland at Cleveland (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* New York Yankees at Boston (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

* Tampa Bay at Texas (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern 

* Chicago Cubs at San Francisco (MLB) – 10:15pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

In case you missed Manning’s interview with the media on Monday, here’s the clip! 

Daily Noontime – August 24, 2011

Well, the great Pat Summitt will continue to coach Tennessee despite health issues!

It’s officially HUMP day, which means it’s Wednesday, wahoo! Happy Wednesday everyone and of course, here’s the news and headlines of the day, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Well, news broke on Tuesday that Pat Summitt plans to continue coaching the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team despite current health issues. In fact, one of her former players, Michelle Marciniak had some interesting words to share about this situation.

* Apparently, NASCAR’s Kyle Busch is going to lose his license for 45 days due to a speeding incident recently.

* So, Reggie Bush is eager to help the Miami Dolphins succeed… hmmm… does this sound right? Really, are you expecting Mr. Bush to be the savior? If so, raise your hand!

* Good news New York Yankees fans, Alex Rodriguez is planning to deal out all of his information to the MLB on Friday, as well as explain his gambling addiction too.

* This is bizarre… St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was struck by an injury bug on Tuesday, but not just any kind of bug, yet instead, a moth in his right ear.

* Due to the ongoing NBA lockout, Los Angles Clippers star Blake Griffin has decided to do an internship at FunnyOrDie.com.

Games to Watch: 

* Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (MLB) – 12:35pm eastern 

* Boston at Texas (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* Detroit at Tampa Bay (MLB) -7:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

The Little League World Series is always an enjoyable event, especially when a player dances in left field, right? 

Daily Noontime – August 15, 2011

Yet again, Tim Wakefield struggled and didn't earn his 200th career win on the mound!

Good Monday to everyone and welcome into yet another Daily Noontime, wahoo! Come on, where’s the excitement? OK… OK… We understand, it’s Monday, but in the meantime, check out our headlines and news of the day! 

Headlines: 

* Yet again, Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield struggled and didn’t earn his 200th career win on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners.

* According to reports, New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez plans to rejoin the team this week after surgery.

* Apparently the SEC committee didn’t exactly shut the door on Texas A&M, but instead, allowing the process to “play itself out.”

Keegan Bradley was apparently proud of his perfect putt, which helped him secure his first U.S. PGA tournament win.

* The New York Jets and Houston Texans will battle against one another on Monday in a preseason game and apparently Rex Ryan is ready to display his offense in the “opener.”

* The NFL indeed has some new rules, especially some that revolves around the kicking game, which isn’t making fans, players or coaches happy.

Games to Watch: 

* San Francisco at Atlanta (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Minnesota at Detroit (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* New York Jets at Houston (NFL Preseason) – 8:00pm eastern 

* New York Yankees at Kansas City (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern 

* Texas at Los Angles of Anaheim Angels (MLB) – 10:05pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

In case you missed it, here’s an awesome video recapping the month of July! 

Daily Noontime – August 10, 2011

Should the San Diego Chargers move to Los Angles?

Good Wednesday to everyone! It’s officially “hump day,” which means the weekend is almost here, wahoo! Anyways, here’s the day’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* There’s a slight possibility according to reports that the San Diego Chargers could be on the move to Los Angles, California.

* According to multiple reports, New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is looking for a roommate, but not just anyone, yet instead a season ticket-holder.

* Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has deemed one of his biggest off-season possessions, Albert Haynesworth, “day-to-day,” but what exactly does that mean?

* On Tuesday, the MLB announced that they’ll be meeting soon with New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to discuss his poker and gambling addiction.

* Keep your eyes on the Boston Red Sox, as yet again, they won another game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

* It seems that finally, yes, finally, the Denver Broncos quarterback competition is “over,” but who really knows, right?

Games to Watch: 

*Pittsburgh at San Francisco (MLB) – 3:45pm eastern 

* Chicago White Sox at Baltimore (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Boston at Minnesota (MLB) – 8:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Dan Uggla recorded yet another hit on Tuesday and now his hit streak is at 30-games, wow! 

Just a Few Burning Thoughts on Sports

Alex Rodriguez may not be the "coolest" person these days, as the MLB heats up their investigation.

By Matt Noonan 

It’s Wednesday and yes, it’s officially “hump day,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t react to more than one news story, right? Here’s just a few burning topics, as well as my “two-cents.”

Osi Umenyiora, [New York Giants/Defensive End]: So, apparently the New York “Football” Giants were entertaining offers from various teams around the league in regards to acquiring their defensive end, but eventually stopped their madness and literally stated, “Nope, you can’t have our guy.” Hmm…why doesn’t this make sense? Seriously, I thought the G-Men wanted to use Umenyiora as trade bait? Also, didn’t they lower the asking price from a first-round pick to a second-round pick? All in all, the talented, but also injury prone defensive end is a vital part of Tom Coughlin’s defense, yet now that he’s disgruntled, who knows what will happen. Perhaps the Giants will offer him a new contract?

Alex Rodriguez [New York Yankees/Third Base]: Apparently the MLB is currently investigating A-Rod’s underground gambling addiction, as well as a poker game that got out of control. If the real truth is revealed, then it’s most likely that the Yankees will lose Mr. Hollywood for the rest of the season. However, I’m sure many Bostonians and New Englanders wouldn’t mind, right? In Boston, Rodriguez is considered a schmuck, so I’m sure many Red Sox fans will sleep happily, especially if he did indeed get into some sort of altercation. Although, what exactly happened to Pete Rose?

Denver Broncos Quarterback Controversy: This might not be the biggest piece of news, but seriously, if you’re Broncos head coach John Fox, do you start Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow? Well, I’d say it’s a given that you’d go with the experience, right? Seriously, why wouldn’t you start Orton? Despite the fact that he was on the trading block to begin the NFL off-season, he’s at least got experience under his belt. I’m sure Tebow will be a fine quarterback in this league, but really, do you want your quarterback of the future to get dinged up? Orton is a few years away from calling it quits, plus is the best option for a team that lacks a great deal of experience or success, so, my guess… stick with Orton, John, you’ll be happy.

 

Red Sox Recap 7/24/11

By Andy Lindberg

In the week and a half after the All-Star break and heading into the trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox racked up an impressive 7-2 record and extended their division lead to three games over the New York Yankees.  The Red Sox have been able to win consistently even with Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz on the disabled list.  Lester is due back Monday and will try to continue to improve on Boston’s AL-best 62-37 record.

For the Carl Crawford haters out there, Crawford picked up where he left off since re-joining the Red Sox after the All-Star break.  In his first game back against Baltimore, Crawford had two hits and has picked up the steal rate over the week as well.  This has provided Boston a gigantic boost in the outfield with Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury, and the white-hot Josh Reddick patrolling right field.

Ellsbury seems to have found the power switch without sacrificing the rest of his game in the process.  Ellsbury hit two homers in the series finale against Baltimore and hit a mammoth 449-foot blast to Williamsburg off of Felix Hernandez and the Mariners at Fenway in game one of that series.

Josh Beckett continues to be nearly unhittable, allowing one hit in eight innings against Tampa Bay and beating Seattle after allowing only one run in seven innings.

More importantly, the Red Sox have pushed Tampa Bay back far enough to the point where it is now a two-horse race in the AL East once again.  With the trade deadline approaching at the end of this week, I am hard-pressed to see Boston making any significant moves.  They may acquire some starting pitching depth, but outside of that, a payer like Carlos Beltran isn’t worth the price when low-cost prospects from the farm system like Josh Reddick fill in quite well.  Boston is slowly getting some pieces back together from the DL, and with Alex Rodriguez of New York sidelined until late August, now is the time for the Red Sox to put some considerable distance between themselves and the Yankees.

Tim Wakefield pitched the final game of the series against Seattle and although he gave up seven runs, he earned career win number 199 and struck out his 2000th batter.  With Wakefield being only one win away from 200 for his career, many have be asking the question of whether or not Wakefield is a Hall of Famer.  So I leave it up to the reader to decide.  Look at the poll below and decide.

Daily Noontime – July 11, 2011

Team USA defeated Brazil, but now, one has to wonder, where do they go from here?

What’s up and what’s good my friends? Happy Monday to everyone, including all the mother’s and father’s across America because really they deserve some love too, right?

Any who, enough ranting, here’s the Daily Noontime for Monday July 11, 2011! 

Headlines: 

* Sunday was an exciting day for the United States of America, as they turned their attention to a sport that no one truly cares about…soccer, but really, Women’s World Cup soccer ruled the airwaves, as fans watched Team USA beat Brazil in shootouts.

* According to some reports, Team USA showed “guts” in order to beat the Brazilians in the first round of “knock-outs” on Sunday in Germany.

* Monday promises to be an exciting evening for all MLB fans, as the All-Star game festivities continue with the home run derby at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

* We’ve heard this story so many times, but now, sources believe the NFL is “moving closer to a deal.”

* New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will miss the next four to six weeks due to knee surgery.

* Apparently some believe that Yao Ming‘s retirement from basketball could impact the NBA in the future.

Games to Watch: 

MLB All-Star Game – Home Run Derby – 8:00pm eastern

Video to Watch: 

Remember how excited San Francisco Giants fans were last year? Could happen again, right?