Daily Noontime – February 2, 2012

Paul Pierce tallied 17 points on Wednesday, which sparked the Celtics to defeat the Raptors, 100-64! (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s get started.

* The Boston Celtics earned their second consecutive win on Wednesday, and their 11th of the season, as they walloped the Toronto Raptors, 100-64. Paul Pierce finished the contest with 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Boston will return to the court on Friday when they host the New York Knicks.

* Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told reporters that he’s excited for spring training to begin, and plans to arrive in Florida a few days before pitchers and catchers are expected. However, Valentine is planning on having a “volunteer” workout on Feb. 16, but will anyone attend? We’ll find out!

* Chris Canty told reporters on Wednesday that he’s expecting to have a great game on Sunday and then a parade on Tuesday in New York. The former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman has certainly enjoyed his time with the Giants, but also seems confident that Big Blue will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Thursday evening when they welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to the TD Garden, and according to head coach Claude Julien, he’ll have some news/updates on Nathan Horton‘s (mild concussion) condition.

Countdown to Super Bowl XLVI: Recapping Media Day (Links)

The New England Patriots players seemed to enjoy Media Day! (Photo Credit: TimesUnion.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Tuesday, which means we’re inching closer to Sunday’s big game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants. Although, while we anxiously count down the hours, minutes and seconds, let’s continue our series, “Countdown to the Super Bowl” with a few highlights and links from Media Day.

* Media Day’s are normally filled with a variety of thought provoking, as well as silly and bizarre questions. Do you think someone asked Bill Belichick to spell his receivers names? I don’t think so, but according to an article from the AP, we learn about some of the unusual questions that were asked on Tuesday.

* ESPNBoston.com provided an interesting blog that featured highlights of a Tedy Bruschi interview on The Herd with Chris Cowherd radio show. Bruschi talked about the big game and tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s injury.

* Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco reflected on this past year with New England, and talked with the NFL Network about the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl.

* New England quarterback Tom Brady certainly enjoyed his fifth “Media Day,” and handled the press “with aplomb.”

* According to ESPNNewYork.com – Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is excited to test the Patriots questionable secondary.

* The New York Times provides an interesting piece on quarterback Eli Manning, who spoke with reporters about his brother Peyton Manning, but not his future.

* It’s a total long shot, but could Giants head coach Tom Coughlin “be forging a legacy” if his team defeats the Patriots, again?

* The New York Daily News profiled Belichick’s “Media Day” experience.

Daily Noontime – January 31, 2012

Are you ready for Super Bowl Media Day? (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s just another day in paradise. Here are some headlines and news from the city of Boston, as well as the six states of New England.

* Tuesday marks the official Super Bowl “Media Day.” The New England Patriots will talk with reporters at 10AM, while the New York Giants will discuss the upcoming championship contest at 12PM. And according to reports, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to take part in Tuesday’s festivities. The tight end has been spotted sporting a boot these past few days due to an injury he sustained during the AFC Championship game.

* According to Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sports New England – Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz predicted on Monday that New York is going to beat New England in the Super Bowl. However, he didn’t have a score prediction, but assured the media, as well as the fans that Big Blue will return to the Big Apple with a “W.”

* The Boston Bruins will return home from their All-Star festivities on Tuesday to host the Ottawa Senators, while the Boston Celtics will head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.

* According to reports – Nathan Horton is still experiencing the effects of a mild concussion, which he sustained a few weeks ago against the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s not expected to return to the ice on Tuesday, but hopes to be back with the team soon.

Countdown to Super Bowl XLVI: Tom Brady’s Overconfident Words Links

Did Tom Brady actually predict victory against New York? (Photo Credit: Patriots.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

What did you think about Tom Brady‘s farewell speech to the fans on Sunday?

Was it wrong of him to motivate the New England Patriot die-hards? Do you think it’s “bulletin board” material for the New York Giants?

Well, no matter what you think, Noontime Sports decided that it would be necessary to do some research on this particular subject and dig up a few interesting articles and blogs.

Here is what we found, enjoy.

According to an interesting blog post on ESPNNewYork.com – the staff writers believe Tom Brady was a tad bit over confident on Sunday when he stated, “We’re going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.”

* The Los Angeles Times provided a rapid piece on Brady’s words, as well as how New York tabloids perceived his rallying cry.

* The New York Post published an article on Monday that mentioned how the Giants will certainly want to use Brady’s words for motivation.

* The USA Today crafted an intriguing piece about how Brady sparked a firestorm of emotions in New York on Monday.

* The Washington Post blogged about the New England QB’s words, and claimed these are “fighting words.”

* WEEI’s midday show, Mut & Merloni discusses Brady’s confidence, as well as dissects the so-called, “bulletin board material.”

* The New York Daily News suggested that Brady’s words of a future Super Bowl party will provide the necessary spark for the Giants in the Super Bowl.

Daily Noontime – January 30, 2012

Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics fell to Kyrie Irving on Sunday, 88-87! (Photo Credit: Lawrence.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Monday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime.

* The Boston Celtics four-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday evening, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Green and White, 88-87. Kyrie Irving sank the go-ahead bucket with roughly two-seconds left, which proved to be the difference in this particular contest. Ray Allen led the squad with 22 points, while Paul Pierce had 18 points and six rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they travel to Cleveland for a 7:00pm tip-off.

* The New England Patriots touched down in Indianapolis on Sunday, and will begin their preparations for Super Bowl XLVI on Monday. The New York Giants are slated to start their championship week practices on Wednesday.

* According to various reports – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently rocked the Big Apple on Sunday when he told New England fans at a Gillette Stadium rally/send-off that he plans to work hard this week, as well as help his team win a Super Bowl. He also stated, “We’re going to give it our best and hopefully we have a lot more people at our party next weekend.” Brady’s remarks have certainly shocked New Yorkers, as well as their media outlets, too.

* Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs told reporters on Sunday that he is “totally” behind Tim Thomas, who skipped out of last week’s White House Stanley Cup ceremony. Thomas drew a great deal of criticism for his actions, but we’re sure he feels a tad bit better, especially knowing that the owner is on his side, right?

Daily Noontime – January 27, 2012

The Boston Celtics rallied to defeat the Orlando Magic on Thursday, 91-83! (Photo Credit: TheState.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Friday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news to kick-start the weekend!

* The Boston Celtics overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic, 91-83 in Florida on Thursday. Paul Pierce tallied a team-high 24 points, while E’Twaun Moore recorded 16 points off the bench. Also, Boston held Orlando to just eight points during the final frame.

* The Celtics have now won three consecutive contests, and will look to earn their ninth overall win on Friday when they welcome the Indiana Pacers to the TD Garden for a 7:30pm tip.

* The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of outfielder Cody Ross on Thursday, and according to sources, he signed a one-year deal with $3 million.

* According to the USA Today – New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork expressed to the media recently that he’s going to give his best effort against the New York Giants next weekend in Super Bowl XLVI, as well as dedicate his play to his parents. Wilfork’s parents both past away when he was a college star at the University of Miami, and certainly, he’s going to be thinking of them during the entire game.

Daily Noontime – January 24, 2012

Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass each tallied 19 points, as Boston defeated Orlando on Monday! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Tuesday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines, news and more to jumpstart your day, enjoy!

* The Boston Celtics routed the Orlando Magic on Monday, 87-56. The Green and White have now won seven games this season, and are 5-5 at the TD Garden. Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass led the team with 19 points, whileKevin Garnett tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Thursday when they travel to Orlando for an 8:00pm tip-off.

* The Boston Bruins sported their “Sunday best” on Monday when they were welcomed to the White House to celebrate their most recent Stanley Cup Championship with President Obama. However, Tim Thomas did not accompany his team, and noted on his Facebook page that he decided to exercise his rights as a free citizen. The Black and Gold will be on the ice Tuesday evening when they face the Capitals in Washington D.C.

* New England was named the home team for Super Bowl XLVI, and will most likely elect to wear their blue uniforms against the New York Giants.

* Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft told reporters that he hasn’t watched any highlights from Super Bowl XLII. Kraft complimented the Giants effort, as well as their management, coaches and players, too. The Giants defeated the Patriots earlier this season, but none of the New England players consider this particular matchup “revenge” from their Super Bowl loss in 2008.