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Last visit: August 19, 2017

beaverboard has posted 17 links and 4245 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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111 NFL Brains Examined By Neuropathologist: All but one were found to have CTE.

posted by beaverboard to football at 12:24 PM on July 25 - 5 comments

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Kessel is on a two year Stanley Cup Holy Communion process.

Last year it was the wine (champagne, which his mother or grandmother chugged right out of the Cup)

This year it's the bread (with some non-Biblical components added).

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The sequence of events as they happened:

1) Jerry Jones says he doesn't expect Elliott to get suspended.

2) Jones gets inducted into Pro Football HOF the following day

3) Vince Wilfork leaves Texas, heads to Foxboro, retires as a Patriot

3) Goodell makes his first appearance in Foxboro since the deflate game the following day. Spends time with Kraft up in the owner's box.

4) Elliott gets suspended the following day

It's all there. We just have to dive deeper, find the patterns, and connect the dots.

No one has even begun to figure out how Umbrella Man and Babushka Lady figure into all this.

posted by beaverboard at 07:14 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I revisited that cricket boudoir clip. It almost looks like the carnal version of Fly Emirates International Business Class.

All the homforts of come.

posted by beaverboard at 05:17 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle


Why is the president vacationing in New Jersey?

posted by beaverboard at 07:46 PM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Dancing with the jewels.

posted by beaverboard at 10:46 AM on August 05

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

Damn, you are totally correct.

I should have fact checked, but under the current circumstances, I think I have fact check fatigue. It's all anyone seems to be doing.

I used to think that the producers in the truck would show Davie on the sideline just to get Musburger jacked up, which was guaranteed to happen.

"Now there's Bob Davie, one of the brightest young minds in the coaching profession. Some say he could be the next head coach in South Bend when Coach Holtz decides to hang 'em up..."

I don't know whether Holtz ever saw or knew about these tender moments, but I'm pretty sure that's when he started spitting all over people whenever he spoke.

Watching Lou Holtz speak is like video taping somebody eating corn on the cob and then playing it backwards.

posted by beaverboard at 12:09 PM on August 04

Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian Dies at 94

Truly the gold standard, and the problem at ND is that they began to think that it was the aura of their sanctified program that ensured the glory that was rightfully theirs. They've had a lot of other people give the job a shot and none since Coach Parseghian have met that standard.

I must say I've always felt bad for Dan Devine. There was no way he was going to get a fair shake following Parseghian, and Irish fans made his life miserable at times. It was almost preordained that he wouldn't be able to measure up. The bums in South Bend didn't realize how good they had it with him until after he was gone.

Then they got their just reward. Gerry Faust. Serves 'em right.

Parseghian was most fortunate in that he coached in an era before Brent Musburger began his orgasmic tenure as Notre Dame Fawner-in-Chief. Musburger spent untold hours of airtime enraptured in breathless wonder at the likes of Offensive Coordinator Bob Davie and game changing boy genius Ron Powlus. Brent spent what seemed like a decade verbally grooming Davie for the top job at every opportunity.

At one point, becoming the object of Musburger's affection was a surefire path to underwhelming mediocrity and widespread disillusionment among the faithful. Musburger almost had to be hosed down and sedated during Powlus' first start; the Irish obliged by struggling to beat Northwestern, who were strictly doormats at the time. It was a foretaste of what was to come.

posted by beaverboard at 05:42 PM on August 03

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring

I was at a relative's 80th birthday at a banquet facility. She was in great health at the time and ready to party all night. Open bar at sunset, grandsons with laptops doing DJ duty.

Around 10, the staff switched to cash bar status to finish out the night. A half hour later, an announcement came from the DJ's. "OK Grandma, this is the moment!" Out come the pink Sox hats and she and her fellow elders got right into a conga line as Sweet Caroline began blasting through the room.

I headed directly for the bar. The bartenders saw me coming. I started fumbling in my pocket for some money, and they waved me off and handed me a large comp beverage. "No worries, sir. We understand."

posted by beaverboard at 01:20 PM on August 03

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring

Goodman wrote at least two Cubs songs...

posted by beaverboard at 07:34 PM on August 02

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring

If Steve Goodman were still alive, they would have to consider giving him one.

posted by beaverboard at 09:09 AM on August 02

Cubs Give Steve Bartman a World Series Ring

Moises to followers: the red "C" has been Barted.

posted by beaverboard at 04:19 PM on July 31

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Thus far, the rookie QB's Trubisky and Mahomes appear to be separated by an inverse distance far greater than eight draft slots.

posted by beaverboard at 12:30 PM on July 31

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

From a Yahoo Sports article on Leonard "Not Skynyrd" Fournette's Jacksonville training camp weight, this cherce morsel from the top cat:

Last month, when head coach Doug Marrone was asked how many times quarterback Blake Bortles would ideally throw in a game, he said "Zero."

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 PM on July 27

111 NFL Brains Examined By Neuropathologist

John Urschel has decided to retire so he can pursue an advanced degree. Not just any advanced degree either. Hopefully, he's getting out soon enough.

posted by beaverboard at 01:46 PM on July 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Sadly, he is no longer a 1 percenter. All the lucrative SpoFi banner ads for single Filipino women that were once so bountiful are gone from my page loads, poof, vanished. There goes the revenue stream. It is as though Tebow or Pence took charge of the monetization program and wrung the carnal intrigue right out of it.

These days, if I want to have any interaction whatsoever with women from the Philippines, I have to call ExxonMobil customer service.

posted by beaverboard at 10:03 PM on July 26