rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: November 26, 2014
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2139 links and 10217 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

Cricketer Fighting for Life After Ball to Head: An Australian cricketer suffered a life-threatening injury when struck below his helmet while swinging at a cricket ball during a match in Sydney Tuesday. Phillip Hughes, 25, collapsed and his heart reportedly stopped before he was resuscitated. He was put in an induced coma at a hospital and is in intensive care. "In first class cricket, top batsmen face balls delivered at speeds approaching 100 miles an hour, so injuries aren't uncommon, but they are very rarely this serious thanks to the protection usually provided by padding and helmets" the Wall Street Journal explains.

posted by rcade to other at 05:12 PM on November 25 - 2 comments

Red Sox Sign Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez: The Boston Red Sox have reached deals with shortstop Hanley Ramirez (four years, $88 million) and third baseman Pablo Sandoval (five years, $90 million). Ramirez is likely to move to the outfield because the Sox already have Xander Bogaerts at his position. Jim Bowden expects the Sox to go after more than one top-of-the-rotation starting pitchers and names Cole Hamels, Jon Lester and James Shields among their targets. "The Red Sox lineup is now much better, but they're not even going to contend unless they completely revamp the top of their starting rotation with at least two elite starters," he writes.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:00 PM on November 24 - 5 comments

Clif Bar Drops Sponsorship of 5 Climbers Over Risks They Take: Clif Bar, the nutrition bar maker that has long supported the sport of climbing, has dropped sponsorship of five well-known climbers. "We concluded that these forms of the sport are pushing boundaries and taking the element of risk to a place where we as a company are no longer willing to go," the company wrote in an open letter to the climbing community. "We understand that some climbers feel these forms of climbing are pushing the sport to new frontiers. But we no longer feel good about benefiting from the amount of risk certain athletes are taking in areas of the sport where there is no margin for error; where there is no safety net."

posted by rcade to extreme at 07:31 PM on November 15 - 1 comment

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: This week's NFL games begin tonight with Buffalo at Miami. Leaders: wmwtm (1340), mattwalshvideo (1290), mbates321 (1280), Krumrie's Floppy Leg and lsun667 (1240).

posted by rcade to football at 03:50 PM on November 13 - 1 comment

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: Cleveland visits Cincinnati tonight to start off week 10. Top 5 in our contest: wmwtm (1200), mattwalshvideo (1190), lsun667 (1160), grum (1150), mbates321 (1140). Collective hive mind picks of the week: Baltimore over Tennessee and Denver over Oakland (both 98 percent). Closest choice: Kansas City over Buffalo (68 percent).

posted by rcade to football at 01:42 PM on November 06 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Cricketer Fighting for Life After Ball to Head

That looks like the location Mike Coolbaugh was hit when killed coaching first base in a minor league game for the Rockies. No update today on Hughes' condition.

posted by rcade at 10:06 AM on November 26

Richard Sherman uses cardboard cutout to send NFL a message

That was fun, but I'm having trouble connecting the NFL rule about players wearing or mentioning outside sponsorships near game time with the rule about players talking to the media.

Fining Lynch $100,000 over a disagreement about press availability is pretty harsh.

posted by rcade at 10:01 AM on November 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

posted by rcade at 11:48 AM on November 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I never heard this Bill Cosby story before. It's unrelated to the current allegations, but doesn't speak well of his character at all.

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Gresham was clearly giving it to her, not attempting a pass into coverage.

If you toss a football into a crowd of people, your desire to give it to a specific recipient is open for misunderstanding.

posted by rcade at 02:32 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The assumption he doesn't have a grandson is framing too.

I can understand the scorn heaped on an adult for denying a souvenir to a child. But here, it's two adults. The people between the Bengals player and the woman didn't owe her the catch.

Would it have been nice to give it to her since she's a Bengals fan and he isn't? Yes. Does the guy deserve to be called a thief and plenty of other things because he chose not to be nice? No.

posted by rcade at 01:21 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Why should an adult fan who has caught a football tossed into the stands feel obligated to give it to another adult fan?

posted by rcade at 07:17 PM on November 18

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 12

Edmonton by 15



posted by rcade at 07:33 PM on November 15

FIFA Goal of the Year nominees

James Rodriguez gets my vote, with Tim Cahill second.

posted by rcade at 02:11 PM on November 14

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10

Fixed in honor of cornhole.

posted by rcade at 09:38 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Bill Simmons being angry about a Mike and Mike segment talking about him out of context is a jump the shark moment. It's an intra-ESPN slapfight and nobody outside of the Beast of Bristol would care.

posted by rcade at 03:45 PM on November 06

Despite Vehement Public Claims of Innocence, A-Rod Admitted to DEA He Used Steroids

As grum says, if they cut him, they'd make a bunch of fans like me happy, but even the Yankees have a hard time throwing away $61,000,000 for PR goodwill.

They do have some leverage here, presuming A-Rod is dying to play in the MLB again. They could threaten to cut him unless he reaches a deal to play somewhere else at a rate much lower than that contract.

posted by rcade at 02:20 PM on November 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20

Toronto by 12

B.C. by 8

Hamilton by 8

Saskatchewan by 10

posted by rcade at 01:43 PM on November 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Tony Steward is healthy and finally getting his shot at Clemson as a senior after being the most highly recruited linebacker prospect in 2010. I met Steward when my son was a freshman at the same high school. He was a good kid who called me and other adults "sir" and had a reputation of looking out for bullied kids.

posted by rcade at 07:11 AM on November 01

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 19

Calgary by 13

Edmonton by 10

Montreal by 7

posted by rcade at 08:10 PM on October 31