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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: April 20, 2018
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2708 links and 12126 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

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has announced his departure from Arsenal after 22 years at the helm of the club. Arsenal's accomplishments under Wenger include winning the double twice, winning the Premiership in 2003-04 without losing a single game, taking the FA Cup three more times and reaching the Champions League final. But the club finished out of the top four last season for the first time in that span and is currently sixth with 5 games left.

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:32 AM on April 20 - 10 comments

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety: The NCAA has modified kickoffs in college football: Any player can make a fair catch inside the 25 yard line for the ball to be ruled a touchback, just like when a player takes a knee in the end zone. Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who has for years crusaded to eliminate kickoffs, would like to replace them with the scoring team getting the ball on its 30 yard line in a fourth-and-15 situation. They could go for it or punt.

posted by rcade to football at 11:12 AM on April 15 - 4 comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Houston vs. Minnesota, Oklahoma City vs. Utah, Portland vs. New Orleans, Golden State vs. San Antonio, Toronto vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Indiana, Philadelphia vs. Miami, Boston vs. Milwaukee. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top point scorer in each series (total points scored). Winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:14 PM on April 13 - 10 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight: The NHL playoffs begin tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Minnesota vs. Winnipeg, Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh, Los Angeles vs. Vegas, New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay, Toronto vs. Boston, Columbus vs. Washington, Colorado vs. Nashville and San Jose vs. Anaheim. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking one of the three top goal scorers in this playoff round. Winner receives a Hartford Whalers hockey puck.

posted by rcade to hockey at 04:23 PM on April 11 - 12 comments

Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play: This is too epic to summarize.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:04 PM on March 27 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

Arsene Wenger is Leaving Arsenal

I got into the Premier League in 2006 so I managed to miss Wenger's run of greatness. I still am sad to see him go. There aren't any managers left who are synonymous with a club.

posted by rcade at 05:47 PM on April 20

College Football Modifies Kickoffs for Player Safety

I don't think it would take long to get used to the game without kickoffs.

posted by rcade at 07:51 AM on April 16

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 4 (James Harden)

Oklahoma City in 7 (Russell Westbrook)

Portland in 6 (Damian Lillard)

Golden State in 5 (Kevin Durant)

Toronto in 5 (DeMar DeRozen)

Cleveland in 5 (LeBron James)

Philadelphia in 6 (Goran Dragic)

Boston in 4 (Giannis Antetokounmpo)

posted by rcade at 09:48 PM on April 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

I was late getting the word out, so entries will be accepted through the end of Sunday's games.

Anyone who has already submitted picks can make changes 'til that deadline as well.

posted by rcade at 09:06 PM on April 14

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Tonight

Tampa Bay in 6

Boston in 7

Columbus in 6

Pittsburgh in 5

Nashville in 4

Winnipeg in 5

Vegas in 5

San Jose in 7

Goals: Patrik Laine (Winnipeg)

posted by rcade at 09:49 PM on April 11

Rusty Staub Dead at 73

This takes me back to my golden age of baseball -- the 1970s.

I heard a story once about a Yankees great who gave a speech where Rusty Staub was the butt of a joke about his personal life that made the crowd roar. I looked for any mention of this online and came up empty.

posted by rcade at 03:28 PM on March 30

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.

The first. Though the second sounds like a terrific date night movie.

posted by rcade at 03:21 PM on March 30

It's finally happened! Emergency back-up goalie (Blackhawks' Scott Foster) plays in an NHL game.

That's fantastic. I'm previewing the Disney movie in my head.

posted by rcade at 09:45 AM on March 30

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

An MLB opening day with a full slate of games that begin at 12:30? Yes!

posted by rcade at 12:06 PM on March 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Cleveland by 6
L.A. Clippers by 10 <-- dunk
Oklahoma City by 3
Golden State by 8
Cleveland by 4
Portland by 8
Houston by 10 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 09:25 PM on March 27

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive addresses the crowd after the Stephon Clark shooting.

posted by rcade at 05:27 PM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If this is picnic clothes, you dress fancy for picnics.

It's nice to see some discussion about the New Jersey Generals owner on SportsFilter.

posted by rcade at 11:05 AM on March 24

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: 140 to 79 Edition

Washington by 4
Portland by 8
Houston by 14 <-- dunk
Washington by 13 <-- dunk
Utah by 6

posted by rcade at 08:24 PM on March 23

Former Bills GM Bill Polian is the co-founder of a new football league

But how well did those CFL franchises here in the US work out? Not very well as they are no longer functioning.

I don't think player quality was the main reason that failed. There's an incredibly detailed article on Wikipedia about the CFL's U.S. experiment. It claims the league was "gate-driven" back then. With TV revenue as king, I could see the CFL crossing the border again.

posted by rcade at 11:38 AM on March 23

Former Bills GM Bill Polian is the co-founder of a new football league

Well, first of all, if they barely missed making a team, even as a bench warmer, then they would've been signed to a practice squad.

Maybe, but there are still a lot of college football players who barely miss out on practice squads.

I would watch this league if it played outside of the NFL season window. I like these rules changes as summarized by ESPN: "There also will be no kickoffs (the ball will be placed automatically at the 25-yard line) and no onside kicks. The losing team will just start on its own 35-yard line with fourth-and-10. Play clocks will be 30 seconds and every touchdown will be followed by a two-point conversion attempt."

Do we really miss football that much to watch that level of talent?

I enjoy the CFL before the NFL season starts. How many of its players couldn't make an NFL team?

posted by rcade at 12:19 PM on March 21