By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
We have made it to Friday – yay!
I hope you are somewhat excited for the weekend – sure, Saturdays feel like Mondays and Sundays feel like Wednesdays, but at least we can take a break from our home offices and enjoy time with our family, right?
Let’s kick off a new weekend with the ‘Daily Noontime.’ As usual, be well and stay safe, everyone, and we’ll chat with you again next week – I promise!
Noontime’s Daily Headlines for Friday, April 3rd, 2020
- The New England Patriots team plane arrived in Boston last night from China with 1.2 million N95 protective masks, which is phenomenal news for our amazing health professionals in Massachusetts.
- In addition to providing the state of Massachusetts with N95 protective masks, Robert Kraft also purchased 300,000 masks for New York.
- Here’s a thought: what if the Patriots secured the third pick from the Detroit Lions in the upcoming NFL Draft to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa? I would be fine with that decision. However, the Patriots may need to surrender a current player, including wide receiver Julian Edelman.
- Here is (another) thought: what if Steve Belichick became the next head coach of the Patriots instead of Josh McDaniels? Apparently, Mike Florio thinks that is a possibility.
- Apparently, my thought above about Julian Edelman being traded or dealt to another team for a draft pick (or another player) won’t happen, according to NBC Sports Boston. But that was according to a report from Tom E. Curran yesterday (Thursday, April 2nd) at 2 p.m. (eastern time).
On this Date in History:
- Birthday: Today is actor and comedian Eddie Murphy‘s birthday.
- 1991: Bo Jackson signed a one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox after the Kansas City Royals released the 28-year-old outfielder.
- 2000: Ken Griffey Jr. made his debut with his hometown Cincinnati Reds. The game was unfortunately postponed to the following day due to rain in the sixth inning.
- 2006: Billy Donovan led the Florida men’s basketball team to its first-ever NCAA Championship with a 73-57 win over UCLA.
- 2007: Candace Parker was named the Most Outstanding Player after leading the Tennessee women’s basketball team past Rutgers in the 26th NCAA Championship. The win against Rutgers provided the Volunteers with their seventh national title in program history.