I hope you are somewhat excited for the weekend – sure, Saturdays feel like Mondays and Sundays feel like Wednesdays, but at least we can take a break from our home offices and enjoy time with our family, right?
Let’s kick off a new weekend with the ‘Daily Noontime.’ As usual, be well and stay safe, everyone, and we’ll chat with you again next week – I promise!
Noontime’s Daily Headlines for Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Here’s a thought: what if the Patriots secured the third pick from the Detroit Lions in the upcoming NFL Draft to select quarterback Tua Tagovailoa? I would be fine with that decision. However, the Patriots may need to surrender a current player, including wide receiver Julian Edelman.
2000: Ken Griffey Jr. made his debut with his hometown CincinnatiReds. The game was unfortunately postponed to the following day due to rain in the sixth inning.
2006: Billy Donovan led the Florida men’s basketball team to its first-ever NCAA Championship with a 73-57 win over UCLA.
2007: Candace Parker was named the Most Outstanding Player after leading the Tennessee women’s basketball team past Rutgers in the 26th NCAA Championship. The win against Rutgers provided the Volunteers with their seventh national title in program history.
It’s Thursday – it is also the second day of April, which is somewhat exciting, right?
Sadly, today will be an indoor day due to the rain, but we must ALL stay indoors as much as possible to continue to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Let’s brighten the day (and everyone’s mood) with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – have a wonderful day, everyone!
Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Earlier this week, we learned the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is planning to have a spring season, pending schools re-open on Monday, May 4th. Additionally, it was confirmed that the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA) hopes to have a spring season, too – their start date, according to the Union Leader is Wednesday, May 13th.
1931: JackieMitchell, a 17-year old girl, struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition baseball contest at Engel Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1984: John Thompson leads Georgetown University to an 84-75 win over Houston in the NCAA Championship game. Thompson becomes the first African-American coach to win a collegiate championship.
2001: New York Yankees pitcher (and former Boston Red Sox hurler, too) Roger Clemens becomes the American League, all-time strikeout leader, recording his 3,509th strikeout in a 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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.
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.
I hope you are ALL doing well, staying safe and of course, keeping a smile on your face – we will get through this time together, I promise.
Let’s kick off the day with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime’ – again, remember to smile and think positively, friends.
Noontime’s Headlines for Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
As mentioned yesterday in our midday ‘Daily Noontime,’ Tom Brady was officially introduced as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers via a phone conference, not an in-person press conference due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). And shortly after Brady was introduced as the newest member of the Buccaneers, the team produced a video on their YouTube channel that broke down/provided some insight on the greatest quarterback (ever!).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians told members of the media in yesterday’s phone call – well, the team’s phone conference with the press, to be exact – that he never thought Brady would leave the New England Patriots.
According to the Boston Globe, ushers at the TD Garden have been laid off, due to the coronavirus. These part-time employees received a letter about the layoffs, as noted in the USA Today, and could be eligible for unemployment benefits.
This is awful news to hear (and learn about), so we hope things do work out for these men and women during these unusual, but very tough times.
Finally, the NFL Network has been “forced to temporarily pull its live programing” due to an order by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who has ordered the state’s residents to stay home due to the coronavirus. Like us here in Massachusetts, California is allowing those that work jobs that are deemed essential to continue working, while others are asked to work from home.
On This Date in History
1947: Holy Cross men’s basketball won the ninth NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship – the Crusaders beat Oklahoma, 58-47, to secure the program’s first victory in the title game.
1971: The Boston Patriots became the New England Patriots.
1972: Bobby Hull becomes the second NHL skaters to score 600 goals.
1972: UCLA captured the 34th NCAAMen’s Basketball Championship with an 81-76 win over Florida. The victory provided the Bruins with their sixth-straight title, while Bill Walton was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.
1982: Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL skaters to score 200 points in a season.
Tom Brady was introduced today as a new member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – the former New England Patriots signal-caller was peppered with questions during an introductory conference call. If you missed it, the Bucs did upload the press conference to their YouTube channel.