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Ufez Jones
Name: Not really
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63130
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: February 01, 2015

Ufez Jones has posted 313 links and 1884 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 723 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

Former Portuguese footballer Luis Figo joins crowded field looking to unseat Sepp Blatter as President of FIFA.: The 78-year-old Blatter is seeking his fifth consecutive term as FIFA President in an election to be held May 29th. Figo joins Frenchman Jérôme Champagne, Jordanian Prince Ali (who has won the backing of England's FA), Dutch FA President Michael van Pragg, and a bookmaker-backed publicity candidate. ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti offers a brief primer (autoplay audio/video warning).

posted by Ufez Jones to soccer at 11:02 AM on January 28 - 2 comments

Ernie Banks, legendary 'Mr. Cub,' dead at 83: Banks was an 11-time all-star and back-to-back NL MVP. With career totals of 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. He is the only National League shortstop to hit 40+ home runs in a season, a feat he accomplished five times.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:01 AM on January 24 - 5 comments

Don't hit me in the mouth, I gotta play tonight: Miles Davis and boxing. "The legendary jazz trumpeter and composer isn’t the only person to ever make the comparison—George Foreman famously stated that “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”—but few are as uniquely qualified to ponder the relationship between music and pugilism as Davis was. Over the course of his life and career, the man’s connection to the sweet science was almost as complex and fascinating as his music was. It was a source of childhood inspiration, a muse, and even a lifesaver."

posted by Ufez Jones to boxing at 11:06 AM on January 23 - 4 comments

Hall of Fame voting raises more questions than answers: The fact of the matter is, Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame both recognize Barry Bonds as the all-time home run leader, and now they're trying to pass the buck on the BBWAA to shell out some justice. That's not a game I'm comfortable playing. C. Trent Rosencrans fills out his first HOF ballot.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:58 AM on December 24 - 1 comment

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to Dallas: Rondo and forward Dwight Powell have been swapped for Center Brandan Wright, Forward Jae Crowder and whatever is left of PG Jameer Nelson.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 09:19 PM on December 18 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Super Bowl 0x31 Round

NE by 10
Passing Yards: Brady
Rushing Yards: Blount
Receiving Yards: Gronk
First TD: Blount
Sack: Ninkovich
INT: Sherman
Total Score: 42 (life, the universe & everything)
Q1: 10
Half: 23
Q3: 33

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:48 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm loving the Boogie Cousins/Clay Travis back-and-forth.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:04 PM on January 30

AHL announces new Pacific Division

There was a lot of talk around the state about the Thunder-effect on the minor league teams in the OKC area, so I'm not surprised at all to see the Barons moving elsewhere. I guess the effect on the AAA ballclub* hasn't been as strong since they just signed a new affiliation agreement with the Dodgers.

(*including a team name change from Redbirds to Dodgers starting this upcoming season. The AA team in Tulsa also signed an agreement with LA but will remain the Drillers)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 AM on January 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Last night was Manute Bol Bobblehead night at Oracle Arena, home of the Golden State Warriors. In addition to the 10,000 10" Bol Bobbles (notably taller than average bobbleheads), they had a life-sized 7'7" version made for fans to pose with.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:21 PM on January 28

Don't hit me in the mouth, I gotta play tonight

If you've read any of Miles's biographies (or auto-bios), it may not provide much fresh information, as they pull a lot from those, but it's a fun article with some fantastic pics. I bet you'll dig it, fatty.

And thanks for the comment, beaverboard. My knowledge of boxing history is severely lacking (it wasn't a thing in my family when I was growing up and then by the time I graduated college, it was all downhill). At some point in time I'd like to study the old stuff as I think there's a lot of great stuff there, especially outside of the super mainstream cultural zeitgeist.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:05 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Conference Championship Round

Seattle by 14
New England by 6
Most Points: NE
Passing: Brady
Rushing: Daniel Herron
Receiving: Edelman

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:59 PM on January 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A look back at the Bullets' live dog mascots Alex, Tiny B-B and Tiny Too.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:24 PM on January 13

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Divisional Round

NE by 3
Seattle by 24
Dallas by 6
Denver by 6

Most Points: NE

Rushing: CJ Anderson

Sack: Elvis Dumervil

GB Temp: 16

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:53 AM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Roy Tarpley has passed away at the age of 50.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:31 PM on January 09

Canada defeats Russia 5-4 to claim first world junior hockey gold since 2009

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:03 PM on January 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Wild Card Round

Pittsburgh by 3

Dallas by 7 (although I wouldn't be surprised if Stafford has a big homecoming game and the Cowboys collapse again)

Arizona by 6

Indy by 10

Most points: Arizona
Most passing yards: Stafford
Interception: Glover Quin

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:47 PM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Number 2 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft Darko Milicic is now kickboxing. He made his debut last night in Serbia, losing due to a laceration on his leg. Claims he's invincible.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:58 AM on December 19

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to Dallas

That said, the way he played in Dallas, I don't see a lot of playoff-worth teams who'll get a big upgrade by dealing assets to get him.

It's almost like you think the starting PG of a high-powered offense shouldn't finish a game with 0 points and 0 assists.

The crazy thing about this whole ordeal is that even with the pieces Dallas has acquired, they're still arguably the 3rd or 4th best team in the Southwest Division. The Western Conference playoffs are going to be especially brutal this year.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:45 AM on December 19

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

As I someone note elsewhere, at least there was one person in a Cleveland jersey attempting to play defense.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:39 AM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders have upset #17 Michigan 72-70 in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines were a 24.5 point favorite.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:36 PM on December 06