rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: May 29, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2246 links and 10601 comments to SportsFilter and 85 links and 687 comments to the Locker Room and 8 columns.

Sports Bio

I follow the teams from Dallas-Fort Worth because I grew up with them, but I've adopted the Jacksonville Jaguars, the only pro team my new hometown is ever likely to get. The most memorable sporting event I attended live was game 6 of the NBA Western Conference finals in 1988 at Reunion Arena -- Mavericks vs. Lakers -- when Mark Aguirre and his prodigious caboose received half the game MVP award, and the 17,007 fans in attendance received the other half.

Recent Links

Golden State Reaches First NBA Finals in 40 Years: Stephen Curry's 26 points and 8 rebounds helped the Golden State Warriors defeat the Houston Rockets 104-90 at home for a 4-1 series win Wednesday night. The Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time since winning the championship in 1975. Alvin Attles, the coach of that team, handed Curry the conference trophy after the game. "The Bay Area's been waiting for 40 years," Curry said. "I think it's time."

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:27 AM on May 28 - 8 comments

Blackhawks Force Game 7 With 5-2 Win Over Ducks: The Chicago Blackhawks, led by Duncan Keith's three assists and a goal-saving play, defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 to tie their Western Conference Finals series at 3. ''He's kind of a freak as far as his metabolism and conditioning level,'' coach Joel Quenneville said of Keith. Game 7 will be Saturday. This is only the second time since the 1967 NHL expansion that both conference finals require a deciding game 7.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:12 AM on May 28 - 2 comments

Rangers Force Game 7 with 7-3 Win Over Lightning: The New York Rangers made short work of the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 7-3 victory to force game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday. For the Rangers, Derick Brassard had three goals and two assists and J.T Miller and Rick Nash each had a goal and three assists. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was pulled in the third with the score 5-1.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:26 PM on May 26 - 1 comment

LeBron Takes Cavaliers to NBA Finals in First Season Back: The Cleveland Cavaliers swept aside the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 Tuesday night to complete a 4-0 series win, advancing to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history. LeBron James had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. He becomes the first player to reach the Finals five times in a row since Bill Russell and three teammates in the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1960s.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:22 PM on May 26 - 8 comments

Phillies GM: Our Fans 'Don't Understand the Game': Hey, Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., the team's 19-28 record stinks and fans would like to see two of your top pitching prospects now at Double A. What do you think about that? "They don't understand the game. They don't understand the process. There's a process. And then they bitch and complain because we don't have a plan. There's a plan in place and we're sticking with the plan. We can't do what's best for the fan. We have to do what's best for the organization so the fan can reap the benefit of it later on. That' the truth."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:13 AM on May 26 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Live video of the FIFA meeting. It would be cool to see the room gradually empty out as officials are arrested.

posted by rcade at 12:36 PM on May 29

Golden State Reaches First NBA Finals in 40 Years

Jeez. Thompson was woozy and threw up multiple times after the game, according to his dad, but the NBA still isn't using concussion protocol for him.

posted by rcade at 03:47 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I've been updating the NHL Pick 'Em as some outcomes become impossible.

Here's the current leaders for the player categories, before both game 7s:

Top goal scorer: 4, Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos and Derick Brassard

Top power play goal scorer: 2, Patrick Maroon, Rick Nash, Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat

Most penalized player (in minutes): 24, Tanner Glass

Goalie with the best save percentage (starters only): .913, Frederik Andersen

Bender has Stamkos for goals and PP goals and Andersen as goalie, so his round's looking pretty good.

posted by rcade at 10:21 AM on May 28

Henchmen arrested, but the Joker is still at large

Also, keep an eye on the officiating when the US Women's team plays at the upcoming tournament. There could be some really interesting calls.

Somewhere a fan of Canada's women's team is enjoying that possibility.

posted by rcade at 04:09 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Colin Kaepernick thought a photo of catastrophic, deadly flooding in Texas was a great opportunity to promote his plan to suck less this coming season. "I warned you the #7StormsComing," he wrote in an Instagram caption.

posted by rcade at 10:10 AM on May 27

Is Manuel Neuer the template for future goalkeepers

I love FourFourTwo. How many sports writers would quote a book from 1906 in a story on the modern style of play at a position?

Reading the first link makes me want to watch a bunch of Bayern and get a stronger feel for Neuer's technique. I have a FoxSoccer2Go account I almost never use and it has 23 full matches from that squad in the Champions League.

I think sweeper-keeper is likely to become more common. There will be enough athleticism to make it less of a risk.

posted by rcade at 05:29 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

On the redesigned ESPN home page, is Soccer always the first sport link alongside the main site logo? It seems like the sport is getting considerably more play on the new ESPN site.

posted by rcade at 01:27 PM on May 26

Rockets Avoid Sweep Behind Harden Heroics, Curry Tumble

The head scare was bad, but so was the chance Curry would break his wrist or arm trying to slow his fall. I was amazed he came back. As Warriors coach I would've been tempted to let him rest just to help him be better recuperated for game 5.

posted by rcade at 12:57 PM on May 26

Blackhawks' Last-Minute Miracle Comeback Foiled in OT

That second Toews goal was unbelievable. Andersen was caught completely off-guard by his decision to take that shot.

posted by rcade at 12:42 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Weird play: Khris Davis almost lost a homer when it appeared he didn't touch home plate.

Poetically, Davis hit another one in the next at bat, adding some drama to his crossing of home.

posted by rcade at 09:26 PM on May 25

Golden State Routs Houston, Takes Commanding 3-0 Lead

Curry also was fun to watch in the press conference taken over by his daughter Riley.

posted by rcade at 11:48 AM on May 25

LeBron's Epic Night Puts Cavaliers Up 3-0 on Hawks

I'm still in line for my Hawks in 7 prediction.

posted by rcade at 11:33 AM on May 25

Lightning Beat Rangers 2-0, Now Lead 3-2 in Series

Boy, that crowd just went nuts to hear John Amirante do the anthem again.

posted by rcade at 08:15 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That's an embarrassing way to end a season, but the game was almost entirely meaningless. It shouldn't count for much against Rogers.

posted by rcade at 08:02 PM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Almost 10 million fans attended English Championship games this season. That puts the league fourth behind the Premiership, Bundesliga and La Liga.

posted by rcade at 03:44 PM on May 24