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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: October 10, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2342 links and 10946 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

Hawks Player Cleared Of All Charges in Police Nightclub Altercation: Thabo Sefolosha, the Atlanta Hawks player whose leg was broken in an incident involving New York City police outside a nightclub during the playoffs, has been acquitted of all charges. He had rejected a no-jail, no-criminal record deal because he wanted to show in the trial that police roughed him up and broke his leg for no reason. Sefolosha wept after the verdict and said, "This is just an incredible moment -- to be able to clear my name."

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:33 AM on October 10 - 0 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition: The fifth week of the NFL season sees Indianapolis in Houston for Thursday night action, four teams on bye and Joe Philbin updating his resume. Make your picks, including up to one stone cold lead pipe lock.

posted by rcade to football at 03:33 PM on October 07 - 31 comments

How Do You Find Live Sports on TV?: SportsFilter is looking into the possibility of adding TV schedules of sporting events that could be customized by users per sport, per team and other criteria. It would be helpful to know this: How do you find out when to watch your favorite sports and teams on the tube? If you use specific sites and apps for this, what are they?

posted by rcade to general at 08:02 PM on October 06 - 7 comments

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin: A 1-3 start was enough for the Miami Dolphins to decide they've had enough of head coach Joe Philbin. He was fired Monday after going 24-28 since taking over the team in 2012. The team ranks last in the NFL in rushing defense despite signing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for six years and $114 million in free agency.

posted by rcade to football at 11:58 AM on October 05 - 14 comments

Washington Nationals Fire Matt Williams: A year after being named National League Manager of the Year, Matt Williams has been fired as skipper of the Washington Nationals. The team finished 83-79 and did not make the playoffs. A week ago closer Jonathan Papelbon choked star outfielder Bryce Harper in the dugout during a game and Williams didn't notice. He sent Papelbon back out to pitch the ninth. Altered to the altercation by reporters later, Williams watched video and told them, "I'm livid about it."

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:42 AM on October 05 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Favre was acquired in trade for a first-round draft pick, but it wasn't the one the Packers got for going 4-12 under Infante. They gave up a 19th overall pick to the Falcons. The Packers used their own pick on Terrell Buckley.

It's kind of amazing Green Bay traded a first rounder for Favre. He'd only been drafted a year earlier in the second round at 33rd overall, had done nothing in Atlanta his rookie season and coach Jerry Glanville was dogging him publicly. Yet his value went up?

Infante was fired pretty quickly by the Colts. He went 9-7 his first season and reached the wild card game with Jim Harbaugh as quarterback then went 3-13 and was dumped. New GM Bill Polian used that first overall pick on Peyton Manning, so Infante definitely contributed to that.

3-13's a pretty good record to earn the first pick. The 4-12 Raiders, Chargers, Cardinals and Bears were tied for second worst.

posted by rcade at 02:42 PM on October 10

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays

Jose Bautista and other Jays are unhappy about the replay call, but there was no angle on the tag that conclusively showed Odor off the bag. The ump at second was right there too and called him safe. I don't see much ground for a beef.

posted by rcade at 10:30 AM on October 10

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays

Donaldson was allegedly mad at being quick-pitched. I did not know there was an etiquette that required a pitcher to delay when throwing to a batter in the box. But I'd think Donaldson hitting the pitch 500 feet might mitigate the offense.

posted by rcade at 08:28 PM on October 09

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays

Rangers don't need Beltre. They've got post-season all-stars I've never heard of and pitchers who shut out the Jays for nine straight innings.

I feel like it's not over, though. Toronto's bats still have an explosion in them.

I couldn't figure out the bench-clearing incident. Surely the pitcher wasn't mad Donaldson was staying in the box to see a foul ball go foul.

Bob Costas called the game. I get nostalgic for any announcer who's been around the game for a long time, but for some reason Costas is immune to this effect. It's not that I dislike him, necessarily, but I feel no affection.

posted by rcade at 07:11 PM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Gene Frenette offers this funny detail in a remembrance of Infante:

In a 2010 interview with the Times-Union, he kiddingly called himself "The Before Coach" because he was fired by the Packers two months before they traded for Brett Favre, then fired by the Colts three months before they drafted Peyton Manning.

"My career might have taken on 15 more years of longevity had either one of those worked out," Infante said.

posted by rcade at 12:19 PM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Brian Hoyer's life skills notebook has a new entry:

"Do NOT throw a soft arching lob deep over the middle and hope for the best."

posted by rcade at 09:20 AM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Clip the blue wire, Goyoucolts! There's still time.

posted by rcade at 08:07 PM on October 08

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays

The Rangers are scrappy, but I don't like their chances to get far in the postseason without Adrian Beltre.

posted by rcade at 07:55 PM on October 08

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Houston by 6

posted by rcade at 05:22 PM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Former Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Bulls coach Lindy Infante has died. He lived near me on Crescent Beach in this sweet beach house for many years. I never met him, but his son and grandchildren lived in my neighborhood and I saw them often. One of those kids scared the hell out of me once by darting in front of my car as I was driving when he was a toddler.

Condolences to his family.

posted by rcade at 04:43 PM on October 08

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

First, I think I should have two more points from last week (spread in Seattle's win- I had them by 4, it was 3--should fit margin of error, but I could be wrong. Same with Chicago's win-I had them by 3, it was 2)

It looks like I misinterpreted the ChicoBangs rule on margins. I thought an actual margin like 2 only awarded on a margin from 2 to 2 (2 * .03 = 0.6, which rounds down to 0.0). But I see a 2-point game here with a margin from 1 to 3, so it isn't always rounding down. It goes to the closest decimal.

I'll correct the error and rerun weeks 1-4. This should have a big impact on scores.

posted by rcade at 10:15 AM on October 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The little kid mimicking every pitch behind home plate for the Pirates is going to be an Internet legend.

posted by rcade at 10:32 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I missed this when it happened in September. Patrick Kane said, "I will be absolved of having done nothing wrong."

posted by rcade at 09:11 PM on October 07

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition

Current Standings

SportsFilter is holding an NFL Pick 'Em contest with a first prize of an NFL Official Game Ball.

TotalWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4WeeksAverage
ufez jones581662313414.500
ying yang mafia529131515413.000

Holden takes over first place, tying for the week's best score of 20 with Owlhouse. Holden gets a nine-point play by hitting the spread on a stone cold lead pipe lock, Green Bay by 14. The lockless Owlhouse scores 9 by nailing the spread on all three teams that win by 14: Green Bay, New York Giants and Carolina.

Tommytrump also picks the spread right on a Green Bay lock and scores 9. Only one lock breaks: Ic23b on Arizona. These players also get 3 points for hitting the winner and spread: Green Bay by 14 (rumple, rcade), New Orleans by 6 (ying yang mafia, jagsnumberone), Baltimore by 3 (ic23b, rcade), Washington by 3 (ic23b), San Diego by 3 (grum@work) and St. Louis by 2 (jjzucal).

Welcome our new player, LittleLebowski!

Week 4 Results

Baltimore by 3 over Pittsburgh
New York Jets by 13 over Miami
Atlanta by 27 over Houston
New York Giants by 14 over Buffalo
Chicago by 2 over Oakland
Cincinnati by 15 over Kansas City
Indianapolis by 3 over Jacksonville
Carolina by 14 over Tampa Bay
Washington by 3 over Philadelphia
San Diego by 3 over Cleveland
Denver by 3 over Minnesota
St. Louis by 2 over Arizona
Green Bay by 14 over San Francisco
New Orleans by 6 over Dallas
Seattle by 3 over Detroit

This Week's Games

Indianapolis at Houston
Washington at Atlanta
Seattle at Cincinnati
St. Louis at Green Bay
Buffalo at Tennessee
Chicago at Kansas City
New Orleans at Philadelphia
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay
Cleveland at Baltimore
Arizona at Detroit
New England at Dallas
Denver at Oakland
San Francisco at New York Giants
Pittsburgh at San Diego

Byes: Miami, New York Jets, Carolina, Minnesota

Make your picks and a spread for this week's games to score 1-3 points. Pick one game as a stone cold lead pipe lock (optional) and triple your score in victory or lose 3 points in defeat. Full contest rules here.

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

posted by rcade at 03:37 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I added the video to your comment, Tron7, because I searched for your reference. How have I not seen The Big Lebowski?

posted by rcade at 12:43 PM on October 07