Daily Noontime – February 22, 2012

Sad news was confirmed on Tuesday evening, as Tom Brady's mentor Tom Martinez died on his 66th birthday. (Photo Credit: Gridironfans.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy “Hump Day” everyone, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime. Here are some headlines and news swirling throughout the city of Boston, as well as New England.

* On Tuesday evening, sources confirmed that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s mentor Tom Martinez passed away on his 66th birthday. The two formed a bond when Martinez began assisting Brady with his mechanics in high school before the quarterback went onto the University of Michigan and New England. Brady kept in contact with his mentor over the past few years, and was quoted for saying, “I’m forever indebted to him.”

* Day Two of the Boston Red Sox spring training is set to begin on Wednesday morning, and according to sources, designated hitter David Ortiz has arrived in Fort Myers, and expected to take part in a team workouts on Thursday, which is when other positional players are expected to report, too.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Wednesday evening when they skate against the St. Louis Blues. The Black and Gold have lost two of their last three contests, and were recently blanked by the Minnesota Wild this past weekend for the sixth time this season.

* Patrice Bergeron told the media on Tuesday that he and his teammates aren’t expecting GM Peter Chiarelli to pull the trigger and acquire a necessary piece for the Bruins offense or defense before the NHL trade deadline. Boston has won four of their last 10 contests, and appears confident with the current squad in the locker room.

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.

Daily Noontime – June 13, 2011

On top of the World: Dallas finally gets even against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals!

Howdy! Welcome to yet another work week… blah! No… No… No, it’s going to be fun! Let’s kickstart your day with the Daily Noontime, as well as some headlines and news! 

Headlines: 

* In case you don’t know, LeBron James ended up on the losing end in the 2011 NBA Finals and yes, Cleveland is overjoyed. Also, the “King” had a few crude words to say to all of his “haters.”

* Yes, it is indeed Monday, but still, it seems that the Miami Heat were never alive against the Dallas Mavericks in all six games of the Finals.

* The Dallas Mavericks have officially gotten the monkey off their back, as Sunday’s win marked their first NBA Championship in franchise history.

* New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had nothing, but positive things to say about Tom Martinez, who is a Bay Area coaching guru.

* Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals is Monday and yes, the Boston Bruins know that they need to win.

* After beginning their season with six losses, the Boston Red Sox have certainly turned things around quite well.

Games to Watch: 

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

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

* Vancouver at Boston (NHL Stanley Cup – Game 6) – 8:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

It was a glorious moment Sunday evening for the Dallas Mavericks and their fans!