Archive for December, 2013

Tuesday = New Years Eve 2013 Super Edition

Sorry for not having a post yesterday on Monday, I’ll make it up to you by combining what usually occurs on a Monday and Tuesday.


It’s New Years Eve, be safe and see you in 2014!

First Quarter: NBA and NHL

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 4Q NBA Game of the Night: Portland Trail Blazers (24-7) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (25-5), 7 pm/NBATV
2a. Morning shoot-around 
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q NHL Game of the Night: San Jose Sharks (25-8-6, 56 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (28-8-5, 61 pts), 7 pm
4a. Winter Classic Tale of the Tape for Toronto @ Detroit in Ann Arbor

Second Quarter: New Year Eve Bowl Games

1. Advocare V100 Bowl (Sheveport, LA): Arizona Wildcats (7-5) v. Boston College Eagles (7-5), 11:30 am/ESPN
2. Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX): Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4) v. 17 UCLA Bruins (9-3), 1 pm/CBS
3. Autozone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN): Rice Owls (10-3) v. Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-6), 3 pm/ESPN
4. Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, GA): 22 Duke Blue Devils (10-3) v. 20 Texas A&M Aggies (8-4), 7 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: NFL Playoffs

1. AFC Byes – 1 Denver Broncos (13-3) 2 New England Patriots (12-4)
2. AFC Wildcard Weekend – 5 Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) @ 4 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) Saturday, 3:35 pm/NBC
2a. 6 San Diego Chargers (9-7) @ 3 Cincinnati Bengals (11-5), Sunday, Noon/CBS
3. NFC Byes – 1 Seattle Seahawks (13-3) 2 Carolina Panthers (12-4)
4. NFC Wildcard Weekend – 6 New Orleans Saints (11-5) @ Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) Saturday, 7 pm/NBC
4a. 5 San Francisco 49ers (12-4) @ 4 Green Bay Packers (8-7-1) Sunday, 3:40 pm/FOX

NFL Playoff schedule

Fourth Quarter: Links! Links! Links!

1. B1G Rose Bowl Game problem
2. Richard Deitsch year end media circus and looking ahead and yesterday’s mothership news
3. Raptors makeover
4. Yahoo Sports Year in Review

Be safe tonight and follow me on twitter: @MikeVmos

Final 2013 Posts: 293

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Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Seven bowl games this weekend (including the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park tonight) plus many important NFL games Sunday. Photo from the Fight Hunger Bowl

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scores
2) 4Q Game of the Night – Phoenix Suns (17-10) @ Golden State Warriors, 9:30 pm
3) NHL scores
4) 4Q Game of the Night – Colorado Avalanche (23-10-3, 49 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (26-7-6, 58 pts), 7 pm

Second Quarter: 4Q Weekend Bowl Lineup

Friday
1) Military Bowl (Annapolis, MD): Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4) v. Maryland Terrapins (7-5), 1:30 pm/ESPN
2) Texas Bowl (Houston, TX): Syracuse Orange (6-6) v. Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4), 5 pm/ESPN
3) Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA): BYU Cougars (8-4) v. Washington Huskies (8-4), 8:30 pm/ESPN

Saturday
4) Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, N.Y.): Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-6) v. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4), 11 am/ESPN
5) Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.): Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3) v. North Carolina Tar Heels (6-6), 2:20 pm/ESPN
6) Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando, FL): Miami (FL) Hurricanes (9-3) v. 18 Louisville Cardinals (11-1), 5:45 pm/ESPN
7) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Tempe, AZ): Michigan Wolverines (7-5) v. Kansas State Wildcats (7-5), 9:15 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) Baltimore Ravens (8-7) @ Cincinnati Bengals (10-5), Noon/CBS
2) Green Bay Packers (7-7-1) @ Chicago Bears (8-7), 3:25 pm/FOX
3) San Francisco 49ers (11-4) @ Arizona Cardinals (10-5), 3:25 pm/FOX
4) Sunday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) @ Dallas Cowboys (8-7), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Don Banks gives you a NFL “black” Monday primer
2) Dispatches from Bowlvania: Bless everyone!
3) Honeymoon is over in Winnipeg?
4) Bowl game/NFL broadcasters

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

2013 Posts: 292

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you (hope everyone had a great Christmas! or holiday or your choosing)


When we were last with you the it was Monday, which the 49ers beat the Falcons in thrilling fashion to close out Candlestick Park

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) TNT Doubleheaders: Memphis Grizzlies (12-15) @ Houston Rockets (19-11) 7 pm; Los Angeles Clippers (20-10) @ Portland Trail Blazers (23-5) 9:30 pm
3) NHL scoreboard
4) 4Q NHL Game of the Night: Still on Christmas break

Second Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) Bowl games return this afternoon
3) Little Caesars Bowl (Detroit, MI): Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6) v. Bowling Green Falcons (10-3), 5 pm/ESPN
4) Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, SD): Utah State Aggies (8-5) v. Northern Illinois Huskies (12-1), 8:30 pm/ESPN

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Still a lot on the line for most playoff spots
2) AFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Houston Texans (2-13) @ Tennessee Titans (6-9), Noon/CBS
3) NFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Detroit Lions (7-8) @ Minnesota Vikings (4-10-1), Noon/FOX
4) Worst Game of the Weekend: Washington Redskins (3-12) @ New York Giants (7-8), Noon/FOX

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

1) Masked Man Q&A
2) NBA Western Conference status from Grantland‘s Zach Lowe
3) Eric Edholm asks is postseason momentum overrated?
4) HOT STOVE

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2013 Posts: 291

Monday Edition

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


Tonight is likely the last game at historic Candlestick Park in San Francisco as the 49ers face the Atlanta Falcons.

First Quarter: NBA/NHL 4Q Games of the Night

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 4Q Game of the Night: Dallas Mavericks (15-12) @ Houston Rockets (18-10), 7 pm
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 4Q Game of the Night: Colorado Avalanche (23-10-2, 48 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (22-8-6, 50 pts), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NFL

1. Monday Night Football: Atlanta Falcons (4-10) @ San Francisco 49ers (10-4), 7:40 pm/ESPN
2. Last regular season (possible ever game) at Candlestick Park
3. If the AFC Playoff’s started today: Denver (12-3)xy, New England (11-4)x, Cincinnati (10-5)x, Indianapolis (10-5)x, Kansas City (11-3)y, Miami (8-7) – In the hunt/Baltimore (8-7), San Diego (8-7)
4. If the NFC Playoff’s started today: Seattle (12-2)y, Carolina (11-4)y, Philadelphia (9-6), Chicago (8-7), San Francisco (10-4), New Orleans (10-5), – In the hunt/Arizona (10-5), Dallas (8-6), Green Bay (7-7-1)

x – clinched divsion/y – clinched playoff spot

Third Quarter: College Football

1. Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl St. Petersburg: Ohio 20 v. East Carolina 37
2. Tomorrow is the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
3. Weekend bowl winners – Colorado State (New Mexico), USC (Las Vegas), San Diego State (Potato), Louisiana-Lafayette (New Orleans)
4. Playoffs – FCS

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Monday’s MMQB
2. Media Circus
3. NFL story of Monday
4. NBA lottery solution and dispatches from bowlvania 

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2013 Posts: 290

4Quarters 2013-14 CFB Bowl Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Today marks the start of the 2013-14 bowl season with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl and ends with the BcS National Title Game on January 6 at the Rose Bowl. So that mean’s it’s time for my college bowl predictions sure to go wrong!


The Rose Bowl hosts arguable the two best games of the postseason. Photo from Rose Bowl Stadium . com

Teams in bold are my pick

December 21, 2013

Gildan New Mexico Bowl (University Stadium/Albuquerque, NM), 1 pm/ESPN
Washington State Cougars 6-6 (PAC-12) v. Colorado State Rams 7-6 (MWC)
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Sam Boyd Stadium/Las Vegas, NV), 2:30 pm/ABC
#21 Fresno State Bulldogs 11-1 (MWC) v. Southern California Trojans 9-4 (PAC-12)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Bronco Stadium/Boise, ID), 4:30 pm/ESPN
Buffalo Bulls 8-4 (MAC) v. San Diego State Aztecs 7-5 (MWC)
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/New Orleans, LA), 8 pm/ESPN
Tulane Green Wave 7-5 (CUSA) v. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 8-4 (Sun Belt)

December 23, 2013

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg (Tropicana Field/St. Petersburg, FL), 1 pm/ESPN
Ohio Bobcats 7-5 (MAC) v. East Carolina Pirates 9-3 (CUSA)

December 24, 2013

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Aloha Stadium/Honolulu, HI), 7 pm/ESPN
Boise State Broncos 8-4 (MWC) v. Oregon State Beavers 6-6 (PAC-12)

December 26, 2013

Little Caesars Bowl (Ford Field/Detroit, MI), 5 pm/ESPN
Pittsburgh Panthers 6-6 (ACC) v. Bowling Green Falcons 10-3 (MAC)
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Qualcomm Stadium/San Diego, CA), 8:30 pm/ESPN
Utah State Aggies 8-5 (MWC) v. #24 Northern Illinois Huskies 12-1 (MAC)

December 27, 2013

Military Bowl (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium/Annapolis, MD), 1:30 pm/ESPN
Marshall Thundering Herd 9-4 (CUSA) v. Maryland Terrapins 7-5 (ACC)
Texas Bowl (Reliant Stadium/Houston, TX), 5 pm/ESPN
Syracuse Orange 6-6 (ACC) v. Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-4 (B1G)
Fight Hunger Bowl (AT&T Park/San Francisco, CA), 8:30 pm/ESPN
Brigham Young Cougars 8-4 (IND) v. Washington Huskies 8-4 (PAC-12)

December 28, 2013

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Yankee Stadium/Bronx, N.Y.), 11 am/ESPN
Rutgers Scarlett Knights 6-6 (AAC) v. #25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-4 (IND)
Belk Bowl (Bank of America Stadium/Charlotte, N.C.), 2:20 pm/ESPN
Cincinnati Bearcats 9-3 (AAC) v. North Carolina Tar Heels 6-6 (ACC)
Russell Athletic Bowl (Citrus Bowl/Orlando, FL), 5:45 pm/ESPN
Miami (FL) Hurricanes 9-3 (ACC) v. #18 Louisville Cardinals 11-1 (AAC)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Sun Devil Stadium/Tempe, AZ), 9:15 pm/ESPN
Michigan Wolverines 7-5 (B1G) v. Kansas State Wildcats 7-5 (Big XII)

December 30, 2013

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Amon G. Carter Stadium/Fort Worth, TX), 10:45 am/ESPN
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 8-4 (Sun Belt) v. Navy Midshipmen 8-4 (IND)
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (LP Field/Nashville, TN), 2:15 pm/ESPN
Ole Miss Rebels 7-5 (SEC) v. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-5 (ACC)
Valero Alamo Bowl (AlamoDome/San Antonio, TX), 5:45 pm/ESPN
#10 Oregon Ducks 10-2 (PAC-12) v. Texas Longhorns 8-4 (Big XII)
National University Holiday Bowl (Qualcomm Stadium/San Diego, CA), 9:15 pm/ESPN
#16 Arizona State Sun Devils 10-3 (PAC-12) v. Texas Tech Red Raiders 7-5 (Big XII)

December 31, 2013

AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Independence Stadium/Shreveport, LA), 11:30 am/ESPN
Arizona Wildcats 7-5 (PAC-12) v. Boston College Eagles 7-5 (ACC)
Hyundai Sun Bowl (Sun Bowl Stadium/El Pase, TX), 1 pm/CBS
Virginia Tech Hokies 8-4 (ACC) v. #17 UCLA Bruins 9-3 (PAC-12)
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Liberty Bowl Stadium/Memphis, TN), 3 pm/ESPN
Rice Owls 10-3 (CUSA) v. Mississippi State Bulldogs 6-6 (SEC)
Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Georgia Dome/Atlanta, GA), 7 pm/ESPN
#22 Duke Blue Devils 10-3 (ACC) v. #20 Texas A&M Aggies 8-4 (SEC)

January 1, 2013

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Everbank Field/Jacksonville, FL), 11 am/ESPN2
Nebraska Cornhuskers 8-4 (B1G) v. #23 Georgia Bulldogs 8-4 (SEC)
Heart of Dallas Bowl (Cotton Bowl/Dallas, TX), 11 am/ESPNU
UNLV Rebels 7-5 (MWC) v. North Texas Mean Green 8-4 (Sun Belt)
Outback Bowl (Raymond James Stadium/Tampa, FL), Noon/ESPN
Iowa Hawkeyes 8-4 (B1G) v. #14 LSU Tigers 9-3 (SEC)
CapitalONE Bowl (Citrus Bowl/Orlando, FL), Noon/ABC
#19 Wisconsin Badgers 9-3 (B1G) v. #8 South Carolina Gamecocks 10-2 (SEC)
Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA), 4 pm/ESPN
#5 Stanford Cardinal 11-2 (PAC-12) v. #4 Michigan State Spartans 12-1 (B1G)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (University of Phoenix Stadium/Glendale, AZ), 7:30 pm/ESPN
#15 UCF Knights 11-1 (AAC) v. #6 Baylor Bears 11-1 (PAC-12)
January 2, 2014

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Mercedes-Benz Superdome/New Orleans, LA), 7:30 pm/ESPN
#11 Oklahoma Sooners 10-2 (Big XII) v. #3 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-1 (SEC)

January 3, 2014

AT&T Cotton Bowl (AT&T Stadium/Arlington, TX), 6:30 pm/FOX
#13 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10-2 (Big XII) v. #9 Missouri Tigers 11-2 (SEC)
Discover Orange Bowl (Sun Life Stadium/Miami, FL), 7:30 pm/ESPN
#12 Clemson Tigers 10-2 (ACC) v. #7 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-1 (B1G)

January 4, 2014

BBVA Compass Bowl (Legion Field/Birmingham, AL), Noon/ESPN
Vanderbilt Commodores 8-4 (SEC) v. Houston Cougars 8-4 (AAC)

January 5, 2014

GODADDY Bowl (Ladd Pebbles Stadium/Mobile, AL), 8 pm/ESPN
Arkansas State Red Wolves 7-5 (Sun Belt) v. Ball State Cardinals 10-2 (MAC)

January 6, 2014

VIZIO BcS National Championship (Rose Bowl/Pasadena, CA), 7:30 pm/ESPN
#2 Auburn Tigers 12-1 (SEC) v. #1 Florida State Seminoles 13-0 (ACC)

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2013 Posts: 289

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Let the bowls begin! Photo from Grantland

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scores
2) ESPN Friday DH – Houston Rockets (17-9) @ Indiana Pacers (20-5) 7 pm; Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13) @ Los Angeles Lakers (12-13) 9:30 pm
3) NHL scores
4) 4Q Game of the Night – Vancouver Canucks (20-11-6, 46 pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (25-7-5, 55 pts), 7 pm/NHL Network

Second Quarter: 4Q CBB Games of the Weekend

1) MBB scoreboard/WBB scoreboard
2) 21 Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-1) v. Kansas State Wildcats (7-3) game in Wichita, KS, 2:30 pm/ESPN2
3) 5 Michigan State Spartans (9-1) @ Texas Longhorns (10-1), 3 pm/CBS
4) 7 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1) v. 20 Colorado Buffaloes (10-1) game in Las Vegas, NV, 10:30 pm/ESPN2

Third Quarter: 4Q NFL Games of the Week

1) Indianapolis Colts (9-5) @ Kansas City Chiefs (11-3), Noon/CBS
2) New Orleans Saints (10-4) @ Carolina Panthers (10-4), Noon/FOX
3) Arizona Cardinals (9-5) @ Seattle Seahawks (12-2), 3:05 pm/FOX
4) Sunday Night Football: Chicago Bears (8-6) @ Philadelphia Eagles (8-6), 7:30 pm/NBC

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Notre Dame and Boston College will play at Fenway Park in 2015
2) Dispatches from Bowlvania: First Steps 
3) Michelle Tafoya on working in the cold
4) Bowl game/NFL broadcasters

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

2013 Posts: 288

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

It’s the middle of the week

Jon Gruden looks good on TV, not so much on the sidelines anymore. (USATSI)

This guy likes attention. Photo from USA Today Sports

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) TNT Doubleheaders: Chicago Bulls (9-15) @ Oklahoma City Thunder (20-4) 7 pm; San Antonio Spurs (20-5) @ Golden State Warriors (14-12) 9:30 pm
3) NHL scoreboard
4) 4Q NHL Game of the Night: San Jose Sharks (21-7-6, 48 pts) @ Los Angeles Kings (23-8-4, 50 pts), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: College Football

1) CFB scoreboard
2) FCS semifinals begin tomorrow night
3) DII Championship: Northwest Missouri State Bearcats (14-0) @ Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (13-1), 11 am/ESPN
4) DIII Championship: Mount Union Purple Raiders (14-0) @ Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks (14-0), 6 pm/ESPNU (Friday)

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Lots could be cleared up this weekend
2) AFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Oakland Raiders (4-10) @ San Diego Chargers (7-7), 3:25 pm/CBS
3) NFC Game That Won’t Be Mentioned Tomorrow: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) @ St. Louis Rams (6-8), Noon/FOX
4) Worst Game of the Weekend: Dallas Cowboys (7-7) @ Washington Redskins (3-11), Noon/FOX

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

1) Insert groundhog joke about the length that Kobe will be out
2) This isn’t happening 
3) Grantland’s year in review
4) HOT STOVE

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2013 Posts: 287