Archive for October, 2013

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

It’s the middle of the week


Happy Halloween from Bill Belichick.

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1) Boston wins game six, 6-1 over St. Louis
2) World Series MVP: David Ortiz
3) Third World Series for the Red Sox since 2004 (won in 2004 and ’07)
4) Boston had the lowest average during the WS in 39 years

Second Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) South Florida Bulls (2-5, 2-1 AAC) @ Houston Cougars (6-1, 3-0 AAC), 6 pm/ESPN
3) Rice Owls (6-2, 4-0 CUSA) @ North Texas Mean Green (5-3, 3-1 CUSA), 6:30 pm/FS1
4) Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (4-4, 2-1 Sun Belt) @ Troy Trojans (5-3, 3-1 Sun Belt), 6:30 pm/ESPNU
5) Arizona State Sun Devils (5-2, 3-1 PAC-12) @ Washington State Cougars (4-4, 2-3 PAC-12), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Thursday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) @ Miami Dolphins (3-4), 7:25 pm/NFL Network
2) AFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Baltimore Ravens (3-4) @ Cleveland Browns (3-5), Noon/CBS
3) NFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Atlanta Falcons (2-5) @ Carolina Panthers (4-3), Noon/FOX
4) Worst Game of the Weekend: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7) @ Seattle Seahawks (7-1), 3:05 pm/FOX

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

1) Happy Halloween from Puckdaddy
2) Let this haunt your dreams
3) Interesting article
4) How FS1 and ESPN are covering stuff

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2013 Posts: 254

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week

Photo: A club record THREE Kansas City Royals -- left fielder Alex Gordon, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez – have won American League Rawlings Gold Glove Awards! http://atmlb.com/1bCGdL2‌
The Royals took home three gold gloves last night, don’t think this wouldn’t be mentioned. Photo from the Kansas City Royals

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1) MLB scoreboard
2) World Series Game 6 (BOS 3-2/Fenway Park): St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox, 7:07 pm/FOX
3) Game 6 Pitching Match-Up: Michael Wacha (1-0, 3.00) v. Jon Lester (0-1, 3.68)
4) The Red Sox will look to clinch in Boston for the first time since 1918

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

1) NBA – Banner night in Miami
2) NFL – Oh plastic face
3) NHL – Tonight’s NBCSN Rivalry night tale of the tape
4) MLS/Soccer – Playoffs begin tonight

Third Quarter: College Football 

1)  Only 8 ranked teams are away from home this weekend
2) Only three match-ups of 25 teams playing one another, but more on that later this week
3) Game Day will be in Tallahassee for Miami at Florida State
4) 4Q FCS Game of the Week: 25 Southeastern Louisiana Lions @ 4 McNeese State Cowboys, 7 pm

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) The Lukas family
2) Gold Glove winners
3) Yeah posting this again since my tweet was answered
4) Weekly thank you for not coaching in Grantland: week 8

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2013 Posts: 253

4Quarters 2013-14 NBA Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Tonight the National Basketball Association begins the 2013-14 season which the Miami Heat will try to make it three straight. Listed are my predictions for the upcoming season through the playoffs, as per the standard of this blog this will serve as a record of how wrong I was.


Will Miami make it three straight? Who did I put the jinx on?

* = Playoff Team

Eastern Conference (Regular Season) –

Atlantic: 1. Brooklyn Nets* 2. New York Knicks* 3. Toronto Raptors* 4. Boston Celtics 5. Philadelphia 76ers
Central: 1. Indiana Pacers* 2. Chicago Bulls* 3. Detroit Pistons* 4. Cleveland Cavaliers 5. Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast: 1. Miami Heat* 2. Atlanta Hawks* 3. Washington Wizards 4. Orlando Magic 5. Charlotte Bobcats

Western Conference (Regular Season) –

Northwest: 1. Oklahoma City Thunder* 2. Denver Nuggets* 3. Minnesota Timberwolves* 4. Portland Trailblazers 5. Utah Jazz
Pacific: 1. Los Angeles Clippers* 2. Golden State Warriors* 3. Los Angeles Lakers 4. Sacramento Kings 5. Phoenix Suns
Southwest: 1. San Antonio Spurs* 2. Houston Rockets* 3. Memphis Grizzlies* 4. Dallas Mavericks 5. New Orleans Pelicans

Eastern Conference Playoffs –

First Round:
1 Miami Heat over 8 Toronto Raptors in four games
2 Brooklyn Nets over 7 Detroit Pistons in six games
3 Indiana Pacers over 6 New York Knicks in five games
4 Chicago Bulls over 5 Atlanta Hawks in five games

Second Round:
1 Miami Heat over 4 Chicago Bulls in six games
3 Indiana Pacers over 2 Brooklyn Nets in five games

Eastern Conference Finals:
1 Miami Heat over 3 Indiana Pacers in seven games

Western Conference Playoffs –

First Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs over 8 Minnesota Timberwolves in five games
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 7 Memphis Grizzlies in seven games
3 Oklahoma City Thunder over 6 Denver Nuggets in six games
4 Golden State Warriors over 5 Houston rockets in seven games

Second Round:
4 Golden State Warriors over 1 San Antonio Spurs in seven games
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 3 Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games

Western Conference Finals
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 4 Golden State Warriors in seven games

NBA Finals –

Miami Heat over Los Angeles Clippers in six games

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2013 Posts: 252

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits an RBI double scoring Dustin Pedroia #15 in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP
David Ortiz has been unstoppable so far in the World Series as Boston is on the brink of a third title in nine seasons. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Screengrab Snafu
2) Is Sochi ready?
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) Couple Nebraska articles, entitlement and Tunnel Walk of Solutions?
2) Forde Yard Dash
3) Great moment at Rice
4) Holly Anderson’s week nine recap

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

1) NBA – Zach Lowe’s can the Heat 3-peat? New Uniforms
2) NFL – Power Rankings Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwin
3) NHL – Scoreboard
4) MLS – Week 35 Power Rankings/Playoffs

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) Today’s scoreboard
2) Boston one win away
3) Richard Justice on Big Papi the legend
4) St. Louis let momentum  fad

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2013 Posts: 251

Monday Edition

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


Obstruction ended game three of the World Series and a pickoff ended last nights game four. Both were firsts. Photo by Tannen Maury/European Pressphoto Agency

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1. MLB scoreboard
2. World Series Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2/Busch Stadium): Boston Red Sox @ St. Louis Cardinals, 7:07/FOX
3. Game 5 Pitching Match-up: Jon Lester (1-0, 0.00) v. Adam Weinwright (0-1, 5.40)
4. Crazy endings in game three and four in St. Louis this weekend

Second Quarter: NFL

1. Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks (6-1) @ St. Louis Cardinals (3-4), 7:40 pm/ESPN
2. 8-0 Team – Kansas City Chiefs
3. Winless Teams – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7) and Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8)
4. Which Florida team wins first? Jacksonville or Tampa Bay?

Third Quarter: 4Q College Football Top 14

1. Oregon (8-0, 5-0 PAC-12) – LW2
2. Florida State (7-0, 5-0 ACC) – LW1
3. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) – LW3
4. Northern Illinois (8-0, 4-0 MAC) – LW4
5. Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 B1G) – LW5
6. Miami (FL) (7-0, 3-0 ACC) – LW6
7. Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big XII) – LW8
8. Fresno State (7-0, 4-0 MWC) – LW10
9. Stanford (7-1, 5-1 PAC-12) – LWNR
10. Auburn (7-1, 3-1 SEC) – LW12
11. UCF (6-1, 3-0 AAC) – LW13
12. Missouri (7-1, 3-1 SEC) – LW7
13. North Dakota State (8-0, 5-0 MVC) – LW11
14. Ball State (8-1, 5-0 MAC) – LW14

Dropping Out: Texas Tech (7-1, 4-1 Big XII) – LW9

BcS Rankings Week 2

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Monday’s MMQB and CFB Overtime
2. Media Circus
3. Halloween costume that wins this year
4. Grantland: Masked Man article and Jonah Keri on the even World Series

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2013 Posts: 250

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

(USA Today)
St. Louis heads home with the World Series tied at one. Photo from USA Today

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1) MLB scoreboard
2) World Series Game 3/Sunday (Series Tied 1-1/Busch Stadium): Boston Red Sox @ St. Louis Cardinals, 7:07/FOX
3) Game 3 Pitching Match-up: Jake Peavy v. Joe Kelly
4) The Cardinals used a big 7th inning to tie the series before going home to St. Louis for game three Sunday

Second Quarter: 4Q CFB Games of the Week

1) 24 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-1, 2-0 B1G) @ Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2, 1-2 B1G), 11 am/ESPN
2) 10 Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-0, 4-0 Big XII) @ 15 Oklahoma Sooners (6-1, 3-1 Big XII), 2:30 pm/FOX
3) 12 UCLA Bruins (5-1, 2-1 PAC-12) @ 3 Oregon Ducks (7-0, 4-0 PAC-12), 6 pm/ESPN
4) 21 South Carolina Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2 SEC) @ 5 Missouri Tigers (7-0, 3-0 SEC), 6 pm/ESPN2
5) 6 Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 4-1 PAC-12) @ 25 Oregon State Beavers (6-1, 4-0 PAC-12), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) Cleveland Browns (3-4) @ Kansas City Chiefs (7-0), Noon/FOX
2) Dallas Cowboys (4-3) @ Detroit Lions (4-3), Noon/CBS
3) New York Jets (4-3) @ Cincinnati Bengals (5-2), 3:05 pm/CBS
4) Sunday Night Football: Green Bay Packers (4-2) @ Minnesota Vikings (1-5), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) SI.com’s NBA Crystal Ball for the 2013-14 season
2) Tunnel Walk of Shame – Minnesota
3) NHL scores
4) Weekend College and NFL broadcasters 

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

2013 Posts: 249

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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

Kliff Kingsbury
Ryan Gosling or Kliff Kingsbury? Photo by Jerod Foster/Icon SMI

First Quarter: MLB World Series

1) MLB scoreboard
2) World Series Game 2 (Fenway Park/BOS 1-0): St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox, 7:07 pm/FOX
3) Game 2 Pitching Match-up: Michael Wacha v. John Lacky
4) Boston won game one 8-1

Second Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) Kentucky Wildcats (1-5, 0-3 SEC) @ Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3, 0-2 SEC), 6:30 pm/ESPN
3) Marshall Thundering Herd (4-2, 2-0 CUSA) @ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-4, 1-2 CUSA), 6:30 pm/FS1
4) Independent FBS Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Panthers (4-2, 2-2 ACC) @ Navy Midshipmen (3-3), Noon/CBS Sports Network

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Thursday Night Football: Carolina Panthers (3-3) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-6), 7:25 pm/NFL Network
2) AFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Miami Dolphins (3-3) @ New England Patriots (5-2), Noon/CBS
3) NFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: New York Giants (1-6) @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-4), Noon/FOX
4) Worst Game of the Weekend: Pittsburgh Steelers (2-4) @ Oakland Raiders (2-4), 3:05 pm/CBS

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

1) Kliff Kingsbury getting things done in Lubbock
2) Dennis Dodd jinx?
3) Rany on the Cardinals?
4) Strong tone out of Tampa Bay

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2013 Posts: 248