Archive for June, 2014

Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week


Yes take a bow Miguel

First Quarter: FIFA World Cup

1. Knockout bracket
2. Today’s games are France/Nigeria and Algeria/Germany
3. Yesterday saw two insane games with the Netherlands and Costa Rica picking up wins
4. Who are you picks today?

Second Quarter: Wimbledon

1. Gentlemen draw
2. Ladies draw
3. Men’s favorite is who?
4. Women’s favorite currently?

Third Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Monday Night Baseball on ESPN: Tampa Bay Rays (35-39) @ New York Yankees (41-39), 6 pm
3. Oakland Athletics (51-30) @ Detroit Tigers (44-34), 6:08 pm
4. Seattle Mariners (44-38) @ Houston Astros (36-47), 7:10 pm

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Media Circus: How CBS got Mike Carey
2. Previous B1G expansion
3. This Bud isn’t for you
4. Jason Kidd saga

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2014 Posts: 114

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


Congrats to Adam Silver for giving Isaiah Austin the moment of the night. Photo by Getty Images

First Quarter: FIFA World Cup

1) Final table results
2) Knockout bracket
3) Knockout round begins Saturday on ABC/ESPN
4) Is Brazil still the favorite or is there another?

Second Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA Draft results: Round One/Two
2) Doug McDermott seems to be the biggest winner last night
3) NHL Draft is tonight
4) What happens?

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Series of the Weekend: St. Louis Cardinals (43-37) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (45-36)
3) 4Q AL Series to Watch this Weekend: Los Angeles Angels (44-33) @ Kansas City Royals (40-38)
4) 4Q NL Series to Watch this Weekend: Cincinnati Reds (40-38) @ San Francisco Giants (46-33)

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Best moment of the NBA Draft
2) Draft redux
3) Will Jozy be back for Tuesday?
4) Amy Van Dyken-Rouen vows to walk again

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

2014 Posts: 113

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Vanderbilt won their first title in baseball/men’s sport last night beating Virginia in game three of the CWS finals

First Quarter: FIFA World Cup

1) Current table/standings 6/26
2) Knockout round begins Saturday
3) Who do you like?
4) Are you still watching?

Second Quarter: College World Series

1) Vanderbilt won their first title in men’s athletics last night
2) First baseball title
3) The ACC drought continues at the CWS
4) Early 2015 favorites

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Detroit Tigers (42-32) @ Texas Rangers (35-42), 7:05 pm
3) St. Louis Cardinals (43-36) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (44-36), 9:10 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (39-38) @ San Francisco Giants (46-32), 9:15 pm 

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Planet futbol on today’s US result against Germany
2) Bill Simmons looks at the last 19 NBA drafts
3) Masked Man asks the fantasy booker
4) Suarez gets banned

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2014 Posts: 112

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links

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Luis Suarez had a late lunch today against Italy

First Quarter: World Cup

1) Today’s table/standings
2) Did Luis Suarez bite another person?
3) Passing the torch
4) Jozy Altidore is out Thursday vs Germany

Second Quarter: College World Series

1) Tonight is game two of the CWS final series
2) CWS monument men
3) What to watch?
4) Game one recap

Third Quarter:  MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) New HR Derby format
3) Derby captains
4) Kershaw looks for two straight in KC tonight … no hits that is

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) Tuesday media circus
2) The opt out
3) NHL awards
4) Grantland 10 NBA picks based on YouTube videos

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2014 Posts: 111

Monday Edition

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


This was the moment that many were bummed out yesterday watching the US vs Portugal. Photo by the AP

First Quarter: FIFA World Cup

1. Group Standings
2. The US suffered a brutal draw yesterday to Portugal!
3. Group A & B conclude today
4. Games today: Netherlands-Chile (B), Australia-Spain (B),  Mexico-Croatia (A), Brazil-Cameroon (A)

Second Quarter: College World Series

1. NCAA baseball bracket
2. CWS Championship Series (Best of 3) Game 1: Vanderbilt Commodores v. 3 Virginia Cavaliers, 7 pm/ESPN
3. Can Virginia end a ACC baseball title drought?
4. Will Vanderbilt get their first men’s title in school history and claim another CWS for the SEC?

Third Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Monday Night Baseball on ESPN2: Washington Nationals (39-35) @ Milwaukee Brewers (47-30), 7 pm
3. Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35) @ Kansas City Royals (39-36), 7:10 pm
4. St. Louis Cardinals (41-35) @ Colorado Rockies (34-41), 7:40 pm

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Media Circus: Defending Skip
2. How it fell apart yesterday
3. Group by group scenarios for advancement
4. The 30: Time Heals All Wounds

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2014 Posts: 110

2014 World Cup Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Today is the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil, so once again it’s time for me to throw out predictions that will go wrong.


The 2014 World Cup begins today in Brazil

Group Stage: top two teams from each advance to the knockout round, will list in order of finish

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Cameroon, Mexico
Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Chile
Group C: Greece, Cote D’Ivoire, Japan, Columbia
Group D: Uruguay, England, Italy, Costa Rica
Group E: Switzerland, France, Honduras, Ecuador
Group F: Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria, Iran
Group G: Germany, USA, Portugal, Ghana
Group H: Russia, Belgium, Korea Republic, Algeria

Knockout Round: teams that won the group play others that finished second

Round of 16 –
Brazil (A1) v. Netherlands (B2), Greece (C1) v. England (D2), Switzerland (E1) v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (F2), Germany (G1) v. Belgium (H2), Spain (B1) v. Croatia (A2), Uruguay (D1) v. Cote D’Ivoire (C2), Argentina (F1) v. France (E2), Russia (H1) v. USA (G2)

Quarterfinals –
Brazil v. England, Switzerland v. Germany, Spain v. Uruguay, Argentina v. USA

Semifinals –
Brazil v. Germany, Spain v. Argentina

Finals –
Brazil v. Argentina

2014 World Cup Champion: Argentina

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2014 Posts: 109

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you (many apologies for the lack of content lately!)

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So so close to OT or even LA winning last night at MSG.

First Quarter: NBA Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Game 4 (SAS 2-1): San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat, 8 pm/ABC
3) Will Miami continue their winning streak after losing a game
4) Can San Antonio do what they couldn’t last season and take a commanding 3-1 lead?

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Final

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New York won 2-1 on Wednesday night at MSG
3) Game five is Friday in LA with the Kings leading 3-1
4) Can the Rangers get this series back east?

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Washington Nationals (35-29) @ San Francisco Giants (42-24), 2:45 pm
3) Detroit Tigers (33-28) @ Chicago White Sox (33-33), 7:10 pm
4) New York Yankees (33-31) @ Seattle Mariners (34-31), 9:10 pm

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) US Open at Pinehurst scoreboard
2) World Cup begins today here is a nice primer
3) Planet Futbol power rankings for the World Cup teams
4) Lastly, insane travel for the Americans in Brazil 

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2014 Posts: 108