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

rcade has posted 2138 links and 10214 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

Clif Bar Drops Sponsorship of 5 Climbers Over Risks They Take: Clif Bar, the nutrition bar maker that has long supported the sport of climbing, has dropped sponsorship of five well-known climbers. "We concluded that these forms of the sport are pushing boundaries and taking the element of risk to a place where we as a company are no longer willing to go," the company wrote in an open letter to the climbing community. "We understand that some climbers feel these forms of climbing are pushing the sport to new frontiers. But we no longer feel good about benefiting from the amount of risk certain athletes are taking in areas of the sport where there is no margin for error; where there is no safety net."

posted by rcade to extreme at 07:31 PM on November 15 - 1 comment

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: This week's NFL games begin tonight with Buffalo at Miami. Leaders: wmwtm (1340), mattwalshvideo (1290), mbates321 (1280), Krumrie's Floppy Leg and lsun667 (1240).

posted by rcade to football at 03:50 PM on November 13 - 1 comment

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: Cleveland visits Cincinnati tonight to start off week 10. Top 5 in our contest: wmwtm (1200), mattwalshvideo (1190), lsun667 (1160), grum (1150), mbates321 (1140). Collective hive mind picks of the week: Baltimore over Tennessee and Denver over Oakland (both 98 percent). Closest choice: Kansas City over Buffalo (68 percent).

posted by rcade to football at 01:42 PM on November 06 - 6 comments

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids: Jay Weaver of the Miami Herald broke this story Wednesday: "For 21 tumultuous months, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has defiantly maintained he never used banned substances from a Coral Gables anti-aging clinic, that he is the victim of a Major League Baseball 'witch hunt,' and that he would fight to the end to clear his name. But in a Drug Enforcement Administration conference room back in January, facing federal agents and prosecutors who granted him immunity, baseball's highest-paid player admitted everything: Yes, he bought performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis of America, paying roughly $12,000 a month to Anthony Bosch, the fake doctor who owned the clinic. Yes, Bosch gave him pre-filled syringes for hormone injections into the ballplayer's stomach, and even drew blood from him in the men's room of a South Beach nightclub." Now the Yankees must deal with a star player of diminished skills with three years and $60 million left on his contract, plus another $90 million in potential home run milestone incentives. Janet Macur of the New York Times writes, "In a million years, in a million baseball seasons, I never would have dreamed I'd ever say this: I feel sorry for the Yankees."

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:45 AM on November 06 - 15 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 9: We have a new leader, Wmwtm, who is 10 points ahead of Lsun667 and Mattwalshvideo. The collective hivemind at NFL.Com has picked Cincinnati over Jacksonville by a margin of 98 to 2 percent.

posted by rcade to football at 10:57 AM on November 02 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I never heard this Bill Cosby story before. It's unrelated to the current allegations, but doesn't speak well of his character at all.

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Gresham was clearly giving it to her, not attempting a pass into coverage.

If you toss a football into a crowd of people, your desire to give it to a specific recipient is open for misunderstanding.

posted by rcade at 02:32 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The assumption he doesn't have a grandson is framing too.

I can understand the scorn heaped on an adult for denying a souvenir to a child. But here, it's two adults. The people between the Bengals player and the woman didn't owe her the catch.

Would it have been nice to give it to her since she's a Bengals fan and he isn't? Yes. Does the guy deserve to be called a thief and plenty of other things because he chose not to be nice? No.

posted by rcade at 01:21 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why should an adult fan who has caught a football tossed into the stands feel obligated to give it to another adult fan?

posted by rcade at 07:17 PM on November 18

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 12

Edmonton by 15



posted by rcade at 07:33 PM on November 15

FIFA Goal of the Year nominees

James Rodriguez gets my vote, with Tim Cahill second.

posted by rcade at 02:11 PM on November 14

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

Fixed in honor of cornhole.

posted by rcade at 09:38 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bill Simmons being angry about a Mike and Mike segment talking about him out of context is a jump the shark moment. It's an intra-ESPN slapfight and nobody outside of the Beast of Bristol would care.

posted by rcade at 03:45 PM on November 06

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

As grum says, if they cut him, they'd make a bunch of fans like me happy, but even the Yankees have a hard time throwing away $61,000,000 for PR goodwill.

They do have some leverage here, presuming A-Rod is dying to play in the MLB again. They could threaten to cut him unless he reaches a deal to play somewhere else at a rate much lower than that contract.

posted by rcade at 02:20 PM on November 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20

Toronto by 12

B.C. by 8

Hamilton by 8

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by rcade at 01:43 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Tony Steward is healthy and finally getting his shot at Clemson as a senior after being the most highly recruited linebacker prospect in 2010. I met Steward when my son was a freshman at the same high school. He was a good kid who called me and other adults "sir" and had a reputation of looking out for bullied kids.

posted by rcade at 07:11 AM on November 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Calgary by 13

Edmonton by 10

Montreal by 7

posted by rcade at 08:10 PM on October 31

Giants Win World Series

... if people could root against a 19-0 Patriots season or any more success from the Sox simply out of spite/jealousy, I'm free to root against any other dynasties as well.

I rooted against the Patriots perfect season because they kept crushing my hopes, week after week, and it was a pretty thrilling run. If I had known they'd actually lose the Super Bowl I might have done things differently.

The Giants are one of the great modern dynasties now. Credit to them for that. I was worried for the Royals when Kung Fu Panda was so loose before his first at-bat that he winked at the camera.

I hated Yost's decision to sacrifice bunt Escobar in the fifth with Infante on first and no outs. I know that has been Royals baseball, but it gave Bumgarner a free out when he had just come in and wasn't in his groove yet.

posted by rcade at 08:18 AM on October 30

Denver Broncos Fan Disappears During Game

That slopper sounds good. Now I want to walk to Pueblo.

posted by rcade at 03:18 PM on October 29

Denver Broncos Fan Disappears During Game

Good news, but if this was something he did on his own, he has some 'splainin to do. A lot of police effort was expended in the search for him.

posted by rcade at 06:45 AM on October 29