Archive for July, 2013

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!


MLS All-Star Game tonight. Photo by MLS Press Box

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals (62-43)/Adam Wainwright (13-6, 2.51) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (64-42)/Jeff Locke (9-3, 2.15), 6:05 pm
3) Arizona Diamondbacks (54-52)/Wade Miley (7-8, 3.86) @ Tampa Bay Rays (64-43)/Jeremy Hellickson (10-3, 4.48), 6:10 pm
4) New York Yankees (55-51)/Hiroki Kuroda (10-6, 2.51) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (57-48)/Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 1.96), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA, NFL, NHL, College Sports)

1) NBA – NBA.com’s “blogtable”
2) NFL – New Pro Bowl format
3) NHL – Candidates to rebound after sub-par 2013 seasons and expansion?
4) College – Ian Thomsen looks at the new Oregon Ducks football castle

Third Quarter: MLS All-Star Game

1) Game tonight against AS Roma
2) Hub on Sporting KC’s website
3) The Full 90 (KC Star section)
4) Sam Mellinger on SKC’s Matt Besler

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) Mandel’s mailbag
2) Ted Thompson GM tree
3) MLB trade deadline tracker
4) Mitch Sherman on the college craze that’s dumb …

2013 Posts: 185

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


The Twins announced the 2014 All-Star Game logo for next season at Target Field. Photo from MLB.com

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) How about an SI swimsuit model link?
2) Fantasy football debates? Why not
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star and his Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: More Links

1) Jordan Lynch part deux by Holly Anderson
2) The continuing saga of Johnny Football
3) More Big Ten stupidity 
4) Fox Sports 1

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA, NFL, NHL, College Sports)

1) NBA – Meet new Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek
2) NFL – See this photo of Eddie Lacy yesterday?
3) NHL – Super Joe sticking around San Jose
4) CFB – Tony Barnhart on coaches on the hot seat

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Twins 2014 ASG logo and a gallery
3) Starting lineups
4) Jay Jaffe on what trades should or shouldn’t be made

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2013 Posts: 184

Monday Edition

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

The U.S. team's solid showing in the Gold Cup has provided coach Jurgen Klinsmann with tantalizing options.
The United State beat Panama 1-0 in Chicago to capture the 2013 Gold Cup. Photo by Nam Y. Huh/AP

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Los Angeles Angels (48-55)/Jered Weaver (5-5, 2.98) @ Texas Rangers (56-49)/Matt Garza (7-1, 2.87), 6:05 pm
3. St. Louis Cardinals (62-40)/Jake Westbrook (7-4, 2.95) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (61-42)/Francisco Liriano (10-4, 2.23), 6:05
3. Tampa Bay Rays (62-43)/David Price (5-5, 3.75) @ Boston Red Sox (63-43)/Felix Doubront (7-4, 3.78), 6:10 pm

Second Quarter: MLB Power Rankings

1. Tampa Bay Rays (62-43) – LW1
2. Boston Red Sox (63-43) – LW2
3. St. Louis Cardinals (62-40) – LW3
4. Oakland Athletics (62-43) – LW5
5. Los Angeles Dodgers (56-48) – LW14
6. Atlanta Braves (60-45) – LW7
7. Pittsburgh Pirates (61-42) – LW4
8. Detroit Tigers (59-45) – LW9
9. Cleveland Indians (56-48) – LW11
10. Baltimore Orioles (58-48) – LW6
11. Cincinnati Reds (59-47) – LW8
12. Texas Rangers (56-49) – LW10
13. New York Yankees (55-50) – LW12
14. Kansas City Royals (51-51) – LWNR

Dropping Out: Arizona Diamondbacks (54-51) – LW13

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NFL, NHL, NBA, College Sports or else of choice)

1. NFL – All bad contract team
2. NHL – Schedule breakdowns
3. NBA – Team USA turnaround
4. College – Football needs to start just so stories like this can end

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links
1. Jeff Passans 10 Degrees and Jonah Keri’s the 30
2. Grant Wahl on what’s next for US men’s soccer after the Gold Cup victory and how about this MLS rivalry article
3. Steve Elkington got in trouble this weekend across the pond with some tweets
4. SI.com – Media Circus and a neat story


Alex Gordon‘s 2-run homer got the Royals to the .500 mark and was their first sweep in Chicago since 1999. Photo by Jim Prisching

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2013 Posts: 183

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


George Brett announced he’s going back to the front office after a 26-22 run as interim hitting coach with KC. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: Boston Red Sox (61-42) @ Baltimore Orioles (57-46)
3) 4Q AL Series of the Weekend: Tampa Bay Rays (60-42) @ New York Yankees (54-48)
4) 4Q NL Series of the Weekend: St. Louis Cardinals (62-37) @ Atlanta Braves (57-45)

Second Quarter: MLB II

1) AL Division Leaders – Boston (East/+.5 GM), Detroit (Central/+3 GMS), Oakland (West/+3 GMS)
2) AL Wildcard(s) Leaders – Tampa Bay (+3.5 GMS), Baltimore (-), Texas (.5 GB), New York (2.5 GB), Cleveland (3 GB), Kansas City (7 GB)
3) NL Division Leaders – Atlanta (East/+8 GMS), St. Louis (Central/+2.5 GMS), Los Angeles (West/.5 GM)
4) NL Wildcard Leaders – Pittsburgh (+2.5 GMS), Cincinnati (-), Arizona (5.5 GB), Philadelphia/Washington (9.5 GB), Colorado (10 GB)

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA/NHL/NFL/College)

1) NBA – USA Basketball roster breakdown
2) NHL – USA Hockey Olympic camp roster
3) NFL – Number one pick Eric Fisher and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a four-year deal
4) College – Solid throwback helmet for Ole Miss this season

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) SI.com – Adam Morrison returning to Gonzaga as a student assistant
2) USA Today/Sports – Divorce coming soon for A-Rod and the Yankees?
3) KCStar.com – Geoge Brett returns to the Royals front office and Sam Mellinger writes about it
4) CBSsports.com – Golf Leaderboards

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

2013 Posts: 182

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Wrigley Field's $500 million renovation proposal received the final vote Wednesday. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The friendly confines will look a little different in the coming seasons. Job Robbins/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (60-42)/Jeremy Hellickson (9-3, 4.62) @ Boston Red Sox (61-42)/John Lackey (7-7, 2.95), 6:10 pm
3) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (47-52)/C.J. Wilson (10-6, 3.15) @ Oakland Athletics (59-42)/Dan Straily (6-3, 4.14), 9:05 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (58-44)/Mat Latos (9-3, 3.53) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (53-47)/Zack Greinke (8-2, 3.36), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: Golf Leaderboards (PGA, Champions, LPGA)

1) PGA
2) Champions
3) LPGA
4) Low key week? No way!

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA, NFL, NHL, College and other out of season sports)

1) NBA – Team USA concluded camp this week so here’s an article on the younger faces you might see
2) NFL – Jerry Jones thinks two teams could be in Los Angeles 
3) NHL – 2014 Olympic dark horse teams
4) College – Jeremy Fowler talks about Urban Meyer at B1G media days

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Wrigley Field gets final approval for renovations
2) Team USA advances to the Gold Cup finals after taking down Honduras last night so here’s a Grant Wahl column
3) RGIII and more future injuries?
4) Is Madison Square Garden moving?

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2013 Posts: 181

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!

An illustration of what we think Chris Johnson racing a cheetah will look like. (Photos: George Walker IV/The Tennessean and Christophe Beaudufe/AFP)
Chris Johnson and Devin Hester will race a Cheetah which heck might be this big. Photos: George Walker IV/The Tennessean and Christophe Beaudufe/AFP

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays (59-42)/David Price (4-5, 4.03) @ Boston Red Sox (61-41)/Felix Doubront (7-3, 3.76), 6:10 pm
3) New York Yankees (53-47)/Andy Pettitte (7-7, 4.47) @ Texas Rangers (55-45)/Matt Garza (6-1, 3.17), 7:05 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (57-44)/Mike Leake (9-4, 2.79) @ San Francisco Giants (46-54)/Chad Gaudin (4-1, 2.15), 9:15 pm

Second Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA, NFL, NHL, College Sports or anything our of season)

1) NBA – Amnesty tracker
2) NFL – Devin Hester + Chris Johnson + a Cheetah = Discovery Channel Shark Week fun!
3) NHL – Who will be Team Canada’s netminder in Sochi?
4) College – The targeting rule will lead to anger in CFB this season, Andy Staples article

Third Quarter: Midweek Links 

1) Grant Wahl says the field for the Gold Cup semifinals at Cowboy Stadium is awful
2) CBSsports MLB power rankings
3) The 30
4) New York Times on Sporting Kansas City

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links II

1) Legendary Creighton men’s basketball coach John J. “Red” McManus
2) How will Bill Belichick answer questions today? Dan Wetzel writes about it
3) Tax’d!
4) Interesting idea from Peter Richmond and lastly happy 30th birthday George Brett pine tar game!

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2013 Posts: 180

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


RIP BCS Crystal Ball trophy when the NCAA playoff begins in 2014.

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) What’s the deal Phil?
2) Good bye crystal ball
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star and his Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: More Links

1) FOX college football gets some changes
2) Pick the pin position at the PGA Championship?
3) NCAA changes?
4) Sad mother, yes someone wrote this

Third Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (NBA, NFL, NHL, College Sports or anything our of season)

1) NBA – Warriors beat the Suns for the Summer League title
2) NFL – These guys are ok if Washington changes from Redskins
3) NHL – Newest Devil
4) CFB – Brett the bully tweets

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Jonah Keri writes about James Shields
3) Tom Verducci’s Ryan Braun story 
4) How about we end on a happy note with dogs at the ballpark!

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2013 Posts: 179