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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: June 25, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 341 links and 2152 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

Meet The Kid Who Snuck His Way Into Game 7 With A Fake Press Pass: Im pretty good with Photoshop, so Friday night I went ahead and bought a plane ticket with the idea that Id go to this game and make a press pass and see if it would work, Poag said.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:34 PM on June 23 - 2 comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results: holden maintains his lead through the Finals to take home first, followed by rcade, and GoYouColts. Congrats on winning the NHL Pick 'Em, NoMich, but you got the Costanza here. Final standings inside or click the link to go to the Google Sheet.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 04:27 PM on June 22 - 9 comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition: holden holds on to the lead going into the fourth and final round, but plenty of folks are still in striking distance. Standings and rules for the Finals inside.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 09:44 PM on June 01 - 13 comments

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

Recent Comments

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Results

Final Standings:

holden 37
rcade 34
Goyoucolts 33
HowardT 32
grum@work 31
tron7 29
ic23b 29
ufez 27
mkn 23
cixelsyd 23
NoMich 20

Finals Results:

CLE (holden, grum, rcade, goyoucolts, ufez, ic23b, HowardT) in 7 (goyoucolts, ufez, HowardT).
MVP = Lebron James (holden, grum, rcade, goyoucolts,ic23b, HowardT)
Largest Margin of Victory (+/- 3 points): 33 (nobody)
Highest Combined Game Score (+/- 8 points): 216 (rcade, ic23b, HowardT)
Total number of threes made in the series (tiebreaker) - not needed, but rcade came closest to the actual number of 150 (he guessed 145).

Thanks to everyone that played. See you next year when I wouldn't be shocked to see the same two teams in the Finals again.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:27 PM on June 22

"Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe, has passed away at age 88.


All my love,

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:10 AM on June 10

Chris Christie: Hot Female Tennis Players Are Hot

"how we talk about a women's sport".

And therein lies the rub (so to speak). The national sports media doesn't talk about women's sport at all until something like Maria Sharapova getting banned for two years happens and then they get all reactionary and chuckle-fucky about "well there goes my reason to watch women's tennis" even though they never actually did in the first place. It's an opportunistic laugh to actively push down a sport they passively ignore by not covering it in the first place. Not to mention horribly misogynist and defeating for many would-be female athletes in the country.

I think that's a perfectly valid thing to call out.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:29 PM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Crazy 1st period. I doubt the 2nd will keep up that pace (it rarely does in games like this), but the 3rd should be pretty fun.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:10 PM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Kind of hard to suspend someone that doesn't currently have a job in the league, innit?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:47 AM on June 06

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

CLE - in 7
MVP - Kyrie Irving
MOV - 14
Most combined points - 231
Tiebreaker - 129

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:24 PM on June 02

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition

Standings after the Conference Finals:
holden 31
tron7 29
grum 25
rcade 25
Goyoucolts 24
mkn 23
cixelsyd 23
ufez 21
NoMich 20
ic23b 20
HowardT 20
rumple 16
billsaysthis 9

Finals Picks:
Pick the team that will win the Finals: 3 Points
Pick the team that wins & correct no. of games: 6 points
Who will win MVP: 3 points
What will be the largest margin of victory (come within +/- 3 points): 3 points
What will be the highest combined score in a single game (+/- 8 points): 3 points
Tiebreaker: How many total 3-pointers will be made in the series? (closest to actual value wins, first to post wins in case of an additional tie)

Total points available: 15

First game tips off at 9:00 PM Eastern tomorrow night (Thursday the 2nd).

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:45 PM on June 01

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NBA Finals Pick 'Em will go up tonight. I wanted to get the scoring updated first before assigning point values for the Finals picks but that isn't going to happen for a few hours yet.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:03 PM on June 01

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Round

1. Pittsburgh

2. 7 Games

3. One OT

4. Malkin

5. Crosby

6. Crosby

7. Thornton

8. Vlasic

9. Letang

10. Murray

Tiebreaker: 33 goals

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:18 AM on May 30

Baylor fires Art Briles over criminal coverups

If they do, Baylor had better retrofit that new $266M riverfront stadium to host women's basketball games.

As an Baylor grad (2001, long before their football program had any relevance whatsoever), I probably have a lot more to say about this, but I'm still sort of in shock (even though I knew this had been coming for a few weeks). It's awfully disgusting, though.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:14 PM on May 27

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