Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The World Games 2017 Calendar for Flying Disc (Ultimate)

The event calendar for The World Games 2017 indicates "Flying Disc" (ultimate) will be played early during TWG in Wroclaw, Poland.

The Flying Disc event between United States of America, Japan, Australia, Colombia, Canada, plus Poland will start on Friday, July 21 and conclude with the final on Sunday, July 23.

The full "Ultimate Ultimate Mixed" round robin calendar currently shows only the 5-game schedule; not the teams match-ups yet.

[h/t USAU WorldGames]

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

AUDL 2017 Championship To Be Hosted in Montreal

American Ultimate Disc League announced their 2017 Championship Weekend will be played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 
The 2-day event is scheduled for August 26-27.  The announcement did not detail where games would be played. Montreal Royal play home games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium where the AUDL East Division team experiences excellent attendance.

The 2017 Championship Weekend is scheduled later than any previous AUDL championship.

Dates of AUDL Championships
2012: Aug 11
2013: Aug 3-4
2014: July 26-27
2015: Aug 8-9
2016: Aug 6-7
2017: Aug 26-27

If AUDL is still planning to start in early April, then the AUDL's 6th season will be the loooooongest season in its history.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Highlights of Madison Radicals and Wisconsin College All-Stars Game at Lambeau Field

Madison Radicals and Wisconsin College All-Stars scrimmaged during Green Bay Packers' halftime on Sunday. The 6-minute snowy ultimate (snoltimate) exhibition game on the Frozen Tundra in front of the 78,000 NFL fans was well received.

Madison Radicals (not wearing their special jerseys) were introduced as "Wisconsin's professional ultimate frisbee team" by the emcee.
The emcee does his best let's-get-ready-to-rumble with: "Let's play frisbee, gentlemen!"
The first point was a typical first point for an ultimate league -- lots of turnovers.
On the very first point, the game experienced another typical occurrence when a bystander got in the way of the field of play. A Green Bay staffer was clearing the end zone lines of snow just as a team was looking to score.

I applaud the experiment of using the actual football end zones as the ultimate EZ's - an idea I have supported since AUDL's first season.
There was no 'Lambeau Leap' during the ultimate game, though an ultimate disc was thrown into the stands after the match.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Madison Radicals Really, Really, Really Want Aaron Rodgers to Attend their Games

It started in 2014 with a free food incentive. After that season, free tickets were offered to Aaron Rodgers for each of Madison's home games - again and again.
For Sunday's showcase game in Green Bay, Madison is coming to him. And, they're bringing a personalized Radicals jersey for the Green Bay Packers' quarterback. (#12 on Madison's roster, Scott Richgels, may be concerned about his status with the team.)

Madison has repeatedly invited Mr. Rodgers to an AUDL game. I repeat: repeatedly.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Do Over: November 2016

Catch up on last month's noteworthy posts you may have missed...

  • A keepsake from Sharon Jones
  • Ultimate in the the Olympic Games! Or, maybe not.
  • Updated version of Flying Disc Sports promo
  • Makeup of Boston's championship club ultimate teams

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Special Frozen Tundra Jerseys for Madison Radicals

    The Madison Radicals are scrimmaging during halftime of Sunday's Green Bay Packers' game on the Frozen Tundra at Lambeau Field. The Radicals are playing against a team of Wisconsin college ultimate players who will be wearing newly designed ultimate uniforms that are not these.

    The college kids are getting new ultimate threads, so why not the AUDL players? 

    I present to you the very special edition "Frozen Tundra" jerseys for Madison Radicals:

    An icicle replacing the lightning bolt was attempted, but it does not show up well - trust me. Instead, long icicles hanging from the Radicals' "R" was chosen.