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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: May 23, 2017

Ufez Jones has posted 348 links and 2282 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

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary: Fifteen years ago today, SportsFilter began with this Oliver Willis post on The Rookie.

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 05:47 PM on January 24 - 31 comments

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

Recent Comments

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

CLE in 5 - James, James.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on May 17

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

West:
GSW in 5 (although I'd be happy to be wrong)
PTS: Curry
REB: D. Green

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:57 AM on May 14

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

GSW in 6 - eh, screw it. Make it Durant.+1

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:18 PM on May 01

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Washington in 6 - Wall
Cleveland in 5 - LBJ +1 +1
San Antonio in 7 - Harden +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:26 AM on April 30

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today

Not sure I have anything that can run NBA 2K17, tbh (unless it's available for PS3), but I do love me some NBA Playoffs, so.

CLE in 5 - LeBron +1 +1
TOR in 6 - Greek Freak +2 +1
SAS in 5 - Kawhi +1 +1
UTA with the upset in 7 - Gordon Hayward +2
WAS in 5 - Beal +1
GSW in 4 - Lillard +2
BOS in 6 - Isaiah Thomas +2 +1
HOU in 7 - Russ Westbrook +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 AM on April 15

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

Thanks for being honest about that, GoYouColts.

Final damn night of the season.

Pacers by 11 (SLAM)
Trailblazers by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:31 PM on April 12

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

OKC by 7 (SLAM)
Sacramento by 10 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:25 PM on April 11

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Son of a gun, missed the Raptors/Knicks game while at the laundromat. Bad timing.

Give me:

WAS over DET by 16 (SLAM)
HOU over LAC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:53 PM on April 09

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

CLE by 16 (SLAM)
Spurs by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:06 PM on April 07

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

Boston by 10
Portland by 13 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:17 PM on April 06

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Westbrook Triple Double Edition

BOS by 4
Clippers by 11 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on April 05

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Yeah, I know. I've never seen them live and really wanted to.

Fun fact (if I'm remembering correctly): jessamyn worked with Murph at a pizza joint in Mass way back in the day.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 PM on April 02

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Jealous you got to see Dinosaur Jr, NoMich. I really wanted to see them when they played here a couple of weeks ago, but it (surprisingly) sold out before I could get tickets.

But I did get to see The Dickies (and Turbo A.C.'s and the Bollweevils) last night, which was fun as hell. And I have tix to see X on their 40th anniversary tour next month when they roll through StL.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:10 PM on April 02

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Better Not Rest Your Starters Edition

Boston by 13 (SLAM)
San Antonio (over Utah) by 16 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:53 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I didn't tune in until the final 2 minutes of regulation but that and the OT were fascinating. Impressive run by UConn to hit 111 wins in a row, but props to Mississippi St for beating Baylor & UConn back to back in OT games.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:37 AM on April 01