Tag: NFL Training Camp 2011

Daily Noontime – August 11, 2011

To Play Tom Brady or Not to Play Tom Brady, that's the question on Thursday!

It’s officially Thursday, which means Friday and the weekend are just around the corner, so hold back a scream, OK? Anyways, here’s the big headlines and news of the day, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Thursday marks the official start to pre-season NFL football, which makes some coaches a tad bit giddy.

* The New England Patriots will open their pre-season slate at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, but some wonder if quarterback Tom Brady should play.

* New Orleans was a hot sports spot on Wednesday for baseball not football, which doesn’t totally make a lot of sense, right?

* It’s official, the MLB postseason will begin on the final Friday of September this year, which should get baseball fans somewhat excited.

* Apparently the Miami Dolphins have told their fans to not post practice videos on YouTube.

* According to reports, Houston, Texas will be the spot for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, but yet again, one has to wonder if there’ll even be a season this year.

Games to Watch: 

* Los Angles of Anaheim Angels at New York Yankees (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern 

* Jacksonville at New England (NFL Pre-Season) 7:30pm eastern 

* Baltimore at Philadelphia (NFL Pre-Season) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Denver at Dallas (NFL Pre-Season) – 8:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

With pre-season football on the docket for Thursday, it’s certainly OK to get somewhat excited for the brand new Madden ’12, right? 

Daily Noontime – August 8, 2011

Walking-off with a purpose!

Good Monday to everyone and yes, we’re back! Ha ha, we’re back and ready to roll! Here’s the Daily Noontime for Monday August 8, 2011, have a fantastic day! 

Headlines: 

* Sunday’s series finale between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees was an exciting one, as young Josh Reddick hit a walk-off single to win the game in the 10th inning.

* It’s official, Yankees manager/skipper, Joe Girardi has decided to bench catcher/designated-hitter, Jorge Posada.

* Good news for Philadelphia Eagles fans, as reports surfaced late Sunday about DeSean Jackson ending his holdout and returning to the gridion on Monday.

* Well, yet again, Tiger Woods didn’t win a golf tournament, but instead, Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

* Sunday was an exciting day for San Francisco Giants pitcher, Tim Lincecum, who ended the Philadelphia Phillies nine-game winning streak.

* Apparently the Atlanta Hawks will be sold, but will remain in Atlanta, Georgia, which does sound weird, right?

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Minnesota (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Kansas City at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

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

Video of the Day: 

Yep, Josh Reddick stamped his name in the Sox-Yankees rivalry book! 

The Excitement of New England Patriots Training Camp

Tom Brady took a few minutes after Sunday's morning practice to sign autographs and interact with fans!

By C.J. Legner 

Fans lined up Sunday morning outside the glorious and beautiful Gillette Stadium eager to watch some football. However, this wasn’t just any ordinary day of the week, but instead, it’s officially the very beginning for the men dressed in red, white and blue, who weren’t playing an opponent, such as the New York Jets or Miami Dolphins, but instead, themselves.

The New England Patriots, who began their preparations for the upcoming 2011 NFL season on Thursday, welcomed hundreds of fans to their magnificent facility to watch the squad stretch, pass, tackle, as well as push one another to the brink.

Yet, despite the July heat and rather early morning, myself, as well as other die-hards screamed, yelled and even screeched, as the Patriots players and coaches marched onto the practice field for their morning session. In fact, some of the biggest ovations were saved for quarterback Tom Brady and newly acquired wide receiver, Chad Ochocinco, but that’s an obvious, right?

After the clapping and screaming was done, fans were treated to a behind the scenes look of the ’11 Patriots and yep, they looked pretty darn good, but I think it’s too early to deem them Super Bowl champions. I mean, hey, it’s one thing to think it, especially now, but another thing to state it like one particular fan who shouted, “We’re Super Bowl bound!”

OK, I’ll admit, I chuckled and laughed when I heard that comment, but hey, so would you, but again, this article isn’t about a particular fan, yet instead, the awesome thing called, “NFL Training Camp.” It’s certainly something everyone and yes, I mean everyone should witness, especially those pigskin die-hards.

The New England Patriots camp experience was a blast and yes, I highly recommend it. I mean, hey, you get to watch a variety of grown men push one another around for their starting jobs, but also meet your favorite stars too.

I wish I could report that Mr. Brady and I had a nice chat after the practice concluded, although that didn’t happen, but maybe, just maybe, it’ll happen in the future, right, Tom?

All in all, I had a blast at the Patriots Training Camp and hope you, as well as others will consider attending one of their open sessions. Once the season begins, they’ll return to closed practices, especially since they won’t want any fan or “spy” to know what head coach Bill Belichick is cooking in the oven.

NFL Player Profile: Chad Ochocinco (New England Patriots)

Chad Ochocinco is excited to be a member of the New England Patriots!

By Matt Noonan 

Chad Ochocinco (New England Patriots/Wide Receiver):  One of the most colorful, animated, as well as talented players in the NFL joined Bill Belichick’s roster on Thursday and nope, it wasn’t an early “April Fools” joke.

Chad Ochocinco, who spent the past 10-seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, was excited to join forces with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Wes Welker. He’ll certainly provide depth on the offense, as well as be the perfect slot-man for Brady, but also, help with the running game by opening lanes for BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Kevin Faulk and Sammy Morris.

Yet, besides participating in the “Patriot Ways,” he’ll definitely become one of Brady’s go-to-guys and could certainly help improve Brandon Tate and Taylor Price’s performance on the field. In fact, maybe he’ll convince Julian Edelman to cut his hair, but that’s not totally necessary.

Although, besides all the positives and leadership qualities Ochocinco brings to the table, it’s certainly important to note that he’s a top-notch receiver who’s a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time First Team All-Pro. In ’05, he led the Bengals in receiving yards, [1,432] and touchdowns, [9], but overall, his numbers in various categories have gone up and down over the years, yet have indeed remained consistent.

All in all, despite being 33-years-old, Ochocinco is focused and prepared to have a great season, especially since he’s wearing his two favorite numbers…thanks, Aaron Hernandez.

Career Numbers: 151 games/751 receptions/10,783 reception yards/66 touchdowns

Daily Noontime – July 29, 2011

Are you ready for some Ochocinco Action?

It’s Friday and yes, we’d like to sing Rebecca Black’s song, but we’ll hold back and just deliver the day’s news, headlines and more! Happy weekend everyone! 

Headlines: 

* Thursday was a busy day in the NFL, but also at Gillette Stadium, as the New England Patriots acquired not only Albert Haynesworth, but also, Chad Ochocinco. Yet, some are wondering, what would have happened if Chad had gone to San Francisco?

* Being the usual culprit, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick “danced” around the media in regards to questions about trades and acquisitions, which is typical.

* It’s official, former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has been reinstated by the NFL, but we knew this would happen, right?

* Apparently HBO Sports is in the process of working on a documentary about New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter.

* Well, it seems that a MLB umpire is receiving threats after umpiring a 19-inning game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

* St. Louis Cardinals manager, Tony La Russa had nothing to say to the media on Thursday about a recent trade, which clearly irritated the father of the player.

Games to Watch: 

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

* San Francisco at Cincinnati (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

Boston at Chicago White Sox (MLB) – 8:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Are you ready to watch Ochocinco play for the Patriots?