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Podcast: Jamie Gatlin on the Boston Bruins, Pursuing A Career In Sports Media & More

By NoontimeSports.com

On Friday, May 28, 2021, Jamie Gatlin joined Matt Noonan for a brand new Noontime Sports Podcast.

Gatlin, who is an alum of both Emerson College and Suffolk University, began the show discussing the content he creates on the Boston Bruins for Causeway Crowd, which is one of many blogs on FanSided. Additionally, Gatlin and Noonan discuss the first-round series win by the Bruins against the Washington Capitals, as well as the outlook for their upcoming series with the New York Islanders.

In addition to some hockey talk, Gatlin shares why he was interested in becoming a sports journalist — well, more joining a competitive content creation and production world. His writing (and content) has appeared on other platforms, as well, including Prime Time Sports Talk where he has produced stories about minor league baseball players.

The show concludes with Gatlin and Noonan discussing individual player branding and marketing — he is currently assisting TorchPro with social media and content creation on the players they represent.

Listen to the show below, courtesy of our Spotify channel or through Anchor and Apple Podcasts.

Noontime Celebrate 12-Years Of Blogging

By NoontimeSports.com

12-years ago, our journey — well, more the story of Noontime Sports officially began. And it has been quite a ride.

Our sports media journey officially began on a humid afternoon on May 14, 2009, with a post about Greg Paulus, who played college basketball at Duke University and football at Syracuse University as a graduate student. He did attempt to earn a roster spot with the New Orleans Saints in 2010 but sadly did not make the cut.

Since our initial post, our blog has featured a variety of posts on many topics — we would say a lot of the content centers around Boston sports, New England colleges and high schools, and sometimes, the National Football League (NFL).

In addition to blogs, we have produced a ton of videos that can be seen on our YouTube channel and have hosted a slew of podcasts — last year, we shifted our show from WordPress to Anchor, and our podcast can be heard on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Four years ago, we produced a video about eight years of blogging — and yes, creating content — but we’re proud to celebrate 12-years with our fans and friends. It has not been an easy 14 months with so many local (and regional) sports offline (or on the sidelines until this winter or early spring) due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we’re optimistic and excited to return to covering games in-person next month while generating ideas for fall sports coverage.

As we begin this exciting next chapter, we want to thank our fans, followers, and friends — your support means so much to us, and we truly appreciate you stopping by the site once, twice or a few times each week while engaging with our various posts on social media. We love producing content on a variety of sports topics and plan to do it for a very long time.

So, here is to the next step — the next chapter, to be exact! — and we look forward to having you join us on what should be an exciting post-pandemic ride filled with some exciting memories and moments.

Noontime Podcast: Michael Williams (Williams Advancement Agency)

By NoontimeSports.com

Happy Monday, everyone — we’re kicking off another busy week of content creation by sharing our latest Noontime Sports Podcast featuring Michael Williams, a coach and founder of the Williams Advancement Agency.

Williams, who has a wealth of coaching experience, shares why he started his own agency last March prior to the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, Williams and host Matt Noonan discuss how an agency can benefit coaches interested in moving up in the college basketball world.

Said Williams, “The goal was to help coaches network (and) get to know people because this business is all about who knows you, not who you know. And I think that is really important.”

Williams also discussed branding and marketing — yes, branding and marketing for his clients, which is important for prospective players (and fans) to learn more about coaches.

Enjoy the interview below from our Spotify channel — you can also listen to our show through Apple Podcasts and Anchor.

Noontime Podcast: The NBA Play-In Tournament

By NoontimeSports.com

Every Friday, Team Noontime — Matt Noonan, Andrew Pezzelli, and Zach Weiss — get together to record a weekly podcast on national (and yes, sometimes New England-based sports news). And this week, the trio shared their thoughts on the upcoming NBA play-in tournament.

All three believe this is a good thing for a league that included a play-in tournament last year when games were shifted to Orlando, Florida due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And as of this afternoon — Friday, May 14, to be exact — six of eight play-in spots are secured, including the seventh, eighth, and ninth positions in the Eastern Conference.

We’ll find out over the next few days as to which teams will secure the final two spots — one in the Eastern Conference and one in the Western Conference as the play-in tournament is set to begin next Tuesday, May 18 and will conclude Friday, May 21.

Additionally, Noonan, Pezzelli, and Weiss discuss the Boston Celtics’ current campaign, which finds the Green and White in seventh place in the Eastern Conference heading into the play-in tournament next week. The Celtics will most likely tip-off against the Charlotte Hornets, but could face the Indiana Pacers, pending results between now and Sunday.

Boston has two games remaining in the regular season against the Minnesota Timberwolves (Saturday, May 15) and New York Knicks (Sunday, May 16).

Listen to this week’s show (below) via Spotify or through our Anchor and Apple Podcasts channels.

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.