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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 21, 2019
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,848 links and 12,553 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

Aaron Boone Expresses Concern for Umpire's Day: "I feel bad for ya," manager Aaron Boone told home plate umpire Brennan Miller after being ejected from today's Yankees/Rays game in the second inning. Along with a lot of other things.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:50 PM on July 18, 2019 - 8 comments

Wimbledon Lists Women's Champions by Their Husband's Name: When Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title Saturday, cameras showed her name being engraved on a board of champions going back decades, which reveals an archaic tradition of the event. Married women don't get their name on the board! Billie Jean King is there six times as "Mrs. L.W. King." Chris Evert goes from "Miss C.M. Evert" to "Mrs. J.M. Lloyd."

posted by rcade to tennis at 10:46 AM on July 13, 2019 - 3 comments

Angels Throw No-Hitter on Night to Honor Skaggs: Dressed in 45 jerseys to honor pitcher Tyler Skaggs after his death 11 days earlier, the Los Angeles Angels threw a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners Friday night. Taylor Cole and Felix Pena were the pitchers. It was the first combined no-hitter in the state of California since July 13, 1991, the day Skaggs was born.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:37 AM on July 13, 2019 - 5 comments

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams: A polling site asked British people, "Do you think if you were playing your very best tennis, you could win a point off Serena Williams." 74% of men said no, 14% didn't know and 12% said yes.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:58 PM on July 12, 2019 - 12 comments

Grayson Allen Doesn't Play Well With Others: In a game where his team trailed by 23, Grayson Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies committed two flagrant fouls in eight seconds to get ejected. Both were pretty flagrant attempts to retaliate outside the normal hard-nosed play of the NBA. Allen followed his ejection by making a face like Scut Farkus. The video is worth watching to hear broadcaster Dan Dakich tear into Allen at length.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:25 AM on July 12, 2019 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

Aaron Boone Expresses Concern for Umpire's Day

I feel like Boone's rant is tame by historic standards. Billy Martin killed an ump once, buried him in left field and swore the crowd to secrecy.

posted by rcade at 05:15 PM on July 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

"To all the non-tennis-playing men who think they can win a point against Serena, watch this."

posted by rcade at 11:57 AM on July 20, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Calgary by 23.

posted by rcade at 06:45 PM on July 18, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Marisnick waving his team back to the dugout shows genuine contrition. Reports within baseball that he's a good guy seem to be legit, which to me backs up the idea that the collision was a mistake instead of malice.

But he could be an overall good guy yet he still decided to ring Lucroy up and get the run.

In any case I can't recall seeing a player wave back his team like that. It's an interesting moment in the history of the unwritten rules.

posted by rcade at 06:41 PM on July 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

After Jake Marisnick was plunked with a 90-mph pitch a little high for comfort, he took his medicine and then tried to keep the Astros in the dugout after things got heated.

posted by rcade at 12:18 PM on July 17, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

If you cover an NFL game, the league gives you a detailed game summary for your fact-gathering needs.

posted by rcade at 03:01 PM on July 16, 2019

England win Cricket World Cup

I don't understand that play. I'm probably not capable of understanding a simple explanation, though. Now that the U.S. is supposed to get eight cricket stadiums, including ones in Orlando and Atlanta, I'm starting to feel the temptation to debaffleize myself about this sport.

posted by rcade at 10:42 AM on July 15, 2019

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams

A new variant: How old would Roger Federer have to be for you to beat him at your current age?

I don't think the human lifespan is long enough for me to beat him at 52.

posted by rcade at 01:15 PM on July 13, 2019

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams

(As I'm writing this, Williams and Halep are trading howitzers. It's making 1-in-49 seem so much harder.)

Obviously people are being horrible with the question -- some of the worst people on Twitter have sports teams in their bio.

Here's a tennis pro: "I have been a tennis pro. The average tennis pro in the US could not win a game against Serena. Not one game. Male or female. The difference in skill between a US tennis pro and Serena Williams is 10,000%." Asked about 1-in-49: "Sure 1 point off a tennis pro, but definitely not one point off of man off the street bro."

What percentage of British men at their hypothetical best could play at tennis pro level?

posted by rcade at 09:56 AM on July 13, 2019

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams

Excellent information!

If your two example bad-asses couldn't risk a double fault for two entire sets, do you think that would have improved your odds of returning some shots against them?

In the hypothetical I'm playing at my very best. Ninety nine other random men are playing at their very best. Is it really bet-your-salary impossible any of us gets a point? It's not like all 100 are uniformly terrible. Maybe one of us played at the high school level and another won a local amateur tournament.

Because we're all British, where two million people play tennis regularly, that means only 3% play regularly in a country of 66 million. So 9% of us think we could win a point even though we don't play regularly.

posted by rcade at 11:58 PM on July 12, 2019

Only 12% of Men Think They Could Win a Point Off Serena Williams

This is being used on Twitter to characterize 12% of men as deluded misogynists.

Is it really required to be one or both of those things to think you could win a single point out of 49 in a 6-0, 6-0 defeat? I wouldn't expect Serena to ever double fault, since she can reduce the risk of that and still beat random man handily, but it seems like the hope of getting a single fluke shot in that many points is achievable.

posted by rcade at 07:05 PM on July 12, 2019

Grayson Allen Doesn't Play Well With Others

Can anyone enlighten me on why Allen is resorting to cheap shots instead of sating his appetite for destruction with hard-nosed basketball? Is he trying to be the Claude Lemieux of the NBA?

posted by rcade at 04:34 PM on July 12, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Edmonton by 7.

Winnipeg by 23.

Ottawa by 6.

Hamilton by 3.

posted by rcade at 06:22 PM on July 11, 2019

Marisnick Suspended 2 Games for Nose-Breaking Collision

I don't know if Marisnick meant it, but I support the suspension for the consequences of the hit. The NHL seems to punish players sometimes for causing injury even if it's an accident, and I think it helps promote safer play.

If Lucroy has talked about the incident I haven't seen it.

posted by rcade at 02:44 PM on July 11, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That's the first HR derby I've ever watched. That was epic.

posted by rcade at 05:09 PM on July 09, 2019