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Ufez Jones
Name: Not really
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63130
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: October 25, 2014

Ufez Jones has posted 305 links and 1862 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 723 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

Sports Bio

In StL, but a fan of most Dallas teams. Jerry Jones as a general manager is the best reality show around.

Recent Links

Steve Nash’s transcendent career has come to a close: But after all those years, all that brilliance, this voyage to worlds we’d never imagined, somehow, it wasn’t supposed to happen so soon.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:17 AM on October 24 - 1 comment

Keyon Dooling's Secret: The 13-year NBA veteran on the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, the breakdown he endured after years of holding back the memories, and finding his calling as a public speaker and life coach. [warning: article contains strong language and descriptions of sexual violence]

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:50 PM on October 04 - 2 comments

Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics: The surest sign that the bid process for hosting the Olympics is broken is actually not the trail of bribe money or crony-rich government contracts at the feet of International Olympic Committee members... The effect is the bidding for the 2022 Winter Games, which is now down to just two cities. The final vote comes next summer. There's Beijing, China, which doesn't actually sit within 120 miles of a usable ski mountain, and there's Almaty, Kazakhstan, which in its bid touted itself as "the world's largest landlocked nation." It's down to these two cities not because the IOC narrowed the field, but because every other city in the entire world said no.

posted by Ufez Jones to olympics at 12:25 AM on October 03 - 11 comments

Watch the Senators beat the Giants in the 1924 World Series. : The Library of Congress recently found nearly perfectly preserved nitrate film of a "Kinograms" newsreel showing the Washington Senators winning the World Series over the New York Giants and fans storming the field at Griffith Stadium to celebrate.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 02:57 PM on October 02 - 3 comments

The NBPA Makes History With The Hiring Of A Female Executive Director: Receiving 32 of 36 possible votes, Michele Roberts takes over the position left vacant after Billy Hunter was fired amid accusations of shady business practices. Roberts becomes the first woman elected to lead a union representing male professional athletes.

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 01:34 PM on July 29 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It's a fluff piece, and maybe I'm just chomping at the bit for the NBA season to start, but I got 5 minutes of enjoyment out of this Grantland piece on top celebrity fans of each team.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:58 AM on October 23

"Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself"

As an aside, Zach Lowe is probably the best thing going on Grantland. I find his articles really informative and his volume is bewildering.

I'll take it a step further and say that Lowe is providing the best coverage of the NBA right now, and it's probably not even particularly close.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:28 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My effort to out-disinterest anyone else in the Espys undone in just four words!

That may have been more of a rallying cry a la Who Dat?/Who Dey?

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:59 AM on July 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Algerian WC squad is donating the $9MM they received for making the round of 16 to Gaza because "they need it more".

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:08 AM on July 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Chemistry of the Brazuca

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on July 03

MetaFilter User Proposes New Site Called 'Sportsfilter'

The annual competition is an intriguing one.

Also, you may want to sidebar this. I'm not sure how many people check the LR after nearly a year of idling.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:33 PM on July 02

Jason Kidd joins Bucks as head coach

Bear in mind this is also the new Milwaukee ownership group that may have paid up to $150M more than needed to acquire arguably the league's weakest franchise.

Smart decisions may not be their forte.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:20 PM on June 30

Enter SportsFilter's World Cup 2014 Confidence Pool

In. Let's go Switzerland!

Thanks for setting this up rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:22 AM on June 12

Audio: Racist Tirade by Clippers Owner

Yes, and worse, NoMich.

From former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor's legal complaint against Sterling in 2011:

"While ignoring my suggestions and isolating me from decisions customarily reserved for general managers, the Clippers attempted to place the blame for the team's failures on me," Baylor said in the declaration. "During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."
The guy is a genital wart on the league.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:31 PM on April 26

LPGA players frustrated by Golf Digest cover of Gretzky

This is the path I was hoping things wouldn't take when Gretzky left Alberta for Janet.

I'm not defending anyone here, but 25 years is an awfully long path.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:29 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Heh. Benn's game-winner in OT will do just fine. Made a long train ride home in the rain much more tolerable.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:50 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

As a Stars fan, I'm with you on Peverley, grum. As soon as I saw a bunch of weird tweets, I tuned into the online broadcast and listened intently for about an hour and a half, including Salazar's presser. That was one of the spookiest sports moments I've tuned in to for a while.

I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:23 PM on March 11

Manziel Would Draft Himself at No. 1

And Frito-Lay are headquarted in Plano, TX.

Clearly Jerry Jones should trade the farm to get JFF.

And I'll get my popcorn ready.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:07 AM on February 15

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

What fatty said. Remember all the coverage of Manti Te'o around this time last year? How often did you hear his name once the season actually started?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on February 11

Pete Carroll: NFL Should Consider Medical Marijuana

I've never much cared for pot, but if I was in a medical situation where I had to choose between that or (legal, prescription) opiates, give me the former every time.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:25 PM on January 28