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Ufez Jones
Name: Not really
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63130
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: January 27, 2015

Ufez Jones has posted 312 links and 1880 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 723 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

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83: Banks was an 11-time all-star and back-to-back NL MVP. With career totals of 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. He is the only National League shortstop to hit 40+ home runs in a season, a feat he accomplished five times.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:01 AM on January 24 - 5 comments

Don't hit me in the mouth, I gotta play tonight: Miles Davis and boxing. "The legendary jazz trumpeter and composer isn’t the only person to ever make the comparison—George Foreman famously stated that “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”—but few are as uniquely qualified to ponder the relationship between music and pugilism as Davis was. Over the course of his life and career, the man’s connection to the sweet science was almost as complex and fascinating as his music was. It was a source of childhood inspiration, a muse, and even a lifesaver."

posted by Ufez Jones to boxing at 11:06 AM on January 23 - 4 comments

Hall of Fame voting raises more questions than answers: The fact of the matter is, Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame both recognize Barry Bonds as the all-time home run leader, and now they're trying to pass the buck on the BBWAA to shell out some justice. That's not a game I'm comfortable playing. C. Trent Rosencrans fills out his first HOF ballot.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:58 AM on December 24 - 1 comment

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to Dallas: Rondo and forward Dwight Powell have been swapped for Center Brandan Wright, Forward Jae Crowder and whatever is left of PG Jameer Nelson.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 09:19 PM on December 18 - 9 comments

MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay in quietest way possible.: (Scott) has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is gay and married to his partner of 28 years. That last fact is just part of who Dale Scott is and has had no impact on his abilities as an umpire for the past 29 seasons. Yet it is understandably the one that most people will notice, because Scott is the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active (and the first out active male official in the NBA, NHL, NFL or MLB).

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 03:46 PM on December 02 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Don't hit me in the mouth, I gotta play tonight

If you've read any of Miles's biographies (or auto-bios), it may not provide much fresh information, as they pull a lot from those, but it's a fun article with some fantastic pics. I bet you'll dig it, fatty.

And thanks for the comment, beaverboard. My knowledge of boxing history is severely lacking (it wasn't a thing in my family when I was growing up and then by the time I graduated college, it was all downhill). At some point in time I'd like to study the old stuff as I think there's a lot of great stuff there, especially outside of the super mainstream cultural zeitgeist.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:05 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Conference Championship Round

Seattle by 14
New England by 6
Most Points: NE
Passing: Brady
Rushing: Daniel Herron
Receiving: Edelman

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:59 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A look back at the Bullets' live dog mascots Alex, Tiny B-B and Tiny Too.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:24 PM on January 13

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Divisional Round

NE by 3
Seattle by 24
Dallas by 6
Denver by 6

Most Points: NE

Rushing: CJ Anderson

Sack: Elvis Dumervil

GB Temp: 16

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:53 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Roy Tarpley has passed away at the age of 50.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:31 PM on January 09

Canada defeats Russia 5-4 to claim first world junior hockey gold since 2009

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:03 PM on January 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Wild Card Round

Pittsburgh by 3

Dallas by 7 (although I wouldn't be surprised if Stafford has a big homecoming game and the Cowboys collapse again)

Arizona by 6

Indy by 10

Most points: Arizona
Most passing yards: Stafford
Interception: Glover Quin

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:47 PM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Number 2 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft Darko Milicic is now kickboxing. He made his debut last night in Serbia, losing due to a laceration on his leg. Claims he's invincible.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:58 AM on December 19

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to Dallas

That said, the way he played in Dallas, I don't see a lot of playoff-worth teams who'll get a big upgrade by dealing assets to get him.

It's almost like you think the starting PG of a high-powered offense shouldn't finish a game with 0 points and 0 assists.

The crazy thing about this whole ordeal is that even with the pieces Dallas has acquired, they're still arguably the 3rd or 4th best team in the Southwest Division. The Western Conference playoffs are going to be especially brutal this year.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:45 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

As I someone note elsewhere, at least there was one person in a Cleveland jersey attempting to play defense.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:39 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders have upset #17 Michigan 72-70 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were a 24.5 point favorite.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:36 PM on December 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Great moments in NBA telestrator history: the newest entry.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:11 AM on December 04

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The other one I like are the very subtly Promoted Posts where there's this long homespun tale about fond memories of tailgating and then it turns out the whole thing is actually an ad for Knob Creek.

Nice to see that while Paul Harvey didn't make it to the 2010's, his spirit has.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:37 PM on December 03

MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay in quietest way possible.

Referee has made the feature on Scott publicly available on their website here.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:53 PM on December 02

The Rise and Fall of The Great Kamala

Man, that brought me back. Kamala had kinda just started making his entry into the WWF right before I stopped watching.

I kind of resented the fact that my folks tried to shoo me away from the WWF when I was growing up. I don't think it had anything to do with how exploited their "stars" were. But in hindsight...they were probably right.

I'm glad to see that Harris seems to have his head on straight and a decent attitude about it all. There are so, so many wrestlers that aren't around any longer for a follow-up story like this.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:47 PM on November 21