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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: April 24, 2019

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4,980 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 Wednesday Huddle

If Bill Raftery had ordered that shot as a breakfast special at Denny's, he would have called out "extra onions, scrambled puppies, fall away toast".

posted by beaverboard at 02:17 PM on April 24, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Zeke looks more like Questlove all the time.

I guess popcorn has become somewhat of a tradition in Dallas thanks to Terrell.

But they'll have to go a ways to catch Steph Curry.

posted by beaverboard at 03:03 PM on April 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Any Russian operating in the nation's capital is understandably on edge and not quite their usual self at the present time.

posted by beaverboard at 02:40 PM on April 23, 2019

Trump's Fed Pick Would've Been Banned from SportsFilter

Maybe I'll call up to Maine to ask Sen. Collins how she plans to vote when he comes up for confirmation. Her principles are a moving target, but this guy would be a fair test.

posted by beaverboard at 03:48 PM on April 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Raiders have one of the toughest 2019 schedules in the league, they've banished their scouting and development staffers from the upcoming draft, the front office is still regrouping after the departure of Reggie McKenzie, the owner is periodically strapped for cash, and the head coach seems stoked to be playing a new interactive game called NFL Spurrier 2.0

Good luck boys.

posted by beaverboard at 09:18 AM on April 22, 2019

Flyers Put Kate Smith Statue on Waivers

If they deep six Kate Smith but leave Wells Fargo's name on the arena, they're only addressing the shit that happened almost 100 years ago.

posted by beaverboard at 12:51 AM on April 22, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I just checked my medicine cabinet and there aren't enough hysteria suppressing drugs in there to get me from the present moment to the start of the NFL draft on Thursday.

I'll need to get a calming natural supplement like KylerRosen Labs Melatonin With Valerian Root.

posted by beaverboard at 04:50 PM on April 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Do the Canes have a theme night where the men pull down their family's floral curtains and sew them into festive Don Cherry sport coats?

posted by beaverboard at 09:59 AM on April 18, 2019

Alex Ovechkin Knocks Out Chippy Opponent in Fight

Hockey fights haven't yet become baseball fights

The undercard to this one was Ryan v. Ventura. Mixed age and weight divisions, one round, no holds barred.

The time I really wished baseball was like hockey was when Pete Rose ran into Ray Fosse in the 1970 All Star game. I would have loved to see someone from the AL squad ring Rose's bell.

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 AM on April 18, 2019

Tiger Wins The Masters

Jim Nantz is a lucky guy every April, but he's especially lucky this year. Two breakthroughs by the often doubted, once dismissed in the span of 6 days.

posted by beaverboard at 02:45 PM on April 14, 2019

Deadspin Has Been Traded

Wait till they get to be my age and are buying compression undershirts a size too small to keep weekend soccer games from turning into a free form jello jog.

posted by beaverboard at 02:58 PM on April 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If TT had won, it would have made a Texas trifecta with the Longhorns winning the NIT and Baylor winning the women's title.

Nonetheless, Lubbock has become a focal point for the nation's sporting interest.

1) Mahomes 2) Kliff Kingsbury failing upward and currently the main attraction among NFL draft reporters and "analysts" 3) Red Raiders march to the NCAA title game and came close to winning it

The more I learned about Chris Beard between the 2nd and 3rd weekends of the tournament the more I decided I would be OK with him winning the championship. Hope he stays where he is. He is going to get some players and he can compete right where he is, just like Bennett has done at Va. For Beard, a job like Arkansas at this point is not even a sideways move let alone upward. They're huffing the fumes of prior glory.

posted by beaverboard at 10:47 AM on April 09, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'll have what he's having.

posted by beaverboard at 02:34 PM on April 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I don't know how or Hoo Virginia escaped certain doom once again - it's getting to be like watching reruns of The Wild Wild West.

Them beating TT tomorrow night looks like an awfully tall order. I don't see them doing it.

Maybe we'll see one of those Chuck Daly style 50-49 scores.

posted by beaverboard at 11:32 AM on April 07, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kudos to Oregon for only losing to Baylor by 5 points in the NCAA Women's Tournament Final Four.

Baylor had won its previous 3 tournament games by an average of 40 points.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on April 06, 2019