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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: February 11, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 334 links and 2093 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

Ranking all 30 NBA court designs: Art and sports meet on the playing surfaces of the NBA, where court design has evolved considerably over the past few decades. We asked four experts -- RedEye designer Sara Amato, Chicago Tribune data visualization editor Jonathon Berlin, Gameplan Creative chief creative officer Tom O'Grady and art critic Lori Waxman -- to rank the design of all 30 NBA courts. As you might expect, they don't always agree, but here are their reviews, ranked by aggregate points from worst to first.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:53 AM on December 16 - 8 comments

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays: in a game that sees Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and Adrian Beltre leave with injuries. David Price has lost six straight post-season starts (four of those losses coming against Texas) and Rangers 2B Rougned Odor became the 2nd youngest player* to score three runs in a playoff game, twice after being hit by Price and once via a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning. Game two features a pitching match-up of trade deadline acquired Cole Hamels against late-season-emerging-after-tearing-an-ACL Marcus Stroman.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:36 PM on October 08 - 12 comments

James Blake reportedly thrown to the ground, cuffed and detained by several NYPD officers.: Blake, retired for the past two years, is in NYC to appear at US Open related events. NYPD officers say they mistook him for a suspect in a fraudulent credit card operation. James, who has cuts and bruises as a result of the event stated "To me itís as simple as unnecessary police force, no matter what my race is. In my mind thereís probably a race factor involved, but no matter what, thereís no reason for anybody to do that to anybody. I was just standing there. I wasnít running. Itís blatantly unnecessary. You would think at some point they would get the memo that this isnít O.K., but it seems that thereís no stopping it.Ē

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 12:27 AM on September 10 - 9 comments

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 heís 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

Recent Comments

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 15

Well crap. Lousy snow kept me stuck in traffic and I didn't get home before the tipoff of the CLE/LAL game. Such is life.

Feb 10 Portland by 7

Feb 11 Thunder by 17 SLAM

Feb 12 US by 15? Hell, I don't know.

Feb 14 East by 10

I'll hit the rest early next week.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:36 PM on February 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

I think this is my 3rd Costanza in the last ~9 months.

Gonna go update my LinkedIn profile.

(congrats tron!)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:37 PM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Sure, let's get my third Costanza in the past few months. Why the hell not?

Carolina by 17
Total Score: 47
First FG: McManus
First TD: Greg Olsen
Passing: Cam
Rushing: Stewart
Receiving: Olsen
Sack: D-Ware
Interception: Chris Harris
First turnover: Ted Ginn Jr.
MVP: Cam
Contest winner: Grum

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:36 PM on February 07

BMX Biker, X-Games Star Dave Mirra Dies

An hour before the shooting, Mirra posted a photo on Instagram of himself and his wife captioned "My rock! Thank god."

Ugh, that stings.

Part of me can't help but wonder (or fear) if this is going to be another wave of CET victims. Mirra was a big part of the era of street sports VHS tapes that my friends and I used to watch obsessively in HS and college, before the X-Games and YouTube and everything else.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:45 PM on February 04

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

Feb 4:
Detroit by 10
Pelicans by 14

Feb 5:
Atlanta by 6
(Tina Belcher moan) Spurs by 9 (increasing Tina moan) Slam Dunk

Feb 6:
Golden St. by 8

Feb 7:
Heat by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:33 PM on February 04

Toronto Maple Leafs Adopt New Logo

13 veins at the top of the crest to commemorate the club's Stanley Cup Championships.


Nah, too easy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:33 PM on February 03

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 14

Feb 3:
Golden State by 14
Clippers by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:00 PM on February 03

Ranking the Super Bowl MVPs

It'd be kind of handy if they'd list the year of the SB along with the roman numerals.

This derpy caricature of John Elway makes up for any transgressions, though:

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on January 28

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Hahaha. And that's what I get for meddling.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:49 AM on January 28

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Begrudging thanks. I guess. (not even going to watch this)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:15 PM on January 27

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

No Dirk or Zaza? Can I switch my spread in the Mavs/Warriors game to 28? (Yes, serious)

(if not, no biggie)

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:28 PM on January 27

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 13

Jan 27:
Angry Spurs by 12
(sigh) Warriors by 17

Jan 28:
Toronto by 13 (SLAM)
Chicago by 9

Jan 30:
Spurs by 6

Jan 31:
Clippers by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:39 PM on January 27

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 7
Arizona by 10 (lock)

Total yards (team) - Arizona
Most TOs - New England
Passing Yards - Brady
Rushing Yards - J. Stewart
Receiving Yards - L. Fitzgerald
Sack - Dwight Freeney
Interception - Rashad Johnson

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:35 PM on January 23

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 12

The way they're playing right now I'm tempted to change my spread on the Friday game to Golden State at home against Indiana to 50.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:47 PM on January 20

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, Week 12

Jan 20:
GSW by 18
Atlanta by 7

Jan 21:
Cleveland by 9
Spurs by 15

Jan 22:
Miami by 5
GSW by 24 (SLAM)

Jan 23:
Cleveland by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:02 PM on January 20