The Celtics are off tonight but are back in action tomorrow (Friday, January 24th) when they visit the Orlando Magic with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Boston Bruins are off until the end of the month – they entered the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star break with some momentum for the stretch run by beating the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
Eli Manning, who quarterbacked the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories over the New England Patriots, announced his retirement last night. (ESPN.com)
Will Eli Manning be elected to the National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame? Possibly? (NFL.com)
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens had some kind words to say prior to last night’s game against Jae Crowder, who played for the Green and White from 2014-2017. (Boston.com)
Former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe didn’t think Tom Brady was ‘going to be a starter.’ (NESN.com)
Employees at The Ringer, which was started by Bill Simmons, are worried about their jobs with talks of a sale to an audio company called … Spotify. (Washington Post)
Major League Baseball (MLB) plans to test robot umpires during spring training. (Elite Sports NY)
Throwback Video of the Day: In honor of ‘Throwback Thursday,’ enjoy a look back at a dominant sports decade in Boston Sports, courtesy of Boston Sports Highlights.
The 54th Super Bowl for the 100th season of the National Football League (NFL) is set as Kansas City Chiefs will square-off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in Miami, Florida. Get some insight on the game, as well as who is the favorite, courtesy of Esten McLaren. (USA Today)
Former NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis called out Richard Sherman following the conclusion of the NFC Championship game last night. (NinersNation.com | SB Nation)
The San Francisco 49ers “have reportedly requested to wear their all-white 1994 throwback jerseys” when they compete against the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. (Sports Illustrated)
NESN’s Doug Kyed revisits the New England Patriots‘ decision to trade Jimmy Garoppolo two years ago to the 49ers for draft picks. (NESN.com)
Monday’s Celtics-Lakers match-up will have Green and White fans thinking about what their team could have looked like with Anthony Davis in the line-up. (Boston Globe)
The Kansas City Chiefs will be competing in their first Super Bowl since 1970 when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings. (New York Times)
It’s back, everyone – the Daily Noontime has officially returned and is not going to disappear anytime soon!
We’ll have some fun with our Monday through Friday post, sharing news and links, along with some videos, podcasts, and music, so we hope you’re ready for the re-vamped (and 2020 version of one of our oldest and favorite) posts.
So, enjoy our first of many Daily Noontime‘s – as always, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, everyone, and we will be back next Monday, January 20th, 2020!
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.
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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 Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots. The site has covered multiple games and events over the past year (and decade), including contests at Gillette Stadium, Fenway 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.