Daily Noontime: Thursday, March 19th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

We’re back – well, the ‘Daily Noontime’ is back!

I apologize for the radio silence these past few days, but I am happy to report (and share) that I will be producing a ‘Daily Noontime’ every Monday through Friday going forward. And I truly appreciate the support for this daily post – hopefully I can put a smile on your face during these unusual times.

Let’s report on some sports, beginning with a recent tweet (and update) from Adam Schefter that both Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still finalizing their “contract language as of Wednesday night and those discussions will go into Thursday, per source.”

Could the deal fall through and Tom Brady head elsewhere? Would he want to return to the New England Patriots? I doubt it. I think this is a done deal, but for now, we’ll wait and hear about Brady’s new contract either later today or possibly tomorrow.

Speaking of the Patriots, the team will look a bit different this upcoming season as a slew of players have departed for other teams, including Duron Harmon, who was traded to the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, and Kyle Van Noy, who agreed to a four-year, $51 million deal with the Miami Dolphins earlier this week.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver told Rachel Nichols on SportsCenter yesterday that he is not sure what the league’s schedule would be if games resumed in a few weeks or months – he is also not ready to announce (or share) if this season would be canceled. But Silver did note there is a potential to bring back the sport for fans craving live sports with some kind of charity competition.

Jeremy Swayman, who has been stopping pucks for the University of Maine both this season and the past few winters, has decided to skip his senior year and join the Boston Bruins.

On this date in history:

  • 1822: Boston is incorporated as a city.
  • 1918: Congress authorized Daylight Savings Times.
  • 1938: The Toronto Maple Leafs scored eight goals in five minutes.
  • 1966: Texas-Western beat Kentucky in the 28th NCAA Men’s Basketball championship.
  • 1971: The Philadelphia 76ers outscored the Cincinnati Royals, 90-8, in the first half.
  • 1975: Pennsylvania becomes the first state to allow girls to compete with boys in high school sports.

Finally, just a quick personal note (and thought): I know these are unusual times for everyone, but as usual, we will continue to be here, producing content on an array of sports, news, and whatever to provide everyone with something to take their minds off the coronavirus. Like I have said before, we will get through this together, but please be safe, be well, and think positive thoughts like I am (and my family is) during this time. 

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