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!
2010: With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected quarterback, Sam Bradford, who quarterbacked Oklahoma in the Big 12. Ndamukong 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.
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!
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.
Are you jumping on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon? (Photo Credit: China Sports Review)
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 Linhas 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 Chandlerand 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.
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.”