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Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week

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Loyola Chicago is going back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1985

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. NBATV Monday (GM1): Pistons @ Cavaliers, 6 pm
3. NBATV Monday (GM2): Trail Blazers @ Lakers, 9:30 pm
4. 7 games are on Monday

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard (5 games tonight)
2. Eastern Conference Standings (top 3): Lightning 94 pts, Bruins 88, Maple Leafs 85
3. Western Conference Standings (top 3): Predators 93, Golden Knights 89, Jets 87
4. Maple Leafs @ Sabres, 6:30 pm/NBCSN

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. MBB scoreboard
2. MAAC Final: Fairfield (17-15) @ Iona (19-13), 6 pm/ESPN
3. SoCon Final: East Tennessee State (25-8) @ UNC Greensboro (26-7), 8 pm/ESPN
4. Two more NCAA tournament bids to be handed out tonight

Fourth Quarter: Monday Links

1. Richard Deitsch Media Column: Selection Sunday coverage
2. WBB scoreboard
3. Kobe Bryant is one fourth of the way to an EGOT
4. LAFC wins their first game in franchise history

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2018 Posts: 46

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4Q Bracketology Sure to go Wrong

Today is selection Sunday for the Men’s NCAA Tournament so why not throw out some predictions sure to go wrong. This year I’m going to prediction the field based on the seeds and when they come out tonight we can see how wrong I am.


Who gets in tonight? Here’s my best guess and my best I guess

1-Seed: Kentucky (SEC), Wisconsin (B1G), Duke (ACC), Villanova (BIG EAST)
2-Seed: Arizona (PAC-12), Gonzaga (WCC), Iowa State (Big XII), Virginia (ACC)
3-Seed: Notre Dame (ACC), Utah (PAC-12), Kansas (Big XII), Maryland (B1G)
4-Seed: North Carolina (ACC), San Diego State (MWC), Northern Iowa (MVC), Arkansas (SEC)
5-Seed: Wichita State (MVC), Butler (BIG EAST), SMU (AAC), Michigan State (B1G)
6-Seed: Oklahoma (Big XII), Oregon (PAC-12), VCU (A10), Iowa (B1G)
7-Seed: LSU (SEC), Davidson (A10), Providence (BIG EAST), Louisville (ACC)
8-Seed: Georgetown (BIG EAST), Cincinnati (AAC), Ohio State (B1G), Wyoming (MWC)
9-Seed: Stephen F. Austin (Southland), UCLA (PAC-12), Baylor (Big XII), Purdue (B1G), Temple (AAC)
10-Seed: West Virginia (Big XII), St. John’s (BIG EAST), BYU (WCC),
11-Seed: Xavier (BIG EAST), Boise State (MWC), Colorado State (MWC), NC State (ACC), Mississippi (SEC)
12-Seed: Buffalo (MAC), Valparaiso (Horizon), Georgia (SEC), Indiana (B1G), Dayton (A10)
13-Seed: North Dakota State (Summit), Harvard (Ivy), New Mexico State (WAC), Eastern Washington (Big Sky)
14-Seed: Albany (America East), Coastal Carolina (Big South), Belmont (OVC), Wofford (Southern)
15-Seed: Lafayette (Patriot), UC Irvine (Big West), Northeastern (CAA), North Florida (Atlantic Sun)
16-Seed: Hampton (MEAC), UAB (CUSA), Robert Morris (Northeast), Manhatten (MAAC), Texas Southern (SWAC)

“1st” Round Games in Dayton –
16-Seed: Hampton v. UAB
9-Seed: UCLA v. Temple
12-Seed: Georgia v. Indiana
11-Seed: NC State v. Boise State

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2015 Posts: 52

Monday Edition

Here are four Monday topics for you to start the week


Bee delay between the Royals and Angels on Sunday

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. 4Q NBA Viewing Choice of the Night: Grizzlies (44-18) @ Bulls (39-25), 7 pm/NBATV
3. Top 8 East: 1 Hawks* 2 Cavaliers 3 Bulls 4 Raptors 5 Wizards 6 Bucks 7 Hornets 8 Pacers
4. Top 8 West: 1 Warriors 2 Grizzlies 3 Rockets 4 Trailblazers 5 LA Clippers 6 Mavericks 7 Spurs 8 Thunder

* = clinched playoff berth

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard
2. 4Q NHL Viewing Choice of the Night: Penguins (38-18-9, 85 pts) @ Sharks (32-26-8, 72 pts), 9 pm/NBCSN
3. Top 8 East: 1 Canadians 2 Lightning 3 NY Islanders 4 NY Rangers 5 Penguins 6 Red Wings 7 Capitals 8 Bruins
4. Top 8 West: 1 Predators 2 Ducks 3 Blues 4 Blackhawks 5 Wild 6 Canucks 7 Jets 8 Flames 

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. MBB and WBB scoreboards
2. CAA Championship (Baltimore, MD): Northeastern (22-11, 12-6 CAA) v. William & Mary (20-11, 12-6 CAA), 6 pm/ESPN
3. SoCon Championship (Asheville, NC): Furman (11-21, 5-13 SoCon) v. Wofford (27-6, 16-2 SoCon), 6 pm/ESPN2
4. MAAC Championship (Albany, NY): Manhattan (18-13, 13-7 MAAC) v. Iona (26-7, 17-3 MAAC), 8 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Media Circus: Katie Nolan’s new show
2. Dumb and Dumber (yes I did get mentioned)
3. NFL Free Agent Round-up – Suh to sink the Dolphins?
4. Seems like bad timing for the NFL to warn teams about contract leaks

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2015 Posts: 47

Monday Edition

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


Lots a good basketball moments in the good life this weekend, including Warren Buffet at the Creighton-Providence game on Saturday.

First Quarter: NBA

1. NBA scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture on 03-10-14
3. 4Q Game of the Night (1): Toronto Raptors (35-26) @ Brooklyn Nets (31-30), 6:30 pm
4. 4Q Game of the Night (2): Phoenix Suns (36-26) @ Los Angeles Clippers (44-20), 9:30 pm/NBATV

Second Quarter: NHL

1. NHL scoreboard
2. Today’s playoff picture on 03-10-14
3. 4Q Game of the Night (1): Phoenix Coyotes (29-24-11, 69 pts) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (34-24-6, 74 pts), 6:30 pm
4. 4Q Game of the Night (2): Toronto Maple Leafs (34-23-8, 76 pts) @ Anaheim Ducks (43-14-7, 93 pts), 9 pm

Third Quarter: College Basketball

1. Men’s and Women’s scoreboard/Conference Tournament schedules (3 automatic bids on the line)
2. Summit League Semifinals (Sioux Falls, SD) – 4 Denver (16-14) v. 1 North Dakota State (23-6) 6 pm; 3 South Dakota State (19-11) v. 2 IPFW (23-9) 8:30 pm
3. WCC Semifinals (Las Vegas, NV) – 4 Saint Mary’s (22-10) v. 1 Gonzaga (26-6) 8 pm/ESPN; 3 San Francisco (21-10) v. 2 BYU (22-10) 10:30 pm/ESPN2
4. CAA Title Game (Baltimore, MD) – 3 William & Mary (20-11) v. 1 Delware (24-9), 6 pm/NBCSN
5. MAAC Title Game (Springfield, MA) – 2 Manhatten (24-7) v. 1 Iona (22-9), 6 pm/ESPN2
6. SoCon – 5 Western Carolina (19-14) v. 3 Wolford (19-12), 8 pm/ESPN2

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1. Seven OT’s later they call it a tie in a high school hockey game /Mike Modano had his number 9 retired this weekend
2. Media Circus: MLB roundtable
3. Doug McDermott joins the 3,000 point club this weekend
4. The rivalry that isn’t

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2014 Posts: 53

2014 College World Series predictions sure to go wrong

Yes, I’m late in putting out my CWS predictions sure to go wrong and I apologize for doing so, the college baseball season began on Friday, February 14 across the country. With that here’s who I think will win their conference, make the Super Regionals and College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska.


Who will take the road to Omaha all the way to a national title?

 Here’s my 2012 edition and 2013 predictions –

Conference Winners:

ACC: Florida State, America East: Stony Brook, American Athletic: Louisville, Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast, Big Ten: Indiana, Big XII: Kansas State, Big East: Creighton, Big South: Coastal Carolina, Big West: Cal State Fullerton, Colonial: Towson, CUSA: Rice, Horizon League: Illinois-Chicago, Ivy: Columbia, MAAC: Manhatten, MAC: Kent State, MEAC: Florida A&M, Missouri Valley: Wichita State, Mountain West: Fresno State, Northeast: Bryant, Ohio Valley: Belmont, PAC-12: Oregon State, Patriot: Bucknell, SEC: South Carolina, SoCon: Sanford, Southland: McNeese State, Summit: South Dakota State, Sun Belt: Texas State, SWAC: Southern, WAC: Cal State Bakersfield, West Coast Conference: BYU

Super Regional (16 teams):

PAC-12 (5): Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA
SEC (5): Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
ACC (3): Florida State, Virginia Cavaliers, NC State
Big XII (1): Kansas State
Big Ten (1): Indiana
Big West (1): Cal State Fullerton

2014 College World Series (8 teams):

PAC-12 (3): Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA
SEC (2): South Carolina, Vanderbilt
ACC (1): Florida State
Big Ten (1): Indiana
Big West (1): Cal State Fullerton

College World Series Championship Series:

Oregon State over Vanderbilt

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2014 Posts: 40

Review: 4Quarters 2013 NCAA Field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong (4Quartertology)

So in case you want to hold it against me here is how I did in picking the 68 team NCAA tournament field as the bracket was revealed tonight. Let’s review my 2013 field of 68 predictions sure to go wrong.

Automatic Bids (31): Stony Brook (America East), Saint Louis (Atlantic 10), Miami FL (ACC), Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun), Kansas (Big XII), Marquette (Big East), Montana (Big Sky), Gardner-Webb (Big South), Michigan State (B1G), Long Beach State (Big West), Northeastern (Colonial), Memphis (CUSA), Valparaiso (Horizon), Harvard (Ivy), Niagara (MAAC), Akron (MAC), Norfolk State (MEAC), Creighton (MVC), New Mexico (MWC), Bryant (Northeast), Murray State (OVC), California (PAC-12), Lehigh (Patriot), Florida (SEC), Davidson (SoCon), Stephen F. Austin (SLC), Southern (SWAC), South Dakota State (Summit), Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt), Gonzaga (WCC), Denver (WAC)

After going 12-for-31 last year I improved to 15-for-31 in picking the conference autobids winner so go me.

At-Large Bids (37): Atlantic 10 (3) – Butler, VCU, LaSalle, ACC (3) – Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Big XII (4) – Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Big East (5) – Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, B1G (7) – Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, IowaMAC (1) – OhioMVC (1) – Wichita State, MWC (4) – UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State, PAC-12 (4) – Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, SEC (2) – Kentucky, Missouri, SLC (1) – Northwestern State, WCC (1) – Saint Mary’s, WAC (1) – Louisiana Tech

In the 2012 edition I picked 30-of-37 correctly 33-of37, sure Northwestern State is a technicality since they won the league instead of getting an auto bid but they are in the field.

Conference Breakdown:

8 – Big Ten: Michigan State, Indiana, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa
What Really Happened: 7 Big Ten teams made the field, Iowa will next be seen in the NIT
6 – Big East: Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
What Really Happened: 8 Big East teams made the field, Cincinnati and Villanova are dancing
5 – Big XII: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma
What Really Happened: 5 Big XII teams made the field, which was correctly picked
5 – Mountain West: New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State
What Really Happened: 5 MWC teams made the field, again accuracy was called
5 – PAC-12: California, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado
What Really Happened: 5 PAC-12 teams made the field, the seeding sucked but the number was right
4 – Atlantic 10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, LaSalle
What Really Happened: 4 A10 teams made the field, pretty stoked about the run I’m on in this post
4 – ACC: Miami FL, Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State
What Really Happened: 4 ACC teams made the field, did I mention I did pretty good picking teams?
3 – SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Missouri
What Really Happened: 3 SEC teams made the field, had three teams but it was Ole Miss and not UK that got in
2 – MAC: Akron, Ohio
What Really Happened: 1 MAC team made the field, the MAC title game was a winner going to the NCAA and loser to the NIT
2 – Missouri Valley: Creighton, Wichita State
What Really Happened: 2 MVC teams made the field, both teams are in the field of 68
2 – Southland: Stephen F. Austin, Northwestern State
What Really Happened: 1 SLC team made the field, I really feel both are NCAA teams but the Demons pulled out a two point win in the finals over SFA
2 – West Coast: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s
What Really Happened: 2 WCC teams made the field, the Gaels got in making it two teams from the conference
2 – WAC: Louisiana Tech, Denver
What Really Happend: 1 WAC team made the field, both teams didn’t make the finals of the tourney bowing out early
1 – America East: Stony Brook
What Really Happend: 1 America East team made the field, Albany is going dancing from this league
1 – Atlantic Sun: Florida Gulf Coast
What Really Happend: 1 Atlantic Sun team made the field, FGCU made the tourney for the first time
1 – Big Sky: Montana
What Really Happend: 1 Big Sky team made the field, the Grizz are back in the Madness
1 – Big South: Gardner-Webb
What Really Happened: 1 Big South team made the field, Liberty stormed through and made the tourney as a 15-20 team
1 – Big West: Long Beach State
What Really Happened: 1 Big West team made the field, Pacific took the bid
1 – Colonial: Northeastern
What Really Happened: 1 CAA team made the field, James Madison won the tourney and is in a play-in game to play Indiana
1 – Conference USA: Memphis
What Really Happened: 1 CUSA team made the field, Memphis need double OT to clinch its bid
1 – Horizon: Valparaiso
What Really Happened: 1 Horizon team made the field, Valpo is back
1 – Ivy: Harvard
What Really Happened: 1 Ivy team made the field, Harvard is back for a second straight year
1 – MAAC: Niagara
What Really Happened: 1 MACC team made the field, Iona won this bid
1 – MEAC: Norfolk State
What Really Happened: 1 MEAC team made the field, North Carolina A&T will look for the right to play Louisville
1 – Northeast: Bryant
What Really Happened: 1 Northeast team made the field, LIU-Brooklyn is the champion
1 – Ohio Valley: Murray State
What Really Happened: 1 OVC team made the field, Belmont won while Murray State will play elsewhere
1 – Patriot: Lehigh
What Really Happened: 1 Patriot team made the field, Bucknell wins the auto bid
1 – Southern: Davidson
What Really Happened: 1 SoCon team made the field, Davidson again is back in the NCAA tourney
1 – SWAC: Southern
What Really Happened: 1 SWAC team made the field, Southern opens with Gonzaga as a 16 seed
1 – Summit: South Dakota State
What Really Happened: 1 Summit team made the field, the Jackrabbits are back for a second year in a row
1 – Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee State
What Really Happened: 2 Sun Belt teams made the field, Western Kentucky stole the bid but the Blue Raiders got an at-large spot

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2013 Posts: 83

Four Quarters 2013 Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Last season we debuted what Nate Jessen and I had done since college and that’s pick conference winners and dark horses. Now, you’re probably thinking what? Well if you don’t remember from last year (link) the favorite’s top seeds and dark horses the lower seeds.

We picked each conference with the exception of the Great West as they don’t have a tournament bid. Ok so this season favorites are seeds 1-3 (as of March 4) then everything else is considered dark horses. So here is the 2013 edition Conference Tournament Predictions Sure to go Wrong.

– Notes list who’s ineligible and who isn’t – http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/pages/2013-mens-college-basketball-conference-tournament-information

America East (Early Rounds at SEFCU Center/Albany, NY with Title Game at Highest Seed) – March 8-10, Championship March 16 NOTE: Boston University ineligible
Favorite:  Both (MV/NJ) – Stony Brook
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Albany

Atlantic 10 (Barclay Center/Brooklyn, NY) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Saint Louis, NJ – VCU
Dark Horse: MV – Charlotte, NJ – Butler

ACC (Greensboro Coliseum/Greensboro, NC) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Miami
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – North Carolina State

Atlantic Sun (University Center/Macon, GA) – March 6-9
Favorite: MV – Florida Gulf Coast, NJ – Mercer
Dark Horse: MV – North Florida, NJ – USU Upstate

Big XII (Sprint Center/Kansas City, MO) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Kansas
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Iowa State

Big East (Madison Square Garden/New York City, NY) – March 12-16 NOTE: Connecticut ineligible
Favorite: MV – Marquette, NJ – Louisville
Dark Horse: MV – Cincinnati, NJ – Syracuse

Big Sky (Regular Season Champion Hosts) – March 14-16
Favorite: MV – Montana, NJ – Weber State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Sacramento State

Big South (Student Recreation and Convocation Center/Conway, SC) – First Round March 5, Quarterfinals March 7 with Semifinals/Finals March 9-10
Favorite: MV – Gardner-Webb, NJ – Highpoint
Dark Horse: MV – Coastal Carolina, NJ – UNC Asheville

Big Ten (United Center/Chicago, IL) – March 14-17
Favorite: MV – Michigan State, NJ – Michigan
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Illinois

Big West (Honda Center/Anaheim, CA) – March 14-16 NOTE: UC Riverside ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Long Beach State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Hawai’i

Colonial (Richmond Coliseum/Richmond, VA) – March 8-11 NOTE: UNC Wilmington, Towson, Georgia State and Old Dominion ineligible
Favorite: MV – Northeastern, NJ – Delaware
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Georgia Mason

Conference USA (BOK Center/Tulsa, OK) – March 13-16 NOTE: Central Florida ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Memphis
Dark Horse: MV – Tulsa, NJ – East Carolina

Horizon League (First Round Campus Sites, Quarter/Semifinals at Regular Season Champion and Finals at Highest Seed) – First Round March 5, Quarter/Semifinals March 8-9, Finals March 12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Valparaiso
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois-Chicago, NJ – Youngstown State

MAAC (MassMutual Center/Springfield, MA) – March 8-11
Favorite: MV – Niagara, NJ – Loyola
Dark Horse: MV – Canisius, NJ – Iona

MAC (First Round Campus Sites, Second Round-Finals Quicken Loans Arena/Cleveland, OH) – First Round March 11, Second Round-Finals March 13-16 NOTE: Toledo ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Akron
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Kent State

MEAC (Norfolk Scope Arena/Norfolk, VA) – March 12-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Norfolk State
Dark Horse: MV – Florida A&M, NJ – Hampton

Missouri Valley (Scottrade Center/St. Louis, MO) – March 7-10
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Creighton
Dark Horse: MV – Illinois State, NJ – Indiana State

Mountain West (Thomas & Mack Center/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – New Mexico
Dark Horse: MV – Boise State, NJ – San Diego State

Northeast (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 12
Favorite: MV – Bryant, NJ – Robert Morris
Dark Horse: MV – Quinnipiac, NJ – Long Island

Ohio Valley (Nashville Municipal Auditorium/Nashville, TN) – March 6-9 NOTE: Jacksonville State ineligible
Favorite: MV – Murray State, NJ – Belmont
Dark Horse: MV – Southeast Missouri State, NJ – Tennessee State

PAC-12 (MCM Grand Garden Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: MV – California, NJ – Oregon
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Colorado

Patriot (Campus Sites) – March 6, 9, Championship March 13
Favorite: MV – Lehigh, NJ – Bucknell
Dark Horse: MV – Holy Cross, NJ – Army

SEC (Bridgestone Arena/Nashville, TN) – March 14-17
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Florida
Dark Horse: MV – Arkansas, NJ – Missouri

Southern (U.S. Cellular Center/Asheville, NC) – March 8-11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Davidson
Dark Horse: MV – Western Carolina, NJ – Appalachian State

Southland (Merrell Center/Katy, TX) – March 14-16 NOTE: Texas A&M – Corpus Christi ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Stephen F. Austin
Dark Horse: MV – Central Arkansas, NJ – Sam Houston State

SWAC (Special Events Center/Garland, TX) – March 13-16 NOTE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State ineligible
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Southern
Dark Horse: MV – Jackson State, NJ – Prairie View

Summit (Sioux Falls Arena/Sioux Falls, SD) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – South Dakota State
Dark Horse: Both (MV/NJ) – Oakland

Sun Belt (Summit Arena and Hot Springs Convention Center/Hot Springs, AR) – March 9-12
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Middle Tennessee
Dark Horse: MV – Western Kentucky, NJ – Arkansas-Little Rock

West Coast (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 6-9, Championship March 11
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Gonzaga
Dark Horse: MV – San Francisco, NJ – Santa Clara

WAC (Orleans Arena/Las Vegas, NV) – March 13-16
Favorite: Both (MV/NJ) – Denver
Dark Horse: MV – Texas-Arlington, NJ – Utah State

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2013 Posts: 74

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