rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: May 28, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2460 links and 11367 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

Did the Starting Gate Injury Break Barbaro's Leg?: On Preakness weekend, Tom Scocca asks a question on Deadspin about a tragic moment in the race a decade ago. Kentucky Derby Barbaro broke a leg in 20 places during the race. The injury is treated like something that happened during the race, but Barbaro crashed through the gate and stumbled before the start. "The mystery, then and now, is how everyone was so sure that Barbaro didn’t get hurt on the false start," Scocca writes. "It wasn’t because he got a thorough checkup before reloading. Nor was it because it’s normal for a strong and healthy horse to spontaneously break down out of the gate."

posted by rcade to other at 10:24 AM on May 22 - 1 comment

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women: Muirfield has been dropped from the rotation of British Open courses after the club that owns it refused to end its ban on female members. A vote that could have allowed women to join the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote, so when Phil Mickelson lifted the Claret Jug three years ago at Muirfield, it could be the last. A group that defeated the vote said, "A traditional resistance to change is one of the foundations of our unique position in golf and our reputation." Only one of the other nine courses that gets the Open has a gender restriction. Royal Troon, this year's site, has separate men's and women's clubs.

posted by rcade to golf at 08:51 AM on May 19 - 4 comments

Manchester United Match Cancelled by Bomb Scare: The last weekend of the Premier League season is supposed to be played with 20 matches that all start at the same time, but there was no match at Old Trafford today between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth. An "incredibly lifelike explosive device" was found in the stands before kickoff. A delay for a security sweep turned into a cancellation and a "controlled explosion" was performed. Security concerns at soccer venues in Europe are high after the Stade de France was a target in the Paris attacks last November in which 130 were killed.

posted by rcade to soccer at 03:37 PM on May 15 - 13 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3: The third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. EDT when the Tampa Bay Lightning play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the East. The other series begins Saturday when the San Jose Sharks visit the St. Louis Blues. Our NHL Pick 'Em contestants should pick the winners of both series, the number of games and some bonus categories.

posted by rcade to hockey at 02:16 PM on May 13 - 18 comments

Texas City Will Build $62.8 Million High School Football Stadium: Voters in a school district in McKinney, Texas, north of Dallas have approved $62.8 million to build a new high school football stadium. The 12,000-seat facility will be the most expensive high school stadium in the country, according to Sports Illustrated.

posted by rcade to football at 11:03 AM on May 10 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

After the Sheffield Wednesday playoff, it's a bit of a comedown to watch the much less significant Champions League final.

posted by rcade at 02:47 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Obnoxious bat flip, college edition.

posted by rcade at 01:30 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Any Tennis Channel diehards here? Watch the Cornet/Maria match today if it is replayed. Lots of drama and controversy.

posted by rcade at 02:03 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The server is here, near Galleria Mall in Dallas.

posted by rcade at 01:37 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This is what happens when your favorite teams are owned by Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban.

posted by rcade at 12:53 PM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm moving SportsFilter to a new faster server tonight. There will be hiccups.

posted by rcade at 10:13 PM on May 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

When did people stop saying French Open and start saying Roland Garros?

When did the British Open start being called The Open in the U.S.?

posted by rcade at 11:58 AM on May 21

British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women

This looks like another Augusta-style "we'll do it, but not now because you pressured us" maneuver. You're not the boss of me! Such a waste of time forestalling the inevitable.

posted by rcade at 05:10 PM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Why, Liverpool? Why?

posted by rcade at 07:45 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I just saw Colin Cowherd on FS1 waiting for the Europa League final. His co-host Kristine Leahy spends the entire time listening with a smile on her face. It doesn't seem possible to do that as a natural position for so long.

posted by rcade at 01:55 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If Bautista had done that to Odor, what do you think Odor's reaction would have been?

Under normal circumstances -- no history between the clubs or players, no current cycle of payback -- I think Odor would have reacted the way Simmons did.

posted by rcade at 09:11 AM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'd call it a fine whine. The "little kids" part in particular is pitiable. I enjoyed the salty taste of his tears.

Is Bautista's any more dangerous or aggressive than that one (which didn't result in a brawl)?

The Odor slide was the subject of a replay review in New York and it was not deemed an illegal slide. I agree with the call.

posted by rcade at 11:19 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Wild. Bautista cost the Jays the game with that leg grab.

posted by rcade at 09:26 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Roughned's rapidly becoming a folk hero in DFW -- the anti-Clint Longley. This list of 10 things about him includes one I didn't know: He's a former Minor Leaguer of the Year and was the youngest rookie to play a game in 2014.

posted by rcade at 09:04 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Explain how Odor is "defending himself".

I didn't say Odor was defending himself. I said Bautista was squaring up, which made his complaint about a sucker punch whiny and ridiculous.

Bautista is not an idiot. He's an old pro. He knew when he slid that it might spark a brawl. Watch how he popped up instantly and spun around to face Odor. Both of them stepped towards each other aggressively.

Did he expect a punch like that? Maybe not. Was it a sucker punch? Please.

I hope the Rangers call up Roughned Odor to sub for Roughned Odor.

P.s. All GoFundMes work that way. You have to trust the organizer not to abscond with the lucre.

posted by rcade at 08:58 PM on May 17