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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: October 09, 2015

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 3504 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 Thursday Huddle

Belichick just heard of butt dialing, wanted to know how it works, called Kanye to find out. Figured someone in his household was bound to know.

Always thinking ahead to possible in-game deployment of the latest technological innovations.

posted by beaverboard at 11:17 AM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Uh, oh. I haven't seen Lebowski. Nor many other popular cultural milestones. Which I won't list, because I guess these severe shortcomings are disturbing to some.

Also have not been inside a major league pro sports facility since 1986 and have never tried to get anyone's autograph. Never wagered, collected baseball cards, or played any video games, and have no idea how fantasy sports works. Yikes. I'm screwed.

I guess I follow sports because the only other place that currently interests me where wild, heroic shit occurs that stretches the boundaries of credibility is Airplane Repo.

I've tried to spend more time improving myself by watching public television, but if I want to learn about deeply flawed human beings, Douglas MacArthur can't touch George Steinbrenner.

posted by beaverboard at 05:37 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

When the Pope was here, he should have made MLB extend the Cubs-Pirates matchup to at least a 5 game set. This ain't right.

posted by beaverboard at 08:09 AM on October 07

How Do You Find Live Sports on TV?

I used to watch sports online because my cable service got so few channels. Finding live events was a bit of an adventure that was constantly changing.

I'd find a live stream from some sketchy source in eastern Europe or elsewhere with poor transmission quality or tiny screen size, or I'd get malicious website warning pop ups. And tons of online wagering ads.

Live stream online access has much less of a frontier feel to it now. I watched most of the 2014 World Cup on an old refurb laptop that didn't have a ton of other stuff running on it.

These days, I have more TV channels and I set the remote to "Guide" function and scroll through what's on, up to about channel 300. If I come across an event in progress that interests me, I check it out.

I don't have gear to record events with, and I don't plan my time around TV viewing, so it's whatever happens to be on when I have time to watch.

So a sidebar would be a huge plus that I would definitely use.

If there were listings for rebroadcasts, I would check those out as well. Sometimes MLS will replay the same match several times over the course of a few days.

posted by beaverboard at 09:24 PM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

The Jags darn near handed the Colts a signature loss and are on track to being kings of the Sunshine State this year. Who knew?

posted by beaverboard at 12:45 PM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Plus, if the practice squad guys get in Tannehill's face, he's got backup.

The missus never misses.

posted by beaverboard at 12:40 PM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

I can picture Stephen Ross reading about Matt Williams getting fired and saying to himself, "Hey we have a guy who looks just like that. Why not?"

posted by beaverboard at 12:28 PM on October 05

If Quebec builds a stadium, will the Nordiques come?

Is there a group that holds the Nordiques name and colors, brand imaging, etc.?

It would be great to see a new Quebec jersey that kept the fleur de lis but omitted the elephant zamboni logo on the front. Winnipeg did such a knockout job with the new Jets look, could Quebec do as well as that?

Don't want to derail the topic by changing sports but also have wondered why the CFL might not want to add a fifth East team in Quebec to balance the league's divisions.

Hope they can get both hockey and football.

posted by beaverboard at 10:29 AM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

One if by land, two if by sea...

The Jets are bringing 350 rolls of toilet paper with them to England for their upcoming game against the Dolphins. replace the thinner version used in England.

"Some may say that's a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn't really cost that much, so why not?" Degerness said. "We're basically trying to replicate everything that we're doing here over there."

The men of Bowles are expected to venture forth and go boldly where other travelers have failed to go. For a 53 man roster, the paper supply works out to roughly 2 1/2 rolls per man per day for the amount of time they'll be on British soil.

The fabled London sewers, immortalized in legend and threatened by various calamities over the centuries, may now be facing their most daunting challenge.

posted by beaverboard at 08:58 AM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If one must be reincarnated as an inanimate object, rather than preside for many decades as a majestic building, far better to live a short but satisfying life as a humble Iberian stadium baguette, sweetly created, widely desired, occasionally nibbled, firmly grasped.

posted by beaverboard at 08:03 AM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If MLB just let the teams keep playing for another week and a half, the suddenly Godzilla Red Sox would help settle the situation.

Meanwhile the Giants are heading into the offseason perfectly positioned to continue their "every other year" title pursuit strategy.

posted by beaverboard at 12:49 AM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Go Astros.

Currently tied in the 6th against Seattle, we have a major retail at-bat in progress, with Fields pitching to K Marte.

posted by beaverboard at 12:39 AM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I used to look at Marv Levy on the Bills sideline with winter approaching, and between the lack of hot air and the frailness of frame, the prospect of hypothermia was a real concern.

I'm relieved not to be burdened by those worries any longer.

posted by beaverboard at 01:59 PM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

If someone wanted to piss off the Busch family, they could have the Cards' clubhouse celebration fueled by an alternate supplier.

posted by beaverboard at 11:06 AM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

We've been taught to stare directly at Patriots surveillance services personnel and their camera equipment without expressing outward emotion, as though we have nothing to say and nothing to hide. None of us want to be brought down to the lower level for questioning.

In 2013, one guy in my section began doing what he thought were clever fake defensive signals as the cameras swung around. His seat has been empty since the Saints game. No word from the team on his whereabouts. We're still trying to confirm his location and condition.

posted by beaverboard at 08:52 AM on September 29