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It’s Saturday, here’s what I’d recommend

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All-Star Saturday before the 67th NBA ASG tomorrow night from LA

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA Scoreboard
2. Tonight is All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center in Los Angeles
3. Skill Comp, Three Point Shootout and Dunk Contest starts tonight at 6 pm on TNT
4. 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron v. Team Stephen, 7 pm/TNT

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL Scoreboard
2. 11 games tonight
3. Seven games on Sunday
4. NHL on NBC Sunday: Flyers @ Rangers, Noon

Third Quarter: Men’s College Basketball

1. Men’s College Basketball scoreboard
2. 3 Villanova (23-3, 10-3 BIG EAST) @ 4 Xavier (24-3, 12-2 BIG EAST), 3:30 pm/FOX
3. 20 West Virginia (19-7, 8-5 Big XII) @ 13 Kansas (20-6, 9-4 Big XII), 5:15 pm/ESPN
4. 14 North Carolina (20-7, 9-5 ACC) @ Louisville (18-8, 8-5 ACC), 7:15 pm/ESPN

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Olympic Medal Standings
2. Women’s College Basketball scoreboard
3. PGA Leaderboard
4. Olympics schedule

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2018 Posts: 35

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Saturday’s Stuff

Special Saturday edition when we see what stuff is on

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Three more bowls today plus a lot of other good stuff!

First Quarter: CFB Bowl Games

1. Bowl scoreboard
2. Birmingham Bowl: Texas Tech (6-6) v. South Florida (9-2), 11 am/ESPN
3. Armed Forces Bowl: San Diego State (10-2) v. Army (9-3), 2:30 pm/ESPN
4. Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State (8-4) v. Toledo (11-2), 6 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: NFL

1. Saturday DH GM1: Colts (3-11) @ Ravens (8-6), 3:30 pm/NFL Network
2. Saturday DH GM2: Vikings (11-3) @ Packers (7-7-), 7:30 pm/NBC
3. Best Sunday Early Game: Rams (10-4) @ Titans (8-6), Noon/FOX
4. Best Sunday Late Game: Seahawks (8-6) @ Cowboys (8-6), 3:25 pm/FOX

Third Quarter: NBA/NHL

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 13 games today
3. NHL scoreboard
4. 15 games today

Fourth Quarter: College Basketball

1. Diamond Head Classic: Middle Tennessee (8-2) v. Southern Cal (7-4), 3:30 pm/ESPN2
2. Braggin’ Right Game: Illinois (7-5) v. Missouri (10-2), 7 pm/ESPN2
3. Diamond Head Classic: New Mexico State (10-2) v. 6 Miami (FL) (10-0), 9 pm/ESPN2
4. Continental Tire Classic: Nevada (11-2) v. San Francisco (7-5), 10 pm/FS1

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2013 MLS Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Today Major League Soccer kicks off another season so why not some predictions sure to go wrong?


Who will take home the MLS Cup this season?

Eastern Conference

1. Houston Dynamo – S
2. Sporting Kansas City
3. New York Red Bulls
4. Chicago Fire
5. Columbus Crew
6. D.C. United
7. Philadelphia Union
8. New England Revolution
9. Toronto F.C.
10. Montreal Impact

Western Conference

1. Los Angeles Galaxy
2. Real Salt Lake
3. San Jose Earthquakes
4. Seattle Sounders FC
5. Colorado Rapids
6. Portland Timbers
7. FC Dallas
8. Chivas USA
9. Vancouver Whitecaps

Top Five teams make the playoffs, S – Supporters Shield

Eastern Conference Playoffs

Knockout Round – 4 Chicago Fire over 5 Columbus Crew
Conference Semifinals – 1 Houston Dynamo over 4 Chicago Fire, 2 Sporting Kansas City over 3 New York Red Bulls
Conference Finals – 1 Houston Dynamo over 2 Sporting Kansas City

Western Conference Playoffs

Knockout Round – 4 Seattle Sounders FC over 5 Colorado Rapids
Conference Semifinals – 4 Seattle Sounders FC over 1 Los Angeles Galaxy, 3 San Jose Earthquakes over 2 Real Salt Lake
Conference Finals – 3 San Jose Earthquakes over 4 Seattle Sounders FC

2013 MLS Cup

San Jose Earthquake over Houston Dynamo

Previous MLS Champions

Year                       MLS Cup                              Supporter Shield
1996                       D.C. United                         Tampa Bay Mutiny*
1997                       D.C. United                         D.C. United
1998                       Chicago Fire                        Los Angeles Galaxy
1999                       D.C. United                         D.C. United
2000                       Kansas City Wizards        Kansas City Wizards
2001                       San Jose Earthquakes    Miami Fusion*
2002                       Los Angeles Galaxy         Los Angeles Galaxy
2003                       San Jose Earthquakes    Chicago Fire
2004                       D.C. United                         Columbus Crew
2005                       Los Angeles Galaxy         San Jose Earthquakes
2006                       Houston Dynamo             D.C. United
2007                       Houston Dynamo             D.C. United
2008                       Columbus Crew                                Columbus Crew
2009                       Real Salt Lake                     Columbus Crew
2010                       Colorado Rapids               Los Angeles Galaxy
2011                       Los Angeles Galaxy         Los Angeles Galaxy
2012                       Los Angeles Galaxy         San Jose Earthquakes

* = Defunct Franchise

Total MLS Champions (Number of MLS Cups/Last)

Los Angeles Galaxy – 4/2012
D.C. United – 4/2004
Houston Dynamo – 2/2007
San Jose Earthquakes – 2/2003
Chicago Fire – 1/1998
Sporting Kansas City – 1/2000
Columbus Crew – 1/2008
Real Salt Lake – 1/2009
Colorado Rapids – 1/2010

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2013 Posts: 68

Bracketbuster 2013 – The Final Chapter

This weekend marks the 11th and final Bracketbuster weekend. This seemed like a good idea at first but it probably expanded too quickly and includes way to many conferences. Anyways here are the TV games plus entire schedule for Friday and Saturday’s event.


This will be the 11th and final Bracketbuster, one of the primier games will be Doug McDermott and Creighton heading west to face Saint Mary’s on Saturday. The Bluejays are 10-3 all-time in the event. Photo by the AP

Friday – February 22, 2013
North Dakota State Bison (20-7, 11-4 Summit) @ Akron Zips (21-4, 12-0 MAC), 6 pm/ESPN2
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (22-3, 13-2 SLC) @ Long Beach State 49ers (17-9, 13-2 Big West), 8 pm/ESPNU

Saturday – February 23, 2013
Iona Gaels (15-12, 9-7 MAAC) @ Indiana State Sycamores (16-11, 9-7 MVC), 11 am/ESPNU
Canisius Golden Griffins (17-10, 10-6 MAAC) @ Vermont Catamounts (17-9, 10-4 America East), Noon/ESPN3
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (22-6, 11-3 OVC) @ Valparaiso Crusaders (21-7, 11-3 Horizon), Noon/ESPN3
Pacific Tigers (15-11, 9-5 Big West) @ Western Michigan Broncos (16-9, 8-4 MAC), Noon/ESPN3
Northwestern State Demons (19-6, 13-6 SLC) @ Niagara Purple Eagles (16-11, 12-4 MAAC), 2 pm/ESPN3
Montana Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) @ Davidson Wildcats (20-7, 15-1 SoCon), 2 pm/ESPNU
Detroit Titans (18-9, 10-4 Horizon) @ Wichita State Shockers (23-5, 12-4 MVC), 3 pm/ESPN2
Bradley Braves (15-13, 7-9 MVC) @ Illinois-Chicago Flames (15-12, 6-8 Horizon), 3 pm/ESFC and ESPN3
Creighton Bluejays (22-6, 11-5 MVC) @ Saint Mary’s Gaels (23-5, 12-2 WCC), 5 pm/ESPN
South Dakota State Jackrabbits (21-8, 12-3 Summit) @ Murray State Racers (19-7, 10-4 OVC), 7 pm/ESPN2
Denver Pioneers (17-8, 13-2 WAC) @ Northern Iowa Panthers (17-11, 10-6 MVC), 7 pm/ESPN3
Ohio Bobcats (20-6, 11-1 MAC) @ Belmont Bruins (21-6, 12-2 OVC), 9 pm/ESPN2

TV Schedule and Non-TV Schedule
Event History
Participating Teams

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

2013 Posts: 61

2012 Kentucky Derby Prediction’s Sure to go Wrong

Happy Cinco De Mayo and Kentucky Derby, be safe!

Today is the 2012 Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky so why not make some uneducated guesses as to what will happen this afternoon. Again, I’ve not looked at the odds and am pretty much just picking based on A) how cool is the name B) well the name is pretty much it since I’m not looking at the odds. NBC Sports Network and NBC have the coverage today as your FYI.

 1. Sabercat – Just sounds cool which I’m all about
2. El Padrino – It’s Cinco De Mayo people!
3. Alpha – You know this horse will do well with this name
4. Creative Cause – Having a cause works for me
5. Done Talking – Confidence, in this name and I like that
6. Optimizer – I like this name as well but it seems too obvious
7. I’ll Have Another – I just want to hear this horse do well so TV keeps saying the name
8. My Adonis – This sounds a lot like a certain 80’s song
9. Union Rags – Not sure about this name
10. Bodemeister – I see this name and think Brodeo
11. Take Charge Indy – Another name with confidence
12. Prospective – Optimistic name for sure but no sure thing
13. Trinniberg – Saw Trannyberg at first so it hurt it’s chances with me
14. Rousing Sermon – Seems like a boom or bust name
15. Went The Day Well – Is this a riddle?
16. Daddy Nose Best – Creative I’ll give it that
17. Daddy Long Legs – I hate spiders and big name to live up to
18. Liaison – I misread the first time
19. Dullahan – It’s got Dull in the name which doesn’t help
20. Hansen – Mmm bop ummm no win

2012 NBA Playoff Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Here are my picks by themselves like I usually release, so with that enjoy

Let the chase for the Larry O'Brien trophy ... begin!


Eastern Conference –

First Round:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 8 Philadelphia 76ers, Bulls in 7
2 Miami Heat v. 7 New York Knicks, Heat in 4
3 Indiana Pacers v. 6 Orlando Magic, Pacers in 5
4 Boston Celtics v. 5 Atlanta Hawks, Celtics in 7

Second Round:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 4 Boston Celtics, Bulls in 5
2 Miami Heat v. 3 Indiana Pacers, Pacers in 7

Eastern Conference Finals:
1 Chicago Bulls v. 3 Indiana Pacers, Pacers in 6

Western Conference –

First Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 8 Utah Jazz, Spurs in 6
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 7 Dallas Mavericks, Thunder in 5
3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 6 Denver Nuggets, Nuggets in 7
4 Memphis Grizzlies v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers, Grizzlies in 5

Second Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies, Grizzlies in 6
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 6 Denver Nuggets, Thunder in 7

Western Conference Finals:
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder in 6

2012 NBA Finals –

Indiana Pacers v. Oklahoma City Thunder, Thunder in 6

 

4Quarters NBA Playoffs Picks Galore

Once again I’ve assembled a group to make picks to share with you the reader. Again it’s me, Joe Tichy, Andrew Roth and Jerry Durney who’ve all been in previous posts in which we picked. Here is our best guesses at who will hold the Larry O’Brien trophy sometime in June. And now the picks, with a sentence or so to explain.

The NBA Playoffs start today and here is what the 4Quarters team thinks

Eastern Conference – First Round

1 Chicago Bulls v. 8 Philadelphia 76ers
JT – Winner: Bulls in 6, As long as Rose can stay healthy, Bulls win.  Philly can beat them though and I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes 7.
MV – Winner: Bulls in 7, I think that the Sixers will give the Bulls more than they expect pushing this to seven.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 5, The Bulls are too deep for the 76ers.
JD – Winner: Bulls in 5, It’s a shame Philly’s had this late-season slump, I thought they could’ve been a wild card in the East.

2 Miami Heat v. 7 New York Knicks
JT – Winner: Heat in 5, Heat crank it up a notch and win out.
MV – Winner: Heat in 4, This isn’t Riley versus JVG it’ll be quick and painless for the Heat no matter if the Big Three and Melo talk about the past between these franchises.
AR – Winner: Heat in 5, New York isn’t as good as Miami, need I say more?
JD – Winner: Heat in 7, Miles of potential all over this series. Knicks desperately need someone to help Melo in this series as he will definitely get his.

3 Indiana Pacers v. 6 Orlando Magic
JT – Winner: Pacers in 4, My only sweep in the postseason.  No Dwight Howard means no wins for Orlando against a physical Pacers team
MV – Winner: Pacers in 5, While the Magic seem to be done with this season they get at least one game against the Pacers.
AR – Winner: Pacers in 4, Everytime I watched the Magic on television this year they lost by at least 20 points, and now they don’t have Dwight Howard.
JD – Winner: Pacers in 6, (sigh)

4 Boston Celtics v. 5 Atlanta Hawks
JT – Winner: Hawks in 6, Boston will feel the ramifications of losing Ray Allen for the first part of this series.
MV – Winner: Celtics in 7, I want to pick the Hawks but I just can’t do it … I can’t so the next best thing is saying it will go seven.
AR – Winner: Celtics in 6, Neither team really has that much depth, but Boston has been on a tear lately.  Atlanta has been incredibly under the radar, as they have been for the past 20 years, but Atlanta having Tracy McGrady = not getting out of the first round.
JD – Winner: Celtics in 5, If the Hawks get housed again in the playoffs, does anyone care?

Eastern Conference – Second Round

1 Chicago Bulls v. 5 Atlanta Hawks
JT – Winner: Bulls in 6, Another team that I wouldn’t be surprised to take the Bulls 7…and possibly upset them.  Thibodeau will be prepared though and his team will be prevail in 6.
1 Chicago Bulls v. 4 Boston Celtics
MV – Winner: Bulls in 5, The Bulls played good against the C’s this season and the end of the original Big Three ends.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 5, Sigh, I’ll explain later.
JD – Winner: Celtics in 6, I’m more of what I’m going to get from Boston than a maybe full-strength Chicago squad.

2 Miami Heat v. 3 Indiana Pacers
JT – Winner: Heat in 7, Indy gives it a run, but the three-headed monster takes it.
MV – Winner: Pacers in 7, Upset! I don’t know why other than I think Indy is playing better and Vogel is the better coach.
AR – Winner: Heat in 6, I don’t know the actual statistics, but I don’t think Indiana as beat the Heat Big 3 since there was a Heat Big 3, and it has never been pretty.
JD – Winner: Heat in 5, Just not enough guns for the Pacers to keep up in this series.

Eastern Conference Finals

1 Chicago Bulls v. 2 Miami Heat
JT – Winner: Heat in 6, Bulls get closer than last year by winning a second game, but Miami has the answers for the Bulls.
AR – Winner: Bulls in 7, I really couldn’t decide between Chicago and Boston, but I picked Chicago because I feel their the only team in the east to beat the heat, and I think this will be one of the most exciting basketball series since Boston beat Chicago in a 7 game first round series a few years ago.  If you watch the Heat against the Bulls, the Heat have no heart against the Bulls second unit.  It’s like they take no joy seeing no stars on the court from the other team.  They want Rose, Boozer, Noah, and Deng on the court at all times and when they don’t get it, they look like they don’t really want to play.
JD – Winner: Heat in 6, This is where the potential loss of Ray Allen could kill the Celtics, they’re going to need every bit of offense in this series, it may not matter anyway.
1 Chicago Bulls v. 3 Indiana Pacers
MV – Winner: Pacers in 6, By this point Rose will be pretty banged up and let’s face it these two franchises don’t like each other so I’ll take the Pacers again.

Western Conference – First Round

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 8 Utah Jazz
JT – Winner: Spurs in 4, Hottest team in the NBA leading into the playoffs. Roll will continue due to experience.
MV – Winner: Spurs in 6, Utah will get a couple wins in this series but the Spurs ultimately take this series.
AR – Winner: Spurs in 6, The Jazz have been in playoff mode for the last month, so don’t be surprised to see them take 2 games from the Spurs, but overall they cannot beat the San Antonio 2nd unit made up of 3 key players named the referees.
JD – Winner: Spurs in 6, If Utah could ever win in San Antonio, they’d actually have a shot in this thing.

2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 7 Dallas Mavericks
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6, Derek Fisher acquisition proves worthwhile as he gives OKC the experience they needed to advance.
MV – Winner: Thunder in 5, Dallas just seems like a team that wants this season over and Oklahoma City will grant that wish.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 6, The Thunder won the regular season series 3-1, who is going to stop Kevin Durant and Kevin Westbrook? Nobody! Who is going to stop Dirk Nowitzki? Serge Ibaka and Kendrik Perkins.
JD – Winner: Thunder in 5, Well at least Dallas still has Deron Williams to look forward to, right?

3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 6 Denver Nuggets
JT – Winner: Lakers in 5, Artest won’t be missed all that much as long as Bynum produces.  Oh yeah, that one Kobe guy is good, too.
MV – Winner: Nuggets in 7, I don’t care if I’m wrong here but the Nuggets owe the Lakers a loss in the playoffs and what better post-Melo.
AR – Winner: Lakers in 7, Denver will stay in this with better team play and coaching, but when they get to a game 7, nothing will prevent that rape face of Kobe Bryant.
JD – Winner: Lakers in 6, Outside of Kobe, Denver seems to be a better team, but somehow the Lakers got a 3-seed and somehow they’ll win this series.

4 Memphis Grizzlies v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers
JT – Winner: Clippers in 7, Physical series with Lob City prevailing.
MV – Winner: Grizzlies in 5, The Clipshow will get punched in the face by the Griz and fold quickly after.
AR – Winner: Clippers in 5, I don’t really know anything about the Memphis Grizzlies this year other than they are still in Memphis.
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 5, Maybe the start of something big for Memphis.

Western Conference – Second Round

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 5 Los Angeles Clippers
JT – Winner: Spurs in 7, Experience eeks by youth.
AR – Winner: Spurs in 6, Clippers aren’t as deep or as experienced in the 2nd round of the playoffs, but if any injury happens to the Spurs whatsover, this changes to Clippers over Spurs, 4-2.
1 San Antonio Spurs v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
MV – Winner: Grizzlies in 6, Last season Memphis lost in this round so they’ve been here and match-up well against their division foe, another upset.
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 7, Last year Memphis beat SA on skill, now they’ve got the confidence to do it.

2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 3 Los Angeles Lakers
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6.  Black Mamba will be slayed by the Durantula.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 5, After putting this all to form, and having pretty much no upsets I have begun to question this little bracket.  Also, will the NBA stage one of the Los Angeles teams winning so that the Western Conference finals won’t be the two smallest market teams from the West?
JD – Winner: Lakers in 7, Sunday’s game was pretty good idea of what this series is gonna come down to.
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 6 Denver Nuggets
MV – Winner: Thunder in 7, Both are young and exciting to watch teams but the KD factor leads the Nuggets getting Thunderstruck!

Western Conference Finals

1 San Antonio Spurs v. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder
JT – Winner: Thunder in 6, The better team will win this series and despite getting a 2 seed, OKC is a better team.
AR – Winner: Thunder in 6, Spurs run out of energy, and Kevin Durant beats the referees.
2 Oklahoma City Thunder v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
MV – Winner: Thunder in 6, How lucky are we that we get an encore of this series from last year just a round later, OKC still prevails.
3 Los Angeles Lakers v. 4 Memphis Grizzlies
JD – Winner: Grizzlies in 6, Memphis has better shooters and I expect Z-Bo/Marc Gaol to knock Pau/Bynum like Boston used to do.

2012 NBA Finals

Miami Heat v. Oklahoma City Thunder
JT – Winner: Heat in 7, LBJ finally gets his first ring. It won’t silence the critics, but it will put a muzzle on them until training camp starts one would think.
Indiana Pacers v. Oklahoma City Thunder
MV – Winner: Thunder in 6, I picked OKC when the season begun and I’ll stick by it in a series ABC/David Stern won’t like because it lacks coastal teams.
Chicago Bulls v. Oklahoma City Thunder
AR – Winner: TBD, I don’t want to decide, and find it pointless to decide until we get there.  I do feel it will be the Thunder and Bulls and nothing else will really matter leading up to it.
Miami Heat v. Memphis Grizzlies
JD – Winner: Heat in 6, If not now for the superfriends, then when?

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