Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


St. Louis defeated Chicago in triple overtime last night in the series opener. Photo SI.com

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Happy NBA Playoff eve
3) Saturday game 1′s: Nets @ Raptors 11:30 am/ESPN, Warriors @ Clippers 2:30 pm/ABC, Hawks @ Pacers 6 pm/ESPN, Grizzlies @ Thunder 8:30 pm/ESPN
4) Sunday games 1′s: Mavericks @ Spurs Noon/TNT, Bobcats @ Heat 2:30 pm/ABC, Wizards @ Bulls 6 pm/TNT, Trailblazers @ Rockets 8:30 pm/TNT

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Game 2 (MTL 1-0): Montreal Canadians @ Tampa Bay Lightning, 6 pm/CNBC
3) Game 1: Detroit Red Wings @ Boston Bruins, 6:30 pm/NBCSN
4) Game 2 (ANA 1-0): Dallas Stars @ Anaheim Ducks, 9 pm/NBCSN

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Series of the Weekend: St. Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals
3) 4Q AL Series to Watch this Weekend: New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
4) 4Q NL Series to Watch this Weekend: Milwaukee Brewers @ Pittsburgh Pirates

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Opps
2) Luke Winn’s date awards for college basketball
3) How bad has Detroit been
4) Tribute from Michigan State’s men’s basketball team

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

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Night two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Playoff begin Saturday
3) East Match-ups: 1 Indiana v. 8 Atlanta, 2 Miami v. 7 Charlotte, 3 Toronto v. 6 Brooklyn, 4 Chicago v. 5 Washington
4) West Match-ups: 1 San Antonio v. 8 Dallas, 2 Oklahoma City v. 7 Memphis, 3 Los Angeles Clippers v. 6 Golden State, 4 Houston v. 5 Portland

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Game 1: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers, 6 pm/CNBC
3) Game 1: Chicago Blackhawks @ St. Louis Blues, 7 pm/NBCSN
4) Game 1: Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche, 8:30 pm/CNBC
5) Game 1: Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks, 9:30 pm/NBCSN

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Los Angeles Dodgers (9-6) @ San Francisco Giants (10-5), 1:10 pm
3) Cleveland Indiana (7-7) @ Detroit Tigers (6-5), 12:10 pm
4) St. Louis Cardinals (9-6) @ Washington Nationals (9-6), 6:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Bill Simmons on the most exclusive club
2) Small sample size all-stars in MLB
3) Strange coaching news of the day
4) Pat Forde on what’s going on in Knoxville 

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4Quarters: 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions Sure to go Wrong


The quest for the cup starts tonight, here’s what I see happening (or will get wrong)

Another spring and another quest for Lord Stanley’s Cup revs up, which means it’s time to make Stanley Cup Predictions Sure to go Wrong! New format this season with a change in divisions the top three teams and two wild cards from each conference make the playoffs.

Eastern Conference –

First Round:
A1 Boston Bruins v. W2 Detroit Red Wings, Bruins in Seven
A2 Tampa Bay Lightning v. A3 Montreal Canadians, Canadians in Six

M1 Pittsburgh Penguins v. W1 Columbus Blue Jackets, Penguins in Five
M2 New York Rangers v. M3 Philadelphia Flyers, Rangers in Seven

Second Round:
Boston Bruins v. Montreal Canadians, Bruins in Six
Pittsburgh Penguins v. New York Rangers, Rangers in Seven

Conference Finals:
Boston Bruins v. New York Rangers, Bruins in Five

Western Conference –

First Round:
C1 Colorado Avalanche v. W1 Minnesota Wild, Wild in Six
C2 St. Louis Blues v. C3 Chicago Blackhawks, Blackhawks in Five

P1 Anaheim Ducks v. W2 Dallas Stars, Ducks in Four
P2 San Jose Sharks v. P3 Los Angeles Kings, Kings in Seven

Second Round:
Chicago Blackhawks v. Minnesota Wild, Blackhawks in Six
Anaheim Ducks v. Los Angeles Kings, Kings in Five

Conference Finals:
Chicago Blackhawks v. Los Angeles Kings, Kings in Six

Stanley Cup Finals –

Boston Bruins v. Los Angeles Kings, Kings in Seven

KEY – A = Atlantic, M = Metropolitan, C = Central, P = Pacific, W = Wildcard

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week


The best postseason in sports for the best trophy begins tonight. Where will Lord Stanley’s Cup new home be?

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night DH Game 1: Dallas Mavericks (49-32) @ Memphis Grizzlies (49-32), 7 pm
3) ESPN Wednesday Night DH Game 2: Los Angeles Clippers (57-24) @ Portland Trailblazers (53-28), 9:30 pm
4) Today’s standings

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Game 1: Montreal Canadians @ Tampa Bay Lightning, 6 pm/CNBC
3) Game 1: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins, 6:30 pm/NBCSN
4) Game 1: Dallas Stars @ Anaheim Ducks, 9 pm/NBCSN

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (7-7) @ Baltimore Orioles (6-7), 11:35 pm
3) St. Louis Cardinals (9-5) @ Milwaukee Brewers (10-4), 12:10 pm
4) Los Angeles Dodgers (9-5) @ San Francisco Giants (9-5), 9:15 pm

Fourth Quarter:  Midweek Links

1) NHL playoff power rankings /SI.com predictions /Grantland’s guide to the playoffs
2) CBSsports.com MLB power rankings
3) Zach Lowe’s NBA awards
4) Jeff Passan says cool your jets on replay

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links


Today is Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball in addition to being a year removed from the tragedy in Boston.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Playoff picture: 04-15-14
3) All 16 teams are set but here are all possible scenarios
4) Today’s standings

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Look who’s returning for the playoffs!
3) Rivalries a plenty in round one
4) Draft Lottery tonight

Third Quarter:  MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) The 30: Trouble’s Brewing
3) Top 10 of old guys (aka those over 35)
4) Jackie Robinson Day and the number 42

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) Bill Iffrig on a year ago today in Boston
2) Cal hires Cuonzo Martin from Tennessee in men’s basketball
3) Cubs rocking the suburbs?
4) New tenant for Yankee Stadium?

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Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week


Bubba Watson won at the Masters for the second time in three years. But good caption opportunity here. Photo from USA Today Sports

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture on 04-14-14
3. San Antonio Spurs (62-18) @ Houston Rockets (53-27), 7 pm/NBATV
4. Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) @ Phoenix Suns (47-33), 9 pm

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1. Playoff storylines east/west
2. Playoff schedule
3. East Match-ups: Boston v. Detroit, Tampa Bay v. Montreal, Pittsburgh v. Columbus, New York Rangers v. Philadelphia
4. West Match-ups: Colorado v. Minnesota, St. Louis v. Minnesota, Anaheim v. Dallas, San Jose v. Los Angeles

Third Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Atlanta Braves (8-4) @ Philadelphia Phillies (6-6), 6:05 pm
3. St. Louis Cardinals (7-5) @ Milwaukee Brewers (10-2), 7:10 pm
4. Oakland Athletics (8-4) @ Los Angeles Angels (6-6), 9:05 pm/ESPN

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Bubba Watson wins his second “green” jacket
2. Media Circus: Pat Tillman’s death re-examined
3. Oscar Pistorius trial day 22
4. CBSsports ranks the MLB series of this week
5. Bo Pelini goodwill continues


Bo Pelini and the Nebraska spring game. Photo from Hail Varsity

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Happy Friday and maybe don’t shake Michael Pineda’s hand.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Phoenix Suns (47-31) @ San Antonio Spurs (61-18), 7:30 pm
3) NBATV DH Game 1: Indiana Pacers (54-25) @ Miami Heat (53-25), 6:30 pm
4) NBATV DH Game 2: Golden State Warriors (48-30) @ Los Angeles Lakers (25-53), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: St. Louis Blues (52-21-7, 111 pts) @ Dallas Stars (39-30-11, 89 pts), 7:30 pm
3) Push for the Playoffs NBCSN DH Game 1: Chicago Blackhawks (46-19-15, 107 pts) @ Washington Capitals (37-30-13, 87 pts), 6 pm
4) Push for the Playoffs NBCSN DH Game 2: Colorado Avalanche (52-21-7, 111 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (49-22-9, 107 pts), 9 pm

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Series of the Weekend: Washington Nationals (7-2) @ Atlanta Braves (5-4), 6:35 pm
3) 4Q AL Series to Watch this Weekend: Oakland Athletics (6-3) @ Seattle Mariners (5-3), 9:10 pm
4) 4Q NL Series to Watch this Weekend: Colorado Rockies (5-5) @ San Francisco Giants (6-4), 9:15 pm

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Missouri Senate wants Kansas City to host a Super Bowl
2) College Baseball on TV: Week 9
3) Jay Jaffe on the Tommy John problem
4) Jeff Passan guide to pitchers cheating

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

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