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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: June 25, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3832 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

After the selections of Yabusele from France and Zizic from Croatia, I heard one unhappy soul remark that at least they could have tried to draft someone whose name he could pronounce

After the deals and picks they made last night, when the Sacramento Kings go to an up tempo offense, they'll need an auctioneer to call the play by play.

posted by beaverboard at 07:10 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

the potential impact of Brexit on British soccer

First up will be England's uninspired play against Iceland on Monday being put down to the value of the player contracts being worth a fraction of what they were yesterday afternoon.

Of course, for cutting edge insights on all this, as always, we need only look to the online juggernaut that Marissa Mayer hath raised from the rubble of irrelevance.

Yahoo Finance describes Brexit as:

"a sharp rebuke for globalism, which has been a decade-long trend since World War II"

posted by beaverboard at 06:57 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I guess Bogdan Bogdanovic is more or less the Slavic equivalent of God Shammgod.

posted by beaverboard at 09:54 AM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Just England's luck to be given the final match in the round of 16 UEFA Euro schedule.

By Monday night, the value of their per diem meal vouchers might not buy them a Bioburger and frites.

posted by beaverboard at 07:47 AM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I know several fabulous Italian-Irish women and they are so conflicted right now. I can't talk to them about football. I'll have to find something else.

posted by beaverboard at 06:28 PM on June 23

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

If rcade ever wins one of these Pick'Ems, that's when we get trolled by a member of the Bulger family.

(Whitey won the Mass. State Lottery while his brother was President of the State Senate).

posted by beaverboard at 12:22 PM on June 23

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

Vanna will sell you a "r" at a reasonable price. Unless you want to stick with Leboned.

posted by beaverboard at 12:16 PM on June 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I guess it's part of God's plan for former Iowa State coaches to preside over disintegrating Bulls teams.

posted by beaverboard at 04:11 PM on June 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I had to stop watching the Copa. Romero has had more of the ball than Bradley, courtesy of all the picnic touches furnished by his backline.

As an alternative, I should mention that TCM is concurrently showing a mid-40's film that features the nimble and resourceful Fred Astaire fending for himself and holding his own in, you guessed it, Argentina. At least someone from our continent is up to the task.

Fortunately, I was able to see a portion of a worthy Euro match in the afternoon so I didn't have to go the whole day without encountering quality football.

Croatia is a beautiful city. The team is living proof that persistic is rewarded. And they have younger legs than the Spanish.

posted by beaverboard at 11:09 PM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Or also could put a few bucks down on teams that have a mega star and make a mid-season coaching change.

posted by beaverboard at 10:10 AM on June 20

LeBron Brings a Championship to Cleveland

Ty Lue after Game 4, heading back to Oakland for Game 5 down 3-1: "If you don't think you can win, don't get on the plane".

Steve Kerr after Game 5: "I still like our position a lot better than theirs".

That's what told me that Cleveland had a legitimate shot at doing this.

Barbosa and Varejao now have to regroup and go get ready to play host at the turbulent, insolvent, effluent Olympics. Varejao gets some sort of Dantley award for being traded out from underneath the title.

Crying Jordan meme, take the rest of the summer off. There's a new sheriff in town.

posted by beaverboard at 08:43 AM on June 20

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

The NHL in Vegas...if the area Chamber of Commerce had anything to say about it, hockey fan Charles Barkley would be awarded an honorary minority ownership stake in the franchise. In recognition of his long standing support of the local economy.

When they put together the team's operational budget, they'll need to factor in armed guards to defend the ice surface against foragers after Lake Mead runs dry.

posted by beaverboard at 07:27 AM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Shame on the Cavs for busting out those comic book junior high road unis. Looked like they were designed by Rik Smits.

16 Robins; no Batman.

(Well, credit where credit is due: two heroes; no capes).

posted by beaverboard at 10:06 AM on June 14

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

Bravo Pens. I feel badly for the unfortunate timing of their victory, which has caused them to be pushed far from the limelight by major concurrent tragic events.

That is completely understandable, but it's absurd that the Penguins have also been eclipsed by the Draymond - LeBron episode in the Sports section. That sort of bark mulching should never be the top story when there is excellence to cover.

posted by beaverboard at 04:55 PM on June 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Draymond the Dong Fu master is learning fractured Latin the hard flagrante le-dic-to.

posted by beaverboard at 07:06 AM on June 13