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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: October 23, 2017

beaverboard has posted 17 links and 4314 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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 - 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 - 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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Aye, Howard, them shore birds from the likes of Flowery Branch found themselves becalmed in a vast, still expanse. A sight ne'er before seen to 'em.

Younger men say there's no name fer it. I says there is.

Sarkisian's Sargasso.

Quinn won't find it on the maps he's got in his cabin. But it's there just the same.

posted by beaverboard at 03:20 PM on October 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Still plenty of time left in the third period and Bortles has already thrown for over 300 yards.

Between that and all the points FAU put up on N. Texas yesterday, rcade's head must be spinning like a top.

posted by beaverboard at 03:02 PM on October 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Brett Hundley Edition

Does this SpoFi carnage stop right here and right now?

posted by beaverboard at 02:18 PM on October 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

- Former Alabama OC Lane Kiffin left Saban for FAU and is currently 3-3, having lost to the likes of Buffalo

- Former OC Jimbo Fisher's FSU team is teetering

- Former OC Jim McElwain is on the hot seat at Florida

- Former OC Major Applewhite is having a tough time at Houston, giving up 42 points to Memphis in the second half last night after blanking them in the first half

- Former OC Steve Sarkisian went to the Atlanta Falcons, who have not been themselves this season

- Brian Daboll left the Patriots for Alabama, and the Pats have not been themselves this season

- Meanwhile, new Bama OC Daboll's Tide offense looks more relentless and unstoppable than ever

Anyone who becomes part of the Saban coaching carousel needs to realize that there will always be just one winner - the man at the center of it.

Saban's former assistants who have faced him have never beaten him. He has outscored them by a ratio of 4:1.

posted by beaverboard at 10:08 AM on October 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Not to mention it's the next to the last day of the WPT Deepstacks Iowa tournament at Riverside Casino.

posted by beaverboard at 12:44 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If the Crew does move south, they might as well get a fresh start and change their name to the Powers.

The pro soccer stadium and amenities "dialogue" is on a particle collider pace of evolutionary acceleration compared to the more established major league US sports. The bellwether Camden Yards facility is older than MLS itself.

posted by beaverboard at 12:32 AM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Today is the last day of Curse Week in the NFL.

First up, we have the Curse of rcade, which is similar to the Madden Curse, but more immediate and unforgiving.

rcade made the "undefeated" Chiefs the headliners of the most recent NFL Pick 'Em edition and whoomp, there they went.

Then, the Ryan Fitzpatrick Curse inevitably struck again.

In that same game, Adrian Peterson ran like a man freed from a spell after being traded to Arizona by the cursed Saints.

posted by beaverboard at 09:04 AM on October 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Get a four door economy car on weekend rates with unlimited mileage from Enterprise.

Manageable. Justifiable.

But you have to stay in the state of Florida. Don't cross the river into Georgia or you void the terms. So if you wanted to head north on US 17 to smell the paper mills, sorry, hombre, no can do.

posted by beaverboard at 05:35 PM on October 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Team rcade's primary support vehicle is just arriving.

Secondary services setting up now, waiting for their permit.

posted by beaverboard at 04:56 PM on October 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

rcade, are you going down to Boca this week to see Lane Kiffin's FAU Hootermen try to slow down the North Texas Mean Green's bowl bound express train?

posted by beaverboard at 04:36 PM on October 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Listening to Celtics pre-season broadcasts, it sounds like a couple of bumpkin features reporters reviewing French specialty wines.

"Got some spring in the legs. Great finish. Semi Ojeleye brings a lot to the table".

If he keeps on doing what he did to the Sixers, they'll have to start calling him Fully Ojeleye.

Corollary event: in the late 1980's, Junior Felix came to Boston as a Blue Jays rookie and hit an inside the park grand slam. The local Sox announcer said, "If there's a Senior Felix, I sure as hell wouldn't want to pitch to him".

posted by beaverboard at 02:40 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I wasn't able to watch the NY-Cleveland game last night, so had to check the live box score online now and then.

After the game was over, it was too late to call 1-800-ASK-GRUM, but still, I had questions I was wondering about that were nagging at me.

Such as:

- Have the Indians ever lost an ALDS Game 5 at home after going up 2-0?
- Have the Yankees ever won an ALDS Game 5 on the road after going down 0-2?
- Have the Yankees ever gone down 0-2 and then won an ALDS Game 3 in a 1-0 pitcher's duel?

You know, those kinds of questions.

It's a relief to finally have stuff happen in 2017 (or 2016) that has actually happened before.

Bonus question: has there ever been a Lose 2 / Win 3 straight ALDS that featured a Game 5 seventh inning that stretched the limits of credulity?

posted by beaverboard at 08:35 AM on October 12

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

If you're thinking of jumping off a bridge, you'll have to get in line behind all the USSF people that Taylor Twellman wants to push into the bay.

posted by beaverboard at 09:04 PM on October 11

United States Eliminated from World Cup Qualification

We've been spared a discussion about whether we should be obliged to stand for the Russian anthem.

posted by beaverboard at 12:44 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Maybe the Sox have their eye on someone that's so promising, they want to clear the deck and bring him on board before someone else snags him.

That was the thinking behind the hiring of Butch Hobson.

posted by beaverboard at 11:21 AM on October 11