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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: September 30, 2014

Ufez Jones has posted 301 links and 1861 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

The NBPA Makes History With The Hiring Of A Female Executive Director: Receiving 32 of 36 possible votes, Michele Roberts takes over the position left vacant after Billy Hunter was fired amid accusations of shady business practices. Roberts becomes the first woman elected to lead a union representing male professional athletes.

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 01:34 PM on July 29 - 1 comment

Mavericks, Knicks shuffle up players.: And the Summer of fun for the NBA begins. Dallas sends Jose Calderon, Sam Dalembert, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. Naturally, both media markets are trying to figure out how this positions their respective teams to (re)sign certain free agents. (Dallas; New York)

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 11:17 PM on June 25 - 2 comments

Baylor Center and NBA prospect Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending genetic disorder.: Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, meaning the connective tissues in his body are weakened and he likely has an enlarged aorta. Austin, a 7'1" Center also has a detached retina in his right eye. He was pegged as a late first/early second round draft pick and would have been the first partially-blind NBA player.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 04:43 PM on June 22 - 3 comments

Breaking Real Bad: Inside the Sam Hurd Drug Case: On Wednesday, former Cowboys and Bears receiver Sam Hurd will likely be sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking. Is he the cocaine kingpin the government has made him out to be, or the victim of an overzealous prosecution and excessively harsh narcotics laws? An exclusive 22-month investigation reveals how it all went wrong for one of the NFL’s most promising and well-liked young talents—and why there’s more to Hurd’s downfall than we’ve been led to believe.

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 07:07 PM on November 12 - 6 comments

Russell Westbrook to have meniscus repair.: Westbrook injured his knee during the second quarter of the Thunder's Game 2 win over the Rockets Wednesday night but continued to play in that game. No timetable is set for his return. To date, Westbrook has never missed a game in his professional, college, or high school career.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:09 PM on April 26 - 0 comments

Recent Comments

"Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself"

As an aside, Zach Lowe is probably the best thing going on Grantland. I find his articles really informative and his volume is bewildering.

I'll take it a step further and say that Lowe is providing the best coverage of the NBA right now, and it's probably not even particularly close.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:28 PM on July 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

My effort to out-disinterest anyone else in the Espys undone in just four words!

That may have been more of a rallying cry a la Who Dat?/Who Dey?

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:59 AM on July 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Algerian WC squad is donating the $9MM they received for making the round of 16 to Gaza because "they need it more".

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:08 AM on July 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Chemistry of the Brazuca

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:36 AM on July 03

MetaFilter User Proposes New Site Called 'Sportsfilter'

The annual competition is an intriguing one.

Also, you may want to sidebar this. I'm not sure how many people check the LR after nearly a year of idling.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:33 PM on July 02

Jason Kidd joins Bucks as head coach

Bear in mind this is also the new Milwaukee ownership group that may have paid up to $150M more than needed to acquire arguably the league's weakest franchise.

Smart decisions may not be their forte.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:20 PM on June 30

Enter SportsFilter's World Cup 2014 Confidence Pool

In. Let's go Switzerland!

Thanks for setting this up rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:22 AM on June 12

Audio: Racist Tirade by Clippers Owner

Yes, and worse, NoMich.

From former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor's legal complaint against Sterling in 2011:

"While ignoring my suggestions and isolating me from decisions customarily reserved for general managers, the Clippers attempted to place the blame for the team's failures on me," Baylor said in the declaration. "During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."
The guy is a genital wart on the league.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:31 PM on April 26

LPGA players frustrated by Golf Digest cover of Gretzky

This is the path I was hoping things wouldn't take when Gretzky left Alberta for Janet.

I'm not defending anyone here, but 25 years is an awfully long path.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:29 PM on April 04

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Heh. Benn's game-winner in OT will do just fine. Made a long train ride home in the rain much more tolerable.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:50 AM on March 12

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

As a Stars fan, I'm with you on Peverley, grum. As soon as I saw a bunch of weird tweets, I tuned into the online broadcast and listened intently for about an hour and a half, including Salazar's presser. That was one of the spookiest sports moments I've tuned in to for a while.

I'm going to the Stars/Blues game in StL tonight. I have no idea how Dallas is going to play.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:23 PM on March 11

Manziel Would Draft Himself at No. 1

And Frito-Lay are headquarted in Plano, TX.

Clearly Jerry Jones should trade the farm to get JFF.

And I'll get my popcorn ready.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:07 AM on February 15

Missouri All-American Defensive Lineman Michael Sam Announces He Is Gay

What fatty said. Remember all the coverage of Manti Te'o around this time last year? How often did you hear his name once the season actually started?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:26 AM on February 11

Pete Carroll: NFL Should Consider Medical Marijuana

I've never much cared for pot, but if I was in a medical situation where I had to choose between that or (legal, prescription) opiates, give me the former every time.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:25 PM on January 28

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

That was my gut reaction too, NoMich, but the sentence was handed down by the jury, not the judge. I'm *far* from a "lock them up and throw away the key" guy, but yeah, definitely seems light.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:10 AM on January 25