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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: April 26, 2015

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 3276 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

RIP Mosi Tatupu: Former Patriots' stalwart Mosi Tatupu passed away earlier today. He was a fan favorite during his playing days. One of the most remarkable things about Tatupu was that, despite his Pacific island background, he was one of the Pats' best winter weather players. Somehow he almost always managed to keep his feet under him, even in blizzard conditions. Condolences to Lofa and family.

posted by beaverboard to football at 12:56 PM on February 24 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

Rangers Close to Trade with Angels for Josh Hamilton

The story must have been filed in haste with voice recog and auto complete. It sholy wasn't proofread.

('Course now that I say that, they'll probably tidy it up...)

posted by beaverboard at 06:46 PM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Looks like this Ventura needs the Nolan Ryan full salon treatment more than the other one did.

posted by beaverboard at 10:21 AM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Canada, Brazil, and Germany being among the few countries that are represented in all 4 sports.

posted by beaverboard at 11:04 AM on April 23

Jameis Winston explains crab legs issue to Jim Harbaugh (Video)

I'm not sure why Harbaugh, moving from the pros back to college, needs to get involved with a scene like that, with Winston heading in the other direction.

I guess Harbaugh feels compelled to help fulfill the constant and overwhelming need for sports broadcast content. But meanwhile he's got a prominent program to put in order, and I don't see where this type of thing directly helps the cause. Elite recruits already know that he's been successful at both levels and will help prepare them for pro ball.

Stuff like Draft Academy is what we have guys like Jon Gruden for.

posted by beaverboard at 10:54 AM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Why aren't they calling it grumavision so our man can make some extra coin on the side via name licensing and consulting fees?

posted by beaverboard at 11:47 AM on April 22

Arsene Wenger, The Martyr

Nice job. That guy is talented.

posted by beaverboard at 09:00 AM on April 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I saw recent photos of Tebow working out and his arms and upper body are twice as big as they ever were before. We already discussed that he was probably too muscularly overdeveloped to throw effectively to begin with.

Olive Oyl must live in Philly. Hope she's a virgin.


If you fuck up meat-based stadium food in KC, local steak and BBQ restaurant owners of great repute should have the right to send you to a CIA dark site.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Worthy homeric link, but now I'm awash in Economist banner ads proclaiming "Great Minds Like a Think."

Which calls to mind Braves pitcher Terry Forster, who perennially struggled with weight problems. Perhaps "embraced" is a better word.

Forster was once called "a fat tub of goo" by Letterman. His reply to the ribbing: "A waist is a terrible thing to mind".

The inverse of course being that a hard man is good to find.

posted by beaverboard at 03:37 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Can I buy a vowel?

posted by beaverboard at 05:09 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Younger SpoFites go scrambling to google Barbie Benton while Howard and I sit there watching them and chuckling to ourselves.

If we still had copies of those old magazines she once graced and they were in good condition, they'd probably be worth a little money.

(You don't need a GPS to locate Howard right now. He just ran up into his attic with dollar signs in his eyes.)

It didn't occur to me that the mention of a foreign language variety show would morph into a country-fried avianatomical discussion.

I'd like to put in a good word for Jane Russell's cheekbones. Maybe I'm the only person who ever noticed them.

posted by beaverboard at 05:10 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I watched Hee-Haw for the same reasons I watched Sabado Gigante

In my travels, whenever I hit a cultural pocket in the US where both Spanish and Junior Samples are being spoken fluently at the same time, I feel like I'm home.

I feel a song coming on.

"Thar's a waitress in Texarkana..."

posted by beaverboard at 11:57 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If one accepts the notion that there are two sets of laws of aerodynamics (with one pertaining to the human form), given Howard's military and engineering background and his viewership of Sabado, I can't think of anyone who is more familiar with both sets of laws than he is.

posted by beaverboard at 11:52 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If by some miracle The 700 Club were ever cancelled, I'd have a hell of a time annoying my wife on weekend nights.

If you're spending your weekend nights with the 700 Club while most heathens are out pleasure seeking, I don't need to fill out a Pray and Pledge card for the sake of your soul. Why pay good money on behalf of a guy who is already counted among the blessed and redeemed in the eyes of the lucid Reverend?

The proper answer is that there's no such thing as too much pledge money.

(Someday we can ruminate about my past association with various members of the Robertson realm over an earthly beverage.)

posted by beaverboard at 09:39 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This is more FarceFilter than SportsFilter material, but to hardy denizens like yerfatma and me, the cultural crush of 2015 is not going to be the final airing of the Letterman show, but the news as of today that Sabado Gigante is ending its 53 year run in September.

It has been one of the few places one could turn in order to confirm that the traditional concept of "boom or bust" had a viable alternative in "boom and bust".

Because the show does include live team competition and timed events that require a certain degree of physical mobility, I am compelled to deliver the sad news here.

Just devastated. Heading out to slug down some Patron, urinate on a pinata, and set it on fire with a couple of Hooters waitresses jumping up and down, hollering, and clapping excitedly in a sincere and unsolicited show of enthusiasm and support.

posted by beaverboard at 12:25 PM on April 17

U.S. Men Win 2-0 Over Mexico in San Antonio

I am living in fear that Scotts will turn footage of the match into an ad for its turf care products.

Here now cometh Ray Hudson and Scott, the burly Highlands garden gnome of all US suburbia. After a few pints.

"Feed your pitch, Mikey! For God's sake, man. It's a living, breathing thing! Can you hear it crying out to ye? FEED IT!"

posted by beaverboard at 11:09 AM on April 16