beaverboard's profile

Member since: April 27, 2007
Last visit: July 25, 2021

beaverboard has posted 20 links and 5,938 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

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

I do not own any team swag or merch from any US pro or college program or franchise. But I think I'm going to have to get a Guardians shirt or something.

And I didn't know that there was or is a XFL team named the Guardians, which I just found out. As Larry "Bud" Melman used to say, I was unawares.

I decided that the winged logo is not cool. You can't attach such clunky elements to the sides of a smooth, round baseball. It's clumsy and disjointed looking. They just need to work on the block letter and the wings a bit to make them less rigid looking, then it would be OK.

posted by beaverboard at 05:52 PM on July 23, 2021

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

I actually really like the name and I don't recall it ever being on the list of possibilities for any other team naming venture. And it should have been considered.

It's strong, unexpected, and came from out of nowhere from my perspective.

However, I also have to channel and pay tribute to my childhood in acknowledging the new name. When I first heard the new name, I knew nothing of the bridge.

In my mind, I immediately envisioned the starting infield and outfield.

posted by beaverboard at 02:43 PM on July 23, 2021

Defending the Worst MLB Trades in History

What broke my older than eight year old heart was running smack into the ESPN + paywall.
Sorry boys, I'm already oversubscribed.

posted by beaverboard at 06:52 PM on July 22, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My favorite quote:

"It's easy to go somewhere and go win a championship with somebody else. It's easy. ... I could go to a superteam and just do my part and win a championship.

"But this is the hard way to do it," he added, slapping the podium for emphasis. "And this is the way to do it, and we did it. We fucking did it. We did it, man."

Hoping that LeBron*, Durant, and all the other self appointed rostermeisters heard that one.

*Cleveland LeBron 2.0 gets an exemption because that 2016 title was definitely doing it the hard way. He beat the Warriors with the likes of Smith, Shumpert and Mosgov. That was an all time epic achievement.

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 PM on July 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The bi-weekly Double Post Support Group meets at the Bojangles on Western Boulevard.

posted by beaverboard at 12:57 PM on July 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Bucks pulled off the rare elusive feat famously achieved by the 1976-77 Blazers:

Losing the first two games of the Finals, then winning the next four.

Two years ago, the reverse happened to them against the Raptors in the conference finals.

Giannis' rise to the top has been step by step and painful at times. But he is an all time elite force now. If the Bucks had lost Game 6, I can easily picture him being able to close out a Game 7 on the road.

posted by beaverboard at 12:51 PM on July 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

There's Gold In Them Thar Valley

posted by beaverboard at 05:37 PM on July 18, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Two weeks after the fact, this morsel from the rather overlooked and under reported July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating contest, which was won once again by world record holder Joey Chestnut:

"The Nathan's Famous contest is the crown jewel of the Fourth of July and stands as a beacon of freedom for all those who believe in American exceptionalism," said George Shea of Major League Eating. "Joey Chestnut is a national treasure. The rock on which he stands is not a rock. It is the United States of America."

Please stand for the anthem with your hand over your transverse colon.

posted by beaverboard at 08:46 AM on July 17, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Peyton is not the only one who can't handle championship greatness. The TB Lightning had a Buccaneers style wild man boat parade and duly dented the Stanley Cup which now needs repairs.

When Gronk dented a Lombardi Trophy, he effed up an annually replicated, team owned artifact. The Cup is a bit different.

It's always amusing seeing the Cup being carted around in a rolling vault and brought out by suited gentlemen in white gloves knowing that it's just moments away from enduring months of torture at the hands of Phil Kessel and countless others.

posted by beaverboard at 12:19 PM on July 14, 2021

BillSaysThis limps over Euro2020 finish line with the win

I thought that my name would've ensured victory for me

In some cases, your name alone might have done the trick.

But take heart and remember that Nay Malone is far better than Post Malone. Always and forever.

posted by beaverboard at 09:00 PM on July 12, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I guess my eyes are spoiled at this point. Watching the Copa final, I couldn't help constantly noticing how less tended and underwhelming the Maracana turf looked in comparison to the luxurious pitches of Euro 2020.

posted by beaverboard at 11:35 AM on July 11, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The ruination of sporting historical precedent continues apace.

Neymar had never lost at Maracana. Messi had never won a tournament with his national team.

One bit of continuity has been preserved, however. England only plays in tournament finals when they're held at Wembley. We shall see about the triumphal part of that axiom.

posted by beaverboard at 11:30 AM on July 11, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In other "who ya gonna call?" news, Chiefs LB Frank Clark told police that the Uzi they found in his Lamborghini belonged to a member of his security team.

Gisele Bundchen will want to know more about this so called security team and whether or not Clark is a varsity player in the security game, as her long standing armed detail has actually fired their weapons in anger and created an international incident.

posted by beaverboard at 04:53 PM on July 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I can't watch or read about Wimbledon without thinking about the turf care specialists who tend the courts that we read about in an excellent SpoFi post some days ago.

I'd love to see an article about the turf care that goes on behind the scenes during and after the Masters tournament at Augusta National. I think they virtually rebuild the course after the tournament concludes.

posted by beaverboard at 02:36 PM on July 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I was hoping to watch the third place Copa America match yesterday, but the Fox Sports channel it was supposed to be shown on was ocupado with a truck race that went beyond its scheduled broadcast time slot. The pop up info thumbnail for the channel said Colombia - Peru but no dice.

Hoping to watch the Copa final tonight. In keeping with the recent SpoFi historical precedent theme, it bears noting that Neymar has never lost a match at Maracana. If you need another themebuster, who ya gonna call? Argentina.

posted by beaverboard at 07:07 AM on July 10, 2021