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Ufez Jones
Name: S.
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63144
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: August 29, 2015

Ufez Jones has posted 331 links and 1987 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 724 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

The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball. Fueled by desperation and long-shot hopes, a twentysomething huckster agent leads 10 end-of-the-line players on a European exposure tour. It could be their final chance at basketball glory, but will anyone buy what he’s selling?

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:55 PM on August 06 - 2 comments

The IOC announces Beijing as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics.: Beijing, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, barely squeaked out a 44-40 win over its only competitor, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Pointing at the fact that a Beijing hosted Olympics would require relying on artificial snow, Almaty's campaign slogan was "Keeping It Real".

posted by Ufez Jones to olympics at 01:45 PM on July 31 - 3 comments

Miracle on ice goalie Jim Craig auctioning off his memorabilia: Seeking to secure his family's financial future, Craig is seeking $5.7 million for 19 items, including his gold medal, jerseys worn during the semi-final and gold medal games, and the flag that was draped over him after the US defeated Finland.

posted by Ufez Jones to hockey at 12:50 PM on July 29 - 0 comments

The Justice Department has ended its criminal case against Barry Bonds.: The U.S. Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that cleared baseball player Barry Bonds of obstruction of justice in a probe over steroids. The DOJ's move effectively ends the long criminal prosecution of the sport's career home run leader. The slugger was convicted on one obstruction charge in 2011, and the jury deadlocked on three perjury counts. His sentence of two years of probation and 30 days of home confinement was put on hold pending his appeal.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 01:11 PM on July 21 - 8 comments

Zach Lowe's NBA Free-Agency Winners and Losers: Now that Marc Gasol and Robert Pera have come down from their tapas-and-wine bender across Barcelona, the last big-name free agent outside the LeBron Show is off the board. The first free-agency period of the NBA’s new money era mostly unfolded over a whirlwind 90 hours, starting with Al-Farouq Aminu’s move to Portland and ending when LaMarcus Aldridge broke away and headed to San Antonio. Even when most players re-sign with their old teams, free agency jolts the league’s balance of power and explodes new trends in the player-sharing economy.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:21 AM on July 07 - 27 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

I just wanted to say a special thanks for doing this, DJE, as it helped me nail a Learned League question last week.

I might've come up with the Toronto Argonauts anyhow, but thanks to these posts it was a no-brainer.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:28 PM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I love Beltre so much. He's just the best.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:25 PM on August 23

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

I keep trying to make sense of it all, but for me it kind of boils down to

I may actually get to watch a game tomorrow though since class hasn't started yet and my SO has to work. What's going to be televised stateside?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:36 PM on August 21

Fantasy Premier League, Week Two

Brilliant management on my part, deciding to switch my captainship from Lukaku (2 goals today) to Pelle (0 goals, 1 yellow card).

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:29 AM on August 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It's like someone has messed up the colour settings on my monitor.

Wasn't that one of the color themes available on Windows 3.1? Does it come in hot dog stand?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:30 AM on August 12

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

So childish Antonio Cromartie bought him a birthday gift out of habit.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:41 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Holy shit, that fruit salad one. I kind of want to buy one for the sole purpose of using it as a future bet payoff.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:03 AM on August 11

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

Also, I'm glad this got published and a world as conservative as Professional Football has an outspoken atheist and maybe other atheist athletes won't feel obligated to pay lip-service to any higher power they don't believe in. I wouldn't put up with it in my workplace and I work (in a decidedly secular department) at a religious university.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 PM on August 07

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

He was/is(?) vegan and has done a Namaste pose as a touchdown celebration (which may or may not have been a response to "Tebowing") but I don't think he ever claimed to be a Buddhist or Hindu or anything in particular.

This article is about the best I can find from cursory Googling on his past spiritual philosophy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:06 PM on August 07

Report: Patrick Kane Target of Rape Investigation

Ah, so you like the piece I posted. Great!

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:08 PM on August 07

Report: Patrick Kane Target of Rape Investigation

Tim Baffoe: Patrick Kane is not your friend.

This is by miles the best piece I've ever read in a situation like this and seems like the kind of writing that should be brought up again and again as other cases inevitably arise.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:01 PM on August 07

Texans RB, Arian Foster Publically Declares Himself an Atheist

Here's the source article from Tim Keown on ESPN if anyone else if having trouble with the WaPo Paywall.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:13 PM on August 07

The End of the Hoop Dream

This is a fairly long but utterly fascinating read.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:55 PM on August 06

How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?

Honestly, I'd probably be less likely to root for a US-based team, but that's my issue.

If a Premier League team moves over here and chooses a West Coast city, how many people in the Midwest and the East Coast are going to give a rip about them? What are the chances of two Premier League teams moving over here (one for the East and one for the West)?

In a certain way, having two two makes more sense than one. That way teams that are flying over can play away(s) at multiple sites before having to fly back. Especially if there were to be a West Coast team. Flying from JFK to London is vastly different than flying from LAX to London.

Why would I trade the scars Everton have given me over the last decade for some Johnny-Come-Lately that's even worse?

Eh, call me when you get relegated. /Magpie supporter.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:21 PM on August 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle for the third time in his career, becoming the third player in the modern era (and the first in 80+ years) to do so.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:18 AM on August 04