2010 Year in Review Podcast

Dan Libon and Matt Noonan came together during the final week of 2010 to discuss the year, as well as look ahead to 2011.

Also, make sure to check out our 2010 – 10 Great Sports Moments post to relive some great memories from this past year.

10 Great 2010 Sports Moments

With 2010 coming to a close and 2011 on the horizon, it is time to take a trip down memory lane and remember some great moments that happened in the sports world.

1.) The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts to win their first ever Super Bowl.


2.) It was quite an exciting Winter Olympics, but for all the Americans, this final goal is something that should be forgotten, as Sidney Crosby helped Canada capture the gold medal.


3.) San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson saved the day and helped his team earn their first World Series championship in California.

4.) The Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rajon Rondo made an impressive move for the ages during Game 4, which truly is pure awesomeness.

5.) The Philadelphia Flyers stormed back against the Boston Bruins to capture the playoff series, as well as eventually earn a trip to the 2010 Stanley Cup.

6.) The Los Angles Lakers and Boston Celtics always make the NBA Finals interesting, but this time the Green and White would be unsuccessful and lose a decisive Game 7.

7.) The Chicago Blackhawks had not won an NHL Stanley Cup since 1961, but something special happened in 2010 and in the end, they were certainly crowned champions.

8.) After losing Games 4/5/6, LeBron James decided to go on national television to announce his decision to sign with the Miami Heat.

9.) Tiger Woods eventually had to apologize to his fans and the public, so he did that on national television.

10.) Not only did the Olympics occur in 2010, but so did the World Cup and who won this round? Here is a hint, it wasn’t America (Team USA), but instead … Spain!

Happy Holidays Boston Sports 2010!

In 2009, Noontime Sports assisted Santa Claus with his naughty or nice list in regards to the various Boston athletes, coaches and owners, so why not do that once again, especially on Christmas Day. So, while you are in the midst of drinking eggnog, unwrapping presents and singing “Jingle Bells,” here is our updated 2010 holiday list, enjoy!

Theo Epstein: Maybe we shouldn’t call this guy, especially since he just dished out a couple million dollars to sign both Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, but are the Red Sox World Series bound in 2011? Quite possibly, but overall, we would consider Theo somewhat… NICE!

Tom Brady: Despite his Justin Bieber haircut, Brady has been a machine this entire season and has led the Patriots to a current record of [12-2]. The Patriots are back on top of the NFL as the best team in the league, but while Brady may not take all the credit, he certainly deserves it. So, how would we classify this man on a holiday … definitely NICE!

Randy Moss: A former Patriots receiver, then a Minnesota Viking for four games and now a member of Jeff Fisher’s Tennessee Titans … gives him a NAUGHTY award!

The Big Three (Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett): The Boston Celtics have won 14 in a row and will look to make it 15 on Saturday, as they take on the reconstructed Orlando Magic, but overall, these three players or should I say, the real “Big Three,” have helped the green and white dominate their opponents. So, overall, we believe that these guys are…NICE!

Los Angles Lakers: After writing about the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics, primarily their “Big Three,” you knew that the Lakers were next on our NAUGHTY or NICE list, so what is our answer…NAUGHTY! After sending the Green and White home in June from California without a trophy certainly left the impression that Los Angles is all about causing trouble and havoc for Boston, which makes them not nice at all, but instead, VERY NAUGHTY!

Philadelphia Flyers: If we listed one team, why not list another, the Philadelphia “Knock-em-out” Flyers. After trailing the Boston Bruins 3-0 in the second round the 2010 NHL playoffs, the Flyers fought back to beat the black and gold, as well as eventually earn a trip to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL Stanley Cup. So, without further ado it is rather easy to sat that this team is serious and definitely… NAUGHTY!

Other NAUGHTY notables include: Jonathan Papelbon (Boston Red Sox), John Lackey (Boston Red Sox), Jermaine O’Neal (Boston Celtics), Colin Campbell (NHL Vice President & Director of Operations) and Laurence Maroney (Former New England Patriot/Current Denver Bronco).

Other NICE notables include: Shaquille O’Neal (Boston Celtics), Deion Branch (New England Patriots), Danny Woodhead (New England Patriots) and Tyler Seguin (Boston Bruins).