Archive for April, 2012

Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

Whiteout conditions in Glendale and now the series shifts back to Smashville with the 'Yotes up 2-0 over the Preds.

First Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1. NHL scoreboard
2. More awards were announced today by the NHL, Adams (coach of the year) and Foundation
3. 7 Washington Capitals @ 1 New York Rangers, 6:30 pm NBC Sports Network/NYR 1-0
4. 8 Los Angeles Kings @ 2 St. Louis Blues, 8 pm CNBC/LAK 1-0

NHL.com Playoff Central

Second Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. ESPN Monday Night Baseball 6 pm: Texas Rangers (16-6) Y. Darvish (3-0) @ Toronto Blue Jays (12-10) K. Drabek (2-1)
3. Seattle Mariners (11-12) F. Hernandez (2-1) @ Tampa Bay Rays (14-8) J. Hellickson (3-0), 6:10 pm
4. Los Angeles Dodgers (16-6) A. Herang (1-1) @ Colorado Rockies (10-11) J. Nicasio (1-0), 7:40 pm
5. Monday 4Quarters Top 14 – MLB Power Rankings:  1. Los Angeles Dodgers (16-6) 2. Texas Rangers (16-6) 3. Tampa Bay Rays (14-8) 4. Baltimore Orioles 5. St. Louis Cardinals (14-8) 6. Washington Nationals (14-8) 7. Atlanta Braves (14-8) 8. New York Mets (13-9) 9. New York Mets (12-9) 9. San Francisco Giants (12-10) 10. Toronto Blue Jays (12-10) 11. Cleveland Indians (11-9) 12. Cincinnati Reds (11-11) 13. Arizona Diamondbacks (11-11) 14. Chicago White Sox (11-11)

Third Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 7 New York Knicks @ 2 Miami Heat, 6 pm TNT/MIA 1-0
3. 6 Orlando Magic @ 3 Indiana Pacers, 6:30 pm NBATV/ORL 1-0
4. 7 Dallas Mavericks @ 2 Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:30 pm TNT/OKC 1-0

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball Polls

1. Baseball America Top25
2. Perfect Game Top50
3. USA Today/ESPN Top25
4. Four Quarters Top14: 1. Florida State (36-7/ACC, LW-2) 2. Baylor (38-8/BigXII, LW-1) 3. LSU (35-10/SEC, LW-NR) 4. South Carolina (33-11/SEC, LW-6) 5. Purdue (34-7/B1G, LW-7) 6. Kentucky (36-9/SEC, LW-3) 7. Stanford (28-11/Pac12, LW-11) 8. Cal State Fullerton (26-14/Big West, LW-8) 9. Oragon 30-13/Pac12, LW-12) 10. Sam Houston State (31-12/SLC, LW-14) 11. Florida (33-12/SEC, LW-5) 12. Texas A&M (31-13/BigXII, LW-NR) 13. Arizona (29-13/Pac12, LW-NR) co-14. Central Florida (35-10/CUSA, LW-9) & San Diego (33-11/WCC, LW-10)

Dropping Out: Rice (30-12/CUSA, LW-4), UCLA (28-12/Pac12, LW-13

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2012 NBA Playoff Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Here are my picks by themselves like I usually release, so with that enjoy

Let the chase for the Larry O'Brien trophy ... begin!


Eastern Conference –

First Round:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 8 Philadelphia 76ers, Bulls in 7
2 Miami Heat v. 7 New York Knicks, Heat in 4
3 Indiana Pacers v. 6 Orlando Magic, Pacers in 5
4 Boston Celtics v. 5 Atlanta Hawks, Celtics in 7

Second Round:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 4 Boston Celtics, Bulls in 5
2 Miami Heat v. 3 Indiana Pacers, Pacers in 7

Eastern Conference Finals:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 3 Indiana Pacers, Pacers in 6

Western Conference –

First Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 8 Utah Jazz, Spurs in 6
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 7 Dallas Mavericks, Thunder in 5
3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 6 Denver Nuggets, Nuggets in 7
4 Memphis Grizzlies v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers, Grizzlies in 5

Second Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies, Grizzlies in 6
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 6 Denver Nuggets, Thunder in 7

Western Conference Finals:
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder in 6

2012 NBA Finals –

Indiana Pacers v. Oklahoma City Thunder, Thunder in 6

 

4Quarters NBA Playoffs Picks Galore

Once again I’ve assembled a group to make picks to share with you the reader. Again it’s me, Joe Tichy, Andrew Roth and Jerry Durney who’ve all been in previous posts in which we picked. Here is our best guesses at who will hold the Larry O’Brien trophy sometime in June. And now the picks, with a sentence or so to explain.

The NBA Playoffs start today and here is what the 4Quarters team thinks

Eastern Conference – First Round

1 Chicago Bulls v. 8 Philadelphia 76ers
JT – Winner: Bulls in 6, As long as Rose can stay healthy, Bulls win.  Philly can beat them though and I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes 7.
MV – Winner: Bulls in 7, I think that the Sixers will give the Bulls more than they expect pushing this to seven.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 5, The Bulls are too deep for the 76ers.
JD – Winner: Bulls in 5, It’s a shame Philly’s had this late-season slump, I thought they could’ve been a wild card in the East.

2 Miami Heat v. 7 New York Knicks
JT – Winner: Heat in 5, Heat crank it up a notch and win out.
MV – Winner: Heat in 4, This isn’t Riley versus JVG it’ll be quick and painless for the Heat no matter if the Big Three and Melo talk about the past between these franchises.
AR – Winner: Heat in 5, New York isn’t as good as Miami, need I say more?
JD – Winner: Heat in 7, Miles of potential all over this series. Knicks desperately need someone to help Melo in this series as he will definitely get his.

3 Indiana Pacers v. 6 Orlando Magic
JT – Winner: Pacers in 4, My only sweep in the postseason.  No Dwight Howard means no wins for Orlando against a physical Pacers team
MV – Winner: Pacers in 5, While the Magic seem to be done with this season they get at least one game against the Pacers.
AR – Winner: Pacers in 4, Everytime I watched the Magic on television this year they lost by at least 20 points, and now they don’t have Dwight Howard.
JD – Winner: Pacers in 6, (sigh)

4 Boston Celtics v. 5 Atlanta Hawks
JT – Winner: Hawks in 6, Boston will feel the ramifications of losing Ray Allen for the first part of this series.
MV – Winner: Celtics in 7, I want to pick the Hawks but I just can’t do it … I can’t so the next best thing is saying it will go seven.
AR – Winner: Celtics in 6, Neither team really has that much depth, but Boston has been on a tear lately.  Atlanta has been incredibly under the radar, as they have been for the past 20 years, but Atlanta having Tracy McGrady = not getting out of the first round.
JD – Winner: Celtics in 5, If the Hawks get housed again in the playoffs, does anyone care?

Eastern Conference – Second Round

1 Chicago Bulls v. 5 Atlanta Hawks
JT – Winner: Bulls in 6, Another team that I wouldn’t be surprised to take the Bulls 7…and possibly upset them.  Thibodeau will be prepared though and his team will be prevail in 6.
1 Chicago Bulls v. 4 Boston Celtics
MV – Winner: Bulls in 5, The Bulls played good against the C’s this season and the end of the original Big Three ends.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 5, Sigh, I’ll explain later.
JD – Winner: Celtics in 6, I’m more of what I’m going to get from Boston than a maybe full-strength Chicago squad.

2 Miami Heat v. 3 Indiana Pacers
JT – Winner: Heat in 7, Indy gives it a run, but the three-headed monster takes it.
MV – Winner: Pacers in 7, Upset! I don’t know why other than I think Indy is playing better and Vogel is the better coach.
AR – Winner: Heat in 6, I don’t know the actual statistics, but I don’t think Indiana as beat the Heat Big 3 since there was a Heat Big 3, and it has never been pretty.
JD – Winner: Heat in 5, Just not enough guns for the Pacers to keep up in this series.

Eastern Conference Finals

1 Chicago Bulls v. 2 Miami Heat
JT – Winner: Heat in 6, Bulls get closer than last year by winning a second game, but Miami has the answers for the Bulls.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 7, I really couldn’t decide between Chicago and Boston, but I picked Chicago because I feel their the only team in the east to beat the heat, and I think this will be one of the most exciting basketball series since Boston beat Chicago in a 7 game first round series a few years ago.  If you watch the Heat against the Bulls, the Heat have no heart against the Bulls second unit.  It’s like they take no joy seeing no stars on the court from the other team.  They want Rose, Boozer, Noah, and Deng on the court at all times and when they don’t get it, they look like they don’t really want to play.
JD – Winner: Heat in 6, This is where the potential loss of Ray Allen could kill the Celtics, they’re going to need every bit of offense in this series, it may not matter anyway.
1 Chicago Bulls v. 3 Indiana Pacers
MV – Winner: Pacers in 6, By this point Rose will be pretty banged up and let’s face it these two franchises don’t like each other so I’ll take the Pacers again.

Western Conference – First Round

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 8 Utah Jazz
JT – Winner: Spurs in 4, Hottest team in the NBA leading into the playoffs. Roll will continue due to experience.
MV – Winner: Spurs in 6, Utah will get a couple wins in this series but the Spurs ultimately take this series.
AR – Winner: Spurs in 6, The Jazz have been in playoff mode for the last month, so don’t be surprised to see them take 2 games from the Spurs, but overall they cannot beat the San Antonio 2nd unit made up of 3 key players named the referees.
JD – Winner: Spurs in 6, If Utah could ever win in San Antonio, they’d actually have a shot in this thing.

2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 7 Dallas Mavericks
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6, Derek Fisher acquisition proves worthwhile as he gives OKC the experience they needed to advance.
MV – Winner: Thunder in 5, Dallas just seems like a team that wants this season over and Oklahoma City will grant that wish.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 6, The Thunder won the regular season series 3-1, who is going to stop Kevin Durant and Kevin Westbrook? Nobody! Who is going to stop Dirk Nowitzki? Serge Ibaka and Kendrik Perkins.
JD – Winner: Thunder in 5, Well at least Dallas still has Deron Williams to look forward to, right?

3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 6 Denver Nuggets
JT – Winner: Lakers in 5, Artest won’t be missed all that much as long as Bynum produces.  Oh yeah, that one Kobe guy is good, too.
MV – Winner: Nuggets in 7, I don’t care if I’m wrong here but the Nuggets owe the Lakers a loss in the playoffs and what better post-Melo.
AR – Winner: Lakers in 7, Denver will stay in this with better team play and coaching, but when they get to a game 7, nothing will prevent that rape face of Kobe Bryant.
JD – Winner: Lakers in 6, Outside of Kobe, Denver seems to be a better team, but somehow the Lakers got a 3-seed and somehow they’ll win this series.

4 Memphis Grizzlies v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers
JT – Winner: Clippers in 7, Physical series with Lob City prevailing.
MV – Winner: Grizzlies in 5, The Clipshow will get punched in the face by the Griz and fold quickly after.
AR – Winner: Clippers in 5, I don’t really know anything about the Memphis Grizzlies this year other than they are still in Memphis.
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 5, Maybe the start of something big for Memphis.

Western Conference – Second Round

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers
JT – Winner: Spurs in 7, Experience eeks by youth.
AR – Winner: Spurs in 6, Clippers aren’t as deep or as experienced in the 2nd round of the playoffs, but if any injury happens to the Spurs whatsover, this changes to Clippers over Spurs, 4-2.
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
MV – Winner: Grizzlies in 6, Last season Memphis lost in this round so they’ve been here and match-up well against their division foe, another upset.
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 7, Last year Memphis beat SA on skill, now they’ve got the confidence to do it.

2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 3 Los Angeles Lakers
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6.  Black Mamba will be slayed by the Durantula.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 5, After putting this all to form, and having pretty much no upsets I have begun to question this little bracket.  Also, will the NBA stage one of the Los Angeles teams winning so that the Western Conference finals won’t be the two smallest market teams from the West?
JD – Winner: Lakers in 7, Sunday’s game was pretty good idea of what this series is gonna come down to.
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 6 Denver Nuggets
MV – Winner: Thunder in 7, Both are young and exciting to watch teams but the KD factor leads the Nuggets getting Thunderstruck!

Western Conference Finals

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6, The better team will win this series and despite getting a 2 seed, OKC is a better team.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 6, Spurs run out of energy, and Kevin Durant beats the referees.
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
MV – Winner: Thunder in 6, How lucky are we that we get an encore of this series from last year just a round later, OKC still prevails.
3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 6, Memphis has better shooters and I expect Z-Bo/Marc Gaol to knock Pau/Bynum like Boston used to do.

2012 NBA Finals

Miami Heat v. Oklahoma City Thunder
JT – Winner: Heat in 7, LBJ finally gets his first ring. It won’t silence the critics, but it will put a muzzle on them until training camp starts one would think.
Indiana Pacers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
MV – Winner: Thunder in 6, I picked OKC when the season begun and I’ll stick by it in a series ABC/David Stern won’t like because it lacks coastal teams.
Chicago Bulls v. Oklahoma City Thunder
AR – Winner: TBD, I don’t want to decide, and find it pointless to decide until we get there.  I do feel it will be the Thunder and Bulls and nothing else will really matter leading up to it.
Miami Heat v. Memphis Grizzlies
JD – Winner: Heat in 6, If not now for the superfriends, then when?

2012 Stanley Cup Playoff Results

2012 Stanley Cup Playoff Results

I’ve been tracking the results for the playoffs and with the second round starting on Friday here you go if you need to catch up.

Eastern Conference – First Round

1 New York Rangers v. 8 Ottawa Senators
Game 1 (April 12): Ottawa Senators 2 @ New York Rangers 4, NYR 1-0
Game 2 (April 14): Ottawa Senators 3 @ New York Rangers 2 F/OT, Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 (April 16): New York Rangers 1 @ Ottawa Senators 0, NYR 2-1
Game 4 (April 18): New York Rangers 2 @ Ottawa Senators 3 F/OT, Series Tied 2-2
Game 5 (April 21): Ottawa Senators 2 @ New York Rangers 0, OTT 3-2
Game 6 (April 23): New York Rangers 3 @ Ottawa Senators 2, Series Tied 3-3
Game 7 (April 26): Ottawa Senators 1 @ New York Rangers 2, NYR 4-3

1 Seed New York Rangers win series 4-3 advance to the second round

2 Boston Bruins v. 7 Washington Capitals
Game 1 (April 12): Washington Capitals 0 @ Boston Bruins 1 F/OT, BOS 1-0
Game 2 (April 14): Washington Capitals 2 @ Boston Bruins 1 F/2OT, Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 (April 16): Boston Bruins 4 @ Washington Capitals 3, BOS 2-1
Game 4 (April 19): Boston Bruins 1 @ Washington Capitals 2, Series Tied 2-2
Game 5 (April 21): Washington Capitals 4 @ Boston Bruins 3, WSH 3-2
Game 6 (April 22): Boston Bruins 4 @ Washington Capitals 3 F/OT, Series Tied 3-3
Game 7 (April 25): Washington Capitals 3 @ Boston Bruins 2 F/OT, WSH 4-3

7 Seed Washington Capitals win series 4-3 advance to the second round

3 Florida Panthers v. 6 New Jersey Devils
Game 1 (April 13): New Jersey Devils 3 @ Florida Panthers 2, NJD 1-0
Game 2 (April 15): New Jersey Devils 2 @ Florida Panthers 4, Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 (April 17): Florida Panthers 4 @ New Jersey Devils 3, FLA 2-1
Game 4 (April 19): Florida Panthers 0 @ New Jersey Devils 4, Series Tied 2-2
Game 5 (April 21): New Jersey Devils 0 @ Florida Panthers 3, FLA 3-2
Game 6 (April 24): Florida Panthers 3 @ New Jersey Devils 4, Series Tied 3-3
Game 7 (April 26): New Jersey Devils 3 @ Florida Panthers 2 F/2OT, NJD 4-2

6 Seed New Jersey Devils win series 4-3 advance to the second round

4 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 5 Philadelphia Flyers
Game 1 (April 11): Philadelphia Flyers 4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 3 F/OT, PHI 1-0
Game 2 (April 13): Philadelphia Flyers 8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 5, PHI 2-0
Game 3 (April 15): Pittsburgh Penguins 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 8, PHI 3-0
Game 4 (April 18): Pittsburgh Penguins 10 @ Philadelphia Flyers 3, PHI 3-1
Game 5 (April 20): Philadelphia Flyers 2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 3, PHI 3-2
Game 6 (April 22): Pittsburgh Penguins 1 @ Philadelphia Flyers 5, PHI 4-1

4 seed Philadelphia Flyers win series 4-2 advance to the second round

Western Conference – First Round

1 Vancouver Canucks v. 8 Los Angeles Kings
Game 1 (April 11): Los Angeles Kings 4 @ Vancouver Canucks 2, LAK 1-0
Game 2 (April 13): Los Angeles Kings 4 @ Vancouver Canucks 2, LAK 2-0
Game 3 (April 15): Vancouver Canucks 0 @ Los Angeles Kings 1, LAK 3-0
Game 4 (April 18): Vancouver Canucks 3 @ Los Angeles Kings 1, LAK 3-1
Game 5 (April 22): Los Angeles Kings 2 @ Vancouver Canucks 1 F/OT, LAK 4-1

8 seed Los Angeles Kings win series 4-1 advances to the second round

2 St. Louis Blues v. 7 San Jose Sharks
Game 1 (April 12): San Jose Sharks 3 @ St. Louis Blues 2 F/2OT, SJS 1-0
Game 2 (April 14): San Jose Sharks 0 @ St. Louis Blues 3, Series Tied
Game 3 (April 16): St. Louis Blues 4 @ San Jose Sharks 3, STL 2-1
Game 4 (April 19): St. Louis Blues 2 @ San Jose Sharks 1, STL 3-1
Game 5 (April 21): San Jose Sharks 1 @ St. Louis Blues 3, STL 4-1

2 seed St. Louis Blues win series 4-1 advances to the second round

3 Phoenix Coyotes v. 6 Chicago Blackhawks
Game 1 (April 12): Chicago Blackhawks 2 @ Phoenix Coyotes 3 F/OT, PHX 1-0
Game 2 (April 14): Chicago Blackhawks 4 @ Phoenix Coyotes 3 F/OT, Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 (April 17): Phoenix Coyotes 3 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 F/OT, PHX 2-1
Game 4 (April 19): Phoenix Coyotes 3 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2 F/OT, PHX 3-1
Game 5 (April 21): Chicago Blackhawks 2 @ Phoenix Coyotes 1 F/OT, PHX 3-2
Game 6 (April 23): Phoenix Coyotes 4 @ Chicago Blackhawks 0, PHX 4-2

3 seed Phoenix Coyotes win series 4-2 advances to the second round

4 Nashville Predators v. 5 Detroit Red Wings
Game 1 (April 11): Detroit Red Wings 2 @ Nashville Predators 3, NSH 1-0
Game 2 (April 13): Detroit Red Wings 3 @ Nashville Predators 2, Series Tied 1-1
Game 3 (April 15): Nashville Predators 3 @ Detroit Red Wings 2, NSH 2-1
Game 4 (April 17): Nashville Predators 3 @ Detroit Red Wings 1, NSH 3-1
Game 5 (April 20): Detroit Red Wings 1 @ Nashville Predators 2, NSH 4-1

4 seed Nashville Predators win series 4-1 advances to the second round

Eastern Conference – Second Round

1 New York Rangers v. 7 Washington Capitals
Game 1 (April 28): Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers
Game 2 (April 30): Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers
Game 3 (May 2): New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals
Game 4 (May 5): New York Rangers @ Washington Capitals
Game 5 (May 7): * = if Nec @ New York Rangers
Game 6 (May 9): * = if Nec @ Washington Capitals
Game 7 (May 12): * = if Nec @ New York Rangers

5 Philadelphia Flyers v. 6 New Jersey Devils
Game 1 (April 29): New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers
Game 2 (May 1): New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers
Game 3 (May 3): Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils
Game 4 (May 6): Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils
Game 5 (May 8): * = if Nec @ Philadelphia Flyers
Game 6 (May 10): * = if Nec @ New Jersey Devils
Game 7 (May 12): * = if Nec @ Philadelphia Flyers

Western Conference – Second Round

2 St. Louis Blues v. 8 Los Angeles Kings
Game 1 (April 28): Los Angeles Kings @ St. Louis Blues
Game 2 (April 30): Los Angeles Kings @ St. Louis Blues
Game 3 (May 3): St. Louis Blues @ Los Angeles Kings
Game 4 (May 6): St. Louis Blues @ Los Angeles Kings
Game 5 (May 8): * = if Nec @ St. Louis Blues
Game 6 (May 10): * = if Nec @ Los Angeles Kings
Game 7 (May 12): * = if Nec @ St. Louis Blues

3 Phoenix Coyotes v. 4 Nashville Predators
Game 1 (April 27): Nashville Predators @ Phoenix Coyotes
Game 2 (April 29): Nashville Predators @ Phoenix Coyotes
Game 3 (May 2): Phoenix Coyotes @ Nashville Predators
Game 4 (May 4): Phoenix Coyotes @ Nashville Predators
Game 5 (May 7): * = if Nec @ Phoenix Coyotes
Game 6 (May 9): * = if Nec @ Nashville Predators
Game 7 (May 11): * = if Nec @ Phoenix Coyotes

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend:

Florida is done and New Jersey moves on. Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Detroit Tigers (10-9) J. Verlander (2-1/1.72 ERA) @ New York Yankees (10-8) I. Nova (3-0/3.79 ERA), 6:05 pm
3) Tampa Bay Rays (12-7) J. Shields (3-0/2.76 ERA) @ Texas Rangers (15-4) M. Harrison (3-0/1.66 ERA), 7:05 pm
4) Washington Nationals (14-5) R. Detwiler (2-0/0.56 ERA) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (13-6) C. Kershaw (1-0/1.61 ERA), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: NHL

1) NHL Schedule and Second Round Schedule
2) Tonight, Western Conference Second Round: 4 Nashville Predators @ 3 Phoenix Coyotes, 8 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) Saturday Schedule –
Eastern Conference Second Round: 7 Washington Capitals @ 1 New York Rangers, 2 pm/NBC
Western Conference Second Round: 8 Los Angeles Kings @ 2 St. Louis Blues, 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network
4) Sunday’s Schedule,
Eastern Conference Second Round: 6 New Jersey Devils @ 5 Philadelphia Flyers, 2 pm/NBC
Western Conference Second Round: 4 Nashville Predators @ 3 Phoenix Coyotes, 7 pm/NBC Sports Network

Third Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Schedule
2) NBA Playoff Schedule
3) Eastern Conference First Round Match-ups (All times central)
8 Philadelphia 76ers @ 1 Chicago Bulls, Game 1 Saturday/Noon TNT
7 New York Knicks @ 2 Miami Heat, Game 1 Saturday/2:30 pm ABC
6 Orlando Magic @ 3 Indiana Pacers, Game 1 Saturday/6 pm ESPN
5 Atlanta Hawks @ 4 Boston Celtics, Game 1 Sunday/6 pm TNT
4) Western Conference First Round Match-ups (All times central)
8 Utah Jazz @ 1 San Antonio Spurs, Game 1 Sunday/Noon ESPN
7 Dallas Mavericks @ 2 Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 1 Saturday/8:30 pm ESPN
6 Denver Nuggets @ 3 Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1 Sunday/2:30 pm ABC
5 Los Angeles Clippers @ 4 Memphis Grizzlies, Game 1 Sunday/8:30 pm TNT

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) College Baseball Weekend Scoreboard and ESPN.com’s weekend preview
2) 17 Arkansas Razorbacks (29-12/9-9 SEC) @ 2 Florida Gators (32-10/11-7 SEC), McKethan Stadium/Gainesville, FL
3) 9 Stanford Cardinal (26-10/8-7 Pac12) @ 11 UCLA (27-10/11-7 Pac12), Jackie Robinson Stadium/Los Angeles, CA
4) 12 Texas A&M Aggies (29-12/9-6 BigXII) @ 24 Texa$ Longhorns (24-14/11-4)
Olsen Field/College Station & Disch-Falk Field/Austin, TX

See you on Monday! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Also follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Kansas City finally ended their 12-game losing streak last night so they slapped hands about it. Jason Miller/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s scoreboard
2) Daytime baseball in  today Cleveland, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Petersburg, and Queens
3) Beltway teams O’s and Nats go for sweeps tonight against the Blue Jays and Padres
4) Game of the night is in Chicago on the southside as Mr. Perfect Philip Humber faces the Red Sox

Second Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) We’ll have a new champion as the ‘Caps took down the B’s in game 7 that went to OT
3) Ottawa Senators @ New York Rangers, 6 pm NBC Sports Network/Series Tied 3-3
4) New Jersey Devils @ Florida Panthers, 7:30 pm NHL Network then NBC Sports Network/Series Tied 3-3

Third Quarter: NBA

1) Here is the schedule in the association on the last night of the season
2) The TNT DH is awful, New York Knicks @ Charlotte Bobcats followed by San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors
3) I suggest the Dallas Mavericks @ Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets @ Minnesota Timberwolves
4) Today’s look at the standings

Fourth Quarter: Extra Extra

1. NHL – Second Round Match-Ups in the  Stanley Cup playoffs will be know
2. MLB – Rays, Mets, Reds and Mariners also going for sweeps
3. NFL – Draft starts tonight
4. NBA – Playoffs Match-Ups will be set tonight on the final day of the regular season

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Does Tim Thomas have any game 7 magic left from last year's Stanley Cup run?

First Quarter: NHL

1) The NHL playoffs continue tonight
2) Washington Capitals @ Boston Bruins, 6:30 pm NBC Sports Network/Series Tied 3-3
3) Los Angeles Kings v. St Louis Blues preview
4) Nashville Predators v. Phoenix Coyotes preview

Second Quarter: NBA

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Chicago Bulls (48-16) @ Indiana Pacers (42-23), 6 pm
3) Los Angeles Clippers (40-25) @ New York Knicks (34-30), 7 pm/ESPN
4) San Antonio Spurs (48-16) @ Phoenix Suns (33-32), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s schedule
2) Kansas City Royals (3-14) L. Hochevar (1-1) @ Cleveland Indians (9-6) U. Jimenez (2-0), 6:05
3) Toronto Blue Jays (10-7) K. Drabek (2-0) @ Baltimore Orioles (10-7) J. Hammel (2-0), 6:05
4) Los Angeles Angels (6-11) C.J. Wilson (2-1) @ Tampa Bay Rays (10-7) J. Hellickson (2-0), 6:10

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) Don Bank’s 7th crack at a mock draft
2) Chris Mannix says the NBA missed a chance to send a message with the MWP suspension
3) Here’s today’s schedule for college baseball
4) Bo Pelini gets another contract extension/raise from Nebraska until 2016 (happens yearly it seems)