It has been one year (and one day) since we lost Kobe Bryant to a helicopter accident, but his business legacy lives on. And that is a good thing!
For the first time since 1960, no former Major League Baseball (MLB) player was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, the leading vote-getter on this year’s ballot – that would be Curt Schilling – has asked to be “removed from the writers’ ballot next year.”
The sun is shining here in Boston, which makes me think that today is going to be an awesome day for everyone, so let’s get after it and have some fun!
The Daily Noontime is back – yes, I am pumped to bring it back and highlight some stories from the sports, tech, and innovation world, so you have something to read (and consume) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Let’s get after it with today’s Daily Noontime for Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – be well, stay safe, and please hold the line!
According to Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports (FOS), Sports Illustrated plans to put its “premium content” behind a paywall, beginning Tuesday, February 2. Readers would have to pay $5.99 a month, which is $1 more than what The Athletic charges its monthly subscribers.
I hope you ALL had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the spring-like temperatures, especially yesterday. It is almost spring here in Boston (and New England), which means warm weather, spring sports, and dinner (and coffee) outside, not inside.
Let’s kick off a brand new week with the ‘Daily Noontime’ by smiling, laughing, and loving life!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
Jayson Tatum scored 41 points in 37 minutes but it wasn’t enough to lift the Boston Celtics to victory on Sunday. Instead, Boston lost to the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-112, snapping a three-game winning streak.
Luckily, the Green and White will have a chance to redeem themselves tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 25th) when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers for a 10 p.m. tip-off.
The Boston Bruins will look to return to their winning ways tomorrow when they host the Calgary Flames for a 7 p.m. puck drop. Boston beat Calgary on Friday, 4-3, but then lost to the Vancouver Canucks, 9-3, one day later.
Finally, the Boston Red Sox will play some exhibition baseball today against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
LeBron James saluted Jayson Tatum on Instagram following the Lakers’ two-point win over the Celtics on Sunday. (MassLive.com)
The Boston Celtics altered their travel plans so they can attend Kobe Bryant‘s Memorial. (CBS Boston)
Sunday’s loss to the Lakers was a tough pill to swallow, but it certainly seemed like a game the Celtics should have won. (Boston Globe)
Will the Boston Bruins make a move before the NHL Trade Deadline ends at 3 p.m. today? (NESN.com)
The Boston Bruins should not pursue Joe Thornton, says one hockey writer. (Yahoo.com)