Daily Noontime: Friday, March 27th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation

We have officially reached our favorite day of the week: Friday!

As usual, we hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, and thinking optimistically. I know I may sound like a broken record, but we will get through this and come back stronger than ever – I believe it!

Let’s cap another crazy week with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – again, be well, stay safe, and have a nice weekend, everyone.


Noontime’s Headlines for Friday, March 27th, 2020 

  • Yesterday was supposed to be the first day of the Major League Baseball season But due to no games being played by the coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC Sports did a simulation of the 2020 season on “MLB The Show 20” video game, which saw the Boston Red Sox finish their campaign with just 79 wins.
  • If there is no baseball this season due to the coronavirus, then Mookie Betts will be a free agent, not a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, the Sox would lose a few members of this year’s team, including Jackie Bradley Jr., Kevin Pillar, and Collin McHugh to free agency.
  • In honor of Opening Day – again, yesterday! – ESPN posted its power rankings, which found the Red Sox ranked 19th out of 30 teams. That is not good!
  • Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge seems to be staying busy during this unusual time, but also admitted in an interview with the Boston Herald that he doesn’t “feel really scared” about the coronavirus.
  • Besides answering who will play quarterback this season for the New England Patriots, the team seems to have additional question marks surrounding multiple positions on both sides of the ball.

On This Date in History

  • 1942: Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon and wins the heavyweight boxing title.
  • 1962: Jacques Plante ties the record for winning his sixth NHL Vezina trophy.
  • 1977: Chris Evert won her fourth and final WTA Tour Championship by a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-1, against England’s Sue Baker. The tennis match was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • 1995: Forrest Gump was named the Best Picture at the 67th Academy Awards.
  • 1998: The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks competed in front of 62,046 fans at the Georgia Dome, which was the largest crowd in NBA history. The Bulls won the game, by the way.

Daily Noontime: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

It’s Tuesday, which means we’re slowly approaching the halfway point of another week.

Hopefully, everyone had a wonderful LONG weekend and enjoyed celebrating George Washington‘s birthday.

As for today’s weather, it will be overcast – you can expect some rain, fog, and mild temps for the most part, which means we are inching closer to spring and warmer weather.

Have a wonderful day, and remember to smile, laugh, and drink an extra cup of coffee (like I do!).


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins will enjoy one more day off before visiting the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop. Boston has won its last three outings while Edmonton has won three of its last four contests.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • According to a recent report, Tom Brady will have teams come to him to discuss plans for the upcoming 2020 season. (ProFootballTalk.com)
  • Devin McCourty apparently has a question for Tom Brady (and maybe Gisele Bundchen) regarding a recent Instagram post. (NESN.com)
  • Boston Red Sox owner John Henry shared a strange comparison to the Mookie Betts trade. (Boston.com)
  • The Red Sox are close to signing catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to various reports. (OverTheMonster.com)

  • Dan Shaughnessy could not decipher the Mookie Betts trade from a strange Red Sox press conference yesterday. (Boston Globe)
  • Saturday (Feb. 22nd) will mark the 40th anniversary of the ‘Miracle on Ice.’ And the game featured some players from Boston. (The Athletic)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Here is a little Tuesday motivation after a relaxing LONG weekend for many! 

Daily Noontime: Monday, February 17th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan| @NoontimeNation

Happy Monday, everyone!

Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful morning (and end to their long weekend), and ready for a great week.

It is time to kick-off a brand new week with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’

As usual, have a wonderful day, smile, laugh, and eat a cookie – you deserve it!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins scored their third-straight win yesterday, beating the New York Rangers, 3-1. Patrice BergeronCharlie Coyle, and Charlie McAvoy each lit the lamp and will be counted on Wednesday, February 19th when the Black and Gold visit the Edmonton Oilers for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop.
  • The Boston Celtics are off until Friday, February 21st when they begin the second half of their season in Minnesota to face the Timberwolves.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • The NHL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, which means the Bruins may want to acquire an additional piece or two for a Cup run. (WEEI.com)

  • Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum represented the Celtics last night in the NBA All-Star Game. (NESN.com)
  • What if Xander Bogaerts convinced Mookie Betts to come back to Boston next season? It could happen, right? (MassLive.com)

  • John Henry and Sam Kennedy finally explained why they traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers(Boston Globe)
  • Kevin Pillar may not be Mookie Betts, but he certainly will be a nice addition to the Boston Red Sox outfield this season. (Boston.com)

  • The Las Vegas Raiders seem to be VERY interested in signing Tom Brady to a two-year deal. (247Sports.com)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: It’s ‘Music Monday’ so let’s dance to an 80’s version of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.

Daily Noontime: Friday, February 14th, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

It’s Friday or as we call it, ‘Fri-Yay’ – woo!

It is BRUTAL outside today, so make sure to bring an extra hat and gloves when you go out for a second (or third) cup of coffee. Luckily, this cold weather won’t last long as Boston’s mild-winter returns Sunday with temperatures falling just a tad bit short of 50 degrees.

Have a wonderful weekend – make sure to do something special today for Valentine’s Day and remember to smile, laugh, and eat some chocolate!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • Jayson Tatum netted a game-high 39 points last night as the Boston Celtics outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, 141-133, in double-overtime. With the win, the Celtics have won seven of their last eight contests, and enter the NBA All-Star break with some serious momentum.
  • The Boston Bruins will look to continue their impressive play from a few nights ago when they host the Detroit Red Wings tomorrow for a 1 p.m. face-off. They will then head to Manhattan on Sunday to face the New York Rangers for a 3:30 p.m. puck drop.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • Kemba Walker said that Jayson Tatum was the ‘best’ player on the court last night against Los Angeles. (ESPN.com)
  • Jayson Tatum could be the player that leads the Celtics to their 18th championship this spring (and summer!).  (For The Win) 
  • Alex Verdugo, who came over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Mookie Betts deal, could miss the start of the Boston Red Sox season. (Boston Globe)
  • Kevin Pillar and the Boston Red Sox agreed to a one-year deal, which is good news for the team’s outfield. (ESPN.com)
  • Which Major League Baseball (MLB) team had the worst offseason? Perhaps the Red Sox? (CBS Sports) 
  • Here are the movies and television shows that will be filmed in Massachusetts this year. (Boston.com)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a song that is playing on our Spotify playlist today! 

Daily Noontime: Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

Hello, Thursday – how are you?

From a quick look outside the window, you look gray, overcast, rainy, and gross, but that is OK because tomorrow is Friday (and Valentine’s Day), so that will keep our spirits high!

Let’s make sure to have a great day by dishing out a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – as usual, make sure to smile, laugh, and have an extra cup of coffee!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins returned to the win column last night with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. David Pastrnak lit the lamp three times last night while Patrice Bergeron finished with one goal. Boston will host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, February 15th with puck drop scheduled for 1 p.m.
  • The Boston Celtics close out the first half of their season this evening when they host the Los Angeles Clippers at 8 p.m. Boston is currently third in the Eastern Conference while the Clippers are in the same position in the Western Conference.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • David Pastrnak recorded his fourth hat trick of the season last night in his team’s three-goal win over Montreal. (NESN.com)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations, Andrew Friedman, hopes Mookie Betts will fall in love with his new city. (ESPN.com)
  • The ‘myth behind Boston’s Mookie Betts trade.’ (The Ringer)

  • A local Boston sports columnist believes the Celtics could make the NBA Finals this spring (and early summer!). (Boston.com)

  • Tom Brady could fit in quite well with any California team, along with the Las Vegas Raiders, too. (The Athletic)
  • Nick Caserio, who is the New England Patriots’ director of player personnel, has agreed to a contract extension. (ProFootballTalk.com)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: It’s ‘Throwback Thursday,’ which means its time for a fun video that will inspire you to do great things today, tomorrow, and the next day, too.