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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: February 03, 2023

Ufez Jones has posted 358 links and 2,808 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

NBA Pickem Week 11: Paolo Banchero Edition

My picks:

Cavaliers by 8 (slam dunk)
Bucks by 5
Lakers by 7
Warriors by 12 (slam dunk)
76ers by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:16 PM on February 02, 2023

NFL Playoff Pickem: Conference Championships Edition

My picks:

Eagles by 4
Bengals by 6
Passer: Joe Burrow
Rusher: Christian McCaffrey
Receiver: Ja'Marr Chase
Player with sack: Haason Reddick

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:00 PM on January 29, 2023

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It's a shame the 76ers and Nuggets only play twice a year cause this Saturday afternoon Jokic vs Embiid matchup is a lot of fun.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:39 PM on January 28, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 10: Figure This Shit Out Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)
Suns by 4
Nuggets by 6
Knicks by 3
Celtics by 9 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:57 PM on January 26, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 10: Figure This Shit Out Edition

My picks:

Celtics by 6
Clippers by 9 (slam dunk)
76ers by 16 (slam dunk)
Warriors by 4

The Celtics injury report is ugly, but they're also 7-0 this season the second night of back to backs! (I don't take that seriously. But the NBA is wacky as hell sometimes and I can totally see the C's reserves hustling out a rando win on national TV).

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:03 PM on January 24, 2023

NFL Playoff Pickem Week 2: Divisional Round

My picks:

Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Eagles by 6
Bills by 17 (lock)
Cowboys by 3
Passer: Patrick Mahomes
Rusher: McCaffrey
Receiver: Ceedee Lamb
Player with interception: Gardner-Johnson

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:11 AM on January 21, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 9: Phoenix Sunset Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 6
Suns by 4
Mavericks by 6
Grizzlies by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:14 PM on January 19, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 9: Phoenix Sunset Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 7 (slam dunk)
Clippers by 4
Mavericks by 12 (slam dunk)
Nuggets by 15 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:36 PM on January 17, 2023

Enter the NFL Playoff Pickem

My picks:

49ers by 17 (lock)
Jaguars by 6
Bills by 15 (lock)
Vikings by 3
Bengals by 24 (lock)
Buccaneers by 7
Passer: Josh Allen
Rusher: Tony Pollard
Receiver: Justin Jefferson
Player with interception: Jessie Bates

Going in largely blind here. Doubt it'll make much difference.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:10 PM on January 14, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 8: 40-for-40 Edition

Revised picks:

Celtics by 8 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:48 PM on January 12, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 8: 40-for-40 Edition

Revised picks:

Lakers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:24 PM on January 12, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 8: 40-for-40 Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 7
Nuggets by 9 (slam dunk)
Nets by 6
Mavericks by 8
Spurs by 3
Nuggets by 4
Heat by 6
Heat by 8
Grizzlies by 4

A last-minute change of heart in the Nets/Pelicans game last week led to an 18-point swing. Maybe second-guessing myself isn't always a bad thing.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:30 PM on January 11, 2023

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Condolences to your family, rcade. I worked in Vet Med for a number of years and took part in countless good-byes. It never gets any damn easier.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:15 PM on January 10, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 7: 71 Points and 11 Assists Edition

Revised picks:

Nets by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on January 06, 2023

NBA Pickem Week 7: 71 Points and 11 Assists Edition

My picks:

Bucks by 3
Heat by 7 (slam dunk)
Mavericks by 5
Nuggets by 8
Pelicans by 10 (slam dunk)
Suns by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:00 PM on January 04, 2023