I hope you are somewhat excited for the weekend – sure, Saturdays feel like Mondays and Sundays feel like Wednesdays, but at least we can take a break from our home offices and enjoy time with our family, right?
Let’s kick off a new weekend with the ‘Daily Noontime.’ As usual, be well and stay safe, everyone, and we’ll chat with you again next week – I promise!
Noontime’s Daily Headlines for Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Here’s a thought: what if the Patriots secured the third pick from the Detroit Lions in the upcoming NFL Draft to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa? I would be fine with that decision. However, the Patriots may need to surrender a current player, including wide receiver Julian Edelman.
2000: Ken Griffey Jr. made his debut with his hometown CincinnatiReds. The game was unfortunately postponed to the following day due to rain in the sixth inning.
2006: Billy Donovan led the Florida men’s basketball team to its first-ever NCAA Championship with a 73-57 win over UCLA.
2007: Candace Parker was named the Most Outstanding Player after leading the Tennessee women’s basketball team past Rutgers in the 26th NCAA Championship. The win against Rutgers provided the Volunteers with their seventh national title in program history.
It’s Thursday – it is also the second day of April, which is somewhat exciting, right?
Sadly, today will be an indoor day due to the rain, but we must ALL stay indoors as much as possible to continue to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Let’s brighten the day (and everyone’s mood) with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – have a wonderful day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Earlier this week, we learned the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is planning to have a spring season, pending schools re-open on Monday, May 4th. Additionally, it was confirmed that the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) hopes to have a spring season, too – their start date, according to the Union Leader is Wednesday, May 13th.
1931: JackieMitchell, a 17-year old girl, struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition baseball contest at Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1984: John Thompson leads Georgetown University to an 84-75 win over Houston in the NCAA Championship game. Thompson becomes the first African-American coach to win a collegiate championship.
2001: New York Yankees pitcher (and former Boston Red Sox hurler, too) Roger Clemens becomes the American League, all-time strikeout leader, recording his 3,509th strikeout in a 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
While the sports world remains at a standstill, the NFL announced they will not make any changes to its upcoming season (or its schedule). According to ProFootballTalk.com, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash told reporters yesterday during a conference call that “the league is planning for a full season.”
Deonte Harris, who played football for Assumption College, but is currently a return specialist for the New Orleans Saints, recently donated more than “10,000 meals to food banks” to help those struggling during this particular time with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Similar to Massachusetts, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) is hopeful they can still provide their student-athletes with “something in May” when schools are scheduled to re-open in the Ocean State.