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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: May 01, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 336 links and 2124 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 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 - 13 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

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

Recent Comments

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Nah, I don't mind if'n you're honest about it, cixelsyd.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:35 PM on April 30

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

My picks:

CLE in 6
SAS in 5
GSW in 5

Tech: Westbrook
Threes: Durant

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:02 PM on April 30

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

Thanks, rcade. None of them had any listed in their profiles.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:03 PM on April 30

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.

The pairings we know about:

Cleveland vs. Atlanta
San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City
Golden St. vs. Portland

Two points for getting the series winner correct. 4 points for getting series winner and number of games correct. No points for getting number of games correct if you pick the wrong team.

Bonuses:
Name one player that gets a technical foul in the second round (2 pts)
Name the player in the second round that hits the most three-pointers (3 pts)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 AM on April 30

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

With 5 out of 8 series completed, you can check in on the NBA playoff pick 'em standings here. Pretty tight over all.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on April 29

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 2

Islanders in 7
Capitals in 6
Stars in 7
Sharks in 6

Goal Scorer: Spezza
Save %: Ben Bishop
PP%: Dallas
Goals per game: Capitals

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:16 PM on April 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

And this comes less than three weeks after the Blackhawks announced a partnership with the You Can Play Project (who the NHL also have a partnership with).

I know it's almost certainly not going to happen, but he needs to be suspended now, not at the beginning of next season. And it should come down from the team, not the League.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:10 PM on April 20

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

Gotcha Howard. Thanks.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:55 PM on April 14

LA Rams Trade to Acquire 1st Pick in NFL Draft

This also may throw a wrench in Dallas's plans, which from what I've read were leaning heavily towards taking a QB with the 4th pick.

Part of me wonders if this is a sign that Kroenke is actually caring about the team he fields now, but really, fuck that guy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:05 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

My picks:

East -
CLE in 6
TOR in 5
CHA in 6
ATL in 5

West -
GSW in 4
SAS in 4
OKC in 7
LAC in 7

Highest team score: 129
Highest individual score: 44

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:55 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

I'll be tracking picks and scoring in a Google spreadsheet, which can be viewed here.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:54 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

Thanks Howard! Don't forget the bonus picks, though.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:34 PM on April 14

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!

Round One
Choose the winner and number of games for the following series (1 point for getting winner correct, 1 point for getting number of games correct, 1 bonus point for getting both winner and number of games correct)

East:
(1) Cleveland vs. (8) Detroit
(2) Toronto vs. (7) Indiana
(3) Miami vs. (6) Charlotte
(4) Atlanta vs. (5) Boston

West:
(1) Golden State vs. (8) Houston
(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis
(3) Oklahoma City vs. (6) Dallas
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Portland

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 5 of actual total)
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 3 of actual total)

1st round maximum points: 26

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:07 PM on April 14

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

Ufez, you might want to rethink your Stamkos pick, he's out 1-3 months.

Oh crap. Thanks, tommy!

Put me down for East - John Tavares then.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on April 13

SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Now

East (I have no idea what I'm doing here)
Islanders in 7
Lightning in 7
Penguins in 6
Capitals in 5

West (I only have a vague idea of what I'm doing here)
Stars in 5
Chicago in 6 (though I'd be happy to be wrong here)
Nashville in 7
Sharks in 7

Scorers:
East - Stamkos
West - Tarasenko

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:32 AM on April 13