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Last visit: October 20, 2018

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4,750 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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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

Altuve Ruled Out on Fan Interference in ALCS Game 4

but in this case drunk fans in the 1969 season regularly jumping from the bleachers onto the field

I followed the Cubs closely in '69, as pride and delight when they were humming away in first place gradually turned to utter dismay, then astonishment as the Mets train chugged on to glory. It was like a 4 month long case study in momentum shift. We knew the Mets were coming. We knew that there was nothing the Cubs could do to stop them.

So any drunks jumping onto the field at Wrigley after the 4th of July may have done so purely for clinical reasons.

posted by beaverboard at 04:13 PM on October 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That is very generous and gracious of you Howard. I've never been in the new building. Maybe I once walked thru part of the perimeter of it to get to a Green Line stop.

I think the last game I went to in the old building was C's against the Warriors. In those days, the Warriors sucked and tickets were easy to come by since the face of the Golden State franchise at that time was the immortal Joe Barry Carroll. He looked OK in the layup line. Then the game started.

I think he had JCMD (Jay Cutler Motivational Disease), except that no one knew what to call it at that point.

Naturally, several courtside wags couldn't contain themselves and hollered comments about the 1980 Carroll/Parish/McHale trade throughout the game. Just like true Bostonians, making witty remarks with historical references. I'm surprised they left General Gage out of it.

posted by beaverboard at 03:47 PM on October 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Although my once rabid interest has fallen off dramatically, I still like baseball enough to watch now and then, but no way am I going to block out 4 hours to watch two teams only get to the bottom of the ninth the way that the Brewers and Dodgers did yesterday. And into today. Fool's errand. I checked the score online periodically while I did other stuff. They were still dicking around when I went to bed. Fix it boys or more folks will jump ship.

They tried to make me go to recap
And I said yes, yes, yes...

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 AM on October 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Here's an older story about faith and football in MI:

posted by beaverboard at 04:10 PM on October 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Well, there's a bit of ancillary stuff in the mix there with Ahmadinejad if that tweet is for real. Online jokesters (and ill wishers) have been visually comparing him to Kaepernick for quite a while.

Unlikely that any Iranians support UM out of love for Coach Harbaugh. However, as NoMich can attest, Michigan has I think one of the largest Muslim populations in the US. Dearborn has a huge community. A lot of the young men play football at the high school level. Not sure how many go on to play in college.

So maybe that has something to do with it.

If someone subsequently says Mahmoud is also a BYU fan, then we've been had.

posted by beaverboard at 04:06 PM on October 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The way things are going, I'm not sure that Chucky will ever coach a Raiders game in Vegas.

His return to Oakland sort of reminds me of Earl Weaver's second tour of duty with Baltimore in 1985. Except this is much worse.

Have to give Gruden credit for hitting the mark when he was still working at his real job, though. On his QB Camp show in 2017, he reviewed that year's draft class and said that the guy he would want on his team was Mahomes.

Meanwhile, fellow 2017 QB Camper Nathan Peterman continues to waste the athletic prime of every Bills fan in their mid to late 20's.

posted by beaverboard at 09:26 AM on October 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sure seems like the flip happened a lot longer than 3 years ago. At least in the United States it does.

posted by beaverboard at 07:42 PM on October 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The foliage in central New England has just started to turn and North Texas is already bowl eligible.

posted by beaverboard at 07:42 PM on October 13, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Jets Run for 323 Yards Edition

Since Crowell wiped his butt with the football in Cleveland, he's gotten an endorsement deal from a maker of man wipes and rung up massive yardage against the vaunted Denver D. No question he's on a roll.

Please note that as soon as the Jets posted that rushing total, what happened? LeVeon said he wanted back in with Pittsburgh. The Steelers play the Broncos next month.

posted by beaverboard at 08:57 PM on October 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

From the hold my beer department:

What do Supreme Court Justices do in their free time? Some have book clubs or movie night. But for the younger members who yearn for something livelier, now there's a place where you can drink till you hurl.

posted by beaverboard at 05:23 PM on October 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Have you seen what's happened to DDOT Bus service reliability since he left town?

posted by beaverboard at 06:00 PM on October 09, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Garnish his wages, soap him up, and send him past a diversion dam without notifying the regional irrigation district.

posted by beaverboard at 09:47 PM on October 08, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Trent Dilfer and Bucky Dent may be related. They both have the same middle name. At least in my world.

Dilfer has reached the point where I would welcome him being replaced by motivational speaker Terrell Owens.

When I look at Dilfer and listen to the stuff he says, I envision a completely different career for him: stageside security for Ted Nugent.

posted by beaverboard at 01:49 PM on October 08, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

AFC North: the Halloween Division is Competitive all the way down.

posted by beaverboard at 05:32 PM on October 07, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: First Down Browns Edition

The Capt. Andrew Luck twit page is not predicting glorious victory in the upcoming battle. Or even combat readiness.

posted by beaverboard at 04:47 PM on October 04, 2018