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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 30, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3806 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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

When Adams looked like Westbrook

When Westbrook looked like Adams

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 AM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Last night's results were intriguing.

I thought we might be headed for a Weather Channel headline: "Thunder and Lightning Arrive Simultaneously"

Instead, it was more like the History Channel and National Geographic:

"Warriors Prevail, Stave Off Defeat"

"Penguins Move Past Wales, Now Face Sharks"

posted by beaverboard at 10:05 AM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Oh, and when a proud Scot says that there will be hiccups, only the Lord above fully grasps the power of the demon amber spirits that induced them.

posted by beaverboard at 05:30 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My google map is blurred out. Is the former vice president involved in this?

posted by beaverboard at 03:12 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How are you going to keep Trey Gowdy from finding out about it?

posted by beaverboard at 08:03 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Somebody's kid needs to dress up as Anderson Varejao ASAP.

(Alternate caption: Draymond forces Adams into involuntary reassignment procedure)

posted by beaverboard at 11:50 AM on May 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I still struggle with the concept of major league pro hockey being played in warm weather latitudes.

Not only did no Canadian teams make the NHL postseason, but if the Sharks end up facing the Lightning in the finals, I think they would be the most southerly pair of Cup finalists ever.

Heck, even if St. Louis faces Tampa Bay I think they still might be the most southerly pair.

(Except that St. Louis does get plenty cold and snowy in the winter - as well as hotter than hell in the summer. I've been there and seen both ends of that.)

Edit: just realizing that Avalanche v. Panthers might come pretty close.

posted by beaverboard at 09:43 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When he entered this series, Adams was of half Tongan ancestry, but who knows what his genetic ratio is at this point.

posted by beaverboard at 04:57 PM on May 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Well, we now know that both Kerr and Donovan can coach in the pros and they are both good stories. Therefore, I'm OK with seeing the Cavs win the whole thing so we can put the "bringing a championship to Cleveland" narrative to rest.

The parts that add a wrinkle to the tale are the kid coaches: Walton going lights out on the Warriors' sideline while Kerr was on leave (and not getting credit for any of the team wins), and Lue possibly presiding over a Cavs title after Blatt was deep sixed while leading the conference.

posted by beaverboard at 08:35 AM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I read a lot about WW I aviation as a kid, so I knew right away who Roland Garros was when the name came first came up as a sports reference. I kept waiting and wondering when they were going to start talking about him and his war career. They never did, and then eventually mentioned him in an Aflac trivia sort of way. At this point, if you search the name, the actual person and his noteworthiness are tucked way down in the search results.

I keep waiting for a French retro 70's band to name themselves Rene Fonck.

posted by beaverboard at 03:22 PM on May 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I don't know if the Cavaliers will go Fo-Fo-Fo on their way to the NBA Finals, but the Eastern playoffs are starting to remind me of 1983. When the Celtics lost to the Bucks, Boston fans were upset -- until they saw what the Malone/ Erving Sixers did to the Bucks.

Even though the Bucks did manage to win a game from the Sixers, Boston fans realized that their team had been spared a disheartening and inevitable defeat to hated Phila., as befell the Hawks this year against Cleveland after they beat the Celtics.

posted by beaverboard at 12:11 PM on May 20

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women

What bold Scot wouldn't want to have a long lunch with Condi Rice in the comfort of the clubhouse whilst gazing out at the untamed sea?

As Rogers of Glenburn pointed out, they'll likely let women join the Club at some point. That's not where the critical, unwavering line will be drawn.

It's the distillery that will be the firm and final bastion of manhood. As the gods intended.

Immortalized in a more adventurous vein here.

posted by beaverboard at 07:07 PM on May 19

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women

Hopefully the loss of Muirfield won't create an opening for the Donald to push to have his new course up near Aberdeen added to the Open rotation. Seeing the documentation of the creation of that course angered me on an almost Monsanto level, and that is saying a lot.

Trump also owns Turnberry, so he's already in the rotation, for what that's worth.

If he hears that a shortage of women is the central issue, he'll see to that forthwith, one way or another.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Once he got on base, should have pulled him and gone to a pinch runner.

posted by beaverboard at 08:27 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Once again, the NBA has admitted an OKC- favorable officiating mistake in the fourth quarter of a Thunder playoff game. This time for Westbrook's traveling violation that wasn't called in Game 1 against Golden State.

I think Billy Donovan likes coaching quarters instead of halves. Especially when the refs go on mental Caribbean vacations during crunch time.

posted by beaverboard at 11:55 AM on May 17