Archive for June, 2013

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Just a fun picture from the NBA Draft last night. Photo by David Dow/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: St. Louis Cardinals (48-30)/S. Miller (8-5, 2.35) @ Oakland Athletics (46-34)/B. Colon (10-2, 2.93)
3) 4Q AL Series of the Weekend: Detroit Tigers (42-35)/M. Scherzer (11-0, 3.05) @ Tampa Bay Rays (41-38)/A. Colome (1-0, 0.00)
4) 4Q NL Series of the Weekend: Arizona Diamondbacks (42-36)/R. Delgado (0-1, 4.50) @ Atlanta Braves (45-34)/J. Teheran (5-4, 3.32)

Second Quarter: MLB II

1) Just a little more time to vote for All Stars
2) Division Leaders (6/28): Boston (AL East), Detroit (AL Central), Texas (AL West), Atlanta (NL East), Pittsburgh/St. Louis (NL Central), Arizona (NL West)
3) AL Wildcards: Oakland and Baltimore
4) NL Wildcards: Pittsburgh/St. Louis and Cincinnati

Third Quarter: NBA/NHL/NFL/College

1) NBA – NBA Draft Results
2) NHL – NHL Draft is Sunday on NBC Sports Network
3) NFL – Another day closer I suppose
4) College – Monday several schools will have new athletic homes

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Bleacher Report: Gold Cup Preview
2) GoCreighton.com: Rob Anderson the Creighton SID gives you the numbers from the first three seasons at TD Ameritrade
3) Grantland: Told you Stern was drunk last night!
4) SI.com: Three Strikes from Tom Verducci

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

2013 Posts: 164

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Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

NBA Draft Busts
With the Draft Tonight how about a photo of Darko Milicic? Photo by John Biever/SI

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Arizona Diamondbacks (41-36)/P. Corbin (9-0, 2.19) @ Washington Nationals (39-38)/S. Strasburg (4-6, 2.40), 3:05 pm
3) Cleveland Indians (40-37)/C. Kluber (6-4, 3.68) @ Baltimore Orioles (43-36)/M. Gonzalez (5-3, 3.75), 6:05 pm
4) Toronto Blue Jays (39-38)/C-M Wang (1-0, 2.18) @ Boston Red Sox (47-33)/J. Lester (7-4, 4.57), 6:10 pm

Second Quarter: NBA Draft

1) Who’s the first pick?
2) What ramifications will it have?
3) Trades set at what 5 or more?
4) Will you watch?

Third Quarter: College Football/NFL

1) CFB – Getting closer
2) CFB – Who’s you June favorites?
3) NFL – Hernandez is still in a whale of trouble
4) NFL – Are we really talking football in June?

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Grantland – Looking at NBA Drafts of the past
2) Perfect Game – Eight for Omaha in 2014
3) Baseball America – Final Top 25 for college baseball
4) SI.com – Chris Mannix final mock

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2013 Posts: 163

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!


UCLA claimed the schools first National Championship in baseball and 109th overall last night at the College World Series in Omaha with a dominating 8-0 victory, over Mississippi State to finish the sweep. Photo by Stephen Dunn

First Quarter: NBA Draft

1) Who will Cleveland take tomorrow night?
2) Orlando seems like it has several players in mind but is waiting on the Cavs
3) How many trades will occur?
4) What’s your interest in this event?

Second Quarter: College World Series

1) UCLA 8 Mississippi State 0, Nick Vander Tuig went eight innings in the clincher
2) The Bruins won their first national title in baseball and the schools 109th National Title overall
3) Adam Plutko named Most Outstanding Player
4) This years CWS set a new attendance record

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Pittsburgh Pirates (47-30)/J. Gomez (2-0, 3.07) @ Seattle Mariners (34-44)/F. Hernandez (8-4, 2.71), 2:40 pm
3) Arizona Diamondbacks (41-35)/W. Miley (4-6, 4.70) @ Washington Nationals (38-38)/J. Zimmerman (10-3, 2.26), 6:05 pm
4) San Francisco Giants (38-39)/T. Lincecum (4-7, 4.52) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (34-42)/C. Kershaw (5-5, 2.06), 9:10 pm

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) YahooSports.com – Bad news for Aaron Hernandez, ok awful news
2) YahooSports.com – Pat Forde on the Oregon NCAA ruling
3) ESPN.com – Mitch Sherman on the UCLA victory in Omaha
4) USA Today.com/Sports – And the NCAA did this

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2013 Posts: 162

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Chicago has the Stanley Cup again. Photo from the Chicago Tribune

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Nebraska alternative uniforms vs UCLA this fall and the article with video
2) Chris Mannix mock draft
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday
Bonus) More realignment?

Second Quarter: College World Series

1) ESPN.com CWS central
2) UCLA keeps doing what they do
3) Apparently not everyone in Starkville made the trip to Omaha
4) LA Times look at last night’s 3-1 win by the Bruins

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Finals

1) Are the Hawks the new NHL gold standard
2) The Blackhawks are champs again, here is a photo gallery
3) Video of the thrilling last two minutes in Boston
4) Chicago celebration oh and Katie Baker

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) More Mellinger on Greg Holland
3) Atlanta is at Kansas City which is a first
4) Cub fans will like this

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2013 Posts: 161

Monday Edition

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

Mississippi State coach John Cohen, left, and UCLA coach John Savage pose with the College World Series trophy before a news conference at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 23, 2013, ahead of the NCAA College World Series best-of-three baseball finals. Mississippi State and UCLA will play in Game 1 of the finals on Monday. Photo: Nati Harnik
UCLA and Mississippi State begin the best-of-three CWS finals tonight in Omaha. Photo by Nati Harnik

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Cleveland Indians (38-26) @ Baltimore Orioles (42-34), 6:05 pm
3. Toronto Blue Jays (38-36) @ Tampa Bay Rays (39-37), 6:10 pm
4. San Francisco Giants (38-37) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (32-42), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Finals

1.  NHL scoreboard
2. Game 3: Chicago Blackhawks @ Boston Bruins, 7:22 pm/NBC – CHI 3-2
3. Does Chicago close out the series tonight?
4. Who’s the MVP of the playoffs?

Third Quarter: College World Series Championship Series

1. UCLA Bruins (47-17) v. Mississippi State Bulldogs (51-18), 7 pm/ESPN
2. Both teams made the finals without a loss
3. Will it be another SEC school?
4. Can the PAC-12 make it back-to-back?

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links
1. SI.com – Media Circus
2. Grantland – The 30
3. Yahoo Sports – The Iron Sheik
4. NIUHuskies.com – Jordan Lynch for 6

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2013 Posts: 160

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


North Carolina and Oregon State both need wins to stay alive in Omaha at the College World Series on Friday

First Quarter: NBA Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Miami won game seven 95-88
3) Back-to-back championships/Finals MVP honors for LBJ
4) First finals loss for the Spurs franchise

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Finals

1) NHL scoreboard
2) NBC has game five Saturday
3) So far the two teams have played five OT periods
4) Who wins game five?

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: Texas Rangers (41-32) @ St. Louis Cardinals (47-26)
3) Tampa Bay Rays (38-35) @ New York Yankees (39-33)
4) Boston Red Sox (44-31) @ Detroit Tigers (40-31)

Fourth Quarter: College World Series (National Seeds Listed)

1) D1baseball.com scoreboard
2) NCAA College World Series has two bracket title games on Friday if Oregon State or North Carolina wins we’ll have a game(s) Saturday
3) Bracket A (Saturday Games): Mississippi State Bulldogs v. 3 Oregon State Beavers, 2 pm ESPN
4) Bracket B (Sunday Games): 1 North Carolina State Tar Heels v. UCLA Bruins, 7 pm ESPN

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

2013 Posts: 159

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Matt Boyd threw a complete game shutout while keeping Oregon State alive at the College World Series on Wednesday night. Photo from OregonLive.com

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Colorado Rockies (37-36) @ Washington Nationals (35-36), 6:05 pm
3) Tampa Bay Rays (37-35) @ New York Yankees (39-32), 6:05 pm
4) Boston Red Sox (44-30) @ Detroit Tigers (39-31), 6:08 pm/MLB Network

Second Quarter: NBA/Stanley Cup Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) NBA Finals Game 7: San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat, 8 pm/ABC
3) NHL scoreboard
4) NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 4: Chicago Blackhawks 6 @ Boston Bruins 5 F/OT, Series Tied 2-2

Third Quarter: College World Series

1) CWS Game 9: 3 Oregon State Beavers 1 v. Indiana Hoosiers 0, Indiana Eliminated
2) CWS Game 10/Elimination Game: 1 North Carolina Tar Heels v. North Carolina Wolfpack, 7 pm/ESPN
3) CWS Game 11: 3 Oregon State Beavers v. Mississippi State Bulldogs, 2 pm/ESPN on Friday 6/21
4) CWS Game 11: 1 North Carolina/NC State winner v. UCLA Bruins, 7 pm/ESPN on Friday 6/21

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) JournalStar.com – Only in (Lincoln) Nebraska
2) TheAdvocate.com – Dumbest thing I’ve read today
3) FoxSportsKansasCity.com – Wait, this is the dumbest thing I’ve read today
4) ProBasketballTalk.com – Stern on why the Spurs aren’t popular

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2013 Posts: 158