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beaverboard
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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: November 25, 2014

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 3037 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

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Bates Motel photo shoot featuring Brian Wilson is close to wrapping.

posted by beaverboard at 01:46 PM on November 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Looking at that gif over and over is rather trance-inducing. It's like watching tropical fish.

posted by beaverboard at 10:41 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Yug! goddam am a maddog guy.

Llamar: Uno - Ocho Cero Cero - Palindromo ahora.

posted by beaverboard at 06:10 PM on November 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

When I realized that I had no hope of ever being commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, I began to pin my hopes on landing an honorary appointment to the Boone's Farm Apple Corps.

First began drinking the stuff as an underage high school kid and thought it was a syrup-titious local potion. I had no idea it was made in giant vats on an industrial basis and was widely available. I assumed they were making it in the barn on the sly because I was drinking it in my darkened room on the sly. When I saw the first national ad campaign for the stuff I had stashed under my bed, I felt like my cover was blown. It was terribly unsettling. I wanted to visit the kindly Boone family at their bucolic farm to lament the loss of our little secret.

posted by beaverboard at 09:51 PM on November 21

Lisa Saxon, the woman who helped change sports writing forever.

I loved the late 60's and early 70's Oakland A's as a schoolboy, and was sad when the team began to be disassembled.

But in hindsight, the fact that someone of Reggie Jackson's character ended up playing for two owners like Finley and Steinbrenner is firm proof that there is a God.

posted by beaverboard at 12:32 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That is hysterical. Holy Mary and Sweet Saint Joseph.

posted by beaverboard at 09:20 AM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

2008 Lions uncorked the champagne at the conclusion of the Raiders-Chiefs game last night.

posted by beaverboard at 07:53 AM on November 21

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

The NFL is scrambling to move this weekend's Jets-Bills game due to the snow. They're looking at various stadiums as options, all in the US. Nothing about Canada. Maybe they're missing an opportunity there, even though the CFL playoffs are in progress.

Would it kill revenues for the upcoming Hamilton game if the Bills game went to Toronto either side of Sunday?

posted by beaverboard at 09:35 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bravo Ontario.

Christina Aguilera...Roseanne Barr...Josh Groban...Carl Lewis...Steven Tyler...

Your voices just took one hell of a beating.

(Apologies to Lillelien)

posted by beaverboard at 12:20 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Looked to me like an interception. He jumped the route. Footage of that takeaway is being sent to all NFC South secondaries to be used in meetings as a motivational tool. Cue the "U Can't Touch This" soundtrack.

posted by beaverboard at 08:00 PM on November 18

Penny-pinching, no more!

Kevin Bacon, fuggetaboudit. SpoFi rules. Loria to Holmes in just six posts.

posted by beaverboard at 09:41 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Speaking of photos, one can only hope that Brent Musburger doesn't see any stills or video of Charles Manson's 26 year old bride-to-be. He might feel compelled to transfer his flag from Miss Alabama.

posted by beaverboard at 09:29 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If "L'avion" is French for airplane, I guess that La'Veon is Yinzer for 18 wheeler.

Wish I cold have gone to Primanti Bros. last night to see if they were running a Roesthlisberger-Mettenberger special. Lord knows how unmanageable that sandwich would be.

posted by beaverboard at 07:15 AM on November 18

Penny-pinching, no more!

Dang, Howard has done won the literary reference wars this rainy evening.

Encountering Coleridge was where I found out that the word "soporific" had nothing to do with hygeine.

posted by beaverboard at 08:54 PM on November 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I thought they overworked Gray. Save him up a bit for the road ahead. I was surprised he, Brady and Gronk were still in there after the outcome had been decided. Wouldn't have wanted to miss seeing Gronk score that runaway freight TD, though.

posted by beaverboard at 01:15 AM on November 17