rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Location: Florida
Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/rcade
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: September 18, 2021
Status: editor

rcade has posted 3,148 links and 13,204 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

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition: The second week of the NFL season begins Thursday when the New York Giants visit the quarterback-cursed Washington Undetermineds (Fitzmagic was dispelled by a hip subfluxation). Tahoemoj leads our pickem contest with 87 points, hitting all games but Steelers over Bills, Cardinals over Titans, Texans over Jaguars and Broncos over Giants. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM on September 14, 2021 - 27 comments

Qualifier Emma Raducanu Wins U.S. Open: Emma Raducanu won the 2021 U.S. Open over Leylah Fernandez, becoming the first British woman to win a grand slam in 44 years and the first qualifer to even reach a slam final. Radecanu, 18, never lost a set in the entire tournament.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:22 PM on September 11, 2021 - 5 comments

Charlie Davies Remembers the Night That Ended His USMNT Career: In the pregame of US-Honduras, Charlie Davies offered a personal perspective on Weston McKennie's USMNT suspension, remembering the 2009 incident that ended his international career and nearly his life. Watch the video. "I never had the opportunity to put on the shirt again, and I would’ve killed for it," Davies said.

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:05 PM on September 09, 2021 - 1 comment

ESPN Simulates NFL Season 20,000 Times: The ESPN Football Power Index (not sure what that is but it sounds important) ran 20,000 simulations of the NFL season and decided to write about one in which the Jacksonville Jaguars make the playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks start 0-9, the Indianapolis Colts have the NFL's best record and the Super Bowl winner is a first timer.

posted by rcade to football at 07:40 AM on September 07, 2021 - 1 comment

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem: The NFL returns for the 2021 season Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their Gen X quarterback Tom Brady. The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is also back: Pick the 16 game winners and the margin of victory, locking any game to raise the stakes. First prize is a Wilson official NFL football.

posted by rcade to football at 06:46 AM on September 07, 2021 - 34 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seven

Calgary by 6, giving Hamilton its first home loss since November 2018.

Saskatchewan by 7, though I seem to lose more points on Toronto games than any other team.

B.C. by 7. I want to play CFL Fantasy Football just so I can draft Lucky Whitehead

Winnipeg by 10, and I hope Elks fans are calling their new quarterback Yukon Cornelius.

The lean on the league's official pickem:

Calgary 60%
Saskatchewan 79%
Montreal 58%
Winnipeg 91%

posted by rcade at 05:21 PM on September 17, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

My picks:

Giants by 7
Bears by 8
Browns by 17 (lock)
Rams by 7
Bills by 6
Patriots by 9
49ers by 7
Steelers by 9 (lock)
Saints by 7
Broncos by 10 (lock)
Cardinals by 8
Buccaneers by 16 (lock)
Chargers by 7
Seahawks by 9
Chiefs by 7
Packers by 14 (lock)

Trevor Lawrence looks like the real deal but there may not be a slower defense than Jacksonville.

posted by rcade at 04:25 PM on September 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

Click this link to make your picks: https://sportsfilter.com/game/nfl-pickem

Current Standings

Only Boaz had the Steelers beating the Bills, while nine players locked Buffalo and took one in the nards. Jjzucal scored a perfect lock on Seahawks by 12.

Will there be another week this season where 16 players pick the Jaguars? On behalf of Duuuuuuval I apologize.

posted by rcade at 04:18 PM on September 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Marlon Humphrey had an interception in his hands last night and didn't realize it.

posted by rcade at 11:43 AM on September 14, 2021

Qualifier Emma Raducanu Wins U.S. Open

I can't think of anything in the Open era (1968-) to compare to this. She didn't win it on a fluke, either. She was completely dominant.

My sister flew to New York City to see early rounds (and was part of the crowd caught in the hurricane). I've never watched the US Open as much as I have Wimbledon, but this was a great time. There's nothing better than a close match that reaches the final set before a fired-up Open crowd. Leylah Fernandez had several of them in a row.

posted by rcade at 10:17 PM on September 11, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Hamilton by 10

Saskatchewan by 6

Calgary by 4

B.C. by 13

Win likelihoods on the official contest:

Hamilton: 70%
Winnipeg: 66%
Edmonton: 51%
B.C. 94%

posted by rcade at 06:30 PM on September 09, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Revised picks:

Buccaneers by 9 (lock)
Rams by 10 (lock)

posted by rcade at 06:20 PM on September 09, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Washington plays the Giants in Week 2 on Sept. 16.

posted by rcade at 12:10 PM on September 08, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

No monday night pick em?

Thanks for catching that. I've fixed the bug that caused Monday night's Ravens at Raiders game to be omitted from the form.

Everyone should return to the form and make a pick in that game.

posted by rcade at 03:13 PM on September 07, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Revised picks:

Raiders by 3

posted by rcade at 03:12 PM on September 07, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

My picks:

Buccaneers by 9
Falcons by 7
Bills by 8
Vikings by 4
49ers by 10 (lock)
Titans by 5
Seahawks by 4
Chargers by 5
Panthers by 6
Jaguars by 5
Chiefs by 9 (lock)
Patriots by 6
Saints by 4
Giants by 4
Rams by 10

The Trevor Lawrence-led Jaguars couldn't ask for a gentler introduction to the AFC South. The Titans are mighty but the Colts and Texans both have giant question marks at quarterback. I am hoping for 6, nay 7, wins.

posted by rcade at 07:06 AM on September 07, 2021

Ryan Fitzpatrick Out for Game 17 After Positive Covid Test

My picks:

Buccaneers by 6 (lock)
Falcons by 4 (lock)
Bills by 5 (lock)
Vikings by 2 (lock)
49ers by 7 (lock)
Titans by 2 (lock)
Colts by 2 (lock)
Chargers by 2 (lock)
Panthers by 3 (lock)
Jaguars by 2 (lock)
Chiefs by 6 (lock)
Patriots by 3 (lock)
Saints by 1 (lock)
Giants by 1 (lock)
Rams by 7 (lock)

Testing out the form.

posted by rcade at 06:56 AM on September 07, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Click this link to make your picks: https://sportsfilter.com/game/nfl-pickem

posted by rcade at 06:50 AM on September 07, 2021

Who Holds the College Football Belt?

I want one of these for the EFL. I think it would have to start with Preston North End in 1888-89, the first season of the Football League. They were the only team never to lose that year, finishing with 18 wins and four draws. If they beat everybody once, any other opening day champion would've given it to them.

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on September 04, 2021

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

I couldn't figure out why a guy named Mark had possession of a holiday weekend in Canada.

Montreal by 9. No Abdul Kenneh means no joy in Ottawa.

Winnipeg by 7

Hamilton by 4. I will always get this team confused with the ThunderCats.

Edmonton by 10

posted by rcade at 06:58 PM on September 03, 2021