rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: February 09, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2425 links and 11244 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

Texans Owner Robert McNair: Cherokees Can't Hold Their Whiskey: An NFL owner who defended Washington's use of the offensive mascot "Redskins" then told an interviewer that he grew up among Cherokee Indians and they had drinking problems. "Everybody respected their courage," said Houston Texans owner Robert McNair. "They might not have respected the way they held their whiskey, but ..." McNair laughed and added, "We respected their courage. They’re very brave people."

posted by rcade to football at 03:22 PM on February 09 - 2 comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7: The four-week contest to pick NFL playoff games on SportsFilter has been won by Tron7, vaulting from sixth place to first by predicting Denver by 10 and hitting six out of 10 bonus-point opportunities. Tron7 wins a copy of Gregg Easterbrook's new book The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to football at 02:26 PM on February 08 - 14 comments

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion: As Super Bowl 50 ended and Peyton Manning had his storybook ending to the season (and perhaps career), he sounded oddly robotic in his on-field interviews, touting Budweiser beer with all the spontaneity of a Nascar driver. "I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy," he first told the on-field reporter, then told Jim Nantz on the trophy podium, "I'm going to drink a lot of beer tonight, Jim, Budweiser. Von Miller's buying. Manning's first celebratory kiss after the game was with Papa John founder John Schnatter.

posted by rcade to football at 08:05 AM on February 08 - 15 comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition: For the Super Bowl, pick the game's winner a tiebreaker and 10 bonus categories. Make any game a stone-cold lead-pipe lock. Goyoucolts has a nine-point lead. Six players are within 20.

posted by rcade to football at 03:20 PM on February 05 - 26 comments

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies: Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound" in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old and is survived by his wife and two children. Mirra's fame in his sport was demonstrated by the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX videogame series. His 24 X-Games medals set a record, since broken by skateboarder Bob Burnquist. An hour before the shooting, Mirra posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his wife captioned "My rock! Thank god."

posted by rcade to extreme at 08:14 PM on February 04 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

Nice win, Tron7!

Results are preliminary and will be declared official at noon Wednesday. Check them over for errors.

If Holden had picked himself to win, he would've scored 115 points. That would have tied a Tron7 who did not win the contest but lost to one who did, tearing a hole in the fabric of space/time.

I plan to retire that bonus next time around. I also would like to double the pick-the-winning-team points in the conference championship round (from 5 to 10) and double it again for the Super Bowl (10 to 20). That way the same amount of points is available for picking winning teams in all four rounds of the playoffs.

Any objections?

posted by rcade at 02:36 PM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

Current Standings

SportsFilter held an NFL Playoff Pick 'Em contest with a first prize of Gregg Easterbrook's new book The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football.

ufez jones471030-29411.750
rock steady1515------115.000

Tron7 jumps from sixth place to first, winning the week and earning 18 points on bonuses. Ufez Jones takes Costanza glory.

In bonuses, after Tron7, Grum@work, Cixelsyd and Jagsnumberone had 12. Carolina broke locks for Tahoemoj, Cixelsyd, Howard_T, Ic23b, Bender, Mrk124 and Rcade). Nobody nailed the 14-point spread.

Super Bowl Results

Denver by 14 over Carolina


Kicker of first field goal: Brandon McManus (Den) -- tommytrump, Goyoucolts, mrk124, rcade, Ufez Jones, tron7, beaverboard, holden

Scorer of first TD: Malik Jackson (Den)

Most passing yards: Cam Newton (Car), 265 -- tahoemoj, cixelsyd, tommytrump, Howard_T, ic23b, jagsnumberone, Goyoucolts, bender, mrk124, rcade, Ufez Jones, tron7, beaverboard, holden

Most rushing yards: C.J. Anderson (Den), 90 -- tahoemoj, cixelsyd, ic23b, grum@work, rumple, tron7

Most receiving yards: Emmanuel Sanders (Den), 83 -- NoMich, cl

Player with sack or partial sack: Luke Kuechly (Howard_T, ic23b, jagsnumberone, bender), Charles Johnson (tahoemoj), Kony Ealy of Carolina, Von Miller (cixelsyd, NoMich, grum@work, rumple, Goyoucolts, mrk124, tron7, holden), DeMarcus Ware (rcade, Ufez Jones), Chris Harris Jr., Derek Wolfe (beaverboard), Darian Stewart of Denver

Player with interception: Kony Ealy (Car), T.J. Ward (Den)

Player with first turnover: Cam Newton (Car) -- cixelsyd, NoMich, jagsnumberone, grum@work, tron7, cl

MVP: Von Miller (Den) -- jagsnumberone, grum@work

Contest winner: tron7 (who did pick himself)

Full contest rules here.

Check your score on the results spreadsheet at Google Docs.

posted by rcade at 02:26 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I thought Coldplay might be good during the halftime show.

I thought wrong.

It's weird when your headliner is dressed like the least interesting thing on the field, yields way to two better headliners of recent years and then doesn't do much of anything to accompany them. (Bruno Mars and Beyonce were good, though.)

The only thing Coldplay led that worked was the montage of past halftime acts, which put the band in the background or didn't show them at all.

posted by rcade at 11:32 AM on February 08

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

In 2014 after a playoff game, Manning answered a question by saying, "What's weighing on my mind is how soon I can get a Bud Light in my mouth."

I have a theory about what's going on here. Around a decade ago the NFL banned alcohol promotion by players even though the owners are making huge money from it. Manning's mad that he can't do a deal with Budweiser so he's doing an unpaid one anyway to poke the league in the eye.

posted by rcade at 08:28 AM on February 08

Peyton Manning Turns Super Bowl Moment into Beer Promotion

Let the boys enjoy the moment ... with a Budweiser.

There's something appallingly beautiful about this. Mr. Love of the Game gets a magical moment and when millions watch to see his emotional reaction, he gives us an NFL-unsanctioned beer promotion.

posted by rcade at 08:19 AM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

I emailed Holden about making picks, but I don't know if his SportsFilter email is still active. If anyone knows how to contact him, please do so forthwith.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

If everybody with a decent chance of winning picks themselves to win, I think that bonus has the practical effect of cutting three points off the first place player's lead. I may retire that one after this contest. So it has one final chance to throw us into a logical conundrum of epic proportions.

posted by rcade at 01:47 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Carolina by 34 <-- lock

Total Score: 60

First FG: Brandon McManus

First TD: Cam Newton

Passing: Cam Newton

Rushing: Jonathan Stewart

Receiving: DeMaryius Thomas

Sack: DeMarcus Ware

Interception: Luke Kuechley

First turnover: Peyton Manning

MVP: Cam Newton

Contest winner: rcade

posted by rcade at 01:36 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

I had both teams correct and locked plus three other correct answers, so I should have 29 instead of 19 for last week.


posted by rcade at 10:40 AM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

What happens if Holden is tied with me and we both pick ourselves?

Schroedinger's tiebreaker.

posted by rcade at 10:38 AM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Current Standings

SportsFilter is holding an NFL Playoff Pick 'Em contest with a first prize of Gregg Easterbrook's new book The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football.

ufez jones381030-2312.667
rock steady1515----115.000

Goyoucolts takes the lead by 9 after being seven points down last week. Holden wins the week and climbs from ninth to second place. Ufez Jones has a one-point lead for the Costanza with a -2 week as Rumple and Jagsnumberone are within 3.

Jonathan Stewart was a bonus machine for a second straight week. Cl led all players with six bonus points, followed by Tahoemoj with 5 and Holden 4. Broken locks: New England (grum@work, ic23b, cl, rumple, howard_t, mrk124) and Arizona (nomich, ic23b, howard_t, ufez jones, jagsnumberone, rcade). Nobody nailed a spread.

Conference Championship Results

Denver by 2 over New England
Carolina by 34 over Arizona


Most total yards: Carolina, 476 (grum@work, cl, mrk124, bender)

Most turnovers given away: Arizona, 7 (tron7, tahoemoj, holden1, cl, Goyoucolts, bender)

Most passing yards: Cam Newton, 335 (cl)

Most rushing yards: Jonathan Stewart, 83 (grum@work, tahoemoj, tommytrump, NoMich, holden, ic23b, cl, rumple, Goyoucolts, Howard_T, Ufez Jones, jagsnumberone, bender, beaverboard)

Most receiving yards: Rob Gronkowski, 144 (tahoemoj, rumple, rcade)

Sack or partial sack: NE: Jamie Collins, Alan Branch; Den: Derek Wolfe, Von Miller (tron7, grum@work, holden, jagsnumberone), DeMarcus Ware (cixelsyd, tahoemoj, tommytrump, ic23b, mrk124, beaverboard); Ari: Ed Stinson; Car: Kawann Short (cl, rcade), Charles Johnson (NoMich), Kyle Love

Interception: Den: Von Miller, Darian Stewart; Ari: Patrick Peterson (NoMich, holden, jagsnumberone); Car: Luke Kuechly (tron7, mrk124), Kurt Coleman (cixelsyd, tahoemoj, cl, rcade), Tre Boston

Super Bowl 0x32

Denver vs. Carolina


Pick the total score of the game. (If two players choose the same score, the one who posted it first wins.)

Bonus Categories

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal.
Pick the player who scores the first touchdown.
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards.
Pick the player with the most rushing yards.
Pick the player with the most receiving yards.
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack.
Pick a player who will get an interception.
Pick the player who commits the first turnover.
Pick the game's MVP.
Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest.

Make your picks and a spread for this week's games to score 5 to 10 points. Pick one or more games as a stone cold lead pipe lock (optional) and double your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat. Hit a bonus for 3 points. Full contest rules here.

If SportsFilter is down and you need to submit your picks, you can send them in email to me.

Check your score last week on the results spreadsheet at Google Docs.

posted by rcade at 03:21 PM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

This was a terrible mistake (presumably), but any celebrity who puts their name on a mortgage has a home address that's easy to find online. I doubt that Megan Rapinoe and the other players felt 100% secure that their address was unknown before this.

It's a shame women's pro soccer hasn't found a strong market yet for the game. I am looking forward to seeing Alex Morgan debut for the Orlando Pride this year.

posted by rcade at 10:57 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

This story about 1970s Vikings linebacker Fred McNeil is another CTE tragedy, made especially poignant because the brain that was damaged by the game was brilliant enough to make him a partner at a law firm after he retired.

I can remember owning the Vikings/Raiders electric football game and lining up McNeil to put a vibrating slobberknocker on an opponent. It is hard to love this game.

posted by rcade at 12:29 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If you ask Gronk on live TV to give you a lap dance, he will.

posted by rcade at 08:52 PM on February 04

With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt

The NFL is loathsome.

It would be nice if Congress passed a federal law that forbid a single dollar of public financing being spent on privately owned sports stadiums. As long as leagues can pit one city against another they will be able to feast on the public trough for millions while genuine civic needs go unmet.

posted by rcade at 03:49 PM on February 03