Daily Noontime: Friday, February 21st, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation

Happy Friday, everyone!

Hope you are ALL having a great day thus far – yes, we know we’re posting a bit later than normal, but we wanted to make sure we provided you with something to read at the end of your lunch break or when you’re bored in the afternoon (and want to go home!).

As usual, have a wonderful rest of your day, smile, laugh, be happy, and have a great weekend!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins return to the ice this evening when they visit the Calgary Flames for a 9 p.m. face-off. Boston is still the top team in the Eastern Conference with 88 points – can they make it to 90 this evening?
  • The Boston Celtics kick-off the second half of their 2019-20 season this evening, when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. Boston, is currently the third-best team in the Eastern Conference – they are behind the Milwaukee Bucks (first) and Toronto Raptors (second).

The Noontime Headlines (and Links) 

  • It sounds like Tom Brady could be headed to the Tennessee Titans, but maybe he will come back to the New England Patriots(CBS Boston)
  • Here are five things a few NFL experts think will happen when Tom Brady enters free agency in a few weeks. (Boston.com)

  • The NFL wants a 17th game and an expanded postseason. Does that sound good to you? (The Boston Globe)

  • The Bruins are likely to trade David Backes by the NHL Trade Deadline next week. (CBS Boston)

  • Apparently, Colin Cowherd believes the Boston Celtics can win the NBA title later this spring (and early summer!). (NESN.com)

  • An Alabama football staff member is leaving the college football program and heading to the pros to join the Patriots. (247 Sports)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: David Ortiz is calling Mike Fiers a ‘snitch,’ and ESPN had some thoughts on this comment! 

Daily Noontime: Thursday, February 20th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

Welcome to Thursday, everyone – we’re one day away from the start of a brand new weekend!

The sun is shining outside my window, but it is VERY cold, so make sure to bundle up and maybe wear an extra hat (or gloves). But luckily this cold spell will pass as the mild temperatures will return this weekend (and even next week, too). So get excited!

Alright, without further ado, here is a brand new Daily Noontime, but remember … make sure you smile, laugh, eat a cookie, drink some hot cocoa, and read something interesting today.


The Boston Sports Scoreboard 

  • The Boston Bruins kicked-off their road trip with a 2-1 (overtime) win last night over the Edmonton OilersDavid Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron each lit the lamp for the Bruins, who improve to 38-11-12 overall.

    Boston will visit the Calgary Flames tomorrow night (Friday, Feb. 21st) with puck drop scheduled for 9 p.m.

  • The Boston Celtics will commence the second half of their season tomorrow when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves for an 8 p.m. tip-off.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • Chris Kreider remains on the market and could be a target for not just the Bruins at the NHL Trade Deadline. (NBC Sports)
  • According to a report, the NFL would add an extra playoff team under the Collective Bargaining Agreement beginning this season. (ProFootballTalk.com)

  • Brock Holt won’t be playing for the Boston Red Sox this season – he recently joined the Milwaukee Brewers – but one Boston journalist pondered the question if he was the greatest utility player in the team’s history. (Boston.com)
  • According to Colin Cowherd, the New England Patriots could sign Derek Carr if Tom Brady inks his name on a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders(NESN.com)

  • Robert Williams will be returning to the hardwood soon for the Celtics. (Boston.com)
  • The NBA postseason will be here before we know it, which means its time to highlight a few teams that could provide the Celtics with some challenges over the next few weeks. (Fansided)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: In honor of ‘Throwback Thursday’ here is my audition tape for the Chicago Cubs PA Announcer position from 2011. (Feel free to laugh – I won’t get upset!) 

Daily Noontime: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

It’s Wednesday – woo!

Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful week thus far and enjoying the sun this morning – it feels like late-March outside (and early April), which makes me excited for the spring.

As usual, have a wonderful day – don’t stress too much! – and make sure to smile, laugh, and do something fun during your lunch break.


The Boston Sports Scoreboard 

  • The Boston Bruins return to the ice this evening with an 8:30 p.m. puck drop against the Edmonton Oilers. Boston remains the top team in the Eastern Conference with 86 points, but don’t lose sight of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • We’re two days away from the start of the second half of the season for the Boston Celtics, who will visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, February 21st.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • Tom Brady watch continues – apparently, the soon-to-be free agent quarterback may have plenty of teams interested in signing the six-time Super Bowl champion on the initial day of the free agency. (ProFootballTalk.com)
  • The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin shares his thoughts on nine moves the New England Patriots should make this offseason. (Boston Globe)

  • The 2020 NHL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching and apparently, some of the players the Bruins wanted to acquire have been traded to other teams. (Boston Globe)

  • The hands-Free driving law is set to take effect this Sunday here in Massachusetts. Here is what you need to know about the new law. (Boston.com)

  • Apparently, Tom Brady is in a group chat with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. And both actors want to know where he will play football next season. (Yahoo.com)

  • Could Ryan Weber become the fifth starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation this spring? (Boston Herald

VIDEO OF THE DAY: This should put a smile on your face for it being … Wednesday! 

Daily Noontime: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

It’s Tuesday, which means we’re slowly approaching the halfway point of another week.

Hopefully, everyone had a wonderful LONG weekend and enjoyed celebrating George Washington‘s birthday.

As for today’s weather, it will be overcast – you can expect some rain, fog, and mild temps for the most part, which means we are inching closer to spring and warmer weather.

Have a wonderful day, and remember to smile, laugh, and drink an extra cup of coffee (like I do!).


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins will enjoy one more day off before visiting the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19th for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop. Boston has won its last three outings while Edmonton has won three of its last four contests.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • According to a recent report, Tom Brady will have teams come to him to discuss plans for the upcoming 2020 season. (ProFootballTalk.com)
  • Devin McCourty apparently has a question for Tom Brady (and maybe Gisele Bundchen) regarding a recent Instagram post. (NESN.com)
  • Boston Red Sox owner John Henry shared a strange comparison to the Mookie Betts trade. (Boston.com)
  • The Red Sox are close to signing catcher Jonathan Lucroy, according to various reports. (OverTheMonster.com)

  • Dan Shaughnessy could not decipher the Mookie Betts trade from a strange Red Sox press conference yesterday. (Boston Globe)
  • Saturday (Feb. 22nd) will mark the 40th anniversary of the ‘Miracle on Ice.’ And the game featured some players from Boston. (The Athletic)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Here is a little Tuesday motivation after a relaxing LONG weekend for many! 

Daily Noontime: Monday, February 17th, 2020

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By Matt Noonan| @NoontimeNation

Happy Monday, everyone!

Hopefully, everyone is having a wonderful morning (and end to their long weekend), and ready for a great week.

It is time to kick-off a brand new week with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime.’

As usual, have a wonderful day, smile, laugh, and eat a cookie – you deserve it!


The Boston Sports Scoreboard

  • The Boston Bruins scored their third-straight win yesterday, beating the New York Rangers, 3-1. Patrice BergeronCharlie Coyle, and Charlie McAvoy each lit the lamp and will be counted on Wednesday, February 19th when the Black and Gold visit the Edmonton Oilers for an 8:30 p.m. puck drop.
  • The Boston Celtics are off until Friday, February 21st when they begin the second half of their season in Minnesota to face the Timberwolves.

The Noontime Headlines (and Links)

  • The NHL Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, which means the Bruins may want to acquire an additional piece or two for a Cup run. (WEEI.com)

  • Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum represented the Celtics last night in the NBA All-Star Game. (NESN.com)
  • What if Xander Bogaerts convinced Mookie Betts to come back to Boston next season? It could happen, right? (MassLive.com)

  • John Henry and Sam Kennedy finally explained why they traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers(Boston Globe)
  • Kevin Pillar may not be Mookie Betts, but he certainly will be a nice addition to the Boston Red Sox outfield this season. (Boston.com)

  • The Las Vegas Raiders seem to be VERY interested in signing Tom Brady to a two-year deal. (247Sports.com)

VIDEO OF THE DAY: It’s ‘Music Monday’ so let’s dance to an 80’s version of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.