By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
It’s Monday, which means its time for a brand new week. Are you ready?
As usual, we’re here to put a smile on your face and take some time away from news of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which is exactly what we will start doing … now!
Today’s Weather in Boston (and the Greater Boston Area): After a nice weekend with some sun and wind, it will be a bit cooler today – look for temperatures hovering between 34 and 38 degrees. It will be overcast for the majority of the day – maybe we’ll see the sun for a few minutes? – but then a wintry mix arrives later this afternoon, which will turn to rain for most of us this evening.
Luckily, tomorrow will be warmer and include the sun, but there seems to be a lot of rain in the forecast this week, which means we should all just stay indoors (and be safe, of course!).
The Noontime Headlines for Monday, March 23rd, 2020
- Looking for things to do while staying indoors and hunkering down to protect yourself from COVID-19? Then check out this list of “Things to do” from Boston.com.
- The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with Brian Hoyer, who will be returning to the area for the third time in his career. Hoyer was drafted by the Patriots in 2009.
- As noted on ProFootballTalk.com, the Las Vegas Raiders were interested in acquiring Tom Brady.
- Apparently, it took a 90-minute phone conversation with Tom Brady for both Jason Licht (general manager) and Bruce Arians (head coach) to know they would be able to lure the greatest quarterback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Should the New England Patriots consider acquiring a new quarterback for the future in the upcoming NFL Draft? Or should they just rely on Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham for now?
- Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara posted a heartfelt goodbye post on Instagram to Tom Brady.
In Case You Missed It:
- We started our first theme week here at Noontime Sports (and NoontimeSports.com) yesterday – we are producing content on Boston and New England sports teams from the past decade. And we began with our All-Decade Boston Bruins team.
On This Date in History
- 1948: Kansas topped Baylor in the 10th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship to claim the program’s first-ever national title.
- 1957: North Carolina beat Kansas, 54-53, in triple-overtime in the 19th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Wilt Chamberlain, who played for Kansas, became the fourth player to be named the tournament’s most valuable player despite not being on the championship squad.
- 1963: Loyola-Chicago beats Cincinnati, 60-58, in overtime in the 25th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, providing the Ramblers with their initial title in their first-ever finals appearance.
- 1994: Wayne Gretzky sets the NHL record with 802 goals scored.