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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 15, 2019
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,856 links and 12,577 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 2: Broken Clavicle Edition: Week 2 of the NFL season begins Thursday with the Buccaneers visiting the Panthers. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em, grum@work opens in front with 110, followed by Howard_T 7 points back and ic23b 19. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM on September 11, 2019 - 24 comments

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot: I was posting my condolences Saturday afternoon to the person who drafted Antonio Brown in the second round of our fantasy league. Minutes later news broke that he was a New England Patriot. The social media-obsessed Brown calls it "#GodsPlan". File the decision to cost himself $21 million in guaranteed money under "Mysterious Ways, Lord Works In."

posted by rcade to football at 09:23 AM on September 08, 2019 - 4 comments

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest: The NFL season starts Thursday, which means the return of the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em. The rules remain the same: Choose the winners of each game and the margin of victory. Make any game a stone cold lead pipe lock to double your points in victory or lose points in defeat. The champion wins an official NFL game ball (details inside).

posted by rcade to football at 08:09 AM on September 02, 2019 - 22 comments

I'm Not Crying -- You're Crying: There were two lessons in sportsmanship at the U.S. Open this weekend. Gallant: Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff. Goofus: Daniil Medvedev. At 15, Coco already has world-class quote game: "An athlete is someone who on the court treats you like your worst enemy but off the court can be your best friend."

posted by rcade to tennis at 10:07 AM on September 01, 2019 - 3 comments

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29: News broke during the second half of the Indianapolis Colts game Saturday night that Andrew Luck was retiring from the NFL at age 29. Luck called the last four years an endless "injury, pain, rehab" loop he could only end if he stopped playing. The quarterback, head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard all were crying, Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel writes. Vegas was a little slow to react to the news, giving some gamblers a chance to max-bet the under on a 9.5-win season.

posted by rcade to football at 08:37 AM on August 25, 2019 - 15 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"See all the guys rubbing their jerseys? They're eligible receivers with ineligible numbers." -- James Lofton, calling the Jags/Texans game

posted by rcade at 03:33 PM on September 15, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Calgary by 13.

posted by rcade at 03:57 PM on September 14, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Broken Clavicle Edition

Carolina by 7
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3
Minnesota by 7
Tennessee by 3
New England by 20 (lock)
N.Y. Giants by 6
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 3
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Houston by 7 (lock)
Kansas City by 7 (lock)
Chicago by 3
L.A. Rams by 3
Atlanta by 3
Cleveland by 3

I like the Vikings, Giants and Falcons as upsets this week, though Vegas flipped from Atlanta to Philly as favorite and it's still only a 1.5-point spread. I'm going sharply against Yahoo consensus by picking the Vikings and Bengals.

The most exciting game looks to be Saints at Rams. I can't believe New Orleans comes into this game 1-0, when all Houston had to do was play the receivers at the line! Brees was never going to throw a hail mary needing seven yards for field goal range and just enough time to call timeout for the kicker.

posted by rcade at 10:09 PM on September 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

CBS switched off of Jaguars/Chiefs in the third quarter. I couldn't remember a local game being switched off for a more competitive one, but it turns out we lost the game here because of technical difficulties. It's still off with two minutes in the game!

I can't remember that ever happening before. Gardner Minshew's greatest performance as a pro and we can't see it.

posted by rcade at 03:59 PM on September 08, 2019

Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot

This is a bizarre situation. Brown could have signed anywhere. He chose the Raiders and then immediately self-sabotaged the relationship with the team.

I know the Hoodie specializes in this kind of fixer upper but Brown seems wildly out of control and completely distracted from the business of playing football. I think the smart bet is on this not working.

posted by rcade at 10:26 AM on September 08, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

B.C. by 7.

Saskatchewan by 12.

Calgary by 4.

posted by rcade at 07:54 PM on September 06, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That's the least Florida Man a Florida Man has ever been in the news. Awesome link.

posted by rcade at 10:50 PM on September 05, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

If you know any longtimers who aren't in the contest yet, please email them this link. The email I sent announcing this post got caught in my spambox and might have been caught there for others as well.

posted by rcade at 06:44 PM on September 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

So far, so good on Dorian. Having a fantasy football draft during a hurricane gives me a built-in excuse for mediocrity. I feel like the Knicks!

posted by rcade at 08:24 AM on September 04, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Chicago by 3
L.A. Rams by 7 (lock)
Philadelphia by 10 (lock)
Buffalo by 3
Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 3
Kansas City by 6 (lock)
Cleveland by 7 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 7 (lock)
Seattle by 13 (lock)
San Francisco by 3
Dallas by 4
Arizona by 3
New England by 3
New Orleans by 7 (lock)
Oakland by 3

I like the Bills, Falcons and 49ers as upsets, though I'm surprised San Fran is a 2.5-point underdog visiting Tampa Bay. The consensus on Yahoo's contest is 56% 49ers.

Homerism aside, the game I most want to see is Cleveland's opener. They seem like the real deal.

I want to believe the Jags D is up to the challenge of KC, but the 30-14 result last season and the expected shakiness of a new offense and quarterback deflate my excessive optimism. At least I don't have to pin my hopes on Bortles.

posted by rcade at 10:30 AM on September 02, 2019

CFL Pick ‘Em, Week Twelve

Saskatchewan by 10

Hamilton by 20

Calgary by 7

posted by rcade at 04:53 PM on September 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

When I hear "Gorian" I think of science fiction fans keeping women chained in their basements.

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on August 31, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

This feels like a division of 9-7, 8-8 and 7-9 teams, though I'm tempted to predict a 10-win season for Jacksonville with Josh Allen looking like a monster and Big Dick Nick bringing competent quarterback play to Duuuuuuval for the first time since David Garrard.

posted by rcade at 06:38 PM on August 25, 2019

Andrew Luck Retires from NFL at 29

It's a shame to see Luck go but I can't fault any player, no matter how good or well-paid, for deciding the NFL is exacting too high a cost on their bodies. Doug Gottlieb and Dan Dakich deserve all the hell they're catching for bashing Luck over this.

As a Jaguars fan, I think the team's prospects of winning the AFC South just got a lot better, even though it seems like everyone is moving their predictions to the Texans now that a Colts fade is anticipated.

posted by rcade at 01:49 PM on August 25, 2019

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Winnipeg by 3.

Saskatchewan by 16.

Hamilton by 3.

Montreal by 6.

posted by rcade at 04:55 PM on August 23, 2019