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Last visit: October 19, 2021

beaverboard has posted 20 links and 6,023 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

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

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I would send the Chief Minister some money, but the Nigerian prince won't release any funds from our joint account until after his big reimbursement has posted.

posted by beaverboard at 01:39 PM on October 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It was a tough game to predict. Both teams had road games last week, but the Bills played on Sunday night instead of afternoon and had to travel further to play a tougher opponent. Sometimes, those contributing factors add up to make enough of a difference.

posted by beaverboard at 01:31 PM on October 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Last night the Titans played like they did in 2019 when Vrabel benched Mariota, named Tannehill the starter, and Derrick Henry woke up during a thunderstorm and began destroying the laboratory.

posted by beaverboard at 10:18 AM on October 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Despite the wide availability of sandstone at no cost, some people insist on not receiving any for reasons they are not fully able to articulate. These include Kyrie Irving and former WSU coach Nick Rolovich.

posted by beaverboard at 09:50 AM on October 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I remember Ted Turner and Jane Fonda falling asleep during big moments of Atlanta playoff games during in the team's 90's heyday. Eventually the broadcast producer quit showing them on camera. Someone must have gotten a phone call.

posted by beaverboard at 09:53 AM on October 18, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview

The Wild's ultimate strategy is to get admitted to the WNBA.

posted by beaverboard at 04:33 PM on October 12, 2021

Raiders Fire Gruden Over Bigoted Emails

The most widely disliked people find redemption in college ball.

Lane Effin' Kiffin is only one win behind Saban in the SEC column.

And Mike Leach is only one win and one loss behind Kiffin.

Schiano was welcomed back by Rutgers.

Meanwhile, Jim Leavitt has been a coordinator for an age and a half. Someone needing a HC will come calling eventually. Maybe it'll be Denton.

Then there's Urban.

posted by beaverboard at 01:39 PM on October 12, 2021

Raiders Fire Gruden Over Bigoted Emails

If Gruden wants to coach college ball, there's probably a program that's willing to hire him.
Bobby Petrino is still hanging in there, going from job to job.

The hope is that the broader reporting surrounding the Gruden situation will force the league to go after Daniel Snyder and his organization with greater fervor. The Washington Post is doing their part. They realize that Goodell might not act unless critical information is made public. Especially when the action involves one of the most valuable franchises in the league.

posted by beaverboard at 10:55 AM on October 12, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

Revised picks:

Jets by 4
Packers by 9
Vikings by 10 (lock)
Steelers by 3
Buccaneers by 12 (lock)
Saints by 4
Panthers by 7
Titans by 10 (lock)
Patriots by 8 (lock)
Raiders by 6
Chargers by 4
Cowboys by 6
Cardinals by 9
Chiefs by 4
Ravens by 7

Rams-Seahawks and Jets-Falcons picks previously submitted prior to game time.

posted by beaverboard at 10:04 AM on October 10, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Jets by 4

More picks to follow.

posted by beaverboard at 09:07 AM on October 10, 2021

Pitch Invader Joins Brawl at San Jose-Cruz Azul Friendly

Wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo wo

posted by beaverboard at 08:27 PM on October 09, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Rams by 10

posted by beaverboard at 07:59 PM on October 07, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I decided to stop organizing a biscuits and gravy emotional support fundraiser for Lions fan NoMich when I found out that his Panthers had acquired Stephon Gilmore.

posted by beaverboard at 08:42 AM on October 07, 2021

University of Northern Colorado Assistant Coach to Purchase JNCO Jeans in the Future

Being an old fart, I wasn't aware of JNCO jeans.
Of course I had to go check them out.
The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw them was "Michigan Fab Five". Down to the ankles.

I think I'll remain a Relaxed Fit Lee jeans customer.
If I went any baggier than that, me walking down the street would get the same reaction as Urban Meyer walking out of a team meeting.

posted by beaverboard at 10:57 AM on October 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Urban Meyer: "It feels great to be in Ohio. Visit the grandkids."

As fate would have it, he got caught on video in the midst of an ongoing large scale sting operation dubbed "Operation Ohio Knows".

To borrow from the late Dr. John:
"I was in the wrong place, and it must have been the wrong time".

posted by beaverboard at 10:45 AM on October 06, 2021