rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 29, 2015
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2291 links and 10752 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

Mookie Betts Turns Out into Homer With Tumble Over Fence: Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts made a great catch on a deep fly ball by Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, but Betts' momentum carried him over the fence and he dropped the ball when he landed in the Red Sox bullpen. Replay review turned the inning-ending out into a home run.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:42 PM on July 28 - 2 comments

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over the deflated-football scandal, the league announced Tuesday. In the decision, Goodell stated that part of his justification was Brady's destruction of his cell phone while league investigators were seeking information from it. "The most significant new information that emerged in connection with the appeal was evidence that on or about March 6, 2015 -- the very day he was interviewed by [Ted] Wells and his investigative team -- Brady instructed his assistant to destroy the cellphone that he had been using from early November 2014, a period that included the AFC Championship Game and the initial weeks of the subsequent investigation."

posted by rcade to football at 04:10 PM on July 28 - 18 comments

Pro Surfer Attacked by Shark During Competition: Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark Sunday during a competition off the coast of South Africa but escaped unharmed. Fanning, 34, battled the shark for a few seconds before swimming away to be rescued by crews on jetskis and boats. "I just can't believe it," said Fanning, who was nearly overcome with emotion on multiple instances during his interview. "I'm just tripping. ... To walk away from that, I'm just so stoked." The World Surf League canceled the J-Bay Open shortly after the attack.

posted by rcade to other at 12:22 PM on July 19 - 2 comments

Cowboys, Yankees Most Valuable U.S. Sports Teams: Forbes magazine has estimated the worth of the Dallas Cowboys at $3.2 billion, making the NFL team tied for second-most valuable sports franchise on the planet behind the Real Madrid soccer club in Spain at $3.26 billion. The New York Yankees in baseball also are valued at $3.2 billion. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has the most profitable club in sports at $246 million with revenues 31 percent higher than their nearest NFL rival.

posted by rcade to general at 05:55 PM on July 17 - 1 comment

Colin Cowherd Leaving ESPN: After 12 years on ESPN Radio, Colin Cowherd is leaving and talking about a move to Fox Sports. The new president of that network, Jamie Horowitz, was producer of Cowherd's SportsNation and Sunday football shows. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead doesn't think this is due to Cowherd crossing any lines at the self-criticism averse, NFL-protecting ESPN. "The difference here was that ESPN did make an aggressive bid to keep Cowherd, but was upstaged by Fox," he writes.

posted by rcade to general at 02:18 PM on July 16 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I don't see any flaw in the idea that a sports league should be able to police itself with the commissioner as the ultimate authority. That's the point of having a commissioner going back to the elevation of Kennesaw Mountain Landis as the first Commissioner of Baseball.

Tom Brady and the players union agreed to Roger Goodell's authority to police the sport in the collective bargaining agreement. Even if you think Goodell didn't enforce the league's rules properly or fairly, I don't see how you can attack the idea of the NFL as the ultimate authority for matters like this without undermining the entire system of self-policing.

Surely nobody here would prefer that the in-sport punishment for all player conduct matters was decided by actual courts.

posted by rcade at 09:02 AM on July 29

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

Whoa -- the NFL pre-emptively filed suit over this in New York, trying to keep Brady from filing in Minneapolis.

posted by rcade at 10:13 PM on July 28

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

This legal blog is all over the issue of what Brady did to his potential legal case by destroying evidence.

posted by rcade at 08:16 PM on July 28

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I think Brady's threat to sue is a bluff. If he sues he'll be forced to go through a deposition under oath and the judge won't look kindly on his decision to destroy evidence.

posted by rcade at 06:56 PM on July 28

Arizona Cardinals hire NFL's first-ever female coaching intern

Arians is cool for doing this I know a woman who plays semi-pro football in Dallas. I've asked her if she knows Welter.

posted by rcade at 05:56 PM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I found our league. If your team doesn't carry over automatically, use this invitation link to join SportsFilter's EPL league.

posted by rcade at 05:16 PM on July 28

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady's 4-Game Suspension on Appeal

I was expecting a reduction to two games, but four is reasonable given the circumstances. Brady's destruction of his phone is shady. He obviously had something he wanted to stay hidden.

But I'll be glad when this matter is over and Brady is playing again. Goodell could have avoided all of this drama by punishing the act quickly (and less severely) without getting into intent.

posted by rcade at 04:16 PM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I owned the league last season after the previous owner could not be found. But I can't find our league on premierleague.com to renew it. I'll keep poking around the site.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on July 28

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

I fixed the error, which was painful. Nine off the lead instead of three!

posted by rcade at 10:08 AM on July 28

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Those catches are hilarious. Does Herrera normally play that way, or was he nervous?

posted by rcade at 08:54 AM on July 26

NFL limits Junior Seau's daughter to video voiceover at HoF induction

Refusing to let Seau's family speak on his behalf at the ceremony is a travesty. I'm going to contact the NFL to complain about this on Monday. The ceremony's on Aug. 8, so there's time for the public to get this changed.

posted by rcade at 01:20 PM on July 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

0 for 2 last night, but the Ottawa/Calgary game was entertaining.

posted by rcade at 09:23 AM on July 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Ottawa Redblacks just lost a two-point conversion because a ref signaled that it was good.

Replay showed their running back fumbled right before crossing the line. Even though Ottawa recovered the ball, the ref's upraised hands made it a dead ball before that happened.

posted by rcade at 08:37 PM on July 24

Jose Bautista calls out Colin Cowherd for insipid remarks about Dominican ballplayers

Cowherd picked the worst possible time for this Archie Bunker moment. He's been dropped early by ESPN and has yet to sign the deal with Fox Sports, as far as I can determine.

Funny quote in hindsight: A Washington Post report yesterday had Cowherd declaring that his bosses at ESPN "are friends for life."

posted by rcade at 06:47 PM on July 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 7

B.C. by 8

Hamilton by 15

posted by rcade at 06:40 PM on July 24