Recent Comments by Ufez Jones

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

CLE (over CHI) by 17 (SLAM)
CLE (over MIL) by 8
HOU by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:58 PM on February 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Trade Deadline Edition

CLE by 12 - (SLAM)
GSW by 17 - (SLAM)
TOR by 7
SAS by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:46 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'll miss Justin Anderson, but he just wasn't getting as many minutes as he needed to grow as a player. Hopefully he'll thrive in Philly in kind of the same way Jae Crowder has in Boston. Great trade for the Mavs though, I think, especially since the first round pick they threw in is top-18 protected.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:56 PM on February 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The Sacramento Kings have traded DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans. If they mesh, Boogie + the Brow are going to make one hell of a formidable frontcourt duo for the Pelicans.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:09 AM on February 20

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Charles Oakley Will Smash Edition

CLE by 7
OKC by 9
BOS by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:23 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I did get a slight chuckle out of Spike Lee wearing an Oakley jersey courtside of Sunday's Knicks/Spurs game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The UConn women have carried their win streak into triple digits.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:51 PM on February 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Cleveland by 6
Boston by 8
Washington by 12 (SLAM)
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 12 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Sunday) by 11 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Monday) by 4
Portland (Monday) by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 AM on February 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Knicks by 4
Warriors by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:08 PM on February 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Continued vibes, rogers. If you need someone to step in and run things for a bit, I'd be happy to do so.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:27 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Condolences, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:36 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Tevin Coleman

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Ryan (LOCK)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Julio (LOCK)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Babineaux

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Ricardo Allen

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Brady

Pick the game's MVP. - Julio Jones

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. - ufez

Total score: 64

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:57 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That's awesome, Howard. Pierce is a great guy (and from what I saw during last year's playoffs, he's got a future as an analyst if he wants it).

I was at Steve Nash's first game back in Dallas after he signed with the Suns. He got a *huge* standing ovation both for the player introduction and when he scored his first basket. And then the game got competitive and everyone kind of stopped cheering for him.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:08 PM on February 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland (over NYK) by 14 (SLAM)
Boston by 10 (SLAM)
Cleveland (over WAS) by 12
San Antonio by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:34 PM on February 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland by 14 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 15 (SLAM)
Houston by 9
Golden State by 19 (SLAM)
Boston by 14 (SLAM)
Dallas by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

Crap. Missed a couple of games there.

Give me CLE by 12 (SLAM) today
BOS by 15 (SLAM)
MEM by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on January 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

OKC beats the Mavs D-League team by 21 (SLAM)
Utah by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:02 PM on January 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

GSW by 17 (SLAM)
PDX by 20 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:40 PM on January 25

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy 15th(!) anniversary, SpoFi. And thanks for basically single-handedly keeping it up and running, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Honestly don't feel all that confident, so I'm not locking anything.

ATL by 9
NE by 3
QB: Ryan
RB: Bell
REC: Julio
INT: Deion Jones

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:23 PM on January 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Ugh. Sorry to be a pain rcade, but:

Changing my OKC/GSW MIN/LAC pick based on injury news:

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Golden State by 14 (SLAM)
New York by 7
Minnesota by 10
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:23 PM on January 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Changing my OKC/GSW pick based on injury news:

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Golden State by 14 (SLAM)
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:16 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Rajon Rondo claimed that nobody could name three players on his former team. In perhaps the dorkiest shade thrown in NBA history, Seth Curry created a Sporcle quiz to prove Rondo wrong.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:25 PM on January 17

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 5
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:54 AM on January 17

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Thanks!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:00 PM on January 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Dangit, missed the Sunday game. Thanks, NFL.

tonight:
CLE by 4
OKC by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:56 PM on January 16

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

Oh good lord, Brock's deal.

Not saying it will happen, but Tony Romo just built a huge house (250 miles) up the road from Houston.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:27 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Hey rcade - fwiw, you got my GB lock in but appear to have missed Pittsburgh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:29 PM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 13 (LOCK)
NE by 18 (LOCK)
KC by 6
DAL by 9
QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Zeke Elliott
REC: Julio Jones
SACK: Trey Flowers

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:44 PM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Chicago by 8
Golden State by 13 (SLAM)
Boston by 16 (SLAM)
Utah by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on January 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Boston by 16 (SLAM)
Cleveland by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:12 PM on January 11

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

:D

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:06 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

in that case I'm gonna lock Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:35 PM on January 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 3
Seattle by 6
Pittsburgh by 15
Green Bay by 9
Rodgers
Ajayi
Beckham
Clinton-Dix

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:56 PM on January 06

Haslams apologize for 'disappointing year'

Still better owners than Kroenke.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:16 PM on January 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Nick Young Dance Party Edition

Houston by 7
San Antonio by 12 (slam)
New York by 6
Golden State by 14 (slam)
Utah by 9
Los Angeles Lakers by 9 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Posting 7 miles from Busch Stadium: I'm glad I got my dog walked before the rain set in. The Winter Classic should be....interesting today.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on January 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

I hate trying to make picks on the last weekend of the season, but here goes. Fortunately, I'll be driving 400 miles and largely ignoring the games, so we'll see how it turns out. Thanks again for running the season, rcade.

Baltimore by 4
Buffalo by 3
Tampa Bay by 5
Minnesota by 7
Pittsburgh by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Green Bay by 8 (lock)
Tennessee by 6
Indianapolis by 5
New England by 7 (lock)
Atlanta by 9 (lock)
Washington by 10 (lock)
Arizona by 7 (lock)
Kansas City by 6
Denver by 3
Seattle by 13 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:51 AM on January 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:47 PM on December 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: George Karl's Distracting Posse Edition

Cleveland by 11 (slam)
Dallas by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:14 PM on December 28

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

Missed the Boston/NY tip off.
Cleveland by 5
Spurs by 12 (slam)
OKC by 17 (slam)
Clippers by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:03 PM on December 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

Philadelphia by 6 (previously)
Atlanta by 7
Buffalo by 3
Green Bay by 14 lock
New England by 24 lock
San Diego by 10 lock
New Orleans by 8
Tennessee by 16 lock
Washington by 9
Oakland by 9 lock
Seattle by 10
San Francisco by 6
Houston by 5
Pittsburgh by 8
Kansas City by 7
Dallas by 11 lock

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:24 AM on December 24

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Farewell Gus Bradley Edition

Philly by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:58 PM on December 22

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Craig Sager Memorial Edition

Boston by 11
Spurs by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:56 PM on December 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Farewell Jeff Fisher Edition

Seattle by 17 (LOCK)
Miami by 6
Buffalo by 13 (LOCK)
New York Giants by 4
Green Bay by 14 (LOCK)
Minnesota by 3
Houston by 9
Baltimore by 6
Dallas by 14 (LOCK)
Kansas City by 7
New Orleans by 6
Atlanta by 15 (LOCK)
New England by 6
Oakland by 7
Pittsburgh by 9
Washington by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:52 PM on December 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Last-Place Dallas Mavericks Edition

Chicago by 14 (Tuesday) (slam)
Portland by 7 (Tuesday)
Indiana by 10 (Wednesday) (slam)
San Antonio by 12 (Wednesday)
Chicago by 8 (Thursday)
Golden State by 13 (Thursday) (slam)
Los Angeles Lakers by 12 (Friday) (slam)
Utah by 9 (Friday)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:29 PM on December 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Full picks:

Kansas City by 8 (upthread, damn right)
Arizona by 10
Detroit by 15 (lock)
Cincinnati by 12 (lock)
Tennessee by 6
Houston by 6
Minnesota by 9 (lock)
New Orleans by 7
Pittsburgh by 8
Carolina by 4
Washington by 6
New York Jets by 7
Atlanta by 17 (lock)
Seattle by 10
New York Giants by 6
New England by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:54 AM on December 11

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Kansas City by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:50 PM on December 08

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: 60 Points in 29 Minutes Edition

Oh boy, a negative week!

CLE by 12 (slam)
GSW by 10
TOR by 15 (slam)
SAS by 9
OKC by 6
LAL by 15 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:05 PM on December 07

All-Star Game No Longer Decides World Series Home Field

Broncos fans would just love that.

Probably not any more or less than the Texans fans actually will when it's played in Houston this February.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:51 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Dallas by 10
Denver by 7
New Orleans by 9
Green Bay by 12
Atlanta by 7
New England by 15 (lock)
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Philadelphia by 6
San Francisco b 4
Oakland by 9 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 8
San Diego by 7
Washington by 6
Seattle by 13 (lock)
New York Jets by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:00 AM on December 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Doc Rivers Will Smash Edition

CLE by 13
GSW by 8
CLE by 6
DEN by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:25 PM on November 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Detroit by 6
Dallas by 9
Pittsburgh by 24 (lock)
(upthread)

Atlanta by 16 (lock)
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Buffalo by 8
New Orleans by 14 (lock)
New York Giants by 21 (lock)
San Diego by 7
Miami by 10
Tennessee by 19 (lock)
Seattle by 7
Oakland by 12
Kansas City by 8
New England by 11
Philadelphia by 14

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:15 PM on November 27

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Detroit by 6
Dallas by 9
Pittsburgh by 24 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:45 PM on November 23

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: Michael Jordan of Greatness Edition

Spurs by 7
Minnesota by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:59 PM on November 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

New Orleans by 7 (whoops)
Arizona by 10
Dallas by 7
Buffalo by 4
New York Giants by 14 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Pittsburgh by 21 (lock)
Kansas City by 11 (lock)
Tennessee by 6
Los Angeles by 7
New England by 24 (lock)
Seattle by 9
Washington by 8
Oakland by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:20 PM on November 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

New Orleans by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:24 PM on November 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

God, Florida can't get anything right voting-wise, can they?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 PM on November 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 4: All Hail the Clippers Edition

Golden State by 14
Los Angeles Clippers by 10
Minnesota by 14 (slam)
Utah by 6
Golden State by 11
Los Angeles Clippers by 15 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:37 AM on November 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition

Baltimore by 8 (previously)
Atlanta by 7
Chicago by 6
New Orleans by 10
Green Bay by 8
Houston by 6
Carolina by 4
Los Angeles by 9 (lock)
Washington by 7
San Diego by 17 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 8
Arizona by 13 (lock)
New England by 7 (lock)
Cincinnati by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:12 AM on November 13