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Daily Noontime (Tuesday, October 13, 2020)

By NoontimeSports.com

Welcome to a very rainy Tuesday, everyone! 

It’s going to be a VERY rainy day here in Massachusetts so it is probably best for everyone to stay inside and watch Netflix, right? 

Let’s kick-start your day with a brand new ‘Daily Noontime,’ beginning with some news about Cam Newton and our hometown New England Patriots

As of now, it seems possible that Patriots fans could see Cam Newton on the field next Sunday when the Patriots host the Denver Broncos, but as the team’s head coach Bill Belichick noted during his weekly radio appearance with WEEI‘s “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, the veteran signal-caller “would have to go through medical clearance” before being allowed to rejoin his teammates on the practice field.   

Newton is one of four Patriots to have tested positive for the coronavirus, but according to a few reports this morning, including PatriotsWire, it seems likely that the 2015 National Football League (NFL) quarterback will be back in the huddle at some point this week, which should be considered good news for the Patriots. Additionally, fans should expect Stephon Gilmore back on the field, too – we certainly need his help on defense! 

Sticking with the football theme, the NFL will be testing players and coaches on game days, along with “some other employees of each team,” as noted in Kevin Seifert‘s piece on ESPN.com, which was posted late last night. Seifert also noted a few more tweaks to the league’s update Covid-19 protocols, which include everyone wearing masks during walk-through practices to coaches having to wear either masks or double-layered gaiters during games. 

Let’s switch gears to the Boston Red Sox, who will have the fourth pick in the 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. The last time the Red Sox picked fourth in a draft was in 1967. 

Boston concluded its 60-game season with a 24-36 mark, which was good for a fifth-place finish in the American League East. The Baltimore Orioles, who have previously occupied the last spot in the division in previous seasons, finished fourth this year with an overall record of 25-35. 

Did you know that two of six teams in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) were independently owned? And did you know one of those two independently owned teams happens to play in hour home state? 

Yep, the Boston Pride, which recorded the best record last year and also secured a spot in the Isobel Cup, is one of the two teams that independently owned – it appears their setup will be the model for the league’s six teams going forward, according to a recent report (and yes, story, too!) from the New York Times

And finally, make sure to read the latest Boston Cannons legend spotlight on Sean Morris, who played locally at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) before becoming a star of the local Major League Lacrosse (MLL) franchise. It’s a great read! 

Extra, Extra: WEEI Shakes-Up Daily Radio Lineup

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WEEI, a Boston sports radio station under the Entercom umbrella, announced a new programing schedule for its daily listeners, which will officially begin on Monday, August 13th, 2018.

The current morning show – “Kirk and Callahan” – will continue to be heard from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. from Monday through Friday and will be followed by “Dale and Keefe” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dale Arnold, who is one of the hosts of “Dale and Keefe,” used to be heard during the midday time slot when he was paired with Michael Holley, who left the station in February to join NBC Sports Boston in a full-time role.

“Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” will be heard from 2-6 p.m., while “Mut at Night” will take place rom 6-10 p.m. Mut at Night could be short some nights, however, as the station does carry the Boston Red Sox games.

“WEEI Late Night” will follow “Mut at Night” – listeners can hear that show from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Currently, “Ordway, Merloni & Fauria” is being heard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while “Dale and Keefe” is taking place from 2-6 p.m. It will be interesting to see how both shows do in opposite time slots. Both shows will challenge the 98.5 Sports Hub (Boston) line-up, which recently secured the top spots in multiple categories the past few months, per The Boston Globe.


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Noontime Sports The Podcast: Ty Anderson (WEEI.com)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Ty Anderson of WEEI.com joined Noontime Sports the Podcast this week to chat about his Boston Bruins coverage, both for the website and radio station, as well as the ongoing changes in the world of sports media.

Anderson arrived at WEEI last October (2016) and covered the team through their final game of the postseason this spring.

Prior to joining WEEI, Anderson covered the Black and Gold for HockeyBuzz.com.

Make sure to follow Anderson on Twitter (@_TyAnderson), as well as become a fan of WEEI on Facebook.

Daily Noontime – February 10, 2012

Kobe Bryant's 27 points helped the Los Angles Lakers defeat Boston on Thursday, 88-87 in OT! (Photo Credit: SB Nation)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, and before we break out into song and dance, let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news!

* The Los Angles Lakers snapped the Boston Celtics five-game winning streak on Thursday, as they defeated the Green and White, 88-87 in overtime. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 27 points, while Andrew Bynum added 17 rebounds. As for the Celtics, Paul Pierce led the team with seven assists, and Ray Allen finished the game with 22 points. Boston will return to the hardwood on Friday when they travel to Toronto for a 7:00pm tip-off.

* Tim Thomas created a few headlines on Thursday afternoon, as the Boston Bruins goaltender once again utilized his freedom of speech through social media to announce a few political thoughts for his fans. Yet, this isn’t the first time that the goaltender has used Facebook to state his beliefs on politics, especially since he announced a few weeks ago why he decided to forgo a visit to the White House. Thomas told reporters that he’s allowed to have his own beliefs and everyone should respect his personal thoughts going forward.

* The Boston Bruins will return to the ice on Saturday afternoon when they host the Nashville Predators for a 1:00pm face-off, and according to sources, the team hasn’t announced who’ll be starting in net, but it’s possible Thomas could be the backstop for the Black and Gold.

* According to the Boston Herald and WEEI.com, Red Sox first basemen Kevin Youkilis recently got engaged to Tom Brady‘s sister Julie, who is a California schoolteacher with a 5-year-old daughter.

Patriots-Ravens: Do We Blame Gillette Stadium For Cundiff’s Botched Field Goal?

 

By NoontimeSports.com 

Sunday’s AFC Championship game hasn’t been fully digested. Many are still talking about Baltimore’s final drive, as well as Billy Cundiff‘s missed field goal, too.

Here are some more headlines and news pertaining toward his missed 32-yard field goal.

* WEEI’s Mut & Merloni midday show dissected the kick, as well as the theory that he was thrown off by a scoreboard malfunction at Gillette Stadium.

* In case you missed it, here is Terrell Suggs discussing his team’s frustrating conference championship loss with Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First TakeCLICK HERE for the video.

* NBC 10 Philadelphia provided an interesting read pertaining toward Cundiff’s missed kick, and where it ranks among other botched playoff kicks.

* ESPN and ESPNBoston.com provide an intriguing blog on Cundiff, who claimed the scoreboard rushed his kick in the fourth quarter.

* The Los Angles Times breaks down the kick with three different journalists from California, Florida and Illinois.

* Less than 24 hours after the game concluded, Cundiff addressed the Baltimore media to talk about his botched field goal.

* The National Post crafted an interesting piece about how Cundiff has joined a list of other professional or collegiate players that have faltered under the bright lights.