Tebow-Mania Spreads to New York City

Tim Tebow was introduced as a New York "Football" Jet on Monday, and apparently is ready to help Gang Green win a title! (Photo Credit: USA Today)

By Matt Noonan 

The New York Jets haven’t won a Super Bowl championship since January of 1969, but Monday’s Tim Tebow press conference certainly provided numerous Gang Green supporters with a great deal of optimism toward the upcoming campaign.

Tebow spoke with 200 credentialed media members for roughly 32 minutes on Monday at the Jets practice facility, and fielded questions from why he was “blessed” to be a Jet to his relationship with starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. The young gunslinger also preached about his relationship with the New York coaching staff, which possibly explains why he chose the Big Apple over Jacksonville, Florida.

“It’s such an honor for me to be here, and I’m so excited about being a Jet,” Tebow said via the team’s website. “I just want to thank the Broncos for my time in Denver – it was an amazing time. I want to thank my teammates and the fans for being such great teammates and such great fans, and I’m looking forward to my time here in New York and my time as a Jet.”

“I’m so honored and humbled to be a Jet. I’m so thankful that they wanted me, and I’m so excited about meeting my teammates,” added the Jets backup quarterback.

This particular type of press conference is rather unusual, especially for a backup quarterback, but due to the so-called, “Tebow hype,” as well as his success from last season, it wasn’t too surprising that various media members decided to greet the 24-year-old, as well as question him about joining a team that’s been the doormat to the Super Bowl the past three years in the American Football Conference.

“I’m excited to be a Jet – to go out there and help this team anyway that I can, and whatever my role is, however I can expand that role – I’m going to try and do that,” said Tebow.

Tebow will certainly be a major asset, especially since head coach Rex Ryan believes that his number will be called roughly 20 times per game. However, don’t anticipate any quarterback swap to occur because as various reports confirmed – Sanchez is going to be the starter once week one arrives.

“I think the exciting thing is that me and Mark have a great relationship,” Tebow said when asked about playing behind Sanchez. “We have had a good relationship for the last three-years, I think. We’ve been friends, we’ve [texted each other] back and fourth, we’ve talked already, and we’re going to have a great relationship and a great working relationship and I think we’ll have a lot of fun together.”

So, whether you like it or not, Tebow is officially a Jet and the excitement for him has definitely drifted from the Rocky Mountains to the city that never sleeps.

Daily Noontime – February 24, 2012

According to Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, no news has been reported about Jason Varitek's future in the MLB! (Photo Credit: Boston Herald)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, and before we break out into song and dance, let’s kick-start the weekend with some news and headlines from the Boston sports scene.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Friday evening when they skate against the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30pm. If the Black and Gold are able to salvage a win, they’d be able to earn their first back-to-back wins since January 10-12.

* The Boston Red Sox conducted their first official team workout on Thursday, as pitchers participated in live batting practice, so they could simulate pitching against an actual batter. Bobby Valentine was rather pleased with his numerous pitchers, especially Jon Lester and Daniel Bard. Also, GM Ben Cherington told the media that there was no current updates on team captain and catcher Jason Varitek, who is expected to make a decision on his big league career soon.

* New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told members of the media on Thursday that his “guarantees” were a mistake. He used that particular word to attempt to motivate his team, especially since Gang Green reached the AFC Championship contest twice over the past three seasons. Although, the head coach seems confident that the Jets will be able to turn the page, continue to have fun, and focus on the overall goal — winning a championship.

* The Harvard University men’s basketball team will return to the hardwood on Friday evening when they welcome the Princeton University Tigers to Cambridge, Massachusetts at 7:00pm. The Tigers defeated the Crimson earlier this season, as well as knocked Harvard out of the ESPN/USA Top-25 poll, too.

Rex Ryan’s Thoughts On Patriots, Super Bowl XLVI

Rex Ryan believes in the Patriots win the Super Bowl that Belichick and Brady will be considered the best! (Photo Credit: NJ.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan talked with Fox25 Boston on Friday morning, and provided his two cents on the upcoming big game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants.

“Both those teams are playing great and the one thing about – the last two times these two teams have played, it’s come right down to the wire and I expect the same this week,” said Ryan.

The Jets head coach also complimented head coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady on their success when he said, “Belichick in my opinion is the best coach, maybe he’ll go down in the history of the game as being the best coach…And then Brady is – he may go down as – if he wins this Super Bowl this week, I mean it’s hard to say he’s not the best big game quarterback of all time.”

To watch the interview with Ryan  – CLICK HERE.

Daily Noontime – November 23, 2011

Rob Gronkowski performed quite well on Monday against the Chiefs, as he tight end caught two Tom Brady TDs.

Happy Tuesday to everyone and welcome into yet another great edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some quality headlines and news, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The New England Patriots earned their seventh win of the season on Monday, as they manhandled the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-3.

* According to New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, he admitted that he doesn’t want to give the NFL a “black eye.”

* The Boston Bruins extended their winning streak to nine games, as the Black and Gold defeated Montreal on Monday by a score of 1-0.

* The UMass Minutemen football team will have a new coach next season, as head coach Kevin Morris was fired on Monday.

* Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby returned to the ice on Monday, and helped his team defeat the New York Islanders, 5-0.

Games to Watch: 

* Miami (Ohio) at Ohio (NCAA Football) – 7:00pm eastern 

* No. 15 Michigan vs. No. 6 Duke (NCAA Basketball) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Toronto at Tampa Bay (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

This is the great Rob Gronkowski!

Daily Noontime – November 4, 2011

Once again... the Boston College Eagles lost!

Alright … it’s Friday, which means… the weekend has arrived, BOOM! Here’s the day’s headlines and news, enjoy!

Headlines: 

* The Boston College Eagles looked rather unimpressive against Florida State on Thursday, and once again proved that they don’t deserve a bowl bid.

* New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan apparently will be starring in a movie with Adam Sandler, and also will be talking about the New England Patriots in it too.

* Apparently the New Orleans Saints aren’t too happy that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman wasn’t on their team injury report.

* As of Friday, November 4 – MLB teams will be able to acquire various free agents for the upcoming season, and here’s a list of the top players.

 * According to reports, the board has decided to allow Boise State to join the Big East Conference in 2013.

Games to Watch: 

* Washington at Carolina (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Chicago at Tampa Bay (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s the illustrious Justin Bieber free-styling, which is pretty funny, eh? 

Daily Noontime – October 21, 2011

The Rangers rallied in Game 2 of the World Series to even the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, 1-1!

Good day to everyone and welcome to another Friday edition of the Daily Noontime! It’s the weekend, which means it’s time to kick-back, relax and have fun! 

Headlines: 

* The Texas Rangers evened the series on Thursday, as they rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series, 2-1.

* According to reports, the Buffalo Bills and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are close to a new contract, which should make fans quite content, right?

* Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo apparently has recently defended his head coach Jason Garrett for his fourth quarter decision to run the ball against the New England Patriots.

* The NBA Labor talks broke off Thursday evening and according to the New York Times, as well as other reports, the league could be headed toward erasing all November games this season.

* Good news San Diego Charger fans –  New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan apologized for his comments about the squad from sunny California.

* Accord to reports on Thursday, Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor, which isn’t good news.

Games to Watch: 

* San Jose at New Jersey (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* # 11 West Virginia at Syracuse (NCAA Football) – 8:00pm eastern 

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

Video of the Day: 

Here’s both the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers talking about who would star as them in a movie, enjoy! 

NFL Week 5 – News and Notes

Do you think it's right for Chris Cooley to call out Tony Romo?

By NoontimeSports.com 

The fifth week of the NFL season is upon us and yes, there’s certainly been a great deal of surprises. Here’s some of the biggest headlines and news from Wednesday, enjoy.

* If hypothetically, Tony Romo and Chris Cooley fought one another, who do you think would win? Well, apparently the Washington Redskins tight end  has taken some verbal shots at the Dallas Cowboys gunslinger for his late-game meltdowns, but again, why does he feel a need to talk or yap about Romo?

* Rex Ryan‘s New York Jets are currently sporting a gaudy [2-2] record. However, the rather large head coach isn’t exactly pleased with his bunch of “bullies,” and hopes their next opponent – the New England Patriots will change their losing culture.

* The Miami Dolphins might need a new quarterback, as sources confirmed that Chad Henne has a “potentially serious left shoulder injury.” The team has worked-out Trent Edwards and Brodie Croyle, but no decision has been made according to one source.

* Apparently, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie was quite vocal about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady according to ProFootballTalk.com. Brady told the Boston/New England media that he didn’t care about Cromartie’s words, which makes you wonder, what will he and the Patriots offense do on against New York on Sunday?

* According to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, the “dream team” is officially over and now, it’s time for him and his teammates to start playing football.

Daily Noontime – October 5, 2011

Looks like Theo could be headed to Chicago!

Happy Hump Day to everyone! It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to unveil yet another edition of the Daily Noontime! 

Headlines: 

* According to sources, it seems that Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein will indeed talk with the Chicago Cubs about joining their organization.

* Adrian Beltre hist three home runs against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, which helped the Texas Rangers not only win the game, but also the series too.

* Once again, former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath criticized Rex Ryan‘s squad after their recent loss against the Baltimore Ravens.

* According to NBA commissioner David Stern, the NBA will cancel the first two weeks of the season if both sides continue to disagree.

* The former Green Bay Packers gunslinger, Brett Favre admitted recently – he was amazed that it took Aaron Rodgers three years to win a Super Bowl.

* Here’s an interesting quote of the day – St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa compared a managerial move to the movie and book, “Moneyball.”

Games to Watch: 

* Philadelphia at St. Louis (MLB Playoffs) – 6:07pm eastern 

* Milwaukee at Arizona (MLB Playoffs) – 9:37pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

If there’s no NBA season this year, well, play the video game instead! 

Rapid Reactions from Bill Belichick: Football Life Pt. 1

Did you enjoy watching The Bill Belichick documentary?

By Matt Noonan 

Part one of this highly anticipated documentary on the New England Patriots head coach kicked-off with a bang on Thursday evening and certainly there were some lasting impressions. Here are some overall thoughts and reactions.

* One of the greatest scenes had to be when Bill Belichick and former Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason started jabbing with one another on the sidelines. Mason initiated the “trash-talk” dialogue, which resulted in Belichick swearing, as well as stating, “Look at the scoreboard.” The Patriots defeated the Ravens on that particular Sunday, but lost to them in the first round of the AFC playoffs.

* Against the New York Jets in week two of the ’09 season, I really enjoyed how NFL films showed Coach Belichick walking through the New York Giants locker room and reminiscing about past events and experiences. Also, who knew that Lawrence Taylor’s locker was a site to be seen?

* Did anyone else enjoy the various media conference calls? I chuckled when I heard a reporter ask Belichick about Rex Ryan’s statement, which was that he wasn’t “here” to kiss his rings. Yet, where are these highly touted Super Bowl rings? Well, according to Belichick, they’re in a box somewhere.

* I’d have to say the word “frustration” came to mind, as I watched Belichick and his various coaches struggle to identify why they’re offense struggled to run or pass the ball. It certainly was interesting, especially when he kept saying, “we all need to coach better.” Those particular scenes illustrated the significant role coaches have in the NFL on a daily and weekly basis.

* Finally, who didn’t enjoy watching Jonathan Kraft get overexcited about Tom Brady’s six touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans? In fact, the best part was when he compared his quarterback’s performance to fantasy football numbers. That was awesome.

Romo, Cowboys Suffer Another Heartbreaking Opening Day Loss

Once again, Romo struggles, and the Cowboys lose!

By Matt Noonan 

Entering Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, quarterback Tony Romo did the unthinkable in the fourth quarter, as he misfired a pass that was intended for Dez Bryant and instead found cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Ouch!

Well, once again, Romo proved that he’s not exactly Mr. Clutch. He’s certainly not Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but once again, the Cowboys begin another season losing under the “Sunday Night Lights.”

The Boys won the first three quarters, but slipped during the final 15 minutes, which allowed quarterback Mark Sanchez and kicker Nick Folk enough time to muster enough points for an exciting opening day win.

So, while the Jets and head coach Rex Ryan catch their breath, one has to wonder, what do the Cowboys do now?

Well, head coach Jason Garrett needs to do something, especially since his team cannot afford to begin their season [0-2] again, (ahem, last year). So, hopefully this particular game will inspire America’s Team to stop slouching in the final quarter. Perhaps this particular game will force the Boys to learn how to play the final quarter with a passion or swagger, but then again, they’re like the Boston Red Sox, who tug at their fans hearts, (zing).

Don’t get too discouraged Cowboys fans, especially since it’s only one game, yet, it’s OK to wonder if Tony Romo is the right man to lead this team? Seriously, the squad looks pretty banged up and definitely they’re some questions that’ll need to be addressed, but in the end, it’s just a game, so hopefully they can regroup and register their first win against the San Francisco 49ers.

If not, they’ll once again be in Jerry Jones’s “dog house.”