rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: April 01, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,941 links and 12,740 comments to SportsFilter and 87 links and 689 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

NBA.FM: "We are simulating each remaining game on the networks' original schedule as a hyper-realistic audio gameplay broadcast. This is a simulation of 2020 Timeline B. Let the sounds of the game wash over you, and remember what normal felt like."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:10 PM on March 31, 2020 - 1 comment

New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Has Coronavirus: James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for coronavirus and is thus far showing "little to know symptoms," the Knicks announced. He's in self-isolation and managing the team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:01 AM on March 29, 2020 - 1 comment

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race: Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were neck and neck approaching the final turn of Sunday's iRacing event broadcast on FS1. See the final lap.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 04:01 PM on March 22, 2020 - 4 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition: If the NBA regular season was over, the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion would be ...

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:29 PM on March 21, 2020 - 6 comments

Los Angeles Rams Release Todd Gurley: To avoid paying him $10.5 million in guaranteed money, the Los Angeles Rams released star running back Todd Gurley. In his five seasons with the team, the 25-year-old Gurley rushed for 5,404 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading the NFL in touchdowns in 2017 and 2018. He's tied with Marshall Faulk for the most rushing TDs in team history. Gurley's production waned last season and doubt increased about the health of his knee.

posted by rcade to football at 08:13 PM on March 19, 2020 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


True story: Cavs cheerleader came up to me during 96 Knicks game. Said, "Are you Mike Wise from The NY Times? OMG, I read everything you write." I went to talk to her after game and she blew me off. I walked into locker room. Patrick Ewing looked up and smiled: "April Fools."

posted by rcade at 04:10 PM on April 01, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle


posted by rcade at 08:59 PM on March 30, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I found out today I'm blocked on Twitter by sports columnist Mike Freeman. It's weird because we've never exchanged messages on there and I can't recall ever discussing him publicly. I thought during his short stint in Jacksonville over a decade ago he was kind of awful but I can't recall ever criticizing him in a public forum.

posted by rcade at 01:34 PM on March 30, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77

Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal were peak Globetrotter for me. I think they were probably the first professional basketball players I could identify.

posted by rcade at 10:44 AM on March 29, 2020

Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt in iRacing Race

At the level I follow Nascar -- side monitor while I'm doing work on the computer on the weekend -- this was just as enjoyable as the real thing.

posted by rcade at 06:01 PM on March 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition

Sadly, no. But competitive League of Legends might be possible.

posted by rcade at 04:02 PM on March 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition

Ignore "This Week's Games." I'm leaving those games in the database in case they're played later.

Provisional congratulations, Ufez!

posted by rcade at 03:31 PM on March 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The production value on that is hilarious. I can't believe I watched this one in full.

posted by rcade at 12:38 PM on March 16, 2020

NFL Players Approve New CBA Through 2030

I didn't want a 17-game season nor an expansion of the playoffs because of the increased damage it will inflict on players.

The deal expands rosters from 53 players to 55 and expands the practice squad from 10 to 14 players. The latter get $2,500 more a week ($10,500 total).

There should be more than a 3.5% increase in rosters to account for a 6% increase in regular season games is Rosters should increase to 60.

posted by rcade at 04:26 PM on March 15, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It reminds me of the end of the 1994 MLB season when, as a joke, I declared the Seattle Mariners champions because they won the last game of the 1994 season.

I can remember celebrating 1994 as the first AL West championship in Texas Rangers history. I attended the last game. They were 52-62!

posted by rcade at 11:39 AM on March 14, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has coronavirus. The team has postponed its weekend match and there's more rumbles the Premier League will suspend play.

posted by rcade at 10:49 PM on March 12, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus

MLS suspends season.

posted by rcade at 11:59 AM on March 12, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus

The Players is taking place today in Jacksonville Beach, though they just decided to disallow spectators.

posted by rcade at 11:44 AM on March 12, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Minor Joint Capsule Edition

Denver by 6. Want to pick Dallas but not seeing it.
Sacramento by 4. Like them at home here.

posted by rcade at 10:56 AM on March 11, 2020

American Sports World Dragging Its Feet on Coronavirus

But I don't think it's a "cancel everything and buy up all the toilet paper" big deal.

If the U.S. had been testing aggressively so that we had a better idea of where COVID-19 is, I might agree with you. But we've been lagging far behind a lot of the world and Trump is more worried about the stock market than the health of the people. As of today we've only tested 5,000 people.

We have to flatten the curve so that our hospitals can handle the number of cases. If we experience a caseload like Wuhan at its peak, it will fill every ICU in America with a COVID-19 patient in critical condition, per Harvard epidemologist Marc Lipsitch.

posted by rcade at 09:00 AM on March 11, 2020