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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: December 03, 2023

beaverboard has posted 21 links and 6,754 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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

With the LA - New England score deadlocked, Chargers PK Cameron Dicker came on and kicked a field goal to win the game.

With 9 minutes left in the first half.

posted by beaverboard at 04:14 PM on December 03, 2023

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Separated at birth, reunited in Cleveland.

posted by beaverboard at 11:52 AM on December 03, 2023

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I loved seeing Seattle in their classic throwback unis on Thursday.

The Seahawks versus the Cowboys in their own timeless sets made for some crisp, sparkling viewing.

posted by beaverboard at 10:50 AM on December 02, 2023

Carolina Panthers Fire Head Coach Frank Reich

Reich was lost at sea. But Tepper is an unctuous and impetuous clown. Who seems bent on keeping and settling scores and wielding his money like a broadsword. As do a few other high performing financial people.

As I said on the Huddle, I hope Tepper ends up with Belichick. The two of them deserve each other.

If I were Bryce Young, I'd threaten to take a leave of absence and live off the first year's signing bonus. The dead cap hit would burn a hole in the Panthers' front office.

Everyone was thrilled when the league finally got rid of Dan Snyder, but he wasn't the only billionaire asshole with a knack for franchise fuckage.

The most fortunate person in all this is Steve Wilks. He's in a much better place now.

posted by beaverboard at 12:17 AM on November 30, 2023

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I hope David Tepper gets what he deserves, which is 71 year old Bill Belichick as both HC and GM.

posted by beaverboard at 11:30 PM on November 27, 2023

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Glad that Listerine spokesperson Gus Johnson had the opportunity to gargle his way through an epic Ohio State - Michigan game.

posted by beaverboard at 12:04 PM on November 26, 2023

Colts Owner Jim Irsay: I'm Victim of Prejudice

They pulled him in because...look at the dude. If I was an officer, I'd field test that, hell yeah.

"Uh, Mr. Irsay, how many blocks back there do you think it was that Nick Nolte and Gary Busey fell out of the car?"

CVS = Colts + Vicodin + Sauce

posted by beaverboard at 01:40 AM on November 23, 2023

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I hope the Lions wear something close to their traditional silver and blue and don't go monochrome service gray or some such thing.

People are going to be so f-ed up schedule wise on Thursday because they can't blow off the early game anymore - the Lions are good.

In past years it's been: "Lions on now? Pfft. Time to deep fry the turkey".

My interest is to eventually hear a sports pundit say that the Lions got the better of the Matthew Stafford trade. Maybe some of the more adventurous ones are already saying it.

posted by beaverboard at 11:11 AM on November 21, 2023

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Glad you've got the FSU thing happening in the family. And that they finally made the right hire and Norvell has succeeded amid the tales of other rising "coaching whizzes" who struggled in bigger jobs, like Justin Fuente, Scott Frost, Billy Napier, Mario Cristobal, Skip Holtz, Al Golden, Bryan Harsin, et al.

And most of the guys that Tennessee hired after Fulmer and before Heupel.

But late at night, the ride between Jax and Tallahassee on I-10 can be unsettling. Strange energy.

posted by beaverboard at 01:54 PM on November 20, 2023

Draymond Green Chokes Rudy Gobert During Game

I almost wish that they wouldn't produce humanizing feature stories on people like Domi, Matt Millen, Ndamukong, et al.

Hatred is so much easier and more convenient than reconsideration.

In my Draymond dreams, there are two scenarios:

1) The late Maurice Lucas is still in his prime and ready to straighten things out

2) Draymond is on the late 80's Celtics and has to square up against the Mahorn - Laimbeer Pistons.

posted by beaverboard at 11:33 AM on November 16, 2023

Draymond Green Chokes Rudy Gobert During Game

Green has a gear or zone that he goes to that lies beyond the passion of the moment or athletic competitiveness. It's malicious, seems involuntary at times, and helped cost his team the 2016 title and the services of Kevin Durant.

Coach Kerr's handling of Green is akin to Krzyzewski's handling of Grayson Allen. Soft shoeing around the problem hoping it doesn't require a moment of bold decisiveness. As Indiana did with Bob Knight until he forced the issue.

I wish that the past and present malevolent assholes in pro sports were all at the same peak performance age so they could be matched up in no holds barred cage fights. I've never paid to watch a bout, but I'd consider paying to see Draymond v. Bill Romanowski.

I don't know if I'll ever look at Draymond on the good side once he's done playing. There's always a chance. I once swore that I would hate Tie Domi till the end of time but darned if I haven't started to come around on the guy and find him to be somewhat likeable in his retirement.

posted by beaverboard at 11:06 PM on November 15, 2023

Man arrested in death of former Penguins forward Adam Johnson

This is an odd turn of events. They named the player whose skate cut Johnson but didn't say who had been arrested.

Nor is there any mention of cause or connection between the death and the arrested person.

Was it in regard to the injury itself? Some sort of medical negligence after the injury? Lack of safety and response protocols within the team or at the arena?

If the press said this much, they need to follow up and clarify asap.

posted by beaverboard at 03:21 PM on November 14, 2023

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Based on the way tonight's game went, the Buffalo Bills' ceiling isn't a player ceiling or a roster ceiling; it's been a coaching staff ceiling all along.

The Bills might have to can McDermott just to make the playoffs.

Hard to believe that the Dolphins beat the Broncos so badly and lost to the Bills so badly.

posted by beaverboard at 12:35 AM on November 14, 2023

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Bill Belichick has decided to defect and will not be returning to the US with the team.

posted by beaverboard at 12:28 PM on November 12, 2023

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

More like "That's coming our way". By the time the ball got to Eagle, Harden was just picking up the spare to close out the frame.

Ian made it all about him while Sarah calmly put the table back together.

I think he spends more time in makeup than she does.

posted by beaverboard at 03:01 AM on November 09, 2023