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Ufez Jones
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Name: S.
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: February 19, 2017

Ufez Jones has posted 348 links and 2244 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

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary: Fifteen years ago today, SportsFilter began with this Oliver Willis post on The Rookie.

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 05:47 PM on January 24 - 31 comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers trade for sharpshooter Kyle Korver: In exchange for Korver, the Atlanta Hawks, who are officially entering rebuilding mode, receive Mike Dunleavy Jr. (who is likely headed to a third team) and a 2019 first round draft pick. Bonus links: Kevin O' Conner on why this puts the Cavs closer to a back-to-back title. What does this mean for Paul Millsap? (Toronto and Sacramento are both currently expressing interest).

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:01 PM on January 06 - 1 comment

Saint Will and the Man Who Shot Him: This spring, a former Saint and Super Bowl champion, Will Smith, was shot and killed by another player, named Cardell Hayes. Their fatal collision highlights the fine line between triumph and tragedy in football and life in the Crescent City.

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 01:54 PM on October 24 - 2 comments

NBA Players Assocation votes unanimously to fund health insurance for retired players: The plan involves a tiered coverage program for players with varying years of experience, including coverage for the spouses of those with 10 years or more of service. The biggest beneficiaries, however, will likely be the retired players with between three and six years of experience who are not eligible for Medicare.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:50 AM on July 29 - 2 comments

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC: Official statement: "Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community -- current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 06:43 PM on July 21 - 12 comments

Recent Comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Charles Oakley Will Smash Edition

CLE by 7
OKC by 9
BOS by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:23 PM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I did get a slight chuckle out of Spike Lee wearing an Oakley jersey courtside of Sunday's Knicks/Spurs game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 15

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The UConn women have carried their win streak into triple digits.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:51 PM on February 14

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Cleveland by 6
Boston by 8
Washington by 12 (SLAM)
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 12 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Sunday) by 11 (SLAM)
San Antonio (Monday) by 4
Portland (Monday) by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 AM on February 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Knicks by 4
Warriors by 17 (SLAM)

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

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Go Mavericks Edition

Continued vibes, rogers. If you need someone to step in and run things for a bit, I'd be happy to do so.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:27 PM on February 08

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Condolences, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:36 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK)

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Tevin Coleman

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Ryan (LOCK)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Julio (LOCK)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Babineaux

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Ricardo Allen

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Brady

Pick the game's MVP. - Julio Jones

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. - ufez

Total score: 64

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:57 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That's awesome, Howard. Pierce is a great guy (and from what I saw during last year's playoffs, he's got a future as an analyst if he wants it).

I was at Steve Nash's first game back in Dallas after he signed with the Suns. He got a *huge* standing ovation both for the player introduction and when he scored his first basket. And then the game got competitive and everyone kind of stopped cheering for him.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:08 PM on February 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland (over NYK) by 14 (SLAM)
Boston by 10 (SLAM)
Cleveland (over WAS) by 12
San Antonio by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:34 PM on February 04

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Proud Refugee Luol Deng Edition

Cleveland by 14 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 15 (SLAM)
Houston by 9
Golden State by 19 (SLAM)
Boston by 14 (SLAM)
Dallas by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on February 01

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

Crap. Missed a couple of games there.

Give me CLE by 12 (SLAM) today
BOS by 15 (SLAM)
MEM by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on January 29

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

OKC beats the Mavs D-League team by 21 (SLAM)
Utah by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:02 PM on January 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Ads on the Jersey Edition

GSW by 17 (SLAM)
PDX by 20 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:40 PM on January 25

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy 15th(!) anniversary, SpoFi. And thanks for basically single-handedly keeping it up and running, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on January 24