Sunday, May 29, 2011

4 Quarters Radio: An Explanation and Apology

For the three or four people who actually listen to 4QR, well, this probably won't affect you all that much, since you kicked back and checked us out live. But for those who wait for the podcasts (both of you), sadly, they're not coming.

Defective studio equipment at WMTS 88.3 FM is costing us the ability to record the shows for podcast. I'm as annoyed as anyone, and for those who listen at other places, like iTunes or, I'm sorry. Sadly, we're kind of at the mercy of a station that features a brand-new general manager and a Tech guy who couldn't fix a ham sandwich without the whole series of Time-Life books. The tech guy only wanted the job so he could have access to the station's PA speakers and throw some lame-ass parties with live bands and shit.

What all of this means is that it may be several weeks before 4QR podcasts hit the Internet again. I'd love to ask everyone to tune in live at, but for those who work during the day, it's probably not practical. Either way, just remember that 4QR is still going strong in the summer, and that these last few shows have been among our strongest. Seriously, if you've not gotten on board, guys like Mack and Jimi are strong talents, and you will enjoy these guys heavily if you listen live. 8 AM Central time Wednesdays for the summer. Check it out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

4 Quarters Radio: May 6 1st Quarter

The first-quarter curriculum for May 6:
--All alone in the studio, Scott's free to lay into the NBA Playoffs. He ponders why one of his former co-hosts has suddenly gotten drunk on a little bit of success and why Boston fans are so low on hope that they're excited for a walking glacier to return to the lineup.
--Bobby calls up for a little UFC discussion, happy over the success of his picks (4-1) at UFC 130. Steven Seagal's bid to return to solid bad-ass cred also comes up.

Featured music: "Never As Good As the First Time" by Sade. Stick around at the end for a brief snippet of the track, and help the show out by purchasing the full download if you like it.

4 Quarters Radio: May 6 2nd Quarter

The second-quarter curriculum for May 6:
--A Twitter conversation sparks an on-air topic (granted, one that was going to be covered anyway, but still). Rashard Mendenhall's Twitter lunacy gets pondered, and Scott fully expects that contract language for NFL players will get altered soon. Mendenhall's remarks are put into perspective when compared to a teammate's more-disturbing indiscretions.
--Scott examines the Stanley Cup Playoffs by himself, struggling with the idea of Vancouver being accused of faking penalties. Also, he examines the Washington Capitals and agrees with the idea that it's time for that franchise to make some tough decisions.
--In Whodaman, Scott gives props to his favorite team's ace pitcher for living up to the title for a night and also tips the hat to the best hockey team name he's ever heard.

Featured music: "Look What the Cat Dragged In" by Poison.

4 Quarters Radio: May 6 4th Quarter

The fourth-quarter curriculum for May 6:
--MTSU men's tennis coach Jimmy Borendame joins Scott in advance of the Blue Raiders' appearance in the NCAA Tournament. He talks about taking over a team with several freshmen, how the team matches up with Georgia Tech, and how a team tennis lineup gets assembled, among other topics.
--An ex-MTSU tennis player having continued success also gets a shout-out, although it does come with a note of "why not here?"
--A brief return to the Rashard Mendenhall situation brings up the issue of free speech.
--In the Epic Fails, Scott points out a pro wrestler whose fans got him busted for bank robbery and a winery trying too hard to cater to the baseball crowd.

Featured music: "Never Gonna Stop" by Rob Zombie.

4 Quarters Radio: May 6 3rd Quarter

The third-quarter curriculum for May 6:
--NFL draft pick Rod Issac checks in after being made a fifth-round selection of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He talks about missing a funeral to get the call, whether he'd join lawsuits to end the lockout, how he graduated early, and what he has against bald barbers, among other topics.
--Moving on to baseball, the Mets' problems come in for discussion, including the likelihood that Jose Reyes is going to get peddled. Scott looks at the potential destinations, finding a couple that would be particularly interesting.

Featured music: "My Last" by Big Sean and Chris Brown.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

4 Quarters Radio: April 29 4th Quarter

The fourth-quarter curriculum for April 29:
--The crew resumes NBA talk, spotlighting the best single-player performance of the first round.
--The fellas also discuss whether the Bulls, Lakers, and Spurs should have been removed from championship conversation after Round 1. And yes, obviously, one was completely removed.
--Five problems for potential MLB contenders are spotlighted, and Scott and Mack discuss which one is the biggest red flag.
--The Dodgers' ownership situation is examined, and the biggest question is how quickly Frank McCourt should sign up for Financial Peace University.
--In the Epic Fails, one MLB franchise aids identity thieves everywhere, an NBA icon gets hurt by tripping on a sunbeam, and a baseball manager tweets angry.

Featured music: "Can't Be Satisfied" by the Steve Miller Band.

4 Quarters Radio: April 29 3rd Quarter

The third-quarter curriculum for April 29:
--Bobby gets some time to stretch out on his UFC 130 picks. Also beginning: the Great UFC Wing Wager Part II.
--The fellas examine the Madden cover bracket and discuss Peyton Hillis's upset win. A potential nomination for another EA Sports title's cover comes up in the conversation.
--In Medal Stand, Los Guys talk trash, and the people who did so better than anyone else. Unsurprisingly, someone busts out a total homer pick, but at least he can back it up.
--The guys start into some NBA playoff conversation, weighing the possibility of the Memphis Grizzlies ending the Spurs prematurely. One host still was not convinced, and therefore, we now call him "wrong."

Featured music: "Electric Love" by Dirty Vegas.

4 Quarters Radio: April 29 2nd Quarter

The second-quarter curriculum for April 29:
--Hockey Correspondent Jimi Russell returns to discuss some second-round action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, starting with the Predators not putting up much fight against the Canucks in Game 1.
--Scott invites Jimi to take a look back at Round 1 and name some highlights.
--Some handicapping of Round 2 calls for lots of goals in a series that turned out not to go that long and a surprising lack of scoring in a series out west.
--Jimi offers his pick for the Hart Trophy winner, expecting one of the finalists to keep it in the family.
--In Whodaman, Blaize mans up in his Whodaman debut and picks a guy who killed one of his teams for a night. Mack gives shouts to a team that died hard, and Scott gives props to God's Gift. Literally.

Featured music: "Waitin' On the Sky" by Steve Earle.

4 Quarters Radio: April 29 1st Quarter

The first-quarter curriculum for April 29:
--Early recording problems lead to a slightly abrupt start, but the fellas jump right into NFL Draft Round 1 discussion. Blaize talks up Jake Locker, the Titans' new quarterback, and everyone digs into the top picks by their respective teams.
--Other picks get checked out for genius, idiocy, or simple oddity. Nick Fairley, Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, and others get examined.

Featured music: "I Should Have Known" by the Foo Fighters. Stick around at the end for a brief snippet of the track, and help the show out by purchasing the full download if you like it.