Archive for May, 2012

4Quarters NCAA Baseball Tournament Under the Radar Teams

Tomorrow as the month of June begins so does the NCAA Baseball Tournament and 4Quarters will have a complete predictions sure to go wrong tomorrow but today I want to give you the three and four seeds who could cause havoc.

Gainesville Regional – 3 seed the College Charleston, the CoC barely got in and I think could surprise

Charlottesville Regional – 4 seed Appalachian State , watch out Virginia the Mountaineers will be pesky

Columbia Regional – 3 seed Coastal Carolina, I’m calling this the group of hate with Coastal,  S. Carolina and Clemson but watch out for the Chanticleers

Eugene Regional – 3 seed Indiana State, Sycamores won the MVC regular season title and I think can compete out west

Houston Regional – 3 seed Sam Houston State, The Bobkats one of two Southland teams in the field cannot be overlooked, trust me

Waco Regional – 3 seed Texas-Arlington and 4 seed Oral Roberts, UTA surprised people winning the SLC conference tourney but I think they could have a say in a tough regional. First regional that I mention both the three and four could have a say in the regional but
Waco will be one of the tougher regionals

Los Angeles Regional – 3 seed New Mexico and 4 seed Creighton, Los Lobos can hit with anyone but will it happen outside of
Albuquerque? Creighton, yes I know I’m biased here but they have the pitching and defense to compete.

College Station Regional – 3 seed Mississippi, This is a team that I’m waiting to break through but as a three seed watch out!

Coral Gables Regional – 3 Missouri State, Yes another MVC team that I’m trying to bring awareness to before it’s too late for the higher seeds

Chapel Hills Regional – 3 St. John’s, The Red Storm are a team that I’m also waiting to make the Super Regional’s will this be it finally?

Tucson Regional – 3 Louisville and 4 Missouri, Cardinals I think are underseeded which is trouble for others this weekend in Arizona. Mizzou marched to the Big XII title last week so they enter on a roll

Stanford Regional – 4 Fresno State, Nothing will top the original version but can their be a Wonder Dog sequel?

Again more to come tomorrow with the full predictions but until then please follow me on twitter @MikeVmos 

4Quarters Women’s College World Series Picks Sure to go Wrong

The Women’s College World Series starts today in Oklahoma City so here are the picks

Thursday, May 31
Bracket 1/Game 1 – South Florida (50-12) v. 4 Oklahoma (50-8), Pick: Oklahoma
Bracket 1/Game 2 – LSU (39-23) v. 1 California (56-5), Pick: California
Bracket 2/Game 3 – 7 Tennessee (52-12) v. 2 Alabama (55-7), Pick: Alabama
Bracket 2/Game 4 – 11 Oregon (44-16) v. 3 Arizona State (51-9), Pick: Arizona State

Friday, June 1
Bracket 1/Game 5 – 4 Oklahoma v. 1 California, Pick: California
Bracket 2/Game 6 – 3 Arizona State v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Arizona State

Saturday, June 2
Bracket 1/Game 7 – South Florida v. LSU, Pick: LSU and South Florida is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 8 – 11 Oregon v. 7 Tennessee, Pick: Oregon and Tennessee is eliminated
Bracket 1/Game 9 – LSU v. 4 Oklahoma, Pick: Oklahoma and LSU is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 10 – 11 Oregon v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Alabama and Oregon is eliminated

Sunday, June 3
Bracket 1/Game 11 – 4 Oklahoma v. 1 California, Pick: California and Oklahoma is eliminated
Bracket 2/Game 12 – 2 Alabama v. 3 Arizona State, Pick: Alabama
Bracket 1/Game 13 – California wins bracket 1 3-0 so game 13 not necessary
Bracket 2/Game 14 – 3 Arizona State v. 2 Alabama, Pick: Arizona State and Alabama is eliminated

Best-of-Three Championship Finals
Game 1 (June 4) – 3 Arizona State v. 1 California, Pick: California
Game 2 (June 5) – 1 California v. 3 Arizona State, Pick: California

California wins series 2-0 and the national championship

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Anze Kopitar beat Marty in OT giving the Kings a 1-0 lead in the Cup Finals at the Rock last night in Newark. LA now 9-0 on the road in the playoffs. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s scoreboard
2) Detroit Tigers (23-27) @ Boston Red Sox (26-24), 6:10 pm
3) Houston Astros (22-28) @ Colorado Rockies (20-29), 7:40 pm
4) Milwaukee Brewers (22-28) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (32-18), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Finals

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) LA beat NJ 2-1 in OT to take game one
3) Nicklas Lidstrom retired from the NHL today
4) New Jersey hoping history repeats itself the last time Los Angeles made the Cup Finals

Third Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) Here is the schedule in the association on the last night of the season
2) 1 San Antonio Spurs @ 2 Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 pm TNT/SAS 2-0
3) Miami needed OT (and the refs) to beat the C’s last night to take a 2-0 series lead
4) The New Orleans Hornets won the NBA Draft Lottery last night

Fourth Quarter: Extra Extra

1. NCAA Baseball – The NCAA tournament starts tomorrow and predictions will be put up for you
2. NCAA Softball – Women’s College World Series begins today
3. NHL – And the history I was talking about was LA won game won in ’93 made the Stanley Cup Finals … which they lost
4. NBA – So after not winning the NBA Draft Lottery who will Charlotte take at number two?

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Tonight the annual drawing of the ping pong balls happens! Ned Dishman Getty Images

First Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Finals

1) The NHL Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight
2) Schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals
3) Game 1: Los Angeles Kings @ New Jersey Devils, 7 pm NBC
4) This is the second Stanley Cup Finals for LA and fifth for NJ

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) San Antonio Spurs lead the Western Conference Finals 2-0
3) Eastern Conference Finals: 4 Boston Celtics @ 2 Miami Heat, 7 pm ESPN/MIA 1-0
4) Before the game we’ll have the NBA Draft lottery

Third Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s schedule
2) Day baseball in Cleveland, St. Pete, Minneapolis and the northside of Chicago
3) Baltimore Orioles (29-21) J. Hammel (6-1, 2.78) @ Toronto Blue Jays (26-24) B. Morrow (5-3, 3.47), 6:07 pm
4) Arizona Diamondbacks (22-28) I. Kennedy (3-5, 4.65) @ San Francisco Giants (2-5, 6.41), 9:15 pm

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) Twitter helped MLB Hall-of-Famer George Brett find his missing dog
2) Mizz … I mean Missouri put in new turf for the 2012 season
3) Andy Staples on what SEC wants in this playoff that everyone seems to be messing up
4) Dirk Chatelain’s Mad Chatter from the Omaha World Herald

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!

Felt that today I’d use this picture with the US men’s and women’s national teams wins over the weekend.

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Sports NOLA wrote an article on Tulane and Southeastern Louisiana not getting in the NCAA baseball tournament
2) More college baseball tournament talk Bracket and Aaron Fitt of Baseball America
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the KC Star’s Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s games
2) Jeff Passen’s 10 degrees
3) Roy Oswalt sweepstakes 
4) #CrownARoyal for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game

Third Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1) Tonight’s NHL schedule
2) Trending Tuesday
3) Stanley Cup media day running blog
4) Pierre LeBrun list 5 players it be nice to see win the Cup

Fourth Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Ian Thomsen on the Eastern Conference Finals
3)  Pau likes Chicago as his next destination
4) ESPN’s daily dime

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Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all who serve! Photo by Mike Vamosi

First Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1. NHL scoreboard
2. Los Angeles Kings v. New Jersey Devils start Wednesday night in Newark
3. The Devils won the season series
4. Playoff Central

Second Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Chicago White Sox (26-22) @ Tampa Bay Rays (29-19), 2:10 pm
3. Baltimore Orioles (29-19) @ Toronto Blue Jays (24-24), 6:07 pm
4. Monday 4Quarters Top 14 –  MLB Power Rankings: 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (32-15, LW-1) 2. Washington Nationals (29-18, LW-6) 3. Texas Rangers (30-18, LW-3) 4. Tampa Bay Rays (29-19, LW-5) 5. Baltimore Orioles (29-19, LW-2) 6. Cincinnati Reds (27-20, LW-12) 7. Cleveland Indians (26-21, LW-7) 8. New York Mets (27-21, LW-11) 9. New York Yankees (26-21, LW-13) 10. Miami Marlins (26-22, LW-10) 11. Atlanta Braves (26-23, LW-4) 12. St. Louis Cardinals (26-22, LW-9) 13. Chicago White Sox (26-22, LW-NR) 14. San Francisco Giants (25-23, LW-14)

Dropping Out: Toronto Blue Jays (24-24, LW-8)

Third Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1. NBA Scoreboard
2. Heat and Celtics begin the Eastern Conference Finals tonight on ESPN at 7 pm
3. San Antonio won game one of the Western Conference Finals 101-98 over the Oklahoma City Thunder
4. Let me know who you think makes the finals?

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball Polls

1. Baseball America Top25
2. Perfect Game Top50
3. USA Today/ESPN Top25
4. I’ll do another top14 after the CWS but today the NCAA field was announced here is the bracket and release

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Will Davis Clarkson and the Devils “punch” their ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals against Los Angeles?

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Toronto Blue Jays (24-21) @ Texas Rangers (27-18)
3) Washington Nationals (26-18) @ Atlanta Braves (26-20)
4) Houston Astros (21-23) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (30-14)

Second Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1) NHL Schedule
2) Tonight: 1 New York Rangers @ 6 New Jersey Devils, 7 pm NBC/NJD 3-2
3) Sunday: Game seven if needed 7 pm on NBC Sports Network
4) Winner gets the Los Angeles Kings and will have home ice

Third Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) NBA Schedule
2) Miami beat Indiana to advance to their second straight Eastern Conference Finals
3) Saturday: Game 7 – Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics 7 pm ABC
4) Sunday: Western Conference Finals Game 1 – 2 Oklahoma City Thunder @ 1 San Antonio Spurs 7:30 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball and Super Regional Softball

1) College Baseball Weekend Scoreboard
2) Here is D1 Baseball Tournament Tracker I’ll have a NCAA tournament post on Monday
3) NCAA Softball Bracket
4) And the score softball scoreboard

See you on Monday (even if it’s Memorial Day)! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Also follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

NCAA Softball Super Regional Predictions Sure to go Wrong

2012 NCAA Softball Super Regional Picks

Here are my picks for this round of the tournament in addition to days and times of the games.

Berkeley Super Regional/Levine-Fricke Field (May 26-27)
1 California Golden Bears (54-5) v. 16 Washington Huskies (39-17)
Pick: California

Tuscaloosa Super Regional/Rhoads Stadium (May 24-25)
2 Alabama Crimson Tide (53-7) v. Michigan Wolverines (42-15)
Pick: Alabama

Tempe Super Regional/Alberta B. Farrington Stadium (May 24-25)
3 Arizona State Sun Devils (49-8) v. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (52-4)
Pick: Arizona State

Norman Super Regional/OU Softball Complex (May 25-26)
4 Oklahoma Sooners (48-8) v. 13 Arizona Wildcats (38-17)
Pick: Oklahoma

Austin Super Regional/Red & Charline McCombs Field (May 25-26)
6 Texas Longhorns (46-11) v. 11 Oregon Ducks (42-15)
Pick: Oregon

Knoxville Super Regional/Parker-Lee Softball Stadium (May 26-27)
7 Tennessee Volunteers (50-11) v. 10 Georgia Bulldogs (44-15)
Pick: Tennessee

Columbia Super Regional/Audrey Walton Stadium (May 26-27)
9 Missouri Tigers (46-12) v. LSU Tigers (37-22)
Pick: Missouri

Tampa Super Regional/USF Softball Stadium (May 25-26)
South Florida Bulls (48-11) v. Hofstra Pride (41-13)
Pick: Hofstra

NCAA Softball Bracket

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Too good not to share from the Western Conference Champions Los Angeles Kings

First Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s scoreboard
2) Lone day game is in Cleveland today
3) San Francisco Giants (23-21) R. Vogelsong (2.27) @ Miami Marlins (24-20) A. Sanchez (2.32), 6:10 pm
4) Philadelphia Phillies (22-23 J. Blanton (4-4, 3.74) @ St. Louis Cardinals (25-19) J. Westbrook (4-3, 2.41), 7:15 pm

Second Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Devils took the lead in their series against the Rangers
3) Los Angeles waits for an opponent
4) The Canucks give their coach with the salad dressing name an extension

Third Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) Here is the schedule in the association on the last night of the season
2) 2 Miami Heat @ 3 Indiana Pacers, 7 pm ESPN/Series Tied 3-2
3) Sixers force a game seven last night winning at home against the Celtics
4) And Oklahoma City and San Antonio wait to begin the western conference finals

Fourth Quarter: Extra Extra

1. NCAA Baseball – Tons of upsets in conference baseball tournaments
2. NCAA Softball – Super Regionals kick up
3. NHL – Dodgers want to host the NHL Winter Classic?
4. NBA – Is Orlando really going to interview Shaq?

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

The Campbell Trophy was only touched by Deputy Commish Bill Daly as Dustin Brown wanted no part after LA won the west. Photo by Norm Hall Getty Images

First Quarter: NHL Playoffs

1) The NHL playoffs continue tonight
2) Schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals
3) 6 New Jersey Devils @ 1 New York Rangers, 7 pm NBC Sports Network/Series Tied 2-2
4) The Kings are back in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs

1) Tonight’s schedule
2) Miami literally KO’s Indiana last night taking a 3-2 series lead
3) 4 Boston Celtics @ 8 Philadelphia 76ers, 7 pm TNT/Boston 3-2
4) Oklahoma City and San Antonio begin the Western Conference Finals on Sunday

Third Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s schedule
2) Day baseball in Baltimore, St. Petersburg, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Milwaukee and Seattle
3) Washington Nationals (26-17) E. Jackson (1-1, 3.31) @ Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) C. Hamels (6-1, 2.48), 6:05 pm
4) Kansas City Royals (17-25) W. Smith (MLB Debut) @ New York Yankees (22-21) A. Pettitte (1-1, 2.51), 6:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: Leftover Links

1) Sporting News 2012-13 way to early college basketball poll
2) With NCAA bids coming out soon here is the selection committee 101
3) Here’s today’s schedule for college baseball
4) Dirk Chatelain’s Mad Chatter from the Omaha World Herald

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