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

beaverboard has posted 18 links and 5,042 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 Sunday Huddle

During the France - Brazil match, I began to think that the referee was fortunate that the teams were playing in LeHavre. If Brazil had ended up winning that game, she could have hopped on the nearest container ship and hightailed it for Halifax while outraged French fans scoured the countryside trying to determine her whereabouts.

Also, the French team needs to reconsider those pajama tops. Or did they get those from a hospital laundry hamper?

posted by beaverboard at 09:40 PM on June 23, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

If MLB can allow a Florida franchise to expand its logistical horizons beyond the US border, there's no reason why some operations at Mar-A-Lago couldn't be headquartered in the Dominican Republic. Such as Food Services and Pest Control.

posted by beaverboard at 04:11 PM on June 20, 2019

The Tampa Bay Expos? The Montreal Rays?

I'd like an ExRays t-shirt.

posted by beaverboard at 04:03 PM on June 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The prospect of facing Brazil's Marta is daunting enough, but when she wears lipstick the color of dried blood as she did yesterday, the Condessa becomes downright frightening.

Wayward travelers: think carefully before accepting offers of overnight accommodations at her castle.

posted by beaverboard at 11:16 AM on June 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The animal kingdom answer: better to have a Rabbit Maranville than a Rob Deer.

posted by beaverboard at 06:19 PM on June 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Jacksonville native* Josh McCown has decided to end his 17 year NFL career. Thereby dashing the NY Jets' hope of one day having the oldest QB in the AFC East.

With a middle name of Treadwell, the journeyman was surely was put on earth by God to roam the league.

When you have career stops that include SMU, Detroit, Tampa, Cleveland, and the Jets and you hang in for over a decade and a half, I think you can safely be put in the "Not Easily Discouraged" category.

*(Jacksonville TX)

posted by beaverboard at 08:36 AM on June 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

LaVar Ball will now have to follow his son to a place that has less than half the population of Jacksonville and also has lots of residents who talk a good game and periodically like to make a spectacle of themselves. Il y a un dieu.

posted by beaverboard at 08:15 AM on June 16, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

No rest for the weary: Canada vs. NZ today at the World Cup for a chance to clinch a spot in the next round.

posted by beaverboard at 07:44 AM on June 15, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

Maple Leafs new team motto:

"We On The Clock"

posted by beaverboard at 07:16 PM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

Nothing about Drake? At all? Where's our sense of perspective?

posted by beaverboard at 07:14 PM on June 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bummed that Claire Emslie is not starting for Scotland today. Her work rate in the last match was remarkable. Not that she would help make her team's back line better organized.

posted by beaverboard at 09:37 AM on June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship

10 of the 13 NBA and NHL 2019 finals games were won by the road team.

Raptors road title win = impressive feat, fans get to roam the downtown and cheer on the team, no added crush of out of town folks in the metro area, fans get to greet the team at the airport when they return, then have a victory parade to boot.

Plus you get to see fans of the opposing team silenced on live TV. A NBA road title win might actually be preferable.

And your home arena didn't have to suffer the usual title win celebration impact. The only thing you miss is the euphoria directly experienced by a few thousand ticketholders if it were a home game, and they're a small percentage of the fan base.

However, if I were a hockey fan, I'd want to see my team win the Cup at home. With all that tradition, the pride of seeing the trophy presented and skated around on home ice, etc.

posted by beaverboard at 07:18 AM on June 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Benedict Cumberbatch has vigorously refused to play the lead role in any film biography of Alexi Lalas.

The actor was thought to have said: "I have a career and a legacy to think of".

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 PM on June 13, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup

Wonder how many teams have gone from worst in the league to champs in half a season. In any sport. Can't be too many of them.

posted by beaverboard at 07:23 AM on June 13, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I didn't see if Heath, Ertz, or Lavelle were subbed off due to injury, but leaving Alex Morgan in to score 5 against Thailand is ridiculous. As is subbing in 3 attacking players.

posted by beaverboard at 05:00 PM on June 11, 2019