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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: November 19, 2019

beaverboard has posted 19 links and 5,185 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike: Elite runner Mary Cain's harrowing tale of breakdown in the grips of the Nike training program.

posted by beaverboard to general at 07:34 PM on November 08, 2019 - 3 comments

Fools Rush In Where Scots and Augusta Members Fear To Tread: Notes and wanderings from the Waste Management Phoenix Open

posted by beaverboard to golf at 10:19 AM on February 28, 2018 - 1 comment

111 NFL Brains Examined By Neuropathologist: All but one were found to have CTE.

posted by beaverboard to football at 12:24 PM on July 25, 2017 - 5 comments

Michael Powell follows the sad, dirty trail of big time high school and college ball: For some prominent college coaches, the disheartening math seems to go as follows: win wherever and however you can, and hope that not all of your prior triumphs end up getting vacated.

posted by beaverboard to basketball at 02:02 PM on March 04, 2016 - 1 comment

New York Times to begin charging for online access: On March 28th, the NY Times will institute a pay wall and begin charging frequent readers of its content for online access via digital subscriptions. If they are successful and other content providers follow suit, the economic landscape of online content will change. How will this affect SpoFi and the linking to online content? When more online content sources have pay walls, SpoFi members may be able to continue following links to content without having to pay for the access, but will this coming transition end up imposing restrictions and/or an economic burden on SpoFi itself?

posted by beaverboard to general at 10:50 AM on March 19, 2011 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

As the 49ers ran a loose ball in for an apparent icing-on-the-cake touchdown against the Cardinals as time expired, announcer Chris Myers said:

"Now wait a minute. This could mean a lot to a certain amount of people."

Ever the consummate pro, thinking about the point spread and the win margin as the cameras showed the Niners and their home fans celebrating the victory.

posted by beaverboard at 07:02 PM on November 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Looks like the Markelle Fultz comeback train has left the station and is picking up a little speed at the city limits.

posted by beaverboard at 09:31 AM on November 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Since trading Sanu to the Patriots, the Falcons have suddenly become a force to be reckoned with. Their defense was locked in and opportunistic today. Too many prior losses for them to make it to the postseason, but they're causing discomfort in the NFC South and going for a third divisional win in as many weeks against the Bucs next Sunday. Falcons DB's will get an early turkey dinner feasting on pickmeister Winston's decisions with the football.

posted by beaverboard at 07:02 PM on November 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Stephen Gostkowski and Justin Tucker still have vigilante gangs out looking for the announcers that jinxed them. I think Harrison Butker does too.

posted by beaverboard at 12:23 PM on November 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I'm surprised the league didn't try to move the workout up to Friday so they could get it over with while everyone was still talking about the helmet bashing incident.

You can't even run an impeachment hearing with Myles Garrett out there taking the top off the news cycle.

posted by beaverboard at 10:46 AM on November 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How do I get approved for NBA style load management?

posted by beaverboard at 08:38 AM on November 14, 2019

Houston Astros accused of electronically stealing signs in 2017

Astros had a crude system no doubt. Sort of like having the cast of Stomp place bids at an art auction.

Waiting for a televangelist to claim that Verlander's World Series losses are God's revenge for the sins of the sign stealers.

posted by beaverboard at 04:27 PM on November 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NFL counterpart to NBA players who jam and shoot threes but can't hit a layup or sink a foul shot:

Kickers who hit 45 yard FG's and miss extra point kicks. The league seems to have a few of those this year.

posted by beaverboard at 09:41 AM on November 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Lots of jobs in the current US Executive Branch still waiting to be filled. Don would have to tone down the sartorial splendor a bit, but otherwise he'd be a tidy fit.

posted by beaverboard at 05:54 PM on November 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Watched the Chiefs - Titans game summary last night.

Not only has Vrabel's staff unlocked Derrick Henry's potential and turned him into a force of nature, they're also busy making a hoss out of Tannehill. He gained critical yards after contact on QB runs and the whole unit plays more physically with him in there. There is no going back to Mariota now.

Andy Reid is also the coach of the team that dialed up one of the worst fake field goal attempts in recent memory yesterday. That call qualifies him to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program.

posted by beaverboard at 01:14 PM on November 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I grew up watching pro wrestling in Florida. Ron MacLean's role with Don Cherry reminds me of the legendary Gordon Solie, who served as the straight man and held the mike while the wrestlers went into their rants.

Here's an example.

At least there's good money in it.

posted by beaverboard at 08:44 AM on November 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Reason #132 for French speaking people to have second thoughts about visiting the US:

Watching a Clemson game and hearing Travis Etienne referred to as "Eighteen".

Wouldn't have helped much if he had gone to LSU. They don't really need him. They got Eee-lair.

posted by beaverboard at 09:13 AM on November 10, 2019

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike

Apologies if the NYT paywall intervenes and disallows the page view.

The article includes a link to the story of skater Gracie Gold, who has a similar tale to tell.

posted by beaverboard at 07:36 PM on November 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If the Oakland Raiders had an annual spring game like college teams do, Gruden would sign Philip Rivers to QB the Black Team offense in a heartbeat.

posted by beaverboard at 03:14 PM on November 08, 2019

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call

I loved the look on Witten's face: "Damn, I could be up in the booth calling this".

We have a herding dog and fostered a cat for a year. I found out that there absolutely is such a thing as herding cats, and that done properly, it's an impressive sight to behold. My dog would have given anything to have been out there helping corral the critter.

Not sure if my dog also has cadaver skills, but if she had turned her attention away from the cat and gone to the 50 yard line and alerted, that's when you call Geraldo, bring in a backhoe, and start looking for Hoffa.

posted by beaverboard at 11:14 AM on November 05, 2019