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

rcade has posted 2,870 links and 12,601 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

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition: Washington visits Minnesota Thursday night as the NFL nears the halfway turn. In our contest Jagsnumberone keeps the lead, but Cixelsyd cuts the lead by six and is 22 back. Tron7 climbs into third. Tahoemoj wins the week with 77. Make your picks with the confidence of the New England secondary when Sam Darnold attempted a pass.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM on October 23, 2019 - 7 comments

Astros Exec Celebrated ALCS Win by Taunting Female Reporters: The start of the World Series is clouded by the way a Houston Astros assistant GM behaved in the clubhouse after the team beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS. Brandon Taubman shouted at three female reporters, "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so f------ glad we got Osuna!" The Astros acquired closer Roberto Osuna at a bargain price from the Toronto Blue Jays while he was serving a 75-game suspension for alleged domestic violence. The flak Houston took for picking him up didn't sit well with Taubman, apparently. The Astros' denial that he taunted the women was refuted by two other reporters who witnessed the bizarre incident.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:49 PM on October 22, 2019 - 6 comments

The San Francisco 49ers Are Mudders: "It takes you back to being a kid: You're out there, you're sloshing around and your shoes are full of water and mud. It's still a kid's game at the end of the day. Guys had a lot of fun slipping and sliding out there, but winning's always fun." -- Richard Sherman after San Francisco won a mud wrestling match with Washington

posted by rcade to football at 05:46 PM on October 21, 2019 - 2 comments

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest: The NBA season tips off Tuesday night, which means the return of the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em for a fifth year. The rules remain the same: Choose the winners of each game and the margin of victory. Make any game a slam dunk to double your points in victory or lose points in defeat. The champion wins an official NBA game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:27 PM on October 20, 2019 - 10 comments

NBA GMs Expect a Clippers/Bucks NBA Finals: The yearly survey of NBA GMs predicts that the L.A. Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks will meet in the NBA Finals this season, with the Philadelphia 76ers and the L.A. Lakers as the second most likely teams in their conferences. Only 7% rank the Golden State Warriors as the best of the west. Asked who they would sign to start a franchise, 86% of GMs said Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks. There are far more nuggets in the 50-question survey, including 38% who voted that the NBA's best home-court advantage is in Denver.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:53 PM on October 20, 2019 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Philadelphia by 9
Denver by 4

posted by rcade at 06:07 PM on October 23, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Toronto by 8

It's a pretty good sign to hit the exact score of the pick 'em opener.

Toronto by eight *slam dunk*

And here's a better one.

posted by rcade at 07:51 AM on October 23, 2019

Astros Exec Celebrated ALCS Win by Taunting Female Reporters

That should remove any doubt about the motivation for Taubman's abusive behavior. It takes a special breed of jerk to feel aggrieved because it didn't sit well with some people that his championship-caliber team signed an alleged domestic abuser.

posted by rcade at 09:25 PM on October 22, 2019

High school cancels football season, fires every coach after suspended player suits up with different identity

Those crazy kids also play under fake names and do media interviews!

posted by rcade at 05:26 PM on October 22, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Toronto by 8
L.A. Clippers by 7

posted by rcade at 05:22 PM on October 22, 2019

NBA GMs Expect a Clippers/Bucks NBA Finals

I can't recall an upcoming NBA season this wide open. Free agency has blown up the status quo real good.

posted by rcade at 05:47 PM on October 21, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Four seasons and four champions! Pete Rozelle would be proud.

posted by rcade at 07:58 PM on October 20, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nineteen

I violated the sanctity of the Costanza by not picking this week. Apologies to our friends from the North.

posted by rcade at 09:29 AM on October 20, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

L.A. Rams by 3
Buffalo by 10 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Detroit by 3
Green Bay by 3
Houston by 7
N.Y. Giants by 7
San Francisco by 13 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 7
Chicago by 4
Seattle by 7 (lock)
Dallas by 3
New England by 7 (lock)

I'm going with an upset win for the Lions, who deserved to bring one home from Lambeau last week. I want to pick the Raiders to do what the Lions couldn't at Lambeau with Davante Adams out and Geronimo Allison questionable, but Aaron Rodgers will discount double-check a way.

I'm surprised Indianapolis is favored over Houston by both Vegas (-1) and 538 (51%), though it's a coin flip for both. I'm going Texans.

The Chargers/Titans game in Nashville has an interesting split. Tennessee has the line at -2.5 and 538 at 55%, but the collective will of Yahoo is 70% L.A. I agree with the collective. The Flaming Thumbtacks are exactly where this bitter 1999 AFC Championship Game attendee wants to see them -- flailing and feckless.

No Patriots loss this week (heavy sigh). If you're also wondering when New England might get a first loss this season, they play Cleveland, Baltimore (road), Philly (road), Dallas, Houston (road) and Kansas City after this Jets game. I see 1-2 losses as a pretty reasonable hope if somebody can hit their thermal exhaust port.

posted by rcade at 09:19 AM on October 20, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

I've corrected Jagsnumberone's score to reflect the New England lock.

My pick tonight: Kansas City by 10 (lock)

posted by rcade at 11:08 AM on October 17, 2019

A very analog hobby finds a way to thrive in the digital age: How Baseball Cards Got Weird

This is depraved and I love it. Looks like I can get my Charlie Hough rookie card PSA Graded for $20.

posted by rcade at 05:14 PM on October 12, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

It's 3-3 in the first quarter. I'm throwing myself on the mercy of the court and picking Toronto by 13.

Saskatchewan by 5.

Montreal by 3.

Edmonton by 7.

posted by rcade at 07:39 PM on October 11, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

New England by 14 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 3
Seattle by 7
Kansas City by 7
Washington by 3
Minnesota by 7
New Orleans by 3
Baltimore by 14 (lock)
L.A. Rams by 7
Atlanta by 3
Denver by 3
Dallas by 7 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 7
Green Bay by 6

Cleveland being favored to beat Seattle is insane. I like Miami to win the Tua Bowl by losing to Washington at home. Otherwise I expect no surprises.

posted by rcade at 09:56 PM on October 08, 2019

Jay Gruden Out as Washington Coach

Jacksonville will trade Ramsey to any bad team that offers two first rounders. They might at this point take two first rounders from anyone now that he's claiming a dubious back injury that keeps him off the field.

posted by rcade at 11:54 AM on October 08, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: 902 Passing Yards Edition

L.A. Rams by 3
Arizona by 7
Buffalo by 3
Chicago by 7
New Orleans by 3
Minnesota by 7 (lock)
Philadelphia by 10 (lock)
Baltimore by 3
New England by 13 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Houston by 7
L.A. Chargers by 6 (lock)
Dallas by 7
Kansas City by 7 (lock)
Cleveland by 3

I can't pick Cincinnati after Monday night. Arizona in a convincing upset. I also like Cleveland to go to San Francisco and take a W home. Otherwise I'm light on underdogs.

On Yahoo Pick 'Em three teams have 3 percent or less of fans choosing them to win: Jets (at Eagles), Washington (at Patriots) and Colts (at Chiefs).

posted by rcade at 10:55 PM on October 01, 2019