Archive for August, 2013

4Quarters 2013 CFB Predictions Sure to go Wrong

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Can anyone beat the Tide? This dummy thinks so! Photo by Getty Images

College football begins tonight and what better time to put out my predictions sure to go wrong. I’ll be out of town until Tuesday so please get your 4Q fix with this post. Thanks and with that here are said predictions.

SEC –
East: 1. South Carolina 2. Georgia 3. Florida 4. Vanderbilt 5. Tennessee 6. Missouri 7. Kentucky
West: 1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Texas A&M 4. Mississippi 5. Auburn 6. Arkansas 7. Mississippi State
SEC Title Game (Atlanta, GA): Alabama over South Carolina

Big Ten –
Leaders: 1. Ohio State 2. Wisconsin 3. Penn State 4. Indiana 5. Illinois 6. Purdue
Legends: 1. Nebraska 2. Northwestern 3. Michigan 4. Michigan State 5. Minnesota 6. Iowa
B1G Title Game (Indianapolis, IN): Ohio State over Nebraska

Big XII –
1. Oklahoma State 2. Oklahoma 3. TCU 4. Baylor 5. Texas 6. Kansas State 7. Texas Tech 8. West Virginia 9. Iowa State 10. Kansas

ACC –
Atlantic: 1. Clemson 2. Florida State 3. Wake Forest 4. Maryland 5. North Carolina State 6. Syracuse 7. Boston College
Coastal: 1. Miami (FL) 2. Virginia Tech 3. Virginia 4. Georgia Tech 5. North Carolina 6. Pittsburgh 7. Duke
ACC Title Game (Charlotte, N.C.): Clemson over Miami (FL)

PAC-12 –
North: 1. Stanford 2. Oregon 3. Washington 4. Oregon State 5. California 6. Washington State
South: 1. UCLA 2. Arizona State 3. Southern California 4. Arizona 5. Utah 6. Colorado
PAC-12 Title Game (Campus Location): Stanford over UCLA

American Athletic –
1. Louisville 2. Central Florida 3. Cincinnati 4. SMU 5. Houston 6. South Florida 7. Rutgers 8. Connecticut 9. Memphis 10. Temple

Mountain West –
Mountain: 1. Boise State 2. Utah State 3. Air Force 4. Wyoming 5. Colorado State 6. New Mexico
West: 1. San Diego State 2. Fresno State 3. San Jose State 4. Nevada 5. Hawaii 6. UNLV
MWC Title Game (Campus Location): Boise State over San Diego State

Conference USA –
East: 1. East Carolina 2. Marshall 3. UAB 4. Middle Tennessee 5. Southern Miss 6. Florida Atlantic 7. Florida International
West: 1. Tulsa 2. Louisiana Tech 3. Rice 4. Tulane 5. North Texas 6. UTSA 7. UTEP
CUSA Title Game (Campus Location): Tulsa over East Carolina

Independents –
1. Notre Dame 2. BYU 3. Navy 4. Army 5. Old Dominion 6. Idaho 7. New Mexico State

Mid American –
East: 1. Ohio 2. Bowling Green 3. Kent State 4. Buffalo 5. Miami (OH) 6. Akron 7. Massachusetts
West: 1. Northern Illinois 2. Toledo 3. Western Michigan 4. Ball State 5. Central Michigan 6. Eastern Michigan
MAC Title Game (Detroit, MI): Northern Illinois over Ohio

Sun Belt –
1. Louisiana-Monroe 2. Louisiana 3. Western Kentucky 4. Arkansas State 5. Texas State 6. Troy 7. Georgia State 8. South Alabama

Bowl Predictions (BcS Bowls) –
BCS National Champions Ship Game (Pasadena, CA): Stanford (PAC-12) over Alabama (SEC)
Rose Bowl Game: Oregon (PAC-12) over Ohio State (B1G)
Fiesta Bowl: Nebraska (B1G) over Oklahoma State (Big XII)
Sugar Bowl: South Carolina (SEC) over Notre Dame (IND)
Orange Bowl: Louisville (AAC) over Clemson (AAC)

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2013 Posts: 206

And see you Tuesday, September 3rd!

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The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!


Derek Jeter has played in two straight games! Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball: Baltimore Orioles (70-60) @ Boston Red Sox (78-55), 6 pm
3) Oakland Athletics (74-57) @ Detroit Tigers (77-55), 6:08 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (74-59) @ St. Louis Cardinals (78-54), 7:15 pm

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

1) NBA – T-Mac retires
2) NFL – AFC West preview
3) NHL – Team USA leaders
4) MLS – SKC moves on in CONCACAF

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Season starts tomorrow
2) Who are your picks?
3) Did you put a top 25 together?
4) Does anyone beat Alabama?

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) w0w on this Rolling Stone article
2) SI CFB preview
3) CBSsports NFL divisional picks
4) Derek Jeter’s defense

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2013 Posts: 205

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


It’s hot today so how about some cool hockey news in regards to the uniforms of USA hockey in Sochi. Photo from USA Hockey

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) US Open is going on so how about a tennis link?
2) Washington, D.C. says their the front runner for the 2024 Olympics
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: College Football

1) Holly Anderson’s Alabama preview 
2) Forde Yard Dash
3) Stewart Mandel’s preseason bowl predictions
4) Dennis Dodd’s 25 things to watch

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

1) NBA – Zach Lowe looks at Portland
2) NFL – Storm coming to the Super Bowl in February?
3) NHL – USA winter Olympics uniforms
4) MLS – Insider power rankings

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Big series in Boston
3) The 30
4) Matt Harvey

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2013 Posts: 204

Monday Edition

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


A packed house watched the Sounders beat the Timbers 1-0 on Sunday night. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. ESPN Monday Night Baseball: Cincinnati Reds (74-57) @ St. Louis Cardinals (76-54), 6 pm
3. Tampa Bay Rays (74-54) @ Kansas City Royals (65-64), 1:10 pm
4. Oakland Athletics (72-57) @ Detroit Tigers (77-53), 6:08 pm

Second Quarter: MLB Power Rankings

1. Atlanta Braves (78-52) – LW1
2. Detroit Tigers (77-53) – LW4
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (76-54) – LW3
4. Tampa Bay Rays (74-54) – LW11
5. Texas Rangers (75-55) – LW5
6. Boston Red Sox (77-55) – LW7
7. Pittsburgh Pirates (76-54) – LW2
8. St. Louis Cardinals (76-54) – LW8
9. Cincinnati Reds (74-57) – LW9
10. Oakland Athletics (72-57) – LW6
11. Cleveland Indians (71-59) – LW12
12. Baltimore Orioles (70-59) – LW10
13. New York Yankees (69-61) – LW13
14. Arizona Diamondbacks (66-63) – LWT14

Dropping Out: Kansas City Royals (65-64) – LWT14

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

1. NFL – Who got cut
2. NHL – Olympic camp in Virginia
3. NBA – Will the Kings be better this season?
4. MLS – Huge crowd in Seattle 

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Welcome back College Football Overtime
2. Media Circus
3. Husky Stadium’s renovation
4. Video of the week

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2013 Posts: 203

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

 For the second time in a decade, the NFL isn't happy about ESPN-related programming. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Hope Roger Goodell is good with me using this photo. Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: Boston Red Sox (75-54) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (75-52)
3) 4Q AL Series of the Weekend: Oakland Athletics (71-55) @ Baltimore Orioles (68-58)
4) 4Q NL Series of the Weekend: Atlanta Braves (77-50) @ St. Louis Cardinals (74-53)

Second Quarter: MLB II

1) AL Division Leaders – Boston (East/+1 GM), Detroit (Central/+5 GMS), Texas (West/+2.5 GMS)
2) AL Wildcard(s) Leaders – Tampa Bay (+1.5 GMS), Oakland (-), Cleveland (-2.5 GB), (Baltimore (-3 GB), New York (-3 GB), Kansas City (-7 GB)
3) NL Division Leaders – Atlanta (East/+14 GMS), Pittsburgh (Central/+1 GMS), Los Angeles (West/+9.5 GM)
4) NL Wildcard Leaders – St. Louis (+1.5 GMS), Cincinnati (-), Arizona (-7 GB)

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

1) NBA – AI finally hangs it up
2) NHL – Who’s still available?
3) NFL – Free Agents
4) College – Hot seat ratings in CFB

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Vin Scully will return next season!
2) UniWatch Power Rankings
3) Seems the NFL made ESPN pull a show
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: 202

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

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Wisconsin will be sporting these red lids this season. Photo from Wisconsin Athletics

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Colorado Rockies (59-69) @ Philadelphia Phillies (56-70), 6:05 pm
3) Atlanta Braves (77-49) @ St. Louis Cardinals (73-53), 7:15 pm
4) Pittsburgh Pirates (74-52) @ San Francisco Giants (56-70), 9:15 pm

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

1) PGA
2) Champions
3) LPGA
4) Playoffs begin this today!

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

1) NBA – Suns article
2) NFL – Practice jersey complaints 
3) NHL – Safety squad!
4) College – New helmets for Northwestern and Wisconsin plus everything else in the B1G

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) College football elephant in the room
2) Jonah Keri wrote about James Shields so I must share it
3) Gregg Doyel has Ryan Dempster’s back
4) Look made all-SEC first team QB

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2013 Posts: 201

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week! 200th post of 2013!


Last night an Ervin Santana pitch found it’s way into the backstop at Kauffman Stadium. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) ESPN2 Wednesday Night Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays (72-52) @ Baltimore Orioles (67-58), 6 pm
3) Pittsburgh Pirates (74-51) @ San Diego Padres (56-70), 5:40 pm
4) Arizona Diamondbacks (65-59) @ Cincinnati Reds (71-55), 6:10 pm

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

1) NBA – Lakers getting in on the sleeve look
2) NFL – Oh Redskins fans
3) NHL – Salary cap rising?
4) College – 2014 SEC schedule

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Mack Brown probably will be forced out at some point since he won’t leave
2) PAC-12 football preview
3) Snoop Dogg and USC?
4) Tennessee’s tough ride

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) MLB video of last night from Kauffman Stadium
2) Part two of what’s in a name
3) Today’s UniWatch installment
4) Spiteful in Seattle? An interesting link from that article

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2013 Posts: 200