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Ufez Jones
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Name: S.
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: June 21, 2018

Ufez Jones has posted 351 links and 2,407 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

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

The Cleveland Cavaliers trade for sharpshooter Kyle Korver: In exchange for Korver, the Atlanta Hawks, who are officially entering rebuilding mode, receive Mike Dunleavy Jr. (who is likely headed to a third team) and a 2019 first round draft pick. Bonus links: Kevin O' Conner on why this puts the Cavs closer to a back-to-back title. What does this mean for Paul Millsap? (Toronto and Sacramento are both currently expressing interest).

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 12:01 PM on January 06, 2017 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

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

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