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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 28, 2017
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2592 links and 11804 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

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round: The second round of the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. Rumple is in the lead with 10 points. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the round and the number of games each series will require: Nashville vs. St. Louis, Edmonton vs. Anaheim, New York Rangers vs. Ottawa and Pittsburgh vs. Washington. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top points scorer in each series. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:49 PM on April 25 - 15 comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today: The NBA playoffs begin today 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: Indiana vs. Cleveland, Milwaukee vs. Toronto, Memphis vs. San Antonio, Utah vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta vs Washington, Portland vs. Golden State, Chicago vs Boston and Oklahoma City vs. Houston. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top scorer in each series (total points scored). The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM on April 15 - 11 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: Boston vs. Ottawa, Columbus vs. Pittsburgh, San Jose vs. Edmonton, New York Rangers vs. Montreal, St. Louis vs. Minnesota, Toronto vs. Washington, Calgary vs. Anaheim and Nashville vs. Chicago. 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. The winner receives a one-year subscription to Hockey News.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:23 AM on April 12 - 16 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition: This season's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em on SportsFilter concludes with a short four-game week. With a 52-point week, Goyoucolts has a 32-point lead at 772. Barring an Altlanta Falcons flop, this one's all over but the crying. There is an unexpected race for the Costanza, thanks to my -24 and Bender's 68 combining for a 92-point shift. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:56 PM on April 11 - 12 comments

EFL Requires Clubs to Put Home-Grown Player on Squad: The England Football League has passed a rule that requires clubs to put one "club-developed player" on their matchday squad. The player must have spent at least 12 months with the club before the end of their under-19 season. Clubs that don't will be allowed six substitutes instead of seven.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:27 PM on April 06 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

"God damn! Get to the damn quarterback!" -- Takkarist McKinley

posted by rcade at 01:00 PM on April 28

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

On my other site some people on the right keep claiming that ESPN is super-politicized and liberal these days.

I find the accusation weird. I see ESPN as a place that avoids politics on the air except when it's unavoidable, like when Colin Kaepernick stopped standing for the anthem.

Does anyone else see ESPN as becoming more political in recent years?

posted by rcade at 11:00 AM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I've updated the NBA Pick 'Em with the three completed series. Bender and grum@work are tied for first at 7.

posted by rcade at 07:04 PM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Nashville in 6 - Viktor Arvidsson

Anaheim in 6 - Connor McDavid

New York Rangers in 7 - Bobby Ryan

Washington in 7 - Alex Ovechkin

posted by rcade at 06:19 PM on April 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

A 101-year-old woman from India won the 100-meter sprint at the World Masters Game as the only competitor.

posted by rcade at 05:46 PM on April 26

ESPN laying off 100, including on-air peronslities

I wouldn't scoff at ESPN's troubles. It lost lost 12 million subscribers since 2011. In one month last fall they lost 621,000.

So far Jayson Stark and Ed Werder are the layoffs that gave me the most sadfeels. But as a former reporter I'm always bummed by events like this.

Young people don't watch cable. I could cancel my entire cable package today and my sons wouldn't notice. They only watch TV on the Internet and it's on-demand stuff on Youtube, Twitch, Netflix and Hulu.

I would cancel cable if I could live without live broadcasts of the NFL, Premier League, MLS, Championship (England), international soccer and to a lesser degree MLB, NBA and NHL.

posted by rcade at 02:14 PM on April 26

MLB *Play of the Year* is pretty much locked up by Chris Coghlan after this bit of insanity.

That was unbelievable. Afterwards I couldn't tell if Coghlan was making the "safe" call or acting like a plane. Both were appropriate to the situation.

posted by rcade at 08:26 AM on April 26

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

The scores are in the previous discussion. The top 3 goal scorers were Jake Guentzel at 5 and Bobby Ryan, Bryan Rust, Sean Monahan and Austin Matthews tied at 4. Only grum@work got that point by picking Matthews.

Standings

rumple10
rcade8
grum@work7
MrFrisby7
NoMich7
bender6
tommytrump6
ic23b5
prof5
tahoemoj5
billsaysthis4
cixelsyd2

posted by rcade at 01:50 PM on April 25

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

You gotta be happy after that final Matthews goal. His hands are incredibly fast.

posted by rcade at 08:40 AM on April 24

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Sheffield Wednesday's radio commentators are closer to the fans than anywhere else I've seen. No booth for them.

That's Rob O'Neill on play by play and John Pearson on color commentary. Pearson is a former Owl whose body language at the end of this weekend's 2-1 Derby win shows he's out of his mind with worry.

posted by rcade at 08:38 AM on April 24

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today

I'm surprised Thomas was able to play. The emotion in that place must have been palpable.

posted by rcade at 02:59 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Rumple leads the NHL Pick 'Em with 7 points and several other players are at 5.

posted by rcade at 02:55 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

A college student was killed by a hammer throw at a track and field event.

posted by rcade at 01:26 PM on April 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The NHL Pick 'Em is being marked up as results come in. MrFrisby leads with 4 points.

posted by rcade at 05:52 PM on April 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Jaguars play only two true home games the first eight weeks of the season. A third home game in that period is in London, and it's followed up a week later by a road game vs. the Jets. They also end the season with two road games.

posted by rcade at 11:13 PM on April 20