rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Location: Florida
Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/rcade
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: June 16, 2021
Status: editor

rcade has posted 3,118 links and 13,147 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. I also follow U.S. Soccer, Sheffield Wednesday and Orlando City SC because members of this site dragged me into the beautiful game for the first time since the Dallas Tornado folded.

Recent Links

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

posted by rcade to hockey at 09:42 AM on June 14, 2021 - 12 comments

Putting the Journey in Journeyman: Former Defensor, San Lorenzo, Deportivo La Coruńa, Grêmio, Tecos, Nacional, Cruz Azul, América, Sinaloa, Monterrey, San Luis, UANL, River Plate, Beitar Jerusalem, Real Sociedad, Aris, Botafogo, Figueirense, Rosario Central, Aucas, Sol de América, Santa Tecla, Bangu, Central Espańol, Puerto Montt, Audax Italiano, Magallanes, Rio Branco, Boston River, Athletic Club-MG, Sud América striker Sebastián Abreu has retired from football at age 44.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:28 PM on June 13, 2021 - 3 comments

Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter: ESPN is running a European Soccer Pick'em for Euro 2020, which kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern Friday when Turkey plays Italy. To join SportsFilter's group and compete against the sharpest football minds of the weblog era, click the link and use the passcode sprockets.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:01 AM on June 10, 2021 - 12 comments

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:22 PM on June 07, 2021 - 1 comment

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: With all eight teams decided after the Mavericks lost game 7 to the Clippers Sunday, the NBA Playoff Pickem is taking picks for round 2 starting with the Bucks and Nets playing tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Make your selections and send a good thought to the Dallas execs who have an MVP talent surrounded by a playoff also-ran, no first-round picks to trade until 2027 and limited dollars to spend.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:26 PM on June 07, 2021 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Golden Knights in 6
Lightning in 7
Top goals: Nikita Kucherov
Top goalie (save %): Marc-Andre Fleury
Team scoring 6 goals: Golden Knights
Team giving up 0 goals: Islanders

No matter how many times they go deep into the playoffs I'm still having trouble believing there's an NHL team in Las Vegas.

posted by rcade at 09:55 AM on June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

Current Standings

Top goal scorers: Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Jonathan Marchessault, 5 goals

Top goalie: Carey Price, .942 SV%

Teams scoring 6: Lightning (jagsnumberone), Avalanche (tahoemoj, rcade, tommybiden, MrFrisby, grum@work, ic23b, rumple), Golden Knights, Islanders

Teams allowing 0: Canadiens, Lightning (rcade, grum@work)

posted by rcade at 09:51 AM on June 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Grasping at straws, but someone on Twitter claimed a medic gave someone a thumbs up. And Kaspher Schmeichel seemed to be giving good news to a woman in the brief glimpse of their interaction.

posted by rcade at 01:08 PM on June 12, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Christian Eriksen's collapse during the Euro 2020 match is terrifying. Hope that he is OK.

posted by rcade at 01:01 PM on June 12, 2021

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Flu Game is 24 today. A performance I think about all the time, especially if I'm feeling sick and trying to work through it.

posted by rcade at 10:09 PM on June 11, 2021

Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter

Fourteen players in the group. Not a bad showing.

Having the percentages of who made a pick really encourages herd mentality. I shifted to Switzerland to win Group A. Take that, 96 percenters!

posted by rcade at 12:28 PM on June 11, 2021

Enter the European Soccer Pick'em on SportsFilter

Here's the full rules and the invitation link to join.

The first stage is to pick the teams winning each group along with five prop bets and a tiebreaker.

posted by rcade at 11:02 AM on June 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The newly unveiled statue of Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros is great. He looks like a messy tornado.

posted by rcade at 08:32 AM on June 10, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd

Top goal scorers: Nathan MacKinnon with 6 goals (Jjzucal); William Nylander and Sebastian Aho with 5 goals

Top goalie SV%: Connor Hellebuyck, .950 (Cixelsyd)

Teams that scored 6 goals: Panthers, Lightning (Cixelsyd, Jagsnumberone), Golden Knights (Bender), Avalanche (Tahoemoj, Tommybiden, Ic23b)

Teams with a shutout: Jets, Maple Leafs, Lightning, Hurricanes (Jjzucal, Rcade), Wild (Tahoemoj, Jagsnumberone, NoMich, Tommybiden), Golden Knights (Cixelsyd)

posted by rcade at 04:15 PM on June 07, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name

I think they chose Elks over Elk to be closer to Esks.

I read somewhere that if it's a proper noun the plural rules go out the window and are established by the creator, which is why there's no Toronto Maple Leaves.

posted by rcade at 01:21 PM on June 07, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2

Current Standings

Top scorers: Luka Doncic, 35.7 PPG (Howard_T); Damian Lillard, 34.3 PPG (Cixelsyd, NoMich, Jjzucal); Nikola Jokic, 33.0 PPG

Top rebounders: Giannis Antentokuonmpo, 15.0 RPG (Howard_T); Clint Capela, 13.4 RPG (NoMich); Rudy Gobert, 13.0 RPG (Rcade)

Top scoring team: 76ers, 124.0 PPG

Teams that scored 130: Bucks, 132 in game 2 (Howard_T); 76ers, 132 in game 3; Trail Blazers, 140 in game 5; Nuggets, 147 in game 5; Jazz, 141 in game 2

My picks:

Nets in 7
Suns in 7
76ers in 5
Clippers in 6
Top point scorer: Joel Embiid
Top rebounder: Tobias Harris
Top scoring team: Nets
Team scoring 130: Nets

posted by rcade at 12:57 PM on June 07, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I am watching as well. Pretty entertaining through 83 minutes. On corners we have air superiority.

posted by rcade at 11:17 PM on June 06, 2021

Falcons Trade Julio Jones to Titans

The AFC South just got tougher.

Yeah, I wasn't happy to see that either. The Texans are in a deep hole and the Colts are unproven under Wentz, so I was feeling pretty good about the Jaguars chances in the South. Not to win it this season but perhaps 2022.

posted by rcade at 02:43 PM on June 06, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series

Only Rumple and Bender picked the Canadiens to beat the Leafs, both in seven games.

Jets/Canadiens picks are in the last pickem discussion.

posted by rcade at 12:53 PM on June 02, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2

Revised picks:

Jets in 6

posted by rcade at 12:44 PM on June 02, 2021