Archive for September, 2013

Monday Edition

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

Fox and the Peacock
This is from the last link at the bottom of how FOX took the US Open rights from NBC.

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. One Game Playoff: Tampa Bay Rays (91-71) @ Texas Rangers (91-71), 7:07 pm/TBS
3. AL Playoff Match-ups: Boston Red Sox v. Cleveland Indians /Tampa Bay or Texas winner, Detroit Tigers v. Oakland Athletics
4. NL Playoff Match-ups: St. Louis Cardinals v. Pittsburgh Pirates/Cincinnati Reds winner, Atlanta Braves v. Los Angeles Dodgers

Second Quarter: MLB Power Rankings

1. St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) – LW5
2. Oakland Athletics (96-66) – LW2
3. Boston Red Sox (97-65) – LW1
4. Atlanta Braves (96-66) – LW3
5. Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) – LW8
6. Cincinnati Reds (90-72) – LW7
7. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) – LW6
8. Tampa Bay Rays (91-71) – LW9
9. Cleveland Indians (92-70) – LW10
10. Texas Rangers (91-71) – LW12
11. Kansas City Royals (86-76) – LW11
13. Baltimore Orioles (85-77) – LW13
14. New York Yankees (85-77) – LW14

Dropping Out: None

Third Quarter: 4Q College Football Top 14

1. Clemson (4-0, 2-0 ACC) – LW2
2. Oregon (4-0, 1-0 PAC-12) – LW4
3. Stanford (4-0, 2-0 PAC-12) – LWNR
4. Washington (4-0, 1-0 PAC-12) – LW9
5. Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC) – LW8
6. Northwestern (4-0) – LW6
7. Fresno State (4-0, 2-0 MWC) – LW11
8. Louisville (4-0) – LW5
9. UCLA (3-0) – LW10
10. Alabama (4-0, 2-0 SEC) – LW13
11. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 B1G) – LWNR
12. Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big XII) – LWNR
13. Miami (FL) (4-0) – LWNR
T14. Georgia (3-1, 2-0) – LWNR/Northern Illinois (4-0) – LWNR

Dropping Out: LSU (4-1, 0-1 SEC) – LW1, McNeese State (4-1) – LW3, Oklahoma State (3-1, 0-1 Big XII), Central Florida (3-1), Mississippi (3-1, 1-1 SEC)

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Monday’s MMQB and CFB Overtime
2. Media Circus
3. Blair Kerkhoff looks at programs firing coaches and how similar mistakes being made
4. Using this so I can have the photo

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2013 Posts: 226

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the crowd in the 9th inning in his final game at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26.
Mariano Rivera pitched his last game at Yankee Stadium last night and got a wonderful sendoff. William Perlman/Newark Star-Ledger

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (90-69) @ Toronto Blue Jays (72-87), 6:07 pm
3) Pittsburgh Pirates (91-68) @ Cincinnati Reds (90-69), 6:10 pm
4) Cleveland Indians (89-70) @ Minnesota Twins (66-93), 7:10 pm

Second Quarter: 4Q CFB Games of the Week

1) 6 LSU Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) @ 9 Georgia Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0 SEC), 2:30 pm/CBS
2) 14 Oklahoma Sooners (3-0, 1-0 Big XII) @ 22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1), 2:30 pm/NBC
3) 21 Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) @ 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0, 1-0 SEC), 5:30 pm/ESPN
4) Arizona Wildcats (3-0) @ 16 Washington Huskies (3-0), 6 pm/FOX
5) 23 Wisconsin Badgers (3-1, 1-0 B1G) @ 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0), 7 pm/ABC

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) New York Giants (0-3) @ Kansas City Chiefs (3-0), Noon/FOX
2) Seattle Seahawks (3-0) @ Houston Texans (2-1), Noon/FOX
3) Chicago Bears (3-0) @ Detroit Lions (2-1), Noon/FOX
4) Sunday Night Football: New England Patriots (3-0) @ Atlanta Falcons (1-2), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Stewart Mandel’s weekend pickoff
2) Dennis Dodd’s weekend watch list 
3) Holly Anderson’s weekend viewers guide
4) The Sandman exits the Bronx 

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2013 Posts: 225

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Todd Helton played his final home game in Denver last night for the Rockies. David Zalubowski/AP

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Tampa Bay Rays (89-69) @ New York Yankees (82-76), 6:05 pm
3) Los Angeles Angels (78-80) @ Texas Rangers (87-71), 7:05 pm
4) Cleveland Indians (88-70) @ Minnesota Twins (66-92), 7:10 pm

Second Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) Two games tonight on the schedule
3) Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-0, 2-0 ACC), 6:30 pm/ESPN
4) Iowa State Cyclones (0-2) @ Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (1-2), 6:30 pm/FS1

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Thursday Night Football: San Francisco 49ers (1-2) @ St. Louis Rams (1-2), 7:25 pm/NFL Network
2) NFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Arizona Cardinals (1-2) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3), Noon/FOX
3) AFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Washington Redskins (0-3) @ Oakland Raiders (1-2), 3:25 pm/FOX
4) Worst Game of the Weekend: Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) v. Minnesota Vikings (0-3) in London, Noon/CBS

Fourth Quarter: 4Q Potpourri (Links and all kind of good stuff)

1) MLB: Todd Helton night in Denver
2) CFB: Bruce Feldman’s weekend picks
3) America Cup’s: Oracle USA comes back from huge deficit
4) Awful Announcing: RIP to the Crossover 

Team Oracle USA won the America's Cup after completing an epic comeback against New Zealand.
Oracle USA came back to win the America Cup. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

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2013 Posts: 224

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Big Ben poses in front of Big Ben. Yes, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger did his share of offseason promotional work in London, including this shot in front of his namesake, to market the league.
If only I could figure out this photo. Lefteris Pitarakis, AP

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball (Game 1): Tampa Bay Rays (88-69) @ New York Yankees (82-75), 6:05 pm
3) Kansas City Royals (83-74) @ Seattle Mariners (69-89), 9:10 pm
4) ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball (Game 2): Los Angeles Dodgers (91-66) @ San Francisco Giants (72-85), 9:15 pm

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

1) NBA – UniWatch was on Olbermann last night talking about nicknames on jerseys
2) NFL – GO AWAY BRETT!!!
3) NHL – San Jose Sharks season preview? Ok, I know abuse of power
4) MLS/Soccer – If the MLS Playoffs started today

Third Quarter: College Football 

1) Conference play begins to sprout out around the country
2) Which SEC tilt has your attention on Saturday?
3) Oklahoma is at Notre Dame this weekend which seems to have gotten minimal attention
4) Bigger clashes in the B1G or PAC-12 this weekend?

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) Oh BYU and the honor code
2) The Davey Johnson coaching tree
3) Mascot name debate should have teams looking to the past says this article
4) QB news in Tampa Bay and NFL in London photo gallery at the bottom 

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2013 Posts: 223

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Look which franchise ended a long playoff drought. Tony Sanchez/Twitter

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Planet Futbol
2) Crazy sports story of the day
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) Forde Yard Dash
2) PSU news
3) Andy Staples power rankings
4) Holly Anderson week 4 recap

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

1) NBA – NBA camp is close
2) NFL – Power Rankings from CBSsports.com
3) NHL – Canadian Olympic men’s hockey uniforms
4) MLS – Week 30 Power Rankings

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) The 30
2) Pittsburgh has returned to the postseason
3) Postseason schedule
4) Tiebreakers 

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2013 Posts: 222

Monday Edition

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


This sums up how the crowd and Royals players felt yesterday in the final home game of 2013 on Sunday. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Baltimore Orioles (81-74) @ Tampa Bay Rays (86-69), 2:10 pm
3. Washington Nationals (84-72) @ St. Louis Cardinals (91-65), 7:15 pm
4. Kansas City Royals (82-73) @ Seattle Mariners (68-88), 9:10 pm

Second Quarter: MLB Power Rankings

1. Boston Red Sox (95-62) – LW1
2. Oakland Athletics (93-63) – LW3
3. Atlanta Braves (92-63) – LW2
4. Detroit Tigers (91-65) – LW7
5. St. Louis Cardinals (91-65) – LW5
6. Los Angeles Dodgers (90-66) – LW6
7. Cincinnati Reds (89-67) – LW8
8. Pittsburgh Pirates (89-67) – LW4
9. Tampa Bay Rays (86-69) – LW9
10. Cleveland Indians (86-70) – LW11
11. Kansas City Royals (82-73) – LW13
12. Texas Rangers (84-71) – LW10
13. Baltimore Orioles (81-74) – LW12
14. New York Yankees (82-74) – LW14

Dropping Out: None

Third Quarter: 4Q College Football Top 14

1. LSU (4-0) – LW2
2. Clemson (3-0, 1-0 ACC) – LW6
3. McNeese State (4-0) – LW9
4. Oregon (3-0) – LW1
5. Louisville (4-0) – LW3
6. Northwestern (4-0) – LW4
7. Oklahoma State (3-0) – LW5
8. Florida State (3-0, 1-0 ACC) – LW7
9. Washington (3-0) – LW11
10. UCLA (3-0) – LW10
11. Fresno State (3-0, 1-0 MWC) – LW14
12. Central Florida (3-0) – LW13
13. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) – LW8
14. Mississippi (3-0, 1-0) – LW10

Dropping Out: None

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Monday’s MMQB and CFB Overtime
2. Media Circus
3. Let this haunt your dreams, Walkoff by Justin Maxwell
4. Yesterday New York honored Mariano Rivera in the Bronx

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2013 Posts: 221

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

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Andy Reid got a Gatorade (not Kool-Aid) bath after his Chiefs won 26-16 over the Eagles in his Philly homecoming. Photo by Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Cincinnati Reds (87-66) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (88-65), 6:05 pm
3) Baltimore Orioles (81-71) @ Tampa Bay Rays (83-69), 6:10 pm
4) Texas Rangers (83-69) @ Kansas City Royals (80-72), 7:10 pm

Second Quarter: 4Q CFB Games of the Week

1) San Jose State Spartans (1-1) @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0), 11 am/ESPN2
2) Utah State Aggies (2-1, 1-0 MWC) @ Southern California Trojans (2-1, 0-1 PAC-12), 2:30 pm/ABC or ESPN2
3) 23 Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) @ 5 Stanford Cardinal (2-0), 6 pm/FOX
4) Auburn Tigers (3-0) @ 6 LSU Tigers (3-0), 6:45 pm/ESPN
5) Missouri Tigers (2-0) @ Indiana Hoosiers (2-1), 7 pm/BTN

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) Green Bay Packers (1-1) @ Cincinnati Bengals (1-1), Noon/FOX
2) Atlanta Falcons (1-1) @ Miami Dolphins (2-0), 3:05 pm/FOX
3) Indianapolis Colts (1-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (1-1), 3:25 pm/CBS
4) Chicago Bears (2-0) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) 2015 Winter Classic plans being made
2) Grantland tackles Andy’s return to Philly, ok and the KC Star/Philly paper
3) Dennis Dodd’s CFB weekend watch
4) CBSsports.com – Golf Leaderboards

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

2013 Posts: 220