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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: August 22, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2096 links and 10059 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

Men in Blazers Move to NBC Sports: Sunday's Premiership opener between Manchester City and Newcastle was followed on NBC Sports by the Men in Blazers, television producer Michael Davies and writer Roger Bennett, broadcasting from their new Panic Room. "Not since Lewis and Clark have two men been so excited to be here," Bennett told the Wall Street Journal. "We're incredibly surprised that they wanted us," Davies said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:01 PM on August 17 - 1 comment

Tony Stewart Kills Driver in Dirt-Track Race: Nascar driver Tony Stewart struck and killed another racer who had exited his vehicle after a crash Saturday night during a dirt-track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, New York. Kevin Ward Jr. had gotten out of his car following a crash with Stewart and appeared to be yelling and pointing. A car swerved to miss him and Stewart's right rear tire struck Ward, who died en route to a hospital.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 09:39 AM on August 10 - 22 comments

Giants' David Wilson Retires Over Neck Injury: The promising career of New York Giants running back David Wilson appears to be over before his third NFL season. The Giants announced Monday that two doctors have advised Wilson, 23, to stop playing football due to the condition of his neck and spine. "I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me," Wilson said via a team press release. "I lived my dream. A lot of people only get to dream their dream. I lived that dream. Now I have a chance to dream another dream and live that, too." Wilson played 21 games for the Giants after being drafted in the first round, 32nd overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. He had 504 yards rushing, 1,755 yards returning kicks and scored seven touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving and one returning a kick).

posted by rcade to football at 08:27 PM on August 04 - 0 comments

NFL Players Will Have Tracking Chips in Shoulder Pads: NFL players this regular season will have RFID chips in their shoulder pads that enable their movements to be tracked in real time. Signal receivers at 17 NFL stadiums will collect and report the data in real time so it can be presented to broadcasters and fans. The 17 stadiums include all 15 that will host Thursday Night Football games. A not-yet-attained goal of the chips is to put them in footballs for first down and touchdown measurement.

posted by rcade to football at 05:52 PM on July 31 - 9 comments

Holy Sidd Finch! Minnesota Twins Sign Unknown with 100-Mph Fastball: The Minnesota Twins have signed a 24-year-old who throws a 100-mph fastball but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson of the Healdsburg Prune Packers, a collegiate summer league team, got a $250,000 deal. He's a 6-foot-6 right-hander and fitness freak who was timed at a 6.6-second 60-yard dash in his socks and has a 40-inch vertical leap. "He's a physical specimen. He's got the best pure arm strength I've ever seen," said Twins scout Elliott Strankman.

posted by rcade to baseball at 05:39 PM on July 30 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 8

Toronto by 5

Edmonton by 13

Calgary by 9

Saskatchewan by 12

BC by 8

posted by rcade at 11:12 AM on August 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... maybe she'll want to play catch with her own children in the future.

I've never heard that too-young pitchers throwing anything but fastballs ruin their arms for ordinary activities later in life. I thought they just put any future career in the sport in jeopardy.

posted by rcade at 05:53 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Does the same concern apply for girls when there's no adult future for them throwing fast pitch?

posted by rcade at 01:29 PM on August 11

Donovan to Retire at the end of this MLS season

I think a player who gave as much to USMNT for a decade had a right to take a break between two World Cups without his professionalism being questioned. Even after his sabbatical, Donovan was recalled by Jurgen Klinsmann to start qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico and had an assist and goal in the latter game to clinch the U.S. place in the Cup.

posted by rcade at 10:38 AM on August 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Andrew Bynum comes to mind, though he only had a few strong seasons before the wheels came off.

posted by rcade at 07:57 AM on August 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 7

Winnipeg by 10

Edmonton by 4

BC by 7

Calgary by 15

posted by rcade at 05:59 PM on August 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's time to create the Fantasy Premiership league for SportsFilter. I forget who's been doing that each year, so I'm posting the request here.

posted by rcade at 12:57 PM on August 03

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games

I think it's a ridiculously mild punishment, completely out of step with how society views domestic violence against women today. But how one player's misdeeds are punished is not an issue likely to have major impact on whether I watch the NFL.

The only big obstacles to my enjoyment of the league at present are concussion risks and teams bilking communities out of billions in tax dollars on stadiums. Any public money spent for the private gain of team owners should be paid back in full by a $1 ticket surcharge on each game at that stadium. I'd happily pay that as an alternative to making all taxpayers fund something only some of the public enjoys.

posted by rcade at 03:24 PM on August 01

NFL Players Will Have Tracking Chips in Shoulder Pads

How does soccer measure how far players run in a game?

posted by rcade at 12:22 PM on August 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 6

Hamilton by 6

Montreal by 4

Calgary by 10

Saskatchewan by 9

posted by rcade at 05:45 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Since when does ESPN run Vines of unauthorized sports highlights?

posted by rcade at 08:32 AM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I went to the Fulham/D.C. United friendly at EverBank Field in Jacksonville yesterday, which was the opening act to the unveiling of the largest stadium video boards on the planet and a Carrie Underwood concert.

Moussa Dembele scored the first goal for Fulham, which made me wonder how in the world he ended up back at the team after its relegation to the Championship.

There's a second Moussa Dembele! The original is still with Spurs. The new one scored two more goals for his second hat trick in three months. He got one in the Under-18 Premier League tournament final in May.

As for the game, the crowd was so small at kickoff you could hear the players yelling to each other on the field from my seat about 50 rows up in an end zone corner. It didn't fill until the last 10-20 minutes. Jacksonville packs the house for U.S. soccer -- we had the biggest crowd in the southeast to ever see the USMNT -- but this bunch was killing time until the video board and country music.

Incidentally, if you are a young woman attending a Carrie Underwood concert, the uniform of choice is tiny denim shorts and cowboy boots.

posted by rcade at 09:24 AM on July 27

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games

If your definition of caring about things is the words we use, then we've got different definitions of what constitutes caring about something.

I never said anything to indicate that it was.

The goalposts were that people wouldn't change the channel because Ray Rice has beaten a woman - and that's the only morality the NFL knows.

Are you going to stop watching football because of this?

posted by rcade at 08:50 AM on July 27

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games

For not regarding a problem as serious as domestic violence with "meh," which is where this conversation chain began.

You're moving the goalposts a bit by talking about whether men are doing enough about it. Where we started was whether men care.

posted by rcade at 11:22 AM on July 26

Ray Rice Suspended for 2 Games

Of course I'm aware of domestic violence victims. We all likely know somebody who suffered it. And the men I know are aware of it and angered by it, not making excuses for it like some of the idiots on ESPN.

All I'm saying is that I question the idea men have a "meh" attitude about this. I don't think you give most men enough credit.

Domestic violence fell 64 percent in the U.S. from 1994 to 2010, according to a DOJ report. People are more aware today.

The NFL is an outlier on this issue by taking it so lightly.

posted by rcade at 08:37 PM on July 25