Daily Noontime (Friday, October 16, 2020)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Friday, everyone!

We hope everyone is doing well and having a great ending to the work week.

Any fun plans for the weekend?

We know two local athletes have plans for this weekend – that would Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore, who will be on the field Sunday when the New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos.

According to the Boston Globe yesterday, Newton’s presence on the practice field seemed to excite his teammates, including Gunner Olszewski, who told Jim McBride that he’s “fun to play with.”

With Newton on the sidelines earlier this month due to testing positive for the coronavirus, the Patriots suffered their second setback of the season to the Kansas City Chiefs, who recently signed Le’Veon Bell, per multiple reports. Yet, with why exactly did the Chiefs sign a player at a position that seems to be “replaceable” this year?

Let’s switch gears to sports betting where Turner Sports has signed some deals with both DraftKings and Fanduel. However, it does seem like DraftKings was the real winner in this big announcement.

Did you watch the end of last night’s American League Championship Series (ALCS) between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays? Well, in case you did not, the Astros won and might be poised to win the next two games after falling behind, 3-0.

Let’s go back to football for our final story and headline of the day – do you know who Arch Manning is? If not, he’s the nephew of Peyton Manning and is a pretty good high school quarterback!

That’s it for now, but you know we’ll be back for another blog post (or two) later today, so stay tuned!

Daily Noontime (Monday, October 5, 2020)

 

 

 

 

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Monday, everyone! 

As usual, we hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and ready for a great week, despite the gray skies outside our window – hey, Mr. Sun, please come out and play! 

Let’s kick off a brand new week with a … sigh of relief: the New England Patriots will play their fourth game of the 2020 season this evening against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the Patriots will take the field this evening without Cam Newton, who tested positive this past weekend for Covid-19. 

Newton broke his silence yesterday on Instagram – many outlets blogged about his post! – and hopefully, we will see him back on the field next weekend when the Patriots host the Denver Broncos.

Back to the Pats-Cheifs game, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe wrote a column that asked the following question: Did we learn anything from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans postponement?

As of this morning, the Patriots – well, everyone, except Cam Newton – tested negative, which means tonight’s game will happen. But if we learned anything from yesterday’s Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints contest, things could change quickly, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that 7 p.m. can get here quickly! 

In other news, former Pats quarterback Tom Brady threw five touchdown passes yesterday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers, 35-31. 

Brady and the Buccaneers have won three straight and seem to be trending in the right direction. Tampa Bay will visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday, October 8 before returning home ten days later to host the Green Bay Packers

Other news and notes from the world wide web: 

We’ll be back later today with some new content, but as always, make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube – have a great day, everyone! 

Daily Noontime (Tuesday, September 22, 2020)

By NoontimeSports.com

Welcome to Tuesday, everyone! 

As you know, we’re back to producing a ‘Daily Noontime’ every day – well, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to be exact – and we are excited. And speaking of being excited – yes, we’re smiling while writing this post! – let’s kickstart a brand new day with the Daily Noontime for Tuesday, September 22, 2020. 

Be well, stay safe, and keep smiling, everyone! 

Viva Las Vegas (Raiders)! 

After scoring a wild – and yes, crazy – opening day win against the Carolina Panthers, the Las Vegas Raiders won its first-ever contest in the state of Nevada as the Silver and Black topped the New Orleans Saints by a score of 34-24. 

Derek Carr highlighted his team’s second-straight win by completing 28 of 38 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns while Darren Waller led all receivers (and yes, tight ends) with 12 catches for 103 yards and one score.

Las Vegas has posted 34 points in back-to-back games and will look to continue its early-season momentum on Sunday when they visit the New England Patriots.  

DraftKings continues to expand its portfolio 

While 2020 has been a year of ups and downs, it has also been a year of positives for DraftKings, which not only when public in the spring, but has continued to expand its daily fantasy (and yes, sportsbook) empire. 

Recently, the Boston-based daily fantasy company inked a new deal with Athletes Unlimited to expand the league’s fan experience as they head into the final days of their initial softball season. 

Athletes United has been in the news lately for its professional women’s softball league, which concludes September 28, but they will also have an indoor volleyball league that will startup next February. 

More headlines (and yes, links!):

Noontime Nation Sports Business & Tech Notebook (Friday, Jan. 24th, 2020)

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation

Happy Friday, Noontime Nation fans and friends – hope you’re ready for a great weekend!

I am excited to introduce a new weekly piece of content – our Noontime Nation Sports Business and Tech notebook – which will highlight some Massachusetts news from the sports (and athletic) technology, business, and start-up world.

As someone that is passionate about sports business, start-ups, and technology, I am excited to introduce this new content that I hope you (and others) will enjoy and share.

Have a great weekend and thanks for checking out our first-ever Sports Business and Technology notebook here on NoontimeSports.com


News and Links from the Boston Sports Business & Tech World

  • PlayEasy was recently named to Built In Boston’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2020.

    PlayEasy – for those that may not be familiar with this company – is the equivalent of OpenTable when it comes to reserving basketball courts, skating rinks, and playing fields. The company is connected with more than 500 athletic facilities.

  • The Sports Innovation Lab recently examined in a blog post the ‘Power of Togetherness,’ as well as how sports are creating ‘a sense of community.’
  • In a recent interview with FancredMatt Lombardo doesn’t think that Eli Manning, who quarterbacked the New York Giants to two Super Bowls, is a lock for Canton, Ohio (the National Football League).

    Fans can subscribe to the Fancred YouTube channel, so you won’t miss future videos (like the one above!) by CLICKING HERE!

  • Don’t miss the first DraftKings Over/Under Show tomorrow morning (Saturday, January 25th, 2020) on 98.5 The Sports Hub at 7 a.m. The show will be hosted by Joe Murray and Dan Lifshatz.

    This is exciting news for the hyper-local daily fantasy company to continue expanding its brand through a well-listened to radio station in Boston, but also perhaps reach some new users, too.

    I’m looking forward to tuning in – Joe Murray is an old friend of the site that appeared on our podcasts back in 2010 and 2011.


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