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rcade
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Name: Rogers Cadenhead
Member since: January 23, 2002
Last visit: January 15, 2020
Status: editor

rcade has posted 2,907 links and 12,680 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.

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Luke Kuechly Retires from NFL at 28: Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday. Kuechly, defensive rookie of the year in 2012 and defensive player of the year in 2013, has the most tackles in the league since he entered it. He's suffered numerous concussions and leaves two more years of a $10 million salary on the table. "I still want to play, but I don't think it's the right decision," he said.

posted by rcade to football at 10:50 AM on January 15, 2020 - 5 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition: There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion: NoMich scored 41 to pull 6 ahead of Ufez Jones. The NBA has 11 national TV games this week, including an ABC doubleheader Saturday and three on TNT Monday. The first games are Nets/76ers and Blazers/Rockets on TNT Wednesday night. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:06 PM on January 14, 2020 - 5 comments

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round: The NFL playoff divisional round this weekend features Vikings at Saints and Titans at Ravens on Saturday followed by Texans at Chiefs and Seahawks at Packers on Sunday. In our Playoff Pick 'Em, Boaz opens in the lead at 25, followed by a two-way tie at 23 between gridironarizona and jagsnumberone. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to football at 12:00 AM on January 10, 2020 - 17 comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition: There's an ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich of games this week from Wednesday through Friday, including two (count 'em two) featuring the Dallas Mavericks. Things are heating up in the Pace Mannion pick 'em -- Ufez Jones only leads by one point over NoMich. Howard_T wins the week with 40. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:47 PM on January 07, 2020 - 6 comments

Seahawks Beat Eagles After Carson Wentz Leaves with Concussion: The hard-luck football life of Carson Wentz continues. In his first playoff game, Wentz left the Eagles/Seahawks divisional round game in the first quarter after a blow to the head that gave him concussion symptoms. The Eagles brought 40-year-old backup Josh McCown in for his first playoff start and were miraculously within 8 points of Seattle with two minutes remaining only 10 yards from the end zone. But McCown was sacked on fourth down and Seattle won 17-9.

posted by rcade to football at 08:52 PM on January 05, 2020 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Kansas City by 7
Green Bay by 7 (lock)

Passer: Patrick Mahomes

Rusher: Derrick Henry

Receiver: George Kittle

Sack: Danielle Hunter

Most points: Baltimore

posted by rcade at 04:57 PM on January 09, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I fixed outgoing email on SportsFilter so that it won't fall into your spam folders so often. I had to switch from sending it from the Amazon cloud to SendGrid. Apparently so many spammers have spun up servers on Amazon EC2 that the emails rate as suspicious.

posted by rcade at 10:30 PM on January 08, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get a sack or half sack. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Standings (with Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
Boaz2510
gridironarizona2310
jagsnumberone235
tommytrump205
bender185
cixelsyd165
tahoemoj135
prof105
Howard_T55
ic23b55
gloglu05
NoMich-50
grum@work-105
tron7-1010
rumple-155
rcade-200

1. Passer: Russell Wilson (Sea), 325 -- tron7, Boaz, rumple, gridarizona

2. Rusher: Derrick Henry (Ten), 182 -- cixelsyd, Howard_T, ic23b, tommytrump, prof, tron7, grum@work, Boaz, gridironarizona, jagsnumberone, gloglu, bender, tahoemoj

3. Receiver: D.K. Metcalf (Sea), 160 -- none

4. Interceptions: Logan Ryan (Ten); Duron Harmon (N.E.); Anthony Harris (Min.) -- none

5. Most points: Minnesota, 26 -- none

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... the team performed far worse under JJ until 4 HOFers fell into his lap.

Michael Irvin was there before the JJs, but they drafted Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith and traded for Charles Haley.

Regarding the Aikman first overall pick, Gil Brandt said some team execs wanted to select Tony Mandarich.

posted by rcade at 07:08 PM on January 07, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Wednesday
Dallas by 7
Milwaukee by 8 (dunk)

Thursday
Philadelphia by 4
Oklahoma City by 6

Friday
New York by 6
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 06:57 PM on January 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The front page of Jerry Jones hiring Jimmy Johnson brings back memories. That photo is iconic. A Dallas Morning News intern was sent to get it. When it was taken the news had not broken that Jones was buying the team, firing Tom Landry and hiring Johnson. An era had ended and we didn't know it yet.

The owner of Mia's Restaurant, where the photo was taken, was a huge Cowboys fan who had served Landry and his wife. He was crushed by the firing and never went to another game.

Growing up in Dallas with Landry as coach and Tex Schramm as GM, I thought winning was the team's birthright. Every loss was a shock and a playoff loss in particular was practically unimaginable. But when the JJs came in and won so quickly I became, to my lasting regret, a "Landry who?" fan. We were ready to jettison Landry after a 7-9, 7-8 and 3-13 season despite 20 years before that in which the Cowboys made the playoffs in 18, reached five Super Bowls and won two.

Jones was such an asshole he didn't honor his deal with Landry to give his family a suite. The Landrys switched their allegiance back to the N.Y. Giants.

For our sins, Dallas is nearing 25 years without another Super Bowl trip.

posted by rcade at 09:32 PM on January 06, 2020

Texans Overcome 16-0 Deficit to Beat Bills

I don't understand O'Brien going for it on fourth-and-1 from the Bills' 30 with 1:21 remaining. A field goal forces the shaky Josh Allen to score a touchdown to beat you.

It seemed like both teams were competing to lose for a while. Allen's falling down no-look pitch to no one was particularly awful.

Poor Bills.

posted by rcade at 08:03 AM on January 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Ha!

Going from Booger McFarland early to Tony Romo late on color commentary is giving me whiplash.

posted by rcade at 11:14 PM on January 04, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Thanks everyone.

Congrats, Tron7 and Jagsnumberone on the near miss!

One of these days I'm going to add a report on which teams we pick worst. The Jaguars gotta be one of my problem teams.

posted by rcade at 01:56 PM on January 04, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Buffalo by 4 (lock)
New England by 4 (lock)
New Orleans by 7 (lock)
Seattle by 3 (lock)

Passer: Drew Brees
Rusher: Dalvin Cook
Receiver: Michael Thomas
Interception: Tre'Davious White
Points: New Orleans

I'd like to pick Tennessee to upset New England in the 40-degree drizzle Saturday night, because I think that's favorable to Derrick Henry playing a key factor in deciding the outcome, but I can't believe that the Titans will win their first game ever in Massachusetts like this. The dynastic Pats will live to fight another day.

posted by rcade at 08:59 PM on January 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm working on a problem with SportsFilter's SSL certificate. It may not be cleared up for a few hours.

posted by rcade at 05:49 PM on January 03, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Pelicans Winning Streak Edition

L.A. Clippers by 17 (dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:34 PM on January 02, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get an interception. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 02:37 PM on January 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

National treasure Kevin Harlan called two games simultaneously at the end of the Chiefs and Patriots games.

posted by rcade at 10:31 PM on December 29, 2019