On This Date In History: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

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By NoontimesSports.com 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

We hope (as usual) that everyone is doing well, staying safe, and smiling, of course. The sun is shining outside our window, but it is a bit chilly and windy today, so make sure to bundle up if you need to go outside to the store or for a walk.

Let’s take another trip down memory lane with a brand new ‘On This Date in History’ for Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Have a great day, everyone!


On This Date in History: April 22nd, 2020

  • 1876: The Boston Red Stockings defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 6-5, in the first National League game in the history of baseball.
  • 1954: At the annual owners’ meeting in New York, Daniel Biasone, who was the founding owner of the Syracuse Nationals, which would become the Philadelphia 76ers, “proposed a rule that would force each team to take a shot within 24 seconds of gaining possession.”According to the New York Times, Biasone felt 24 seconds would allow each team to attempt an average of 60 shots per game. “My idea was to keep the game going, to speed it up,” Biasone said, via Charles Paikert.
  • 1995: John Smoltz, who spent a majority of his big league career pitching for the Atlanta Braves, recorded his 3,000th strikeout on this date when he retired Washington Nationals infielder Felipe Lopez in the top of the third inning.Smoltz joined an impressive list of MLB pitchers that recorded 3,000 strikeouts or more, including Nolan RyanRandy JohnsonRoger ClemensSteve Carlton, and Bert Blyleven.
  • 2010: With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected quarterback, Sam Bradford, who quarterbacked Oklahoma in the Big 12Ndamukong Suh, a defensive tackle from Nebraska, was selected second by the Detroit Lions while Gerald McCoy, who also played defensive tackle, was picked third by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The New England Patriots selected Devin McCourty with the 27th pick., McCourty, who played collegiately at Rutgers, has enjoyed a very successful career with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls while becoming a player to watch on the defense.

Daily Noontime: Monday, January 27th, 2020

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

Welcome to Monday, everyone – hope you had a great weekend!

This past weekend ended with a disappointing note with the news of Kobe Bryant‘s passing. We have some links (below) on Kobe, who was a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion, an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA team, and the 2008 Most Valuable Player.

Additionally, Bryant was tabbed the NBA Finals MVP in 2009 when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic and in 2010 when the Purple and Gold outlasted our beloved Boston Celtics.

Switching gears – just for a quick second! – it will be somewhat mild today in Boston, both in and outside the city with temperatures in the high 40s. However, it will be mostly cloudy today, but the warmer weather makes up for it, though!

Have a wonderful day, everyone, and remember to smile and laugh!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard 

  • The Boston Celtics saw their three-game winning streak snapped last night as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Green and White by a score of 123-108Kemba Walker led the way with a game-high 35 points, Gordon Hayward netted 23 points and Jaylen Brown chipped in 20 points.
  • Boston is off this evening but will cap their three-game road trip tomorrow with a visit to the Miami Heat, who currently resides in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 31-14 record. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
  • The Boston Bruins will begin the second half of their season on Friday, January 31st when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at 8 p.m.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)


Video of the Day: On January 22nd, 2006, Kobe Bryant made headlines by netting 81 points as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 122-104. 

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Are You Buying Into “Linsanity” These Days?

Are you jumping on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon? (Photo Credit: China Sports Review)

By NoontimeSports.com 

He never won an Ivy League championship with the Harvard University men’s basketball team or experienced March Madness as an actual player, but currently, former Crimson standout Jeremy Lin has become a NBA sensation over the past week due to his recent success he’s experienced with the New York Knicks.

Lin, who graduated from the Cambridge campus in 2010, has enjoyed a great deal of overnight stardom by helping the Knicks win three of their last four contests without Amare Stoudemire or Carmelo Anthony in the line-up.

Against New Jersey, Utah and Washington, Lin has averaged 25 points, eight assists, as well as 39 minutes.

Also, Lin wowed teammate Tyson Chandler and the Orange and Blue fan base with his first official NBA dunk on Wednesday against the Wizards, which was viewed on YouTube by thousands.

“I didn’t know he could dunk,” said Chandler via the New York Times. “When he’s going in for it, I go: ‘No, Jeremy! Just lay the ball up.’ And all of a sudden he dunks it.”

Lin has certainly changed the atmosphere at Madison Square Garden, and across the NBA world, as well as social media, too. However, Noontime Sports is wondering if his recent three-game performance is a fluke or the real deal? Are you buying into “Linsanity” these days?

If so, post your thoughts or ideas on the comment section below, and let us know if you think Mr. Jeremy Lin is the real deal.

Daily Noontime – November 18, 2011

It's Tebow Time in Denver!

Happy Friday to everyone, and welcome into another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! It’s going to be an awesome days, so let’s kick-start it with some news, headlines and more! 

Headlines: 

* Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow engineered a last minute drive in the fourth quarter to secure his team’s fifth win of the season against the New York Jets.

* The New York Times and the Broncos website provided Tebow’s post game comments, as well as his thoughts on the game winning drive — click here!

* According to a recent report — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may miss Sunday’s game, as well as more time going forward due to a toe injury.

* Syracuse University’s associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine was placed on leave after reports confirmed that he molested the team’s ball boys.

* At the President’s Cup — Tiger Woods lost, but Team U.S.A. maintained a lead.

Games to Watch: 

* Buffalo at Carolina (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Chicago at Calgary (NHL) – 9:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Here’s a true father and son playing soccer, enjoy! 

Bill Chuck on Noontime Sports the Podcast

Bill Chuck, a true baseball guru, joined Noontime Sports the Podcast on Thursday December 9, 2010, to discuss the Red Sox recent acquisition of Carl Crawford, talk about the state of the Yankees, as well as answer the question, is baseball living in a “golden era.”

Read the latest article by Chuck, which was featured on a New York Times blog on Thursday, December, 9, 2010.

Follow Mr. Bill Chuck on Twitter, as well as check out his website by CLICKING HERE!