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Ufez Jones
Name: S.
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: May 27, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 338 links and 2142 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

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals: The Raptors will take on the so far unbeaten Cavaliers and the (surprise!) Thunder face off against the Warriors. Standings and picks for the conference finals inside.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:08 PM on May 15 - 19 comments

Rockies SS Jose Reyes receives 52-game suspension for domestic violence incident: Reyes was arrested in Maui, Hawaii for an incident that occurred in October of last year. His wife told police that he pulled her off of a hotel bed, grabbed her by the throat, and slammed her into a sliding glass door, after which she was treated at a local hospital. However, criminal charges were dropped after she refused to testify against him.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:00 PM on May 13 - 5 comments

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.: Although two first round series in the East are still up for grabs, OKC and San Antonio start their second round match up tonight at 8:30 Eastern Time. Go ahead and make your pick for at least that series here.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 11:20 AM on April 30 - 27 comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!: Step right up and get your first round prognostications in. First game tips off at 12:30 PM (Eastern) on Saturday.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:06 PM on April 14 - 18 comments

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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It wasn't even the first time this series that Green has "accidentally" had an encounter with Adams' junk.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:54 PM on May 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

"Flagrant One"

Draymond's a (talented, admittedly) hack and this series is proving it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:19 PM on May 22

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Two horses died in the first four races of today's Preakness. One euthanized on the track due to a broken leg, the other collapsed on the podium after winning a race.

What a stupid, cruel "sport".

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:28 PM on May 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Texas Rangers broadcaster (and former Texas Ranger himself) didn't see anything wrong with the Texas Rangers player's action? I'm shocked!

If you can listen to that call without bias, you'd see it's a an example of TAG being about as vanilla and non-homery as he's always been (which he's often criticized for). He's about as straight up as it gets for a non-national guy.

I mean, the line "He did SLIGHTLY slide to the right of the base." is a howler of a homer line, as is the description that Simmons was "3 feet in front of the bag" and "in the base path".

Oh come on now, that's a bad angle and you know it. Call it 2.5 feet in front of the bag if you want, but that's awfully nitpicky. Plus it makes a big difference that the throw from the Odor slide here came from first base instead of third in the Bautista slide and Joey Bats came in knees up.

But as someone that worked in the old Dallas School Book Depository for several years, this is getting awfully Zapruder-y about an event that has been interesting but not all that important in the long run for my taste.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:06 AM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

FWIW, I still stand by my first comment in this thread: I don't find Rougie's actions defensible, I'm fine with him being suspended 8 (or 10 or 5 or whatever it winds up being) games. I just don't buy Bautista as an innocent victim (and I had zero problem with the batflip in the ALDS).

Curious as to how Jays fans feel about this Don Brennan column though. I don't know him from anyone, so if he's a muckity BS peddler, don't worry about it. The DFW media has plenty of those as well.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:24 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And, as a final statement, I ask rcade to explain to me the difference between Bautista's slide into Odor, and this slide into a short stop three weeks ago. Is Bautista's any more dangerous or aggressive than that one (which didn't result in a brawl)?

21-year-veteran play by play broadcaster Tom Grieve seemed to do a pretty good job of that in the video you linked.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 PM on May 17

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

And if we're bringing up history, Bautista isn't even clean this young season.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:14 PM on May 17

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

OKC in 7
CLE in 4
Pts + Reb + Ast: LBJ
Blocks: Stephen Adams
Steals: Westbrook
Fouls: Klay Thompson
FTs: Durant

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:38 PM on May 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I would have thought Rangers fans would have PTSD about the playoffs by now. :)

Having suffered through decades of playoff irrelevance, I'll take heartbreak every year over not making it to the dance at all.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on May 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Not defending the Stinky Possum at all, but saying a (barely) 22-year-old has a history of anything is kind of premature.

Pretty sure Bautista was cocking his own punch before he got clocked too. Which is fine. But I don't buy his innocence here.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:41 PM on May 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

For the conference finals:

Pick the winner of each series and how many games it will take. One point for getting the winner right, 3 points for getting winner and correct number of games. No points for getting number of games but wrong team.

Bonus points:

- Pick which player has the highest average PTS + REB + AST in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most blocks in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most steals in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most personal fouls in this round (2 points)
- Name the player that will have the most Free Throws Attempted in this round (2 points)

Max points available: 16

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:13 PM on May 15

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Finals

Standings after two rounds:

holden 22
mkn 22
tron7 21
grum@work 21
cixelsyd 19
Goyoucolts 17
rcade 17
ufez 16
rumple 16
NoMich 14
ic23b 14
HowardT 12
billsaysthis 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:09 PM on May 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

(New NBA Pick 'Em post will be up in an hour or so)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:01 PM on May 15

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3

Pittsburgh in 7
St. Louis in 5

Goal scorer: Crosby
Goalie: Elliott
PP%: Pittsburgh
Penalties: Killorn (TB)
Team GPG: Pittsburgh

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:37 PM on May 13

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game

Not to read between the lines too much, but I kind of think that the fact that the linked article doesn't state what kind of animal it was means it was probably someone's pet.

The final straw of my quitting the Boy Scouts (just shy of Eagle Scout, at that) was coming back from a campout and waiting around in a church parking lot for my folks to come pick me up when a group of 3-4 of my troop members found a toad. And then proceeded to toss it up in the air as high as they could, over and over, and laugh every time it splatted on the pavement. While the troop leaders stood around and did nothing.

For some reason I no longer wanted to be associated with them.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:19 PM on May 12