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beaverboard
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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: July 27, 2016

beaverboard has posted 16 links and 3871 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

Tommy, I think you've got good reason to be concerned about the Upton change, but if autocorrect happens to convert "Rim or Nutsack" into "Rick Santorum", then I would say you're in good shape.

Are you posting from the DNC server?

posted by beaverboard at 07:56 PM on July 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Chris "Scratch and Dent" Sale enacts his own version of garment rending.

Thereby doing a tremendous service to humanity. The Sox had to go to a Plan B and busted out their second ugliest throwback unis (the Beach Blanket ensembles). By that point, Sale was already out of the clubhouse and couldn't trash those as well.

This screws up opponents scouting reports. Now they'll have to factor in that Sale has added a mean cutter to his repertoire.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 PM on July 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's a Kessel at the vessel.

posted by beaverboard at 09:25 AM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Russian athletes are not going on the Pablo Cruise this summer.

posted by beaverboard at 09:24 AM on July 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Be sure to catch my speech at Quicken Loans Arena late tonight. Leading off with an original sports-related motivational thought that occurred to me out of the blue earlier today:

"If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough".

posted by beaverboard at 10:16 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

What a classic extended duel that was. The final putt was an awesome capstone.

A lot of golf dreamers would want to be part of something like that. One hombre would have been happy just getting to carry a bag.

posted by beaverboard at 03:09 PM on July 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The people of Nebraska really ought to make Beef Johnston an honorary Cornhusker.

Oklahoma could loan Jimmy Walker to England in return.

posted by beaverboard at 09:48 PM on July 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Slooow newz...that's why it was announced yesterday that Tom Brady's latest petition to have the deflation case heard by a full panel of judges has been denied and the 4 game suspension stands. Wham, bam, bing, bang, boo...

What, nobody cares about that anymore?

OK, how about the rumor claiming that Garoppolo is being fitted with hidden bionic limb enhancements in a secret underground triage center? And that he's being force fed from the McDaniels Dollar Menu three times a day.

The needle's still not moving? Well, how about those bold new Buffalo helmets and uniforms? Bound to strike fear and consternation into the hearts of any opponent. Oh...that's the...University of Buffalo. Never mind.

posted by beaverboard at 02:37 PM on July 14

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender

Hearty congrats to the winner.

A feature film about the contest is in the works, to be entitled: Bender Like Pick' Em

posted by beaverboard at 10:19 PM on July 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I missed it. Were they the old brown and yellow McBurger and mustard unis?

Haven't seen an All Star game in a while. Hoping to watch tonight because I love that park and I also want to see whether Bumgarner will be pitching the clinching game of the World Series at home or away.

posted by beaverboard at 04:26 PM on July 12

Tim Duncan announces retirement

I didn't realize it was that many NBA drafts ago that Rick Pitino threw his rosary in the trash can. Where does the time go?

posted by beaverboard at 11:18 AM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Deschamps screwed up by having France go hard the first portion of the match despite the scant recovery time they had after the exhausting meeting with Germany. That used up a lot of what precious energy they had in their legs. When they couldn't get an early goal from the effort, they were less than their usual selves the rest of the way.

posted by beaverboard at 07:03 PM on July 10

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Andy Murray provides Briumph at Wimbledon to help lessen the sting of recent Brefeats.

Now on to Sunday Breverages.

posted by beaverboard at 12:39 PM on July 10

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

The contest should stop now and declare a victor. You can send smoke up the spindly stove pipe anytime you want, I suppose.

You can also decide if it will be white or black.

However, if you continue to prevail in these contests, you'll probably end up being summoned by the AG and Director Comey for briefings on the Hill.

posted by beaverboard at 12:09 PM on July 09

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final

Bothered that Portugal have an extra day of rest. 3 draws to squeak into the knockout round. Hmph. Go Bleus.

Fond memories of host France prevailing in a Sunday final against an indifferent Portuguese speaking team in the 98 WC. Hoping for more of the same.

posted by beaverboard at 03:12 PM on July 08