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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: August 30, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3897 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 Tuesday Huddle

I clicked on the link when I got back in after a run to Home Depot.

The site asked me to answer two questions in order to access the article. They were both about homes and interiors.

I can't see the surveillance drone anywhere overhead, but it must be there somewhere.

posted by beaverboard at 03:00 PM on August 30

Raiders Stadium Backers To Las Vegas: Give Us $750 Million, Or Else

Why doesn't the league invite someone else to buy the team. If they want to maintain a certain level of unctuosity, there are a couple of Donalds that come to mind. Donald Sterling is one of them. With him, if he says he's got the dough, at least you know he really does.

posted by beaverboard at 09:33 AM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If a woman ever walks up to me in a bar and asks me if I believe in reincarnation, now I know what (one of) my answer(s) will be.

posted by beaverboard at 06:55 AM on August 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I always enjoy it when guys like Dak and Cardale slide into the draft on the back side and start making a difference at their first opportunity while the anointed marquee players like Goff und Wentz get all the pre-camp attention.

Jerreh probably could have snagged both Paxton and Dak if he'd a wanted to, and then he definitely would've had a situation on his hands.

Right now, Romo should be huddling up with Miss Missouri and his financial planners and deciding how much longer he wants to keep putting his body on the line.

I don't picture him taking a page from the Peyton playbook and telling the doctors "weld up the frame, send the fuel additives to my wife, and get me four more years of Baja Rally punishment".

posted by beaverboard at 08:09 AM on August 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Queen of the Nile Hope Solo has been suspended 6 months for her conduct in Rio and her USWNT contract was terminated.

Still rostered with the Seattle club though.

posted by beaverboard at 09:19 PM on August 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Also, who doesn't have a soft spot in their heart for full contact javelin?

Give me the stoic, the strong, the resolute...

posted by beaverboard at 09:06 AM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I guess I know who would not be starting a petition: my fellow creaky old men who risk life and limb playing ultimate frisbee every week at local parks and stadiums.

I am not a participant. I have more than enough options for loaning my body to medicine as it is. To the point where I won't be able to give it to science when the day comes.

posted by beaverboard at 08:37 AM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Although boxing not track, still wishing I could have seen Teofilo Stevenson try to get his fourth consecutive gold at the 84 Games. If not denied the chance by the Cuban boycott and he had won again, that would have been timelessly massive.

posted by beaverboard at 07:12 AM on August 19

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team

LeBron was on a sure track to buy in on a smart dollar basis until that idiot Ballmer overpaid for the Clips and jack-fucked the marketplace.

At a forced distress sale no less. Wonder how much less a level headed, value-oriented investor could have gotten that franchise for.

Between that deal and Magic's overpayment for McCourt's Dodgers, maybe I'll go out and try to be as questionable an individual as I can and cook up the funkiest personal problems possible and then see if I can sell my house for twice what it's worth.

First I have to transport it to L.A. That seems to be where the juiciest dumb deals go down.

posted by beaverboard at 03:16 PM on August 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If "Zlatan" is being used as a verb, "Usain" sure as hell ought to be a widespread adjective.

posted by beaverboard at 01:52 PM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle


Give an athlete a little clean water to compete in and look what happens.

posted by beaverboard at 10:39 AM on August 13

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal

Hope Solo is not the founder of ISIS. But we could say she was if we wanted to.

I want to watch a replay of the shootout to see what Dahlkvist might have done to freeze Solo during the clinching PK. Which was fitting as Solo had previously tried to ice the Swede with a glove change.

If someone got Coach Sundhage loosened up on Akvavit, it would be interesting to hear what she might have to say in all candor about her old pal Hope.

I personally found the Australia-Brazil match more compelling and was amazed that the Matildas were able to hold off the constant Brazilian danger for 120 minutes of field play. They stood tall. I don't think I've ever seen the Aussie women underachieve.

Figured that Australia had a good chance heading into the shootout with the way Williams had been playing in net.

posted by beaverboard at 10:23 AM on August 13

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That is awesome. Those blazers. The chyron operators must have been having a blast.

Wish the unis had been the classic late 60's / early 70's versions that were a big part of my youth.

When I saw Catfish and Reggie in NY pinstripes for the first time, it looked like they had left the Mardi Gras float and gotten jobs in a law office.

posted by beaverboard at 09:32 AM on August 11

Longtime ESPN Broadcaster John Saunders Dies

Terrible news.

posted by beaverboard at 02:28 PM on August 10