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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: November 21, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 3,007 links and 12,905 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 Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition: Week 11 of the imperiled NFL season begins Thursday night with the Arizona Cardinals visiting the Seattle Seahawks. Our contest is led by Rcade (who?) with 697. Cixelsyd is 10 back and NoMich 30 back. Make your picks, prognosticators.

posted by rcade to football at 08:00 PM on November 18, 2020 - 22 comments

Robinson Cano Suspended for 2021 Season Over PEDs: New York Mets star Robinson Cano has been suspended by Major League Baseball for the entire 2021 season because he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug stanozolol. This was his second positive PED test, following a 2018 test that cost him 80 games. Cano, 38, forfeits his $24 million salary. Cano's an eight-time All Star who won a World Series with the New York Yankees in 2009.

posted by rcade to baseball at 04:55 PM on November 18, 2020 - 2 comments

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition: Week 10 of the NFL season starts Thursday night when the Colts visit the Titans. Make your picks!

posted by rcade to football at 10:15 PM on November 11, 2020 - 17 comments

NFL Pickem Week 9: Undefeated Steelers Edition: The second half of the NFL season begins tonight with the Packers at the Niners. In our contest, the top three are Cixelsyd, myself (1 back) and Jagsnumberone (24 back). Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:03 AM on November 05, 2020 - 17 comments

NFL Pickem Week 8: Don't Score Todd Edition: Week 8 of the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Atlanta Falcons visiting the Carolina Panthers. In our contest, Cixelsyd leads with 533 over Rcade at 512 and Truthhurts at 488. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 09:58 PM on October 28, 2020 - 21 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I was reading about Preston North End's stadium before the match today against Sheffield Wednesday and found an incredible sports photograph I'd never seen before: Preston legend Tom Finney in 1956, sliding through a waterlogged pitch at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in 1956.

The photo by John Horton of PA was the sports photograph of the year, according to The Guardian. It was so iconic that it inspired a splash fountain outside Preston's Deepdale Stadium.

posted by rcade at 06:02 PM on November 21, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

If it hasn't been spoiled for you yet, watch the Orlando City SC-New York City FC shootout that just ended.

posted by rcade at 04:01 PM on November 21, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition

Here are the current standings.

posted by rcade at 06:56 PM on November 20, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 11: Hail Murray Edition

Current Standings

My picks:

Seahawks by 3

posted by rcade at 08:01 PM on November 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Justin Herbert is no longer Justin Hairbert.

posted by rcade at 04:00 PM on November 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I fixed scoring problems in weeks 8 and 9 of the NFL Pickem.

posted by rcade at 12:08 PM on November 15, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition

Revised picks:

Browns by 6
Buccaneers by 7 (lock)
Eagles by 3
Packers by 14 (lock)
Lions by 3
Raiders by 7
Dolphins by 3
Bills by 3
Rams by 3
Steelers by 10 (lock)
Saints by 7 (lock)
Ravens by 7
Bears by 3

posted by rcade at 11:38 AM on November 15, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 10: What Happened to the Bucs Edition

I am checking the results before announcing the leaders. Which is a shame since I'm allegedly in first place.

My picks:

Colts by 3

posted by rcade at 10:10 PM on November 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I'm watching the NFL Today on CBS and they're promoting The Move, a dramatization of the Colts moving in the middle of the night to Indianapolis set to air during Super Bowl Sunday. A scene was shown of young movers gathered at Baltimore's locker room being told not to ask questions and load everything that wasn't nailed down onto trucks. The movers looked distraught.

This seems interesting but what the hell is going on here? Why would the NFL's signature event feature one of the most reviled events in league history, drawing criticism to relocation when it that trend continues today and leaves some fan bases embittered and alienated from the sport?

posted by rcade at 12:43 PM on November 08, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 9: Undefeated Steelers Edition

Revised picks:

Falcons by 3
Seahawks by 3
Titans by 7
Ravens by 7
Chiefs by 14 (lock)
Vikings by 3
Washington by 3
Texans by 10 (lock)
Raiders by 3
Steelers by 13 (lock)
Cardinals by 7 (lock)
Buccaneers by 3
Patriots by 10

The site I check for betting odds had Cowboys open -3.5 vs. Steelers. That can't be right, can it? The line's now Steelers -14.5.

posted by rcade at 12:03 PM on November 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

LOL to Tubbs and Beaverboard. I don't think I saw the Tubbs moment the first time around. The crowd's delighted roar is one for the ages.

posted by rcade at 11:40 AM on November 08, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 9: Undefeated Steelers Edition

Standings

My picks:

Packers by 8 (lock)

posted by rcade at 09:03 AM on November 05, 2020

NFL Pickem Week 8: Don't Score Todd Edition

Revised picks:

Bills by 4
Titans by 7 (lock)
Browns by 3
Colts by 3
Packers by 10 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Rams by 3
Ravens by 3
Chargers by 3
Saints by 3
Seahawks by 3
Eagles by 7 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)

Vegas has the Eagles by 3.5 while FiveThirtyEight's model has them by 11. I'm going to split the difference. Even without Dak the Cowboys shouldn't be this mediocre.

posted by rcade at 12:04 PM on November 01, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager

La Russa didn't like Fernando Tatis Jr. swinging at 3-0 in a blowout, so now he's trying to walk that back.

posted by rcade at 12:01 PM on October 30, 2020

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager

Why be ageist?

I was referring to another entity currently choosing a leader between two people in their 70s.

But more seriously I think La Russa, like anyone in his age bracket, is going to face the strong perception that he can't relate to today's athletes. Any discipline he enacts that meets with resistance will be covered through this lens. It will make it tough for him to succeed.

I compare this to Tom Coughlin, whose stern old school ways as the shadow GM were fine during the early period of amazing success in Jacksonville. Then times got tough and it quickly became a poisonous dynamic between the old guy and the young players. Jacksonville watched most of its talent leave and the franchise became a complete tear-down.

The White Sox must think they're pretty close to success before La Russa comes in. Otherwise I don't see how this works if they struggle for a while.

posted by rcade at 08:28 AM on October 30, 2020