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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: July 15, 2018

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4,646 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 World Cup Pickem Final: Make Your Picks

I think the prize for winning the pick 'em should be a Serbo-Croatian computer keyboard like rcade's, so you can spell Modric with the accented "c".

posted by beaverboard at 09:08 PM on July 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'll watch at least part of the WC third place game, but I wish they'd do away with it.

Determine how much revenue is generated by the game and just add that to whatever bribe money the host country pays to get the tournament.

posted by beaverboard at 12:35 PM on July 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Hoping mightily that Croatia will keep wearing their dark unis instead of the garish Five Guys red and white checkerboard sets.

Their team psychologist has to order the players to banish all thoughts of Lilian Thuram, idle or otherwise.

posted by beaverboard at 09:48 PM on July 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Injury pictures of one of the victims are horrific.

If there is a scale for this shit, seems like this is somewhere between Simpson and Carruth.

posted by beaverboard at 12:00 PM on July 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Kyrie eleison

posted by beaverboard at 10:28 AM on July 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I was going to ignore the afternoon game but watched part of it and found it compelling.

Love those black & blue Croatian kits.

posted by beaverboard at 06:04 PM on July 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Ugh - I'm not watching this clumsy, sleepy shit.

posted by beaverboard at 10:19 AM on July 07, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Crosstown fire safety drill:

1) Stop Drop and Roll
2) Earn your wings

posted by beaverboard at 06:59 AM on July 06, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Quarterfinals: Make Your Picks

Russia will somehow become more dangerous or resilient late in the game in a way that can't be explained by training or fitness methods alone.

If Russia prevails, the Russian Football Union will petition to have the semi-finals and final played on two days rest instead of four.

posted by beaverboard at 11:39 PM on July 05, 2018

Japan Cleans Up at the World Cup

Magnificent, good on them.

When they went up 2-0 on Belgium, I though they were in that team of destiny zone.

The one that teams go into after their home land has had a disaster happen. Japan recently had another earthquake. Not as cataclysmic as the one preceding the Japanese women's WC title, but hints of more tremors to come. Major bad shit could happen at any time.

posted by beaverboard at 09:10 AM on July 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Norway now likely pulling for Sweden to give Maggie Thatcher's boys another beating.

I rue the day that I bought a modestly priced Samsung television solely on a value basis, as the color rendition is such that I can barely stand to look at the deep cranberry/magenta kits that have been worn by Belgium, England and the like. They look like a disturbing dessert flavor.

The yellow teams also are more vivid than roadway workers' safety vests, but that I can live with.

posted by beaverboard at 06:32 PM on July 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Last I remember seeing, owl was located in Cambodia or parts nearby.

posted by beaverboard at 02:05 PM on July 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

There are many anagrams for the leftover letters in NoMich

In Danish: har terning

In Swedish: hant ringer

posted by beaverboard at 02:01 PM on July 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

LeBron to Lakers:

"I realize now...I'm gonna miss JR Smith. Go get me one or two head cases."

posted by beaverboard at 11:02 AM on July 03, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Item for the Belgian dressing room bulletin board:

Toward the end of the Brazil-Mexico match, Holden and Strong began fawning over Brazil's quality and chances in the upcoming rounds. They also fawned over France, and wondered aloud: could we see a Brazil-France semi-final?

Not one mention of Belgium, as though they didn't exist.

Carry on accordingly, guys.

I'd rather watch a Brazil-Belgium match than watch any team from the left side of the bracket play any team from the right side of the bracket in a final. (Although having England and France go to a penalty shootout would be rather Napoleonic).

posted by beaverboard at 12:59 PM on July 02, 2018