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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: May 15, 2022

Ufez Jones has posted 358 links and 2,736 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

Greg Norman: LIV and Let LIV

...and Phil just pulled out of next week's PGA Championship.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:46 PM on May 13, 2022

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

That may be, beaverboard, but you really can't compare the two franchises. Jacksonville has actually been to a conference championship this century.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:21 PM on May 10, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Sweet, thanks Billiam.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:46 PM on May 06, 2022

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

A question for the SpoFites that follow the MLS: I recently drove by the new stadium being built in STL (great design and location! it's going to be huge here. I can't wait until we start getting national team games) and realized that I haven't paid much if any attention to the league since the last time I saw Oscar Pareja and Jason Kreis play a home game for the Dallas Burn at the Cotton Bowl in 2004 and I should probably catch up a bit before we kick off the 2023 season. I've added The Athletic's coverage to my feed there, but are there any other national writers that cover the league that are considered must-reads?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:58 AM on May 05, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition

My picks:

Heat in 4
Mavericks in 7
Celtics in 7
Grizzlies in 7
Top point scorer: Doncic
Top rebounder: Adebayo
Top scoring team: Grizzlies
Team scoring 130: Suns

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:34 PM on May 02, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition

Going by the metric, anyone picking any of the top three scorers (Jokic, Butler, or Tatum) or top three rebounders (Valancunias, Giannis, or Jokic/Gobert [tied for third]) should get the five bonus points, no?

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:25 PM on May 01, 2022

NBA Playoff Pickem: Conference Semifinals Edition

rcade, it doesn't look like the top 3 scorers/rebounders are counting in the standings (nobody picked Joker for scoring or Valancunias for rebounding, so I dunno if those are 'counting' or not). Several folks, yourself included, are missing points.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:27 PM on May 01, 2022

Star-Crossed Nets Bounced from Playoffs in Four Games

I'll admit to taking a bit of schadenfreude in the Nets' struggles (although less so since they traded Harden), but credit where it's due to Boston who played their asses off. I don't know what clicked for them two or so months ago, but they've been on an absolute tear since.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:22 AM on April 26, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Here's how it ended:

I've watched a lot of basketball over the years and that was one of the best games I've ever seen. Instant classic.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:45 PM on April 17, 2022

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I don't know if Howard got to see the Celts/Nets live today, but hooooooooooly shit, what a game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:18 PM on April 17, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Top point scorer: Embiid

(forgot to enter a scorer)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:12 AM on April 16, 2022

Enter the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Mavericks in 6
Grizzlies in 5
Raptors in 7
Warriors in 6
Heat in 4
Celtics in 6
Bucks in 4
Suns in 5
Top rebounder: Rudy Gobert
Top scoring team: Suns
Team scoring 130: Grizzlies

8 games is an awful lot of basketball to watch in a day and a half, but I'm ready for it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:11 AM on April 16, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 25: All the Marbles Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Nets by 17 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:03 PM on April 05, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 24: Embiid for MVP Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 6
Jazz by 5 (slam dunk)
Grizzlies by 5
Pelicans by 10 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 1
Nuggets by 9 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:56 PM on March 31, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 24: Embiid for MVP Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 8
Suns by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:44 PM on March 30, 2022