Monday Edition

It’s Labor Day! Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week


Don’t Labor too hard today.

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Detroit Tigers (74-62) @ Cleveland Indians (70-64), 3:05 pm/ESPN
3. Seattle Mariners (73-62) @ Oakland Athletics (78-58), 3:05 pm
4. Washington Nationals (77-58) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (77-60), 7:10 pm
Hunt for October: MLB full and wildcard standings 8/25/14

Second Quarter: College Football

1. Miami (FL) Hurricanes @ Louisville Cardinals, 7 pm/ESPN
2. Surprise Team of the Weekend (so far) – Texas A&M
3. Letdown Team of the Weekend (so far) – Clemson and Wisconsin second half offense
4. Best Play: Jordan Westerkamp v. FAU

Third Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. FIBA is in full swing
2. Favorites in Spain?
3. Season is even closer
4. Best signing of the offseason?

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. MMQB: Goodell’s biggest test
2. The 30: Timing is everything
3. Andy Staples Pork, Pass and Kick: Week 1
4. First manager of the year fired on Sept. 1

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

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Couldn’t help but not share the helmet UCF will be wearing in Dublin tomorrow against Penn State. Photo by UCF football twitter

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q Series of the Weekend: Oakland Athletics (78-55) @ Los Angeles Angels (80-53)
3) 4Q AL Series to Watch this Weekend: New York Yankees (69-62) @ Toronto Blue Jays (67-66)
4) 4Q NL Series to Watch this Weekend: Milwaukee Brewers (73-60) @ San Francisco Giants (71-62)

Second Quarter: CFB Games to Watch this Weekend

1) California Golden Bears @ Northwestern Wildcats, 3:30 pm/ABC
2) 16 Clemson Tigers @ 12 Georgia Bulldogs, 4:30 pm/ESPN
3) 1 Florida State Seminoles v. Oklahoma State Cowboys in Arlington, TX, 7 pm/ABC
4) 14 Wisconsin Badgers v. 13 LSU Tigers in Houston, TX, 8 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: Weekend Scoreboards

1) PGA/LPGA/Champions Leaderboards
2) MLS scoreboard
3) MiLB scoreboard
4) WNBA scoreboard

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Chris Burke assess the NFL preseason
2) Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel pick the CFB winners of week 1
3) Johnny system?
4) Operation Hawkeye by Gregg Doyel

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2014 Posts: 162

CFB Predictions Sure to go Wrong (Part 4)

Today is the final day of our CFB predictions sure to go wrong before the season gets going. We’re looking at the College Football Playoff four while taking a stab at who’ll be champion plus a top 25.


This is what everyone is playing this season, who do I think claims it?

College Football Playoff Final Four: 1 South Carolina 2 UCLA 3 Michigan State 4 Oregon
CFP Semifinals: South Carolina v. Michigan State
National Champion: Michigan State

Top 25 (preseason)

1. Florida State
2. Michigan State
3. UCLA
4. Oregon
5. South Carolina
6. Oklahoma
7. Baylor
8. Stanford
9. Auburn
10. Alabama
11. Georgia
12. LSU
13. Arizona State
14. Wisconsin
15. Southern California
16. Clemson
17. Nebraska
18. Iowa
19. Kansas State
20. North Carolina
21. Mississippi
22. Washington
23. Missouri
24. Notre Dame
25. Central Florida

Part One and Two of the 20414 CFB 4QPstgW

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you

Most popular college football team by state. (Provided)
Hey another InfoGraphic since CFB is in full swing tonight

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (65-58) @ Baltimore Orioles (75-56), 6:05 pm
3) Oakland Athletics (78-54) @ Los Angeles Angels (79-53), 9:05 pm/MLB Network
4) Current standings and wildcard

Second Quarter MLS

1) MLS scoreboard
2) Best game this weekend?
3) Which team gets closer to the postseason?
4) Overseas match-up that intrigues you?

Third Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) 21 Texas A&M Aggies @ 9 South Carolina Gamecocks, 5 pm/SEC Network
3) Boise State Broncos @ 18 Ole Miss Rebels, 7 pm/ESPN
4) Rutgers Scarlet Knights v. Washington State Cougars @ CenturyLink Field (Seattle), 9 pm/FOX Sports 1

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) College football begins tonight so here’s an article which you meet the committee
2) Mos popular CFB teams infographic
3) Fun at USC first Josh Shaw and then Anthony Brown
4) Beating the shift

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CFB Predictions Sure to go Wrong (Part 3)

Part III offers predictions sure to go wrong from the “Big 5″ conferences which are the ACC, Big Ten, Big XII, PAC-12 and SEC conferences.


My predictions for the “Big 5″ conferences

Atlantic Coast Conference -

Atlantic: 1. Florida State 2. Clemson 3. Louisville 4. North Carolina State 5. Syracuse 6. Wake Forest 7. Boston College
Coastal: 1. Virginia Tech 2. Miami (FL) 3. North Carolina 4. Pittsburgh 5. Duke 6. Georgia Tech 7. Virginia
ACC Title Game (Charlotte): Florida State over Virginia Tech

Big Ten -

East: 1. Michigan State 2. Michigan 3. Ohio State 4. Penn State 5. Maryland 6. Indiana 7. Rutgers
West: 1. Wisconsin 2. Iowa 3. Nebraska 4. Northwestern 5. Minnesota 6. Illinois 7. Purdue
B1G Title Game (Indianapolis): Michigan State over Wisconsin

Big XII -

1. TCU 2. Oklahoma 3. Baylor 4. Oklahoma State 5. Kansas State 6. Texas 7. Texas Tech 8. Iowa State 9. West Virginia 10. Kansas

PAC-12 -

North: 1. Oregon 2. Stanford 3. Washington 4. Washington State 5. Oregon State 6. California
South: 1. UCLA 2. Arizona State 3. Southern California 4. Arizona 5. Utah 6. Colorado
PAC-12 Title Game (Santa Clara): UCLA over Oregon

SEC -

East: 1. South Carolina 2. Missouri 3. Georgia 4. Florida 5. Tennessee 6. Vanderbilt 7. Kentucky
West: 1. LSU 2. Auburn 3. Alabama 4. Mississippi State 5. Mississippi 6. Texas A&M 7. Arkansas
SEC Title Game (Atlanta): South Carolina over LSU

Tomorrow I’ll give you my picks for the College Football Playoff and a top 25

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

 Aug 26, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4) runs the bases after hitting a two run walk off home run against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City won the game 2-1. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Sadly this wasn’t the talk after the Royals win. Photo by John Rieger/USA Today Sports

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (64-68) @ Baltimore Orioles (75-55), 6:05 pm
3) New York Yankees (68-62) @ Detroit Tigers (71-59), 6:08 pm
4) Miami Marlins (65-66) @ Los Angeles Angels (78-53), 9:05 pm

Second Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) K-Love and the Wolves owner talking out loud
2) FIBA starts this weekend
3) NHL expansion to Vegas?
4) Who else could be a candidate?

Third Quarter: MLS

1) MLS scoreboard
2) Supporters Shield standings: 1. Seattle Sounders 45 pts 2. D.C. United 43 pts, t3. Sporting KC/Real Salt Lake/FC Dallas 42 pts
3) Top 5 East: 1. D.C. United 43 pts 2. Sporting Kansas City 42 pts t3. Toronto FC/Columbus Crew 33 pts 5. New York Red Bulls 31 pts
4) Top 5 West: 1. Seattle Sounders 45 pts t2. Real Salt Lake/FC Dallas 42 pts 4. LA Galaxy 40 pts 5. Vancouver Whitecaps 33 pts

Fourth Quarter:  Midweek Links

1) Sam Mellinger and Joe Posnanski on Ned Yost after the walkoff win
2) SI picks for the CFB season
3) The mothership apologies for their dumb report yesterday
4) Grantland has a similar preview they call predictions they’re sure to regret

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CFB Predictions Sure to go Wrong (Part 2)

We’re on part II of our college football predictions sure to go wrong which we’ll look at the Independent schools, American Athletic and Mountain West Conferences.


Part II we’ve got the Independents, AAC and Mountain!

Independents -

1. BYU 2. Notre Dame 3. Navy 4. Army

American Athletic Conference -

1. UCF 2. Cincinnati 3. East Carolina 4. Houston 5. SMU 6. Memphis 7. USF 8. Tulsa 9. Temple 10. Tulane 11. Connecticut

Mountain West Conference -

Mountain: 1. Boise State 2. Colorado State 3. Wyoming 4. Utah State 5. Air Froce 6. New Mexico
West: 1. Nevada 2. San Diego State 3. San Jose State 4. Fresno State 5. Hawai’i 6. UNLV
MWC Title Game (Best Record): Boise State over Nevada

Tomorrow we close the conference portion of the previews with the “Big 5″ of the ACC, Big Ten, Big XII, PAC-12 and SEC

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