Daily Noontime – November 2, 2011

So, Bill Polian said, Colts fans should be allowed to be upset or angry, eh?

Happy “Hump Day” y’all and welcome into yet another spectacular edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some kick-butt news, headlines, games and more! 

Headlines: 

* According to a recent NFL.com article, Indianapolis Colts vice-chairman Bill Polian stated that his fans have the right to be mad and upset about their terrible season.

* According to recent reports – Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis is in trouble with his team for skipping a Boys and Girls Club event.

* Finally, Frank McCourt has decided that it’s time to sell his beloved baseball team, the Los Angles Dodgers.

* According to a recent TMZ report, Terrell Owens recently admitted that he’s struggling to pay child support, and asked the judge to lower his payment.

* With the NBA Lockout continuing to progress, many fans are starting to get annoyed with the league, and are eager for some basketball on television.

Games to Watch: 

* Philadelphia at Buffalo (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Toronto at New Jersey (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Temple at Ohio (NCAA Football) – 8:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Would you want to go watch this hockey team? 

Daily Noontime – Oct. 27, 2011

Game 6 of the World Series was post-poned to Thursday, and now, Texas is a few hours away from having the chance to win their first Fall Classic!

It’s Thursday, which means the weekend is almost here, wahoo! Also – snow in the forecast too? It hasn’t been Halloween! Oh well… here’s the day’s headlines and news, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Due to inclement weather on Wednesday, Game 6 of the MLB World Series was pushed to Thursday, which might help the St. Louis Cardinals tie the series against the Texas Rangers, and force a Game 7.

* The NBA Lockout continues, yet some reports have stated that both the players and owners are optimistic that a deal will be done soon, so they can salvage the upcoming season.

* While no NFL team has expressed interest in Terrell Owens‘s services, the Arena Football League has apparently reached out to pro-bowl bound receiver, and has offered him a contract for the 2012 season.

* According to reports, Josh Hamilton became “surely” about his postseason surgery with reporters on Wednesday – this is a good read, I promise!

* Apparently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of working on quarterback Josh Freeman‘s game, which might help the young 23-year-old for the rest of the season.

* It’s Cowboys-Eagles week in Philadelphia, but quarterback Michael Vick apparently has decided to ignore Rob Ryan‘s “dream team” trash talk.

Games to Watch: 

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

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

* Virginia at Miami (NCAA Football) – 8:00pm eastern 

* Texas at St. Louis (MLB/World Series/ Game 6) – 8:05pm eastern 

* Los Angles at Dallas (NHL) – 8:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s what the President of the United States of America had to say recently on the NBA Lockout!

Should Your Team Sign Terrell Owens? Here’s Some Thoughts!

Would you want T.O. to play for your team?

By Matt Noonan 

According to multiple reports, Terrell Owens is expected to work out on Tuesday in California, but it’s not certain how many teams will attend his individual training session.

Owens is coming off anterior cruciate ligament surgery, but hopes to play a 16th season. However, many team representitives are quite skeptical about his physical ability, but it’s probable that some squad will take a chance on the highly touted receiver.

Here are just a few teams that might be interested in acquiring Owens.

Buffalo Bills – He played for the Bills in ‘09, but with the team’s recent success, I could see Owens returning to “North America’s team,” so he can help Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson contend for an AFC East crown. With Owens in the line-up, it would most likely help Steve Johnson and Donald Jones catch more passes, as well as open up the run game even more.

Denver BroncosTim Tebow mania is officially underway in the “Mile High” city, but adding Owens might help the young gunslinger, as well as the team’s offense. Tebow doesn’t exactly have a star-studded cast around him, but in a division that’s a complete toss up, (sorry Chargers fans), he could certainly help or at least provide a much-needed spark for the remainder of the season.

Washington Redskins – With Santana Moss sidelined for roughly the next five-seven weeks, why wouldn’t Mike Shanahan roll the dice? The NFC East is a complete mess and no team has emerged from the pack, so possibly adding Owens might help. He’d likely be the number one receiver on the depth chart, and could be a valuable weapon for quarterback John Beck.

San Francisco 49ers – Why wouldn’t T.O. not want to return to the “City by the Bay?” As of recently, they’re winning and leading the NFC West too, so maybe he’d want to join a possible contender. The NFL season is still far from over, but adding him to the offense might make San Francisco even scarier.

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Tony Romo’s Big NFL Wins

Romo has done well under pressure, yet can he lead Dallas to their third win against New England on Sunday?

By Matt Noonan 

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys will invade Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday and certainly, they’d like to walk off the field with their third win of the season in their back pocket.

In some ways, this is a “must win” for the Boys; yet, it’s also an important game for Romo, who has been Jekyll and Hyde all season. However, Dallas’s gunslinger has won some “big games” and certainly, I think he’d like to add this one to his heroic resume.

Here are some games that Romo has helped Dallas prevail with an important win.

Dallas 21 – Indianapolis 14 (Nov. 19, 2006) Against the Colts, Romo completed 19-of-23 passes for 226 yards, and tossed one interception, but received some additional help from running back Mario Barber, who rushed for two fourth quarter scores. This game was a significant stepping-stone for Romo, as he and his team handed the Colts their first loss of the season and ended their nine-game winning streak.

Dallas 37 – Green Bay 27 (Nov. 29, 2007)In a game that decided the top seed in the NFC conference, Romo led Dallas to an impressive 11th win, as well as tossed four touchdown passes too. Besides completing 19-of-30 passes and finishing with 309 yards through the air, Romo also relied on his running game, and wide receiver Terrell Owens, who led the Cowboys receiving core with seven catches for 156 yards and one touchdown.

Dallas 24 – New Orleans 17 (Dec. 19, 2009)In a critical “must win” contest, Dallas yet again handed another undefeated squad their first loss of the season, as well as watched Romo tear apart the Saints secondary for one touchdown and 22 completions. Yet, besides Romo’s ability to remain comfortable in the pocket and make smart reads, linebacker DeMarcus Ware recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles, which helped Dallas earn their ninth win of the ’09 season.

Dallas 34 – Philadelphia 14 (Jan. 9, 2010)Despite losing two playoff games against New York and Seattle, Romo finally won his first postseason contest, as well as tossed two touchdowns in the win. Yet, despite their exciting victory against the Eagles on this particular day, Dallas’s playoff run ended in Minnesota a week later, as Brett Favre and the Vikings pulverized the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional round by a score of 34-3.

Daily Noontime – October 6, 2011

Expect loads of fireworks on Friday between the D-Backs and Brewers!

Happy Thursday y’all and welcome into yet another edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s the day’s biggest headlines and news, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Arizona Diamondbacks forced a critical fifth game on Wednesday, as they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-6.

* According to sources, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson won’t play on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

* There’s still no news to report about the Boston Red Sox, as well as General Manager Theo Epstein too.

* New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady literally ignored Antonio Cromartie‘s comments on Wednesday, as well as told the media, “I don’t care what he says about me, I really don’t.” He also admitted that he’s a great player, but didn’t respond to his ignorant comments.

* Terrell Owens apparently told the media that he’ll be ready to return to the NFL soon.

* According to ProBasketballTalk.com - NBA players would lose $200 million if the fist two weeks are cancelled.

Games to Watch: 

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

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

* Detroit at New York Yankees (MLB Playoffs) – 8:00pm eastern

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

Video of the Day: 

Nathan Horton and the Boston Bruins kick-off their 2011-12 season on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers! 

 

Daily Noontime – September 20, 2011

The Sox might be ailing, but they're still leading the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wild Card!

Happy Tuesday y’all and welcome into yet another wonderful edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s the day’s headlines and news, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Well, the Boston Red Sox managed to win one game yesterday, despite losing in the afternoon to the Baltimore Orioles.

* According to multiple reports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a punctured lung on Sunday and his status for Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins is unknown.

* New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned his 602nd save yesterday, as well as helped the Bronx Bombers increase their lead in the AL East.

* Apparently Terrell Owens has decided to go to Korea for stem-cell therapy in hope that it will help him recover from his torn ACL injury, especially since he wants to return to the NFL this season.

* The New York Giants won their first game of the season on Monday against the St. Louis Rams, yet it was a rather ugly game.

* Despite being sent to jail recently, NHL’s Mike Danton is back in the league and using some knowledge he obtained from prison on the ice.

Games to Watch: 

* Tampa Bay at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

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

* Atlanta at Florida (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Did you know that Justin Bieber can play basketball? 

Daily Noontime – June 29, 2011

Team USA won their first FIFA 2011 World Cup contest on Tuesday against North Korea!

Happy Hump Day to everyone and welcome to yet another… Daily Noontime! It’s going to be a great day and yes, here’s the headlines and news, so enjoy!

Headlines: 

* Tuesday was technically a better day for Los Angles Dodgers own Frank McCourt.

* With the NFL lockout still going on, San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick has admitted that he’s motivated to succeed.

* It’s official, Ty Law wants to retire with the New England Patriots. He’ll most likely sign a one-day deal and then call it quits.

* The NBA players and owners continue to meet to discuss logistics, as they hope to have a new CBA (collective bargaining agreement) deal in place before Thursday.

* Apparently, some NFL writers and reporters believe the league would be just fine without Terrell Owens.

* Team USA kicked off the 2011 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday with an impressive win against North Korea.

Games to Watch: 

* Los Angles Dodgers at Minnesota (MLB) – 1:10pm eastern 

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

* New York Mets at Detroit (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Pittsburgh at Toronto (MLB) – 7:07pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

It’s pretty awkward when an artist trips during their concert, right? 


Daily Noontime – June 28, 2011

It's a sad day in Los Angles, as Frank McCourt filed the Dodgers for bankruptcy!

It’s Tuesday and yes, we’re getting somewhat closer to July 4th, so hang on tight, OK? Here’s the day’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Apparently, one source has it correct, which is… Frank McCourt has nothing and the Los Angles Dodgers have it all.

* While ball clubs should be focused on winning, the Dodgers are forced to worry about payments and economics.

* It’s not certain, but the NFL could “implement” a Thursday Night schedule beginning in 2012, but is that a good or bad idea?

* Once again, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is favoring a Plaxico Burress return instead of Tiki Barber. We saw this coming, right?

* According to reports, Terrell Owens had knee surgery to repair his ACL, but some are wondering, will he return this season?

* It’s a done deal, Russell Wilson is no longer a member of North Carolina State, but instead the Wisconsin Badgers football team.

Games to Watch: 

* San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 2:20pm eastern 

* Milwaukee at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

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

Video of the Day: 

Remember when T.O. cried during a press conference? Well, this particular video brings back memories, right? 

NFL Hot Topics and Links

By NoontimeSports.com

It’s easy to state that it’s officially summertime, especially since the sports world is somewhat calm and subdue. However, there’s some interesting and intriguing NFL stories that emerged on Monday, which is why we’ve decided to compile a list and share them with our fans. So, find a story you like and click it.

* New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch seemed confident in a recent report that there will indeed be a NFL season this fall. However, he advised fans to be “patient.”

*According to reports, Terrell Owens is recovering from ACL surgery, but while it’s certain that he won’t be on the field anytime soon, some wonder if his career is officially over? Also, if he signs with a new team, one has to wonder, will he be a bad influence?

* Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett is making sure to workout and prepare for the upcoming season. Yet, why isn’t he working with his other teammates or Tony Romo?

* Good news for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as his lifelong friend and quarterback coach Tom Martinez seems to be doing well despite his recent health issues.

* Have you been watching the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2011?” If so, one NFL writer has a few thoughts on the current list, as well as while it’s funny and interesting.

* New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has broken his silence and is optimistic about a new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) for the NFL.

Noonan: Saying So Long to the Shaq We Know and Love

Shaq was not just an athlete, but a celebrity we loved!

By Matt Noonan 

It’s finally set in, but seriously, no Shaquille O’Neal in 2011, are you serious?

That’s right, Shaq’s days are numbered, toast and yes, he won’t be playing for any NBA team the next few years. Instead, he’ll be sitting back, relaxing, possibly pursuing a Masters and maybe, shooting the sequel to Kazaam?

Although, while the NBA will indeed miss O’Neal, fans shouldn’t worry too much because the athletic celebrity will continue to make noise, I promise.

He’s been in movies, mentioned in songs, hosted Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, as well as been spotted at a variety of Hollywood parties and events.

Remember when he was a police officer in Miami?

How about when he joined the Phoenix Suns and ESPN did a spoof on him and cactuses?

Remember when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and promised to “win a ring for the King” (LeBron James)? Yep, that didn’t happen, luckily.

Shaq’s presence on and off the court is what makes the gentle giant so loveable and enjoyable. Yet, how many athletes or celebrities can be compared to Shaquille O’Neal? Seriously, who are other athletes that can be measured up to Shaq’s status?

The first one that comes to mind is Peyton Manning. Who didn’t enjoy Manning’s various Saturday Night Live montages? Didn’t you like watching him play football with the young kids of New York or attempting to hotwire/breaking into a car? What about his hysterical Direct-TV commercials, aren’t those laugh out loud funny?

Terrell Owens is another athletic celebrity that many Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers fans despise, but have enjoyed witnessing outside of the NFL. Owens is most remembered for the Monday Night Football clip, where he is seen with a cast member from Desperate Housewives, who dropped her towel and flailed into his arms naked. He has also taken part in celebrity basketball games, as well as appeared on the show, Pro’s vs. Joe’s and much more.

Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky have all embraced the celebrity life in various ways, but overall, they’re not Shaq.

Shaq is unique and cannot be replicated or cloned. He’s someone very special to the sports world and certainly he’ll be missed.

O’Neal walks away with four NBA championships, three Finals MVP’s, as well as other awards and unfortunately, he didn’t help the Boston Celtics capture Banner 18, but that doesn’t matter because he’ll always be loved.