rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 29, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2121 links and 10150 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

Tackled Ohio State Student Was Wearing Secret Booze Panties: Ohio State strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel executed a ferocious open-field tackle on a student who ran onto the field Saturday in the game against Cincinnati, to the roaring approval of the home crowd. The student is a senior in mechanical engineering on a full housing and tuition scholarship. Why would he risk that? The answer is in his pants.

posted by rcade to football at 01:35 PM on September 29 - 4 comments

Jose Altuve Asks to Play, Risks Batting Title: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, originally kept out of the lineup, asked to start today and has gone two for three in his first two at-bats, lifting his AL-leading batting average from .340 to .341. The Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez plays later with a .337 average. Altuve would be the Astros' first batting champ.

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:41 PM on September 28 - 7 comments

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners: Our head-to-head NHL fantasy hockey league, Koharski's Donuts, is looking for four more owners in its second season. Compete for the world's most delicious trophy (warning: not a food product). Use this link and the password shipley (all lowercase).

posted by rcade to fantasy at 10:49 AM on September 26 - 5 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: The NFL resumes tonight with the New York Giants going to Washington. Mattwalshvideo continues to lead our Pick 'Em Contest by 50 points, with Jagsnumberone, Crisisstills and Howardt98 tied for second. Jagsnumberone had the best week, going 14-2 with only Arizona's upset of San Francisco and the Colts defeat of the Jaguars as misses.

posted by rcade to football at 05:04 PM on September 25 - 2 comments

Play SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey League: Koharski's Donuts, our fantasy hockey league won last season by Steve Hollister's Pimpin Ain't Parise, has been launched for the upcoming NHL season that begins Oct. 8.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:00 PM on September 20 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Someday a quarterback is going to be lit up doing this trick play. I salute that future linebacker.

posted by rcade at 06:05 PM on September 29

Tackled Ohio State Student Was Wearing Secret Booze Panties

His 32 ounce booze panties were empty. I don't know what goes best in crotch spirits -- I would go with a nice Belgian dubbel, tripel or quad if I could keep it cold -- but if he chose vodka his panties could hold 16 shots.

posted by rcade at 02:27 PM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Sometimes you see a photo and wonder do I want to know?

posted by rcade at 02:22 PM on September 29

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

This is appalling. There should be an immediate investigation into all coaches who saw Morris looking so wobbly after the illegal hit and let him go back in, and Hoke should be held responsible regardless of his claim he didn't see it.

When Hoke says this, it's the kind of callous and unenlightened remark that got Mike Leach dumped by Texas Tech: "I don't know if he had a concussion or not, I don't know that. Shane's a pretty competitive, tough kid. And Shane wanted to be the quarterback, and so, believe me, if he didn't want to be he would've come to the sideline or stayed down."

A coach at any level who ignored the heatstroke and dehydration risks at practice and got a player killed would be fired and potentially prosecuted. We've become more enlightened about that. Maybe it's time for the same approach towards concussions.

posted by rcade at 01:48 PM on September 29

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

We gained another owner and lost Brett Ballantini, so we still have two spots left.

Not sure what's going on here. If the proposal to collect dues is a dealbreaker to anybody, I wish they'd let me know. I floated the idea because I thought it would make the league more competitive. If an owner is adamant about not paying dues, they can be excluded from the dues and the prizes could go to the top four owners who did contribute to the pot.

posted by rcade at 12:25 PM on September 29

Jose Altuve Asks to Play, Risks Batting Title

Altuve helped me win my first fantasy sports title in 27 years of trying. I'm somebody now! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity that makes people! Things are going to start happening to me now.

posted by rcade at 10:38 AM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Sadly, the Rcade Cup is being held in London this year. It only has been held once in the Insurance capital of Florida, back in 2006.

This game is a tough one for me in seasons when both teams have something to lose by losing. But I didn't expect to face that dilemma this time around.

I guess I'm rooting for Jacksonville to get a late equalizer and for Dallas to score the winner in extra time.

posted by rcade at 10:36 AM on September 29

Jose Altuve Asks to Play, Risks Batting Title

He came in as a late pinch-hitter today, but otherwise rode the pine.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on September 28

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

Yep. We gained one owner and lost Meatsaber, so we have two spots left.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on September 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I just saw that live. I didn't think there was any chance it gets caught, and Zimmermann didn't think so either when it left the bat. Great play.

posted by rcade at 04:06 PM on September 28

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

Another slot has been claimed by Hoser from the Drudge Retort.

Still can't find last year's champ Steve Hollister of Pimpin' Ain't Parise. I was hoping he'd be around so his hopes to repeat could be dashed.

posted by rcade at 12:34 PM on September 27

SportsFilter Fantasy Hockey Needs 4 Owners

One slot has been claimed by Brett Ballantini. Three more open.

We're voting on the league's ESPN site on whether to collect $25 dues to give to the winner (50%), runner-up (30%) and other two playoff teams (20% and 10%).

posted by rcade at 04:30 PM on September 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 14

Montreal by 4

Edmonton by 12

Winnipeg by 3

Calgary by 14

posted by rcade at 04:28 PM on September 26

Play SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey League

Does anyone in the league know those three owners? I'm about to open up the league to new owners, but I want to give them a last shot to return.

posted by rcade at 11:20 AM on September 25

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Tony Stewart in Accident

Was Stewart drug tested that night? Nope.

"There was no toxicology work performed on Tony Stewart, however a certified drug recognition expert had interviewed him on the night of the collision and determined that he found no basis to observe any alcohol consumption or impairment by drugs."

Seems a little convenient that the dead guy gets tested and the famous guy who ran him over doesn't.

posted by rcade at 09:27 PM on September 24