Recent Comments by Ufez Jones

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:44 PM on November 11

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

Baltimore by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:13 AM on November 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 3: Enes Kanter Edition

Knicks by 14 (Porzingis slam)
Spurs by 8
Chicago by 10
Sacramento by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:30 AM on November 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: Concussion Protocol Edition

Atlanta by 10
Dallas by 17 (lock)
Minnesota by 6
Kansas City by 14 (lock)
New York Jets by 7
Philadelphia by 6
Pittsburgh by 9
Carolina by 13
New Orleans by 21 (lock)
Green Bay by 9
San Diego by 10
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:15 PM on November 03

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Who Needs Kevin Durant? Edition

Boston by 7 (Wednesday)
Los Angeles Clippers by 6 (Wednesday)
Cleveland by 13 (slam) (Thursday)
Oklahoma City by 3 (Thursday)
Chicago by 10 (slam) (Friday)
Golden State by 14 (Friday)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:10 PM on November 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Consolidated picks - 404, Score not found version:
Tennessee by 11
Cincinnati by 9
Carolina by 6
Houston by 3
Kansas City by 7
New England by 9
New York Jets by 7
Oakland by 6
New Orleans by 5
San Diego by 8
Atlanta by 6
Dallas by 6
Minnesota by 14 (lock)

Dang. This is a tough week. Don't feel good about many (any?) of these, to be honest.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:19 AM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Cincinnati by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:59 AM on October 30

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Tennessee by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:54 PM on October 27

Enter SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Hooray, the season is back!

Cleveland by 17 (slam)
San Antonio by 4
Oklahoma City by 14 (slam)
Houston by 19 (slam)
Boston by 7
Portland by 8
Cleveland by 9
Golden State by 17 (slam)

Thanks as always, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:19 AM on October 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

New York Giants by 9
Baltimore by 7
Buffalo by 13
Cincinnati by 10 (lock)
Indianapolis by 3
Minnesota by 6 (Bradford's revenge!)
Kansas City by 9
Oakland by 6
Detroit by 3
Atlanta by 9 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 6
Pittsburgh by 6
Arizona by 8
Houston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

Green Bay by 16 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:53 PM on October 20

Video games are changing how professional soccer is played:

I've heard a similar thing about High School quarterbacks that start subconsciously start learning how to read defenses via playing Madden while growing up. No idea if there's anything legit about it, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

Heck, I remember hearing that Gretzky (I believe it was him) used to sit on the couch with a drawing of a rink and tracing the path of the puck of whatever game he was watching and how that gave him a better sense of how the puck would bounce/where it would wind up. If that has any basis in truth, I don't see why video games wouldn't help.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:17 PM on October 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver at San Diego - Already screwed that one up
Baltimore by 5
Carolina by 7
New England by 6
Tennessee by 3
Chicago by 6
Detroit by 10 (lock)
Philadelphia by 7
Pittsburgh by 14 (lock)
Buffalo by 13 (lock)
Oakland by 6
Atlanta by 3
Dallas by 7
Houston by 3
Arizona by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver by 7

Rest later. Just finished a midterm and I need to wipe my brain clean by watching Slap Shot (as is tradition at the beginning of each hockey season).

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:59 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That ticket package is amazing, grum.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:38 PM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I had these sheets in the 80s:

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:59 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That NC State/Notre Dame game yesterday was something else.

Glad y'all are doing alright, NoMich.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:59 PM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

For tomorrow night I'll (lock) Arizona by 12

Showoff !!

_(ツ)_/

The rest of my picks:
Indianapolis by 17 (lock)
Houston by 3
New England by 21 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 7
Philadelphia by 5
Tennessee by 7
Baltimore by 6
Denver by 4
Buffalo by 6
Cincinnati by 8
Oakland by 4
Green Bay by 6
Carolina by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:08 AM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Sorry rcade, I'll get the rest in later this weekend, but I have family in town so...

For tomorrow night I'll (lock) Arizona by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:58 PM on October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Cincinnati by 14 (lock)
Indy by 4
New England by 8
Carolina by 6
Washington by 6
Detroit by 7
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 4
Houston by 5
Denver by 6
Dallas by 7
Arizona by 10 (lock)
New Orleans by 3
Pittsburgh by 4
Minnesota by 6 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:38 PM on September 29