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Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: May 16, 2022

beaverboard has posted 20 links and 6,266 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 Sunday Huddle

No word on what life is like for Jerry Jones, trying to operate a football team in a basketball town.

posted by beaverboard at 12:43 AM on May 16, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Durn those Ca'lina Hurricanes.

And durn the daggone Lightning too.

posted by beaverboard at 11:41 PM on May 14, 2022

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

Phil may have fine company on the Saudi tour.

Purportedly including Lee Westwood, one of the most sleep inducing golfers I've ever seen.

However, Westwood will probably do well on the LIV tour, having been the 54 hole leader in a ton of 72 hole tournaments, including majors. (That he didn't win.)

And then there's Sergio Garcia and Bubba Watson. What's not to like?

As the teachers in our school used to say about elections for student government - it's not supposed to be a popularity contest.

posted by beaverboard at 10:44 PM on May 13, 2022

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

Mickelson is in a Putin-esque pickle.

He needs money. He crossed the line and endorsed the Saudi tour.
He lost all his sponsors - that income stream is gone.
Then he became unwelcome at PGA events.
He's in a position where if he wants to be cash ahead at the end, his best and maybe only option is to try to become top dog on the Saudi tour at his age and win some of the big purses that they'll be awarding.

posted by beaverboard at 07:47 PM on May 12, 2022

Tarik Cohen's Letter to His 17-Year-Old Self

Heavy read. Thank you for posting.

I hope he's worked through his injuries and has a chance to get on a roster. But first he has to deal with the death of his other brother.

I think about half of his contract extension money from a couple of years ago was guaranteed.

posted by beaverboard at 09:28 PM on May 11, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

On a lighter note he is remembered for his size 22 shoes.

Some time back, I had an office visit with an orthopedic knee and shoulder specialist who was closely connected to the Celtics. On the windowsill in the exam room was a well made white basketball shoe with green trim. It was large.

I pointed to the shoe and said: "Who is that?"

The doctor said: "Kevin McHale".

I picked up the shoe and held it and for some reason said: "Probably not as big as Bob Lanier's".

The doctor said: "Not even close".

posted by beaverboard at 03:18 PM on May 11, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Someone needs to tell Jerry "Everything is bigger in Texas" Jones and the mayor of Dallas that the largest metropolitan area in the EN-tire United States in terms of land area is...Jacksonville, F-L-A.

posted by beaverboard at 04:13 PM on May 10, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

rcade says: "Heck, I'd be happy with just one good team".

posted by beaverboard at 11:37 AM on May 09, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I didn't watch the Kentucky Derby, didn't read any stories about it, had no idea who won, and then came to the realization that I had to check it out after about the fifth person said to me: "DID YOU SEE THAT HORSE RACE?"

posted by beaverboard at 08:46 PM on May 08, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Did he bet on any PGA tour events that he played in?

Someone needs to look into that if they haven't done so already.

Daily sports life is more pleasant without Pete Rose, Art Schlichter, Len Dykstra et al., and it would be more pleasant yet without Mickelson.

posted by beaverboard at 12:50 PM on May 06, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Plenty of opportunity for tattoos in such places as Hong Kong; Subic Bay, PI; and Pattaya Beach, Thailand, but I always found other delights to occupy my time.

My dear friend, a USAF Colonel (Ret.), was once stationed in or near Thailand. When someone was missing and unaccounted for at the base, his buddies would attempt to cover for him by telling the CO: "Sir, I believe that Maj. Smith is working on the railroad".

A week later, the colonel explained to me that the phrase was code for "laying Thai's".

Ouch. It's not my joke. It was a different time back then.

posted by beaverboard at 06:52 PM on May 04, 2022

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That is awesome. I know a few tattoo artists and I'm waiting for one of them to let us know that someone as well known as Rasheed has booked an appointment. I don't say anything about it; the talent level being what it is, I just figure it's a matter of time.

My own approach to tattoos is simple: I'll get one after Howard gets one.

(Yikes, just remembering that Howard is a Navy man and may already be inked.)

Back in 1988 I spent three days in Washington DC working with a man that turned out to be the grandfather of Len Bias. I didn't find out until day 3.

We began talking about it, then sat down and he started pulling out photographs. Luckily it was a quiet moment of a Friday afternoon and we could take a few minutes to reflect and reminisce. Len had only died 2 years before, so his grandfather's memories were still fresh and the pain was still raw.

posted by beaverboard at 01:07 PM on May 04, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Every year, NFL draft pundits complain that the Packers didn't do enough to help Aaron Rodgers.

This year, they did draft some receiving talent, but more importantly, to help lighten Rodgers' load with regard to personal appearances and promotional obligations, the Packers hired a stand-in.

posted by beaverboard at 11:24 PM on May 03, 2022

Arizona Coyotes Are Moving to a 5,100-Seat Arena

I worry that the NHL's persistence in fielding a team in Arizona will inspire some desert nation with suitcases full of cash to seek to do something inappropriate such as host a World Cup.

posted by beaverboard at 04:37 PM on May 02, 2022

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

NFL Draft lunch break:

Bojangles for everyone - Ickey Ekwonu is staying in NC.

Buddy's Pizza on the house - Aidan Hutchinson is staying in MI.

Truth Barbecue across the room - Kenyon Green is staying in TX.

Primanti's all around - Kenny Pickett is staying at Heinz Field.

Great post-first round headlines include:

"Baalke Stakes Reputation on No. 1 Pick Walker"

Reputation? Reputation? You're talking about...Reputation?

Repeat in the style of - Jim Mora: "Playoffs" and Allen Iverson: "Practice"

posted by beaverboard at 01:29 PM on April 29, 2022