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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 22, 2018

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4576 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Fools Rush In Where Scots and Augusta Members Fear To Tread: Notes and wanderings from the Waste Management Phoenix Open

posted by beaverboard to golf at 10:19 AM on February 28 - 1 comment

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I know that Andrew Luck's shoulder is what the Colts are concerned about, but check out the pinkie finger on his throwing hand in this photo. That thing looks like it got run over by an earth mover.

posted by beaverboard at 09:49 AM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Howard also attends Bruins games, so his membership in the billionaires club should not be in doubt for one second.

His main problem right now is that the superyacht he had built is too tall to pass under the local bridges, so he has to keep it berthed at the Portsmouth Naval Yard and can't cruise up the Piscataqua River.

But keep in mind that he is also a baseball umpire, and in that vocation, there are many loudmouths in the stands who routinely advise him to "stick it up the Piscataqua", so that more or less balances things out.

posted by beaverboard at 04:41 PM on May 21

Vegas Golden Knights Advance to Stanley Cup Final

If they end up playing the Lightning, it could end up being the Cup Finals with the hottest ambient temps ever. I think Vegas is already well up in the 90's during the day, but at least they don't have the humidity to go with it. And they apparently have a helluva HVAC system in the building.

Heck, even DC gets hot as hell this time of year. And humid, but nothing like Tampa.

I remember the complaints about soft ice in the corners the year that Dallas won the Cup. Were there similar issues in years since when other warm weather teams were in the Finals?

posted by beaverboard at 08:10 AM on May 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Just tell him: "I'ma kiel you, basa".

posted by beaverboard at 08:00 AM on May 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Messi has a huge protective dog named after a stocky Brazilian forward and is good friends with Luis Suarez. Little wonder the press leaves him alone. Pick a mandible and pray for mercy.

posted by beaverboard at 01:42 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Man, I can't even handle my groceries the way that Byfuglien took charge of those two dudes.

I'd be pleased to see the Jets and Lightning in the Cup final. We already have enough of a Las Vegas / Washington vibe wafting through daily life at the moment.

posted by beaverboard at 04:10 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

There's a place in Philly fandom for someone with Ufez' skills.

And no better time to hop on the bandwagon, with the Eagles now champs, Flyers back in the playoffs, Sixers rising, and Phillies a half game out of first place.

posted by beaverboard at 10:04 PM on May 16

The World's Oldest Basketball Court is in Canada

I guess that's where the baseboard jumper originated.

I like the idea of having iron pillars as on-court obstructions. If you're wondering what the game would look like if pillars were installed, just watch footage of the Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals.

posted by beaverboard at 04:01 PM on May 16

Steelers Minority Owner Set to Buy Carolina Panthers

Tepper has stockpiled some verbal ammo, but Trump has what could be a multi-capacity all-purpose weapon: "Get that son of a bitch off the field...".

posted by beaverboard at 01:44 PM on May 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It was different during the ML Carr regime, when the biggest hubbub in the building was caused by the presence of Seiji Ozawa.

posted by beaverboard at 12:37 PM on May 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Also, Bill Belichick is furious with the current state of the Celtics' coaching, which in his view is not how Boston area sports teams should be competing in 2018.

Yesterday, Brad Stevens was supposed to let Jordan Clarkson take over the game and tell Marcus Morris that he wasn't playing moments before the Celtics left the locker room for pre-game warmups.

posted by beaverboard at 09:45 AM on May 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Lightning have fallen prey to the rampant Russian influence in Washington. Bunch of goaligarchs having their way.

posted by beaverboard at 10:45 PM on May 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If they hire Stackhouse to replace Casey, I can only hope that Stackhouse understands the game better as a coach than he showed he did as a player. The main thing I remember about his game is how much he overworked and forced shit on offense. He did not look coachable. It was not fun to watch.

posted by beaverboard at 04:57 PM on May 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Not sure what Greg Oden's nickname is, but there are various possibilities which might include single syllable words that are familiar to people in both China and the US.

posted by beaverboard at 02:20 PM on May 10

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Grasping frantically for a disposable protective undergarment. This is so great.

Nothing like a sky fuck on a Simmons mattress.

I would be so deeply appreciative if they would take this same approach to writing English language assembly and operating manuals. I don't object to having to use my imagination.

posted by beaverboard at 12:02 PM on May 10