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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: June 04, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,955 links and 12,754 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

Baseball Struggles to Reach a Deal to Return: If we can't enjoy the great game, we can at least enjoy another tradition -- strife between players and owners. Major League Baseball's plan to pay players a lot less for a shorter season isn't going over well. It proposes a scale that would cut salary 80% from the highest-paid players and 17.5% from the lowest. Players believe the owners promised in March to pay salaries in full prorated by games played. "Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys," responded Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson.

posted by rcade to baseball at 08:10 AM on May 27, 2020 - 6 comments

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World: The NBA is strongly considering a plan to bring all teams to Disney World's Wide World of Sports complex to finish out the season. The site can hold up to 13 games at a time and the area also has the Orlando Magic's Amway Center home and UCF's Addition Finance Arena. Playing the NBA in empty arenas might curb the tradition of trash talking. "Players are allowed to talk trash with near-impunity in real games because television cameras can't catch most of what they say," reports CBS Sports.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:01 AM on May 25, 2020 - 10 comments

Excuse Me, Aren't You Johnny Bench?: A Blue-Emu commercial starring the Hall of Fame Cincinnati Reds catcher.

posted by rcade to baseball at 12:49 PM on May 17, 2020 - 6 comments

Monday Night Football Waives Tessitore, McFarland: ESPN is not keeping Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland on Monday Night Football next season. The shortlist of replacements includes Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese, Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit.

posted by rcade to football at 08:15 PM on May 09, 2020 - 3 comments

CFL Commissioner Says Season Likely to Be Cancelled: Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie told a government committee Thursday that the league's 2020 season is "very much in jeopardy" and cancellation is likely. He requested up to $150 million in government assistance for the CFL, which makes most of its revenue from ticket sales. The league's teams lost $20 million last year.

posted by rcade to football at 06:13 PM on May 09, 2020 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thank you for bringing back that link, Holden. I had blocked it from memory, apparently, so I got to enjoy it all over again.

posted by rcade at 11:17 AM on May 30, 2020

Baseball Struggles to Reach a Deal to Return

If I was a player I'd raise hell about any scheme pitting players against each other, which is what the sliding scale does. Let the owners pull that now to their benefit and they'll keep playing that card in the future.

posted by rcade at 12:10 PM on May 28, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World

I've been wondering why leagues don't move the games to a country that has the pandemic under control. South Korea is down to just 16 cases yesterday and its peak ended in March. They have aggressive contact tracing. You're much less likely to be catching it there than here.

posted by rcade at 11:12 AM on May 25, 2020

Monday Night Football Waives Tessitore, McFarland

I am probably shaming myself by saying this, but I liked the vibe of the old Mike Patrick/Joe Thiesman/Paul Maguire Sunday Night Football broadcasts on ESPN. It wasn't overdoing the pageantry or hype. It was mostly just a football game. The announcers weren't even calling that much attention to themselves, aside from the occasional Maguire bit like the times he was put in an elevated tower on the sideline in crap weather.

Give me a Monday night team that is more about that game and less about the legendary institution of Monday Night Football.

The person I'd pick for play-by-play is Scott Hanson of NFL Red Zone.

posted by rcade at 05:10 PM on May 13, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

If a large country reaches a point where it has a miniscule number of coronavirus cases, I am wondering about the feasibility of an American sports league to play all its games there.

posted by rcade at 06:52 PM on April 27, 2020

2020 NFL Draft

I'm hoping C.J. Henderson was overcome by emotion when he was selected by the Jaguars and not mortified.

posted by rcade at 10:07 PM on April 23, 2020

2020 NFL Draft

The Bengals aren't that far removed from being a regular 10-win team. That doesn't mean they're good now, but it suggests some organizational strength that we would've loved to have in Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuval.

posted by rcade at 08:35 PM on April 23, 2020

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Gronk is 30. His prime was 10 years ago when he was drafted? I think you have him confused with everyone the Jags have drafted at that position.

posted by rcade at 12:32 PM on April 22, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Thanks, everybody! It's a party around here. Found a bag of unopened almonds in the fridge after everything better than that got eaten. AND WE HAVE TP!

posted by rcade at 04:50 PM on April 13, 2020

Opening Day Baseball in Taiwan

Rainout! Aaargh!

posted by rcade at 03:02 PM on April 12, 2020

Wimbledon Bought Pandemic Insurance

When informed that someone had made these rule changes, all Victoria Azarenka had to say was, "Whoooooooooooooo? Whoooooooooooooooo?"

posted by rcade at 04:15 PM on April 09, 2020

Record-Breaking NFL Kicker Tom Dempsey Dies

When I was in elementary school in Richardson I would devour books from Scholastic Book Club on sports heroes. Tom Dempsey was one of my favorite subjects. Breaking a record the way he did and by such a margin was incredible.

posted by rcade at 01:57 PM on April 05, 2020

Everything to know about the Korea Baseball Organization, which hopes to start season by early May

I'm going to root for the Samsung Lions and hope Julio Franco rejoins the team.

posted by rcade at 05:30 PM on April 04, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I don't think Foles gave up much money. He had $20.1 million guaranteed under the Jags contract and has $21 million guaranteed. He gets years he can void and incentives that push up his current year and future years over the $8 million per year. The main thing he loses is a gaudy total number that he might never have collected anyway.

Here's one breakdown.

posted by rcade at 12:56 PM on April 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


True story: Cavs cheerleader came up to me during 96 Knicks game. Said, "Are you Mike Wise from The NY Times? OMG, I read everything you write." I went to talk to her after game and she blew me off. I walked into locker room. Patrick Ewing looked up and smiled: "April Fools."

posted by rcade at 04:10 PM on April 01, 2020