Report: Tom Brady Has Yet To Commit To 2018 Season

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According to various reports, Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing in 2018. (PHOTO CREDIT: NESN)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)

According to various reports on Wednesday (Apr. 18th, 2018), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has yet to commit to playing this upcoming season.

Brady led the Patriots to the Super Bowl last season, but was unable to deliver the franchise its sixth national championship. Instead, Philadelphia celebrated its first-ever Super Bowl – the win was the squad’s first against the Patriots in the ‘big game’ since falling to New England in 2004.

ESPN‘s Adam Schefter confirmed via his report this morning that one source believes Brady will play this season, but did say, “what goes on away from the football field, I don’t know.”

Brady, who will turn 41 in August, has told multiple outlets over the years that he would like to play beyond his 40th birthday, but has recently been focused on spending more time with his family.

The news of Brady’s uncertainty to play this season adds another wrinkle to what has been a very bizarre offseason for the Patriots, which has seen multiple players from last year’s squad, including Malcolm ButlerNate SolderBrandin Cooks and Danny Amendola depart New England to sign with other teams.

Additionally, news continues to surface about Rob Gronkowski‘s future – will he remain in New England or pursue other opportunities such as wrestling or acting? We will have to wait and find out!

Stay connected with Noontime Sports’ Football Twitter handle for New England Patriots, College and High School news at @Noontime_FB

Social Media Round-Up: Ali Marpet (Hobart) Transitions From Tackle To Guard For Tampa Bay

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Ali Marpet, who once competed for the Hobart football team, has transitioned quite well from offensive tackle to guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sports Illustrated)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Sure, the D3 football season seems like a ways a way, but don’t worry because it will be here before we know it!

In addition to our early preseason coverage, which we began earlier this week, Noontime Sports is pleased to presents our first ‘social media round-up’ of the 2017 season with tweets and news from around the D3 Football World.

SOCIAL PLUG: Make sure to follow Noontime Sports on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube! 

We begin this edition of the ‘social media round-up’ with Wesley’s football program, which Myles Toppin to the team. We wish Myles and the team best of luck this season!

WPI halfback Sean McAllen was featured in the Citizen News on Friday (June 2nd) for earning the Charles R. McNulty Award during the athletic department’s annual banquet.

According to Aaron Young of the Des Moines Register, the Luther College football team will be competing on a brand new blue turf field this season, which will be installed this summer.

Finally, Ali Marpet, who competed for Hobart a few years ago, was featured in a recent post on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ website about transitioning from offensive tackle to offensive guard.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 20 Hayden Bird (Boston.com)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Noontime Sports the Podcast returned after a few week hiatus with guest Hayden Bird of Boston.com.

Bird joined host Matt Noonan to discuss his experience covering the Super Bowl during ‘Media Week,’ while also attempting to answer the question: Is Tom Brady the best quarterback in the National Football League (N.F.L.)?

If you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a die-hard football fan, then this is a must-listen to podcast!

Follow Bird on Twitter at @HaydenHBird and make sure to read his various posts and stories on Boston.com, too.

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Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 10 (Erik Frenz | Bill Belichick vs. the NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Ah, the 10th episode of Noontime Sports the Podcast – we have officially reached double-figures … high five!

For our initial double-digit edition, Matt Noonan caught up with Erik Frenz, the author of Bill Belichick vs. the NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach

Frenz highlights different moments of working on his first-ever book, which recently hit the bookshelves a few weeks ago, as well as why Bill Belichick is hands-down the best coach ever.

In addition to discussing his book, Frenz and Noonan also discussed the first few weeks of the NFL season and why the league’s ratings have plummeted.

Make sure to follow Frenz on Twitter (@ErikFrenz).

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode Nine (Matt Noonan on D3 Football, D3 Hoops & NFL)

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Flying solo on a Thursday, Matt Noonan highlighted a pair of big D3 Football games to watch this weekend – Tufts at Trinity and Plymouth State at Bridgewater State – along with some pre-D3 hoops thoughts on the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). Finally, Noonan gives his ‘two-cents’ on the first five weeks of the National Football League (NFL) season – five weeks, seriously? – and who he thinks are contenders and pretenders.