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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 01, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3774 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

If Myles Jack's knee is fixable and can be made roadworthy, the Jaguars are doing this draft and are going to be competitive. If they and the Falcons keep trending in the directions they have been, Jacksonville is going to take charge of the regional fan base.

Now I want 'em to go back to the old black helmets so they don't look like an airbrushed college team.

posted by beaverboard at 09:08 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Let's see...Laremy Tunsil:

You let someone record you enjoying the smoke-filled chamber.

You weren't tight with your account passwords.

Errors of judgment happen. These ended up costing Tunsil around 8 million dollars last night.

Then there's what the fellas had hanging on the wall in the background during the bong video. Yep, it's a common item in and around Oxford, but still...

If you're going to hit it out of the park, make sure you fuck all the bases.

(And #78, there's more fun in store. Chris Berman is just getting started dicking around with your name - both of them. He's thinking: somebody loves me; what fertile material.)

posted by beaverboard at 01:49 PM on April 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I am almost cranking out another A-Fib episode reading that twitter.

"The goalie just said fuck it and left?"

Where's the metoprolol? I'm uppin' it.

The only thing wrong is he's probably not Canadian. Without a team of their own in the playoffs, Canadian viewership has been down as much as 60%. Can't continue like that.

posted by beaverboard at 08:48 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

First Cowherd, then Tirico, now this. Where will it end?

One more and we can pick out a mountainside in South Dakota and start chiseling away.

(It can't be Stephen A. or some sort of natural fracking event will take place).

posted by beaverboard at 04:39 PM on April 26

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

- No Patriots picks appear on stage during the draft when they are selected.

- A Brady-free preseason. Assemble a dollar store skill group just to play the preseason games. The starting backfield: Tebow, Manziel, and Jamarcus Russell. All 3 on the field at the same time, taking turns doing different things. Timcat, Johncat, Jamcat. Dress Russell in the #12 jersey. (Pats will need Jerry Jones' Hardy-earned wisdom on getting the charges against Manziel put on hold or dismissed).

- Dare Goodell to suspend Manziel for more than 2 games if he's eventually found guilty of domestic abuse.

- The rest of the preseason squad: the bottom of the depth chart exclusively. Put late 18th century keywords on the backs of their jerseys instead of their names. Such as "Outrage", "Dominion", and "Rebellion". Jersey numbers 1 and 2 would read "By Land" and "By Sea" respectively.

- During the regular season, the Pats play 5 of the 8 member teams of the NFL Competition Committee. Prepare extra hard for those games and proceed to scorch some earth.

(The Pats also play the Giants, a Comp Committee member team, during the preseason, but no need to go charging after them full bore, as Kraft will at some point need to depend critically on Mara when the time comes to clamp the tourniquet on Goodell's middle leg.)

posted by beaverboard at 12:22 PM on April 26

Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension Reinstated for DeflateGate

Interesting timing.

If this decision had come down earlier, perhaps there would have been some negotiating opportunities that involved a discussion of the draft picks. But not three days before the draft.

posted by beaverboard at 02:21 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Bobby Knight is set to join fellow sports personalities Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman, Hulk Hogan, John Daly, Jesse Ventura, Mike Ditka, Terrell Owens, Richie Incognito, Pete Rose, Latrell Sprewell, and John Rocker on the Trump campaign bandwagon.

No word on the leanings of other figures considered to be natural fits such as Romanowski.

Not seizing the opportunity to hop on board and complete the lineup are luminaries such as Metta World Peace, Chad Johnson, and Schilling.

To help lend a sense of balance, there's also a less colorful group of Donaldine athletic supporters that places a higher emphasis on functionality known as the Double Take Division that includes Clay Buchholz and the Foxboro troika of Belichick, Kraft, and Brady. Municipal water samples from eastern Massachusetts are currently on their way to an independent lab for testing.

Serving as a bridge between the two groups is bobsledder and Viking legend Herschel Walker.

posted by beaverboard at 11:06 AM on April 25

The Secret History of Tiger Woods

Still working on it as a carryover from last night, but well worth it.

Woods I think would appreciate Thompson's length off the tee and ability to keep the ball in the fairway.

posted by beaverboard at 09:30 AM on April 24

ESPN Fires Curt Schilling for Anti-Transgender Post

I hear that Kelly Ripa's looking for a co-host.

posted by beaverboard at 01:30 AM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Cleveland Browns have traded their #2 pick to the Eagles for what seems at first glance like another tidy haul. Have to go see how it stacks up against what the Titans got for the top pick.

Does anyone have a cumulative tally of the trading cost/value embedded in this year's top 2 picks?

Coverage of the NFL Draft now encompasses so many weeks of the annual calendar that it has become a season unto itself. Teams could embark on a "tank and trade" strategy, whereby they suck in the fall but are the talk of the town and lords of all they survey in the spring.

posted by beaverboard at 05:45 PM on April 20

Giants' John Mara: NFL May Dump Kickoffs

"We're not at the point where we want to take the kickoff out of the game completely..."

But in general, the greater the number of kicking plays involving the Giants that we can do away with, the better.

posted by beaverboard at 04:36 PM on April 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I have no hope that Philly fans will ever improve their conduct.

But I have to say, when the Flyers first came into the league, I could not believe how fast the team took on a character and bonded with the character of the city and its fans. It was unreal.

They seemed to go from being an expansion team to a beloved badass team virtually overnight. I can't think of another new team in my lifetime that locked in such a deeply rooted and logical identity and generated such a massive amount of local pride so quickly after being created.

posted by beaverboard at 04:15 PM on April 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I thought Pacman Jones had moved to Cincinnati.

posted by beaverboard at 01:39 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Google is trifling with my annoyance meter. When I type "MLB standings" into their search bar, a set of divisional tables pops right up and lists the teams simply by their names: Braves, Tigers, Padres, etc.

Until you get to the AL West, where you find that one team in all of baseball has been accorded enhanced status: Angels of Anaheim.

To distinguish them from the angels of death and mercy, I suppose.

Maybe google could do this for other teams that also ought to be singled out to avoid being confused with the Pirates of Penzance, Rays of Light, Royals of Sandringham, Cardinals of Rome, Rockies of Balboa, or Twins of Full House.

posted by beaverboard at 12:23 AM on April 18

NBA Approves Advertising on Uniforms

Well, we had a spirited knife discussion at one point. Some of the women were a bit too young or culturally uninformed to understand that "Bobbitt" was not only a last name but now also a verb.

A few weeks ago, I stressed to the crew that it would serve no worthwhile purpose for me to be injured by sharp objects, as I would then have to tell the Trump campaign that I had blood coming out of my "wherever".

Follow up banter revolved around online searches for suppliers of Kevlar kitchen aprons, etc.

posted by beaverboard at 12:32 PM on April 16