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Ufez Jones
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Name: S.
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63144
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: July 03, 2015

Ufez Jones has posted 326 links and 1950 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

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em final results: congratulations to grum@work and ic23b who tied for first place. (more inside)

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 04:59 PM on June 22 - 3 comments

WTF MLB? Baseball Strikes Out With Its Streaming Policies.: Iowa is supposed to be heaven for baseball fans 'Field of Dreams' and all that. But if you want to stream MLB games, it's a virtual hell.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 12:54 PM on June 05 - 2 comments

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition. Picks must be in before game one starts at 9 PM Eastern on Thursday night.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:43 PM on June 02 - 18 comments

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em: Round Two results and Conference Finals Picks. Picks need to be in by 9:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday (tomorrow) before game 1 of the Rockets/Warriors tips off.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 10:56 AM on May 18 - 16 comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers catch heat for in-game promotional video.: The video features a couple re-enacting the final performance scene from Dirty Dancing; however after the male catches his girlfriend he proceeds to slam her into the ground when it's revealed she's wearing a Bulls t-shirt.

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 01:40 PM on May 07 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

U.S. Defeats Germany, Advances to Women's World Cup Final

It's a good thing that Lloyd > O'Hara goal happened, otherwise the Germans would have a few things to complain about re: both PKs.

Gotta wonder how the game would've turned out if Sasic had put that penalty on the goal. I'm still not convinced the USWNT is all that great relative to other teams we've seen over the years, but with Germany, France, and Brazil out...who knows. They do have a staunch backfield.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:08 PM on June 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

In less than one week, Luke Ridnour has gone from ORL > MEM > CHA > OKC > TOR. I hope he can laugh about this.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:30 AM on June 30

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Cixelsyd

2/4ths of the way to the Costanza Grand Slam for the year. I believe in you.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:21 AM on June 25

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

It's not a feat of Wade Boggs-level proportions, but Terry Francona ate 17 popsicles in one night.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:46 PM on June 24

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em final results

Correct final round picks:
Which team will win? - (2 pts) - Golden State
How many games will it take? - (2 pts - must choose correct team to get these points) - Six
Who will win MVP of the series? (2 pts) - Andre Iguodala (nobody picked correctly)

Bonus points -
Choose the player that will have the most total:
- Rebounds (1 point) - LeBron James
- Assists (1 point) - LeBron James
- Free throws attempted (1 point) - LeBron James
- Steals (1 point) - Draymond Green
- Blocks (1 point) - Timofey Mozgov
- Personal fouls (1 point) - Draymond Green
- Turnovers (1 point) - Stephen Curry
and
- which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage (min. 8 taken) (1 point) - Harrison Barnes (nobody picked correctly)

Also:

- How many total technical fouls will be called? (2 points, must get exact) - 2
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be? (come within +/- 3 of the actual number - 2 points) - 21 (accepted range: 18-24)
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored? (must get exact - 3 points) - 3 (LeBron James 2, Draymond Green)
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)? (3 points - I like this one because it also takes into account how many games you think there will be) - 215 (accepted range: 205-225. Nobody predicted correctly)

Final Standings:
grum@work - 45 points (7 in final round)
ic23b - 45 (7)
bender - 38 (5)
dfleming - 37 (5)
tron7 - 34 (9)
holden - 31 (8)
rcade - 30 (7)
ufez - 27 (4)
HowardT* - 30 (10)
GoYouColts* - 19 (9)
NoMich* - 13 (5)

*ineligible for Costanza, which means I "won" the damn thing in my own pool. Hooray.

Thanks to all who played and to rcade for letting me take the reins on this. It was fun!

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:00 PM on June 22

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

Any guesses as to what his password was?

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:38 PM on June 16

St. Louis Cardinals Investigated by F.B.I. for Hacking Astros

Jinx!

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:42 AM on June 16

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

As someone that has been fully bearded since 2001 and is nearly universally accepted as drop-dead sexy, I politely invite Mr. Lazarus to suck on a moldy tangerine.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:43 PM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Still waiting on NBA finals picks from rcade, holden, HowardT and GoYouColts.

Also, dfleming, should you happen to see this, go throw in a pick for largest margin of victory.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:03 PM on June 04

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

My picks:

- Which team will win? - Golden State
- How many games will it take? - 5
- Who will win MVP of the series? Curry
- Rebounds: T. Thompson
- Assists: James
- Free throws attempted: Curry
- Steals: Andre Iguodala
- Blocks: Draymond Green
- Personal fouls: Bogut
- Turnovers: Curry
- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: J.R. Smith
- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 5
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 16
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 1
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 167

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:27 AM on June 04

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Still waiting on picks from rcade, holden, HowardT and GoYouColts.

Also, dfleming - you didn't pick a largest margin of victory.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on June 04

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Stanley Cup Finals

Winner: Tampa
Duration: 7 games
Longest game: 2OT
TV rating: 2.0
First goal: Kucherov
Conn Smyth: Ben Bishop
Goals: Tyler Johnson
Assists: Duncan Keith
Points; Kane, in a losing effort
Plus/Minus: Victor Hedman
PIM: Brenden Morrow
GAA: Bishop
SpoFite: cixelsyd +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:12 PM on June 03

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em

Standings going into the final round:

grum - 38
ic23b - 38
bender - 33
dfleming - 32
tron7 - 25
holden - 23
rcade - 23
ufez - 23
HowardT - 20*
GoYouColts - 10*
NoMich - 8*
(*ineligible for the Costanza)

Finals points available - please choose one for each (looking at you, grum)

Which team will win? - (2 pts)
How many games will it take? - (2 pts - must choose correct team to get these points)
Who will win MVP of the series? (2 pts)

Bonus points -
Choose the player that will have the most total:
- Rebounds (1 point)
- Assists (1 point)
- Free throws attempted (1 point)
- Steals (1 point)
- Blocks (1 point)
- Personal fouls (1 point)
- Turnovers (1 point)
and
- which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage (min. 8 taken) (1 point)

Also:

- How many total technical fouls will be called? (2 points, must get exact)
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be? (come within +/- 3 of the actual number - 2 points)
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored? (must get exact - 3 points)
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)? (3 points - I like this one because it also takes into account how many games you think there will be)

Total points possible - 24

Good luck!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:44 PM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'll have a NBA Pick 'Em conference finals write-up and finals picks post up tomorrow, but if anyone is curious, we've got a 2-way tie for first and a 3-way tie for the Costanza going into the Finals. Spreadsheet is here - total points can be found in column P of the Round 3 tab.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:51 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:03 PM on May 20