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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: February 17, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,917 links and 12,701 comments to SportsFilter and 87 links and 689 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

Man City Banned from Champions League for Financial Breaches: UEFA has banned Manchester City for two years from the Champions League and other international tournaments for "serious breaches" of financial rules. The Blues can't play in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Champions League. This opens a spot for the fifth place Premier League team to qualify (currently Sheffield United).

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:44 PM on February 14, 2020 - 3 comments

MLB Ponders Radical Playoff Changes: Major League Baseball is considering a playoff overhaul that would expand the field from five to seven teams in each league, give the top team a bye, give teams 2 through 4 the chance to pick their opponents and make that first round a three-game series played entirely at the top seed.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:08 AM on February 11, 2020 - 3 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition: There are five national NBA games before All-Star Weekend. The Clippers and 76ers begin the festivities tonight on TNT. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM on February 11, 2020 - 8 comments

High School Team Lets Manager Play for First Time: As a reward for two years of work for the team, an Atlanta high school let its outgoing senior team manager dress for the game and get some minutes. See what Daniel Lucke of Pace Academy did with the opportunity.

posted by rcade to basketball at 04:00 PM on February 08, 2020 - 1 comment

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition: This is a placeholder. These are not the picks you're looking for.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 AM on February 05, 2020 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It was nice showmanship but his appearance made the interminable prerace even longer than normal. The race ended up getting postponed by rain after a tiny number of laps were completed.

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on February 16, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

Philadelphia by 6
Boston by 6
Milwaukee by 4
L.A. Lakers by 8
Boston by 6

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

You can see the week 15 results here. Ufez held on to first, NoMich narrowed the lead and Scooby won another week with 65.

I didn't really pick New Orleans. I needed at least one pick to make the page layout work, so I made a losing prediction.

posted by rcade at 10:37 AM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition

New Orleans by 12

posted by rcade at 10:31 AM on February 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'd love to see the place more active. For some reason Google isn't sending us new traffic any more. If any members have SEO kung fu skills I'd love some advice for how to make us more visible.

I don't think Jessamyn ever joined. Where was that meetup?

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on February 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's no NBA Pick 'Em this week. Next week there will be 6 games to pick Tuesday through Thursday before the All-Star Game.

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on February 07, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

The biggest surprise in the commercials was the NFL ad that delivered the same message Colin Kaepernick took a knee for. How is he still blacklisted?

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on February 03, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

Another classic. This 538 tweet marked the point at which San Francisco had a 93.8% win probability.

posted by rcade at 10:55 PM on February 02, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Kansas City by 4 (stone cold lead pipe lock)

FIRST FG: Harrison Butker

FIRST TD: Raheem Mostert

PASSING: Patrick Mahomes

RUSHING: Damien Williams RECEIVING: Travis Kelce

SACK: Nick Bosa

INTERCEPTION: Tyrann Mathieu

OOPS: Jimmy Garropolo

MVP: Patrick Mahomes

ADS: Budweiser (for "Typical American")

Tiebreaker: 50 (27-23 Chiefs)

posted by rcade at 08:33 PM on February 01, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Super Bowl Props

FIRST FG: Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal.

FIRST TD: Pick the player who scores the first touchdown.

PASSING: Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards.

RUSHING: Pick the player with the most rushing yards.

RECEIVING: Pick the player with the most receiving yards.

SACK: Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack.

INTERCEPTION: Pick a player who will get an interception.

OOPS: Pick the player who commits the first turnover.

MVP: Pick the game's MVP.

ADS: Pick the brand/company that will win the USA Today Ad-Meter.

Tiebreaker

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

posted by rcade at 03:27 PM on January 31, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Standings (with Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
bender8115
cixelsyd735
jagsnumberone7110
prof6920
gridironarizona635
ic23b6210
tron7625
tahoemoj485
tommytrump480
NoMich400
rcade325
Howard_T290
Boaz250
gloglu-410
grum@work-40
rumple-510

Props

Passer: Aaron Rodgers (GB), 326 yards -- bender, prof, jagsnumberone

Rusher: Raheem Mostert (SF), 220 yards -- none

Receiver: Davante Adams (GB), 138 yards -- gloglu, bender, prof, rumple

Interceptions: Emmanuel Moseley (SF) -- gridironarizona, Richard Sherman (SF) -- ic23b, prof, rumple

Tackles over 5: Blake Martinez (GB), 9 -- tron7, gloglu, rcade, jagsnumberone, tahoemoj, rumple; Logan Ryan (Ten), 10 -- ic23b, cixelsyd, bender; Daniel Sorensen (KC), 8 -- prof; Kamelei Correa (Ten), 10; Tyrann Mathieu (KC), 9; Damien Wilson (SF), 7; Darnell Savage (GB), 8; Jaquiski Tartt (SF), 8; K'Waun Williams (SF), 7; Dre Greenlaw (SF), 6 -- all others none

posted by rcade at 03:26 PM on January 31, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Kobe Bryant Edition

Wednesday
Brooklyn by 13 (dunk)
Houston by 4

Thursday
Boston by 12 (dunk)
Denver by 4

Friday
Houston by 8 (dunk)
L.A. Lakers by 6

Saturday
Philadelphia by 4

Sunday
Houston by 7

Hope the surgery went well, Howard!

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

A terrible tragedy made so much worse by the loss of his daughter. Bryant was just in the news saying that some WNBA stars are good enough to play in the NBA. At the time I was struck by this part of the story: "While he has retired from the NBA, Bryant currently coaches his 13-year-old daughter Gianna's basketball team. Apparently, Gianna has her heart set on attending Taurasi and Moore's alma mater, the University of Connecticut, rather than following in her father's footsteps at UCLA."

posted by rcade at 06:41 PM on January 26, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition

Wednesday
Toronto by 9
New Orleans by 8

Thursday
L.A. Lakers by 8 (dunk)
Dallas by 6

Friday
L.A. Clippers by 13 (dunk)

Saturday
Philadelphia by 4

Sunday
New Orleans by 6

posted by rcade at 06:24 PM on January 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition

74 points in a week may be a record.

posted by rcade at 10:41 AM on January 22, 2020