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Daily Noontime – December 8, 2011

The Boston Bruins will look to rebound on Thursday against Florida! (Photo Credit: Sports of Boston)

Happy Thursday to everyone, and welcome into another edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some headlines, news and more to kick-start your day!

Headlines: 

* Despite losing their first game since October, the Boston Bruins are hopeful they’ll get back to their winning ways on Thursday when they host the Florida Panthers at the TD Garden.

* Due to injuries, the Chicago Bears will be forced to use Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

* On Wednesday, former Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle inked his name on a Florida Marlins contract, which is worth $58 million for four-years.

* Here’s an interesting article from the Detroit Free Press — Should the MLB change their dress code for the media? Thoughts? Suggestions?

* According to multiple reports — the Big East will add Boise State and four other schools to join their conference for the football season.

Games to Watch: 

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

* No. 24 Harvard at No. 9 UConn (NCAA Basketball) – 7:00pm eastern 

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

* Pittsburgh at Philadelphia (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

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

Video of the Day: 

With the NBA camps set to open on Friday, here’s a video that’ll get you ready for the upcoming season! 

Tony Romo’s Big NFL Wins

Romo has done well under pressure, yet can he lead Dallas to their third win against New England on Sunday?

By Matt Noonan 

Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys will invade Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday and certainly, they’d like to walk off the field with their third win of the season in their back pocket.

In some ways, this is a “must win” for the Boys; yet, it’s also an important game for Romo, who has been Jekyll and Hyde all season. However, Dallas’s gunslinger has won some “big games” and certainly, I think he’d like to add this one to his heroic resume.

Here are some games that Romo has helped Dallas prevail with an important win.

Dallas 21 – Indianapolis 14 (Nov. 19, 2006) Against the Colts, Romo completed 19-of-23 passes for 226 yards, and tossed one interception, but received some additional help from running back Mario Barber, who rushed for two fourth quarter scores. This game was a significant stepping-stone for Romo, as he and his team handed the Colts their first loss of the season and ended their nine-game winning streak.

Dallas 37 – Green Bay 27 (Nov. 29, 2007)In a game that decided the top seed in the NFC conference, Romo led Dallas to an impressive 11th win, as well as tossed four touchdown passes too. Besides completing 19-of-30 passes and finishing with 309 yards through the air, Romo also relied on his running game, and wide receiver Terrell Owens, who led the Cowboys receiving core with seven catches for 156 yards and one touchdown.

Dallas 24 – New Orleans 17 (Dec. 19, 2009)In a critical “must win” contest, Dallas yet again handed another undefeated squad their first loss of the season, as well as watched Romo tear apart the Saints secondary for one touchdown and 22 completions. Yet, besides Romo’s ability to remain comfortable in the pocket and make smart reads, linebacker DeMarcus Ware recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles, which helped Dallas earn their ninth win of the ’09 season.

Dallas 34 – Philadelphia 14 (Jan. 9, 2010)Despite losing two playoff games against New York and Seattle, Romo finally won his first postseason contest, as well as tossed two touchdowns in the win. Yet, despite their exciting victory against the Eagles on this particular day, Dallas’s playoff run ended in Minnesota a week later, as Brett Favre and the Vikings pulverized the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional round by a score of 34-3.

Daily Noontime – July 27, 2011

Is 2011 the year of Dustin Pedroia?

Good Wednesday to everyone, it’s officially…HUMP DAY! Let’s have a great day, but also, enjoy the headlines and news too! 

Headlines: 

* Hands down Dustin Pedroia  is having one his best seasons in a Boston Red Sox uniform.

* The Dallas Cowboys made a handful of cuts yesterday and one of those players who was shown the door was Marion Barber.

* Believe it or not, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers believes James Jones should be the team’s number one priority.

* Tuesday was an exciting day for Chase Utley, who hit an inside-the-park home run.

* With the NBA Lockout in the background, Ron Artest is considering joining “Dancing with the Stars.”

* According to reports, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was excited to return to Gillette Stadium on Wednesday.

Games to Watch: 

* Seattle at New York Yankees (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern

* San Francisco at Philadelphia (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Now that the NFL is back, get excited for some Madden Football too! 

Daily Noontime – November 16, 2010

Hello and good morning to everyone! It is a brand new day, Tuesday to be exact and it is officially time for the Daily Noontime, so enjoy and have an awesome day!

Headlines:

* Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw for six touchdowns in his teams win against the Washington Redskins on Monday, 59-28.

* Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley apologized for acting like a “sore loser” in his teams loss on Sunday.

* Former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens is back to bashing and mocking his former quarterback, Donovan McNabb.

* Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber was fined for violating the teams dress code.

* Attention gamers … MLB 2k11 will most likely feature Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Roy “Doc” Halladay.

* John Wall is hurt, so that should pave the way for Gilbert Arenas to start for the Washington Wizards.

* NHL vice president Colin Campbell apparently sent an email in 2007 and called Boston Bruins center Marc Savard a “little fake artist.”

Games to Watch:

* Philadelphia at Montreal (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern

*L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee (NBA) – 8:00pm eastern

* Chicago at Houston (NBA) 8:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Did you watch Monday Night Football? If not, check out these other great Michael Vick moments in college and professional football.


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.