Daily Noontime: Friday, January 31st, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

Happy Friday, everyone!

Your friendly (and outgoing) editor (and founder) Matt Noonan is here to help us with a brand new Daily Noontime for Fri-Yay (Friday!) January 31st, 2020.

Yes, it is the final day of January, which means we are inching closer to longer days, better weather and most importantly … loads of fun in the sun!

Have a great weekend, enjoy the Super Bowl and we’ll talk to you next Monday!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard 

  • The Boston Celtics picked up their second-straight win – third in their last four outings – with a 119-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
  • The Celtics are back in action tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 1st) when they host the Philadelphia 76ers in a VERY important Eastern Conference clash. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
  • The Boston Bruins return to the ice for the first time in a week to commence the second half of their season with an 8 p.m. puck drop against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links) 

  • Last night, the Celtics honored Kobe Bryant while Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker were fun to watch. (MassLive.com)

  • Should the Celtics consider trading Marcus Smart to acquire some much-needed pieces for a successful postseason run? (Celticswire.com)

  • The Bruins begin the second half of their season this evening with some questions that need to be answered for a successful stretch run. (Boston Herald)

  • The Boston Red Sox are supposedly interviewing a ‘former soccer goalie’ for their open managerial role. (98.5 The Sports Hub)

  • Tom Brady read some mean tweets about himself on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (Boston.com)
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick is not ready to retire. He will play in 2020. (ProFootballTalk.com)

Video of the Day: ESPN’s Max Kellerman believes Tom Brady is ‘begging for attention’ following his latest tweet.

Aaron Morse (Bates College Athletics)

Aaron Morse of Bates College joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Nation Podcast to discuss some New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) basketball, as well as some thoughts on the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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Noontime’s Take: See You Later, Alex Cora

Noontime Nation returns with a short (and quick) podcast hosted by editor and founder, Matt Noonan. 

In Matt’s first ‘Noontime Take’ of 2020, he dishes out some thoughts on Boston Red Sox manager – well, the team’s current skipper – Alex Cora, and that he should either be fired or resign with an impending suspension (and maybe more?) coming. 

Noonan shares a few tweets during the podcast from a few media folks, as well as highlights a recent article penned by Boston Globe columnist, Dan Shaughnessy, who is in agreement with Noonan about Cora being let go by the Sox. 

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NESN.com’s Lauren Campbell

NESN.com’s Lauren Campbell joined our first Noontime Nation Podcast for 2020 to discuss a few Boston sports topics for early January, including Tom Brady being a free agent to the Boston Celtics struggling against teams below them in the standings. 

Follow Lauren Campbell on Twitter: @lalalalaurrrren

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Noontime Rewind: Becoming A Blogger, Podcaster & Video Host

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation 

Before we kick-off, a brand new year (and decade) of blogging, editor and founder Matt Noonan shared some thoughts on the blog while also reflecting on how this platform provided him an opportunity to pursue his love of sports, content creation, and video and podcast production.

Noontime Sports launched in 2009 in a Wheaton College (Mass.) dorm room but has become a go-to for New England college and high school sports fan, along with our favorite die-hards of the Boston BruinsBoston CelticsBoston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. The site has covered multiple games and events over the past year (and decade), including contests at Gillette StadiumFenway Park, and the TD Garden.

In addition to game coverage, Noonan (and colleagues and friends) have produced a variety of features and podcasts – we even hosted a radio show, too – while creating some entertaining (and enjoyable) videos for our YouTube channel.

We’re excited for the upcoming year and next decade of blogging and podcasting, along with some video production, too, and hope you will enjoy Noonan’s reflection on what he has built.

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