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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: June 23, 2018
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,727 links and 12,180 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.

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Phil Mickelson Finds New Way to Keep Putt on the Green: Phil Mickelson intentionally hit a moving ball while putting at the U.S. Open Saturday, a move that should have resulted in his disqualification but didn't. He said on the broadcast he did it to stop the ball from rolling off the green. "I would gladly take the two shots over continuing that display," he said.

posted by rcade to golf at 07:59 PM on June 16, 2018 - 1 comment

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball: The World Cup begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. Eastern when host nation Russia faces Saudi Arabia. Enter our contest by picking the teams to survive each group, a goal scorer in each group and 3 props. In the knockout stage pick each winner and a scorer. The winner will receive an official Adidas Telstar 18 match ball (value $130).

posted by rcade to soccer at 06:25 PM on June 13, 2018 - 20 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion Wins on Tiebreaker: Neither of the top two players in SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em chose the Washington Capitals to win the Stanley Cup, leading to a final standings with seven teams within 2 points of each other. The champion and winner of the Hartford Whalers puck is ...

posted by rcade to hockey at 12:09 AM on June 08, 2018 - 6 comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals: The NBA Finals begin tonight when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors. (Where have I heard that before?) In the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pick 'Em, NoMich scores 7 out of a possible 8 points and takes sole possession of first, with grum@work in second and Goyoucolts in third. Pick the NBA champion and the number of games played, plus eight bonus categories. The winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:00 AM on May 31, 2018 - 9 comments

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posted by rcade to at 11:16 AM on May 29, 2018 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Montreal by 4.

Calgary by 10.

posted by rcade at 08:17 PM on June 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The timing of Donovan doing that commercial is nice, given the ongoing demonization of Mexico and Mexicans in this country by Trump and his enablers. For that reason I'm willing to give him a pass.

posted by rcade at 11:45 AM on June 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I started to like Perez-Navarro's insanity after a while. He's everybody's overexcitable soccer friend.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on June 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

What a shot!

posted by rcade at 11:57 AM on June 15, 2018

The 14th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Edmonton by 13. You're not in South Dakota any more, Chris Streveler.

Toronto by 9. Because my late grandmother's nurse was James Wilder Jr.'s aunt (and presumably still is).

Calgary by 13. I did not have Calgary by 59 last year.

British Columbia by 6. The Alouettes, like the Jaguars, always suffer out west.

Ottawa by infinity.

posted by rcade at 08:24 PM on June 14, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Why did Robbie Williams just flip off the television audience at the end of his performance during the World Cup opening ceremony?

posted by rcade at 10:53 AM on June 14, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

Group A: Russia, Uruguay, scorer Edinson Cavani

Group B: Portugal, Spain, scorer Cristiano Ronaldo

Group C: France, Peru, scorer Antoine Griezmann

Group D: Argentina, Croatia, scorer Lionel Messi

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, scorer Neymar

Group F: Germany, Mexico, scorer Timo Werner

Group G: Belgium, England, scorer Romelu Lukaku

Group H: Poland, Colombia, scorer Radamel Falcao

Most goals: Brazil

Least goals allowed: Germany

Red cards: 9

0-0 scores: 5

Goal every match: Colombia

posted by rcade at 09:10 PM on June 13, 2018

World Cup Pick 'Em Contest: Win a World Cup Match Ball

Group Stage Rules

1. Pick the two teams that will advance out of each group (5 points each).

Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay.

Group B: Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Iran

Group C: France, Australia, Peru, Denmark

Group D: Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, Nigeria

Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia

Group F: Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South Korea

Group G: Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, England

Group H: Poland, Senegal, Colombia, Japan

2. Pick a player in each group and get 1 point for each goal he scores.

Group A player:

Group B player:

Group C player:

Group D player:

Group E player:

Group F player:

Group G player:

Group H player:

3. Pick the team that will score the most goals in the group stage (5 points).

4. Pick the team that will allow the least goals in the group stage (5 points).

5. Pick the total number of red cards in the tournament (closest 3 get 5, 3 and 1 points, respectively).

6. Pick the total number of 0-0 scores in regulation in the tournament (closest 3 get 5, 3 and 1 points, respectively).

7. Pick a team that will score a goal in every match they play (penalty kicks excluded) (5 points).

Post your picks in this discussion.

posted by rcade at 06:33 PM on June 13, 2018

Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavaliers for second straight title

I thought the two seven-game series that preceded the Finals suggested that the Warriors and Cavaliers might be just as competitive. That was the most boring Finals in a long time in terms of the matchup. I don't know if LeBron can still carry a team all the way. That era may be over.

posted by rcade at 04:57 PM on June 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The players all pointing to her cracks me up.

Hockey players are more situationally aware of women in the stands than players in any other team sport. I've been at NHL games where there were quite a few good-looking women sitting down low in groups that seemed to be just women. While there might be unexpected reservoirs of NHL fandom in women 20-29, I figured that the appeal of the players was broader than pure athletic accomplishment.

posted by rcade at 05:31 PM on June 08, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion Wins on Tiebreaker

Someday I'll remember that the Conn Smythe is awarded for the entire playoff run, not just the Final. Picking Washington and not picking Ovechkin is prognosticative malpractice. That point gets me into the tiebreaker. I still lose, but ...

posted by rcade at 09:29 AM on June 08, 2018

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion Wins on Tiebreaker

The scores are in the previous discussion.


Winner: Washington (tommytrump, geneparmesan, grum@work, MrFrisby, rcade, tahoemoj)

Number of games: 5 (no one)

The longest game: No OT (rumple, cixelsyd)

First player to score a goal: Colin Miller, Vegas (no one)

Conn Smythe winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington (tommytrump, tahoemoj)

Player to score the most goals: 3 from Alex Ovechkin, Washington (geneparmesan, cixelsyd, grum@work, ic23b, MrFrisby, tahoemoj); Tomas Nosek, Vegas (no one); Reilly Smith, Vegas (no one); Devante Smith-Pelly, Washington (no one)

Player with the most penalty minutes: Erik Haula, 21 (no one)

Starting goaltender with the best save percentage: Braden Holtby .916 (no one)



The tiebreaker was the total goals scored in the series, which was 34. ic23b was 2 away at 36 and cixelsyd 8 away at 26, so ic23b is our champion. grum@work takes home one of the least deserving Constanzas ever over tahoemoj, with both tying as the week's best performers.

posted by rcade at 12:09 AM on June 08, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I watched this live last night. The way Jessie Warren jumped from nowhere was amazing.

posted by rcade at 11:21 PM on June 05, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm writing code for a World Cup contest. I envision the following rules:

1. Pick the teams that will advance out of each group.

2. Pick a player in each group and get points for his goals.

3. Pick the winners of each knockout game.

4. Pick a player in each knockout game and get points for goals.

5. Pick some props in the final.

The points for picking a game winner will go up by 1 in the quarterfinals, 1 in the semifinals and 2 in the finals.

Any comments?

posted by rcade at 03:17 PM on June 05, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

1. Winner: Cleveland

2. Number of games that team will require: 7

3. MVP: LeBron James

4. Player to score the most points in the series: LeBron James

5 .Player to collect the most rebounds in the series: Draymond Green

6. Player to score the least points in the series with at least 10 minutes played: Ante Zizic

7. Player to score the most points in a game: Kevin Durant

8. Largest margin of victory in a game (come within +/- 5 points): 22

Tiebreaker: Highest single-team score in a game: 135

posted by rcade at 05:35 PM on May 31, 2018