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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: November 12, 2019
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,879 links and 12,625 comments to SportsFilter and 87 links and 689 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

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition: Week 10 of the NFL begins Thursday night with the Chargers at Oakland. In our pick 'em, Jagsnumberone stays in first with 675, but Cixelsyd wins the week with 70 and narrows the lead down from 41 to 24. Tron7 is still in third. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM on November 06, 2019 - 20 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition: There are five national NBA games beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the 12th-place Warriors visit the 8th-place Rockets. In the Pace Mannion SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Goyoucolts keeps the lead at 62 despite scoring no points, Florida Man stays in second back 8 with a 5-point week and Ufez Jones keeps third at 43. NoMich is the week's only bright spot with a high score of 21. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:14 AM on November 05, 2019 - 11 comments

Kevin Harlan's Cat Call: A black cat interrupted Monday Night Football, running from the 50 to the end zone before heading into the tunnel like Bo Jackson. Here's Kevin Harlan's Westwood One radio call.

posted by rcade to football at 07:38 AM on November 05, 2019 - 2 comments

Deadspin is Revolting: After getting a heavy-handed "stick to sports" edict from new owner G/O Media, Deadspin has been in open revolt. Longtime contributor Barry Petchetsky was fired as deputy editor and seven staffers have quit. It's looking like the biggest sports media brand to come from the blogging era is going to be driven into the ground by the private equity firm that bought it along with other former Gawker sites The Root, Gizmodo and Jezebel.

posted by rcade to general at 09:03 PM on October 30, 2019 - 9 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition: There are six national TV games this week on ESPN and TNT, beginning tonight with Bucks at Celtics. In SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em, Goyoucolts opens in the lead with a 62-point week, followed by Florida Man at 49 and Ufez Jones at 38. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:48 AM on October 30, 2019 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Does anyone find it weird that Andy Reid gets so little national media attention as the coach of one of the NFL's best and most exciting teams? When Reid was in Philly the media couldn't shut up about him. Now he's practically invisible, which is hard to be in an enormous reflective red windbreaker.

It seemed like every time a Chiefs coach was shown yesterday on RedZone it was defensive coordinator Stephen Spagnuolo.

posted by rcade at 12:45 PM on November 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Switching to Chicago by 7 with the Matt Stafford news.

posted by rcade at 01:02 PM on November 10, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 6

Calgary by 9

Medlock

Under

posted by rcade at 01:01 PM on November 10, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Detroit by 3
Baltimore by 13 (lock)
Buffalo by 7 (lock)
Kansas City by 10 (lock)
New Orleans by 7 (lock)
N.Y. Giants by 1
Arizona by 3
Indianapolis by 7 (lock)
Green Bay by 3
L.A. Rams by 3
Dallas by 4
San Francisco by 3

The closest game on Yahoo is Chicago 57% over Detroit. The line's Chicago -6.5 and 538 has it at Chicago -3.5. I'm ignoring all that and picking the Lions to upset the Bears at Soldier Field.

The second closest is Dallas 63% over Minnesota. I'm tempted to pick the Vikings but I usually like the Cowboys in big night games at Jerryworld.

Buffalo at Cleveland's a split between Yahoo (74% Buffalo) and the line (-3 Cleveland). I am down on the Browns.

The Vegas Insider line in the battle of the Meadowlands moved from Jets -1.5 to Giants -3. Yahoo likes the Giants (84%) and Nate Silver's Commodore 64 with the floppy drive add-on likes the Jets -3.5. I blame the incongruities on the difficulty of accepting that one of these teams is going to beat another NFL team. I should pick a tie.

Seattle at San Fran is a helluva Monday night game.

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on November 10, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

Wednesday
Houston by 30 (dunk)
L.A. Clippers by 7

Friday
Washington by 9 (dunk)
L.A. Lakers by 3

posted by rcade at 05:42 PM on November 06, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

The Hornets play in Charlotte?

Fixed. My NBA on TV source only uses mascots, testing my cognitive ability to match them with cities.

posted by rcade at 04:02 PM on November 06, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

Fixed. I've notified the Bucks and Trail Blazers.

posted by rcade at 11:54 AM on November 05, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Kendrick Nunn Edition

To get us up to the six-game minimum I added the Lakers/Heat game Friday on NBA TV, which all of a sudden is a big game.

posted by rcade at 08:23 AM on November 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Does anyone else think NFL announcers are insufferable about singing the praises of unproven hyped players (particularly quarterbacks)? Booger McFarland is rooting so hard for Daniel Jones tonight on MNF that Jones' mom thinks he's getting carried away.

posted by rcade at 10:01 PM on November 04, 2019

These Browns are more disappointing under Freddie Kitchens than with Hue Jackson's failed run

As a Jags fan I was psyched about the Browns before the season began. For several years here, the best chance of seeing a competitive game in Jacksonville was when Cleveland came to town because we were equally terrible. Rooting for them this year was going to be like seeing Ralphie pummel Skut Farkus.

Baker Mayfield looked like the real deal last year.

posted by rcade at 06:09 PM on November 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Unless the blimp can see the beer line or restroom line, it's going to miss me.

posted by rcade at 09:28 AM on November 03, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twenty-One

Edmonton by 7
Hamilton by 18
B.C. by 3

posted by rcade at 11:03 AM on November 02, 2019

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I made a minor adjustment to the web server configuration's HTTPS settings. Let me know if anything's weird.

posted by rcade at 11:13 AM on November 01, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition

San Francisco by 9 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Buffalo by 10
Minnesota by 7 (lock)
Miami by 3
Philadelphia by 7
Indianapolis by 3
Carolina by 7 (lock)
Detroit by 3
Seattle by 7 (lock)
Cleveland by 7 (lock)
Green Bay by 7
Baltimore by 3
Dallas by 10 (lock)

Go Ravens!

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on October 31, 2019

Deadspin is Revolting

I kept the spam in because of the use of "moistly," which seemed an appropriately salacious word choice for the topic.

It hasn't sunk in yet that Deadspin is being killed. I can't see anything filling in the void it leaves behind unless some media outlet pulls a bunch of ex staffers and gives them license to go nuts.

posted by rcade at 02:36 PM on October 31, 2019