Posts Tagged ‘ Tom Brady ’

The Super Bowl Returns to New Orleans

Today is Super Bowl XLVII which will take place for the 10th time in New Orleans. The Baltimore Ravens (10-6) represent the AFC while the San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) represent the NFC. Here is a look at the all the previous Super Bowls played in the Crescent City.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host its first Super Bowl since 2002 when Baltimore faces San Francisco. Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images

Super Bowl IV (January 11, 1970): Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) 23 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) 7 – Tulane Stadium
Super Bowl VI (January 16, 1972): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 24 Miami Dolphins (AFC) 3 – Tulane Stadium
Super Bowl IX (January 12, 1975): Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) 16 Minnesota Vikings (NFC) 6 – Tulane Stadium
Super Bowl XII (January 15, 1978): Dallas Cowboys (NFC) 27 Denver Broncos (AFC) 10 – Louisiana Superdome
Super Bowl XV (January 25, 1981): Oakland Raiders (AFC) 27 Philadelphia Eagles (NFC) 10 – Louisiana Superdome
Super Bowl XX (January 26, 1986): Chicago Bears (NFC) 46 New England Patriots (AFC) 10 – Louisiana Superdome
Super Bowl XXIV (January 28, 1990): San Francisco 49ers (NFC) 55 Denver Broncos (AFC) 10 – Louisiana Superdome
Super Bowl XXXI (January 26, 1997): Green Bay Packers (NFC) 35 New England Patriots (AFC) 21 – Louisiana Superdome
Super Bowl XXXVI (February 3, 2002): New England Patriots (AFC) 20 St. Louis Rams (NFC) 17 – Louisiana Superdome

Tom Brady (left) and Adam Vinateri (right) led the Patriots to a 20-17 win over the Rams in 2002, the last time the game was played in New Orleans. Photo by Sports Illustrated

Average score for AFC teams: 15.5
Average score for NFC teams: 25.2
Average score for winning team: 30.3
Average score for losing team: 10.4

Team Records: 
Dallas Cowboys (2-0)
Kansas City Chiefs (1-0), Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0), Oakland Raiders (1-0), Chicago Bears (1-0), Green Bay Packers (1-0), San Francisco 49ers (1-0)
New England Patriots (1-2)
St. Louis Rams (0-1), Philadelphia Eagles (0-1), Miami Dolphins (0-1),
Denver Broncos (0-2), Minnesota Vikings (0-2)

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2013 Posts: 44


Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Andy Roddick announced Thursday that he’ll retire following the US Open. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

First Quarter: MLB Scoreboard/Series to Watch

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Baltimore Orioles (72-58) M. Gonzalez (5-3, 3.68) @ New York Yankees (75-55) H. Kuroda (12-9, 2.98), 6:05 pm
3) St. Louis Cardinals (71-60) A. Weinwright (13-10, 3.63) @ Washington Nationals (79-51) G. Gonzalez (16-7, 3.28), 6:05 pm
4) Chicago White Sox (72-58) J. Peavy (9-9, 3.09) @ Detroit Tigers (69-61) D. Fister (7-8, 3.67), 6:05 pm

Second Quarter: Top 25 College Football Games

1) 24 Boise State Broncos @ 13 Michigan State Spartans, 7 pm/ESPN (Friday)
2) 14 Clemson Tigers v. Auburn Tigers (Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic/Atlanta, GA), 6 pm/ESPN (Saturday)
3) 8 Michigan Wolverines v. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (Cowboy Classic/Arlington, TX), 7 pm/ABC (Saturday)
4) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ 16 Virginia Tech Hokies, 7 pm/ESPN (Monday)

Third Quarter: Four other College Football Games to Watch (All Games Saturday)

1) Ohio Bobcats @ Penn State Nittany Lions, 11 am/ESPN
2) Southern Miss Golden Eagles @ 17 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 2:30 pm/ABC
3) Tulsa Golden Hurricanes @ Iowa State Cyclones, 2:30 pm/Fox Sports Network
4) San Diego State Aztecs @ Washington Huskies, 9:30 pm/Pac-12 Network

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links

1) Enjoy this outstanding promo for Bruce Lee night coming up in San Francisco
2) Bob Craft says Tom Brady is better than Joe Montana
3) Grantland college football weekend preview
4) Yahoo Sports Minute  

Bonus: US Open brackets

Since Monday is Labor Day, I’ve not made a decision if I’ll have an edition up, if not have a great holiday weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you to be cooler at the water cooler on Groundhogs Day

Drew Doughty played beat the clock last night but was home cooking involved?

First Quarter: NHL

Tonight the NHL keeps chugging along with action so here is the slate, listed are two key divisional match-ups oh how about this LA

1) Minnesota Wild @ Colorado Avalanche, 8 pm
2) Dallas Stars @ San Jose Sharks, 9:30 pm

Second Quarter: NBA tonight

Enjoy the scoreboard tonight in the association, TNT has alright games tonight

1) Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks, 7 pm TNT
2) Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers, 9:30 pm TNT

Third Quarter: Super Bowl XLVI Week

Jim Trotter on Tom Brady … Joe Posnanski on when did Tom Coughlin become a good NFL coach … Grag Garber on the Pats

Fourth Quarter: A little of this and a little of that

Husker Locker (who you should read anyways) on the Pelini recruiting … oh Akron … and Pelini part II

Monday Edition

Four topics on this Monday for you to enjoy

SPOILER ALERT (if you didn't watch football yesterday)! These two QBs will be in Indy

First Quarter: Conference Championship ResultsAFC: No. 2 Baltimore Ravens 20 @ No. 1 New England Patriots 23
NFC: No. 4 New York Giants 20 @ No. 2 San Francisco 49ers 17 F/OT

Second Quarter: Super Bowl XLII the sequelSuper Bowl XLVI (Indianapolis, IN/Feb. 5, 2012) will be a rematch of Super Bowl XLII (Glendale, AZ) in which the Giants beat the unbeaten Patriots 17-14. New England will be making their 7th SB (3-3) appearance in franchise history (lost SBXX (New Orleans) to Chicago, SBXXXI (New Orleans) Green Bay, won SBXXXVI (New Orleans) against St. Louis, SBXXXVIII (Houston) Carolina, SBXXXIX (Jacksonville) Philadelphia, lost SBXLII (Glendale, AZ) to theNew York Giants). For big blue this is their 5th (3-1) appearance on Super Sunday (XXI (Pasadena, CA) beat Denver, XXV (Tampa Bay) Buffalo, XXXV (Tampa Bay) lost to Baltimore, XLII (Glendale, AZ) defeated New England).
Third Quarter: NCAA Men’s Basketball Top25

Here is this weeks ESPN/USA Today Coaches Top25 Poll the top five, 1. Kentucky, 2. Missouri, 3. Ohio State, 4. Syracuse and 5. Kansas

And now the debut of the 4Quarters Top14 (Available each Monday the rest of the CBB season)
1. Kentucky Wildcats/SEC (19-1)
2. Murray State Racers/OVC (20-0)
3. Missouri Tigers/BigXII (18-1)
4. Syracuse Orange/BigEast (20-1)
5. Kansas Jayhawks/BigXII (16-3)
6. Ohio State Buckeyes/B1G (17-3)
7. Baylor Bears/BigXII (17-2)
8. North Carolina Tarheels/ACC (16-3)
9. Duke Blue Devils/ACC (16-3)
10. Creighton Bluejays/MVC (18-2)
11. San Diego State/MWC (17-2)
12. UNLV/MWC (18-3)
13. Saint Mary’s/WCC (19-2)
14. Harvard/Ivy (16-2)

Fourth Quarter: Today’s ScoreboardTonight’s NHL and NBA games
Oh and friend of the blog Bob Gurnett provided this, and this week’s NHL’s Three Stars