Welcome to Tuesday, everyone!
As you know, we’re back to producing a ‘Daily Noontime’ every day – well, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to be exact – and we are excited. And speaking of being excited – yes, we’re smiling while writing this post! – let’s kickstart a brand new day with the Daily Noontime for Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Be well, stay safe, and keep smiling, everyone!
Viva Las Vegas (Raiders)!
After scoring a wild – and yes, crazy – opening day win against the Carolina Panthers, the Las Vegas Raiders won its first-ever contest in the state of Nevada as the Silver and Black topped the New Orleans Saints by a score of 34-24.
Derek Carr highlighted his team’s second-straight win by completing 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns while Darren Waller led all receivers (and yes, tight ends) with 12 catches for 103 yards and one score.
Las Vegas has posted 34 points in back-to-back games and will look to continue its early-season momentum on Sunday when they visit the New England Patriots.
DraftKings continues to expand its portfolio
While 2020 has been a year of ups and downs, it has also been a year of positives for DraftKings, which not only when public in the spring, but has continued to expand its daily fantasy (and yes, sportsbook) empire.
Recently, the Boston-based daily fantasy company inked a new deal with Athletes Unlimited to expand the league’s fan experience as they head into the final days of their initial softball season.
Athletes United has been in the news lately for its professional women’s softball league, which concludes September 28, but they will also have an indoor volleyball league that will startup next February.
More headlines (and yes, links!):
- ICYMI: Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy will square-off in one game this fall on the gridiron. Also, the University of Massachusetts has decided to NOT CANCEL its season – the Minutemen have reversed course and will return to the field next month.
- Concerns are mounting over the MetLife Stadium field turf. And if you’re a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, you certainly don’t want to see your team on this playing surface this weekend!
- Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen believes every team in the National Football League (NFL) will have trouble stopping his squad’s wide receivers (and yes, tight ends, too).
- Could wearable devices help with detecting who may have contracted Covid-19? Possibly!