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The Wednesday Edition

Halfway through the week


The Rams are heading home to Los Angeles

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. ESPN Wednesday DH: Pacers (22-16) @ Celtics (19-19) 7 pm; Heat (22-16) @ Clippers (25-13) 9:30 pm
3. 8 games on the tonight
4. Mavericks and Thunder are a good counter-programming to the ESPN DH

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard
2. Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN: Bruins (47pts) @ Flyers (43 pts), 7 pm
3. East Division Leaders: ATL – Florida (57 pts), MET – Washington (67 pts)
4. West Division Leaders: CEN – Dallas (62 pts), PAC – Los Angeles (57 pts)

Third Quarter: Football

1. NFL – Which playoff game has your attention this week?
2. Best divsional playoff match-up?
3. CFB – What’s your too early poll?
4. How many will pick Alabama to repeat?

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1. College basketball scoreboards Men’s/Women’s
2. Don Banks ranks potential super bowl match-ups
3. The mad scientist who doesn’t wear make-up
4. MLB Hot Stove tracker

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2016 Posts: 9

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links


And here we go!

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Should you be jealous of Arron Affalo?
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Recap of the best game from last night

Second Quarter: College Basketball

1) Men’s/Women’s scoreboards
2) Forde Minutes: teams with something to prove
3) Who’s earned an automatic bid already
4) Conference tournament schedule

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Free agency can begin today, here’s a tracker
2) Don Banks on how the AFC east is loading up to dethrone the champs 
3) Patrick Willis is retiring
4) Colts gaining two big pieces?

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) Richard Deitsch – Pam Oliver gets a contract extension
2) The end is near for the Tim Brando show
3) Incentive to win the PacMan-Mayweather fight?
4) How about a fantasy baseball ranking

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2015 Posts: 48

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links

LeBron James can't believe the news. (USATSI)
Either Lebron is miffed about the Cavs title odds going down or the NFL admitting they missed another call in the Lions-Cowboys game. Photo USA Today

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Three team deal yesterday
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Another coaching casualty 

Second Quarter: College Basketball/Football

Basketball –
1) Men’s/Women’s scoreboards
2) Second class conference
3) Gary Parrish poll attacks for Jan. 5
Football –
4) Who’s the boss? Ranking CFB hires
5) Playoff football expansion

Third Quarter: NFL

1) Bill Barnwell picked up the pieces from Wildcard weekend
2) Divisional round picks from CBSsports.com
3) John Harbaugh’s longevity
4) Don Banks ranks the 16 possible Super Bowl match-ups

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) 2015 class for the Baseball Hall of Fame
2) Another day and more mistakes admited
3) Cavs odds drop
4) Hot Stove tracker

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2015 Posts: 2

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week – see you on Monday, have a great Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving!

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) ESPN Wednesday Night: Knicks (4-11) @ Mavericks (10-5), 6:30 pm
3) NHL scoreboard
4) Thanksgiving Classic (Friday): NY Rangers (9-7-4, 22 pts) @ Flyers (8-9-3, 19 pts), Noon/NBC

Second Quarter: NFL

1) Week 13 scoreboard
2) Thanksgiving Day: Bears (5-6) @ Lions (7-4) 11:30 am/CBS; Eagles (8-3) @ Cowboys (8-3) 3:30 pm/FOX
3) Thanksgiving Night: Seahawks (7-4) @ 49ers (7-4) 7:30 pm/NBC
4) Sunday Night Football: Broncos (8-3) @ Chiefs (7-4), 7:30 pm/NBC

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Week 14 CFB scoreboard
2) Territorial Cup (Friday): 13 Arizona State (9-2, 6-2 PAC-12) @ 11 Arizona (9-2, 6-2 PAC-12), 2:30 pm/FOX
3) Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Ax (Saturday): 18 Minnesota (8-3, 5-2 B1G) @ 14 Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1 B1G), 2:30 pm/BTN
4) Iron Bowl (Saturday): 18 Auburn (8-3, 4-3 SEC) @ 1 Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC), 6:45 pm/ESPN

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) Stewart Mandel’s bowl projections
2) MLS scoreboard
3) Don Banks on a broken NFL playoff system
4) College Football Playoff rankings November 25

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2014 Posts: 224

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links


This is apparently a Ray Rice jersey.

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) The 30: Surging Giants
3) 2015 MLB schedule announced
4) September 2 Standings – Divisions and Wildcard

Second Quarter: College Football

1) Forde Yard Dash: Penn State the savior?
2) The NCAA folded again
3) PAC-12 fines Pat Haden
4) Matt Hinton puts a bow on week 2

Third Quarter: NFL

1) NFL under a rock here
2) Don Banks on the damning Ray Rice hotel tape
3) Yes, blame the media
4) New Buffalo Bills owners?

Fourth Quarter: Links

1) Media Circus: Ray Lewis spoke out on Ray Rice
2) MLS scoreboard
3) Mess with the Atlanta Hawks
4) Everyone must go

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2014 Posts: 169

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

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


Then there were 64 after last night’s last Final Four game in Dayton. Photo Getty Images

First Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA scoreboard
2) 4Q Game of the Night: Washington Wizards (35-32) @ Portland Trailblazers (44-24), 9 pm
3) NHL scoreboard
4) 4Q Game of the Night: Anaheim Ducks (45-17-7, 97 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (45-18-7, 97 pts), 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: Links

1) Scoreboards: NCAA Men’s Tournament Bracket/Women’s bracket; NIT Bracket/Women’s NIT bracket; CIT Bracket; CBI Bracket
2) Don Banks 5 teams on the rise
3) News of last night in baseball
4) And someone is chatting again

Third Quarter: NCAA Tournament Part I (Buffalo/Milwaukee Sites)

1) Buffalo, NY (South Region): 11 Dayton v. 6 Ohio State 11 am/CBS; 14 Western Michigan v. 3 Syracuse 1:45 pm/CBS
2) Buffalo, NY (East Region): 10 Saint Joseph’s v. 7 Connecticut 5:55 pm/TBS; 15 Milwaukee v. Villanova 8:25 pm/TBS
3) Milwaukee, WI (West Region): 15 America v. 2 Wisconsin 11:30 am/TruTV; 10 BYU v. 7 Oregon 2:10 pm/TruTV
4) Milwaukee, WI (Midwest Region): 15 Wofford v. 2 Michigan 6:10 pm/CBS; 10 Arizona State v. 7 Texas 8:40 pm/CBS

Fourth Quarter: NCAA Tournament Part II (Orlando/Spokane Sites)

1) Orlando, FL (South Region): 9 Pittsburgh v. 8 Colorado 12:50 pm/TBS; 16 Albany v. 1 Florida 3:10 pm/TBS
2) Orlando, FL (Midwest Region): 12 North Carolina State v. 5 Saint Louis 6:20 pm/TNT; 13 Manhatten v. 4 Louisville 8:50 pm/TNT
3) Spokane, WA (East Region): 12 Harvard v. 5 Cincinnati 1:10 pm/TNT; 13 Delaware v. 4 Michigan State 3:40 pm/TNT
4) Spokane, WA (West Region): 12 North Dakota State v. 5 Oklahoma 6:27 pm/TruTV; 13 New Mexico State v. 4 San Diego State 8:57 pm/TruTV

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2014 Posts: 61

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Welcome back battleship. Photo by Matt Slocum/AP

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) Poll Attacks: 02-03-14
2) Saban-Kiffin union
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: NFL

1) What about Russell?
2) Don Banks snap judgements
3) Power Rankings
4) The battleship

Third Quarter: NBA/NHL

1) NBA – Scoreboard
2) Matt Dollinger’s NBA Power Rankings
3) NHL – Scoreboard
4) Attack of the NHL twitter accounts

Fourth Quarter: 4Q Potpourri

1) Forde Minutes 02-04-14
2) Droughts! And wait a parity article!
3) Martin Rogers on the Sochi curtain in part one of seven parts in the series
4) Hot Stove tracker

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2014 Posts: 27

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

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Oregon vs Kansas State
De’Anthony Thomas opened the Fiesta Bowl with a kickoff return for a touchdown and Oregon held off Kansas State 35-17. Photo by the AP

First Quarter: NBA

1) NBA Scores
2) Chicago Bulls (17-13) @ Miami Heat (22-8), 7 pm/ESPN
3) Portland Trailblazers (16-15) @ Memphis Grizzlies (20-9), 7 pm
4) Los Angeles Lakers (15-16) @ Los Angeles Clippers (25-8), 9:30 pm/ESPN

Second Quarter: 4Quarters College Football Weekend Bowl Schedule

1) AT&T Cotton Bowl: 9 Texas A&M Aggies (10-2, 6-2 SEC) v. 11 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big XII), 7 pm/FOX
Saturday
2) BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers (6-6, 3-4 Big East) v. Mississippi Rebels (6-6, 3-5 SEC), Noon/ESPN
3) FCS Championship Game: North Dakota State Bison (13-1, 7-1 MVC) v. Sam Houston State BearKats (11-3, 6-1 SLC), Noon/ESPN2
Sunday
4) GoDaddy.com Bowl: 25 Kent State Golden Flashes (11-2, 8-0 MAC) v. Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-3, 7-1 Sun Belt), 8 pm/ESPN

Bowl Schedule

Third Quarter: NFL Wildcard Weekend

NFL Scoreboard
Saturday, January 5, 2013
1) AFC – Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) @ Houston Texans (12-4), 3:30 pm/NBC
2) NFC – Minnesota Vikings (10-6) @ Green Bay Packers (11-5), 7 pm/NBC
Sunday, January 6, 2013
3) AFC – Indianapolis Colts (11-5) @ Baltimore Ravens (10-6), Noon/CBS
4) NFC – Seattle Seahawks (11-5) @ Washington Redskins (10-6), 3:30 pm/FOX

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Kansas City wasted little time changing things around this week at Arrowhead.
2) Don Banks says history maybe unkind for Reid
3) What Alabama has hate for Notre Dame?
4) Awful Announcing gives you your week’s NFL Wildcard Weekend broadcast teams

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

2013 Posts: 8

Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Vin Scully handled the Dodgers twitter on Monday. Photo from Awful Announcing article

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) MLB Hot Stove Blog
2) Recap of Vin Scully handled the Dodgers twitter on Monday
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA

1) NBA scoreboard
2) D-Rose coming back early?
3) Oh D-12
4) SI’s Sportsman of the Year is from the NBA

Third Quarter: College Football

1) Stewart Mandel ranks the bowls
2) Pat Forde on the bowls
3) Jerry Hinnen says the playoffs won’t settle bowl debates 
4) Gene Wojo says blame the BcS not NIU

Fourth Quarter: NFL

1) Don Banks looks at the NFL playoff picture
2) CBS Sportsline Power Rankings
3) Jason La Confora identifies the next crop of coaching canidates
4) NFL.com’s Power Rankings

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