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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: February 16, 2019

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 4,900 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 Friday Huddle

I was amused by the mention of Gayle Benson as the face of the swinging dick ownership group.

The city of New Orleans has been a source of annoyance and frustration to the NBA over the years. The league should move on and leave town ASAP.

Move the Pelicans to Seattle. They can play their games north of town up route 5 somewhere so Vancouver can join in the fun.

All of Shawn Kemp's kids should be adults by then and if even half of them buy season tickets, you've got the makings of a good sized fan base.

posted by beaverboard at 03:40 PM on February 15, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Last minute Valentine's Day gift question:

What are those little towels that Olympic divers dry off with after they get out of the pool, and where do you get them? Looks like they could come in handy.

Are they scented?

posted by beaverboard at 02:43 PM on February 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Looks like the Broncos will have around $30 million in cap space tied up in the dynamic duo of Joe Flacco and Case Keenum no matter what happens to either one of them.

This reminds me of the classic movie Wings of Eagles with John Wayne featured in the role of legendary Navy pilot "Spig" Wead.

At one point Wayne says to his men: "There are four ways to do things. The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way".

It's time to add a fifth way to the list. The Elway.

posted by beaverboard at 09:14 AM on February 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I want a NC Apple Ugly. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I'll just take an extra beta blocker and call it even.

posted by beaverboard at 10:26 AM on February 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I think I can handle it. I've got a chest freezer.

In Charlottesville, there's a place that's been there for many decades called Ole Virginia Fried Chicken (Lion I. is probably familiar with it).

Their slogan is: "You'll Hate To Throw The Bones Away"

posted by beaverboard at 07:34 PM on February 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I'm lovin' your dinner menu, Howard.

I'm still stuck on the fava beans and nice chianti. Old habits are hard to break.

posted by beaverboard at 04:50 PM on February 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

All hail the start of the 2019 Westminster Dog Show - the big one - in NYC.

This year, a new added attraction will be celebrity judges for the various breeds and categories.

Judging the Bichon Frise breed will be Cheech and Chong.

They will host a meet and greet at their hospitality tent after the judging, with refreshments provided by the importers of Pouilly Fuisse and other fine wines.

posted by beaverboard at 10:34 AM on February 11, 2019

Alliance of American Football Kicks Off (with No Kickoffs)

Hackenberg and Nathan Peterman will be backing up Gunner Kiel.

posted by beaverboard at 06:56 PM on February 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It's looking more certain that Greg Schiano will not be appointed to a prominent post in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps but instead will become the new defensive coordinator of the Patriots.

The move is a concern for supporters of the team, who are hesitant to give fans around the league a reason to dislike the Pats after decades of widespread national adulation.

posted by beaverboard at 04:24 PM on February 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Now that the Super Bowl is over and other sports are back up on the radar, who is going to S LaVar Ball TFU?

posted by beaverboard at 07:28 PM on February 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

On the "Super Bowl Deer In The Headlights" scale, the look in Jared Goff's eyes on some of the plays was the equivalent of about a 50, with Tony Eason (Patriots, Super Bowl XX) being 100.

The 1986 Super Bowl halftime show was Up With People. Two days later, the Challenger was launched into eternity.

Ordinarily, a disaster of that magnitude would make people forget about the result of a mere football game. But people have not forgotten Super Bowl XX, such was the severity of the beatdown that the Bears gave the Pats.

posted by beaverboard at 02:09 PM on February 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Edelman was more fully discussed in various other avenues.

Prominently featured on the front page of the Washington Post's site through a good portion of the day today was this story

posted by beaverboard at 05:11 PM on February 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Multiple choice fill in the blank:

In Detroit, they _______________ wondering why the Pats D gave up 41 points last year and 3 points this year, and why the Lions went from 9-7 last year to 6-10 this year.

1) Must be
2) Should be
3) May never reach the point of

posted by beaverboard at 01:43 PM on February 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Brady was suspended for 4 games in 2016 for his alleged role in a game where the footballs of both teams (each team provides their own game balls) were found not to be inflated to league specifications through the use of different pressure gauges that weren't calibrated and weren't kept individually identified to provide continuity of results.

He went on to become the MVP of Super Bowl 51.

Sometimes, the league has a reasonable and straightforward case and sometimes it doesn't.

Nevertheless, suspend them at your peril, and disallow remedies for egregious conference title game officiating at your peril.

posted by beaverboard at 11:35 AM on February 04, 2019

Las Vegas Oakland Raiders of San Francisco

If the Bay Area had known that the Raiders debacle was going to play out as it has, they could have planned accordingly, and just done a controlled partial demolition of Candlestick Park.

It would be only fitting for the current edition of the Gruden Raiders to play in a place like this.

posted by beaverboard at 09:07 AM on February 04, 2019