rcade's profile

Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Location: Florida
Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/rcade
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: July 24, 2021
Status: editor

rcade has posted 3,132 links and 13,168 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

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name: After 106 years, the Cleveland Indians have chosen a new name, using a video narrated by Tom Hanks and a Black Keys song to make the announcement.

posted by rcade to baseball at 10:40 AM on July 23, 2021 - 11 comments

Defending the Worst MLB Trades in History: I skimmed this looking for the Texas Rangers and feel like they're underrepresented, only getting a mention for the 2012 deal of Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva to the Chicago Cubs for Ryan Dempster. Trading 25-year-old former MVP Jeff Burroughs in 1975 to the Atlanta Braves for pitchers Adrian Devine, Carl Morton, Roger Moret and outfielders Dave May and Ken Henderson broke my eight-year-old heart.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:44 AM on July 22, 2021 - 1 comment

Yankees Fan Throws Baseball at Red Sox Outfielder: A fan at Yankee Stadium hit Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo during a game Saturday, prompting manager Alex Cora to pull the team off the field. Verdugo tossed a baseball towards a young Sox fan but a Yankees fan caught it and threw it back, hitting him.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:42 AM on July 18, 2021 - 5 comments

England Reaches First Final Since 1966: England defeated Denmark 2-1 after going ahead in extra time following a controversial penalty when Harry Kane missed the kick but scored the rebound. The Three Lions last advanced this far in international competition when they won the 1966 World Cup. They play Italy in the Euro 2020 Final.

posted by rcade to soccer at 05:55 PM on July 07, 2021 - 3 comments

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition: The NBA Finals begins tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the series winner and number of games along with seven props and a tiebreaker. But with the lead NoMich has, it may all be over but the crying.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:02 PM on July 06, 2021 - 6 comments

Recent Comments

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

I think the letters are supposed to evoke the lettering on the bridge. The "C" on caps is based on the Guardian bridge font.

posted by rcade at 08:11 PM on July 23, 2021

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

Some Twitter randos are upset that Guardians only makes sense if you know something about the statues in Cleveland. They think a name needs to appeal to people who know nothing.

Which brings me to the Toronto Raptors choosing their name because velociraptors were cool in a movie in 1993. I never thought that would age well.

I do like Kraken though.

posted by rcade at 02:19 PM on July 23, 2021

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

I was hoping for Spiders but the Guardians name is growing on me. It's not used anywhere else in sports to my knowledge and the statues are amazing.

posted by rcade at 11:54 AM on July 23, 2021

Cleveland Ex-Indians Unveil New Name

Watch the video first if you don't know the name yet.

posted by rcade at 11:02 AM on July 23, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition

My picks:

Suns in 6
Top point scorer: Chris Paul
Top rebounder: Deandre Ayton
Top scoring team: Bucks
Game 1 winner: Suns
Series MVP: Chris Paul
Top technical fouler: P.J. Tucker
Three-point shooter: Khris Middleton
Winning team points last game: 123

I'm digging the lack of predictable teams and stars but I wish Giannis was fully healthy. Won't be the same if he misses significant time after game 1.

posted by rcade at 01:00 PM on July 06, 2021

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

SMU's D helmet borrows the City of Dallas logo. I'm a huge fan of that helmet, to the degree that I can be a fan of anything about that school.

One of my favorite memories of going to UNT games is a brawl that began at halftime when we hosted SMU. Half the teams and most of the coaches were throwing haymakers.

posted by rcade at 03:44 PM on July 05, 2021

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

My picking the Canadiens in 6 is starting to look a little iffy.

posted by rcade at 08:49 AM on July 03, 2021

The Washington Football Team Has Been Fined $10 Million For Workplace Misconduct

Not buying it, Snyder.

posted by rcade at 10:57 AM on July 02, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The sign holder who crashed the entire peleton has been caught.

posted by rcade at 02:19 PM on June 30, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

You too can turn a $15 bet into $1.36 million if you're insane.

posted by rcade at 05:39 PM on June 29, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Tahoemoj's picks have been added and we have a new leader!

posted by rcade at 05:03 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Looks like I got voted off the pick 'em island.

What the? I will look for you.

posted by rcade at 03:30 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Revised picks:

Tiebreaker: 26

posted by rcade at 01:56 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

My picks:

Canadiens in 6
Top goals: Tyler Toffoli
Top goalie (save %): Carey Price
Team scoring 6 goals: Lightning
Game 1 winner: Canadiens
Top assists: Nikita Kucherov
Conn Smythe: Tyler Toffoli
Top penalty minutes: Pat Maroon

Keep the Cup in Florida where it belongs!

posted by rcade at 01:53 PM on June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition

Current Standings

posted by rcade at 01:52 PM on June 28, 2021