Monday, March 31, 2008

Week 3: Giddy Up

There’s a certain energy required when playing at Lake Fairfax. Normally a destination for playoff elite, this location is one of the furthest fields not just to arrive to, but also to park for. Anyone who gets stuck parking down the hill knows what I’m talking about. So, reaching Lake Fairfax is an accomplishment in itself.

A pared down Sludge accomplished to work very hard in the first half versus an amped up Hi Voltage squad. Too many non-goaly turnovers were misrepresented as excavating for underground power lines. And again, as in previous weeks, a certain Ohm would have been a nice addition to assist goal line connections. aaaaauuuuummmmm

Sludge D was consistent with an MJ-led pesky cup. Zone-turned-person D turbined to provide Sludge appropriate utility. Andrew opined: “That was key to us pulling away for the victory.” Joe cheered “Clap On!”

At 8-7, Sludge metered for a more powerful second half.

Alternating current, Sludge generated a 9-2 run. Brown really showed their energy efficiency by forcing the other team to rush their throws into turnovers and using the entire field space on O. After a knock down by NICH, the HiVo thrower was overhead saying: “"Sorry, I didn't think he was that fast when I threw it."

Many scores were:

  • resulted from Amy’s mid-flow cuts.
  • expertly thrown by Matthew.
  • caught by soft-handed/stubbed toe/bad knee(s) Gayle.

:Game Notes:
>Gayle, MJ & Bucci are understatedly…aaaaauuuusssssum!
>Lucy accomplished a fan-tastic solo.
>Cookies from opponents after the game is a turn on.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Applause to Bucci who is running/ran in a commemorative 20-mile run today to bring awareness to the importance of Sludge's twentieth season

Friday, March 28, 2008

Run, Catch, Throw

Some Non-frisbee Weekend Throw ups:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Shot in the Foot

Ever get a tingling, burning or numbness feeling...IN YOUR FOOT?

Neuroma happens when the bones of 2 toes rub against one another, pinching the nerve in btwn. Too-narrow shoes, which cram toes together, are often to blame; or performing certain aggravating activities.

:Treatment Options:
+ Cortisone injections to reduce pain;
+ Alcohol shot which destroys a portion of the nerve;
- Surgery to cut out the nerve.
- Stop wearing high-heeled shoes.

Don't be embarrassed if you see MicHael's left foot staggering on the frisbee field; he recently took the sobering step of an alcohol shot.

Da Bomb

Album review of a Detroity band by The Onion's A.V. Club :
The Dirtbombs: We Have You Surrounded

...The Dirtbombs have grown into a powerhouse no garage can contain. We Have You Surrounded, the group's fourth album, is by far its slickest and most deliberate; immaculately trimmed and fitted, it sculpts fuzz and sludge into glam-shaped, pop-drizzled nuggets ....The experimentation falls flat in places, but it's still exhilarating to hear something as stock as garage-rock fed through the Play-Doh Fun Factory of Collins' deranged brain. A.V. Club Rating: B+

-->$13 Tix for April 5th gig @ RockNRoll Hotel

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: Russ.

Q: Where in the World is Russ?

A: Russ is in Utah.

Active Listening

Body Language tidbit from Runner's World (August 2007): Listening to the sounds your body makes can help you recognize and avoid injury.

Clicking - Caused by tight muscles pulling a joint out of alignment. Improving flexibility will help.
Creaking - A muscle, tendon, or ligament is tight & needs stretching. Perform a thorough warm up.
Crunching - Usually in the neck, hands, & feet where calcification forms around joints. Usually a sign that improved joint flexibility is needed.
Pop - If followed by minor swelling, it’s a ligament pull, if followed by major swelling, it’s a muscle pull. Seek medical attention.
Snap - This can also be a muscle pull or worse a fracture of a bone. Seek medical attention if it is painful or you can’t bear weight on that area.

Note: If you hear 2+ sounds after getting outta bed, then re-seek attention from your blanket & pillow.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Week 2: apPARENTly

After a parent-approved field change, Sludge was apparently in no rush to ham it up. Down a g00se egg-to-2, brown showed remote improvement in field positioning. Whereas in Week 1, Sludge stalled at the 2/3rds area of the field; Saturday, it was the 2/7th remainder of the field (+5% improvement).

Sludge closed in on the goal line, then looked scrambled. That prank of reaching for the passenger door as the car lurches forward rings true - so close, yet so far not inside!

Sludge demonstrated hard manual labor to a tardy bearded CHap in one of the longest points evah as 'Head'Master Matthew implored Sludge to change our offensive way.

Our opponents ReRun'd the middle D to boost viewership. Frequent Nielsen rating drops did them in, giving Sludge a primo time slot. Longer cuts and cutz from the back of the stack egg-celled Sludge to a comfortable lead.

After a 4-season weather experience in the 2nd half, the game was capped at 14. Up 13-10, down one bunny, Sludge D created a turn. Then, a long distance call was placed to Bucci's Deli telling them their Cutting Machine has been found...holding the disc for the game-ending score.

:Game Notes:
Kicking the disc is not cool.
Russ enjoys rewarding poachers.
Mi Rancho is a swell after-game sponsor.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: MJ.

Q: Where in the World is MJ?

A: MJ is in snowy Cleveland.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Spring 08 Sched

Spring 2008
Week# - Date @ Location & Time (updated 04/19)

Week 1 – March 15
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 12PM

Week 2 – March 22
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 10AM

Week 3 – March 29
Lake Fairfax #2 @ 2:45PM

Week 4 – April 5
Polo Fields #1A @ 4:30

Week 5 – April 12
Montgomery Hills #1 @ 4PM

Week 6 – April 19
Anacostia #1 @ 1PM

Week 7 – April 26
Montgomery Hills #2 @ 4PM

Week 8 – May 3
JFK #3 (between the Lincoln and the WWII Memorial, south of the reflecting pool, but closest to the WWII Memorial) @ 9:30AM 12PM

Week 9 – May 10
Tourney Play @ TBD

Week 10 – May 17-18
Tourney Play @ TBD

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Run for Prez

Hold your excitement - today is the day the National President’s Challenge starts.

Here’s how it works: you commit to 30 minutes of exercise five days a week for six out of eight weeks. You keep track of your activities on the Web site. Anyone age 6 or older can participate (although if you’re under 18 the challenge is 60 minutes instead of 30). Here is a sampling of activities that qualify:

Baton Twirling (Hi Jen!)
Bicycling (Hi Chris!)
Bowling (Duck?)
Cardio Tennis (Does doubles count?)
Cheerleading (Hey Sludge fans!)
Children’s Games
Foot Bag
Gardening/Lawn Mowing
Home Repair (Bah!)
Household Tasks (Bah, bah!)
Juggling (define for yourself)
Rock Climbing
Rope Jumping
Ski Jumping
Softball (No way!)
Table Tennis
Water Aerobics (MoCo pool required)

And the last qualifying activity...sitting at your computer reading the list of qualifiying activities on the SLOG.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Subject: score?

Sludge recently took to electronic mail to continue an analogous struggle of Saturday's on-field near-goal achievements.

In rhymey alias (as used in email text):
Mandrew Slementz starts the thread looking for a "score,"
Mamy Soochee cuts to the disc,
Mandrew Slementz has a cutback,
Male Senate sends it long to: Seg Medaroth, who passes it to:
Mhristy Sopez, who has 2 throws, one left; one right, finally landing at: Muss SaMot.

As of today, no definitive point to "score."

Monday, March 17, 2008

Week 1: Food Baby

Since (almost) all of Sludge & Sludge Generation II were present and playing, your glog memory is as good as mine...

Sludge: 14 - SP: 16.

Pasta amounts are tough to estimate; you never know how much you need, either way you know it won't go to waste.

After a long winterish season, Sludge seeped to MontHills clocking in at Eastern Standard Time. Warmups were daring based on conquesting comments like:
'My oh my, the ground is so soft.',
'Wow, I am already winded.' &
'Gracious, I am really hungry.'
Other risk takers skipped intros, arriving to the ground-of-play by way of the playground.

Pickupian ways canoodled in the beginning. In the red early, Sludge came back saucey. Overall, O-cuts on the first half of the field didn't regurge nearer our goal. Closer to the goal, Sludge clumped together like cheese-on-mac. And in this season of March Madness, we all know ya gotta hit your free throws to win. A slump or two would have been beneficial...slump (1,2,3,4-5,6-7,8,9-10,11, twe-eh-eh-eh-eh-lve(Vid 2:42)...hey, a new word...Sludge Dump).

In a rare and near upsetting occurrence, the other team whipped up a zone defense before Sludge. Oh-Zone-You-Didn't!

By the 2nd half, Sludge quickly learned: if you ain't playing, then you're babysitting. Even as the team in blue unis drained well, Sludge kept to a gentle simmer yet never really boiled over. It looked promising with Russ' Jen-assisted shoe-string catch score....up 14-13!
Uncooked pasta can break easily, though. After a picked-off pass by a poacher, SnPac linguined Sludge 16-14. Sludge played really well in the well played season opener.

:Game Notes:
Christy fashioned some new kickin' cleats.
Rob proved he's been reading & wore a new Tshirt (not sure why he bought the female style.)
Gayle was placed on IR in the 2nd half. :(
Matthew is using his head again.
NICH is a speed demon!

Friday, March 14, 2008

SeasON, not OFF

On the eve of Sludge's 20th season, a motivating(?) quote from an individual who knows a thing or twenty:

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Wait...Don't Tell Me

Sludge's FOIA request was ultimately granted & we learned about our 1-game spring season.

:Good News:
No bye for B15 the first week.
Week 1 Game: 12pm EDT @ Montgomery Hills (MD).

:Bad News:
Cough up $17 to play on one scheduled Saturday.
Charlie is excu$ed from the game & thus has cursed the day with rain.

Where in the World?

Continuing "Where in the World" paying homage to the worldly mobility of Sludge.

Today's Feature: Meg.

Q: Where in the World is Meg?

A: Meg is in Abu Dhabi.

"Travelling" Meg logs the first (semi-legit) excuse of the year for missing a game.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Washington Frisbee Association Now Flying-disc Club? No.

Working for a Nuclear Free City (WfaNFC), a rock band from overseas, was tossed a mighty descriptor -- "sludgy." Given this, they must be amazing, award-winning and fridge-worthy(?).

Pulled from their myspace page: "Sludgy neo-baggy with a more sinister edge than vintage Manchester" -- (PB's 1 on Hot List)

Fresh from a gig @ DC9, check out their low-budget music video (3:50):

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Top Field Mentalist

In what could be clinically classified as 'mental,' some Sludge hooligans did play pickup last Saturday. Via Joe:
There WAS pickup this past Saturday morning thanks to Brian, who got Charlie and myself to come down. Although the Monument grounds were one big puddle, we found some high and dry ground on the far side of the Monument between 14th &15th Sts. Along with Chris, cursing Russell, Patrick and Yung (sp?), we played 3-on-3 for about 90 minutes until it started to rain.
On sale for $147.95, the real Mental Frisbee:

  • contains important timing and performance techniques
  • is the culmination of several techniques and principles combed from the minds of some of the fields top mentalists.

Disappearing Trick: Details revealed within comments

Monday, March 10, 2008

Toy Story

A recent article on an honor to a non-sanctioned piece of plastic: WHAM-O's Frisbee and Hula Hoop Named ''Best Toys of All-Time'' in an Online Poll Conducted by The Toy Guy:

60 years since WHAM-O’s inception, and still popular as ever among “kids” of all ages despite the onslaught of electronic toys and video games, WHAM-O’s Hula Hoop, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and Frisbee, which turned 50 years-old in 2007, have become household names synonymous with carefree outdoor fun for all ages.

Gratefully, those hippies in NJ had a Frisbee instead of Hula Hoop; how else would we spend our weekends?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Last Sat. to Sit

You had an excuse for missing pickup -- the precip yesterday & again/still at 9:30am EST today.

By not going, you saved time driving/biking to the field, actually playing pickup + then driving/biking home. 
TIME: +2 hours

Since you were (stuck at) home, you prepped for next weekend looking for your brown tshirt
TIME:  -30 minutes

It was a lazy day, so to induce your nap you caught up on SLOG posts. 
TIME: -1 minute

Daylight Savings Time kicks in @ 2am.  TIME: -1 hour

NET GAIN = +29 minutes

Friday, March 07, 2008

No Diving Allowed

With only ~36% of passes caught, these chaps could certainly benefit from a little frisbee practice at a pool in Montgomery Co. Speaking of practice pool...1 more Saturday until the spring season. What to do, where to go in the vicinity of the reflecting pool on the Nat'l Mall?

Video (1:18)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

On the Clock

During the NFL Draft, when a team is assigned to make a selection of a player a key phrase is proclaimed:
"On the Clock"

Beyond their similar literary structure, On the Clock & "In the Window" signals an addition is pending.

In Round 1 of the NFL Draft, teams have 10 minutes to make their choice. In later rounds, less time is allotted.

If a team doesn't make a decision within its allotted time, the team still can submit its selection at any time after its time is up, but the next team can pick before it, thus possibly stealing a player the later team may have been eyeing.

Clock time expired for Sludge, & thus unfortunately lost out on drafting rights of Liz for the spring season.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Elbow Stretch

Did You Know: It is impossible to lick your elbow?!

Calendarily, the spring season starts in 10 days. May I suggest stretching those hibernating muscles, lulled ligaments & tight tendons?

The West Valley College (Saratoga, CA) proffers "an innovative physical education teleweb course using video lessons, interactive web sites, and a self-paced manual."

Important points to remember:
  • Stretch only to your own limit
  • When you begin to feel your muscles burning (sorry) you have stretched too far
Pick your favs within the 26 Lessons/80 stretches:
#6 Pat the Back - in honor of Sludge's sportspersonship.
#60 Peekaboo - in tribute to Sludge Generation II.
#51 C Stretch - out of respect of where Sludge might B headed.

Did You Know: At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Parent Playground

The photo to the right was taken 20 days ago----->

After less than 3 weeks, Sludge's baby (youngest) member arrived to pickup at 11:01 am on Saturday happy & healthy.  Mommy hormones are still kickin' & maneuvered well as a leading Sludgey candidate of Comeback Player of the Year.

Cheer up Keller, mommy & daddy will return home soon after their Saturday AM playdate on the Nat'l Mall.