Daily Noontime – February 8, 2011

Besides it being a Tuesday, we can still say, this month is flying by, right? Whatever, agree or disagree, February is slowly approaching the mid-way point. So, have a wonderful day and welcome to the Daily Noontime!


* The Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to win a game recently, on Monday, they lost a regular season record, 25-games in a row.

* After an exciting Super Bowl victory, the Green Bay Packers have decided that now its time to extend contracts to the general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy.

* Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones had to make a few apologies or at least has now owned up to the Super Bowl seats issues.

* Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen scored 25-points on Monday, but was unsuccessful at making the big 3-pointers down the stretch, as he and his team lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, 94-89.

* Carmelo Anthony scored 50-points on Monday, but the Houston Rockets had no problem and handed the Denver Nuggets their 22nd loss of the season.

* New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is planning to move his family to a suburb near Dallas, but will that make his team happy?

* Texas Rangers infielder, Michael Young wants to be traded from the Texas Rangers according to sources, but where exactly will he land a new job?

* University of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was suspended Monday and it doesn’t sound good.

* A former Kiwi softball player, Te Wera has officially signed with the Boston Red Sox, but will he make the team? We’ll find that out soon!

Games to Watch:

* Los Angles Clippers at Orlando (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Carolina at New Jersey (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

* San Jose at Washington (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

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

Video of the Day:

So the Green Bay Packers did win the Super Bowl and this young fan had to sign his version of “Green and Yellow!”

Daily Noontime – November 12, 2010

Happy Friday everyone from all of us here at Noontime Sports! Have a great day, awesome weekend and of course, be safe! Here is your Daily Noontime for Friday November 12, 2010.


* Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons earned their seventh victory on the season on Thursday by beating the Baltimore Ravens, 26-21.

* Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson has explained the reason the team has failed is because of their owner and general manager, Jerry Jones.

* Minnesota Vikings signal caller/quarterback Brett Favre, told reporters that he will not return for another season in 2011.

* The Boston Celtics won round two against the Miami Heat on Thursday and it certainly doesn’t look good down in South Beach.

* More news has continued to appear about Auburn’s quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful, Cam Newton, as well as his father Cecil Newton too.

* The Texas Rangers are interested in acquiring Kansas City Royals ace, Zack Greinke.

* Here are Peter King‘s picks for the week from Sports Illustrated, did he pick your team to win?

* The Boston Red Sox are in hot pursuits of catcher John Buck.

Games to Watch this Weekend:

* Utah at Atlanta (NBA) (Friday) – 7:00pm eastern

* Portland at Oklahoma City (NBA) (Friday) – 9:30pm eastern

* #14 Utah at Notre Dame (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 2:30pm eastern

* Georgia at #2 Auburn (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 3:30pm eastern

* Penn State at #9 Ohio State (NCAA FB) (Saturday) 3:30pm eastern

* Ottawa at Boston (NHL) (Saturday) – 7:00pm eastern

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

* #19 Mississippi State at #12 Alabama (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 7:15pm eastern

* Portland at New Orleans (NBA) (Saturday) – 8:00pm eastern

* New York Jets at Cleveland (NFL) (Sunday) – 1:00pm eastern

* Tennessee at Miami (NFL) (Sunday) – 1:00pm eastern

* Dallas at New York Giants (NFL) (Sunday) – 4:15pm eastern

* New England at Pittsburgh (NFL) (Sunday) – 8:20pm eastern

* Phoenix at LA Lakers (NBA) (Sunday) – 9:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Rex Ryan is ready to face his brother, as well as the rest of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday!

Can Jason Garrett improve the Dallas Cowboys?

Is Jason Garrett ready to retool this "talented" Cowboys team?

Wade Phillips has officially left the building, but stepping into his role will be former Dallas Cowboys back up quarterback and offensive coordinator, Jason Garrett. What can Garrett bring to this offense? Will he change the struggling defense? Is he really prepared for this position?

Keep the questions coming because between now and kickoff on Sunday against the New York Giants, the Cowboys will become the new Brett Favre of the media. Every second will be scrutinized. Every play the team runs in practice will be questioned. No one is going to side with owner Jerry Jones and his “fan like decisions.”

This team has gone from desperate to hopeless, but can things possibly change?

Can the Cowboys turn their troubled season around?

Could they be the next coming of the Tennessee Titans from ’09?

What can Garrett do to fix this entire mess?

Here are some ideas!

1.) Focus – Just say this word over and over again. It gets you pumped up and ready to go. The Dallas Cowboys have shown little to no focus all season. Silly turnovers, mental errors and mistakes, as well as not smart fundamental football has plagued this team big time. What Garrett needs to implement right away is a new Cowboys attitude. He needs to get this team back to basics, which was what supposedly what Phillips tried last week before their epic collapse against the Green Bay Packers. If the Cowboys can focus all week by studying film, correcting careless mistakes, practicing much harder than usual, then things can turn around. Don’t expect a major turnaround, such as an eight game winning streak, but something along the lines of focusing more than they did in September and October.

Can Jon Kitna turn the Cowboys offense around?

2.) Pass Protection – Garrett has been scrutinized all season over his play calls, so this time he better get it right because he is now the head coach. With quarterback Tony Romo sidelined and Jon Kitna under center, the Cowboys offensive line needs provide more protection for their gunslinger. Kitna has been rushed out of the pocket, sacked and intercepted multiple times since he stepped onto the Cowboys Stadium turf back in October, but has appeared lost, confused and uncertain at times. If he can get more protection then this so called, “dangerous offense” could actually compete against their remaining opponents.

3.) Run Game – The Cowboys have three great running backs… well … I don’t know if I would use the term “great,” but they could be described that way if their production improved. This offense has been reluctant to run the ball, which has put so much pressure on Kitna to find any open target. If Garrett can return to a balanced offensive attack, it would not only take the load of the aging Kitna, but also, keep his struggling defense off the field. Marion Barber and Felix Jones this season have combined for 513 yards and two touchdowns. Certainly, expectations were much higher for these two backs, but why hasn’t Tashard Choice seen more action? The running game needs to change immediately. The Giants are second against stopping the run, so that could pose for some challenges.

Overall, these are just a few things that need to be adjusted. Of course, the list could go on and on, but if the Cowboys can figure out a way to get back to basics, things might work out with Garrett at the helm.

Daily Noontime – November 9, 2010

Are Cowboys fans ready for Garrett to lead them to victory?

Good day to everyone and welcome to Noontime Sports! It is Tuesday, but this is always a fun day, so go do something awesome and in the meantime, here is our Daily Noontime for November 9, 2010.


* Now that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has fired Wade Phillips, will interim head coach Jason Garrett be his guy going forward?

* Not only did Phillips seem to have accountability issues, but so did the web guys or gals for the Cowboys website too.

* Auburn quarterback Cam Newton had a few instances of “academic cheating” while enrolled at the University of Florida.

* The Pittsburgh Steelers held off a late rally by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, winning by a score of 27-21.

* The New York Yankees are still interested in acquiring pitcher Cliff Lee, but his agent is advising him to take free agency slower than usual.

* Did Baltimore Ravens fullback/running back Le’Ron McClain really spit on Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder on Sunday?

* The University of Colorado’s football team is saying so long and good bye to head coach Dan Hawkins.

Games to Watch:

* Toledo at Northern Illinois (NCAA FB) – 7:00pm eastern

* Utah at Miami (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

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

* Washington at New York Rangers (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

The Dallas Cowboys may want to consider signing some of these youngsters who play middle school football. Watch out America, we have some talented young men who can play football!

Wade Phillips Fired from Dallas

So long Wade, Hello Jason!

Forget their 45-7 embarrassing loss on Sunday, as well as their Texas beat down against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Halloween because the Dallas Cowboys have just stirred up some more trouble, they just fired head coach Wade Phillips according to ESPN and ESPNDallas.com.

Owner Jerry Jones has supposedly promoted offensive coordinator and former Cowboys quarterback Jason Garrett to become the next head coach.

Phillips spent three seasons patrolling the Dallas sidelines and decided to initiate a calmer approach to coaching compared to the man he preceded, Bill Parcells. Parcells used mind games and unleashed a unique coaching style, but was unable to lead the ‘Boys to a playoff win.

Phillips has been shown the door before by other organizations across the league and has a coaching record of [82-61].

With Garrett now at the helm, he will inherit a team that has lost five straight. The Cowboys visit the Giants on Sunday, but now the question is what other changes will Jones make before kickoff.