Daily Noontime (Friday, October 2, 2020)

By Matt Noonan 

Happy Friday, everyone! We made it to the end of another work week – wahoo! 

Let’s cap the week – well, more the workweek, to be exact – with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’ And as always, remember to smile and think positive thoughts as better days are ahead, we guarantee it and also believe it

We begin today’s Daily Noontime with some exciting news: the XFL is coming back

Yep, the XFL, which saw its 2020 season cut short due to the coronavirus earlier this year, will return in the spring in 2022.

The league is under new leadership and will hopefully be more successful than it was originally when Vince McMahon introduced his spring league in 2000.

The first season of the XFL – did it even finish? – was wild and felt like a real-live version of NFL Blitz the videogame. But a lot has changed since that initial contest so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for an exciting product – something to look forward to, right? 

The 2020 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Finals tip-off this evening as the Seattle Storm take on the Las Vegas Aces with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.

The best-of-five game series be played without fans in the stands similar to the 2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers

If you have not already, make sure to read this great piece from ESPN.com about how WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert was instrumental in saving the 2020 season

Are you watching football these days? 

Well, let me try that again … are you the National Football League (NFL)?

My answer: Yes, I am. And so are millions of Americans. But for some reason, there seems to be a fascination with the league’s current ratings, which NBC‘s Al Michaels believes is crazy. 

Michaels recently spoke with Sports Illustrated’Jimmy Traina to discuss the ongoing NFL ratings debate, which he again thinks is crazy, as well as probably nuts, too. 

Speaking of television ratings, the 2020 NBA Finals saw a serious dip, especially earlier this week when the Heat and Lakers met in the first game of the best-of-seven game series. Uh oh! 

Finally, let’s end with some exciting news from the tech world: “FuboTV has filed to raise $150 million in an IPO of its common stock,” according to seekingalpha.com. 

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