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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: September 17, 2014

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 2974 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

If it wasn't tough enough already to be associated with Rutgers and to be pained and embarrassed by one Rice after another, the university once again covered itself in scarlet glory this past weekend as the football team made its Big 10 debut against Penn State in front of a record home crowd.

Some fans felt compelled to wear shirts that read "Beat Ped State", forcing Rutgers AD Julie "The Shame Whisperer" Hermann to issue a public apology to address the widespread outcry against the tasteless display.

Add former coach Schiano's track record and reputation to the mix and it's no wonder that Robert Kraft's Patriots are always on the lookout for more players from the crucible of high character in Piscataway.

posted by beaverboard at 08:35 AM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

This week's exponent of Newton's Law: Chad Henne, who was his team's leading passer AND rusher today.

Package of fig cookies getting airdropped to Everbank Field.

posted by beaverboard at 06:10 PM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Practice safe socks
And don't smoke weed
Or you will be broke
And out of the league

posted by beaverboard at 09:16 AM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

If I have the chronology right, Goodell was frantically playing catchup when the league suspended Rice "indefinitely", since the Ravens had terminated his contract a short time before that.

Interesting that Goodell felt compelled to somehow appear decisive ASAP in this case, yet didn't move a muscle when the Patriots similarly terminated Hernandez, and still hasn't made a pronouncement on Hernandez' official league status as far as I know. Despite mounting evidence, three murder charges, and the passage of many months.

Part of me wants Goodell gone tonight, and part of me wants him to hang around just a bit longer, as I can't think of anyone better suited to preside over the eventual induction of Ray Lewis to the HOF.

posted by beaverboard at 09:15 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Awaiting a vote of confidence or two in Goodell from the likes of Snyder, Hunt, or Haslam, which should seal the deal.

posted by beaverboard at 08:36 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's because the broadcaster has already seen Tyson get his.

posted by beaverboard at 08:10 PM on September 10

Area Man Buys Bills for $1B

With Trump being outbid on this, one can imagine what the pricing will be like the next time a franchise that catches his eye becomes available.

posted by beaverboard at 08:28 PM on September 09

Sea of 49ers Red at Cowboys Stadium

It'll be interesting to see what the crowd looks like when the Saints and Texans come to town in the next few weeks.

posted by beaverboard at 11:42 AM on September 09

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

The league might as well answer the question of who knew what and when regarding this video, because either the media, law enforcement, or attorneys will have it reconstructed and spelled out before long.

Please, no one ask John Harbaugh for his thoughts on this. Heard enough from him already.

As popular and successful as the NFL still is, there are moments when I think that this league is not that far removed from going into a public perception tailspin that no amount of pink ribbons and shoes, shows of support for the military, and community service youth programs would be able to overcome.

posted by beaverboard at 03:24 PM on September 08

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

TMZ has put up enhanced camera footage of the Ray Rice fiance knockout filmed inside the elevator. It does not look good.

posted by beaverboard at 08:28 AM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That runback is in the Steelers special team playbook. It's called "Juke Jump deJong".

posted by beaverboard at 07:20 AM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

When a-fool-and-his-money Lou Gorman felt compelled to bring Danny Darwin to Boston and triple his salary, the press asked Darwin how he felt about his new contract.

His answer: "Now I can finally add another bathroom onto my parents' house, which I've been wanting to do for a long time".

He couldn't finance a north Texas bathroom on the 1.2 million he had earned the year before. What, he shopped for the fixtures in Saudi Arabia? They had to frack the backyard to put in the Jacuzzi?

posted by beaverboard at 10:22 PM on September 02

New Yorker: The Twilight of Baseball

Everyone in the shirtcocking crowd at Burning Man seemed to know who Greg Oden was.

posted by beaverboard at 09:20 PM on August 31

St. Louis Rams Release Michael Sam

I think the NFL should allow him to be assigned to each of Cleveland's opponents on a rotational basis so he can help run Manziel out of the league as quickly as possible.

posted by beaverboard at 06:39 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I'm pretty sure that the pitcher in the third graphic is Calvin Schiraldi.

posted by beaverboard at 06:25 PM on August 30