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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: October 21, 2021

Ufez Jones has posted 357 links and 2,664 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

Chicago White Sox Hire Tony La Russa as Manager: Tony La Russa has been hired at age 76 to manage the Chicago White Sox, his first time as skipper since leaving the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011, ESPN's Jeff Passon tweeted Thursday afternoon. This makes him the third oldest manager ever behind Jack McKeon at age 80 in 2011 and Connie Mack at age 87 in 1950. Only three others managed teams in their 70s.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 02:14 PM on October 29, 2020 - 18 comments

The Miami Marlins cancel their home opener after 12 players, 2 coaches test positive for COVID-19.: The Marlins have not left Philadelphia, where they played a series over the weekend. It's unclear right now if the game will be considered a forfeit or will attempt to be made-up during the shortened 60-game season. As of now, tonight's Phillies/Yankees game is still scheduled to be played.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 10:07 AM on July 27, 2020 - 9 comments

Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs' death ruled accidental overdose. : The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office stated that Skaggs died of terminal aspiration as a result of use of Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and alcohol. Skaggs' family stated that they "were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels".

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 05:42 PM on August 30, 2019 - 1 comment

How former ref Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games: ESPN's Scott Eden takes a deep dive into the Donaghy saga. Well worth the long read.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:10 PM on February 20, 2019 - 10 comments

MLB and MLBPA announce a deal with the Cuban Baseball Federation that allows Cuban baseball players a safe and legal way to sign with a MLB club.: The objective of the agreement, which is the product of years of negotiations with the FCB, is to end the dangerous trafficking of Cuban players who desire to play professional baseball in the United States, a practice that has been documented in legal proceedings and media reports, and which has caused significant hardship to Cuban players and their families.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 09:13 PM on December 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem

Holy shit, a geekyguy sighting! What up?

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:08 PM on October 19, 2021

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Should've known better than to pick the Bills in Nashville (and lock it to boot). They have bad mojo there.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:03 PM on October 19, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem

My picks:

Nets by 3
Lakers by 7
Celtics by 6
Suns by 9
Mavericks by 11
Warriors by 10
Nets by 12
Suns by 4

*lights a Kristaps Porzingis prayer candle*

Let's go Mavs!

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:02 PM on October 18, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

My picks:

Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Jaguars by 3
Bears by 4
Bengals by 11 (lock)
Colts by 6
Rams by 21 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Panthers by 3
Ravens by 3
Browns by 4
Raiders by 7
Cowboys by 14 (lock)
Steelers by 3
Bills by 8 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:28 PM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 6: Chucky Got Chucked Edition

If the NFL really wants to expand their market abroad, they may want to consider offering a game over there that is more appealing to watch than a colonoscopy video. Just a thought.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:47 PM on October 14, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 5: Urban's Daily Grind Edition

My picks:

Seahawks by 3
Jets by 3
Packers by 7
Vikings by 10 (lock)
Broncos by 6
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Saints by 4
Panthers by 9 (lock)
Titans by 6
Patriots by 6
Raiders by 7
Chargers by 3
Cowboys by 21 (lock)
Cardinals by 9
Bills by 6
Ravens by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:10 PM on October 07, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 4: 66 Yard Edition

My picks:

Bengals by 14 (lock)
Falcons by 3
Bills by 17 (lock)
Bears by 7
Cowboys by 10
Dolphins by 3
Browns by 3
Saints by 9
Titans by 11 (lock)
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Rams by 6
Seahawks by 3
Ravens by 8
Packers by 6
Buccaneers by 17 (lock)
Chargers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:07 PM on September 30, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 3: Cardiac Cardinals Edition

My picks:

Panthers by 5
Bills by 3
Browns by 6
Ravens by 17 (lock)
Titans by 3
Chiefs by 6
Saints by 7
Giants by 3
Steelers by 6
Cardinals by 21 (lock)
Broncos by 9 (lock)
Raiders by 13 (lock)
Rams by 3
Vikings by 3
49ers by 6
Cowboys by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:29 PM on September 23, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

Revised picks:

Washington by 6
Bears by 3
Browns by 21 (lock)
Rams by 9
Bills by 7
Patriots by 11 (lock)
49ers by 6
Steelers by 10
Saints by 8
Broncos by 14 (lock)
Cardinals by 7
Buccaneers by 27 (lock)
Chargers by 6
Seahawks by 11 (lock)
Chiefs by 3
Packers by 9 (lock)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:26 PM on September 16, 2021

NFL Pickem Week 2: Pay Chandler Jones the Money Edition

My picks:

Washington by

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:17 PM on September 16, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

Revised picks:

Ravens by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:47 PM on September 07, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NFL Pickem

My picks:

Buccaneers by 19 (lock)
Falcons by 3
Bills by 8
Vikings by 6
49ers by 19 (lock)
Titans by 6
Seahawks by 3
Washington by 3
Panthers by 5
Jaguars by 6
Chiefs by 9
Dolphins by 6
Packers by 7
Giants by 3
Rams by 7

I guess we'll see if I stick with this once the NBA comes back around, but for now, why not?

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on September 07, 2021

Bishop Sycamore, Patron Saint of Football

This is such an insane story and it keeps getting better/worse with each layer that is peeled off of the onion.

ESPN getting duped is just the extra *chef's kiss*.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:58 PM on August 31, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Wow, that was a flashback. Lotta names in there I haven't seen in a while (both athletes and SpoFites).

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:17 PM on August 11, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Super Bowl 0x37 Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 5 (lock)
Passer: Tom Brady
Rusher: Clyde E-H
Receiver: Watkins
Player with interception: Mathieu
Player with sack: Pierre-Paul
Player with first turnover: Mahomes
Super Bowl MVP: Mahomes
Tiebreaker: 61

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on February 07, 2021