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Ufez Jones
Name: S.
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: September 17, 2018

Ufez Jones has posted 352 links and 2,410 comments to SportsFilter and 27 links and 725 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

Gilbert Arenas vs. Javaris Crittenton: Inside the Gambling Showdown That Rocked the NBA. Jon Gold gets a lesson in Boo-Ray from several NBA Players and the story from Agent Zero himself on the infamous 2009 locker room showdown between Arenas and Crittenton that left both players with season-ending suspensions.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:51 PM on August 10, 2018 - 5 comments

The Disgrace of Minor League Baseball: (W)hy do minor league basketball and hockey players get a better deal than minor league baseball players, despite those leagues’ parent clubs bringing in less money overall? It’s not because basketball and hockey owners are less interested in maximizing profits at all costs—many baseball owners have a stake in another pro team, and even if the people running the NBA, NHL, and MLB aren’t literally the same people, they all went to the same business schools and hang out at the same golf courses. No, it’s about power and leverage.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 11:30 AM on April 20, 2018 - 3 comments

Death, Taxes, And Pop: It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment: A long-read on Pop's life from Jeff Weiss.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:57 AM on November 04, 2017 - 3 comments

The LA Clippers trade PG Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets: after Paul told the Clippers he would opt-out of his contract and sign with Houston as a free agent. In exchange for the sign-and-trade, the Clippers receive Gs Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, F Sam Dekker, and Houston's 2018 1st Round Draft Pick. Elsewhere in the NBA...

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:12 PM on June 28, 2017 - 5 comments

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary: Fifteen years ago today, SportsFilter began with this Oliver Willis post on The Rookie.

posted by Ufez Jones to general at 05:47 PM on January 24, 2017 - 31 comments

Recent Comments

Toronto Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard

I mean, yeah, the Raptors are probably renting Kawhi for a year, but I would point out that it was also "a given" that OKC were renting Paul George for a year before he went to LA and we can see how that worked out.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:59 PM on July 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This 2002 Japanese Home Run "derby" featuring Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and Bernie Williams is fascinating.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:22 PM on July 18, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Is it weird that I'm super-disturbed that they couldn't get the groups in alphabetical order? I scrolled down to group G and the article ended, and I'm like "where the fuck is Group H?" Naturally, it's between F and G.

Nice shout-out though, Rogers.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:42 PM on June 28, 2018

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

Auto-Login Isn't Working

Similar to MeatSaber, it always shows me as not logged in when I hit the front page, but if I click on a thread or refresh, I'm logged in (FireFox on Windows 10)

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:29 PM on June 05, 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

CLE by 10
PDX by 9

SAS by 7

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