By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
Welcome to Friday, everyone! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe during this unusual time.
As many of you know, the sports world will be a bit quieter these days due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). But with games not being played or practices taking place, I am still optimistic (and excited) about producing content for Noontime Sports.
Going forward, I will continue to produce a ‘Daily Noontime’ every Monday through Friday. These posts may be shorter or not appear first thing in the morning, but my goal is to provide a quick update on some sports stories, along with something to make you, my amazing fans, friends, and supporters, happy (and smile).
Additionally, I look forward to producing a weekly podcast – maybe two? – which can be heard (and accessed) through our site but also on iTunes and Spotify. I love podcasting and talking about a variety of topics from sports to tech to businesses and more, so I hope you will take a moment to subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or stop by the podcast page here on NoontimeSports.com.
With the college basketball season officially over – it came to an end yesterday, due to the NCAA’s announcement – my goal is to produce an end of year New England D-III Poll (men’s and women’s hoops), an all-Noontime Sports team, and of course, an all-Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) squad, too. I’ll have more information on both teams and polls either later today or in the coming days, so stay tuned.
As I wrap up today’s ‘Daily Noontime,’ I want to remind everyone that while I know we are living in usual times, we will persevere and come back stronger – I believe it. Sure, we may not have the same content as we have produced in the past on college or high school lacrosse, along with some professional playoff posts, too, but we will resume normal activities in the future.
I hope you ALL stay safe during this time, take care of your heart, mind, and soul, and do what YOU need to do to help you deal with these unusual times. Again, we resume a sense of normalcy in the future but please enjoy this time with loved ones. Cherish the memories you can make over these next few days, weeks and possibly months, and remember sports will return at some point soon, but for now, we must all take a deep breath and know that everything will be OK.