rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: December 03, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2534 links and 11646 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

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field: Major League Baseball is changing the rules for home-field advantage in the World Series. The experiment of giving it to the league that wins the All-Star Game is over. Instead, for the first time in league history, home field will go to the team with the better record.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:53 AM on December 01 - 13 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition: The NFL week begins Thursday night with Dallas vs. Minnesota. In our NFL Pick 'Em, Tron7 keeps the lead with 771 points and MeatSaber second at 741. Ufez Jones and Jagsnumberone tie for third at 733. Grum@work goes wild on locks and wins the week with 128 points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 08:25 PM on November 30 - 23 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition: There are four national NBA games on TV this week and the Bulls and Rockets play in two of them apiece without facing each other. The first games are Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, everybody wins last week's games, keeping the leaders as NoMich, Ufez Jones and Goyoucolts. Make your picks and don't lose your cool like Doc Rivers.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:53 PM on November 30 - 8 comments

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash: A plane carrying Chapecoense, a soccer team in Brazil's top division, crashed early Tuesday in Colombia. Seventy six people died and five survived, including player Alan Ruschel. The team was scheduled Wednesday to play the first half of a Copa Sudamericana final -- a tournament equivalent to the Europa League. The team from Chapeco reached Brazil's top division for the first time in decades in 2014. "What was supposed to be a celebration has turned into a tragedy," Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:11 AM on November 29 - 7 comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition: The NFL week begins with the three-game Thanksgiving schedule: Minnesota at Detroit, Washington at Dallas and Pittsburgh at Indianapolis. In SportsFilter's contest, Tron7 wins the week with 116 points and holds on to first at 678. MeatSaber rises to second at 648 and Rumple third at 632. Make your picks and remember to talk to your relatives, even when a game is on.

posted by rcade to football at 08:42 PM on November 23 - 21 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

During today's Sheffield Wednesday match against Preston North End, PNE strikers Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford were both sent off for throwing punches -- at each other!

posted by rcade at 12:04 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's amazing how much luck the Cowboys have and the Jaguars lack. Watching Jacksonville, I can always count on at least one astonishingly bad officiating call that hurts them in a significant way. That's not why they lose, but it doesn't help a flailing franchise when the bad calls aren't evening out.

Last night Dallas gets three lucky breaks with officiating: Elliot's reversed fumble, Minnesota's punt return fumble and the non-call on the Bradford head slap on the game's final play.

I don't think the Jags have had a single game where things broke that well. They had a touchdown run where the ball broke the goal line called a fumble into the end zone. I think three touchdowns have been lost on review so far in 2016.

posted by rcade at 12:52 PM on December 02

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

It sounds like you had more fun in Jacksonville in 6 months than I've managed in 19 years.

I didn't know we had a Chili Bordello either.

posted by rcade at 11:23 AM on December 02

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

When the Super Bowl came to Jacksonville, I was working at home and taking care of my sons while my wife worked as a local reporter.

My wife hates sports more than I love them.

She was assigned to cover the game.

So there I was at home, bitter I couldn't be at any Super Bowl-related festivities, and the phone rang. My wife had a question: "I just talked to someone named Steve Young. Is he important?" (He was announced as a Hall of Fame inductee earlier that same day, so, yeah -- kind of a big deal.)

She later got to ask Bill Belichick questions on media day. He was nice. I think he liked that none of her questions were sports-related -- she was covering the business of the game.

She also called me from the Playboy Super Bowl party.

Still bitter.

posted by rcade at 06:45 PM on December 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition

Los Angeles Clippers by 8
Golden State by 14 <-- dunk
Chicago by 12
Houston by 6

posted by rcade at 04:16 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Dallas by 6
Denver by 7
New Orleans by 3
Green Bay by 7
Atlanta by 3
New England by 10 <-- lock
Baltimore by 3
Philadelphia by 13 <-- lock
San Francisco by 3
Oakland by 3
Pittsburgh by 6
Tampa Bay by 10
Arizona by 3
Seattle by 7 <-- lock
Indianapolis by 3

posted by rcade at 04:12 PM on December 01

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

... I don't see why it isn't acceptable to simply rotate the Super Bowl through all of the league's stadia.

The beautiful people hated Jacksonville's Super Bowl. They either stayed away or complained about the city's accommodation and parties. We still have an inferiority complex about it.

posted by rcade at 04:02 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

The 62-yard field goal is five longer than McManus has ever made in his NFL career. The difference between a tie and a loss is a playoff spot (as of today). I could see the same scenario happening at season's end.

posted by rcade at 11:59 AM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Picking all those locks and only blowing up on Seattle is impressive, Grum.

posted by rcade at 08:28 PM on November 30

How the Chicago Bears became NFL's most untroubled losers

That 1985 Bears team was a decade of awesome in a one-year bag. I still remember the way they crushed the Cowboys 44-0. Dallas was good enough that year to finish 10-6.

posted by rcade at 02:54 PM on November 29

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash

The Guardian is blogging the latest details. Two other players, Jakson Follman and Zampier Neto, also survived.

posted by rcade at 10:34 AM on November 29

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

420 passing yards at the half.

posted by rcade at 08:28 PM on November 27

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Calgary by 13

Bo Levi Mitchell



In spite of the above, go RedBlacks!

posted by rcade at 04:36 PM on November 27

Strong Out, Herman In (probably)

College programs sure fall in love with trendy coaches quickly. Herman only has two years as a head coach to his name.

posted by rcade at 01:15 PM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NFL rules question: Dallas is down 2 at their own 30 with 20 seconds left and no timeouts. They throw to Lance Dunbar in the middle of the field. He runs down the middle for 30 yards, then tosses a lateral intentionally over the head of a teammate out of bounds.

Does this stop the clock with Dallas at the opponents' 40?

posted by rcade at 02:04 PM on November 24