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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: January 19, 2020

beaverboard has posted 19 links and 5,258 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike: Elite runner Mary Cain's harrowing tale of breakdown in the grips of the Nike training program.

posted by beaverboard to general at 07:34 PM on November 08, 2019 - 3 comments

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

NFC East beware - Sheriff Garrett has turned in his badge in Dallas and is coming to help the Judge administer frontier justice at the Meadowlands. They might send a search party upriver to Hackensack to check Muscato's landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains.

posted by beaverboard at 11:08 AM on January 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The "still living" companion tale is that of Antonio Brown, who just crossed a once unthinkable threshold: Drew Rosenhaus is seeking to sever ties with him. You need to be troubled beyond rescue or redemption for that to happen.

posted by beaverboard at 11:42 AM on January 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As dominoes continue to fall, sports fans are respectfully being asked to stop trying to establish connections between The White House and the Houston Astros in an attempt to move impeachment proceedings into the express lane.

posted by beaverboard at 06:55 PM on January 16, 2020

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

Oh brother. If they're going to give Rose air time, they might as well try to get Art Schlichter on the line to see what he thinks.

posted by beaverboard at 01:33 PM on January 15, 2020

Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28

The one I remember seeing on TV was bad. He was way into Chrebet territory, maybe beyond it.

Besides more players retiring early, maybe some of the multi-sport athletes coming out of college might play pro football to the end of their rookie contract, assess their future market value in the league, then switch to hoops or baseball to extend their playing career with less devastation to life and limb.

posted by beaverboard at 01:29 PM on January 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

ESPN seems to enjoy playing "Gimme Shelter" during its college football broadcasts, so much so that they figured it would be a great stroke to air it when the president made his entrance at last night's championship game.

posted by beaverboard at 11:18 PM on January 14, 2020

Astros fire A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow after MLB report into sign-stealing

Valentine would be purgatory.

Then there's hell.

posted by beaverboard at 07:35 PM on January 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

There is no way in hell that Tennessee can beat Kansas City, right?

The Titans' goal is to keep it a tight, low scoring game and get into a situational coaching and clock management duel in the last 4 minutes. That's when we'll find out if Andy Reid is wearing boxers or briefs.

The game might end up being a reenactment of the Bills - Giants Super Bowl. Except that Butker would probably give KC a better chance of winning the game than Scott Norwood gave the Bills. (Not dissing Norwood - a lot of kickers would have missed that kick - both back then and this year.)

posted by beaverboard at 12:54 PM on January 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Respectfully requesting that rcade change the SpoFi NFL pick 'em prize from camo pants to a thoughtful selection of Sussex Royal merchandise.

posted by beaverboard at 08:47 AM on January 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

1) The last 3 quarters of Bill O'Brien's career in Houston
2) Andy Reid trying to improve Kansas City's BCS ranking
3) God determined to prevent an all-AFC South, all Belichick legacy conference title game

posted by beaverboard at 06:47 PM on January 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Green Bay Packers secret off season roster addition revealed:

For the 2020 season, they will have two guys both named Aaron Rodgers on the sideline, both wearing #12.
One is a pure passer, the other is a runner who can pass if needed (but only if there's a real emergency).
Teams won't know which one is lined up behind the center when they break the huddle.

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 AM on January 12, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I am totally into how the Titans took care of business. That was awesome to watch. Who coaches that Ghostbusters secondary?

The Titans should think about staying the night in Baltimore. That's one nasty storm line rumbling along between Maryland and Tannessee. I'm worried it's going to hit hard in NoMich country.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 PM on January 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'll second that.

A thoughtful and articulate man.

posted by beaverboard at 10:28 PM on January 10, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Not a masterstroke of branding and team imaging for Jerry Jones to introduce his new coach in front of a "Star - Lite" logo wall.

posted by beaverboard at 10:18 PM on January 09, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dan Shaughnessy was once on a commercial flight. He is one of those travelers who believes that if a famous person is on his flight, nothing bad will happen to the aircraft.

As soon as he boarded the plane, he saw Tom Landry, who was already seated. His immediate impression was: "Well, now I'm SURE that nothing bad is going to happen to this airplane".

My thought was that if I was on a flight with Tom Landry, I'd question whether the plane would ever return to earth.

posted by beaverboard at 01:30 PM on January 07, 2020