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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: June 24, 2017
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2605 links and 11865 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

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves: Several huge rules changes are being debated by the International Football Association Board, a rules maker for world soccer. Some ideas: Switch to timed, 30-minute halves; only blow the whistle to end a half- or full-time when the ball goes out of play; and use ABBA order on penalty kicks instead of ABAB.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:23 PM on June 19 - 10 comments

Celtics Trade No. 1 Pick to 76ers: The Boston Celtics have traded the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 3 pick this year and the Los Angeles Lakers' 2018 first-round pick (if it falls from 2-5) or the 76ers 2019 first-round pick from the Sacramento Kings (if it doesn't). I love the smell of complicated draft trade conditionals in the morning.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:36 AM on June 18 - 11 comments

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade: The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in 6 games to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. In SportsFilter's NHL Pick 'Em contest the winner is, well, me. Hooray for me! I've won a one year subscription to Hockey News. Cixelsyd hoists the Costanza.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:06 AM on June 12 - 11 comments

Rock Climber Scales El Capitan with No Gear: Alex Honnold, 31, has climbed Yosemite's El Capitan wall without ropes or safety gear, a feat that could be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of ever. Honnold says on his website that he lives a "'dirtbag-climber' existence" in a van chasing vertical glory.

posted by rcade to extreme at 11:06 AM on June 04 - 6 comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals: The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers begin Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. ic23b leads with 28 points followed by three players at 27. Pick the NBA champion and the number of games played, plus five bonus categories. The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:25 AM on May 31 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Has the results for the NBA playoff pick'em been posted yet?

I'm scrambling on a book deadline. I'll try to get that posted over the weekend along with another late contest I won't mention. Sorry about the delay.

My CFL picks:

Calgary by 8

Edmonton by 3

Hamilton by 6

posted by rcade at 07:20 PM on June 23

The 13th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

The first game is tomorrow.

posted by rcade at 08:54 PM on June 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Former Patriots and Chiefs offensive lineman Ryan O'Callaghan just revealed he's gay in an OutSports interview.

It's unbelievably sad what he put himself through for years because of fear he'd be outed.

posted by rcade at 06:30 PM on June 20

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves

I like the CFL's untimed play after the clock hits 0. All of football should adopt it. No more controversies like the time Colt McCoy's pass out of bounds was ruled to have 1 second left in the Big 12 championship.

posted by rcade at 02:55 PM on June 20

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves

I like it when your team needs a goal, extra time is well past the alloted number and your player passes it back instead of making a cross, causing the ref to blow the whistle.

I've accepted the imprecision of soccer timekeeping, mostly. But time wasters in the final 20 minutes always kill more time than the ref gives the other team back. Some international teams are shameless about this.

posted by rcade at 07:01 PM on June 19

Soccer Rules Body Considers Timed 30-Minute Halves

I hate the idea of a timed clock in soccer. Add that and it's only a matter of time before there are commercial breaks.

The other two ideas I summarized seem good, particularly ABBA. There shouldn't be an advantage for one team based on PK order.

posted by rcade at 12:44 PM on June 19

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade

Thanks, all. I had a feeling the Predatormentum would end. Good team, though.

posted by rcade at 10:30 AM on June 13

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade

We call it ... the Aristocrats!

posted by rcade at 04:56 PM on June 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The finals in the NBA and NHL seem like they're dragged out a lot longer than in the past.

I feel like the momentum is lost with all the long breaks. Give me one day between games when they stay in one city and two days when they travel.

posted by rcade at 12:03 PM on June 12

SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: rcade


Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Total


Pittsburgh in 6

Conn Smythe: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh (no one)

Longest game (in OT periods): 0 (ic23b)

First player to score a goal: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh (bender)

Most goals: 4, Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh (no one)

Most assists: 6, Crosby (bender, grum@work, rcade) and Chris Kunitz, Pittsburgh (none)

Best +/i: 6, Brian Damoulin, Pittsburgh (no one)

Most penalty minutes: 24, Austin Watson, Nashville (no one)

Best save percentage: .931, Matthew Murray, Pittsburgh (rcade)

Total goals (tiebreaker): 32 (no tie to break)

The scores are in the previous discussion.

posted by rcade at 01:10 AM on June 12

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Calling it a major implies that other scores are minor. I won't let a single be treated that way.

posted by rcade at 02:42 PM on June 07

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm following CFL preseason game news, as one does. A story on CFL.ca mentions "Reginald Begelton finishing with a 25-yard catch-and-run for the major."

I'm assuming that "the major" is some kind of Canadian synonym for touchdown? Where did that come from?

posted by rcade at 11:31 AM on June 07

Girl's Soccer Team Banned from Tournament

In 1990 my wife reported a similar story when we were still in college. A 10-year-old girl, Natasha Dennis, played so well in a Lewisville, Texas, soccer game that parents affiliated with the other team demanded a restroom "panty check" to prove her gender. Fortunately that did not occur. The story went national.

posted by rcade at 02:29 PM on June 06

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Hank Williams Jr. is no longer too offensive for Monday Night Football.

posted by rcade at 11:26 AM on June 05

Rock Climber Scales El Capitan with No Gear

I don't see how this is psychologically possible, much less physically.

posted by rcade at 09:32 AM on June 05