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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: March 30, 2017

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 4138 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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 Wednesday Huddle

Jamie Dixon's move from Pitt to TCU is paying worthy dividends thus far. He has a former 21 loss team playing for the NIT title in his first year back in Fort Worth.

posted by beaverboard at 08:56 AM on March 29

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I guess the Soldier Field corollary to "Let the sea set you free" is "That there lake will make you quake".

posted by beaverboard at 05:58 PM on March 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

This photo is now available in an enhanced commemorative framed edition that makes a very attractive gift. It has a brass plaque that is engraved with the inscription:

"I'm not going in, Coach"

posted by beaverboard at 05:55 PM on March 28

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

Team laundry shouldn't be a problem. There are people in Vegas who can get stains out of almost anything.

posted by beaverboard at 11:31 AM on March 28

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

I don't know where they're going to find any cheerleaders.

posted by beaverboard at 10:56 PM on March 27

NFL team owners approve Raiders' move to Vegas

With a coach such as Jack Del Desierto, anything is possible.

posted by beaverboard at 06:05 PM on March 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Heels, Cocks, Zags, and Ducks

(I know..that thought occurred to me too)

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 PM on March 26

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

As a grad of an "Original 8" ACC school, and with a wistful sense of irony*, I humbly welcome you to the damn-near-half-SEC Elite Eight.

*South Carolina left the ACC in 1971 which is something I still regret. (Also sad that Maryland left.)

But at least in the annals of the ACC, there's a time period we can refer to as "pre-Boeheim". I take a certain measure of comfort and solace in that.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on March 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Georgia Tech knows how to ruin a good alphabet party, as they join UCF, TCU, and CSUB in the NIT Final Four.

posted by beaverboard at 08:16 AM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Durable sports records dep't.:

Antonio Cromartie's OBP.

12 kids, the last two designated BAV*

(*Boinked After Vasectomy)

posted by beaverboard at 12:39 PM on March 23

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

This decree just in from his majesty Greg Oden:


posted by beaverboard at 12:03 PM on March 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

True: Two Blue Duke Two Seeds Get Boot.

posted by beaverboard at 10:52 PM on March 20

Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike

I enjoy watching the women's game because it's well scaled to the size of the rink. There's more of a sense of space involved, which allows for more passing, playmaking, and possession. The male skaters have become bigger, faster, and more fit than they were in the late 1960's when I first got to see NHL hockey. The rink seems too small and claustrophobic now. Any space that is created is closed off instantly. The flow of the men's game has gotten chopped up into a series of dizzying micro moments.

I am stunned by the reflexes, skill, and athleticism that happen in those micro moments when the broadcasters slow the action down on instant replay and you can see what happened in detail. But purely on a space and flow basis, I enjoy watching penalty killing and power plays and 4 on 4 action more than I do full strength men's hockey.

posted by beaverboard at 01:59 PM on March 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When Westbrook gets a night off, does it include a drip line?

posted by beaverboard at 09:54 PM on March 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I want Bill Raftery to continue trademarking as many of his "famous" phrases as he can.

The less chance anyone else has to use them, the better. One guy like that is bad enough.

Although I do think that if a sultry, nefarious female agent in a spy film were to purr in heavily accented English: "Onions, with a kiss", she should not have to pay a usage rights fee.

posted by beaverboard at 04:38 PM on March 17