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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: November 29, 2015

Ufez Jones has posted 333 links and 2053 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

Texas Rangers take game one 5-3 against the Toronto Blue Jays: in a game that sees Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and Adrian Beltre leave with injuries. David Price has lost six straight post-season starts (four of those losses coming against Texas) and Rangers 2B Rougned Odor became the 2nd youngest player* to score three runs in a playoff game, twice after being hit by Price and once via a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning. Game two features a pitching match-up of trade deadline acquired Cole Hamels against late-season-emerging-after-tearing-an-ACL Marcus Stroman.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 07:36 PM on October 08 - 12 comments

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

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

The rest of my picks:

Minnesota by 6
Cincinnati by 17
Oakland by 7
Tampa Bay by 13
Kansas City by 9
N.Y. Jets by 3
Washington by 6
Jacksonville by 8
Houston by 4
Arizona by 15 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 7
New England by 10
Cleveland by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:01 AM on November 28

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition

Detroit by 6
Carolina by 10
Green Bay by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 AM on November 26

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 5

Freaking Spurs. Even when they lose they piss me off.

ATL by 8
GSW by 24 (I think I'll designate this one as my Slam Dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:14 PM on November 23

Baylor Takes College Football Belt from Oklahoma State

There was a graphic that Fox showed during the 4th quarter of this game that showed rushing yards. It was 300 for Baylor and 3 for Okie State. I'm not saying it's impossible to win in that situation, but it's awfully damn tough.

I'll be home with family watching Bedlam this Saturday. Coming from an OSU family, I don't feel real good about it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:56 PM on November 22

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 11: Nobody Knows Anything Edition

Jacksonville by 9
Atlanta by 13
Chicago by 10
Oakland by 7
Miami by 4
Philadelphia by 7
Carolina by 13
Baltimore by 3
Houston by 3
San Diego by 6
Minnesota by 3
Seattle by 12 lock
Arizona by 10
New England by 14

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:40 PM on November 19

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 4

November 18
OKC by 13
PHX by 7

November 19
CLE by 9
LAC by 3

November 20
SAS by 15 (Jabari Parker over Kevin Love slam dunk)
GSW by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:48 PM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not even Thanksgiving and we already have our first NBA head coach firing.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:20 AM on November 18

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A quick scroll through and Howard T is the only one I saw that got his with Carolina over Tennessee.

Ugly week. Or nice, I suppose, if you're a fan of parity.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:06 AM on November 17

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 3

I have class Wednesday evenings so I didn't get to tune in until the 4th, but man, that was a fun quarter. If you told any past-me (including from this Summer) that I'd be getting pumped up over Zaza Pachulia's play in 2015 I'd've thought you were completely nuts.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:51 PM on November 12

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 10: David Tyree Edition

N.Y. Jets by 6
Green Bay by 24 (lock)
Carolina by 17
St. Louis by 10
Miami by 3
Pittsburgh by 9
Tampa Bay by 7
New Orleans by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Minnesota by 4
Denver by 9
New England by 9
Arizona by 6
Cincinnati by 14

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:21 AM on November 12

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 3


posted by Ufez Jones at 10:50 PM on November 11

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 3

Going completely against my head this week and following my heart.

Nov 11:
Dallas by 4
Spurs by 9

Nov 12:
GS by 19 (Dunk)
LAC by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:57 PM on November 11

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle


posted by Ufez Jones at 01:08 PM on November 11

Oklahoma State Takes College Football Belt From TCU

My family are staunch Okie State fans (both of my folks went there as did one of my grandfathers) so my phone was blowing up all evening. That's one of the best all-around games I've seen them play in a long time. When your biggest beef is "they don't really seem to be able to control the ball well enough to run out the clock", things are probably okay.

That said, I'm probably not alone in thinking about 2011 going into Ames next weekend.

Mike Gundy must have a tough job. Under the constant gaze of Boone Pickens, sometimes in hot water for one thing or another, sometimes having great success, hardly ever mentioned as a candidate for other jobs that open up. Stuck in Stillwater, subject to high expectations at his alma mater. I can think of a few other uber boosters I'd rather work for.

I know what you mean, but every time there's a bigger opening (most recently at USC) the local media throws a tizzy about Gundy being poached and every time he quashes it immediately. That's not to say he wouldn't leave for the right opportunity, but he seems genuinely happy in Stillwater (which, let's face it, takes a certain kind of person).

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:08 AM on November 08

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

As ESPN Stats & Info just tweeted:

Lions' 2015 salary cap allocation
Calvin Johnson $20.6M
Matthew Stafford $17.7M
Entire OL & all RBs: $16.9M

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:31 PM on November 05