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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: October 20, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3958 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

Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series

The management are idiots for not going with the classic big red "C" on the caps instead of Wahoo.

I've seen shots of fans in the stands togged up like Wahoo and mimicking the giant grin. Not good.

I'm happy for Tito. I thought that when he took the Cleveland job, he was being sentenced to the same post-Boston purgatory that John McNamara went to back in the early 90's. I didn't expect a run this deep from this club.

posted by beaverboard at 11:17 AM on October 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Well they can't run any more services underground to the sidelines at Gillette. That's where all the compressed air and vacuum lines are. Along with escape tunnels for low level team personnel should investigators show up.

Gosh, I wish the insufferable Will McDonough was still alive - I can't believe we got all the way through the psi-fi of DefGoodellFlatusGate without him. Lord only knows what he would have had to say about it. Whatever it was, by his reckoning, it would have been the end-all gospel truth. Because he and no one else got it directly from Parcells.

posted by beaverboard at 06:48 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NoMich, with what Hurricane Matthew did to NC, I'm just glad you had a downstairs that was (I hope) unflooded and fit to spend time in.

My Cubs fanatic stepfather passed away in 2003 with the Cubs up 3-1 on the Marlins in the NLCS. I woke up on Oct 12 feeling sad that he would not get to see the Cubs finally go to the World Series.

A few days later, I gave thanks that he was spared the eventual crushing defeat. The condolence version of "sports is dumb and only dumb people like sports", at least for Cubs fans, is: "he's in a better place now".

posted by beaverboard at 11:59 AM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Can you move the SpoFi server out of the Ecuadorian Embassy?

There's rack space available in the closet at Platte River if that helps.

If tahoe isn't winning, the pick'em must be rigged.

Trying to think of a recent coaching job change that has incurred more overall negative flow than Hue Jackson's. Browns are 0-for-6 and all beat up, and the Bengals are struggling.

When Cleveland visits Cincy this Sunday, can Jackson just defect after the game and stay behind while the Browns board their chartered school buses for the 4 hr open window ride home on I-71?

posted by beaverboard at 02:48 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I started worrying about the Bills' potential to succeed when they canned their OC. Hard to know exactly how close Rex was to getting canned himself. And now look at 'em. I view them as a solid threat to win the division.

Also, I don't think I could pick against McCoy's Hallmark opportunity to send a greeting card to his former coach and banisher.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Last time I was in Chicago, I ordered a two egg omelet and out came a three egg omelet. I thanked the waitress for the extra generosity and she said that adding the third egg was standard procedure. No big deal. You order two eggs, they assume you really want three.

Not sure if this translates to apparel sizing or not. If I had to guess, I'd say that Chicago garments are sized under different guidelines than LA garments.

My late stepfather, who was a lifelong Cubs fanatic, would probably say: don't order a 1969 Cubs jersey. It'll shrink in the wash.

posted by beaverboard at 10:12 AM on October 14

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tonight's TNF game was the best Color Rush contest I've seen. Really love those Chargers unis.

I still don't care too much for all orange sets - the Denver players look like doses of pediatric strep throat medicine. But the Broncos brought out their old helmet logo, which was a great move. I never have liked the bottle opener horsehead logo that is now almost 20 years old.

posted by beaverboard at 11:59 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I think Matthews may turn out to be a rekindler.

posted by beaverboard at 09:56 PM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Proof that Russia hacked into MLB by mistake:

- The Giants lost an elimination playoff game
- The Cubs were the beneficiaries of a devastating late inning rally
- The Cubs did not lose three games in a row after only needing to win one more to advance

I'm requesting a commemorative boxed DVD set of Games 3 and 4 as a 2016 stocking stuffer.

Also requesting a video compilation of pitchers' at bats to send to the AL.

(I kind of wish the Cubs had tied the game in the ninth and gone on to lose in extra innings so there could be a Game 5 at Wrigley - just to see what the hell could possibly happen).

posted by beaverboard at 07:24 AM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Still hoping to see Goodell in a lively scrub set, stenciled up with Boston Traffic.

posted by beaverboard at 12:00 AM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Anyone wanting to light votive candles for the Red Sox on Columbus Day, St. Leonard's on the corner of Hanover and Prince Streets is the place to be.

posted by beaverboard at 11:07 AM on October 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If not broken, the thread is at the very least rougned for good.

posted by beaverboard at 08:28 AM on October 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hope you made it through the storm OK, rcade. And Gary and anyone else in its path.

posted by beaverboard at 11:16 AM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If NFC West and Pac 12 trends continue on their present courses, there's a case to be made for Chip Kelly going back to college ball sooner rather than later.

Angels sitting on Kelly's shoulder, whispering in his ear:

Spurrier: Go back to the conference you once dominated and make 'em suffer some more.

Petrino: You can leave the pros anytime you want. And you CAN go home again.

Rick Pitino: Polarize an entire region of the country and go coach your former school's bitter rival (Oregon State).

Pete Carroll: Don't go to a school with a manic, diagnosable fan base (LSU, Texas, Auburn, Penn State). Go to a place where you can have fun and enjoy yourself (USC).

Dabo Swinney: Get you a coordinator or Associate HC who can RECRUIT. (But you can't talk to Venables).

posted by beaverboard at 12:56 PM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

rcade, be safe up there on the Duval County line with the storm approaching. Hope you have adequate shelter and that the coastal areas aren't overwhelmed with the storm surge.

posted by beaverboard at 01:00 AM on October 07