By Matt Noonan
Welcome to our late afternoon edition of the Daily Noontime!
We’re posting a bit later than usual – we apologize for the delay, but will be back tomorrow morning with some news and links to kickstart your day. But for now, enjoy a late-afternoon (and yes, early evening) edition of the Daily Noontime.
Tom Brady speaks to the media: Before he takes the field next Sunday, February 7, 2021, for what will be his tenth Super Bowl appearance, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady answered a slew of questions from the media today, including his relationship with wide receiver Antonio Brown.
You can watch the entire interview below, as well as hear other interviews by visiting the Buccaneers’ YouTube channel.
Here are a few more Super Bowl links:
- Two Minnesota mothers are planning to root (and yes, support) the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
- According to history – well, more the football historians, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to lose on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- The National Football League (NFL) will provide branded PPE kits for all fans in attendance at Sunday’s Super Bowl.
- In case you missed it, Electronic Arts is “bringing back” its college football game, which was discontinued after it released NCAA Football 14 in 2013.
- Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day, and Sportico has a great piece – well, more a deep dive on some data they have received some the Sports Innovation Lab here in Massachusetts on how women’s professional sports can grow their respective sport.
- The National Lacrosse League (NLL) has canceled its 2021 abbreviated due to “uncertainties arising from the ongoing Pandemic.”
Nick Sakiewicz, who is the league’s commissioner, explained in an interview how the league came to a decision to cancel the 2021 season, but also begin to look ahead to the “full 2021-22 season.”
Finally, Noontime Sports is celebrating Black History Month with a daily post on the men and women who have and continue to make an impact the sports world.
Today, we highlighted Bobby Marshall, who is one of the first African American’s to play professional football.