Daily Noontime (Thursday, October 16, 2020)


By Matt Noonan

Welcome to Thursday, everyone! 

It’s quite chilly outside this morning. In fact, I almost ordered a hot coffee from Starbucks but chose a cold brew instead. Was that a bad decision? 

Let’s get to some news from the sports world, beginning with a recent update from the National Football League (NFL): The Atlanta Falcons are shutting down their facility due to “multiple positive tests.” 

What exactly does this mean? We’re unsure, but as of now, the Falcons are scheduled to meet the Minnesota Vikings this weekend, but that game could be postponed or canceled, so stay tuned. 

I am sorry to share not-so-good news (again!), but Nick Saban, who is the head coach of the University of Alabama‘s football team, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Additionally, Greg Byrne, who is the school’s athletic director, also tested positive, which means this weekend’s conference clash between the Tide and the University of Georgia could be postponed, but who knows? 

As we noted yesterday on our mid-afternoon ‘Daily Noontime,’ two Southeastern Conference (SEC) football games for this weekend have been postponed. According to this week’s schedule from ESPN.com (as of 9 a.m. this morning), three college football games have been postponed this week. Could we see a few more due to a recent uptick in coronavirus cases?  

Staying in the college athletic world, the NCAA‘s Division I Council voted yesterday to provide student-athletes that compete during the wintertime an extra year of eligibility. And according to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic, those that play basketball or hockey would be able to return to campus next year even if they play one or two contests. 

The NCAA also unveiled 450 host sites for upcoming championships, including lacrosse, which will return to Gillette Stadium in 2025 and 2026

Here are some more news and links from the world wide web: 

Kevin Tuve Podcast (1/31/11)

It is indeed Monday, which means, it is a Kevin Tuve Monday! On this particular podcast, Tuve and Matt Noonan discuss All-Star games in sports, some NBA and predict the winners for the Super Bowl.

Noontime Sports the Podcast (January 31, 2011)

What did you think about the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday? Did you enjoy the NHL All-Star game? Do you think that professional sports should continue to having all-star games or events? No matter what your thoughts are, listen to Mr. Matt Noonan’s thoughts on these questions, as well as hear his take on the Boston Celtics-Los Angles Lakers games too.

Daily Noontime – January 31, 2011

Despite scoring 41-points, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers lost to the Celtics Sunday.

Hello and good morning, good afternoon or good evening, whatever time it is, welcome to another week and of course, the Daily Noontime! January has flown by, so why don’t we get on with our headlines, news and of course, video of the day!


* The NFL Pro Bowl took place on Sunday, but in all honesty, is this game even worth being played?

* Despite the play of both squads in the NFL Pro Bowl, watching Cleveland Brown’s Alex Mack score a touchdown at the end of the game was pretty impressive.

* The Los Angles Lakers and Boston Celtics played against one another for the first time since facing off against one another in the NBA Finals, but this time, the Green and White escaped with a victory, 109-96.

* The Indiana Pacers are having a dreadful season, so what did they do now? They fired their head coach Jim O’Brien.

* St. John’s upset #3 Duke on Sunday, which may or may not be a good thing for the Blue Devils.

* The NHL All-Star game took place Sunday and despite the combined 21-points that were recorded, Nicklas Lidstrom‘s team earned the win.

Games to Watch:

* Denver at New Jersey (NBA) – 7:00pm eastern

* Cleveland at Miami (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Who cares if the Los Angles Clippers are a bad team, they have Blake Griffin!