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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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Daily Noontime: Friday, January 24th, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

It’s Friday – let’s go!

We hope you’re ready for the final day of the so-called workweek – what is a workweek for us at a website? – and the upcoming weekend.

If you’re living in the Boston area, expect warmer temperatures this weekend, as well as some rain – maybe spring will arrive earlier than expected?

Have a great day, and as always, remember to smile, laugh, and be kind, everyone!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard 

  • Thursday was a quiet evening in Boston sports – no one played a game, so we watched some television (and did some reading!).
  • The Boston Celtics return to the hardwood this evening as they tip-off against the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. Boston is currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, while Orlando is seventh.
  • The Boston Bruins are still enjoying some time off due to the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game this weekend, but Black and Gold fans should tune in Sunday, January 26th to cheer on both coach Bruce Cassidy and winger David Pastrnak as the Atlantic Team faces-off against the Metropolitan squad.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • The Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres are discussing a ‘potential trade’ for Mookie Betts. Is that a good idea? (Boston Globe)

  • Peyton Manning will miss watching his younger brother Eli Manning, who was his third favorite player behind his father, Archie Manning, and Dan Marino(ProFootballTalk.com)
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo plans to channel Tom Brady on Super Bowl Sunday. (Sports Illustrated/ Patriots Maven)
  • Marblehead, Massachusetts will be the site of a brand new Disney + movie. (Boston.com)

  • What are the perks of being a Boston sports fan? Hmm … well, for starters … we win! (Patch.com)

  • Looking for a new restaurant to try in or outside of Boston? Well, try one of these 29 suggestions from the Boston Globe – we’ll check one or two out this weekend! (Boston Globe)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Happy Friday, everyone, from Rebecca Black!

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Daily Noontime: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

It’s Thursday – woo!

Today will certainly be a LOT warmer in Boston (and other parts of Massachusetts), so get outside and soak in some Vitamin D – it is good for you, especially in the winter.

As always, make sure to smile, be kind, and laugh – laughing is also good for you, too – and enjoy our first ‘throwback Thursday’ Daily Noontime!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Celtics continued their momentum from Monday by defeating the Memphis Grizzlies last night at the TD GardenJayson Tatum led the way with 23 points while Daniel Theis chipped in 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 19 minutes.
  • The Celtics are off tonight but are back in action tomorrow (Friday, January 24th) when they visit the Orlando Magic with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
  • The Boston Bruins are off until the end of the month – they entered the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star break with some momentum for the stretch run by beating the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • Eli Manning, who quarterbacked the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories over the New England Patriots, announced his retirement last night. (ESPN.com)
  • Will Eli Manning be elected to the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame? Possibly? (NFL.com)

  • Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens had some kind words to say prior to last night’s game against Jae Crowder, who played for the Green and White from 2014-2017. (Boston.com)

  • Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe didn’t think Tom Brady was ‘going to be a starter.’ (NESN.com)

  • Employees at The Ringer, which was started by Bill Simmons, are worried about their jobs with talks of a sale to an audio company called … Spotify. (Washington Post)

  • Major League Baseball (MLB) plans to test robot umpires during spring training. (Elite Sports NY)

Throwback Video of the Day: In honor of ‘Throwback Thursday,’ enjoy a look back at a dominant sports decade in Boston Sports, courtesy of Boston Sports Highlights

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Daily Noontime – February 6, 2012

Eli Manning once again led New York past New England in Super Bowl XLVI. (Photo Credit: SB Nation)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Monday in New England, and while many continue to dry their eyes from Sunday’s Super Bowl loss, let’s attempt to turn the page with some news and headlines.

* The New York Giants once again defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, 21-17. Eli Manning completed 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards and on touchdown, while Ahmad Bradshaw scored the game winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Also, the Patriots recorded five penalties for 28 yards, too. Manning was named the MVP for the second time in four years, as the Giants earned their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history.

* The Boston Celtics won their fourth consecutive contest on Sunday at the TD Garden, as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 98-80. Kevin Garnett led the Green and White with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Rajon Rondo handed out 14 assists. Boston will return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they host the Charlotte Bobcats.

* The Boston Bruins snapped their two-game losing streak on Sunday in Washington D.C., as the Black and Gold defeated the Capitals, 4-1. Tim Thomas turned away 35 shots, while Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley all scored goal for Boston. The Bruins will conclude their short road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Buffalo.

* Lastly, Monday marks the first day of the men’s Boston Beanpot, which enters its 60th year. Boston University will face-off against Harvard at 5pm, while Boston College will take on Northeastern at 8pm.

Lindberg: Super Bowl Prediction

By Andy Lindberg

To start, I have not allowed myself to watch, nor read any Super Bowl coverage over the past two weeks.  I have not gone on to sports websites nor have I tuned in to ESPN on TV.  The only thing I have allowed myself was the Bill Simmons Super Bowl Mailbag.  That’s it.  I did not want to hear all the crap that I’m sure was prevalent over the airwaves.  Still, the aura of this game has been impossible to escape.

If the New England defense can play like they did against Baltimore, the Patriots will win the Super Bowl.

Side note: they will not win if Tom Brady plays like he did against Baltimore, but that is a given.

I’m sure this game has been broken down every way possible.  Being a neurotic Pats fan for 19 years now (I moved to CT from Alabama in 1992 and became a Pats fan for the 2-14 season that ensued), I know when not to be cocky.  This is most certainly one of those years.  Take what I say with a grain of salt, I’m a natural pessimist.

New England’s defense has to match up against Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, and tight end Jake Ballard.  Covering one (or more) of these receivers throughout will be New England wide receiver Julian Edelman.  Doubling the man Edelman is on will put any of the other receiving threats in man-to-man coverage with the likes of Devin McCourty (who’s had a very disappointing year), Sterling Moore (my hero from the Baltimore game, but seriously, Lee Evans?), or Patrick Chung (knee injuries).

Admittedly, the Giants are the beneficiaries of bad football by Green Bay and San Francisco special teams.  However one does not simply go to the Super Bowl on luck alone.  Good teams capitalize on mistakes, and the Giants are one of the top teams at doing just that.

Brady was sacked five times during the last Super Bowl meeting between these two teams.  A rookie (Nate Solder) will be playing right tackle for the Patriots tonight.  It has been shown when Brady is hit, he gets flustered and may lose some of his composure.  During the 24-20 loss to the Giants earlier this year, Brady started to duck out of pressure that wasn’t even there by the end of the game.

New England stud tight end Rob Gronkowski has a high ankle sprain, and may be ineffective against New York.  This leaves Aaron Hernandez to pick up the slack and BenJarvus Green-Ellis has to try and wear down the Giant front seven in order to keep Eli Manning on the bench.

In the end, the Giants appear to be the more complete football team, not to mention they’re on a complete hot streak.  The Patriots are maligned and maligned for a reason, and I do not believe this game will be anywhere near as close as the last meeting.  Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs will wear down New England’s front seven and will open up the play action game for Manning’s stud receivers.  Brady will more than likely be put on his back frequently throughout the game, and will try to force throws to covered receivers.

Final Score: New York-38, New England-13