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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: March 28, 2017

Ufez Jones has posted 348 links and 2265 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 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

Here's the Google Spreadsheet I used to track the playoff pick 'em from last season, with prop bets increasing slightly as the rounds moved on. Each round is in its own tab. Just in case you wanted some ideas.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:50 AM on March 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

HOU by 12
POR by 13 (SLAM)
SAS by 9
UTA by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:03 AM on March 26

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

Nice game to see live there, Howard. Not only did you get see Devin Booker drop 70, but the C's won anyhow.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:01 PM on March 25

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: J.J. Barea Will Smash Edition

MIL by 8 (slam)
WAS by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:13 PM on March 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Glenn Hall's 502 consecutive games started in goal. Barring a gigantic shift in the way the NHL manages its goalies, nobody is even likely to sniff making it 10% of the way there in the foreseeable future.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:31 AM on March 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm going to be away from the computer for a few hours, so just in case rcade starts the NBA pick 'em for this week tonight, here are my picks:

WAS over ATL by 13 (SLAM)
UTA over NYK by 18 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:28 PM on March 22

Chicago Fire Sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 AM on March 21

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Woof. Rough week.

GSW over OKC by 8
LAC over NYK by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:48 PM on March 19

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

CLE over LAC by 14 (SLAM)
TOR over IND by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:02 PM on March 18

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Utah over CLE by 6
Miami over MIN by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:45 PM on March 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Emphasize the Triangle Edition

Spurs by 11
Clippers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:21 PM on March 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

Changing my pick in tonight"s game to Spurs by 15 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:28 PM on March 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

Well, then.

Golden State over Minn by 6
Washington over SAC by 14 (SLAM)
San Antonio over GSW by 9
Boston over CHI by 13 (SLAM)
Houston over CLE by 7
San Antonio over ATL by 10
Denver over LAL (lol) by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on March 10

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Dirk Nowitzki 30,000 Edition

San Antonio by 14 (SLAM)
Phoenix by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:25 PM on March 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

NBA 30,000 Point Club:

Kareem
Karl
Kobe
Michael
Wilt

& now Dirk.


posted by Ufez Jones at 10:10 PM on March 07