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Daily Noontime – December 22, 2011

Should James Harrison be punished by the NFL for his aggressive hits? (Photo Credit: Flickr)

Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome to another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some headlines, news, and more! 

Headlines: 

* According to Cleveland Plain Dealer staff — they all believe that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison should be punished for his actions.

* The New York Giants and Jets have been trading jabs at one another through words this past week, but according to head coach Tom Coughlin, “talk is cheap.”

* MLB.com has confirmed that the Chicago White Sox and pitcher John Danks have agreed to terms on a five-year extension.

* Claude Giroux returned to the Philadelphia Flyers line-up on Wednesday, and recorded four points against the Dallas Stars, which helped the men dressed in orange, black and white secure a much needed victory.

* The Los Angles Clippers picked up an impressive pre-season victory on Wednesday, as Blake Griffin led his squad to a 108-103 victory against the Los Angles Lakers.

Games to Watch: 

* Buffalo at Toronto (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* New York Islanders at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Florida Atlanta at No. 25 Harvard (NCAA Men’s Basketball) – 7:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

In honor of a question from the New York Times crossword puzzle, here’s one of the answers, which is a song by The Beatles, enjoy! 

Daily Noontime – December 15, 2011

The Atlanta Falcons host Jacksonville on Thursday, and certainly they'd like to earn another victory! (Photo Credit: Betfirms.com)

Happy Thursday to all, and welcome into another tremendous and astounding rendition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some news and headlines to jumpstart your day, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Atlanta Falcons will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, and certainly, another win will help boost their chances toward a winning. season.

* The NFL announced it’s new TV deal with CBS, FOX and NBC on Wednesday, and well… there are a few changes that all fans will enjoy.

* Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins picked up an important road win on Wednesday, as the Black and Yellow defeated the Ottawa Senators, 5-2.

* One of the biggest stories from Wednesday was that the NBA officially allowed the New Orleans Hornets to trade Chris Paul to the Los Angles Clippers.

* According to reports, the Orlando Magic have officially ended trade talks for center Dwight Howard.

* Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has officially decided to appeal his one-game suspension.

Games to Watch: 

   * Philadelphia at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Calgary at Tampa Bay (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* New York Rangers at St. Louis (NHL) – 8:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Patrice Bergeron has experienced a great deal of success against Ottawa, and with that being said, here’s a video of his hat trick last year against the Senators at the TD Garden, enjoy! 

Daily Noontime – December 14, 2011

The Big-3 have a few thoughts on the NBA offseason! (Photo Credit: Sports Of Boston)

Happy Wednesday to all, and welcome into yet another stupendous and tremendous edition of… wait for it… the Daily Noontime! OK… that may have been a tad bit over the top, but here’s some news, headlines and more to kick-start your day, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The “Big-3,” a.k.a. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce voiced their concerns on Tuesday about the short, quick NBA off-season, as well as gave their “two-cents” toward commissioner David Stern too.

* Tuukka Rask saved 41 shots between the pipes on Tuesday, as the Boston Bruins beat-up the Los Angles Kings, 3-0.

* Despite leading the Minnesota Vikings to just two wins this season, head coach Leslie Frazier was recently assured by management that his job is safe.

* The NFL has officially suspended Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison for one game due to his bone-chilling hit against Colt McCoy last week.

* According to an interesting column from the Philadelphia Daily News on Tuesday, John Smallwood explained that Eagles fans who want change to root for the men dressed in green, white and black to lose.

* The MLB has decided that their new labor deal will actually feature instant replay for players, umpires and managers.

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Ottawa (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Chicago at Minnesota (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

This may not be sports related, but it’s certainly funny! Here’s the Donald talking about pulling out of his debate!

NFL 2011: AFC North Predictions

Expect a decent season from Colt McCoy and the Cleveland Browns.

By Matt Noonan  

One of the toughest divisions in football will be on display all season, as Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh will duke it out for the top-spot. Yes, I mentioned the Browns, but don’t worry Steelers and Ravens fans, they’ll most likely be a third place squad. Expect another solid year from the Steelers unless an injury derails the defending AFC champions.

Pittsburgh Steelers [10-6] – Despite their aging defense, the Steelers practically have the same team intact from last season, although sadly they just didn’t have enough in the tank to beat the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. One of the biggest questions this year will be if safety Troy Polamalu gets a new contract, but also, how many fines will linebacker James Harrison register? All in all, the Steelers are a solid pick to win this division, as long as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains focused.

Baltimore Ravens [9-7] – This has got to be the year for quarterback Joe Flacco, who enters his fourth season with the Ravens. The young quarterback has performed quite well over the years, but this season he needs to step-up and become a true leader. If Flacco can lead his offense, then expect good things from an all-around solid wild-card team.

Cleveland Browns [7-9] – I’m really excited for the Colt McCoy era to truly begin. The Browns will be somewhat decent this season, however, not the greatest. Of course they’ll struggle, but again, expect another quality season from running back Peyton Hillis too.

Cincinnati Bengals [2-14] – This team has been nothing, but a media circus. Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton will get pulverized this season under center, while rookie wide-out A.J. Green will struggle immensely. Overall, this is not going to be a good season for the “Bungles.”

Daily Noontime – July 15, 2011

There's light at the end of the tunnel for the NFL!

It’s officially Friday, which means… the weekend, right? OK… OK… enough questions, let’s get this Daily Noontime Delivered, so here’s the headlines and news of the day, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Good news NFL fans, apparently both sides are close to reaching an agreement on a new CBA (collective bargaining agreement).

* According to a recent poll, Forbes Magazine announced on Thursday that the Washington Redskins are the “4th-most valuable sports franchise,” which isn’t too much of a surprise, right?

* Finally, Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison feels bad for his comments and remarks toward the NFL, as well as commissioner Roger Goodell, yet, not all of it.

* It’s official, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will be suspended for four games due to his altercation with Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher, Kevin Gregg, who will also serve some time too.

* Former Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal signed a deal with TNT to be a broadcaster for the upcoming NBA season. This should be exciting television, so don’t miss it!

* Mark your calendars baseball fans, as the Brockton Rox get set to sell the worlds most expensive hot dog on Saturday July 23.

Games to Watch: 

* Florida at Chicago Cubs (MLB) – 2:20pm eastern 

* New York Yankees at Toronto (MLB) – 7:07pm eastern 

* Boston at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

* Texas at Seattle (MLB) – 10:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

James Harrison loves to talk, but also, hit!