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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: August 24, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2493 links and 11511 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

Fantasy Premier League Week 2 Begins Today: Week 2 of the Premier League begins today at 3:30 p.m. ET when Manchester United plays Southampton. BillsaysthisScores leads our fantasy league followed by FC Outlaw and The Zlatanic Verses. This week's biggest pickups are Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Middlesborough forward Alvaro Negredo and Swansea defender Stephen Kingsley.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:12 AM on August 19 - 1 comment

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team: LeBron James said in a podcast he hopes to buy an NBA team in the future. He said, "My dream is to actually own a team. I don't need to (be) fully hands on. If I'm fortunate enough to own a team, then I'll going to hire the best GM and president that I can. But I feel like I got a good eye for not only talent, because we all see a lot of talent, but the things that make the talent." With career earnings exceeding $1.3 billion so far, it's a viable goal.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:29 PM on August 17 - 7 comments

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal: U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo added to her controversial Olympics reputation by calling Sweden "a bunch of cowards" for the strategy they employed in defeating in a 1-1 draw settled by 4-3 penalty kicks. "Sweden dropped off. They didn't want to open play. ... They dropped into a 50. ... I think it was very cowardly. But they won. They're moving on, and we're going home."

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:46 PM on August 12 - 10 comments

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League: The Premier League season begins Saturday morning, which means it's time to build your squad for our Fantasy Premier League. Use the link to join (the code is 1607479-394225). Returning teams may be entered automatically. Last year's champion Red Loop has already returned with the Scufflin Hillbillies. The first decision we all must make: to Zlatan or not to Zlatan.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:27 PM on August 12 - 5 comments

WGN Anchor Goes on Epic Rant About Rules for Covering Olympics: Fed up with the restrictions on video and logo usage imposed by NBC Universal on other TV networks and stations, WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo had an entertaining Howard Beale meltdown. "I'm not even going to report on the Olympics, I'm going to report on that other event that's going on -- the international athletic competition run by one of the most corrupt organizations in the world," he says.

posted by rcade to olympics at 01:26 PM on August 11 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Ottawa by 13

Calgary by 3

Edmonton by 6

Hamilton by 16

posted by rcade at 05:54 PM on August 19

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Team

This made me wonder if the smart play for LeBron would be to buy the team before he retires and increase its value by playing for it. Could an owner pay himself $1 a year?

The New Orleans Pelicans appear to be the lowest valued franchise at $650 million.

If he were to end his career with five years as player-owner of the Pelicans, what's that worth in salary savings and increased franchise value?

posted by rcade at 12:32 PM on August 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

In soccer, I thought the phrase "against the run of play" meant a counterattack when the other team has most of its players close to the opposing goal.

Today in the Wednesday/Norwich City game, it was used to describe Wednesday getting an attack during a stretch when Norwich City had been dominant. It wasn't a counterattack.

Which is it?

posted by rcade at 07:47 PM on August 13

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal

Solo's getting shredded on Twitter. A lot of American fans don't appreciate the way she's embarrassed the entire team with this response.

Considering all the opponents who've had to endure disappointment against the U.S., it's a real shame Solo had so little grace in defeat.

I can remember a Canada team that lost after a penalty was awarded because the keeper took too long to make a goal kick. Can you imagine the thermonuclear explosion if that had happened to Solo instead?

posted by rcade at 10:30 PM on August 12

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal

Do we have a keeper who can do to Solo at 35 what she did to Breanna Scurry at that age and shove her into international retirement? As good as Solo has been, I'm tired of the immaturity.

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on August 12

Join SportsFilter's Fantasy Premier League

I bumped this post back up since there are still 24 hours left to enter before week 1. You can enter later, but that makes winning the league a tough ask.

posted by rcade at 01:28 PM on August 12

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eight

No Ottawa game this week, which should be illegal.

Edmonton by 9

Winnipeg by 3

Calgary by 13

British Columbia by 10

posted by rcade at 04:41 PM on August 11

Prince Fielder's Baseball Career is Probably Over

Prince has given an emotional presser.

posted by rcade at 06:22 PM on August 10

Longtime ESPN Broadcaster John Saunders Dies

A lot of ESPN anchors aggravated me with their antics, but Saunders was solid. He'll be missed.

posted by rcade at 02:20 PM on August 10

Prince Fielder's Baseball Career is Probably Over

Contrary to some hot takes in Texas, I don't think the Rangers could have reasonably foreseen this. Fielder was 29 and had played three 162-game seasons in a row when acquired in that trade. It's just bad luck when he suffered these career-threatening injuries.

posted by rcade at 11:27 AM on August 10

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Speaking as a Canadian football expert (as of this week), Tebow's passing deficiencies would be more apparent there than in the NFL. They pass so often a handoff is just an extremely short pass.

MeatSaber's line wins the Internet.

posted by rcade at 09:25 AM on August 10

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Why would that matter to him more than a longshot chance to play pro ball? Tim Tebow performs circumcisions for Jesus. He's immune to ridicule.

posted by rcade at 05:49 PM on August 09

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

The Angels were going to draft Tebow, but he didn't return an information card and they thought he wasn't interested. He had attended an elite high school baseball combine.

The link says he's already gotten a contract offer.

posted by rcade at 02:42 PM on August 09

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

Sometimes they do. Why not take a stab at it if he can get teams to give him a look?

Why would inability in football mean inability in baseball? We've seen athletes who were good enough to play both sports before.

posted by rcade at 12:30 PM on August 09

Tim Tebow Wants to Play Baseball

I wouldn't be surprised if Tebow got a look from some club that put him at Triple-A to see what he could do.

My Texas Rangers have done some outside-the-box signings before, like Josh Hamilton and Matt Bush, and those guys had big character concerns. Tebow is as squeaky clean as it gets in sports.

posted by rcade at 10:33 AM on August 09