Happy Tuesday, and welcome into yet another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here is some news and headlines to start your day!
* The New England Patriots arrived home at Gillette Stadium on Monday to a small contingent of loyal fans, who were there to provide moral support. Head coach Bill Belichick and team owner Bob Kraft addressed the media, and told reporters that they were both proud of what the squad accomplished this season. The Patriots finished the year with an overall record of 15-4, as well as 13-3 in the regular season.
* Boston College and Boston University each won their first round Boston Beanpot tournament game on Monday, and will face-off against each other on Monday, Feb. 13, in the finals. Harvard and Northeastern will square off in the consolation contest, which is slated to occur before the title match.
* Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday for four great performances against Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Memphis.
* The Boston Celtics will continue their current home slate on Tuesday evening when they host the Charlotte Bobcats for a 7:30pm tip-off. The Bobcats enter the game with a 3-21 record, and fifth in the Southeast Division. Also, Pierce is 10 points away from passing Larry Bird for the second most points in franchise history.