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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Location: Florida
Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/rcade
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: April 20, 2021
Status: editor

rcade has posted 3,092 links and 13,103 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

LaMarcus Aldridge Retires from NBA Over Heart Ailment: After experiencing an irregular heartbeat, Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly ended his 15-season NBA career. Aldridge joined the team two weeks ago after taking a buyout from the San Antonio Spurs. He's a seven-time All-Star. He called the heart problem experienced during a game "one of the scariest things I've experienced."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:30 PM on April 15, 2021 - 2 comments

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot: Major League Baseball is playing around with the idea of changing the distance from home plate to the pitchers mound for the first time since 1893. The Atlantic League minor league will test a pitching rubber 61 feet and 6 inches from home -- an extra foot beyond the norm. "I love baseball, but the rules aren't written on stone tablets," said Chicago Cubs exec Jed Hoyer.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:06 PM on April 14, 2021 - 6 comments

Cleveland Infielder Yu Chang Calls Out Online Bigots: After receiving racist abuse in response to an error he made playing his new position at first base, Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang shared some of the disgusting messages to condemn anti-Asian hate. He got so much support, online and from the team, that he responded, "Thank you. NOW LET’S PLAY BALL!"

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:54 AM on April 14, 2021 - 1 comment

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show: When he isn't working on elaborate back stories for the residents of Peytonville, Peyton Manning will host the game show College Bowl, which will award $1 million in scholarships to teams of students from 12 schools. The quiz show originally aired from 1959 to 1970. Manning succeeds Allen Ludden.

posted by rcade to general at 10:48 AM on April 13, 2021 - 12 comments

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition: There's a smorgasbord of 14 NBA games to pick this week, starting with tonight's Clippers/Pacers and Celtics/Blazers doubleheader on TNT. Our contest now has a six-point margin between NoMich in first and Goyoucolts in second. Howard_T wins the week with 37 while four of us scored in the single digits. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:20 AM on April 13, 2021 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I'm not going to post tonight's games for the NBA Pickem. I like there to be at least 24 hours to pick a game.

posted by rcade at 12:42 PM on April 20, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

If six teams get kicked out of the Premier League, I am telling myself this means Sheffield Wednesday won't get relegated.

posted by rcade at 12:29 PM on April 20, 2021

Will a 'Super League' blow up global soccer? Here's what we know after bombshell announcement

So the 20 biggest clubs in Europe all join a new league and 15 are permanently there.

What happens to the reputation of the teams among that protected 15 who regularly become the Sunderland and Fulham?

posted by rcade at 11:54 PM on April 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Warriors by 6
Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 04:41 PM on April 18, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:29 PM on April 16, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Yep. 34 years together next month and she still hasn't put me on waivers for the purpose of unconditional release.

posted by rcade at 11:09 AM on April 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Mavericks by 4

posted by rcade at 08:39 PM on April 14, 2021

MLB Gets Minor League to Move the Mound Back 1 Foot

How do hitters and pitchers adjust to this? Doesn't it throw off the timing they've spent a long time establishing? And even if that's negligible in reality, doesn't it get into their heads that it is the cause of all that ails them? Did I ask too many questions?

posted by rcade at 07:30 PM on April 14, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I became soccer crazed in 2006. I turned on Fox Soccer Channel one afternoon and before you know it I couldn't get enough of the Premier League. That was my gateway league and now I follow a lot of others closely or casually.

But for some reason I can't get in sync with the Champions League. I keep seeing that a big game is on when I wasn't expecting it or thinking about it, like today's Liverpool-Real Madrid quarterfinal. And I either don't watch or catch the end, the promptly forget that big things are happening and I must follow them or I will miss out, like I did from birth to 2006 all over again.

posted by rcade at 03:40 PM on April 14, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I married that girlfriend.

posted by rcade at 01:32 PM on April 14, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

I just did. It was difficult explaining why I was talking to him about Archie Manning's 11-year-old son. Instead he wanted to hear about when Tom Landry was going to lead the Cowboys to another Super Bowl. And he wouldn't shut up about getting a girlfriend.

posted by rcade at 01:49 AM on April 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 7

posted by rcade at 07:43 PM on April 13, 2021

Peyton Manning Will Host Revival of 1950s Game Show

Real-life Peyton has charm deficiencies but he's funny in commercials. He's also in the top tier of athletes at being an SNL host.

posted by rcade at 07:29 PM on April 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 7

posted by rcade at 07:25 PM on April 13, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The New York Yankees: Destroying facial hair since 1973. Rougned is Smoothned.

posted by rcade at 01:55 PM on April 10, 2021