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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: October 18, 2019

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 5,148 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

Opinion: LeBron James undermines values he's espoused in most disgraceful moment of career

You don't want to hear Shad Khan's two cents on this. He's into recognizing and following the norms of the country in question. I don't think you'll find any "Free Tibet" stickers on his truck bumpers.

posted by beaverboard at 02:52 PM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Remembering now that Jayson Werth also got piled on a few years ago when he went in the opposite direction, from the Phillies to the Nationals. Different situation though, since the Phils had just won the Series a year or two before.

posted by beaverboard at 02:43 PM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Washington Nationals become the latest team to advance to a championship opportunity after parting company with a defining player (Bryce Harper).

Other examples are the 2004 Red Sox, who traded Nomar Garciparra and won the World Series, and the Tennessee Vols, who won the national championship the year after Peyton Manning moved on.

I'm having a bit of a brain fog, so can't readily recall more examples. Perhaps others can fill in the blanks.

posted by beaverboard at 08:27 AM on October 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

At this moment 16 years ago, Cubs fan Steve Bartman was enjoying his last few hours of anonymity.

Today is also the day that the Cubs won the 1908 World Series, beginning a drought that lasted until 2016.

posted by beaverboard at 04:32 PM on October 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

With all the talk of NFL teams Tanking for Tua and Junking for Justin, after this past Saturday, there must be some GM's and coaches thinking about Imploding for Israel (Mukuamu).

posted by beaverboard at 01:53 PM on October 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sir Winston Jameis on British soil:

Never before has one man given so much to so few (11 Panthers) in front of so many.

posted by beaverboard at 01:27 PM on October 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I feel bad for San Diego. The article headline began with the phrase "Padres Pitcher", but it should have started with "Arizona Man". Someone's got to give Florida a run for it's money.

In observance of the 50th anniversary of the release of Abbey Road, we could commission a latter day spinoff song titled "He Tazed Me Though The Canine Window".

posted by beaverboard at 08:26 PM on October 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

People have got it backwards.

Bobby Cox was Dave Roberts 1.0

posted by beaverboard at 12:38 PM on October 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Red Ryan wants the Rexskins job.

posted by beaverboard at 09:18 AM on October 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I always wondered why Joe Kelly wore safety glasses. Now I know.

posted by beaverboard at 09:05 AM on October 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Owlhouse confirmed sighting!

A rarity these days.

Hearty hello, sir.

posted by beaverboard at 09:01 AM on October 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I was just thinking: this is so great - three Game 5's in the MLB divisional round. The anticipation, the intrigue, the suspense...

Then the Cards came up to bat in the top of the first.

posted by beaverboard at 05:53 PM on October 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

I get an uneasy feeling when the Patriots are heavily favored over the Giants and people rush headlong into agreement about the outcome.

Also, I think the prize should be changed from an official NFL football to a DJ Chark jersey.

posted by beaverboard at 11:56 PM on October 08, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach

Why would they want him, and why would he want to go there?

posted by beaverboard at 09:11 AM on October 08, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

What bothers me most is not that NFL announcers know they have the evil power to jinx placekickers and use it at their shameless discretion as they did to Robbie Gould tonight.

It's that the announcers act so shocked when the kicker misses the kick right after they call attention to his impressive dependability and accuracy.

posted by beaverboard at 11:32 PM on October 07, 2019