And finally – I am sure you know this – but Tom Brady will be joined in the backfield this fall by LeSean McCoy, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This offense should be fun to watch.
As we learned yesterday from Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA issued a “blanket waiver” on Monday, July 27, which would allow various D-I programs to start their respective seasons earlier than usual. This decision would certainly allow teams some flexibility to play (hopefully) a full season, pending how things shake out with the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
From a quick glance at the FBS schedule on ESPN.com, there are a few games scheduled for Saturday, August 29, including Missouri State visiting Oklahoma and Southern Illinois taking on Kansas. No times have been announced for these or any of the games listed, so stay tuned, college football friends.
Believe it or not, NFL training camps have started – yes, preparations for the 2020 football season are underway, despite an ongoing pandemic. But while teams begin to prepare for the strangest season in years, someone has to highlight various New England Patriots camp battles, right?
According to Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald, the ISL will not have championships this fall nor dish out awards. The league does, however, hope to provide some competition this fall, pending it is safe to do so.
Doesn’t it seem strange that we’re starting a new baseball season in late July? Well, that is what happens when you’re living through a pandemic, but we are excited to cheer on our hometown Boston Red Sox.
Let’s kick off a brand new day with the Daily Noontime for Thursday, July 23, 2020 – have a great day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2020
For the Boston Red Sox to be successful and win a lot of games over the next few weeks, Mitch Moreland believes the team needs to take it “one day at a time.”
Speaking of Twitter, WBZ’s (Boston) Dan Roche excited local sports fans for what the next few days and weeks will look like for our local teams, including both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics restarting their respective seasons later this month.
We conclude today’s Daily Noontime with yesterday’s biggest news item regarding Mookie Betts, who inked his name on a ‘megadeal‘ with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Too bad the Boston Red Sox couldn’t have kept him … (sigh!).
It’s Wednesday, which means we are inching closer to a brand new weekend – hooray!
Sure, weekends these days are a bit different, but they still are fun (in our opinion!).
As usual, have a wonderful day, be well, stay safe, and keep smiling, everyone!
On This Date in History: April 15th, 2020
1947:Jackie Robinson made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the second African African to play in the major leagues since catcher Moses Fleetwood Walker suited up for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association in 1884. Robinson inked his name on a contract with the Dodgers five days earlier (April 10th), ending his time with the Montreal Royals.
1991:Earvin “Magic” Johnson notched his 9,898th assist, passing Oscar Robertson on the NBA all-time assists leaderboard to become number one. The sellout crowd of 17,505 gave Johnson a standing ovation after he broke the record.
A ceremony was held on this date – April 15, 1997 – prior to the start of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets game at Shea Stadium. Selig announced that Robinson’s number would be “permanently” retired and that all players wearing No. 42 at the time would be allowed to continue to use the number.
2019: Cale Makar, who won the Hobey Baker and was named the Hockey East Player of the Year with UMass, recorded his first career NHL goal with the Colorado Avalanche during his debut one day after signing his name to a three-year, entry-level contract. The goal occurred during Colorado’s third postseason game against the Calgary Flames.