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

Ufez Jones has posted 332 links and 2011 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

James Blake reportedly thrown to the ground, cuffed and detained by several NYPD officers.: Blake, retired for the past two years, is in NYC to appear at US Open related events. NYPD officers say they mistook him for a suspect in a fraudulent credit card operation. James, who has cuts and bruises as a result of the event stated "To me itís as simple as unnecessary police force, no matter what my race is. In my mind thereís probably a race factor involved, but no matter what, thereís no reason for anybody to do that to anybody. I was just standing there. I wasnít running. Itís blatantly unnecessary. You would think at some point they would get the memo that this isnít O.K., but it seems that thereís no stopping it.Ē

posted by Ufez Jones to culture at 12:27 AM on September 10 - 9 comments

The End of the Hoop Dream: A Journey to the Extreme Fringe of International Basketball. Fueled by desperation and long-shot hopes, a twentysomething huckster agent leads 10 end-of-the-line players on a European exposure tour. It could be their final chance at basketball glory, but will anyone buy what heís selling?

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:55 PM on August 06 - 2 comments

The IOC announces Beijing as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics.: Beijing, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, barely squeaked out a 44-40 win over its only competitor, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Pointing at the fact that a Beijing hosted Olympics would require relying on artificial snow, Almaty's campaign slogan was "Keeping It Real".

posted by Ufez Jones to olympics at 01:45 PM on July 31 - 3 comments

Miracle on ice goalie Jim Craig auctioning off his memorabilia: Seeking to secure his family's financial future, Craig is seeking $5.7 million for 19 items, including his gold medal, jerseys worn during the semi-final and gold medal games, and the flag that was draped over him after the US defeated Finland.

posted by Ufez Jones to hockey at 12:50 PM on July 29 - 0 comments

The Justice Department has ended its criminal case against Barry Bonds.: The U.S. Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that cleared baseball player Barry Bonds of obstruction of justice in a probe over steroids. The DOJ's move effectively ends the long criminal prosecution of the sport's career home run leader. The slugger was convicted on one obstruction charge in 2011, and the jury deadlocked on three perjury counts. His sentence of two years of probation and 30 days of home confinement was put on hold pending his appeal.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 01:11 PM on July 21 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I don't think I can ever be convinced that's not Tom Hardy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on October 03

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Alpha Chi Omega at Arizona State University would like to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks and Fox Sports for reaching out to the chapter after last night's game and subsequent media frenzy. We appreciate their generous offer of tickets to tonight's game. However, instead of chapter members attending the game, we have asked the Diamondbacks and Fox Sports to provide tickets to a future game for families at A New Leaf, a local non-profit that helps support victims of domestic violence.

Today, October 1, marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If everyone who viewed this statement took the time to make a donation in recognition of domestic violence awareness, which is Alpha Chi Omega's national philanthropy, we would be so grateful! We are happy to have the opportunity to shed some positive light on such a sensitive subject. All proceeds will go directly to A New Leaf to help struggling Arizona families get back on their feet by providing housing, food, childcare and more. You can donate using the link below. We appreciate your support!


Slow clap.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:18 PM on October 02

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Apropos of nothing: I went to the Blues/Blackhawks preseason game last night which was pre-selected as one of the games that the NHL had the teams try out the new 3-on-3 OT format (regardless of the score, which was 5-2 STL - including two shorties!).

I'm not saying it's definitely going to be god awful because A) it was preseason and B) the game was over so the OT period was meaningless, but wow, was I underwhelmed. With only six skaters on the ice, everyone basically just seemed terrified to make a mistake that would lead to a one-on-one breakaway. A lot of tepid passing and standing around, what few shots were taken were slapshots from about a foot inside the blue line, etc. It was a stark contrast to what had been a pretty spirited preseason game. I hope it doesn't suck that much in the regular season, but I'm not going to hold my breath.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:34 AM on October 02

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Hooray, I've peaked in week 3! Only downhill from here, surely.

Baltimore by 5
Miami by 3
Atlanta by 17
Buffalo by 11
Oakland by 9
Cincinnati by 7
Indianapolis by 14
Carolina by 6
Philadelphia by 7
San Diego by 17
Denver by 11
Arizona by 20
Green Bay by 17
New Orleans by 9
Seattle by 21

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 PM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Looks like the Cards are going to avoid that aforementioned potentially awkward situation.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Thanks, grum. I was wondering.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:52 AM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Thanks to yesterday's rain-out, the Cardinals have the odd opportunity to clinch the NL Central in the first game of a doubleheader today. I'm curious as to what they would do about the usual champagne party woo woo time that comes with clinching.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:37 AM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How's that whole "Larry Brown" thing working out for you, SMU? Good?

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on September 30

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music

Holy shit, a Bowler sighting. How the hell are you?

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:12 PM on September 25

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music

Damn it, I was hoping that Art Blakey question was a sign! Glad you seem to be enjoying the suffering though. I'm shocked at how stupidly addictive that site is.

Mark your calendar for January 16 when I'll be making my trivia-writing debut. Totally not anxious about that at all.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:26 AM on September 25

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York Giants by 6
Oakland by 7
Atlanta by 10
Indianapolis by 11
Pittsburgh by 9
San Diego by 3
New England by 24 (Lock the Gates!)
New York Jets by 4
Carolina by 7
Cincinnati by 6
Tampa Bay by 3
Arizona by 12
Buffalo by 6
Seattle by 21
Denver by 7
Green Bay by 15

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:54 PM on September 23

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music

Still trying to get me into THS, eh, fatty?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:35 PM on September 23

Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music

I never considered Doublewhiskeycokenoice to be anything close to a sports song, but any reminder to listen to the Dillinger Four is a win in my book. It does have a high shout-along-ability factor, so I guess that counts for something.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:36 PM on September 23

In Hockey Gaming, It Will Always Be 1994

As a kid growing up in Tulsa, where hockey was decidedly not a thing, this game, combined with a good friend that moved to town from Detroit, was the primary influence of hockey into my wheelhouse. I spent many, many hours alternating between this, Might and Magic, and Mortal Kombat, taking breaks only to catch In Living Color or the music guest on Arsenio.

That said, I just found a pretty decent emulator and quit after one five minute period. Modern games have probably ruined it for me.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:30 PM on September 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Related: since I'm already guy-that-links-everything-Zach-Lowe-publishes, this recent piece on the NBA partnering with the Mayo Clinic to study the use of GPS trackers during games is an interesting read. It delves into pros and cons from both League/Management and the Players' points-of-view.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:45 AM on September 22