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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: January 17, 2017

Ufez Jones has posted 348 links and 2225 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

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

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

Recent Comments

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: No Rivals Edition

Houston by 11 (SLAM)
Oklahoma City by 5
New York by 7
Los Angeles Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Houston by 3
Indiana by 6
San Antonio by 7
Indiana by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:54 AM on January 17

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Thanks!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:00 PM on January 16

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Dangit, missed the Sunday game. Thanks, NFL.

tonight:
CLE by 4
OKC by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:56 PM on January 16

Patriots Set Record with 6th Straight AFC Championship Trip

Oh good lord, Brock's deal.

Not saying it will happen, but Tony Romo just built a huge house (250 miles) up the road from Houston.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:27 AM on January 15

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Hey rcade - fwiw, you got my GB lock in but appear to have missed Pittsburgh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:29 PM on January 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 13 (LOCK)
NE by 18 (LOCK)
KC by 6
DAL by 9
QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Zeke Elliott
REC: Julio Jones
SACK: Trey Flowers

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:44 PM on January 13

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Chicago by 8
Golden State by 13 (SLAM)
Boston by 16 (SLAM)
Utah by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on January 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Unexcused Absence Edition

Boston by 16 (SLAM)
Cleveland by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:12 PM on January 11

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

:D

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:06 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

in that case I'm gonna lock Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:35 PM on January 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Oakland by 3
Seattle by 6
Pittsburgh by 15
Green Bay by 9
Rodgers
Ajayi
Beckham
Clinton-Dix

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:56 PM on January 06

Haslams apologize for 'disappointing year'

Still better owners than Kroenke.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:16 PM on January 05

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Nick Young Dance Party Edition

Houston by 7
San Antonio by 12 (slam)
New York by 6
Golden State by 14 (slam)
Utah by 9
Los Angeles Lakers by 9 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Posting 7 miles from Busch Stadium: I'm glad I got my dog walked before the rain set in. The Winter Classic should be....interesting today.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on January 02

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

I hate trying to make picks on the last weekend of the season, but here goes. Fortunately, I'll be driving 400 miles and largely ignoring the games, so we'll see how it turns out. Thanks again for running the season, rcade.

Baltimore by 4
Buffalo by 3
Tampa Bay by 5
Minnesota by 7
Pittsburgh by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Green Bay by 8 (lock)
Tennessee by 6
Indianapolis by 5
New England by 7 (lock)
Atlanta by 9 (lock)
Washington by 10 (lock)
Arizona by 7 (lock)
Kansas City by 6
Denver by 3
Seattle by 13 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:51 AM on January 01