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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 06, 2021

beaverboard has posted 20 links and 5,859 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

Orioles Pitcher Retires 27 Batters But It Isn't a Perfect Game

It's also the first Orioles complete game no-hitter since Jim Palmer's in the late 1960's. That may be the longest streak of it's kind in the majors.

When you think about the pitching talent that the O's have had over the years, it's insane that no other Baltimore pitcher has done it since Palmer. Just in 1970 and 71, the O's staff was intergalactic.

Before Fernando Valenzuela and before Ohtani, there was Mike Cuellar. Southpaw scroogie wizard and grand slam home run hitter.

All hail George Bamberger and Ray Miller, a noteworthy succession of Orioles pitching coaches from that era. Or rather, ERA.

posted by beaverboard at 12:48 PM on May 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's Sunday, and according to the latest reports, Jimmy Garoppolo is still alive.

posted by beaverboard at 02:51 PM on May 02, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Not sure about Canada, but don't order KFC up here in New England, where the company doesn't think that chicken matters to people.

When the covid lockdown first hit, you couldn't get takeout anywhere. Then some places started to reopen for remote pickup and drive thru, etc.

I occasionally passed by a Popeye's (of which there are very few up here) and saw that they were taking pick up orders. Then one day I noticed that their exhaust hood wasn't on the roof but mounted on the back wall of the building.

When I couldn't take it anymore, I drove around behind the building and just sat there next to the drive thru lane with my windows down, sucking in the vapors from the fryolator. I drove home a happy, hungry man.

posted by beaverboard at 10:12 AM on May 02, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There are a number of Bojangles outside the Carolinas that are not doing well. Call corporate HQ ASAP and tell them to shut those locations down and ship the surplus inventory to the Triangle.

Whatever you do, don't go to KFC. They done changed the recipe.

posted by beaverboard at 12:59 AM on May 02, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Lions have selected a NCSU defensive lineman in the third round.

NoMich is probably at Bojangles with a handle of Tito's, lighting off sparklers in the parking lot.

posted by beaverboard at 10:46 PM on April 30, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

Vegas now taking odds on which ESPN NFL live talent is going to go into oxygen deprivation or cardiac arrest first.

Can you imagine if these shouters did the pre-flight aircraft safety sermon? Every passenger would want to grab two beers and pop the emergency slide before the plane left the gate.

posted by beaverboard at 05:28 PM on April 29, 2021

Aaron Rodgers Wants Out of Green Bay

When rumours started swirling about the Packers trading Jordan Love a few days ago, some of the young man YouTube pundits began joking that Rodgers would ditch Green Bay and take the Jeopardy gig the day after Love was out the door.

posted by beaverboard at 05:14 PM on April 29, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Today's anagram:

Mel Kiper Jr :: Prelim Jerk

Take off the "Jr" and you get: Mr Eke Lip

Or: Mr Eek Lip if you like

posted by beaverboard at 02:23 PM on April 29, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

In one of their mock drafts, ESPN referred to Jared Goff as the Lions' franchise quarterback.

posted by beaverboard at 06:59 PM on April 28, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I didn't follow the signing and arrival of Ohtani to MLB, but was there any effort made by his management team to try to get him rostered on a National League club?

posted by beaverboard at 04:16 PM on April 26, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Steve Smith biscuit bounce beats the Terrell Owens popcorn cascade every time.

Trying to remember who was caught on camera eating hotdogs on the sideline. Might have been one of the legendary immortals like Sanchez or Leinart.

I helped put the "dern" in Moderna. Saving my Pfizer vouchers for other, more pressing needs.

posted by beaverboard at 01:09 PM on April 23, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Ice up son.

posted by beaverboard at 09:26 PM on April 22, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Subs, shamrocks, and strikes:

April 11 was National Submarine Day, celebrating the commissioning of the first USN boat, which was designed by an Irishman.

April 11 was also the day that Carl Yastrzemski made his first MLB appearance, playing left field, getting a hit, and throwing a guy out at home plate.

Among the umpires that day were sons of the sod Flaherty and Hurley. And Kinnamon, a Scot.

posted by beaverboard at 11:39 AM on April 22, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Erin Go Mich

posted by beaverboard at 11:59 AM on April 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NFL ought to name the Comeback Player of the Year award after Alex Smith, who just announced his retirement.

posted by beaverboard at 11:16 AM on April 20, 2021