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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: August 21, 2018

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4,671 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, 2018 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2016 - 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, 2011 - 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, 2010 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Like the others, her ultimate goal is not essay writing. She wants to help tahoemoj with his briefs.

posted by beaverboard at 09:28 AM on August 21, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Don't be hasty, Howard. Georges may be able to package a big dose of yin and yang, but only Rodman can provide the Pyong and Yang experience.

posted by beaverboard at 07:18 PM on August 20, 2018

Andrew McCutchen Re-Enacts Dodgers-Giants Brawl

If you're gonna have a brawl, it's always good to have guys named Panik and Belt involved.

posted by beaverboard at 02:51 PM on August 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Here's a tidbit for our Liverpool devotees at SpoFi.

Hopefully the NYT paywall won't intrude on the reader experience.

posted by beaverboard at 12:58 PM on August 15, 2018

How to Watch European Soccer on TV

I'm in the same situation as tron and even worse than not knowing why, I really don't care why. The thrill is gone. I used to follow MLB closely, wringing my hands because the in-print morning newspapers (remember them?) on the east coast didn't carry the box scores of west coast games from the previous night until the following day.

I go past Fenway Park all the time but haven't been inside the place since 1985. When Oil Can Boyd was the ace of the staff, saints preserve us.

They've done well for themselves since then so I tell people I stay away as a service to the franchise.

If they win it again, they won't be riding the choppy Charles in no Duck boats now.

posted by beaverboard at 04:30 PM on August 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Gunners Become All Kroenke
- Putin Pal Takes Powder

posted by beaverboard at 06:02 AM on August 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Athletics in the Angels Outfield

posted by beaverboard at 03:22 PM on August 12, 2018

Gilbert Arenas vs. Javaris Crittenton

Trump cards, fits of pique...I thought this here was a sports site.

We tar shack country Catholics used to play a card game called euchre-whist. When you combined it with grain alcohol and smoked mullet on Friday nights it was known as the 8th sacrament.

posted by beaverboard at 06:59 PM on August 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

"Urban, are there ever moments where you wish you could just walk away from the uproar and go back to Florida?"

"No, not really"

posted by beaverboard at 07:42 PM on August 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It doesn't look like the Ravens have done anything about Lamar Jackson's throwing motion thus far.

He still looks like he's pushing a large potato into a wood fired oven.

posted by beaverboard at 04:27 PM on August 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Saturday cookie fortune:

He who falls asleep on the couch watching ESPN on Friday night will wake up at 2am to find Stephen A Smith hollering massively extended shit about Urban Meyer without pausing to breathe.

posted by beaverboard at 04:13 PM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

As of the close of the currency exchange last night, Alouettes are paying about one draft choice per interception for Manziel.

posted by beaverboard at 03:36 PM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Mike Sherman's gotta be wondering why he took the Alouettes gig.

posted by beaverboard at 11:05 AM on August 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

File under: motor sports, martial arts, riflery.

I enjoy watching movies at the time of year that they're set in. This month, my annual thrill is seeing Day of the Jackal for the umpteenth time.

I can smell the exhaust from the vehicles and taste the food. Even though it's set in the 1960's it was shot in the 1970's and has a lot of 70's vibe to it. I was lucky enough to be in Europe in the summer of '71. This movie feels like home on a period culture basis.

Usually, you have to pay to view online, but for the patient and frugal, there's currently a free version chopped into 2 dozen short autoplay segments up on YT.

posted by beaverboard at 06:58 PM on August 02, 2018

NBA signs deal with MGM to be gaming partner

Don't worry NoMich, it's OK.

If the administrator isn't available, how can I hope?

posted by beaverboard at 01:20 PM on August 01, 2018