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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: September 28, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3935 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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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 - 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 - 5 comments

Income Inequality and the Superstar Effect: An article that goes beyond the sheer dollar amounts paid to top athletes (and executives) and examines the broader impact that megasalaries have on economies and societies at large.

posted by beaverboard to general at 06:32 AM on December 28 - 2 comments

Shaq is now a Green man.: Shaq is now preparing his own letter of farewell and thanks to the Cleveland fans after signing with the Boston Celtics.

posted by beaverboard to basketball at 05:50 PM on August 04 - 17 comments

College coach supports theft and suppression of news: College football coach Guy Morriss is fully in favor of his team's recent student newspaper caper, and feels that his players' actions are beneficial to the team.

posted by beaverboard to football at 12:46 AM on March 04 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule

There is much that the comp committee needs to tend to, or have tended to well in arrears of issues having arisen. The league is lazy and indifferent about things that don't directly involve branding and revenue.

posted by beaverboard at 03:10 PM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If Goodell is interested in seeing what pro football would look like after a few more years of ongoing marginalization due to his administration and other factors, the overall interest level and viewership numbers from last night's Falcons-Saints game are probably a reasonable indication.

posted by beaverboard at 10:20 AM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Jets fans who involuntarily and repeatedly emptied their stomachs watching Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday woke up this morning with an unexpected benefit: six pick abs.

The newest addition to Monument Valley may well be Carson Palmer. In general, his decision making and accuracy have seemed OK, but it looks like it is taking the ball a day and a half to get to the receiver.

Here's hoping that Wentz to Ertz eventually becomes a Pennsylvania regional delicacy. It's got pretzels and fastnacht written all over it.

posted by beaverboard at 08:26 AM on September 26

Les Miles out at LSU

I'd love to see Orgeron do well and get the job permanently. I always thought he should have gotten the USC job.

I'm guessing that not having a top flight QB, LSU is willing to mail in the rest of 2016 and get lined up early for Tom Herman or Art Briles.

posted by beaverboard at 10:17 PM on September 25

RIP Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016

Grum has said it. And add in other names from other fields of endeavor and the year gets even worse. Historically bad, really, when the sum is totaled.

In fact this weekend alone is daunting to the human spirit.

This is one of those passings that will inspire me to go to multiple sources to read what a variety of people who are entitled and qualified to comment have to say.

posted by beaverboard at 09:56 PM on September 25

Texas A&M takes College Football Belt

A&M is lucky to be going against So. Carolina while Muschamp is still there.

posted by beaverboard at 08:08 PM on September 25

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

It's a horrific bookend for Mattingly, who was drafted by the Yankees a month before Thurman Munson died.

posted by beaverboard at 08:04 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

From a Mediterranean standpoint, Garoppolo and Amendola might be as close as today's Pats fans ever get to the venerated combo of Parilli and Cappelletti.

posted by beaverboard at 10:38 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

They were working on Brissett's hand on the sidelines during the game.

Healing from that procedure is not a big deal. Getting your grip strength and throwing effectiveness all the way back after a thumb injury can be a lengthy process, however. Ask Kurt Warner.

This is where Belichick brings in Tom House to teach Jimmy G. and Brissett how to throw left handed. No word on whether Brady would be allowed to join the training sessions.

Tebow's still on an Atlantic League team bus somewhere in Pennsylvania, right?

posted by beaverboard at 03:43 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Fortunately for the Patriots, they now have a nice long 10 day stretch to regroup before their next game.

Belichick and McDaniels should be able to find the time to attend an upcoming session of Urban Meyer's "I Have Three Starting Quarterbacks" support group.

After lunch, the session breaks into small groups that emphasize role playing and discussion of "what if" situations.

This is where Meyer will find out that Tom Brady has never played wideout or extra DB in nickel packages.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

If grum wins, that would give him two balls, and some of us still have none.

Is there a plan to rectify that?

posted by beaverboard at 02:12 PM on September 21

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lord Gaga is taking tea at the pavilion with Lord Kenmore. They have much to talk about.

posted by beaverboard at 04:36 PM on September 20

Lady Gaga Will Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

Most pop stars I avoid like the plague, but I've grown to like Gaga in certain ways. Part of it is: I had a memorable encounter with an Italian-American woman from NYC back in the 80's. Once that's hard to hate another one.

Also, Gaga is hard working and isn't afraid to try stuff. There is also this air of vulnerability to her that is intriguing.

Tahoe will be proud to note that her backing band when she does the jazz standards and Tony Bennett stuff is all Cincinnati boys. Well, not all natives, but got their skills together there at the UC music school.

I did some work for one of them once upon a time. They're all talented and work their butts off. They deserve whatever good things come their way from the Gaga gig.

A word of caution: Lady G. had better not wear one of her patented meat dresses onstage in Houston, or it will be summarily removed and thrown on the cooker at Ronnie Killen's barbecue place.

posted by beaverboard at 08:53 PM on September 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

And the uniforms - are the Rams going back to their great old color scheme? I sure hope so. The newer "St. Louis" colors have always looked like the lobby of an office building by comparison. Muted brushed bronze, drained of all vibrancy and personality - corporate vanilla. Ugh.

posted by beaverboard at 05:34 PM on September 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Must be a Five Guys joint.

posted by beaverboard at 12:41 PM on September 19