Archive for January, 2013

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Today would’ve been Jackie Robinson’s birthday so salute to number 42.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Memphis Grizzlies (29-15) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (34-11), 7 pm/TNT
3) Dallas Mavericks (19-26) @ Golden State Warriors (28-17), 9:30 pm/TNT
4) Rudy Gay was traded to Toronto, how strange right?

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Illinois Fighting Illini (15-6, 2-5 B1G) @ 13 Michigan State Spartans (17-4, 6-2 B1G), 6 pm/ESPN
2) 9 Butler Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 A10) @ Saint Louis Billikens (14-5, 3-2 A10), 8 pm/CBS Sports Network
3) 8 Arizona Wildcats (17-2, 5-2 PAC-12) @ Washington Huskies (12-8, 4-3 PAC-12), 8 pm/ESPN
4) 7 Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-2, 6-0 WCC) @ Loyola Marymount Lions (8-12, 1-6 WCC), 10 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: NFL Super Bowl Week

1) PLAY THE GAME ALREADY!
2) Since they aren’t going to until Friday what’s your favorite thing of the week?
3) Whose your pick as of Thursday?
4) Which city do you like as host city most?

Fourth Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New York Islanders (3-2-1, 7 pts) @ New Jersey Devils (3-0-2, 8 pts), 6 pm
3) Nashville Predators (1-2-3, 5 pts) @ Los Angeles Kings (2-2-1, 5 pts), 9:30 pm
4) Edmonton Oilers (4-2-0, 8 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (6-0-0, 12 pts), 9:30 pm

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2013 Posts: 42

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!

Super Bowl Football
Super Bowl Media Day was Wednesday, so we’ve got the rest of the week to recover. Gerald Herbert/AP

First Quarter: NBA

1) Today’s scores
2) Miami Heat (28-13) @ Brooklyn Nets (27-18), 7 pm/ESPN
3) Chicago Bulls (27-17) @ Milwaukee Bucks (23-19), 7 pm
4) Houston Rockets (25-22) @ Denver Nuggets (28-18), 8 pm

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Villanova Wildcats (13-7, 4-3 Big East) @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-4, 4-3 Big East), 5 pm/ESPN2
2)  Oklahoma Sooners (13-5, 4-2 Big XII) @ Baylor Bears (14-5, 5-1 Big XII), 6 pm/ESPNU
3) 20 New Mexico Lobos (17-3, 4-1 MWC) @ Wyoming Cowboys (15-4, 2-4 MWC), 8 pm/ROOT
4) Boise State Broncos (14-5, 2-3 MWC) @ Colorado State Rams (16-4, 3-2 MWC), 8 pm/ROOT

Third Quarter: NFL Super Bowl week

1) Media Day is in the rearview mirror
2) What will become of what No. 52 and Randy Moss said on Tuesday?
3) Who do you like to win as of midweek?
4) Should the NFL eliminate the week before the Super Bowl?

Fourth Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Montreal Canadians (4-1-0, 8 pts) @ Ottawa Senators (4-1-1, 9 pts), 6 pm
3) Chicago Blackhawks (6-0-0, 12 pts) @ Minnesota Wild (3-2-1, 7 pts), 7 pm/NBC Sports Network
4) Edmonton Oilers (3-2-0, 6 pts) @ Phoenix Coyotes (2-4-0, 4 pts), 8:30 pm

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links! Our 40th post of the year and we’re not even a month in!

NFL: Super Bowl XLVII-San Francisco 49ers Media Day
Today is Super Bowl XLVII media day at the Superdome aka the carnival of strange. Photo by Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) MLB Hot Stove Blog
2) Grantland talks about the Super Bowl prop bets
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Zach Lowe injects fun into selecting the NBA All-Stars
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Hockey realignment talk and other stuff from Allan Muir

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1) Mid-Major Power Pyramid
2) Gary Parrish Poll Attacks
3) This week’s  Bracketology from Jerry Palm
4) The NCAA tournament at 75 years

Fourth Quarter: NFL Super Bowl Media Day

1) Joe Flacco says no to outdoor Super Bowl’s
2) Media Day live video
3) Here is your scattering of media day topics
4) Randy Moss says something silly … yeah he really thinks this

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2013 Posts: 40

Monday Edition

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


Kyle Rudolph became the second tightend to win Pro Bowl MVP honors. Photo by twincities.com

First Quarter: NFL Super Bowl XLVII Week

1. Both teams are in the Big Easy
2. Whose got the advantage?
3. San Francisco will be the “home” team
4. And that makes Baltimore the “visitors”

Second Quarter: 4Q – College Basketball Top 14

1 Kansas Jayhawks (18-1, 6-0 Big XII), LW-1
2. Oregon Ducks (18-2, 7-0 PAC-12), LW-5
3. Michigan Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 B1G), LW-4
4. Gonzaga Bulldogs (19-2, 6-0 WCC), LW-8
5. Wichita State Shockers (19-2, 8-1 MVC), LW-13
6. Indiana Hoosiers (18-2, 6-1 B1G), LW-11
7. Belmont Bruins (17-4, 8-0 OVC), LW-NR
8. Florida Gators (16-2, 6-0 SEC), LW-NR
9. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (18-3, 9-0 WAC), LW-NR
10. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (16-2, 7-1 SLC), LW-2
11. Creighton Bluejays (18-3, 7-2 MVC), LW-6
12. Butler Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 A10), LW-7
13. Arizona Wildcats (17-2, 5-2 PAC-12), LW-9
14. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (15-3, 6-0 ACC), LW-NR

Dropping Out: Duke Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 ACC), LW-3, Louisville Cardinals (16-4, 4-3 Big East), New Mexico Lobos (17-3, 4-1 MWC), LW-12, Virginia Common Commonwealth Rams (16-5, 4-2 A10), LW-14

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. Pittsburgh Panthers (17-4, 5-3 Big East) @ 12 Louisville Cardinals (16-4, 4-3 Big East), 6 pm/ESPN
2. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (18-1, 6-0 Big XII) @ West Virginia Mountaineers (9-10, 2-4 Big XII), 8 pm/ESPN
3. South Florida Bulls (10-9, 1-6 Big East) @ 25 Marquette Golden Eagles (14-4, 5-1 Big East), 8 pm/ESPNU
4. Whose your number one team Kansas or Michigan?

Fourth Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 4Q NBA Game of the Night: Indiana Pacers (26-18) @ Denver Nuggets (27-18), 8 pm
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q NHL Game of the Night: Colorado Avalanche (2-2-0, 4pts) @ Edmonton Oilers (2-2-0, 4pts), 8:30 pm

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2013 Posts: 39

WWE Royal Rumble Winners 1988-2012

Tonight is the 26th annual Royal Rumble and will take place in Phoenix, Arizona at the US Airways Center. This 30-man over the top battle royal is the pay per view before Wrestlemania. The winner of the event will get the opportunity to face either the WWE or World Heavyweight Champion at Wrestlemania XXIX on April 7 at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Here are all previous Rumble winners –

Year       Winner                                 Entry into Rumble            Location/Venue
1988       Hacksaw Jim Duggan      13*                                         Hamilton, Ontario/Copps Coliseum
1989       Big John Studd                  27                                           Houston, Texas/The Summit
1990       Hulk Hogan                         25                                           Orlando, Florida/Orlando Arena
1991       Hulk Hogan                         24                                           Miami, Florida/Miami Arena
1992       Ric Flair                                 3                                              Albany, New York/Knickerbocker Arena
1993       Yokozuna                            27                                           Sacramento, California/ARCO Arena
1994       Bret Hart/Lex Luger        27/23                                     Providence Rhode Island/Providence Civic Center
1995       Shawn Michaels               1                                              Tampa Bay, Florida/USF Sun Dome
1996       Shawn Michaels               18                                           Fresno, California/Selland Arena
1997       Steve Austin                      5                                              San Antonio, Texas/Alamodome
1998       Steve Austin                      24                                           San Jose, California/San Jose Arena
1999       Vince McMahon               2                                              Anaheim, California/Arrowhead Pond
2000       The Rock                              24                                           New York, New York/Madison Square Garden
2001       Steve Austin                      27                                           New Orleans, Louisiana/New Orleans Arena
2002       Triple H                                 22                                           Atlanta, Georgia/Philips Arena
2003       Brock Lesner                      29                                           Boston, Massachusetts/Fleet Center
2004       Chris Benoit                        1                                              Philadelphia, Pennslyvania/Wachovia Center
2005       Batista                                  28                                           Fresno, California/Save Mart Center
2006       Rey Mysterio                     2                                              Miami, Florida/American Airlines Arena
2007       The Undertaker               30                                           San Antonio, Texas/AT&T Center
2008       John Cena                           30                                           New York, New York/Madison Square Garden
2009       Randy Orton                      8                                              Detroit, Michigan/Joe Louis Arena
2010       Edge                                      29                                           Atlanta Georgia/Philips Arena
2011       Alberto Del Rio                  38**                                      Boston, Massachusetts/TD Garden
2012       Sheamus                             22                                           St. Louis, Missouri/Scottrade Center

Most Rumble Victories –
3: Steve Austin 3 (1997, 1998, 2001)
2: Hulk Hogan (1990, 1991), Shawn Michaels (1995, 1996)

Longest Time Spent in the Royal Rumble –
1:02:12 – Rey Mysterio (2006)
1:01:30 – Chris Benoit (2004)
1:01:10 – Bob Backlund (1993)
1:00:09 – Triple H (2006)
0:59:36 – Ric Flair (1992)
0:56:38 – Steve Austin (1999)
0:56:38 – Vince McMahon (1999)
0:54:49 – Kane (2001)
0:52:17 – Rick Martel (1991)
0:51:32 – The Rock (1998)

Shortest Time Spent in the Royal Rumble –
0:00:01.9 – Santino Marella (2009)
0:00:02 – The Warlord (1989)
0:00:03 – Mo (1995)
0:00:03 – Owen Hart (1995)
0:00:04 – Bushwhacker Luke (1991)
0:00:04 – Jerry Lawler (1997)
0:00:07 – Gillberg (1999)
0:00:07 – The Miz (2007)
0:00:07 – Montel Vontavious Porter (2010)
0:00:10 – Tazz (2001)

* = Rumble had 20 participants
** = Rumble had 30 participants

More information at WWE.com and here, official entrants

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2013 Posts: 38

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


This was Nail Yakupov after tying the Oilers-Kings game up in the final five seconds of regulation. Edmonton beat LA 2-1 in OT.

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Scores
2) Golden State Warriors (26-15) @ Chicago Bulls (25-16), 7 pm
3) Brooklyn Nets (26-16) @ Memphis Grizzlies (27-14), 7 pm
4) San Antonio Spurs (34-11) @ Dallas Mavericks (18-24), 7 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: College Basketball What to Watch

Saturday –
1) Oklahoma Sooners (13-4, 4-1 Big XII) @ 3 Kansas Jayhawks (17-1, 5-0 Big XII), 3 pm/ESPN
2) 15 New Mexico Lobos (17-2, 4-0 MWC) @ San Diego State Aztecs (15-4, 3-2 MWC), 3 pm/NBC Sports Network
3) Washington Huskies (12-7, 4-2 PAC-12) @ 16 Oregon Ducks (17-2, 6-0 PAC-12), 6 pm/PAC-12 Network
Sunday –
4) 13 Michigan State Spartans (17-3, 6-1) @ 7 Indiana Hoosiers (17-2, 5-1), Noon/CBS

Third Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard, last night’s Yakupov goal
2) New York Islanders (2-1-0, 4 pts) @ Boston Bruins (2-0-1, 5 pts), 6 pm
3) Ottawa Senators (3-0-0, 6pts) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2-1-0, 4 pts), 6:30 pm
4) Vancouver Canucks (1-1-1, 3 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (2-0-0, 4 pts), 9 pm

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Senior Bowl is this Saturday, NFL.com has this weeks winners and losers
2) The Pro Bowl is Sunday so here is an article also here are some facts
3) Jerry Palm’s latest college basketball bracket
4) Awful Announcing podcast returns with Michelle Beadle for their 40th edition

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

2013 Posts: 37

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


The University of Miami (Florida) had a good day in beating the NCAA and number one Duke on Wednesday. Last night was filled with upsets in college basketball. Photo by the AP

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Toronto Raptors (15-27) @ Orlando Magic (14-27), 6 pm
3) New York Knicks (25-14) @ Boston Celtics (20-21), 7 pm/TNT
4) Los Angeles Clippers (32-11) @ Phoenix Suns (14-28), 9:30 pm/TNT

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Tons of upsets last night … tons
2) 19 VCU Rams (16-3, 4-0 A10) @ Richmond Spiders (12-7, 2-2 A10), 6 pm/CBS Sports Network
3) UCLA Bruins (15-4, 5-1 PAC-12) @ 6 Arizona Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 PAC-12), 8 pm/ESPN
4) BYU Cougars (15-5, 5-1 WCC) @ 10 Gonzaga Bulldogs (17-2, 4-0 WCC), 10 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Senior Bowl is on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama
2) Pro Bowl Sunday in Hawaii
3) Super Bowl week begins on Monday
4) Storylines continue to line up

Fourth Quarter: NHL

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Nashville Predators (1-0-2, 4 pts) @ St. Louis Blues (2-1-0, 4 pts), 7 pm
3) Chicago Blackhawks (3-0-0, 6 pts) @ Dallas Stars (2-1-0, 4 pts), 7:30 pm
4) Phoenix Coyotes (1-2-0, 2 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (2-0-0, 4 pts), 9:30 pm

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