Daily Noontime – August 22, 2011

Are you ready to watch Plaxico Burress lead the Jets to victory?

It’s a brand new week, which means, yes, it’s officially Monday! Howdy and welcome to yet another Daily Noontime! Here’s the headlines and news of the day, so enjoy, friends! 

Headlines: 

* The New York Jets played their second preseason game on Sunday, but also, they welcomed Plaxico Burress back to the gridiron, who made an immediate impact on the first team offense.

* The Dallas Cowboys defense didn’t look too impressive on Sunday, which is why defensive coordinator Rob Ryan took the blame for their first poor play against the San Diego Chargers. Doesn’t this remind you of former head coach, Wade Phillips?

* According to the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, he expects his linebackers to be in prime shape and “ready to win the Super Bowl.”

* Apparently the Los Angles of Anaheim Angels dished out a great deal of money recently to sign Jered Weaver to a five-year, $85 million contract extension.

* Sadly, the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants recently suffered a set back, as their closer, Brian Wilson was placed on the 15-day disable list with inflammation in his right elbow.

* Kyle Busch held onto earn his fourth win on Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway.

Games to Watch: 

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

* Chicago Bears at New York “Football” Giants (NFL Preseason) – 8:00pm eastern 

* Boston at Texas (MLB) – 8:05pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s a look at Plaxico’s first touchdown with the New York Jets! 

Daily Noontime – January 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to the Daily Noontime for January 5, 2011. What a day or should we say, hey… this is going to be a fun day? Does that sound silly? Either way, have a great day and here is your Daily Noontime!

Headlines:

* Two great teams and one big game on Wednesday, which will be played in Boston, as the Celtics welcome the NBA’s best [29-5] San Antonio Spurs to the T.D. Garden.

* Nothing has been reported about a possible firing of the University of Michigan’s football head coach, Rich Rodriguez.

* The Ohio State Buckeyes took the lead early and survived a late Arkansas comeback to win the Sugar Bowl Tuesday, 31-26.

* A former member of the 1986 Boston Red Sox, Bill Buckner, has agreed to manage the Brockton Rox for their upcoming 2011 CanAm League season.

* The Miami Heat keep on rolling, as they knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday to earn win number 19 out of 20 games.

* The Houston Texans have decided to improve their defense for the 2011 season, which meant hiring former Dallas Cowboys head coach, Wade Phillips.

* Former Denver Broncos and two time Super Bowl winner John Elway, has been hired by the organizations front office to make changes, but can he turn a terrible squad into winners? We shall see.

Games to Watch:

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

* Atlanta at Florida (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* San Antonio at Boston (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Atlanta at Utah (NBA) – 9:00pm eastern

* LA Lakers at Phoenix (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Videos to Watch:

It is good to have Bill Buckner back in Boston!


Daily Noontime – November 23, 2010

It is Tuesday November 23, 2010, and we are just a few days away from Thanksgiving. Are you excited? We are, so lets get even closer with today’s, Daily Noontime!

Headlines:

* It almost seems certain that the NBA will have a lockout in 2011, but what does that mean exactly? Here are some more details!

* The San Antonio Spurs have made it 11 straight wins in a row on Monday, as they defeated the Orlando Magic.

* So the NBA has problems, so does the NFL. Here are some concerns too about their possible lockout for the 2011 season.

* Could Ron Artest possibly be considering switching from the NBA to the NFL?

* So San Diego defeated Denver last night on “Monday Night Football,” 35-14, so where exactly do they go from here?

* Now that Brad Childress is a free man and isn’t scheduled to coach the Vikings, what are some possible jobs he could pursue? Here are some answers.

* So Wade Phillips is now comparing himself to Dallas Cowboys great, Tom Landry? That seems bizarre.

Games to Watch:

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

* UConn at Michigan State (NCAA BB) – 7:00pm eastern

* Edmonton at Phoenix (NHL) – 9:00pm eastern

* Chicago at L.A. Lakers (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Was this a good thing for the NFL? You decide!


Noontime Sports Football Podcast (11/12/10)

Well folks, you are in luck because today the “Football Podcast” is on Friday. We will get you extra excited for the weekend of football, as well as discuss the state of the Dallas Cowboys, Randy Moss’s new team, potential playoff teams and much more!

Can Jason Garrett improve the Dallas Cowboys?

Is Jason Garrett ready to retool this "talented" Cowboys team?

Wade Phillips has officially left the building, but stepping into his role will be former Dallas Cowboys back up quarterback and offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett. What can Garrett bring to this offense? Will he change the struggling defense? Is he really prepared for this position?

Keep the questions coming because between now and kickoff on Sunday against the New York Giants, the Cowboys will become the new Brett Favre of the media. Every second will be scrutinized. Every play the team runs in practice will be questioned. No one is going to side with owner Jerry Jones and his “fan like decisions.”

This team has gone from desperate to hopeless, but can things possibly change?

Can the Cowboys turn their troubled season around?

Could they be the next coming of the Tennessee Titans from ’09?

What can Garrett do to fix this entire mess?

Here are some ideas!

1.) Focus – Just say this word over and over again. It gets you pumped up and ready to go. The Dallas Cowboys have shown little to no focus all season. Silly turnovers, mental errors and mistakes, as well as not smart fundamental football has plagued this team big time. What Garrett needs to implement right away is a new Cowboys attitude. He needs to get this team back to basics, which was what supposedly what Phillips tried last week before their epic collapse against the Green Bay Packers. If the Cowboys can focus all week by studying film, correcting careless mistakes, practicing much harder than usual, then things can turn around. Don’t expect a major turnaround, such as an eight game winning streak, but something along the lines of focusing more than they did in September and October.

Can Jon Kitna turn the Cowboys offense around?

2.) Pass Protection – Garrett has been scrutinized all season over his play calls, so this time he better get it right because he is now the head coach. With quarterback Tony Romo sidelined and Jon Kitna under center, the Cowboys offensive line needs provide more protection for their gunslinger. Kitna has been rushed out of the pocket, sacked and intercepted multiple times since he stepped onto the Cowboys Stadium turf back in October, but has appeared lost, confused and uncertain at times. If he can get more protection then this so called, “dangerous offense” could actually compete against their remaining opponents.

3.) Run Game – The Cowboys have three great running backs… well … I don’t know if I would use the term “great,” but they could be described that way if their production improved. This offense has been reluctant to run the ball, which has put so much pressure on Kitna to find any open target. If Garrett can return to a balanced offensive attack, it would not only take the load of the aging Kitna, but also, keep his struggling defense off the field. Marion Barber and Felix Jones this season have combined for 513 yards and two touchdowns. Certainly, expectations were much higher for these two backs, but why hasn’t Tashard Choice seen more action? The running game needs to change immediately. The Giants are second against stopping the run, so that could pose for some challenges.

Overall, these are just a few things that need to be adjusted. Of course, the list could go on and on, but if the Cowboys can figure out a way to get back to basics, things might work out with Garrett at the helm.

Daily Noontime – November 9, 2010

Are Cowboys fans ready for Garrett to lead them to victory?

Good day to everyone and welcome to Noontime Sports! It is Tuesday, but this is always a fun day, so go do something awesome and in the meantime, here is our Daily Noontime for November 9, 2010.

Headlines:

* Now that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired Wade Phillips, will interim head coach Jason Garrett be his guy going forward?

* Not only did Phillips seem to have accountability issues, but so did the web guys or gals for the Cowboys website too.

* Auburn quarterback Cam Newton had a few instances of “academic cheating” while enrolled at the University of Florida.

* The Pittsburgh Steelers held off a late rally by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, winning by a score of 27-21.

* The New York Yankees are still interested in acquiring pitcher Cliff Lee, but his agent is advising him to take free agency slower than usual.

* Did Baltimore Ravens fullback/running back Le’Ron McClain really spit on Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder on Sunday?

* The University of Colorado’s football team is saying so long and good bye to head coach Dan Hawkins.

Games to Watch:

* Toledo at Northern Illinois (NCAA FB) – 7:00pm eastern

* Utah at Miami (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Vancouver at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

* Washington at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

The Dallas Cowboys may want to consider signing some of these youngsters who play middle school football. Watch out America, we have some talented young men who can play football!


Wade Phillips Fired from Dallas

So long Wade, Hello Jason!

Forget their 45-7 embarrassing loss on Sunday, as well as their Texas beat down against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Halloween because the Dallas Cowboys have just stirred up some more trouble, they just fired head coach Wade Phillips according to ESPN and ESPNDallas.com.

Owner Jerry Jones has supposedly promoted offensive coordinator and former Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett to become the next head coach.

Phillips spent three seasons patrolling the Dallas sidelines and decided to initiate a calmer approach to coaching compared to the man he preceded, Bill Parcells. Parcells used mind games and unleashed a unique coaching style, but was unable to lead the ‘Boys to a playoff win.

Phillips has been shown the door before by other organizations across the league and has a coaching record of [82-61].

With Garrett now at the helm, he will inherit a team that has lost five straight. The Cowboys visit the Giants on Sunday, but now the question is what other changes will Jones make before kickoff.