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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: September 25, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 346 links and 2168 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

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

Swedish professional skiier Matilda Rapaport passes away after being caught in an avalanche: Rapaport was in Chile shooting promotional video for the soon-to-be-released Ubisoft video game "Steep" when she was caught in an avalanche. She was rescued from the avalanche and airlifted to a hospital in Santiago, but passed away days later from complications with a coma.

posted by Ufez Jones to extreme at 01:03 PM on July 20 - 1 comment

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State: Durant: "It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career."

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:11 PM on July 04 - 9 comments

Legendary University of Tennessee Basketball Coach Pat Summitt passes away at age 64.: In August of 2011, Coach Summitt announced publicly that she had early-onset Alzheimers. She coached the Lady Vols from 1974-2012 and led them to 8 national championships.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 04:12 PM on June 28 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

This is just awful. He was an absolute treat to watch when he was on his game.

This Grantland article from a few years back highlights his journey from Cuba to the US. It's a great (albeit now very sad) read.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:17 AM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Eh, po-tay-to / po-tah-to

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:03 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I think I heard on the broadcast last night (or read on Twitter) that Danny Amendola was the emergency backup for Brissett.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on September 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 3
Arizona by 10
Oakland by 7
Miami by 14 (lock)
Jacksonville by 6
Green Bay by 7
Cincinnati by 6
Carolina by 10 (lock)
New York Giants by 9
Tampa Bay by 6
Seattle by 9 (lock)
Kansas City by 5
San Diego by 3
Pittsburgh by 7
Dallas by 6
New Orleans by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:10 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That's a huge gaffe by the normally very solid Gross. I'm, frankly, a bit shocked.

Is the NFL taking over anyone else's browser with a pop-up ad over websites that shows a team logo with several menu commands? I keep seeing the Jaguars logo and it takes up to 5 seconds to dismiss it and see a site.

Nope, but I run uBlock Origin pretty religiously.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:04 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Portion of Cedar Avenue where Don King stomped man to death to be named 'Don King Way'.


posted by Ufez Jones at 04:55 PM on September 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

Buffalo by 5
Baltimore by 13 *lock*
Pittsburgh by 3
Dallas by 6
Houston by 9
New England by 7
New York Giants by 9
Carolina by 13 *lock*
Tennesee by 3
Seattle by 6
Arizona by 7
Oakland by 6
Denver by 8
San Diego by 6
Green Bay by 6
Chicago by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:33 PM on September 15

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

Oddly, Fisher is reportedly getting a three-year extension. He must have some seriously deep shit on Kroenke.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:03 PM on September 15

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina by 6
Atlanta by 4
Tennessee by 6
Philadelphia by 7
Cincinnati by 10
New Orleans by 7
Kansas City by 6
Buffalo by 8
Houston by 13
Green Bay by 7
Seattle by 9 **lock**
New York Giants by 6
Indianapolis by 7
Arizona by 8
Pittsburgh by 14 **lock**
Los Angeles by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:14 AM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Tony Romo to miss first 6-10 weeks of the season after an MRI reveals a broken bone in his back.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:38 PM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I imagine the Ryan family gets together every August 4th to have beers and laughs.

I prefer to think he watches it on a loop while drinking Lone Star with the Snow Monkeys.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:00 AM on August 05

Remembering Amare as He Might Have Been

Oh, man. Yeah, I went to the Nash's first game back against the Mavs in '04 and he got a huge standing ovation from the Dallas crowd. But as the game progressed and it got really competitive, it turned into "holy crap, this team is dangerously good". That '05 series the Suns had against the Spurs was incredible.

He only had a cup of coffee playing for the Mavs last year (23 games), but even then, coming off the bench, you could still see how gifted he is. I have a lot of respect for that dude.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:29 AM on July 29

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

I was kind of on the fence about ordering League Pass this year. I don't have cable and I have no local team, so I really miss watching basketball outside of the holiday/playoff games on ABC.

This decision may have won me over. And if I decide to do so, I fully intend to let them know that this was a part of the reason why.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:10 PM on July 21

Tim Duncan announces retirement

19 years and he never once committed a personal foul (just ask him!). Pretty amazing run.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:57 AM on July 11

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State

If it means more Al Jourgensen during TNT broadcasts, sign me right up.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:15 PM on July 04