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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: August 29, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 346 links and 2159 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

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

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

O.J. Mayo dismissed from the NBA for a minimum of two years, meaning he got popped for a drug of abuse (amphetamines and its analogs, cocaine, LSD, opiates [heroin, codeine and morphine], and PCP).

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:55 PM on July 01

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