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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: July 22, 2014

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 2929 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

As if LeBron's return wasn't enough to cement Cleveland's status as the national sports epicenter, it is now being reported that Johnny Manziel is the current king of NFL merchandise.

I feel the need to balance things out a bit, so I'm off to build a bigger swag shrine to my man Hoyer.

posted by beaverboard at 08:56 AM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Rcade is currently grappling with how to tell Jerry Jones that there's a new sharif in town.

posted by beaverboard at 03:19 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Riquelme withheld himself from competing with different teams on different occasions for reasons less critical than life, death, or national honor.

posted by beaverboard at 01:57 PM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

When a headline link mentioned that a member of the WC champ German team was retiring from international competition, I was hoping it wouldn't be Lahm.

But it is.

posted by beaverboard at 10:59 AM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Or wear number 13 and play third bass for the Yankees...

posted by beaverboard at 06:29 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

She's got a lot of options. She could switch her gender identity and change her name to Transaxelle.

posted by beaverboard at 12:31 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Rickie Fowler has a multi-step plan for contending at the British Open.

Step One: Procure Day 3 golfing attire from Tom Watson's closet.

Step Two: Put on your best Lee Van Cleef face.

posted by beaverboard at 03:17 PM on July 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

What are they Espys?

I'm not entirely sure, but I know they're alidocious.

posted by beaverboard at 10:34 PM on July 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

He's wanted to be a HC for a while. There's no gig somewhere?

What happened to his jazz record label?

Or he could get back in the flight sim and start working on moving on up out of that co-pilot's chair.

posted by beaverboard at 09:47 AM on July 15

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

I hope that this story inspires pro athletes everywhere to return to their roots.

Actually, not really. I just hope it inspires Pierzynski to sign with the Yankees.

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 AM on July 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In Chevrolet terms, driving a Monte Carlo and wishing it were an El Camino.

posted by beaverboard at 09:36 AM on July 12

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

This doesn't seem to get mentioned much, but when the Cavs retired Ilgauskas' number earlier this year, that might have made an impression on LeBron. See the family, feel the love. Everyone in Cleve digs the Translucent One.

Dammit, I wish people would quit calling him LBJ. There isn't but one of those, for better and for worse. Anyone who follows along after needs to come up with a moniker of their own. Cain't Lynda Bird and Luci Baines trademark the daggone initials?

posted by beaverboard at 05:38 PM on July 11

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

Snippets from the Vault of the Vilified:

In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.
- LeBron

I don't like it when people promise me things, I like to earn it - this is what I value.
- Diego Costa

posted by beaverboard at 04:17 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ozzy Osbourne has a meeting scheduled with the Mayor of Toronto.

posted by beaverboard at 03:07 PM on July 09

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

That is my concern. It caused me to have an Oliver Stone follow-the-money moment. Silva had to know he was going to get booked for doing it.

Not a bit of protest from him or anyone else over the call. He just matter of factly headed back up the field. And didn't look at or speak to any of his teammates. Nor did he look devastated over making such a foolish, avoidable mistake that carried such huge consequences.

I would have considered fatigue as a factor causing unintentional contact with the match being past the 60th minute, were it not for the amount of effort Silva put into the interference.

posted by beaverboard at 02:37 PM on July 09