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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 19, 2024

beaverboard has posted 21 links and 6,856 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

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RIP Franco Harris: An icon and hero of my adolescence. Heading into the 1972 Draft, Franco was seen as a workhorse and his Penn State backfield mate Lydell Mitchell was seen as the skill stud. It was stunning when the Steelers drafted Franco well ahead of Mitchell, but they knew what they were doing. Lydell did OK for the Colts, but Franco ascended to the pantheon of immortals. He was a major tone setter for the great 1970's Steeler rosters, which caused great pain to Cowboys fans and others. I was somewhat ambivalent about the team until they handled the Fran Tarkenton Vikings in the Super Bowl. Then I got on board. Anyone who took care of Tark was deserving of a thumbs up in my book. With several teammates and coaches already deceased, I'm glad that Terry Bradshaw is still around and able to clearly articulate his thoughts and feelings in great detail as people reminisce about Franco and those Pittsburgh teams.

posted by beaverboard to football at 11:41 AM on December 22, 2022 - 2 comments

I Don't Want Cooperstown, I want Shaughnessy: Curt Schilling's thoughts on baseball immortality and settling scores.

posted by beaverboard to baseball at 01:58 AM on January 27, 2021 - 5 comments

Chargers Team Doctor Punctured Tyrod Taylor's Lung: Broadcasters during the Chargers/Chiefs game on Sunday were mystified by the last-minute absence of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who wasn't on the injury list but did not make the start. Coach Anthony Lynn revealed that Taylor missed the game because the team doctor accidentally punctured his lung while administering a painkiller injection for Taylor's cracked ribs. He's out indefinitely.

posted by beaverboard to football at 04:26 PM on September 23, 2020 - 2 comments

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

Recent Comments

Social Dist...err...Scottie Scheffler - Prison Bound

When all that unfolded, my thought was: watch Scottie go out and murder the golf course, distractions be damned. And he pretty much did. He may not get all the way home to the big trophy, but it's shaping up to be a hell of a tournament.

It would have been easy to loop Tiger into this, but also easy enough to use snark reduction and keep him out of it.

posted by beaverboard at 04:25 PM on May 17, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The NFL has finally arrived as a year round news and content generating machine.

Here's how 2024 has shaped up so far:

- Playoffs
- Super Bowl
- Pre draft
- Draft
- Post draft
- Offseason workouts
- Rookie minicamp
- Harrison Butker

The fun never stops.

posted by beaverboard at 12:51 PM on May 17, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

When you roll out of bed to discover that all hell has broken loose with a PGA major tournament including a nearby traffic fatality, an aggressive police arrest and detention with bystanders filming the scene - and at the center of it all is Scottie Scheffler?

What's next - Matt Kuchar, money laundering and Lee Westwood, serial killer?

posted by beaverboard at 12:45 PM on May 17, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If the Canes come all the way back, there will be no containing our emissary to Planet Bojangles.

posted by beaverboard at 11:14 AM on May 14, 2024

Lakes Fire Coach Darvin Ham After 2 Seasons

I remember when Red Auerbach made Bill Russell the player-coach of the Celtics, saying that there was no other coach Russell would be able to play for.

I wonder if that should have happened to LeBron at some point. I don't know how someone coaches a team with a towering force and presence like LeBron.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 AM on May 04, 2024

What Happened to Deion's Colorado Castoffs?

When Deion said last season that he doesn't care about team culture, that he doesn't care if his players don't like each other, he just wants to win, I said fuck him. I dialed out of the Buffs media storm.

I don't know if he'll ever become a successful coach at Colorado's competitive level, but right now, he's way more of a brand than he is a coach.

Give me the ultra brotherly Detroit Lions' O Line any day over this Coach Prime shit.

posted by beaverboard at 04:43 PM on April 30, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ach, laddie, b'then hockey won't matter t'me nae more.

posted by beaverboard at 11:51 PM on April 29, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

It would be considerate of the Canes to let up on the Islanders so New Yorkers could enjoy a Midtown Tunnel series in the next round.

posted by beaverboard at 02:56 PM on April 29, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The only good thing is that Cousins is probably going to be more like Alex Smith was to Mahomes than Aaron Rodgers was to Jordan Love.

Oh, and the butt ugly Georgia Dome is gone. That helps.

posted by beaverboard at 01:51 PM on April 27, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There are a lot of executives in the Falcons front office hierarchy.

A committee determined to enter a camel in a thoroughbred horse race.

posted by beaverboard at 12:36 AM on April 27, 2024

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Imagine if the Falcons had gone ahead and hired Belichick, told him he had no say in personnel decisions, and then signed Cousins and drafted Penix.

Headless torsos found floating in Lake Lanier with no signs of a struggle...

posted by beaverboard at 05:36 PM on April 26, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Tonight, our long national nightmare is over.

Drake Maye won't get past the Raiders at #112.

posted by beaverboard at 10:34 AM on April 25, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

And Maye wins the starting job, Carolina trades Bryce Young to the Vikings for a pittance and he becomes an all-star in MN.

It would be good for the Panthers to have a succession of QB's on rookie deals, since they're still fighting with Matt Rhule over his buyout claim and they owe Frank Reich 36 million dollars.

posted by beaverboard at 03:31 PM on April 23, 2024

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Why George Paton is still the GM of the Broncos is something that can't be explained.

We're getting acclimated to the unexplainable. It's just another day at the office.

posted by beaverboard at 03:11 PM on April 23, 2024

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It was a setup. The Canes got the whole region in a swoon over their heroics so no one would notice that the Hornets might hire Redick or that Maye ends up falling to the second round of the NFL draft.

posted by beaverboard at 01:29 PM on April 23, 2024