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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: June 24, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2478 links and 11443 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

Johnny Manziel's Life Continues to Spiral: "He's a druggie. It's not a secret that he's a druggie. I don't know what to say other than my son is a druggie and he needs help. He just hasn't [sought] it yet. Hopefully he doesn't die before he comes to his senses. That's about all you can say. I don't know what else to say." -- Johnny Manziel's father Paul in a phone interview Friday with ESPN

posted by rcade to football at 10:05 PM on June 24 - 1 comment

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals: The Copa America Centenario finishes this weekend with a U.S./Colombia third-place game at 8 p.m. EDT on Saturday and an Argentina/Chile championship game on 8 p.m. Sunday. Billsaysthis leads our contest with Tron7 3 points behind. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game, one goal scorer per game and some additional props.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:31 AM on June 24 - 5 comments

Current fantasy games:

CFL Pick 'Em

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em

Copa America Pick 'Em

posted by rcade to at 09:51 AM on June 24 - 0 comments

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16: The Euro 2016 round of 16 begins Saturday at 9 a.m. EDT when Switzerland faces Poland. After the group stage, the top 3 are Yerfatma, Flannelenigma and Holden. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game and one goal scorer per game.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:59 PM on June 23 - 12 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich: With the Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup Final victory over the San Jose Sharks, SportsFilter's annual NHL playoff competition has been won by NoMich, who beat Grum@work by 5 points. The coveted Costanza was claimed by Rcade.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:56 PM on June 22 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

Johnny Manziel's Life Continues to Spiral

If you've ever talked to someone who has a loved one with a drug addiction, they reach a point where they sound just like Paul Manziel. Pure despair. It sounds like Johnny's troubles are far past the issue of whether he could ever return to football.

posted by rcade at 10:09 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I saw all those Boston picks and expected a big story to come out of their night.

Didn't happen, but as a Dallas fan I kind of envy having a pile of draftees all coming in at the same time. We have some years with no picks at all.

posted by rcade at 06:51 PM on June 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

West Ham offered 40 million Euros for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi on Thursday.

After Brexit, that price rose from 31 million pounds to 34 million.

The link has an examination of the potential impact of Brexit on British soccer.

Now I just need to find an article about its impact on EastEnders.

posted by rcade at 05:27 PM on June 24

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Poland 1, Switzerland 0 (Błaszczykowski)

Wales 3, Northern Ireland 1 (Bale)

Croatia 2, Portugal 1 (Modric)

France 3, Republic of Ireland 0 (Payet)

Germany 2, Slovakia 0 (Gomez)

Hungary 2, Belgium 1 (Hazard)

Spain 1, Italy 1 (Morata)

England 2, Iceland 1 (Kane)

I feel like I'm not picking enough upsets. There has got to be one more big name ready to shame a nation.

posted by rcade at 04:29 PM on June 24

Copa America Pick 'Em: Finals




Argentina 4, U.S. 0
Chile 2, Colombia 0

Goal scorers picked by players: 2: Hiquain; 1: Messi, Aranguiz


1. Pick the winner of the final: 120 points

2. Pick the score: 20 points for winner's total, 20 points for loser's total, 20 points for both being right

3. Pick one player in the game: 10 points per goal

4. Pick three players who will get a yellow or red card: 5 points per yellow, 25 per red

5. Pick the winner of the third-place game: 30 points

6. Pick the score: 5 points for winner's total, 5 points for loser's total, 5 points for both being right

7. Pick one player per game: 2 points per goal

8. Tiebreaker: Pick the time of the first goal in the final (minutes and seconds). Closest wins. If two players choose the same time, the one who picked it first wins.


Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT: U.S. vs. Colombia third-place game

Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT: Argentina vs. Chile final

posted by rcade at 10:31 AM on June 24

The 12th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Toronto by 8

Winnipeg by 10

Ottawa by 8

Calgary by 15

posted by rcade at 07:21 PM on June 23

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16

Every player picked two group winners successfully.

France/Germany for all of us but one. Germany/Croatia for Bender.

The math on this drove me mad. I had to create the standings table just to make sure scores were correct.

posted by rcade at 02:06 PM on June 23

Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Round of 16



1st: Points for picking group winners (10 points each)

1st/2nd: Points for picking first- or second-place teams (20 points each)

3rd: Points for picking third-place teams (15 points each)

Goals: Goals scored by your players (1 point each)


Teams that advanced (in order of finish)

Group A: France, Switzerland

Group B: Wales, England, Slovakia

Group C: Germany, Poland, Northern Ireland

Group D: Croatia, Spain

Group E: Italy, Belgium, Republic of Ireland

Group F: Hungary, Iceland, Portugal

Goal scorers picked by players: 3: Bale, Morata; 2: Lukaku, Ronaldo; 1: Giroud, Vardy, Nolito, Eder, Griezman, Kalinic, Rakitic, Pelle

Check your entry for the group round to ensure your score is correct.


Pick the winner of each game: 30 points

Pick the score: 5 points for winner's total, 5 points for loser's total, 5 points for both being right

Pick one player per game: 2 points per goal


SaturdayJune 259 a.m. EDTSwitzerland vs. Poland
SaturdayJune 2512 p.m. EDTWales vs. Northern Ireland
SaturdayJune 253 p.m. EDTCroatia vs. Portugal
SundayJune 269 a.m. EDTFrance vs. Republic of Ireland
SundayJune 2612 p.m. EDTGermany vs. Slovakia
SundayJune 263 p.m. EDTHungary vs. Belgium
MondayJune 2712 p.m. EDTItaly vs. Spain
MondayJune 273 p.m. EDTEngland vs. Iceland

posted by rcade at 02:00 PM on June 23

Meet The Kid Who Snuck His Way Into Game 7 With A Fake Press Pass

Doing it: Genius.

Admitting it, documenting it and exposing yourself to prosecution for what is probably a felony given the value of a game 7 ticket: Less genius.

posted by rcade at 01:44 PM on June 23

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Billsaysthis quit playing after the second round and beat me.

posted by rcade at 09:15 PM on June 22

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

So close! If I had just picked Cleveland in 7 instead of 6.

Thanks for running the contest, Ufez.

posted by rcade at 09:13 PM on June 22

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Pillar's uniform should be padded like an outfield wall.

posted by rcade at 03:35 PM on June 22

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

I've been wanting to implement that for a while. The CFL and NFL season-long pick 'ems would be the final two of the year, I think, so they would be the deciderers.

posted by rcade at 03:22 PM on June 22

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich

Final Standings

Round 1Round 2Round 3Stanley CupScore
Ufez Jones1015622


1. Winner: Pittsburgh (grum@work, Ufez Jones, rumple, NoMich)

2. Games: 6 (grum@work, rumple, NoMich)

3. Longest game (in OTs): 1 (grum@work, Ufez Jones, cixelsyd, tommytrump, rumple, Howard_T, MrFrisby)

4. First score: Rust (no one)

5. Conn Smythe winner: Crosby (Ufez Jones)

6. Most goals: 2, Couture (rcade, bender), Karlsson, Malkin, Sheary, Hornqvist

7. Most assists: 4, Couture (MrFrisby, bender), Letang, Crosby (grum@work, NoMich)

8. Best +/-: 3, Burns (cixelsyd), Tierney, Hagelin

9. Most PIM: 6, Zubrus (no one)

10. Best SV%: .932, Jones (cixelsyd, tommytrump, tahoemoj, Howard_T, MrFrisby, rcade, bender)

Tiebreaker: 27 (tahoemoj, MrFrisby)

Check your picks to doublecheck your score.

Rumple led the Costanza by 2 before this round but scored 9 this round, which has to be one of the best Costanza-avoidance performances in site history.

Congratulations, NoMich! You can now call yourself a Hockey News subscriber (if you send me your address).

posted by rcade at 02:56 PM on June 22

Copa America Pick 'Em: Semifinals

We could play this game 10 times and never get a good shot on goal. Men and boys.

posted by rcade at 10:59 PM on June 21