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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: April 16, 2014

Ufez Jones has posted 298 links and 1854 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 722 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

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

The Miami Marlins fire-sale continues.: In a multi-player deal, the Toronto Blue Jays have landed three former All-Stars from the flailing fish - Pitchers Mark Buerhle and Josh Johnson and shortstop Jose Reyes. In exchange, the Marlins receive pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:33 PM on November 13 - 27 comments

Thunder, Rockets swap big names.: Unable to agree on a contract extension with James Harden, OKC sends him to Houston along with Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Haywood. In return, the Thunder acquire Kevin Martin, rookie and 12th overall draft pick Jeremy Lamb, and three future draft picks. The Rockets have already announced plans to offer Harden a 4-year, $60 million extension.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 11:44 AM on October 28 - 21 comments

"Worst. Uniforms. Ever.": "Inspired" by another Florida High School's fancy uniforms, "rapper" Flo Rida contacted the same "design firm" to make new uniforms for his old stomping grounds, Miami-Carol City. Response has been "mixed".

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 07:07 PM on October 26 - 10 comments

Recent Comments

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

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

If it means Bruno Mars freezes in his boots during the halftime show, I think that's a concession a lot of us are willing to make.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:29 PM on January 23

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Championship Games-a-Ganza Edition

Denver by 9 +2

49ers by 5

Passing: Manning +1

Receiving: Decker +1

Rushing: Blount

Def Player: Ahmad Brooks (SF)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:22 PM on January 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Off-topic, I don't know what game this was from, but a hell of a heads' up play:

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:08 PM on January 15

Rangers' Holland Tears Knee on Stairs

I know that feel, NoMich. My 55-lb Border Collie mix damn near took me out on some very icy rocks a couple of weeks ago. I cut my hand catching myself on the chain link fence, but at least I didn't crack my tailbone or something.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 PM on January 12

Rangers' Holland Tears Knee on Stairs

This is the most Derek Holland-y of Derek Holland stories.

I do knew a woman that broke her ankle tripping over her six pound Pomeranian, though. She wore a walking boot for about 8 months after the injury.

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

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

I'm not sweating it, rcade. It's just been a while since I've had any Chimay. (and the Econ-degree holder in me cringes a bit, but it is what it is).

Just remind me to never gamble at your casino

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:11 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

Ah. Okay. Thanks, LionIndex. I'll adjust for the over next weekend.






posted by Ufez Jones at 09:36 PM on January 11

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Round-a-Go-Go Edition

So 6 points picked *.3 = 7.8 gets rounded all the way down? Even if it's closer to 8 than someone that picked 11?

I'm not mad, but man, my middle school math teachers sure would be.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:17 PM on January 11