Archive for May, 2013

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


This was the scene after a 5/12 hour rain delay in St. Louis but the Royals beat the Cardinals at 3:14 am Friday morning. Photo by the AP/Jeff Roberson

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Miami went up 3-2
3) Game six is this weekend
4) San Antonio continues to wait

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Conference finals begin this weekend
3) East – 4 Boston Bruins v. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins
4) West – 5 Los Angeles Kings v. 1 Chicago Blackhawks

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: San Francisco Giants (29-25)/M. Cain (4-2, 5.00) @ St. Louis Cardinals (35-18)/S. Miller (5-3, 2.02), 7:15 pm
3) Detroit Tigers (29-23) @ Baltimore Orioles (30-24), 6:05 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (33-21) @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) D1baseball.com scoreboard
2) NCAA Regional play begins today
3) Which regional looks the best to you?
4) Which one is the worst?

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

2013 Posts: 146

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

George Brett, seen at spring training in Sunrise, Ariz., spent his entire two-decade career as a player with Kansas City.
George Brett returns to the Royals dugout as interim hitting coach. Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Chicago White Sox (24-26)/J. Peavy (6-2, 2.97) @ Chicago Cubs (21-30)/T. Wood (4-3, 2.73), 1:20 pm
3) Oakland Athletics (31-23)/A.J. Griffin (5-3, 3.84) @ San Francisco Giants (28-25)/B. Zito (3-3, 4.13), 2:45 pm
4) Kansas City Royals (21-29)/J. Guthrie (5-3, 3.92) @ St. Louis Cardinals (35-17)/M. Wacha (MLB Debut), 7:15 pm

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) San Antonio continues to wait
3) One game tonight
4) Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, 7:30 pm/TNT – Series Tied 2-2

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Chicago knocked off Detroit in OT
3) Conference Finals set
4) No games until Saturday

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Associated Press: Go away Gordon Gee
2) SI.com: Andy Glockner looks at DePauls arena plans
3) Fox Sports Kansas City: Royals hire interim hitting coach
4) CBSsports.com: Ok one more KC baseball story
Bonus) NCAAsports.com: NCAA Women’s College World Series Bracket

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2013 Posts: 145

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!


Chicago and Detroit meet for the last time in a conference finals tonight in game seven. The Red Wings head to the Eastern Conference next season.

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) San Antonio will be well rested by the time the NBA Finals arrive
3) Indiana tied the Eastern Conference Finals up last night
4) Last but not least LeBron James fouled out last night

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Eastern Conference Finals begins Saturday between Boston and Pittsburgh
3) Los Angeles held off San Jose to advance to the WCF’s, note the home team won each game plus the team that scored first
4) Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks, 7 pm/NBC Sports Network – Series Tied 3-3

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Cincinnati Reds (33-19)/B. Arroyo (5-4, 3.39) @ Cleveland Indians (27-24)/D. Masterson (7-3, 3.20), 6:05 pm
3) Detroit Tigers (29-21)/A. Sanchez (5-4, 2.38) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (32-20)/A.J. Burnett (3-5, 2.57), 6:05 pm
4) Arizona Dimondbacks (30-22)/B. McCarthy (2-3, 4.36) @ Texas Rangers (32-20)/J. Grimm (4-3, 4.05), 7:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) FoxSportsKansasCity.com: The Royals hitting coach things you’re dumb
2) YahooSports.com: Oh Ned
3) NHL.com: This saddens me to share this about why San Jose got eliminated
4) SEBaseball.com: How about a baseball NIT!

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2013 Posts: 144

2013 NCAA College Baseball Tournament Primer


The Road to Omaha begins later this week so here are the basics.

Friday the NCAA baseball tournament begins so here is the field and the needed information.

National Seeds:
North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14)

Regional Host:
Baton Rouge, LA – LSU Tigers (52-9) /Alex Box Stadium, Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech Hokies (38-20)/English Field, Bloomington, IN – Indiana Hoosiers (43-14)/Bart Kaufman Field, Chapel Hill, N.C. – North Carolina Tar Heels (52-8)/Boshamer Stadium, Charlottesville, VA – Virginia Cavalier (47-10)/Davenport Field, Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gamecocks (39-18)/Carolina Stadium, Eugene, OR – Oregon Ducks (45-14)/PK Park, Fullerton, CA – Cal State Fullerton Titans (48-8)/Goodwin Field,
Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Bruins (39-17)/Jackie Robinson Stadium, Louisville, KY – Louisville Cardinals (46-10)/Jim Patterson Stadium, Manhattan, KS – Kansas State Wildcats (41-17)/Tointon Family Stadium
Nashville, TN – Vanderbilt Commodores (51-9)/Hawkins Field, Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina Wolfpack (44-14)/Doak Field, Starkville, MS – Mississippi State Bulldogs (43-17)/Dude Noble Field, Tallahassee, FL – Florida State Seminoles (44-15)/Dick Howser Stadium

The Field with Regional Match-ups:
Chapel Hill, N.C. – 1 North Carolina Tar Heels, 2 Florida Atlantic Owls, 3 Towson Tigers, 4 Canisius Golden Griffins
Columbia, S.C. – 1 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2 Clemson Tigers, 3 Liberty Flames, 4 Saint Louis Billikens
Raleigh, N.C. – 1 North Carolina State Wolfpack, 2 Mississippi Rebels, 3 William & Mary Tribe, 4 Binghamton Bearcats
Eugene, OR – 1 Oregon Ducks, 2 Rice Owls, 3 San Francisco Dons, 4 South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Fullerton, CA – 1 Cal State Fullerton Titans, 2 Arizona State Sun Devils, 3 New Mexico Lobos, 4 Columbia Lions
Los Angeles, CA – 1 UCLA Bruins, 2 Cal Poly Mustangs, 3 San Diego Toreros, 4 San Diego State Aztecs
Blackburg, VA – 1 Virginia Tech Hokies, 2 Oklahoma Sooners, 3 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 4 Connecticut Huskies
Baton Rouge, LA – 1 LSU Tigers, 2 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, 3 Sam Houston State Bearkats, 4 Jackson State Tigers
Nashville, TN – 1 Vanderbilt Commodores, 2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 3 Illinois Fighting Illini, 4 East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Louisville, KY – 1 Louisville Cardinals, 2 Miami (FL) Hurricanes, 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys, 4 Bowling Green Falcons
Bloomington, IN – 1 Indiana Hoosiers, 2 Austin Peay Governors, 3 Florida Gators, 4 Valparaiso Crusaders
Tallahassee, FL – 1 Florida State Seminoles, 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, 3 Troy Trojans, 4 Savannah State Tigers
Charlottesville, VA – 1 Virginia Cavaliers, 2 UNC Wilmington Seahawks, 3 Elon Phoenix, 4 Army Black Knights
Starkville, MS – 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2 South Alabama Jaguars, 3 Mercer Bears, 4 Central Arkansas Bears
Manhattan, KS – 1 Kansas State Wildcats, 2 Arkansas Razorbacks, 3 Bryant Bulldogs, 4 Wichita State Shockers
Corvallis, OR – 1 Oregon State Beavers, 2 Texas A&M Aggies, 3 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 4 UTSA Roadrunners

Bids by Conference:
SEC (9), ACC (8), PAC-12, Sun Belt (4), Big XII, Big West, Colonial (3), Atlantic Sun, Big East, Big South, Big Ten, Mountain West, Southland, West Coast (2), America East, Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, MAC, MEAC, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, SWAC, Summit, WAC (1)

NCAA Release
Tournament Bracket

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2013 Posts: 143

Tuesday = Lots of Links

After taking yesterday off for Memorial Day we’re back so since … It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Took yesterday off for Memorial Day by watching baseball and honoring those who serve. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) NCAA baseball bracket and Perfect Game looks at the field
2) NCAA softball is in the Women’s College World Series stage
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Charlotte hires a new coach
3) Stars continue to benefit in Stern’s NBA
4) Phoenix is set to hire a new head coach

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Chicago and Detroit are tied up
3) The Kings are ready to go for game seven tonight
4) Scott Gomez is playing in his 10th game seven tonight 

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Today’s starting lineups
3) MLB Draft is coming up
4) The 30

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2013 Posts: 142

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Kings goalie Quick keeps his eyes on the puck as he makes a save against the Sharks during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference semifinals playoff in Los Angeles
Jonathan Quick pitched a shutout versus San Jose Thursday night and has LA a win from the Western Conference Finals. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Hey we’ve got basketball tonight!
3) Memphis and San Antonio continues tomorrow night
4) 3 Indiana Pacers @ 1 Miami Heat, 7:30 pm/TNT – MIA 1-0

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New York won in overtime to extend the series to game five
3) Out west Detroit took a 3-1 lead over Chicago while Los Angeles is up 3-2 on San Jose
4) 7 Ottawa Senators @ 1 Pittsburgh Penguins, 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network – PIT 3-1

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: Colorado Rockies (26-21)/T. Chatwood (2-0, 2.55) @ San Francisco Giants (26-21)/T. Lincecum (3-3, 4.70), 9:15 pm
3) New York Yankees (28-18)/D. Phelps (2-2, 3.83) @ Tampa Bay Rays (24-22)/R. Hernandez (2-4, 5.24), 6:10 pm
4) St. Louis Cardinals (30-16)/L. Lynn (6-1, 3.27) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (1-2, 4.84), 9:10 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) D1baseball.com scoreboard
2) Conference tournaments across most of the country
3) Monday is the NCAA tournament selection show
4) NCAA baseball regional sites announced over the weekend as well

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

2013 Posts: 141

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Proceeds from the sale of the shirt will benefit disaster relief efforts across Oklahoma. (USATSI)
To help relief efforts in Oklahoma, OU, Oklahoma State and Tulsa are raising money with the sales of these shirts.

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Baltimore Orioles (25-21)/K. Gausman (0-0, -.–) @ Toronto Blue Jays (19-27)/B. Morrow (1-3, 5.16), 6:07 pm
3) Minnesota Twins (18-25)/S. Diamond (3-4, 4.99) @ Detroit Tigers (25-19)/R. Porcello (2-2, 5.92), 6:08 pm
4) Cleveland Indians (26-19)/Z. McAllister (3-3, 2.65) @ Boston Red Sox (28-19)/R. Dempster (2-4, 4.27), 6:10 pm

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) No games tonight, again
3) Miami stole game one
4) LBJ is still roaming American Airlines Arena wide open

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers, 6 pm/CNBC – BOS 3-1
3) Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings, 7 pm/NBC Sports Network – DET 2-1
4) San Jose Sharks @ Los Angeles Kings, 9:30 pm/NBC Sports Network – Series Tied 2-2

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Awful Announcing – The commercial that’ll make you not want to eat McDonalds
2) Kansas City Star – Kauffman Stadium a hitter park?
3) CBS Sports – Great way to help those in Oklahoma affected by the tornado this week by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa
4) Grantland – WWE becoming like the NFL? The Masked Man says so 

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2013 Posts: 140