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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Homepage URL: http://workbench.cadenhead.org/
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: February 05, 2016
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2422 links and 11234 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

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition: For the Super Bowl, pick the game's winner a tiebreaker and 10 bonus categories. Make any game a stone-cold lead-pipe lock. Goyoucolts has a nine-point lead. Six players are within 20.

posted by rcade to football at 03:20 PM on February 05 - 6 comments

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies: Dave Mirra, BMX biker and 24-time X-Games medalist, was found this afternoon dead in his truck of an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound" in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41 years old and is survived by his wife and two children. Mirra's fame in his sport was demonstrated by the Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX videogame series. His 24 X-Games medals set a record, since broken by skateboarder Bob Burnquist. An hour before the shooting, Mirra posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his wife captioned "My rock! Thank god."

posted by rcade to extreme at 08:14 PM on February 04 - 3 comments

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players: When U.S. Soccer filed suit Wednesday against the player's union representing the U.S. women's national team, the court filing included the home addresses and personal email addresses of many of those players. "Itís very unsettling," said Megan Rapinoe. "To know that someone could show up at your door? Thatís extremely unsettling, and itís something that you canít get back."

posted by rcade to soccer at 07:48 PM on February 04 - 6 comments

Toronto Maple Leafs Adopt New Logo: For the first time in 28 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made changes to their logo. The leafier leaf's a throwback to one last used in 1967, the year they won the last of their 13 Stanley Cup championships. I'm guessing that's no coincidence. "They can wear pink if they're going to start winning," Dillon Bouma told CBC.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:46 PM on February 03 - 6 comments

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14: A packed NBA schedule on the tube this week, with eight games in five days stretching from Wednesday to Sunday. The first game tips off at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN as the Golden State Warriors visit the Washington Wizards.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:55 PM on February 03 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Current Standings

SportsFilter is holding an NFL Playoff Pick 'Em contest with a first prize of Gregg Easterbrook's new book The Game's Not Over: In Defense of Football.

PlayerTotalW1W2W3PlAvg
goyoucolts102254730334.000
holden93203736331.000
tommytrump90394011330.000
cixelsyd88303226329.333
tron786253229328.667
grum@work83303914327.667
cl82322723327.333
tahoemoj81232335327.000
bender80204119326.667
beaverboard72213516324.000
rcade67282514322.333
howard_t663043-7322.000
mrk12465232814321.667
ic23b642543-4321.333
nomich61252214320.333
yerfatma59202910319.667
jagsnumberone41101318313.667
rumple39131511313.000
ufez jones381030-2312.667
billsaysthis3030----130.000
rock steady1515----115.000
hincandenza1515----115.000

Goyoucolts takes the lead by 9 after being seven points down last week. Holden wins the week and climbs from ninth to second place. Ufez Jones has a one-point lead for the Costanza with a -2 week as Rumple and Jagsnumberone are within 3.

Jonathan Stewart was a bonus machine for a second straight week. Cl led all players with six bonus points, followed by Tahoemoj with 5 and Holden 4. Broken locks: New England (grum@work, ic23b, cl, rumple, howard_t, mrk124) and Arizona (nomich, ic23b, howard_t, ufez jones, jagsnumberone, rcade). Nobody nailed a spread.

Conference Championship Results

Denver by 2 over New England
Carolina by 34 over Arizona

Bonuses

Most total yards: Carolina, 476 (grum@work, cl, mrk124, bender)

Most turnovers given away: Arizona, 7 (tron7, tahoemoj, holden1, cl, Goyoucolts, bender)

Most passing yards: Cam Newton, 335 (cl)

Most rushing yards: Jonathan Stewart, 83 (grum@work, tahoemoj, tommytrump, NoMich, holden, ic23b, cl, rumple, Goyoucolts, Howard_T, Ufez Jones, jagsnumberone, bender, beaverboard)

Most receiving yards: Rob Gronkowski, 144 (tahoemoj, rumple, rcade)

Sack or partial sack: NE: Jamie Collins, Alan Branch; Den: Derek Wolfe, Von Miller (tron7, grum@work, holden, jagsnumberone), DeMarcus Ware (cixelsyd, tahoemoj, tommytrump, ic23b, mrk124, beaverboard); Ari: Ed Stinson; Car: Kawann Short (cl, rcade), Charles Johnson (NoMich), Kyle Love

Interception: Den: Von Miller, Darian Stewart; Ari: Patrick Peterson (NoMich, holden, jagsnumberone); Car: Luke Kuechly (tron7, mrk124), Kurt Coleman (cixelsyd, tahoemoj, cl, rcade), Tre Boston

Super Bowl 0x32

Denver vs. Carolina

Tiebreaker

Pick the total score of the game. (If two players choose the same score, the one who posted it first wins.)

Bonus Categories

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal.
Pick the player who scores the first touchdown.
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards.
Pick the player with the most rushing yards.
Pick the player with the most receiving yards.
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack.
Pick a player who will get an interception.
Pick the player who commits the first turnover.
Pick the game's MVP.
Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest.

Make your picks and a spread for this week's games to score 5 to 10 points. Pick one or more games as a stone cold lead pipe lock (optional) and double your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat. Hit a bonus for 3 points. Full contest rules here.

If SportsFilter is down and you need to submit your picks, you can send them in email to me.

Check your score last week on the results spreadsheet at Google Docs.

posted by rcade at 03:21 PM on February 05

U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Reveals Home Addresses of USWNT Players

This was a terrible mistake (presumably), but any celebrity who puts their name on a mortgage has a home address that's easy to find online. I doubt that Megan Rapinoe and the other players felt 100% secure that their address was unknown before this.

It's a shame women's pro soccer hasn't found a strong market yet for the game. I am looking forward to seeing Alex Morgan debut for the Orlando Pride this year.

posted by rcade at 10:57 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

This story about 1970s Vikings linebacker Fred McNeil is another CTE tragedy, made especially poignant because the brain that was damaged by the game was brilliant enough to make him a partner at a law firm after he retired.

I can remember owning the Vikings/Raiders electric football game and lining up McNeil to put a vibrating slobberknocker on an opponent. It is hard to love this game.

posted by rcade at 12:29 AM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If you ask Gronk on live TV to give you a lap dance, he will.

posted by rcade at 08:52 PM on February 04

With NFL Rams gone, St. Louis still stuck with stadium debt

The NFL is loathsome.

It would be nice if Congress passed a federal law that forbid a single dollar of public financing being spent on privately owned sports stadiums. As long as leagues can pit one city against another they will be able to feast on the public trough for millions while genuine civic needs go unmet.

posted by rcade at 03:49 PM on February 03

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

Feb. 3
Golden State by 16
L.A. Clippers by 10

Feb. 4
New Orleans by 16

posted by rcade at 03:40 PM on February 03

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

Note: Next week's games begin earlier than normal: There are two games on Tuesday. Watch for this post that morning.

posted by rcade at 01:59 PM on February 03

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

HOU @ SADAL @ GSNY @ TORCHI @ LALSA @ CLECHI @ LAC
Result SA by 31GS by 20TOR by 10CHI by 23CLE by 14LAC by 27
Margin22 to 40 14 to 267 to 13 16 to 3010 to 18 19 to 35

Ufez wins the week and picks up 14 points on first-place Howard. We all miss Cleveland beating San Antonio.

SpoFiteHOU @ SASDAL @ GSSNY @ TORSCHI @ LALSSA @ CLESCHI @ LACSWeekSeason
Howard_TSA GS18TOR++ CHI    33494
Ufez JonesSAGS17TOR++13CHI   LAC47470
rcade  GSTOR CHI++19  LAC 39455
tron7SA GS++TOR10CHI   LAC 40443
NoMichSAGSTOR++12CHI     33407

Rules

Pick the winner and spread for each game. Score 5 points if the team wins, 3 more points if your spread is close and another 2 if you hit the spread exactly.

At your option, make one game a slam dunk to triple your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat.

Read the detailed rules on the first week's post.

If SportsFilter is down and you need to submit your picks, you can send them in email to me.

This Week's Games

Wed.Feb. 38 p.m. ETGolden State at WashingtonESPN
Wed.Feb. 310:30 p.m. ETMinnesota at L.A. ClippersESPN
Thu.Feb. 47 p.m. ETNew York at DetroitTNT
Thu.Feb. 49:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers at New OrleansTNT
Fri.Feb. 57 p.m. ETIndiana at AtlantaESPN
Fri.Feb. 59:30 p.m. ETSan Antonio at DallasESPN
Sat.Feb. 69 p.m. ETOklahoma City at Golden StateESPN
Sun.Feb. 72 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers at MiamiABC

The Washington Wizards make a rare appearance in a national game, but have to play 44-4 Golden State. The Lakers and Pelicans face off in a battle of scrubs. Oklahoma City at 37-13 (9-1 in their last 10) should be a good challenge for Golden State at home. 

posted by rcade at 01:56 PM on February 03

Here's to You, Mister Curtain of Distraction Guy

Weird. I guess I also was distracted.

posted by rcade at 01:31 PM on January 29

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I have my doubts. The way he moves and pulls his arms up at the last second looks like he might not have seen him. He also looked like he was dazed and looking down a few moments earlier.

posted by rcade at 12:52 PM on January 28

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

I missed the San Antonio result by 51 points. That's got to be a record.

posted by rcade at 09:19 AM on January 28

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Jan. 27
San Antonio by 31
Golden State by 20

posted by rcade at 09:18 AM on January 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's awesome. Kids are upping their begging game at major sports these days.

Aga Radwanska has the most watchable style of tennis going. A shame she couldn't take Serena Williams to a third set today, but Serena was too strong, too fast and too yellow.

posted by rcade at 10:56 PM on January 27

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Yep. You got the change in before tipoff.

posted by rcade at 10:39 PM on January 27

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Jan. 27
Houston by 20
Golden State by 13

Jan. 28
Toronto by 16
Chicago by 19 <-- slam dunk

Jan. 30
San Antonio by 8

Jan. 31
L.A. Clippers by 4

I'd like to pick the Cavs over Spurs, but they play the night before on the road while San Antonio will be coming off a three-day break.

posted by rcade at 03:37 PM on January 27