Recent Comments by Ufez Jones

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

I enjoyed the hell out of Perez-Navarro, tbh. But I get it. I have a deep-seated disliking for Jeff Van Gundy that very few people agree with.

FWIW, if you want to see who is calling which game during group play, you can find the full listings here (pdf warning).

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:14 PM on June 16, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals

I think my only chance to win is to go out on a limb...

Winner: CLE

Games: 5

MVP: J.R. Smith LBJ (too far there, dude)

Points in Series: LBJ

Rebounds: LBJ

Least Points: Jordan Bell

Most points in a game: Curry

Largest margin: 17

Tiebreaker: 115

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:07 PM on May 31, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

Yeah, I should've been out years ago. This (of all things) is going to be my tipping point. Dropped out of my long-standing fantasy league as soon as I saw the story. Fuck these guys. I'll spend my Sundays hiking instead.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:27 PM on May 23, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

omg, we're all noobs.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:53 PM on May 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Obviously, getting to the Finals would be some small consolation for not getting a #2/ 3 pick last night.

*barfs in your general direction*

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:32 PM on May 16, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Third Round

CLE in 5 +1
Top: LBJ +1
Bottom: Shane Larkin

GSW in 6 +1
Top: Durantula +1
Bottom: JaVale McGee

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:20 PM on May 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Probably my favorite subreddit: /r/filthypitches

The nice thing about most of these is that you can right-click on them and slow them down to half (or even quarter) speed.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:50 AM on May 02, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Philly in 7 - Joel Embiid
Toronto in 7 - LBJ +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:21 PM on April 30, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Second Round

Go Pels and Jazz!

That said:

Warriors in 5 - Anthony Davis +1 +1

Houston in 6 - Harden. +1 +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:32 PM on April 28, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday

Houston in 6 - Harden +1
Utah in 7 - Westbrook +1 +1
NO in 7 - Lillard +1
GSW in 5 - Durant +2 +1
Toronto in 4 - DeRozan +1 +1
CLE in 5 - LBJ +1 +1
Philly in 5 - Simmons +2
MIL in 7 - Giannis +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:55 PM on April 14, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Friday:
CLE by 10
PDX by 9

Sunday:
SAS by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:02 PM on March 30, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Wednesday:
UTA by 8

Thursday:
SAS by 9
GSW by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:27 PM on March 28, 2018

Mookie Betts Interviewed During Play

Back in the smoky 70's, we used to watch TV shows with the sound off and listen to music or progressive FM rock radio as the soundtrack.

This is pretty much how I watch stuff 80% of the time.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 AM on March 28, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: Take the Shot Markelle Edition

Tuesday:
CLE by 12 (SLAM)
LAC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:43 PM on March 27, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: 140 to 79 Edition

Friday:
WAS by 12 (SLAM)
PDX by 9

Saturday:
HOU by 15 (SLAM)

Sunday:
WAS by 16 (SLAM)
UTA by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:15 PM on March 23, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition

Sunday:
HOU by 15 (SLAM)
PDX by 14 (SLAM)

Monday:
CLE by 7
GSW by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:02 AM on March 18, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Home Stretch Edition

Friday:
OKC by 7
LAL by 13

Saturday:
WAS by 9
SAS by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:29 PM on March 16, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Howard: Warning, cannot be unseen: http://www.werepups.com/

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:22 PM on March 09, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Sat:
HOU by 9 (slam)

Sun:
Philly by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:58 AM on March 03, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Friday:
Toronto by 6
Utah by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:58 PM on March 02, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Maybe they served clam chowder when his heart wanted tomato bisque.

Say chowdah, Frenchie!

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:57 PM on March 02, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Thursday:
CLE by 7
MIN by 11

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:13 AM on March 01, 2018

Fools Rush In Where Scots and Augusta Members Fear To Tread

That was an entertaining read, but sweet merciful crap it sounds like my own personal hell on earth.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:21 PM on February 28, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: Send In The Tanks Edition

Wed:
WAS by 6
HOU by 19 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:28 PM on February 28, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Saturday:
OKC by 6

Sunday:
CLE by 8
WAS by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on February 24, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Friday:
Houston by 8
Lakers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:47 PM on February 23, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition

Man, after the last two weeks, I feel like I needed the All-Star break more than anyone.

Thurs:
CLE by 12 (slam)
GSW by 18 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:16 PM on February 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

An ode to Sebastian Janikowski: After 18 seasons, 268 games, one rumored nether-piercing, nine head coaches, and more than a few bumps in the road, Oakland is parting ways with the Polish Cannon

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:26 PM on February 15, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Break Up Cleveland Edition

Ugh, what a crap week.

CLE by 9
SA by 7
Boston by 8
GSW by 17 - SLAM
MINN by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:53 AM on February 13, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Okay, burn it all down.

Saturday: Golden State by 21 (slam)

Sunday: Boston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:05 PM on February 10, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Sheesh. This is not going well. Let's re-set and try again:

Friday:
Detroit by 17 (SLAM)
Minnesota by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:30 PM on February 09, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Thursday:
Boston by 6
Thunder by 19 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:19 PM on February 08, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition

Wednesday:
Minnesota by 7
Phoenix by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:21 PM on February 07, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Woof. Semester has kicked in so I missed the Fri/Sat games.

Sunday: OKC by 19 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:22 PM on February 04, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Thursday:

Houston by 15 (slam)
OKC by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:47 AM on February 01, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Devin Booker Might Be Good Edition

Wednesday:
Boston by 7
Phoenix by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:47 PM on January 31, 2018

Cleveland Indians Will Drop Chief Wahoo in 2019

They should bring back the Spiders mascot. It's got a history with the city and would be pretty unique (and kind of badass).

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:19 PM on January 29, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Friday: Houston by 6
Saturday: Golden State by 19 (slam)
Sunday: OKC by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:02 PM on January 26, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Ugh, this week is not going well.

Thursday:
- OKC by 9
- Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:44 PM on January 25, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Dunno if the Mavs/Rockets game has tipped yet or not, but fwiw, I'll take Houston by 12 (lock)

Clips over Celts by 15 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:25 PM on January 24, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: 40/20/10 Edition

Tuesday
- Cavs by 7
- Boston by 12

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:32 AM on January 23, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Pats by 7 (lock, but go Jags!)
Vikings by 5 (lock)

QB Passing: Keenum

Rushing: Fournette

Receiving: Diggs

TO: Harrison Smith

Points: Pats

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:42 PM on January 21, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Friday -
Washington by 7
Utah by 12 (SLAM)
Saturday -
OKC by 4
Houston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:37 PM on January 19, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition

Wednesday:
- OKC by 18 (SLAM)
- Denver by 3

Thursday:
- Boston by 14 (SLAM)
- Houston by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on January 17, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Sunday:
Minnesota by 12 (slam)

Monday:
Lakers by 8
Warriors by 7
Rockets by 10

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:11 PM on January 14, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

Atlanta by 8
New England by 13 (lock)
New Orleans by 9
Pittsburgh by 7

Passing: Brees
Rushing: LeVeon Bell
Receiving: Kamara
Sack: Cameron Jordan
Points: Pittsburgh

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on January 13, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Thursday -
Toronto by 6
San Antonio by 8 (slam)

Friday -
Milwaukee by 5
Houston by 14 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:12 PM on January 11, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: 10 Count 'Em 10 Games Edition

Thunder by 7
Warriors by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:56 PM on January 10, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

And to answer fatty's question from 2011: affirmative, sir.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:39 PM on January 08, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Below is a list of big ($50+ million) free agent contracts signed and complete in the last 10 years. I excluded extensions and contracts that have not yet been completed. Each row contains the free agent, the signing team, the years of the contract, the contract details, the WAR accumulated in the contract years (regardless of whether the player was traded), the dollar value via FanGraphs based on that WAR total, and the difference between the contract cost and the WAR dollar value.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:23 AM on January 08, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Congrats, Tron. And thanks as always for running these, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:11 PM on January 05, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

KC by 11 (lock)
Rams by 6 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Jacksonville by 9
New Orleans by 12

Props:
QB: Brees +5
RB: Gurley
WR: M. Thomas (NO)
INT: J. Poyer (Buf)
PTS: Rams

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on January 05, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Golden State over Houston by 14 (slam)
OKC over the Clippers by 7
Boston over Minnesota by 12 (slam)
Washington over Memphis by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:38 AM on January 04, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Auld Acquaintance Edition

Thunder over Lakers by 14 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:35 PM on January 03, 2018

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: All the Marbles Edition

Detroit by 10 (lock)
Indy by 3
Minnesota by 13 (lock)
New England by 9 (lock)
Washington by 8
Dallas by 7
Pittsburgh by 14 (lock)
Carolina by 3
Denver by 3
Jax by 4
49ers by 13 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
Buffalo by 6
Chargers by 7
Seattle by 17 (lock)
NO by 15 (lock)
Baltimore by 13 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:03 PM on December 31, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: City Edition Edition

Boston by 8
Portland by 7
Washington by 3
Denver by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:08 PM on December 28, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

Philly by 8
CLE by 6
Boston by 7
Houston by 6
Minnie by 14 SLAM

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:33 AM on December 25, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Gene Steratore's Index Card Edition

Baltimore by 14 (lock)
Minnesota by 4
Chicago by 10 (lock)
Cincy by 7
Rams by 12 (fuck Stan Kroenke)
KC (ugh) by 7
New England by 8
New Orleans by 12
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Denver by 8
Carolina by 17 (lock)
Jax by 6
Dallas by 5
Arizona by 6
Philly by 9 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 11 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:13 PM on December 22, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: I Wish It Was Christmas Today Edition

Thu-
Boston by 9 (slam)
San Antonio by 7
Fri-
Houston by 19 (slam)
Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:02 PM on December 21, 2017

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: Concussion Protocol Edition

Jacksonville by 5
Buffalo by 7
Baltimore by 9 (lock)
Minnesota by 7
New Orleans by 19 (lock)
Philly by 13 (lock)
Arizona by 4
Carolina by 4
Seattle by 3
Pittsburgh by 6
SF by 7
Dallas by 6
Atlanta by 14 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:08 PM on December 17, 2017