NFL Hot Topics and Links

By NoontimeSports.com

It’s easy to state that it’s officially summertime, especially since the sports world is somewhat calm and subdue. However, there’s some interesting and intriguing NFL stories that emerged on Monday, which is why we’ve decided to compile a list and share them with our fans. So, find a story you like and click it.

* New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch seemed confident in a recent report that there will indeed be a NFL season this fall. However, he advised fans to be “patient.”

*According to reports, Terrell Owens is recovering from ACL surgery, but while it’s certain that he won’t be on the field anytime soon, some wonder if his career is officially over? Also, if he signs with a new team, one has to wonder, will he be a bad influence?

* Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett is making sure to workout and prepare for the upcoming season. Yet, why isn’t he working with his other teammates or Tony Romo?

* Good news for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as his lifelong friend and quarterback coach Tom Martinez seems to be doing well despite his recent health issues.

* Have you been watching the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2011?” If so, one NFL writer has a few thoughts on the current list, as well as while it’s funny and interesting.

* New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has broken his silence and is optimistic about a new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) for the NFL.

Daily Noontime – June 24, 2011

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving, as their first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft!

Happy Friday to everyone! It’s the weekend, which means, the work week is slowly coming to a close, wahoo! Here’s the day’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Cleveland Cavaliers used their first round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft to select Duke’s Kyrie Irving, who apparently has a large following overseas.

* Well, the NFL talks have now switched to Boston, Massachusetts, so hopefully, Bob Kraft and the Patriots front office can help the negotiations, right?

* Despite the fact that the NBA could head into a lockout, players have admitted they’re not worried, but want a quality deal for the future.

* It’s official, New York Jets back-up quarterback Erik Ainge has decided to end his NFL career.

* The 2011 NHL Draft is Friday and the Detroit Red Wings have their eye on various defensemen.

* Well, the Los Angles Dodgers and Frank McCourt drama continues, as FOX is not interested in forcing a deal.

Games to Watch: 

* Colorado at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Boston at Pittsburgh (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* Cleveland at San Francisco (MLB) – 10:15pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

This wasn’t much of a surprise, right? 

Daily Noontime – June 23, 2011

Tim Thomas earned a special award on Wednesday, but what exactly was it?

Happy Thursday, Folks! It’s going to be yet another great day, but in the meantime, here is today’s headlines and news, so enjoy!

Headlines: 

* Well, the NFL labor talks are now going to be switched to Boston, but again, what will happen this time?

* It was an exciting evening in Las Vegas on Wednesday, as the NHL handed out their yearly awards.

* It was an exciting day for Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas who won the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday.

* Things are not looking good for Frank McCorut and yes, it slowly looks like his days with the Los Angles Dodgers are numbered.

* Remember a young soccer star by the name of Freddy Adu? Well, in case you didn’t, he’s a young, talented soccer player that helped Team USA beat Panama, 1-0.

* For the second time this season, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee went the distance, as well as lasted nine innings for a shutout.

Games to Watch: 

* Seattle at Washington (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern 

* Oakland at New York Mets (MLB) – 1:10pm eastern 

* Minnesota at San Francisco (MLB) – 3:45pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

It was an exciting evening for Tim “Timmy” Thomas on Wednesday and yes, he was happy to win the Vezina Trophy! 

Daily Noontime – June 22, 2011

Well, there's hope that the NFL will get itself back on target, especially after Tuesday!

It’s Wednesday, which means, yes, it’s “hump day!” Here’s today’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Tuesday was an important day for the NFL, but according to reports, players and owners are optimistic that new CBA is around the corner.

* While the NFL continues to negotiate a new CBA, one reporter has an idea that maybe the league should repay the fans for this particular lockout by having an 18-game schedule. Hmm… that wouldn’t work, right?

* The NBA Draft is upon us, but really, who are some players to watch? Well, one that everyone should pay attention to is Brandon Knight.

* There’s some more drama these days, as Los Angles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has decided to challenge the MLB again.

* It’s officially the second day of summer, which means “Wiffle Ball season has begun!”

* Well, it seems that according to some sources, Miami Heat’s Pat Riley said, he’ll never coach again in the NBA.

Games to Watch: 

* New York Yankees at Cincinnati (MLB) – 12:35pm eastern

* San Diego at Boston (MLB) – 1:35pm eastern 

* Seattle at Washington (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Yep, this is something different, but again, so enjoyable! 

Daily Noontime – June 21, 2011

Who in the NBA wants Josh Smith?

Good day to everyone! Yes, it’s Tuesday, but also, it’s the first official day of summer, wahoo! Here’s the day’s headlines and news, so enjoy!

Headlines: 

* If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, well, you’re quite content these days, as their offense has certainly found its groove.

* Attention NBA owners … the Atlanta Hawks would be interested in hearing from you about acquiring Josh Smith.

* Apparently more turmoil is occurring in the NFL, as players and owners continue to see things differently. Although it certainly seems the owners are the reason why a new CBA hasn’t occurred.

* It’s official, NBA owners will meet on Tuesday to discuss their labor-issues, as well as see if they can piece together a new season too.

* Good news NHL fans, the NHL network and website will wrap up their 2010-2011 coverage with the draft, so be excited.

* According to sources, Nicklas Lidstrom will return for a 20th season with the Detroit Red Wings, but is that a good or bad move?

Games to Watch: 

* Los Angles of Anaheim Angels at Florida (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Philadelphia at St. Louis (MLB) – 8:15pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

It’s officially summer, but we can still watch college bands perform, right?