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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: October 20, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2127 links and 10195 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

Royals Advance to First World Series Since 1985: The Kansas City Royals won their eighth straight post-season game Wednesday, sweeping the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 and advancing to the club's first World Series since 1985. Kansas City scored two runs in the first inning without a ball leaving the infield, then made them hold up over the next 9 for a 2-1 series clinching victory. "Manager Ned Yost has become Midas here in October," writes Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:38 PM on October 15 - 8 comments

Drone with Flag Sparks Brawl at Euro 2016 Match: The Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying a banner with an Albanian nationalist message flew over the pitch at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, and sparked a brawl between the teams after a Serbian player pulled it down and Albanian players tried to take it from him. Albanian supporters had already been banned from attending over security concerns, given turbulent relations between the countries. Deadspin has the video.

posted by rcade to soccer at 09:17 PM on October 14 - 1 comment

Infamous College Tackler Tommy Lewis Dies: The former Alabama player who made one of the most infamous tackles in college football history has died. At the 1954 Cotton Bowl, Rice halfback Dicky Maegle had broken free on a run likely to end in a 95-yard touchdown when Tommy Lewis left the sideline and tackled him near midfield. The officials awarded Maegle the touchdown. Lewis, who would be invited with Maegle to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show two days later, explained, "I was just so full of Alabama, and I couldn't stand to see him make another touchdown. I lost my composure and tackled him."

posted by rcade to football at 08:58 PM on October 13 - 1 comment

DeMarco Murray Ties Jim Brown Record: Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray became the second running back in NFL history to start a season with six straight 100-yard rushing games, matching Jim Brown. And he did it against the league's best run defense, which had not allowed a running back more than 38 yards in a game this season, as Dallas defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-23.

posted by rcade to football at 10:54 AM on October 13 - 6 comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 6: Six weeks into the contest, Mattwalshvideo's lead has narrowed slightly to 40 points, with jagsnumberone in second and lsun667, aeonmcallister, wmwtm and crisisstills tied for third. Biggest anticipated rout: The Pick 'Em hive mind predicts a 98% chance of a Denver victory over the New York Jets. Fun fact: Jagsnumberone would be tied for the lead if he hadn't picked Jacksonville to win four times.

posted by rcade to football at 09:38 AM on October 12 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 17

Hamilton by 15

Toronto by 8

Calgary by 12

Edmonton by 6

posted by rcade at 06:48 PM on October 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle


posted by rcade at 11:56 AM on October 14

DeMarco Murray Ties Jim Brown Record

If the Cowboys offensive line keeps playing like it is, the team will have success with Murray's backups too and can use them more.

A first round exit would be a nice finish for a team I expected to go no more than 4-12 this year.

posted by rcade at 01:06 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Jarrod Dyson getting caught stealing last night raises a question: Can the player making a tag push the sliding runner off the bag? To me, it looks more like a push by Jonathan Schoop than an overslide by Dyson. I thought it was weird the TBS crew never even suggested that possibility.

posted by rcade at 04:07 PM on October 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 16

Toronto by 6

B.C. by 12

Montreal by 4

Edmonton b 15

posted by rcade at 07:18 PM on October 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

J.J. Watt was unbelievable on the pick-6 last night. No defensive end should be able to run that fast.

posted by rcade at 03:39 PM on October 10

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle


I always hated the logic of "we're doing this to you because it was done to us." It kept me far away from frats when I began college.

posted by rcade at 09:53 AM on October 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I tried to find a difference in the pitches and the placement of the catcher and ump, but failed.

Isn't there some psychology in baseball that the strike zone expands a little after two strikes? I always felt like I had to swing at anything close on strike three, and taught kids that in Little League.

posted by rcade at 11:39 AM on October 08

The NBA has a new TV deal.

That's the kind of thinking that keeps casinos open.

No, it's the thinking that makes people open casinos.

The Rams aren't ecstatic about being in St. Louis, so I don't know how well an NBA team would do.

If St. Louis got an NBA franchise, it would be granted on the condition of the city publicly financing an arena with lots of corporate luxury boxes and maybe even handing the whole thing over to the team.

But if that didn't work and the franchise flopped, it could move.

I love the Silna deal, but I'd rather have a team than the checks. I did a little digging and found that the Silnas wanted that too. They hoped to trade the deal back to the NBA for a franchise.

posted by rcade at 11:37 AM on October 08

The NBA has a new TV deal.

Yes. The lowly Clippers sold for $2 billion. No matter what the owners say when they're negotiating with players or trying to get public money to build an arena, owning a team is enormously lucrative.

The only risk of owning an NBA team is that you might have to sell it someday at a big profit.

posted by rcade at 10:57 AM on October 08

The NBA has a new TV deal.

I wonder if the Silnas ever tried to trade in their deal for a St. Louis NBA franchise.

posted by rcade at 05:56 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

From the link: "The pitches had very slightly different movements, but Dale Scott wasn't perceiving that."

I don't see why we can assume that he doesn't perceive those differences.

PITCHf/x measures the ball as it crosses the plate. Two balls hitting the same spot on the plate could still have motion to the glove that makes one look more like a strike than the other.

(However, they look like the same pitch to me in all respects. Weird.)

posted by rcade at 05:53 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The spirit of the game also takes a hit under your proposal, since injured players making a heroic effort to return -- particularly when no substitutions remain -- is part of soccer lore.

posted by rcade at 01:16 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

"During this incident, a fan wearing a Frank Gore shirt punched a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey, knocking the man to the ground. The fan in the Gore shirt and a fan in an Aldon Smith jersey then landed several punches on a fan in a NaVorro Bowman jersey." -- SI

posted by rcade at 12:47 PM on October 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I watched that game. Courtois was removed immediately after his bleeding ear was noticed and taken to the hospital. The issue is that he was clearly and quite obviously knocked out 13 minutes before that and Chelsea didn't take enough time to properly assess whether he was concussed.

I wish the EPL allowed a temporary substitute when a serious head injury is suspected. Take Courtois aside, put Cech in and give the examination of Courtois all the time necessary to assure safety.

posted by rcade at 12:10 PM on October 07