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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: November 27, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2377 links and 11080 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

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition: The NFL week begins on Thanksgiving with three games in one day -- something our forefathers only could dream about. Philadelphia visits Detroit, Carolina visits Dallas and Chicago visits Green Bay. In our competition, Tommytrump continues to lead the rest of us turkeys. Make your picks, lock your lock and don't bogart the gravy bowl.

posted by rcade to football at 06:16 PM on November 25 - 20 comments

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 5: Week 5 begins (and ends) Tuesday with Hawks/Celtics and Lakers/Warriors, the only nationally televised games of the holiday week. First prize in SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em contest is an official ABA game ball.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:20 PM on November 23 - 10 comments

Meet Leroy Stolzfus, the Amish Marathoner: Leroy Stolzfus finished the Harrisburg Marathon in 3 hours, 5 minutes and 45 seconds, less than a minute away from the qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. What makes the 22-year-old's run unusual is that he's Amish and did it in slacks, a long-sleeve button down shirt and suspenders. "I'll get there," he said of Boston. "I just got to train a little harder, learn how to not go out too quickly and negative split more."

posted by rcade to general at 03:16 PM on November 22 - 2 comments

Baylor Takes College Football Belt from Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State didn't hold on long to the College Football Belt, the sport's always-on-the-field championship game. In their second defense, the Cowboys lost 45-35 to the Baylor Bears, who hadn't won in Stillwater since 1939. Third-string quarterback Chris Johnson came off the bench and contributed two long TD passes and a TD run with under 3 minutes left. This is the fifth time the Bears have hoisted the Belt. They play at TCU and home against Texas to finish the regular season.

posted by rcade to football at 11:27 AM on November 22 - 4 comments

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 13: The Premier League weekend begins early Saturday when Watford visit those lovable upstarts Manchester United. Hillbilly F.C. keeps first place, leading Liquid Football by 11. But that story's importance is second to the news that my F.C. Conestoga had a week-best 67 points. I did not curse Jamie Vardy by adding him, as I feared would happen. The Leicester unstoppable goal machine's captain-doubled 18 and Man U midfielder Juan Mata's 9 led the squad. For this week, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is most-added and West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet most-dropped. Good luck to all, but primarily me.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:21 PM on November 20 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Detroit by 3
Dallas by 4
Green Bay by 10 <-- Lambeau cold lead pipe lock
Atlanta by 1
Cincinnati by 6
Oakland by 4
Tampa Bay by 7
Kansas City by 3
N.Y. Jets by 4
N.Y. Giants by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Houston by 7
Arizona by 9
Seattle by 3
Denver by 3
Cleveland by 6

I'm picking both 10-0 teams to lose. Like characters say in bad movies to justify a bad plan, "It's crazy -- but so crazy it just might work."

posted by rcade at 09:37 AM on November 26

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Current Standings

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

ufez jones1371662313711161669141112.455
ying yang mafia659131516--12----------513.000

Tommytrump stays in first but the lead narrows to 5 points. Grum@work and myself score 19 each to top the week. In the cherised Costanza, Bender breaks away from the pack to trail by 12.

Two players got 9 points by hitting their locks exactly: Goddam on Seattle by 16 and myself on New England by 7. Only one lock was broken this week: NoMich on Oakland.

Exact margins hit: Arizona by 3 (Grum@work, Tron7, Rumple), Dallas by 10 (Grum@work, Jagsnumberone), Jacksonville by 6 (Tommytrump), New England by 7 (Grum@work), Indianapolis by 3 (Irish627) and Baltimore by 3 (Ufez Jones).

Week 11 Results

Jacksonville by 6 over Tennessee
Indianapolis by 3 over Atlanta
Denver by 2 over Chicago
Detroit by 5 over Oakland
Dallas by 10 over Miami
Tampa Bay by 28 over Philadelphia
Carolina by 28 over Washington
Baltimore by 3 over St. Louis
Houston by 7 over N.Y. Jets
Kansas City by 30 over San Diego
Green Bay by 17 over Minnesota
Seattle by 16 over San Francisco
Arizona by 3 over Cincinnati
New England by 7 over Buffalo

This Week's Games

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

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 06:16 PM on November 25

College Football Belt Backlog

[this is good]

Excellent scholarship. The CFB site needs to be revised to reflect that it originates with the first game ever and stop talking about Nebraska in 1972. Only then will the Belt ascend to its rightful place as something ESPN mentions occasionally on SportsCenter.

I turned your list into a table to make it format properly. Sorry the site's code botched it the first time around.

posted by rcade at 11:34 AM on November 25

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 5

Atlanta by 6
Golden State by 11 <-- stone cold lead pipe something or other

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on November 24

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

If you have a copy, email it to me. I'll check the error logs to see if there was a problem saving it.

posted by rcade at 04:19 PM on November 23

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 5


ResultOKC by 7CHI by 6CLE by 15GS by 7NO by 14GS by 12
Margin5 to 94 to 810 to 205 to 910 to 188 to 16

Howard_T takes the lead as Ufez Jones falls to third. Five slam dunks win (++) and one loses (--). NoMich has the best week.

Ufez JonesOKCCLESAS--GS1013130


Pick the winner and spread for each game. Score 5 points if the team wins, 3 more points if your spread is close and another 2 if you hit the spread exactly.

At your option, make one game a slam dunk to triple your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat.

Read the detailed rules on the first week's post.

This Week's Games

Tue.Nov. 248 p.m. ETBoston at AtlantaTNT
Tue.Nov. 2410:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers at Golden StateTNT

A light week for the Thanksgiving holidays, with 15-0 Golden State seeking to break an NBA record with a win against the 2-11 L.A. Lakers and a Celtics/Hawks game more likely to be competitive. I think I can predict where the dunks will be slammed.

posted by rcade at 03:20 PM on November 23

CFL Playoffs Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Ottawa by 10

Edmonton by 6



posted by rcade at 01:01 PM on November 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Kansas City by 3
Minnesota by 7
Seattle by 6
Cincinnati by 3
New England by 7 <-- stone cold lead pipe lock

posted by rcade at 01:00 PM on November 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Atlanta by 7
Denver by 6
Oakland by 4
Dallas by 7
Philadelphia by 6
Carolina by 10
Baltimore by 4
N.Y. Jets by 3

posted by rcade at 12:59 PM on November 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I watched the last quarter and OT of that Florida/FAU game. The Owls deserved the win. They got some terrible non-calls at the end on obvious pass interference and face-guarding.

posted by rcade at 11:28 AM on November 22

Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 13

My habit of waiting to make moves until the day before games killed me financially with Payet. He was worth £8.3 when he last played and £7.9 when I dropped him today.

posted by rcade at 04:35 PM on November 20

Jacksonville: The Happiest 4-6 Fans in the NFL

I attended the game 12 rows back in the center of an end zone. Great seats for $85.

Heading down the aisle, I was blocked by a Chris Farley-sized guy in his twenties lying face down in the aisle. Two guys tried to pick him up and plant him in a chair, but he was dead drunk and kept sliding down like human jelly. He roused a bit and became belligerent, flipping off the people who tried to help him. He then flipped double birds to the attendant and the cop who checked on his welfare.

This was before kickoff.

posted by rcade at 10:45 AM on November 20

Bill Belichick Refuses to Be NFL's Fashion Model

We're going to miss Belichick when he hangs up his headset.

Does anyone else like the look of these uniforms but hate the excessive rah-rah military posture of the NFL? It all seems so phony and excessive, like something you'd see in a movie about a totalitarian state where the corporations have to stay in Dear Leader's good graces to remain in business.

I don't need my pro sports to be emblematic of things like patriotism and support for the troops. I enjoyed the military commemorations at Jaguars games, like when a soldier surprises his family by being there, but it all soured for me when I found out the NFL took millions in government funds to promote the military.

posted by rcade at 04:05 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

When I was in high school the Lewisville Fighting Farmers always beat the crap out of us in football. Now that's a Fighting nickname.

UND fans should just call themselves the Nodaks until the school relents and makes it official. We kinda did that at UNT with the Mean Green, shedding the generic Eagles.

posted by rcade at 03:24 PM on November 19

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 3

posted by rcade at 01:33 PM on November 19