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Daily Noontime: Thursday, February 4, 2021

By NoontimeSports.com

Welcome to Thursday, everyone – we decided to post our Daily Noontime a bit earlier than yesterday, which we hope will bring a smile to your face (and a sense of relief, too – fingers crossed!).

Let’s get after it and make today a great day – isn’t every day awesome? – by sharing some news and links from the sports world.


Enjoy a brand new podcast – today, we welcomed John Avino, who is a Massachusetts based sports broadcaster that is currently announcing games at Boston University, Holy Cross, and Northeastern University.

Listen to today’s show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Anchor – you can visit our Anchor page to also find out where our show is being distributed (and shared!).


Let’s begin with some big news from the NCAA world as the Division III winter championships were canceled for the second-straight year.

As noted on Twitter yesterday – well, more last night, to be exact! – it appears the main reason D-III championships were canceled was due to “low participation numbers.” Spring championships at the D-III level have not been canceled – the hope, according to last night’s release is for teams that compete at the end of the academic year to have a chance to compete for a national championship.

And since we love Twitter, make sure to watch the latest video from our friends at In The (D3FB) HuddleFrank Rossi shares his thoughts on why he believes championships should occur, despite not many teams (or schools) competing this winter.

Speaking of D-III football, the spring season – yes, a spring season! – is set to begin this weekend. And you can find out who is playing by visiting D3Football.com’s scoreboard … now!

In addition to D-III football being played this spring – again, that sounds crazy, right? – there will also be some NCAA D-I Football Championship (FCS) games taking place, beginning next Saturday, February 13 when McNeese State visits Tarleton State for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

And just a quick program note, we will be covering spring football, both here in New England (and the northeast) and around the country, so make sure to stop by over the next few weeks and months for future blog posts. And we’re excited to cover spring football, which again seems strange, but that’s just our “two-cents.”

Let’s switch gears to some quick-hitters:

Finally, Noontime Sports is celebrating Black History Month by producing one post a day on the men and women that have and continue to impact the sports world. Yesterday, we highlighted Bobby Marshall, who was one of the first Africa American’s to play professional football.

Daily Noontime – August 11, 2011

To Play Tom Brady or Not to Play Tom Brady, that's the question on Thursday!

It’s officially Thursday, which means Friday and the weekend are just around the corner, so hold back a scream, OK? Anyways, here’s the big headlines and news of the day, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Thursday marks the official start to pre-season NFL football, which makes some coaches a tad bit giddy.

* The New England Patriots will open their pre-season slate at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, but some wonder if quarterback Tom Brady should play.

* New Orleans was a hot sports spot on Wednesday for baseball not football, which doesn’t totally make a lot of sense, right?

* It’s official, the MLB postseason will begin on the final Friday of September this year, which should get baseball fans somewhat excited.

* Apparently the Miami Dolphins have told their fans to not post practice videos on YouTube.

* According to reports, Houston, Texas will be the spot for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, but yet again, one has to wonder if there’ll even be a season this year.

Games to Watch: 

* Los Angles of Anaheim Angels at New York Yankees (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern 

* Jacksonville at New England (NFL Pre-Season) 7:30pm eastern 

* Baltimore at Philadelphia (NFL Pre-Season) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Denver at Dallas (NFL Pre-Season) – 8:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

With pre-season football on the docket for Thursday, it’s certainly OK to get somewhat excited for the brand new Madden ’12, right? 

My Opinion toward the MLB All-Star Game

MLB All-Star is a fun time, not a real game!
MLB All-Star is a fun time, not a real game!

Great moments, great opportunities! What am I trying to say it like Kurt Russell did in Disney’s Miracle? Why would I even borrow those wise words to describe the past and present MLB All-Star Game? Seriously, this game is the biggest joke ever! It makes the NFL Pro-Bowl seem serious, which it really is not true for one bit. I am telling you that I would rather sit back, relax, and read awful grocery store magazines or watch CSPAN highlights of Congress that day instead of spending three hours on my couch watching this thing.

Do you like the All-Star Game? Does it appeal to you more than it did in the early 1990’s because if the AL or NL wins their team will have home-field advantage throughout the World Series? This is crazy talk! Why can’t Bud Selig just allow the best team in baseball, which would have the best record be the home team? Would that make more sense? I think so!

How about these awful commercials that emphasize, THIS ONE COUNTS! Why not play those during the MBL Playoffs when it does count! Why not play those ads before a high school graduation ceremony, when getting a diploma does indeed count! How about playing it before your first day of work, because working hard seems to count!

Playing in an All-Star game is probably an amazing feeling, but between all the smiles, hugs, high fives, and joking around that occurs, it really loses its meaning of trying to be a competitive game. I mean, do you think Dan Uggla was upset after making a couple of errors in route to another NL defeat last season’s summer classic? I doubt it! I’m sure he just shrugged it off and resumed play once the vacation from baseball was over.

Overall, I am not a fan of the All-Star Game and just think that it is a total joke! What do you think?