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Last visit: November 25, 2015

beaverboard has posted 15 links and 3578 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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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

Tiger Woods to be a Ryder Cup vice captain in 2016

I think the fact that it's a vice captaincy has to be taken into account.

posted by beaverboard at 10:20 AM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The thing that pissed me off the most about last night's Bills-Pats inadvertent whistle is how vigorously the damn thing was blown. It was a truly energetic and decisive major fuck up. If it had determined the outcome of the game, they'd be combing the reservoir this morning looking for the line judge.

Replays of Rex Ryan walking in front of the official looked like heist footage that was captured on a bank camera.

posted by beaverboard at 08:11 AM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Anyone wanting to hop down the manhole into the pit of human anguish and suffering as uniquely expressed by Philadelphians (it is their birthright) has only to visit some of the Eagles fans discussion boards on this gloomy evening.

Some people have a death wish. Chip Kelly seems to have a Division 1 wish. And there are surely lots of AD's interested in helping him fulfill it.

If Kelly had five shoulders, each one would have a whispering monkey perched on it.

Petrino: "You don't have to coach out the whole year"
Spurrier: "Aim to torment the same people you did before"
Saban: "When you get to Bala Cynwyd, keep heading west"
Butch Davis: "Don't stop in Ohio"
Lou Holtz: "Don't sshftopp in Fptmflwh-ptui (Indiana)"

posted by beaverboard at 10:43 PM on November 22

Meet Leroy Stolzfus, the Amish Marathoner

I'm guessing that when he says he trains at the F&M track he means Franklin and Marshall. A guy running around Lancaster in Amish garb all sweated up would honestly not raise many eyebrows.

My immediate question, which I'm still unclear about, was the footwear. Can't tell what he's wearing in the photo. Not sure what is permissible in that department. The right gear would be a real difference maker.

Wonder if Under Armor could fit him out with appropriate training wear, subbing out the fabrics to save weight and keeping the traditional appearance.

In terms of future possibilities...the first leg of a triathlon - now that might present a bit of a challenge.

posted by beaverboard at 09:30 PM on November 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Who knows what the hell will happen when Florida faces FSU. Florida had better be prepared. And hope that Jimbo is seeing Louisiana bayou dollar signs in his eyes when he takes the field.

Like many other athletic QB's with high potential both past and present, where Treon Harris suffers most is in the consistency department. If he's on his game, the Gators will be competitive, but his effectiveness is an X factor that can't be accounted for by in-week coaching and game planning alone.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on November 22

Baylor Takes College Football Belt from Oklahoma State

Not only did the third stringer come in and win what was a huge game, but the previously dinged up Stidham had already put up around 250 passing yards in the first half before having to come out. That's some awesome depth and continuity. It's remarkable how many top programs are not even half that deep at QB. (And how many teams with high powered offenses have placekickers who couldn't make a decent high school squad).

If both Baylor and OSU finish as one loss teams, they'll be in elite company right up near the top of the feeding trough. In yesterday's tuneups, Notre Dame served up one pre-holiday turnover after another vs BC and Florida barely beat FAU. They'll have trouble holding their rankings. Meanwhile, one loss North Carolina is way under ranked at 17.

Speaking of collegiate QB's, if I had a choice between peak form Tebow and peak form Chad Kelly, I would take Kelly in a heartbeat. He makes the plays that Tebow ran at Florida look painfully slow and methodical by comparison.

posted by beaverboard at 12:28 PM on November 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In the immortal words of Jack Warner, "how is it" that Florida hosting FAU at the Swamp are locked in a scoreless tie into the third quarter? Did the Gators dress only non-scholarship walk-ons with a GPA of 3.4 or better and no police record?

posted by beaverboard at 01:55 PM on November 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Looking at those badass shoes on a Saturday morning is reminding me that I need to get out there and aerate my lawn.

(Let's call it a yard. It is not emerald perfection. But it still needs air just as much as a regulation professional football does.)

posted by beaverboard at 09:13 AM on November 21

Jacksonville: The Happiest 4-6 Fans in the NFL

That was the missing Georgia-Florida ticketholder they've been trying to locate for a couple of weeks.

They musta honored his stub.

posted by beaverboard at 11:46 AM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Grum doesn't need an equal opportunity. Or an applicant's complementary kielbasa. He just needs about 10-15 minutes of their time. That should do it.

posted by beaverboard at 11:43 AM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Maybe UND should have let sporting alumni bid for the naming rights to the team. Then they could have ended up as the Commodores or Barons.

Or the Toewsers.

posted by beaverboard at 12:05 PM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Bortles looks like he was spray painted by Gert Frobe's henchmen.

posted by beaverboard at 08:49 PM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Andy Dalton's win rate in night games is something like 33%

Home field advantage might help the Bengals win a playoff game - a daytime game start more likely would.

posted by beaverboard at 05:14 PM on November 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore hath thy defense hitherto been?

Before the game, I was thinking that Romeo was all but done as Houston DC and that maybe O'Brien would go back to college ball. Now, who knows? They could win the duhvuhsion.

posted by beaverboard at 03:15 PM on November 17

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey in Huge UFC Upset

Rousey has apparently been dropped from the prospective Trump SEAL team roster.

posted by beaverboard at 09:40 PM on November 15