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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 02, 2021

Ufez Jones has posted 357 links and 2,650 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

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

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition

My picks:

Clippers by 4
Celtics by 8
Bucks by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 5
Warriors by 13 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:10 PM on February 02, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks

I pet-sat/dog-walked in Dallas in the mid/late aughts and had a few clients in HP/UC. There are some absolutely ridiculous properties there.

(I also had a client who lived just East of Downtown and was a neighbor of Josh Howard which was awesome since that was my peak Mav fandom. I'd often see Devin Harris's and Marquis Daniels's cars over there, and once or twice Jerry Stackhouse's. No Dirk sightings though).

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:30 AM on February 02, 2021

Lions Trading Matthew Stafford to Rams for Goff, Draft Picks

Bonus for Stafford: he can hang out with his High School buddy Clayton Kershaw (they went to Highland Park in Dallas together).

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:49 AM on February 01, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition

My picks:

Heat by 5
Trail Blazers by 9 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 12 (slam dunk)
Jazz by 4
Lakers by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:09 PM on January 27, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championship Round

My picks:

Packers by 6
Bills by 4
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Aaron Jones
Receiver: Kelce
Player with interception: Savage

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:53 AM on January 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition

My picks:

76ers by 6
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 4
Jazz by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 7
Suns by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:42 PM on January 19, 2021

NFL Playoff Pickem: Divisional Round

My picks:

Packers by 6
Bills by 4
Chiefs by 9
Saints by 10
Passer: Aaron Rodgers
Rusher: Kamara
Receiver: Adams
Player with interception: Mathieu

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:09 PM on January 14, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition

My picks:

Nets by 7
Clippers by 11
Heat by 4
Nuggets by 6
Bucks by 7
Lakers by 12
Suns by 8
Bucks by 10
Lakers by 18

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:32 AM on January 12, 2021

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

Revised picks:

Player with interception: Quandre Diggs

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:03 AM on January 09, 2021

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

Ha, shows how closely I've followed football this year.

Amending to Quandre Diggs.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:03 AM on January 09, 2021

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

Bills by 14 (lock)
Seahawks by 9 (lock)
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Ravens by 6
Saints by 9 (lock)
Steelers by 4
Passer: Lamar Jackson
Rusher: Kamara
Receiver: Metcalf
Player with interception: Mathieu

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:15 PM on January 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition

My picks:

Heat by 6
Clippers by 11
76ers by 12 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 3
Pelicans by 9 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:57 AM on January 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition

Looks like actually do. Weird.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:56 AM on January 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition

Are the Clippers and Warriors playing twice this week or is that sixth game incorrect?

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:48 AM on January 05, 2021