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

Ufez Jones has posted 323 links and 1937 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

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em: Round Two results and Conference Finals Picks. Picks need to be in by 9:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday (tomorrow) before game 1 of the Rockets/Warriors tips off.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:56 AM on May 18 - 16 comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers catch heat for in-game promotional video.: The video features a couple re-enacting the final performance scene from Dirty Dancing; however after the male catches his girlfriend he proceeds to slam her into the ground when it's revealed she's wearing a Bulls t-shirt.

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 01:40 PM on May 07 - 4 comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Round Two. First game tips off at 1 PM Eastern tomorrow, so hurry up and get your picks in.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 11:23 PM on May 02 - 12 comments

Chris Rock on baseball losing the Black market: HBO's Real Sports offers up this seven-minute monologue featuring Rock's memories of growing up a Mets fan in the 80's and his perspective on the (fairly commonly accepted) idea that MLB is failing to keep the attention of African-Americans.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:47 PM on April 30 - 3 comments

Sources: Billy Donovan will coach the OKC Thunder: The University of Florida men's coach will replace Scott Brooks, who was fired last week after an injury-riddled season that ended without a playoff berth.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:36 PM on April 30 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'll have a NBA Pick 'Em conference finals write-up and finals picks post up tomorrow, but if anyone is curious, we've got a 2-way tie for first and a 3-way tie for the Costanza going into the Finals. Spreadsheet is here - total points can be found in column P of the Round 3 tab.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:51 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:03 PM on May 20

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Still waiting on picks from rcade and HowardT (and NoMich and GoYouColts if they want to hop back into the pool)...

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:13 PM on May 19

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Gotcha, tron.

ic23b: In my initial writeup, I did give you credit for being the only person remotely close to getting the Assist Average bonus in the 2nd round. The final range wound up being 10.7-11.3 (11.0, Chris Paul) and you were damn close with 11.4. Just wanted to note that.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 PM on May 18

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

hey tron7 - Steals are only for the Western Conf Finals (Blocks are for East), so you may want to pick someone other than Millsap.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:22 PM on May 18

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

My picks:
CLE in 7
Golden State in 6
East points leader: Kyrie Irving
West points leader: Steph Curry
Blocks in the East: Mozgov
Steals in the West: Draymond Green
Fouls out: James Harden
Most Offensive Rebounds: Tristan Thompson
Highest Avg REB + AST: LBJ
Largest Margin of Victory: 19

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:00 PM on May 18

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Finals picks:
Pick the winner and number of games for each series - bonus point for getting both:
Cavaliers v. Hawks
Rockets v. Warriors

Bonus picks:
1 point - Who will score the most points in the Cavs/Hawks series?
1 point - Who will score the most points in the Rockets/Warriors series?
1 point - Who will have the most blocks in the Cavs/Hawks series?
1 point - Who will have the most steals in the Rockets/Warriors series?
2 points - Name a player that fouls out of a game in the conference finals (personal fouls only; ejections do not count)
2 points - Name the player with the most Offensive Rebounds in the Conf. Finals
3 points - Name the player with the highest average REB + AST in the round
3 points - What will the largest margin of victory in the round be? Points awarded for coming within +/- 3 points of the correct number

Total points possible: 20

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:28 AM on May 18

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em

Round Two Results:

NameRound 1 PtsRound 2 Pts Total Pts
grum18927
ic23b16925
bender17522
dfleming12921
HowardT14620
tron712618
ufez10515
holden11415
rcade6915
GoYouColts10-10
NoMich8-8

And I just lost the write-up I did for the Conference Finals picks. I'll have it back up around lunch. Apologies.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:58 AM on May 18

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

ANA in 6
TB in 6
Goals: Perry (ANA)
PP Goals: Kucherov (TB)
Penalties: Shaw (CHI)
Save %: Ben Bishop (TB)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:01 PM on May 15

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:
Cleveland in 7
Atlanta in 7
Los Angeles in 6
Golden State in 6

East Rebounding leader: Pau Gasol
West Rebounding leader: Blake Griffin
Three pointers made: Kyle Korver
Assist Average: 9.0

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 PM on May 02

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Standings after round one:
grum@work - 18
bender - 17
ic23b - 16
HowardT - 14
dfleming - 12
tron7 - 12
holden - 11
GoYouColts - 10
Ufez - 10
NoMich - 8
rcade - 6

For the 2nd round same rules apply for series: one point for choosing the winner of each series, one point for choosing the correct number of games in each series, and a bonus point for getting both correct.

So pick winner and number of games for:
Cleveland vs. Chicago
Atlanta vs. Washington
Houston vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Memphis vs. Golden State

Additional points:

1 point - choose the player with the highest 2nd round rebounding average in the Eastern Conference
1 point - choose the player with the highest 2nd round rebounding average in the Western Conference
2 points - choose the player with the highest number of three-pointers *made* in the 2nd round
3 point moneyball - pick the highest assist average in the 2nd round (credit for coming +/- 0.3)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 PM on May 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Just a warning to those playing the NBA playoff pick 'em: next round will go up tonight right after the Spurs/Clips game since round two starts mid-day tomorrow, so keep an eye out.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:22 AM on May 02

Chris Rock on baseball losing the Black market

(gentle reminder to not read the Youtube comments)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:48 PM on April 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Chicago in 5 +1 (Keith)
Anaheim in 6 +1 (Kesler)
Montreal in 6 (Plekanec)
Rangers in 7 +2 (Brassard)
GAA: Price (Mon)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:02 PM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Congrats to grum who is (I think) the only person so far to get the ejection bonus point in the SpoFi NBA Playoff pool.

Also, everyone picked Golden St. Five picked them to sweep (tron7, grum, ic23b, bender & HowardT) earning three points for that series.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:38 PM on April 26