rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: January 22, 2017
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2565 links and 11723 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

Atlanta Falcons Advance to Super Bowl 0x33: The Atlanta Falcons steamrolled the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl 0x33 in Houston (LI in Roman, 51 in decimal). Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns. Receiver Julio Jones caught two of those and had 180 receiving yards. The Falcons took a 31-0 lead early in the third quarter and the Packers never made it competitive.

posted by rcade to football at 07:11 PM on January 22 - 0 comments

Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Crash: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic. He was 25. Ventura, who set an MLB rookie record with an 103 mph fastball, pitched his last game in a cap that paid tribute to friends and fellow Major Leaguers Jose Fernandez and Oscar Taveras, who both also died tragically in crashes in recent years.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:28 PM on January 22 - 4 comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition: We're running out of NFL games again as the conference championships come down to Steelers/Patriots and Packers/Falcons on Sunday. For our pick 'em contest, pick the weekend's playoff winners, the spread and four bonus categories.

posted by rcade to football at 03:06 PM on January 20 - 23 comments

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up: The 19-year partnership of sports talk hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be ending this year as Greenberg gets his own morning show on ESPN, sources told Sports Illustrated. The Mike & Mike show began in 1998 and has become the cornerstone of ESPN Radio at stations across the country. The leading candidate to either join Golic or succeed them with his own show is ESPN NFL anchor Trey Wingo. Greenberg has become one of ESPN's highest-paid personalities at $6.5 million a year.

posted by rcade to general at 07:58 PM on January 18 - 4 comments

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer: High school linebacker prospect Ryan Dickens committed to UConn in June 2016 after receiving a scholarship offer from coach Bob Diaco. After Diaco was fired, his successor Randy Edsall called Dickens on New Year's Day to affirm the offer. Sixteen days later, Edsall called Dickens to tell him the scholarship is being offered to someone else. NJ.Com reports, "Seemingly every winter players such as Dickens are on the wrong end of a college's decision, left empty-handed and uncertain in the eleventh hour as National Signing Day bears down." With just two weeks to that day and most scholarships gone, Dickens and his parents have been scrambling. The best offer so far is from FCS school Rhode Island.

posted by rcade to football at 11:06 AM on January 17 - 13 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

This discussion now has the standings including props.

posted by rcade at 06:03 PM on January 22

Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Crash

Actually, he looked like a talent that was losing control.

He was only 25. In the short term he was losing it mentally but most players get their head right as their 20s progress.

posted by rcade at 04:11 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

I've posted the wild card standings with props. More to come.

posted by rcade at 03:05 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 3

New England by 4 <-- lock

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: Ryan

2. Player with most rushing yards: Bell

3. Player with most receiving yards: Julio Jones

4. Player with an interception: Malcolm Butler

posted by rcade at 02:58 PM on January 22

Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies in Car Crash

Major League Baseball has a crisis of driving under the influence. I don't know what they currently offer prospects and other young athletes to educate them, but it's time to put together a stronger awareness campaign throughout the sport.

Ventura seemed like a talent who was going to put it all together and dominate the game. Such a shame.

posted by rcade at 01:31 PM on January 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This is the right time for a popular UNT fan saying: "It's all green and it's all good!"

posted by rcade at 08:07 PM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Doing it once is cool. Doing it every Sunday home game is like your friend who celebrates a "birthday week."

But I do like that they look like Roughned.

I have a chromatic beef with my Mean Green. They're a color but they keep coming up with new ways to de-emphasize green on their uniforms. Be the green that you want to be, dammit.

posted by rcade at 05:43 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

After the props are factored in, here are the standings.


PlayerTotalPicksPropsThis Week PicksThis Week Props
Ufez Jones72675360

Pick the winner and the game's spread. Locks are unlimited.

Also choose these four props for five points each:

1. Quarterback with most passing yards

2. Player with most rushing yards

3. Player with most receiving yards

4. Player with an interception.

There will be 10 props for the Super Bowl.

posted by rcade at 03:08 PM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Blue Jays are wearing red home uniforms on Sundays this year.

Color me appalled.

posted by rcade at 02:55 PM on January 20

Baggy, The Rock, and Pudge make the cut.

A fond farewell to Tim Wakefield as a Hall of Fame possibility. Wakefield's knuckler was a thing of hideous beauty. He was a great inning eater on some big playoff runs.

posted by rcade at 03:20 PM on January 19

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up

She had a couple local shows in Tampa for a while. She may be retired now at 68 (or thereabouts).

Grantland interviewed her in 2012 and she was remarkably terse about any personal question.

posted by rcade at 09:05 AM on January 19

SI: ESPN Talkers Mike & Mike Are Breaking Up

Mike and Mike go back to the era when I was listening to sports radio all the time. Bob Kemp in the middle of the night on One on One Sports, Fabulous Sports Babe for a while in Denver and the ESPN NFL Sunday night crew of Tony Bruno, Chuck Wilson and a third host (Keith Olbermann? Dan Patrick?). I think I enjoyed that show as much as the games.

These days it seems like slim pickings on the national networks, even though there are more of them. When I tune in to something, it's usually the local station where we lament the Jaguars or TalkSport in England talking soccer.

posted by rcade at 08:25 AM on January 19

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 15 <-- dunk
Golden State by 10 <-- dunk
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 6
Golden State by 4
Indiana by 10
Cleveland by 9

It's OK to make changes to picks. My software handles that well.

posted by rcade at 05:44 PM on January 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Utah's walloping of Detroit has been corrected. Neither of these mistakes affected the standings. We all picked Utah and only Ufez picked Cleveland over Golden State.

But NoMich does go from 1 to 21 points for the week, which has to be less of a nut punch.

I need an XML feed of NBA scores.

posted by rcade at 08:14 PM on January 17

The Worst Time to Lose a Scholarship Offer

There should be a blog devoted to broken promises by college coaches. Let every recruit know whether the word of a particular coach is any good.

posted by rcade at 03:47 PM on January 17