Happy Thursday, Noontime Sports fans and friends!
We’re posting a bit later than usual – yes, we know we usually post between 8-10 a.m. eastern time, but sometimes we like to shake it up and press the publish button a bit later in the day.
So, what exactly is happening in the sports world?
Let’s begin with the BIG news from earlier today regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers–Tennessee Titans game: it has been postponed.
As for when the game will be made-up remains an unknown – maybe week seven or week eight? – but as Pittsburgh’s head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters, he is “disappointed” by the decision, but understands” why the National Football League (NFL) made this decision.
The Titans and Steelers will return to action next week with Tennesse hosting the Buffalo Bills while Pittsburgh will entertain the Philadelphia Eagles. Both games are scheduled to kick off on Sunday, October 11 at 1 p.m.
Let’s switch gears to basketball where the two teams that are competing in the National Baseball League’s (NBA) Finals this year – well, more this month and the last day of September, to be exact – did not make the playoffs last year.
As noted by FiveThirtyEight.com, both teams – the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat – were not very good last year, but managed to reshape “its roster during the 2019 offseason.”
The Lakers scored a game one victory, thanks to an impressive showing last night by Anthony Davis, who netted 34 points to go with nine rebounds while LeBron James registered 25 points and 13 caroms.
Let’s go back to football where the XFL is planning to return to the gridiron in 2022. The exciting news for the league’s third season was announced through the XFL’s YouTube channel.
As far as a television deal, along with more information, we will have to wait patiently, according to Sportico.
And finally, it appears as the ratings for at least two Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason games yesterday were not good, according to Awful Announcing. Uh oh!