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Ufez Jones
Name: S.
Location: StL
ZIP: 63139
Gender: disgruntled goat, MFFL
Member since: February 04, 2002
Last visit: September 25, 2022

Ufez Jones has posted 358 links and 2,751 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

Grambling State set to hire Art Briles as offensive coordinator: Briles was fired as head coach of Baylor University in 2016 after an external investigation found that he and other University officials had suppressed information and failed to take action regarding a years-long string of alleged sexual assaults committed by football players. In the time since he was fired from Baylor, Briles has coached at the High School level and served stints in the CFL and an Italian Football league, but up to this point he had been considered untouchable by NCAA programs.

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 01:29 PM on February 24, 2022 - 6 comments

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

Recent Comments

NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition

Revised picks:

Bears by 5
Raiders by 6
Chiefs by 17 (lock)
Bills by 10
Vikings by 4
Patriots by 3
Bengals by 9
Eagles by 8
Panthers by 3
Chargers by 13 (lock)
Rams by 14 (lock)
Seahawks by 8
Buccaneers by 6
49ers by 4
Giants by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:43 AM on September 25, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 3: Jaguar Juggernaut Edition

My picks:

Browns by 3

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:56 PM on September 22, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition

Revised picks:

Browns by 7
Lions by 6
Saints by 3
Giants by 6
Steelers by 6
Colts by 7
Ravens by 9
Rams by 16 (lock)
49ers by 6
Bengals by 13 (lock)
Broncos by 9 (lock)
Raiders by 8 (lock)
Packers by 7
Bills by 17 (lock)
Vikings by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:03 PM on September 17, 2022

NFL Pickem Week 2: Are You Ready for Jeff Bezos Edition

My picks:

Chiefs by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:04 PM on September 15, 2022

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Agreed. It was said several times by McEnroe and crew, but that kid has got some icy veins for his age.

Great effort by Tiafoe too. He fought his ass off.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:39 AM on September 10, 2022

The SportsFilter NFL Pickem is Back

My picks:

Bills by 4
Saints by 3
49ers by 7
Bengals by 13 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Patriots by 3
Ravens by 10
Jaguars by 7
Panthers by 5
Colts by 13 (lock)
Titans by 6
Vikings by 3
Chiefs by 6
Chargers by 6
Buccaneers by 9
Broncos by 7

I assume I'm going to have a rough start to the season. I can give you a pretty decent summary of what's happened in the (more batshit than usual) NBA off-season but have paid little to no attention to the goings on in the NFL.

But thanks for alerting me they start this weekend Rogers!

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:16 PM on September 08, 2022

MLB Teams Will All Play Each Other in 2023

Combination of this post + me seeing the Cardinals email announcing the 2023 Schedule led to a brief moment of hope that I might get to see the Rangers live next year.

Cards play a three-game series in Arlington in early June.


posted by Ufez Jones at 05:14 PM on August 24, 2022

Dallas Cowboys Worth More Than Any Team on Earth

It's kind of amazing. Depending on your perspective, Jones is either a shining beacon of capitalist success or the epitome of failing upwards.

Having spent about equal time in both now, I will say that Cardinals fans in St. Louis, while entitled as all get out, aren't anywhere near the level of Cowboys fans in the DFW area. Like, not even close.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:02 PM on August 02, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Wayne Rooney reaches agreement to coach MLS club D.C. United.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:24 AM on July 11, 2022

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I've taken the past few years off from all fantasy, but I'd be in if we get a big enough group, TBH.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:10 AM on June 22, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Finals Round

I came pretty close to giving up on it, but took my dog out after the 3rd ended and by the time we got back in Boston had just finished up the 7-0 run to start the 4th so I stuck with it.

Finals tip times are always brutal for East Coasters.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:25 PM on June 03, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Finals Round

My picks:

Celtics in 6
Top point scorer: Tatum
Top rebounder: Horford
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Celtics
Series MVP: It's a team trophy, really, but it goes to Marcus Smart
Top fouler: Draymond Green
Three-point shooter: Steph Curry
Winning team points last game: 97

It doesn't happen often, so I'm always happy to have a team to root *for* in the Finals. Lifelong Okie State fan (although the lone college grad in my family that isn't an alum) + transplant that is seflishly extremely happy that some portion of mainstream (read: over 25 y/o) St. Louis is actually paying attention to the NBA thanks to Jayson Tatum = Let's go Boston (not a phrase I'm particularly comfortable with, tbh).

Also really hoping for Howard that he gets to see it happen live, because that would be pretty great.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:33 PM on June 02, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Finals Round

Yeah, Luka needs to get in better shape (fans know it, the Mavs know it, he knows it), but at the end of the day they exceeded (reasonable) expectations for the season - which were largely set as "win a playoff series" - and, perhaps most importantly for the future, found a way to resolve the Porzingis issue.

As disappointing as the WCF shook out, it's worth bearing in mind that before this playoff run you had to dig down to Davis Bertans before finding a Maverick player that had ever won a NBA Playoff series (and that was coming off the bench for the Spurs five years ago), and Jason Kidd's lone playoff victory as a coach was with the 2013-14 Brooklyn Nets. Going up against a team whose core went to five straight Finals and won three of them not terribly long ago. Not saying that was the only factor in the WCF by any means, but I do think it was a very large one.

(and yes, I realize that picking BOS in 6 runs almost exactly counter to that point. I have my reasons. Hush.)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:46 PM on June 02, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition

My picks:

Celtics in 7
Mavericks in 6
Top point scorer: Tatum
Top rebounder: Draymond
Top scoring team: Mavericks
Team scoring 130: Celtics

Just praying to the basketball deities we don't wind up with a Heat/Warriors final. It may make for good sports, but blech.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:42 PM on May 16, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

That was something, eh? The echoes of the Suns fans booing their own team as they headed to the locker room at halftime of a Game 7 will be filling my cup today.

Sitting on that butt-kicking is gonna make for a long summer for CP3 and Book.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:37 AM on May 16, 2022