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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 03, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2318 links and 10828 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

Federal Judge Tosses Brady's 4-Game NFL Suspension: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won a court victory over the NFL as U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman nullified the league's four-game suspension Thursday morning. Berman said in the decision that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell exceeded his authority in the punishment. Brady will be eligible to play next week, though the NFL may appeal.

posted by rcade to football at 10:29 AM on September 03 - 10 comments

If You See Bart Starr at Brett Favre's Number Retirement Ceremony ...: ... it will be a special moment over a year in the making. The 81-year-old Starr suffered two strokes and a heart attack last year and often suffers from confusion, but his family says it has been a priority for him to be there on Thanksgiving night to stand alongside Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Favre delayed it a year to make Starr's attendance possible. "Now, we can't sit back and say, 'Dad, we're going to try to get you there,'" his son Bart Jr. said. "Every comment from us has to be along the lines of, 'Dad, we know you will make it there on Thanksgiving. We are certain of it.'"

posted by rcade to football at 02:38 PM on September 01 - 1 comment

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail: Tom Brady was willing to serve a one-game suspension and the NFL was willing to accept two, Ian Rapoport of NFL.Com reports citing unnamed sources. But negotiations have failed, federal Judge Richard M. Berman announced, so he'll rule this week.

posted by rcade to football at 11:54 PM on August 31 - 13 comments

Fan Dies After Fall from Upper Deck at Braves Game: A fan in his 60s died after falling over 50 feet from the upper deck at Turner Field Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. A fan in Section 401 told NJ Advance Media that the fanflew over her from a row behind her when A-Rod came up to bat, almost as if he jumped. He briefly held a wire connected to the home plate net but lost his grip and landed on concrete next to the section where players' families sit.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:38 PM on August 29 - 1 comment

UNT Has Put 32 Football Walk-Ons On Scholarship in 4 Seasons: Since Dan McCarney became the head coach of the North Texas Mean Green in 2011, my alma mater has done one thing more often than any other in the FBS: Give scholarships to walk-ons. USA Today reports, "Along a wall inside the football program's offices is a display of 32 faces and names, all former or current North Texas players of varying success, from backup defensive backs through starting offensive linemen, each with a shared starting point: As a former walk-on who 'through effort and dedication,' the display reads, was awarded a scholarship." Those players have contributed 146 starts, nearly 400 tackles, 4,500 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns.

posted by rcade to football at 08:48 PM on August 29 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Federal Judge Tosses Brady's 4-Game NFL Suspension

I wonder if anyone at the NFL suggested the response, "We asked a federal court to affirm our disciplinary process in the punishment of a player and the court told us that it couldn't. We will learn from this experience, make changes to our enforcement of player conduct and will not be filing an appeal."

Goodell may win an appeal, but at what cost? The league needs to stop the bleeding and move on.

posted by rcade at 02:41 PM on September 03

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail

A story about how James Harrison believes Goodell will win contains this line:

But as CBSSports.com's Jared Dubin points out, whatever Berman decides, we're beyond guilt and innocence. This is about procedure.

Shit just got REAL.

posted by rcade at 06:44 PM on September 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The Dodgers think they got one hit off Jake Arrieta.

Looking at this replay, it looks like a hit to me.

posted by rcade at 05:20 PM on September 01

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail

Complaining to the press is not the same thing as filing a suit, though. Kraft had a shot to take on Goodell and he cheesed out.

posted by rcade at 12:42 PM on September 01

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail

The goal is continued relentless exposure of the incompetence of the commissioner and of the absurdity of his disciplinary strategy and decisions.

"Come at the king, you best not miss." -- Omar, The Wire

Is that goal more important to them than having Brady playing in December? The chance of bringing down Goodell is slim. Kraft's decision to accept the fine and loss of draft picks instead of filing suit suggests that even he is willing to make nice and move on.

posted by rcade at 11:24 AM on September 01

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail

Does it really serve Brady or the Pats to push a potential suspension deeper into a season by filing an appeal?

posted by rcade at 09:40 AM on September 01

Only 1 Game Apart, But Brady/NFL Negotiations Fail

Six-quarter suspension. Bring him out at halftime to crush the hopes of my Jacksonville Jaguars when they've taken a nigh insurmountable four-point lead.

posted by rcade at 12:15 AM on September 01

Fantasy Premier League, Week Four

I benched Aaron Creswell just in time for him to score 12 in West Ham's demolition of Liverpool and acquired Tim Howard so he could score another 11 on my bench.

But the Creswell move only was to make room in the starting lineup for Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis, who scored 7 and looks like the real deal. He's a mad scrambler around the box and has an epic goal celebration.

posted by rcade at 10:15 PM on August 31

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I just re-created Koharski's Donuts, our fantasy hockey league on ESPN. Invites went out to last year's owners. If you'd like to join us if an opening becomes available, let me know.

posted by rcade at 05:55 PM on August 31

Fan Dies After Fall from Upper Deck at Braves Game

The man, Braves season ticket holder Gregory Murray of Alpharetta, Georgia, reportedly stood on his seat to jeer A-Rod, lost his balance and fell over the railing.

posted by rcade at 05:41 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Question: Another win over United. Was that the toughest of the lot?

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams: Yeah, I think so. I think they've improved a lot since last season. It was a very difficult game. A lot of problems for us.

Strange days.

posted by rcade at 01:50 PM on August 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The game continued after the fan fell last night, which brought up this factoid in a comment: In 1946, 33 people died in a crush at an FA Cup game between Bolton and Stoke City at Burnden Park. The dead were brought down to the touchline, a new touchline was made out of sawdust and the game continued.

posted by rcade at 09:53 AM on August 30

UNT Has Put 32 Football Walk-Ons On Scholarship in 4 Seasons

This is cool -- I didn't realize UNT was doing so much more of this than other programs -- but I dispute the writer's claim that "North Texas, in a general sense, doesn't need a walk-on program to be successful -- not when the school sits just outside of the Dallas area, with its dozens of successful high school programs, and not with inroads throughout Texas, perhaps the nation's most fertile recruiting landscape."

UNT definitely needs this, because it doesn't recruit well historically against all the other Texas FBS schools. McCarney is doing the same thing he did at Iowa State and looking for ways an underdog can succeed and grow.

posted by rcade at 10:38 PM on August 29

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The pattern of the new third kit Chelsea shorts ...

... makes them look like frilly black knickers ...

posted by rcade at 11:24 AM on August 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Not picking the games last week proved a suboptimal strategy for me.

Hamilton by 16

Edmonton by 3

Calgary by 10

Ottawa by 8

posted by rcade at 06:22 PM on August 27