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Ufez Jones
Name: S.
Homepage URL: http://www.twitter.com/ufez
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: October 28, 2016

Ufez Jones has posted 347 links and 2181 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

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

Swedish professional skiier Matilda Rapaport passes away after being caught in an avalanche: Rapaport was in Chile shooting promotional video for the soon-to-be-released Ubisoft video game "Steep" when she was caught in an avalanche. She was rescued from the avalanche and airlifted to a hospital in Santiago, but passed away days later from complications with a coma.

posted by Ufez Jones to extreme at 01:03 PM on July 20 - 1 comment

Kevin Durant signs with Golden State: Durant: "It really pains me to know that I will disappoint so many people with this choice, but I believe I am doing what I feel is the right thing at this point in my life and my playing career."

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:11 PM on July 04 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Farewell Arian Edition

Tennessee by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:54 PM on October 27

Enter SportsFilter's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest

Hooray, the season is back!

Cleveland by 17 (slam)
San Antonio by 4
Oklahoma City by 14 (slam)
Houston by 19 (slam)
Boston by 7
Portland by 8
Cleveland by 9
Golden State by 17 (slam)

Thanks as always, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:19 AM on October 25

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

New York Giants by 9
Baltimore by 7
Buffalo by 13
Cincinnati by 10 (lock)
Indianapolis by 3
Minnesota by 6 (Bradford's revenge!)
Kansas City by 9
Oakland by 6
Detroit by 3
Atlanta by 9 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 6
Pittsburgh by 6
Arizona by 8
Houston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 AM on October 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

Green Bay by 16 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:53 PM on October 20

Video games are changing how professional soccer is played:

I've heard a similar thing about High School quarterbacks that start subconsciously start learning how to read defenses via playing Madden while growing up. No idea if there's anything legit about it, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

Heck, I remember hearing that Gretzky (I believe it was him) used to sit on the couch with a drawing of a rink and tracing the path of the puck of whatever game he was watching and how that gave him a better sense of how the puck would bounce/where it would wind up. If that has any basis in truth, I don't see why video games wouldn't help.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:17 PM on October 19

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver at San Diego - Already screwed that one up
Baltimore by 5
Carolina by 7
New England by 6
Tennessee by 3
Chicago by 6
Detroit by 10 (lock)
Philadelphia by 7
Pittsburgh by 14 (lock)
Buffalo by 13 (lock)
Oakland by 6
Atlanta by 3
Dallas by 7
Houston by 3
Arizona by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on October 16

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver by 7

Rest later. Just finished a midterm and I need to wipe my brain clean by watching Slap Shot (as is tradition at the beginning of each hockey season).

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:59 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That ticket package is amazing, grum.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:38 PM on October 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I had these sheets in the 80s:

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:59 PM on October 11

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That NC State/Notre Dame game yesterday was something else.

Glad y'all are doing alright, NoMich.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:59 PM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

For tomorrow night I'll (lock) Arizona by 12

Showoff !!


The rest of my picks:
Indianapolis by 17 (lock)
Houston by 3
New England by 21 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 7
Philadelphia by 5
Tennessee by 7
Baltimore by 6
Denver by 4
Buffalo by 6
Cincinnati by 8
Oakland by 4
Green Bay by 6
Carolina by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:08 AM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Sorry rcade, I'll get the rest in later this weekend, but I have family in town so...

For tomorrow night I'll (lock) Arizona by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:58 PM on October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Cincinnati by 14 (lock)
Indy by 4
New England by 8
Carolina by 6
Washington by 6
Detroit by 7
Oakland by 6
Seattle by 4
Houston by 5
Denver by 6
Dallas by 7
Arizona by 10 (lock)
New Orleans by 3
Pittsburgh by 4
Minnesota by 6 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:38 PM on September 29

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

This is just awful. He was an absolute treat to watch when he was on his game.

This Grantland article from a few years back highlights his journey from Cuba to the US. It's a great (albeit now very sad) read.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:17 AM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Eh, po-tay-to / po-tah-to

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:03 PM on September 23