rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: February 22, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,919 links and 12,707 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

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Elam Ending Edition: There are five games to pick this week starting tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Nets/Sixers and Rocket/Warriors and extending to Sunday's ABC game of Celtics/Lakers. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez keeps first 29 ahead of NoMich. Florida Man wins the week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:14 PM on February 20, 2020 - 6 comments

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash: Denny Hamlin became the fourth back-to-back winner of the Daytona 500 in a photo finish with Ryan Blaney, but the achievement is overshadowed by the condition of Ryan Newman, whose car went airborne in the final seconds of the race. Newman's condition was unknown but drivers and Fox's broadcast team were showing obvious concern. Black screens were brought out to keep fans from seeing Newman's removal from the car and transport to an ambulance.

posted by rcade to auto racing at 08:17 PM on February 17, 2020 - 9 comments

Man City Banned from Champions League for Financial Breaches: UEFA has banned Manchester City for two years from the Champions League and other international tournaments for "serious breaches" of financial rules. The Blues can't play in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 Champions League. This opens a spot for the fifth place Premier League team to qualify (currently Sheffield United).

posted by rcade to soccer at 02:44 PM on February 14, 2020 - 8 comments

MLB Ponders Radical Playoff Changes: Major League Baseball is considering a playoff overhaul that would expand the field from five to seven teams in each league, give the top team a bye, give teams 2 through 4 the chance to pick their opponents and make that first round a three-game series played entirely at the top seed.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:08 AM on February 11, 2020 - 3 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition: There are five national NBA games before All-Star Weekend. The Clippers and 76ers begin the festivities tonight on TNT. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM on February 11, 2020 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Elam Ending Edition

Philadelphia by 8 (dunk)
Houston by 10 (dunk)
Oklahoma City by 3
New Orleans by 6
Milwaukee by 8

posted by rcade at 06:19 PM on February 20, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash

Ryan Newman walked out of Halifax Hospital today hand in hand with his daughters.

posted by rcade at 09:30 PM on February 19, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash

Roush Racing just read a statement that Newman is in "serious condition" at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

posted by rcade at 10:05 PM on February 17, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash

Live broadcast of the end of the race.

posted by rcade at 09:29 PM on February 17, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash

I'm listening to NASCAR radio. Joe Gibbs apologized for his team celebrating after Denny Hamlin's win and said they weren't aware of how serious the Ryan Newman crash was. (The celebration's understandable to me because it became muted within a few minutes, but Twitter is raging.)

Newman's on radio now. After expressing concern for Newman, he repeated a metaphor he used on Fox after the win about avoiding wrecks and "living to race another corner." Not the best word choice but I guess the reality of the situation hasn't sunk in yet.

posted by rcade at 08:36 PM on February 17, 2020

Daytona 500 Ends with Horrifying Airborne Crash

The driver's side hit after the car flipped was brutal.

It seems like the rescuers turned the car over with him still in it. I'm hoping that means there weren't head and neck injuries.

posted by rcade at 08:27 PM on February 17, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It was nice showmanship but his appearance made the interminable prerace even longer than normal. The race ended up getting postponed by rain after a tiny number of laps were completed.

posted by rcade at 07:06 PM on February 16, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

Philadelphia by 6
Boston by 6
Milwaukee by 4
L.A. Lakers by 8
Boston by 6

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

You can see the week 15 results here. Ufez held on to first, NoMich narrowed the lead and Scooby won another week with 65.

I didn't really pick New Orleans. I needed at least one pick to make the page layout work, so I made a losing prediction.

posted by rcade at 10:37 AM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition

New Orleans by 12

posted by rcade at 10:31 AM on February 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'd love to see the place more active. For some reason Google isn't sending us new traffic any more. If any members have SEO kung fu skills I'd love some advice for how to make us more visible.

I don't think Jessamyn ever joined. Where was that meetup?

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on February 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's no NBA Pick 'Em this week. Next week there will be 6 games to pick Tuesday through Thursday before the All-Star Game.

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on February 07, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

The biggest surprise in the commercials was the NFL ad that delivered the same message Colin Kaepernick took a knee for. How is he still blacklisted?

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on February 03, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

Another classic. This 538 tweet marked the point at which San Francisco had a 93.8% win probability.

posted by rcade at 10:55 PM on February 02, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Kansas City by 4 (stone cold lead pipe lock)

FIRST FG: Harrison Butker

FIRST TD: Raheem Mostert

PASSING: Patrick Mahomes

RUSHING: Damien Williams RECEIVING: Travis Kelce

SACK: Nick Bosa

INTERCEPTION: Tyrann Mathieu

OOPS: Jimmy Garropolo

MVP: Patrick Mahomes

ADS: Budweiser (for "Typical American")

Tiebreaker: 50 (27-23 Chiefs)

posted by rcade at 08:33 PM on February 01, 2020