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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: September 20, 2020

beaverboard has posted 19 links and 5,534 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Also, the Patriots' epic comeback against the Falcons in the Super Bowl has been one upped. The Cowboys came from 20 down to beat the birds.

The Falcons reaction to the Cowboys' onside kick has surpassed Cam Newton in the "I Don't Want That Football" category of Double Jeopardy.

posted by beaverboard at 09:24 PM on September 20, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Have to give credit to the NFL in-game audio producers (who I assume are all graduates of the Atlanta Falcons Pump It In School of Crowd Noise):

During the Rams - Eagles game, when the Rams scored TD's, there was a mild rendition of authentic Philly booing in an attempt to recreate a semblance of actual gameday conditions.

Wonder if the Phillies will take this as a realism challenge and raise the stakes by having a cardboard cutout fan vomit on a cutout off duty cop.

posted by beaverboard at 09:15 PM on September 20, 2020

St. Louis City SC Sells 50,000 Season Ticket Deposits in 24 Hours

They should begin play as soon as possible, as Saint Lou can get brutally hot in the summer and it would help condition fans for the upcoming Qatar experience.

posted by beaverboard at 10:14 AM on September 19, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Award is.....MADE

Buck is.....IN

(The older that Joe Buck and Matt Ryan get, the more interchangeable looking they become.)

posted by beaverboard at 01:28 PM on September 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It looks like the Browns have got themselves a beastly Byner and Mack 2.0 RB combo. Chubb and Hunt are going to be hard to stop for 4 quarters.

Mayfield might end up being the weak link in that offense.

Meanwhile, Joe Burrow is holding the ball about a half second too long, but that's to be expected at this stage of his pro development. He can squeeze it into tight windows and thus far looks like a proper atonement for the drafting of Akili and Klingler.

posted by beaverboard at 10:20 AM on September 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle


With the forces of nature currently ravaging the continent, it seems like the Cup should be contested by the Flames and Hurricanes.

posted by beaverboard at 11:52 PM on September 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Buccaneers roster note:

Since 2013, only three QB's have thrown a pick six in three straight games.

Two of them are Tom Brady and Blaine Gabbert.

posted by beaverboard at 09:31 AM on September 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

TV execs must be having nightmares about a possible Heat-Nuggets title round.

That would not be a ratings monster.

Neither would Celtics-Nuggets. But LeBron and the Lakers going against his old Miami team would generate some buzz.

posted by beaverboard at 10:52 AM on September 16, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Belichick sent Nick Folk back to the practice squad after Sunday's game leaving the Patriots active roster without a kicker.
Fans began to wonder how much worse off things could be with the New England kicking game.

They got their answer last night when former Pats PK Stephen Gostkowski stunk up the thin air in Denver, the placekicker's promised land. Home of the Prater & McManus moon shots.

If Gostkowski had stayed on the Patriots' roster and kicked like that, he'd be cleaning latrines in Guantanamo today.

posted by beaverboard at 02:37 PM on September 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Some sports yakkers are trying to whisper Roethlisberger into the erosion discussion along with Brady, Brees and Rivers, but he doesn't look ready to join the club just yet. What mobility he had is gone - he actually looks less mobile than Brady - and the accuracy needs to be a bit sharper, but tonight his arm was in pretty good form.

posted by beaverboard at 12:42 AM on September 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Painful to watch Philip Rivers "pick" up where he left off last season.

It's not just that Frank Reich and Chris Ballard saw possibilities in Rivers, it's that they went after him wholeheartedly and were ecstatic to get him ("this is our guy").

What was it they saw in his 2019 film that led them to believe that his arm still had something left in it?

Another year of a good OL in jeopardy of being wasted.

posted by beaverboard at 10:25 AM on September 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

rcade will advise you not to spend much time pondering the Bucs name question, as the Jags are currently the state's only relevant team.

posted by beaverboard at 08:01 PM on September 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If Fox Sports doesn't suspend or fire Skip Bayless over his mental health remarks directed at Dak Prescott and his family, they are as gutless and despicable as their parent propaganda network.

posted by beaverboard at 09:46 AM on September 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's generally acknowledged that one of Phil Jackson's finest coaching jobs was bringing the defending champion Bulls to the doorstep of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals in the wake of Michael Jordan's first retirement.

As of this moment, Nick Nurse has brought the defending champion Raptors to the same exact threshold in the wake of Kawhi Leonard's departure for LA.

posted by beaverboard at 09:25 AM on September 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

the old location had a giant, wall covering poster of Chris Weber calling time out

When Dean Smith's health began to fail, I stopped mentioning that his two national championships had been delivered on the wings of two of the most monumental crunch time errors in the history of the tournament.

But there's no asterisk next to those titles. If your opponent can't handle the moment and your team stands tall, you're the deserving champ.

posted by beaverboard at 10:38 PM on September 10, 2020