Daily Noontime – June 17, 2011

The Boston Bruins - Black and Gold Fan Base is still in Awe!

Happy Friday to everyone, but also, welcome to yet another weekend in 2011, wahoo! Here’s today’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* According to some Boston Bruins fans, this particular NHL Stanley Cup championship seems like one BIG DREAM, but really, it happened.

* So, the Vancouver Canucks indeed lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7, but what exactly did the riots teach hockey fans?

* While it sounds like the NFL is close to a new CBA, some owners apparently are not interested in finishing the deal.

* The Boston Red Sox maybe in first place of the American League East division, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for the local nine.

* Finally, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio are officially on the same page for the upcoming NBA season.

* The Dallas Mavericks championship celebration continued on Thursday, as the squad celebrated with a parade in the Lone Star State.

Games to Watch: 

*  New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 2:20pm eastern

* Milwaukee at Boston (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Texas at Atlanta (MLB) – 7:35pm eastern

* San Francisco at Oakland (MLB) – 10:05pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

I think it is appropriate, especially after the Boston Bruins won the cup on Wednesday to re-live Jack Edwards heroic post-game speech. 

Daily Noontime – May 27, 2011

The Heat are headed back to the NBA Finals, but this time, can they win it?

Happy Friday to everyone! A brand new weekend is upon us, so sit back, relax and enjoy today’s headlines! Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! 

Headlines: 

* The Miami Heat did it! They beat the Sixers, Celtics and Bulls and now, they’ll advance to the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks.

* Apparently, some believe that LeBron James displayed his acting skills against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, but who knows? He is headed back to the NBA Finals for the second time in his career and one has to wonder, will he win it?

* Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals is on Friday and now the only question remains, who will win? Boston or Tampa Bay?

* As for the Tampa Bay Lightning, they hope they’ll be able to score early and often, as well as beat Tim Thomas.

* According to sources, San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is likely out for the rest of the season.

* The NFL needs to have a new CBA by July 4, otherwise, don’t expect a professional football season this fall.

Games to Watch: 

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

* Philadelphia at New York Mets (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Cleveland at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Tampa Bay at Boston (NHL Playoffs) – 8:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

It’s Game 7 at the TD Garden and yes, we are excited! 

NFL Draft Talk with Carl Desberg

The 2011 NFL Draft is upon us, which means Noontime Sports is ready for the first round to begin on Thursday. So, with that being said, here is our conversation with Carl Desberg (Boston Sports Then and Now) about the Draft itself, as well as the NFL Lockout and New England Patriots.

Matt Noonan: What would you say is the biggest and most important item the Patriots need to address in the NFL Draft?

Carl Desberg: Offensive line – protect Tom Brady. Matt Light a free agent. If they don’t draft a tackle, it gives him a lot of leverage. Also, on the interior, Logan Mankins is unhappy and Dan Connolly is very solid backup, but has never been asked to do it for more than 16 games, (although he proved durable and versatile last year).

MN: Going into the draft, which Patriots unit could be considered the weakest? Which one is the strongest? Also, how can the weaker unit be improved, if not through the Draft?

CD: The obvious answer is outside linebacker, which is the weakest Patriots unite. I’ll venture to say wide receiver for sake of the argument.

Wes Welker, I believe is entering the last year of his deal, Deion Branch is solid receiver in the Patriots system, but also is entering his last year too. Brandon Tate is inconsistent, although does help spread the field. Second year player Taylor Price looked very good in week 17 last season after being inactive for practically the entire year.

Improved if not through the draft? Chad Ochocinco! Strongest position has to be the quarterback, duh! Brady just signed a lucrative extension and backup Brian Hoyer is a well respected and affordable backup.

MN: Out of all the college players who are entering the draft this year, which will have the most promising career?

CD: I’ll say, Anthony Castonzo from Boston College. He could be a bookend on the line for over a decade for any team. Boston College does an exceptional job with producing great offensive lineman. 

MN: Yes, the Judge lifted the NFL Lockout ban on Monday, but still, so much has to occur before players can actually work out and return to their day-to-day roles with the organization. How much has this current off-season downgraded the NFL as a whole and in your opinion, will there be a season come September? Yes or No? Why?

CD: I don’t think the NFL has been downgraded. If no games are missed (and it sounds like owners and players may be forced to head back to the bargaining tables), then a new CBA will strengthen the league as a whole for years to come. Any new deal will improve the game and league, one would have to think.

MN:How much would not having a NFL season hurt the league, players and fans? Would college football then dominate the football world? Would football fans flock to the NHL or MLB instead?

CD: I don’t think it would affect fans, especially if games were missed. 

MN: Finally, assuming that there is a season, which Patriots game on the schedule will be one of those “can’t miss games?”

CD: Both games against the Jets are can’t miss television, especially after their playoff loss this past season. They are truly the Patriots rival passing the Indianapolis Colts.

Follow Carl Desberg on Twitter (@InBostonSports). 

Daily Noontime – March 4, 2011

Just seems like the NFL will be locked out soon!

Well, here is another Friday and weekend, wahoo! So, let’s kick off the weekend on the right foot with your Daily Noontime, so here is your daily dose of news, headlines and video of the day!

Headlines:

* The NFL extended its CBA and Lockout talks for an additional 24-hours, but really, is this going to change anything?

* While the NFL and NFLPA figure out if there will indeed a be a season in 2011, various teams are locking up players. The San Diego Chargers officially have signed former Indianapolis Colts safety, Bob Sanders.

* According to Sacramento’s mayor, seems like the Kings will be “likely” moving.

* Sure, the NFL may have CBA issues, but so does the MLB believe it or not.

* When first or third base coaches attempt to assist their team on the base path, it may not be a bad thing to watch the game, so they don’t get hit in the head or face.

* Could the NBA and its fans consider New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul the next coming of Utah Jazz great, John Stockton?

* It was quite an exciting one in Florida Thursday, as the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Miami Heat, 99-96.

Games to Watch:

* Chicago at Orlando (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Oklahoma City at Atlanta (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Miami at San Antonio (NBA) – 9:30pm eastern

* Dallas at Anaheim (NHL) – 10:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

President Barack Obama tells the Union that he will not get involved with the NFL CBA talks!


Daily Noontime – March 1, 2011

Will Troy Murphy choose the Celtics or Heat?

Good morning to everyone and welcome to the Daily Noontime for Tuesday March 1, 2011! Yes, it is indeed March, which means spring is upon us, so while you wait for the warm weather, here is your headlines, news and video of the day.

Headlines:

* The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat are interested in a few “buy-outs,” but on in particular is Troy Murphy.

*Time is running out with the NFL and their new CBA agreement, but the question now is can they reach a settlement between now and March 4?

* Here are just a few thoughts on where the NBA “buy-outs” will land.

* How good is Kansas State’s men’s basketball team? Possibly, too good. On Monday, Kansas State upset #5 Texas, 75-70.

* Good news came for Boston Red Sox pitcher, Josh Beckett on Monday after being struck in the head by a baseball.

Games to Watch:

* New York Knicks at Orlando (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Dallas at Philadelphia (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Buffalo at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Montreal at Atlanta (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Please tell me you love watching players knock down a half court shot?


 

POLL QUESTION: Will there be a NFL season in September?

It is Friday, which means, POLL QUESTION time! Every Friday we will be posting a poll on our site and want, you to share your voice! Also, make sure to tune into Noontime Sports the Radio Show every Saturday from 1-2pm eastern on the Money Matters Radio Network!


Daily Noontime – February 4, 2011

Maimi keeps on rolling, as LeBron James recorded 51-points on Thursday.

Welcome to Friday everyone, the weekend is here! Despite all the cold weather, snow and rain, Noontime Sports is here to deliver our Daily Noontime for February 4, 2011, so without further ado, have an awesome day and great weekend!

Headlines:

* With the Super Bowl ready to be played on Sunday, it is time for some picks, so here is one , but who did they pick, the Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers?

* Due to loads of NFL fans flocking to Dallas, Texas, for the Super Bowl, extra security will be needed to keep everyone safe!

* The Miami Heat will be represented at the NBA All-Star game this year in Los Angles, California. In fact, the “Big Three” will all be there, so get excited to see Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James play with the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

* The NCAA National Signing day is over, its done, but apparently Floyd Raven‘s mother helped her son by forging his signature, whoops!

* The NFL Union continues to struggle with agreeing toward a new CBA, but after a meeting yesterday with DeMaurice Smith it certainly seems uncertain if there will be football come September.

* The Los Angles Lakers continued their struggles on Thursday when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs at the buzzer.

* The NBA has fined the New York Knicks $200,000 for an illegal “draft workout.”

* It is time to reflect on New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte who plans to retire from the MLB on Friday.

Games to Watch:

* Buffalo at Pittsburgh (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Los Angles Clippers at Atlanta (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Dallas at Boston (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* Chicago at Vancouver (NHL) – 10:00pm eastern

* Utah at Denver (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

It just seems right that Texas hosts a Super Bowl, despite the cold weather!


Daily Noontime – January 27, 2011

Happy Thursday to everyone and for all of us in the Northeast, welcome to yet another snowy day! Despite the bad weather or winter, Noontime Sports keeps rolling on and so does the Daily Noontime too. Here are our headlines, games to watch and of course, an awesome video of the day!

Headlines:

* The NFL is still trying to work on a new CBA for the upcoming 2011 season, but what makes this story so interesting, higher executives are willing to cut their pay too!

* The New York Jets will need to open their checkbooks if they plan to keep Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie next season.

* Its official, the women in Pittsburgh love Troy Polamalu‘s jersey and surely, we can expect many of them wearing that particular shirt in Dallas at the Super Bowl.

* You choose, Kevin Durant or Kevin Love? Both great players and true NBA studs, but on Wednesday, Durant scored 47-points in overtime. Can we say that he is indeed the next MJ?

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to advance to the Australian Open final, should be exciting!

* Apparently the New York Knicks are atop the NBA’s most  valuable franchises and is right above the Los Angles Lakers.

Games to Watch:

* Miami at New York (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* Boston at Portland (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

This might hurt! Never do this when playing organized tennis!


Daily Noontime – January 13, 2011

Well despite all the snow, lets at least keep our fingers crossed lots of sunshine here in the Northeast. Anyways, it is Thursday and yes, another week is slowly coming to a close… again… so, without further ado, here is your Daily Noontime for January 13, 2011!

Headlines:

* It is still early, but University of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will take his time to decide if he wants to enter the NFL Draft this April.

* More information is being revealed about the NFL and a possible lockout, which looms over the league, even as of now in January.

* Could the Seattle Seahawks leave Chicago this weekend with a victory? Stranger things have happened!

* Miami Heat forward/guard LeBron James apparently has an explanation for all of his nasty tweets against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

* The Duke Blue Devils 25-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday by the unranked Florida State Seminoles.

* Could the former New York Yankees and Los Angles Dodgers manager, Joe Torre, be on his way to his next MLB position?

* Has the MLB even realized that their poor playoff ratings could translate into a terrible numbers in 2011 for watching baseball on television?

* Things may actually be starting to look up for the New York Rangers who apparently have a team of young hungry players that want to win.

Games to Watch:

* Philadelphia at Boston (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Vancouver at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* Orlando at Oklahoma City (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* Miami at Denver (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Antonio Cromartie is the New York Jet who is responsible for calling Tom Brady names, but why doesn’t he just focus on figuring out how many kids he has first!