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Noontime’s 2021 Sounds of the Year

By Matt Noonan

It seems hard to fathom, but another year is slowly winding down.

2021 felt more normal than say 2020 — yes, there were some challenges we all faced, along with a few delays for some games to be played earlier this year. But overall, 2021 brought a sense of hope and renewal with perhaps the biggest story for many being the return to the field.

In addition to populating our blog, our podcast — the Noontime Sports Podcast, to be exact! — welcomed a slew of new and old guests to the show. We discussed a variety of topics from mental health to content creation and coaching — we are super-excited for a brand new year of podcasting with shows appearing in your feed every Thursday.

So, before we officially bid farewell to another year of content creation, we invite you to enjoy some of our favorite sounds of the year (as seen above!).

Thank you for the continued support for coverage, and I cannot wait to begin a brand new year of storytelling in just a few days.

Noontime Podcast: Pete Croatto (From Hang Time to Prime Time)

By Matt Noonan

It has been a busy week of podcasting — earlier this week, we shared an interview I did with Pete Croatto, who is the author of From Hang Time to Prime Time: Business, Entertainment and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA, to discuss his book.

As you can imagine, it was quite a fascinating interview that highlighted a lot about the NBA‘s growth over the last few decades — of course, there was plenty of chatter about former Commissioner David Stern, who made sure the league’s players could be heard. And because of Stern, we have been able to hear more from players, both recently and in the past, outside of a television or radio interview on social media.

Pete and I also discussed the upcoming WNBA season — believe it or not, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the league, so make sure to tune in and watch some basketball. I know I will!

So, if you’re a basketball fan or love the NBA, then this is a show that you will certainly enjoy. And remember, you can also hear the show through our Anchor and Apple Podcasts pages.