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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: January 16, 2017

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 4068 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

Oh man, Kent Tekulve. I always thought he was really D.B. Cooper and threw that way because he couldn't stick his landing on the way to Seattle and messed up his arm.

posted by beaverboard at 06:46 PM on January 16

Steelers Kick 6 Field Goals, Advance to AFC Championship

I'm trying to figure out what the difference is, but I can't qwhite put my finger on it.

I remember how crazed things had to get with Shockey before people started seeing him as something other than a Meadowlands messiah.

Meanwhile, if it's composure and insight you want, some of Odell's post game press appearances have been worth sticking around for.

posted by beaverboard at 06:35 PM on January 16

Falcons Advance to NFC Championship

That new Benz mothership Falcons stadium taking shape right alongside a neighborhood that's had more than its share of hard times is truly a surreal sight.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 AM on January 16

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

No athlete builds a large house in between them two places without getting permission from Nolan Ryan.

Trying to pull up my Lone Star Calculator, so I can figure out what 250 regular miles is in Texas miles. I reckon it's about 65 miles or so. Bout a half hour drive, depending on how much traffic there is on the dirt roads.

posted by beaverboard at 09:35 AM on January 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Words of wisdom from Tiffany Dufu as published in today's NYT, regarding how her family spends their Sundays:

"I figured out years ago that if you get your husband addicted to Formula 1 racing, he'll get up early with the kids, because the races air early Eastern time."

posted by beaverboard at 09:29 AM on January 15

Falcons Advance to NFC Championship

Always fun to see a safety scored. Some defenders make the correct overhead official's signal; others look like they're getting ready for their First Communion.

posted by beaverboard at 02:51 AM on January 15

Falcons Advance to NFC Championship

Community owned Packers threatening to derail possible upcoming Arthur Blank - Jerry Jones sideline posture fest.

posted by beaverboard at 02:47 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Falcons by 9
Patriots by 12 LOCK
Steelers by 6 LOCK
Cowboys by 4

QB: Rogers
Rushing: Bell
Receiving: D. Baldwin
Sack: Frank Clark

posted by beaverboard at 12:57 PM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Now I have a better understanding of Derrick Coleman. He played his entire pro career pretending he was in the UK.

posted by beaverboard at 05:54 PM on January 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In casually following the NFL coaching carousel each year, I can't recall a HC candidate being as prominently mentioned on as many teams' short lists as Vance Joseph. I don't think there was a team in need that didn't want to talk to him.

Congrats to the Broncos for landing him, and it's a great opportunity for him, given the unusual situation brought on by Kubiak's unfortunate retirement from a competitive and relevant team.

posted by beaverboard at 06:03 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Howard, I hope you took the opportunity to express your appreciation to the dental technician for skillfully working three of your tuscaloosa.

If you're not using the percocet or vicodin they gave you, I'll send you my mailing address. I have some very smooth small batch potato vodka I can swap with you. It's out in the snow at the moment. Makes a nice post-op swish.

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 AM on January 11

Jaguars Promote Doug Marrone, Make Tom Coughlin a VP

Hiring Coughlin is visionary thinking at its finest.

If the Jags make the playoffs and find themselves facing the Pats, they've got Belichick's supreme nemesis ready and waiting to help extend the curse.

If the NFL ever decides to adopt relegation and the Jags find themselves playing Notre Dame, having Coughlin on board will seem like a stroke of genius.

posted by beaverboard at 06:56 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I don't think Sarkisian called a bad game, but at this point, there are darned few places Kiffin can go in the SEC without an armed escort. He'll be blamed for the loss until Judgment Day. Much more so than Saban will be blamed for firing him.

I love the Clemson colors and overall look, but I wish their tiger paw logo was a bit more refined and less Flintstone-ish. It looks like something you'd find on the side of a promotional plastic drink cup at Hardee's. Or a bag of Iams.

posted by beaverboard at 03:09 PM on January 10

Packers, Steelers, Seahawks, Texans Advance

It's appropriate to assume that New England will easily handle Houston, but:

1) Osweiler managed to beat the Pats when he was a Bronco
2) The Texans have that defense
3) There's the O'Brien-Crennel factor
4) Teams looking for head coaches have been ramping up the lust for McDaniels and Patricia
5) Week 3 was a long time ago

If the Pats underperform on offense, there's a chance that the Texans could find a way to score just enough points to win.

Don't worry, I'm not taking that to Vegas. Just having a maybe moment.

posted by beaverboard at 09:19 PM on January 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The film says Grayson Allen looked to be up to his old tricks against Boston College.

Every now and then, I have a moment when I wish Maurice Lucas was still alive and had some college eligibility left. This is one of those moments.

posted by beaverboard at 10:04 PM on January 07