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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: January 18, 2021
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rcade has posted 3,042 links and 13,000 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

Brees May Retire After Throwing Away NFL Divisional Round Game: The Bills, Packers, Chiefs and Buccaneers advanced to conference championship games. Patrick Mahomes left with a concussion but the Browns weren't able to catch Kansas City. Drew Brees is expected to retire after 20 seasons, disappointingly on a low note after throwing three interceptions in a 30-20 loss to a Bucs team lead by fellow quadragenarian Tom Brady.

posted by rcade to football at 10:25 AM on January 18, 2021 - 2 comments

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round: The divisional round of the NFL playoffs takes place this weekend. In our contest, Boaz takes the lead at 53 over Tron7 at 50 and Tommytrump at 49. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 04:30 PM on January 14, 2021 - 19 comments

College Football Championship Was a Ratings Flop: An audience of 18.7 million watched the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday, the lowest since 2004. It was even lower than either of the semifinals this year. "Nick Saban has reached the stage in NCAA14 dynasty mode where you’re so dominant that it’s not fun anymore so you start over with Wyoming," tweets Mike Renner.

posted by rcade to football at 08:15 AM on January 13, 2021 - 3 comments

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week stretching from Wednesday to an MLK Day tripleheader on TNT Monday. In the NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts vaults to first place with a 33-point week. Cixelsyd is in second 26 back. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:32 AM on January 12, 2021 - 10 comments

Eagles Fire Doug Pederson: The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Doug Pederson only three seasons after he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory. The team was 42-37-1 under Pederson. His departure means quarterback Carson Wentz isn't as certain to move on.

posted by rcade to football at 02:54 PM on January 11, 2021 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

Revised picks:

Suns by 7
Nets by 3
Lakers by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 02:54 PM on January 18, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

If anyone can text or phone jjzucal, I'm trying to reach them about our ESPN Fantasy Hockey league Koharski's Donuts, which drafts tonight at 9 p.m.

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on January 17, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I know someone who knew Justin Blackmon socially when he was still living in Jacksonville and had a chance to make it back to football. He said Blackmon was enjoying life perfectly fine without the NFL and thought he'd never make a comeback. This was proven correct.

It makes me wonder whether there are some high NFL draft picks who bomb out of the league because they want no part of it after seeing how physically arduous the pro game is. They lose the desire after getting a sustained three-hour beating for week after week and decide that leaving the game after pocketing the rookie deal is good enough. (This is exactly what I'd do. Being the backup quarterback who holds the clipboard and never plays is my NFL dream job.)

After being the fifth-overall pick, Blackmon didn't get his whole deal but he did collect over $7 million. That's a pretty good life if used wisely.

posted by rcade at 12:44 PM on January 16, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

Will help the Jags sell tickets .. for a year.

I'd think it would help for three years, since that's the length of a rookie deal.

posted by rcade at 10:50 PM on January 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

Revised picks:

Bucks by 11 (slam dunk)
Lakers by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 06:54 PM on January 15, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

I don't think the AFC South is looking tough in 2021, aside from Tennessee and that transformed steamroller they call a running back. The Texans are a wreck Watson wants to abandon and the Colts are likely moving on from Rivers.

Compared to two years ago when Watson and Hopkins were together and Luck was playing, the South is looking vulnerable to Urbanization.

posted by rcade at 01:53 PM on January 15, 2021

Jaguars Hire Urban Meyer as Head Coach

When Meyer expressed an interest it was going to be hard to stop that train. He's a legend around here despite his weird departure from Florida.

If he lets a legit GM be hired it could work. If he thinks he's a shadow GM it could be another Peter Principle situation like when Lou Holtz and Nick Saban tried the NFL.

posted by rcade at 10:37 AM on January 15, 2021

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

LOL at the Duncan link. He's the Ned Flanders of the NBA and I should've appreciated him more.

posted by rcade at 11:43 PM on January 14, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round

My picks:

Packers by 13 (lock)
Bills by 3
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Saints by 3
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: Alvin Kamara
Receiver: Tyreek Hill
Player with interception: Darnell Savage

If Goff was healthy the Rams defense could make that game winnable.

posted by rcade at 04:35 PM on January 14, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round

Current Standings

Results:

Bills by 3
Rams by 10
Buccaneers by 8
Ravens by 7
Saints by 12
Browns by 11

Passer: Ben Roethlisberger, 501 yards
Rusher: Lamar Jackson, 136 yards
Receiver: JuJu Smith-Schuster, 157 yards
Interceptions: Sheldrick Redwine, M.J. Stewart Jr., Porter Gustin, Sione Takitaki (Cleveland); Marcus Peters (Baltimore); Malcolm Butler (Tennessee)

Sorry about the multiple emails. I need to write some better code for site emails.

posted by rcade at 04:28 PM on January 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 13 (slam dunk)

posted by rcade at 07:50 PM on January 13, 2021

College Football Championship Was a Ratings Flop

I'm not a diehard viewer of college football these days but I always watch the championship games. This year in the semis and final I found myself half-watching until things got exciting and they never did. I don't know if it's the teams or the dubious selection process but I wasn't feeling it.

I'm ready for an eight-team playoff that's scheduled weekly like the NFL playoffs, preferably on Saturdays.

posted by rcade at 08:18 AM on January 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

Current Standings

Last week's games:

Celtics over Heat by 2
Clippers over Warriors by 7
Nets over 76ers by 13
Mavericks over Nuggets by 7
Hornets over Pelicans by 8
Warriors over Clippers by 10

posted by rcade at 10:34 PM on January 11, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Thanks. I was just about to ask about "global" too.

posted by rcade at 05:24 PM on January 10, 2021

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

This CFL news story uses the term "national kicker." Can someone who speaks Canadian translate this term?

posted by rcade at 05:15 PM on January 10, 2021