Obviously we didn’t have time to preview every team in the field. Our pools and seeds post discussed a little news on each team but we wanted to go ahead and give the briefest of thoughts in a more news-like manner on some of the more notable players, occurrences and oddities of the teams attending. In alphabetical order.
Posted in CCC 2010, previews, previews, Ultimate frisbee
Tagged agent orange, alabama, andrew wilkes, ben slade, burning couch, chris mullinix, clemson, daniel petronio, derek o'kelley, duf, emory, florida state, gamecocks, joint chiefs, juice, kennesaw state, lsu, michael arenson, michael t. banning, michigan state, night train, phil brock, purple haze, sean o'kelley, south carolina, taylor goforth, tennessee, tim brady, virginia
Apologies for the delay in the recap.
We were hoping to find some photos of the observers and players in action. Alas, it was not to be. We did, however, find the above video. It’s a highlight reel from Auburn from the weekend. You can get a glimpse at the observers in action in various shots.
This weekend was, in our opinion, a good showing of some of what Ultimate could potentially become if all the powers-that-be get their heads and acts together and take the best of all worlds. It’s clear that Ultimate is moving towards a more observer based officiation system. Anyone who plays Ultimate at any kind of competitive level should be for this. It makes NO sense to avoid it.
Now, the current question is: How much of the UOA’s system should or should not be adopted into the future of Ultimate?
Posted in recaps, UOA Season
Tagged agent orange, alabama, auburn, crimson tide, lsu, mike gerics, purple haze, tennessee, tim brady, Ultimate, UOA
Three (nearly) full tournaments were played this weekend, in what proved to be the first weekend of the preseason that was not severely affected by inclement weather. That being said, teams attending Queen City Tuneup had to deal with snow and shortened round times while teams attending Mardi Gras had to deal with bayous encroaching into the middle of the field. Meanwhile, President’s Day frolicked out West like one would expect Californians to.
After the jump is this weekend’s recap. It may be of some interest to many of you but we are making some efforts to get in touch with the UPA, Mike Gerics and George Mason’s Ultimate program to try and sort out just what went down this last weekend. It would be somewhat of a tragedy in our opinion if the UPA decided to go through with what, at the moment, seems like a rash and harsh decision.
That being said, we’re reserving judgment for the time being because, having played against Gerics and knowing his history, we would not be the least bit surprised if this suspension was deserved.
Perhaps we shouldn’t say anything in order to avoid alienating any of the parties involved but we wanted you, the readers, to know that we’re on the case to get the story from all involved. Good luck to all teams searching for sanctioned games.
Posted in Ultimate frisbee, weekend roundup
Tagged alabama, andrew schroeder, cal, cal-poly SLO, carleton GOP, daniel vermaelen, east carolina, eric hsu, evan klane, george mason, georgia, georgia southern, georgia tech, grinnell, hellfish bonanza, illinois, iowa state, jake smart, jesse von fange, josh nickerson, justion elliot, ken porter, kris thomson, kyle gordon, lsu, mardi gras, michael arenson, michigan state, mike gerics, minnesota, music city tuneup, nc state, north park, notre dame, pitt, president's day, queen city tune up, sdsu, suspension, taylor nilan, texas, ucsb, ucsd, Ultimate frisbee, upa, vanderbilt, walden nelson, weekend roundup, wilmington 8s, wisconsin
By the end of the third round at CCC we determined that we could no longer depend on anything. The entire world was upside down and we were very cold. These are a couple of categories that we thought up that really sorted out the mirey muck that was the Saturday of CCC 2009.
Posted in CCC 2009, recaps, recaps, Ultimate frisbee
Tagged alabama, ben slade, CCC, chain lightning, clemson, david berendes, emory, notre dame, robert runner, south carolina, texas, weather