Happy Friday, everyone!
We hope everyone is continuing to do well while enjoying this gorgeous weather here in Massachusetts – it feels like an extended version of summer, right?
Yes, we’re posting a bit later than usual, but we’re experimenting with different times and post styles – bear with me (says, Matt Noonan!).
Alright, let’s dish out the final ‘Daily Noontime’ for the week – as usual, be well, stay safe, and keep smiling, everyone!
What’s on tap this weekend in Massachusetts (and New England):
- The Boston Celtics will look to keep their National Basketball Association (NBA) title hopes alive this evening when they take on the Miami Heat in the fifth game of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals. Currently, Miami leads the Green and White, 3-1, so if Boston is going to advance to the finals, they will not only need to win tonight but games six and seven, too.
Tip-off for tonight’s Boston and Miami contest is at 8:30 p.m. You can watch the game on ESPN.
- After scoring an opening day win last week against Duke University, Boston College will attempt to continue its early-season momentum when they host Texas State tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 26) with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.
- The Boston Red Sox – yes, the Boston Red Sox! – will compete in their final three-game regular-season series tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday against the Atlanta Braves.
Boston currently boasts a 22-35 record – that is not really a good mark, baseball fans, and friends! – but hopefully, they can end the 2020 season with three wins (or two or one!).
- And finally, the New England Patriots will host the undefeated Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, September 27 with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. New England is seeking its second win of the season – they fell to the Seattle Seahawks last weekend by a score of 35-30 – while the Raiders enter their third contest of the 2020 season riding a two-game winning streak.
News and Notes – and yes, links, too! – from the world wide web:
- In case you missed it, make sure to read (and listen) to Adam White‘s interview with Alex Magleby, who is the co-founder and CEO of the New England Free Jacks of Major League Rugby. Additionally, make sure to check out the other content from White and his team at Front Office Sports (FOS).
- Sure, this is not a sports or athletic-related link, but if you’re interested in working or getting involved with a startup, here are some things you should know – thanks, LinkedIn!
- You probably know by now, but the Pac-12 is coming back with games scheduled to kick-off in early November.
- We just learned that New England Patriots center David Andrews will miss this weekend’s game due to a broken thumb – luckily, he had surgery last week, according to Jay Glazer. But as Jerry Thornton of Bar Stool Sports writes, this could be the Patriots’ “first major injury of the season.”
- And finally, let’s tip our cap to former Harvard University signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick, who entered the record book last night with his team’s (Miami Dolphins) win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Podcast Catch-Up: Make sure to listen or catch-up on this week’s podcast, which featured a slew of great guests, along with some football talk earlier today with James Baker of In The D3FB Huddle.