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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: August 30, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2315 links and 10819 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

Fan Dies After Fall from Upper Deck at Braves Game: A fan in his 60s died after falling over 50 feet from the upper deck at Turner Field Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. A fan in Section 401 told NJ Advance Media that the fanflew over her from a row behind her when A-Rod came up to bat, almost as if he jumped. He briefly held a wire connected to the home plate net but lost his grip and landed on concrete next to the section where players' families sit.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:38 PM on August 29 - 1 comment

UNT Has Put 32 Football Walk-Ons On Scholarship in 4 Seasons: Since Dan McCarney became the head coach of the North Texas Mean Green in 2011, my alma mater has done one thing more often than any other in the FBS: Give scholarships to walk-ons. USA Today reports, "Along a wall inside the football program's offices is a display of 32 faces and names, all former or current North Texas players of varying success, from backup defensive backs through starting offensive linemen, each with a shared starting point: As a former walk-on who 'through effort and dedication,' the display reads, was awarded a scholarship." Those players have contributed 146 starts, nearly 400 tackles, 4,500 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns.

posted by rcade to football at 08:48 PM on August 29 - 2 comments

Fantasy Premier League, Week Four: Hillbilly F.C. jumps into first place with 155 points, leading PoloXI at 153 and FC Gallifrey at 150. Week 3's dream team was led by Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson, who scored a hat trick and had a 17-point week (owned by 2% a week ago and 13% now). The most popular acquisition is Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, who already has 35 points (6.0m cost). Roster moves must be in by 6:45 a.m. Saturday, an hour before Newcastle/Arsenal kicks off the early game.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:37 PM on August 28 - 0 comments

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies After Debris Hit to Helmet: The English IndyCar racer Justin Wilson died Monday after a crash a day earlier in which car debris from another racer's crash struck him on the helmet. He was 37. Video from Pocono Raceway shows the nose cone of Sage Karam's car bouncing on the track after a one-car crash and striking Wilson's helmet, bouncing as high as 100 yards in the air afterwards. Jalopnik has video of the crash and more details. Wilson won seven races in a 12-year open track career. He's survived by a wife and two daughters. He's an organ donor, according to his brother, fellow IndyCar driver Stefan Wilson.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 09:35 PM on August 24 - 3 comments

Peyton Manning Has No Feeling In His Fingertips: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he's had no feeling in the fingertips of his right hand for years. "I've talked to a doctor recently who said, 'Don't count on the feeling coming back.' It was hard for me for about two years, because one doctor told me I could wake up any morning and it might come back," Manning said. "So you wake up every day thinking, Today's the day! Then it's not."

posted by rcade to football at 07:58 PM on August 24 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Fan Dies After Fall from Upper Deck at Braves Game

The man, Braves season ticket holder Gregory Murray of Alpharetta, Georgia, reportedly stood on his seat to jeer A-Rod, lost his balance and fell over the railing.

posted by rcade at 05:41 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Question: Another win over United. Was that the toughest of the lot?

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams: Yeah, I think so. I think they've improved a lot since last season. It was a very difficult game. A lot of problems for us.

Strange days.

posted by rcade at 01:50 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The game continued after the fan fell last night, which brought up this factoid in a comment: In 1946, 33 people died in a crush at an FA Cup game between Bolton and Stoke City at Burnden Park. The dead were brought down to the touchline, a new touchline was made out of sawdust and the game continued.

posted by rcade at 09:53 AM on August 30

UNT Has Put 32 Football Walk-Ons On Scholarship in 4 Seasons

This is cool -- I didn't realize UNT was doing so much more of this than other programs -- but I dispute the writer's claim that "North Texas, in a general sense, doesn't need a walk-on program to be successful -- not when the school sits just outside of the Dallas area, with its dozens of successful high school programs, and not with inroads throughout Texas, perhaps the nation's most fertile recruiting landscape."

UNT definitely needs this, because it doesn't recruit well historically against all the other Texas FBS schools. McCarney is doing the same thing he did at Iowa State and looking for ways an underdog can succeed and grow.

posted by rcade at 10:38 PM on August 29

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The pattern of the new third kit Chelsea shorts ...

... makes them look like frilly black knickers ...

posted by rcade at 11:24 AM on August 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Not picking the games last week proved a suboptimal strategy for me.

Hamilton by 16

Edmonton by 3

Calgary by 10

Ottawa by 8

posted by rcade at 06:22 PM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

A high school has spent $200,000 on gold turf. School's teachers glad, say livable wages not that important to them.

posted by rcade at 04:36 PM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If you're asking about Beltre, I believe the kick is his attempt to punish the ball for not going foul.

posted by rcade at 10:56 AM on August 25

Peyton Manning Has No Feeling In His Fingertips

So you're saying he is a Nazi?

Not full Nazi, like a former shark-eyed Braves pitcher I fear to name, but one who's just in the movement for the clothes.

posted by rcade at 10:17 AM on August 25

Peyton Manning Has No Feeling In His Fingertips

I don't know how Manning could have the touch to throw at a high level without feeling in his fingertips. He's been one of the best quarterbacks in the league over this span, in terms of yardage and touchdowns if not always aesthetics.

This revelation makes me think his continued success is an incredible triumph of will.

posted by rcade at 09:28 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Me too. I'm hoping he can somehow retire a Ranger, instead of being traded to a contender when circumstances suggest it should happen.

posted by rcade at 10:59 AM on August 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That reaction is awesome. Thanks for sharing that. It reminds me of what the kids on both Little League teams did in games I coached when one of our players started going yard. Everybody was jazzed on both sides.

posted by rcade at 01:20 PM on August 23

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

I benched Cech too, for Brad Guzan.

What's going to be televised stateside?

Man U vs. Newcastle, Leicester City vs. Tottenham and Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa.

posted by rcade at 07:45 AM on August 22

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

Make that 538. I was off by 10.

posted by rcade at 06:55 PM on August 21

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

548 numbers wonk Michael Bertin calls it a "fairly safe bet" Harry Kane will regress from his 19 goal total of last season: "He should see plenty of chances, enough that his ExpG (Expected Goals) could be in the neighborhood of 15."

posted by rcade at 05:11 PM on August 21