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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 17, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2115 links and 10116 comments to SportsFilter and 85 links and 686 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

Gus Johnson Booted as Fox Soccer Announcer: Gus Johnson has stepped down as Fox's No. 1 soccer broadcaster. When Fox Sports president Eric Shanks was asked whether Johnson being widely reviled calling the sport was a reason for the move, he said no but added, "I am not going to lie and say we were unaware of it."

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:04 PM on September 15 - 3 comments

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of child injury in Texas for "reckless or negligent injury to a child." The team is keeping him out of Sunday's game. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that Peterson has been cooperating with investigators. The charges involve Peterson using a switch to whip his four-year-old child as punishment and leaving lacerations and bruises on his thighs, lower back and buttocks. The sports blog Deadspin gathers press reports with more details, including a text message reportedly from Peterson to the child's mother in which he wrote, "Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don't play no games when it comes to acting right."

posted by rcade to football at 09:48 PM on September 12 - 20 comments

NHL Bans the Spin-o-Rama Move from Shootouts: Among the rule changes the NHL has added for the coming season: A ban on the "spin-o-rama" move in NHL penalty shots and shootouts an increasing scale of fines for diving.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:31 PM on September 12 - 6 comments

Giancarlo Stanton Hit in Face with 88-Mph Pitch: Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton was struck in the face with an 88-mph pitch by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers Thursday night and suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage. Stanton had to be carted off the field and taken to a nearby hospital. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke kept a visibly distraught Fiers in the game and he hit the batter who replaced Stanton with the next pitch.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:47 AM on September 12 - 6 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Make your picks for this week's NFL games, beginning with tonight's matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Five players are tied for first after week 1 with 12-4 records: 1wurster, aeonmcallister, cixelsyd, mattwalshvideo and me. No one on NFL.Com went 16-0, but five players went 15-1. Four of them missed Buffalo over Chicago and one missed Miami over New England.

posted by rcade to football at 02:33 PM on September 11 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

What exactly was Peterson trying to get his kid to learn by doing this to him?

From a story: "Peterson's son had pushed another one of Peterson's children off of a motorbike video game."

I don't believe in corporal punishment. Didn't like it as a kid, don't do it as an adult. But do you think it is unusual for a dad to give a four-year-old a spanking because he was physically violent with another kid?

posted by rcade at 03:04 PM on September 17

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

I don't see how the injuries rise to the level of being a criminal offense, given that corporal punishment by parents and schools is still widespread in this country. In schools, in the last year of data available, 223,190 students were paddled.

It seems capricious that Peterson is being punished for this, absent more evidence that the media has not yet brought to light.

(Note: Regardless of how common it is, I'd be happy to see this practice fade into the past.)

posted by rcade at 10:54 AM on September 17

Giancarlo Stanton Hit in Face with 88-Mph Pitch

posted by rcade at 04:08 PM on September 16

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

The second shoe dropping is not a good sign for Peterson. Given the new climate where the league has to prove extra double good that it cares about domestic violence, I think Goodell will likely drop the hammer on him.

posted by rcade at 11:15 AM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why should the Rutgers AD be compelled to apologize for a fan's shirt that ridicules Penn State for its pedophile cover up? Rutgers didn't sell the shirt or voice any approval for the shirt. Fans mock their rivals in ways that are in questionable taste all the time in sports.

posted by rcade at 11:13 AM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Here's a cool family memento shared by a guy whose great-uncle was offered an NFL tryout in the 1940s:

posted by rcade at 08:58 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Oregon Duck is Donald Duck. The school's AD in the '40s was a friend of Walt Disney and the agreement was formalized in 1973. Part of the deal is that gear with him on it isn't sold nationally.

posted by rcade at 07:16 AM on September 14

Vikings' Adrian Peterson Indicted for Child Injury

We don't know all the details yet, but I'll bet the public take on this ends up with as much praise for Peterson as criticism. And we're going to hear from a lot of people whose dads took the paddle, switch or belt to them.

But I drafted Peterson with the fourth pick in a way-too-serious fantasy league. So you can guess why I might be looking for reasons to believe this is minor.

posted by rcade at 09:51 PM on September 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 12

Edmonton by 16

Calgary by 11

B.C by 12

Saskatchewan by 20

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

That's how I read it. The job reminds me of what the title character does on Showtime's Ray Donovan. He gets a call when a mega-rich client in Hollywood does something criminal or massively stupid and cleans it up before the press gets involved.

posted by rcade at 12:09 PM on September 12

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Interesting story today casting further doubt on the idea the NFL never saw the video before this week:

"A former NFL team security director who does not want to be identified told CBS News that in his career, there was never a case where he sought surveillance tapes from hotels, nightclubs or local law enforcement and did not obtain it."

Every NFL team hires a security director. A job description of the position states that duties include "personal visits to local casinos, night clubs, etc. requesting the cooperation of the establishments' management in the event a player or team employee is perceived as a potential problem."

posted by rcade at 10:12 AM on September 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2

I'm facing the same dilemma with the Jaguars this week going on the road against the LanhamActViolators.

posted by rcade at 03:57 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

Rice was suspended 2 games, Goodell changed the rules after the fact and said that anyone charged with domestic violence would be suspended 6 games.

Goodell did not apply the six-game penalty to Rice when the NFL announced it. Rice was still on a two-game suspension when the video in the elevator was revealed by TMZ.

posted by rcade at 02:23 PM on September 11

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released

There's a clear double standard at work when it comes to male and female violence that I call "incredibly sexist".

I don't see anyone defending domestic violence by women. You have a good point about Hope Solo being treated differently within her sport by not being suspended ahead of a criminal punishment, but the biggest reason for less public outrage is that women's soccer has a much lower profile than the NFL.

As for the rest, I vehemently disagree with the idea that throwing a punch is "almost instinctual" or justifiable in any circumstance in a domestic situation. A punch isn't a defensive act; it's an offensive one. It does not defuse a situation, it escalates it.

When you rationalize that Rice's punch might be defensible because it was just one punch and she hit him too, it makes me question whether you've ever known a woman who was a victim of domestic violence. There are a lot of men beating on their much smaller, much weaker female partners. To me, that trend matters far more than all these other things you'd rather us condemn, like the NFL using disciplinary policies for PR damage control.

posted by rcade at 08:13 AM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It's a little disturbing how much this Canadian broadcaster keeps his cool while Mike Tyson is calling him a piece of s---.

posted by rcade at 07:25 PM on September 10