Friday, May 30, 2008


"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer Registration

Pad your "What I Did This Summer" shpiel with some league play.

Summer League(s) Registration is open thru May 30th.
>Corporate League
>Rec League
>Intermediate League
>Advanced League
>Weekend League

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Math Problems

Sludge impressively won 2 games; lost 1 game last Saturday.

Record form: 2-1 (= 1st place)
[Analyzed] Record form: 2 + 1 (= 3rd place)

Darn you goal differentials!

Tentatively, lace 'em up again for 10 a.m. game at Anacostia on Saturday May 31st vs #2 in another unfinished pool.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Joe invites you to Memorial Day Weekend pickup.

Saturday: 10 am @ Polo Fields
Monday: 10 am @ Polo Fields
Early forecast: sunny both days, highs in the 70s on Saturday & 80 on Monday.

Assume Joe's #s prediction are weather-related & not the play-to scores.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Fore x Five

Happy Anniversary
to "An-kel"!

Twenty has been a good number for Sludge, may it be a GREAT 20th for you!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Post Season: 05.18.08

It’s 8am and you were all dressed up with no place to go. By 8:30am, other weekend days options are being formulated. Alas, the hotline A-OKs to traipse all over damply fields.

10am - FastForward
Arrival to Lake Fairfax was understandably delayed due to the final phone jeopardy. Brown was welcomed by who else? Yes, CHarlie….and the rest of Sludge.

Sludge appeared eager to begin calling “Action” to ReRun’s play. Liz kickstarted Sludge’s offense with a who-me huck. The eastern time Zone Sludge had going was viewed as very effective taking big brown to an 8-4 lead.
That’s when ReRun’s roster began to gremlin (the movie, not the car) elongating Sludge’s first game to 11-11. Russ, Fishpez, Jen & Brian arrived to star in this made-for-TV action thriller “Comeback Squashers.” Supporting contributions went to a layout D (MicHael) and a point block (MattHew).

Sludge fastforwarded through the timecap to claim victory 13-11.

Charlie made a cut outta Lk Fairfax at the end of Game 1, leaving brown for 2 more games.

12pm - What Would Charlie Think?
Brown shirts met up with RedScare - who had a pep in their step. RS was fired up; brown was down. They were the hot knife through the proverbial warm butter. Down 4-7 and our D not helping our O, a T.O. was called to help foci.


Red Scare was about to rendezvous with some Red Happy. Sludge’s happy-like-Daniel mantra exulted to an 8-7 halftime lead, onto a 9-0 upturn to a 13-7 lead, finally to a 15-8 win.

Sludge was feeling pretty good with a 2-0 start. Though, big brown’s race in Game 2 and the closeness of the concurrent game allowed a lengthy break. The lapse allowed Democratic Party math (award percentage delegates even if you don't "win" outright) to muddy up the back-to-back wins, plus talk of not counting a completed Game 2 caucus (à la Fla & Mich). To claim victory of the pool &/or advance-or-not could come down to the convention of 2 teams in the next game.

2pm - Yawn
Sludge was Gayle-less though DLuvs kindly allowed Liz to play. A close back-&-forth game initially – 6-8 at half. Sludge was unenthused allowing zoney holes and making tired mistakes. Barack sez “If it’s more of the same, then change.” Hillary sayeth "I'm in it to win it." Sludge could only support minor blips to further their cause, yet never enough to overcome the deficit.

DLuvs played mistake-free as Sludge struggled keeping up to 8-10, 10-13, & finally 10-15.

Ending the day with a loss, Sludge grappled with the conclusion of not just another season, but a darn successful one [8 wins; 3 losses]! As one Sludgey sighed 'Hmmmpphh, I guess this means the brown shirt get stored until the fall.'

Some silver linings:
+ Didn’t think we’d even get to play at all today.
+ Fresh air does a body good.

+ The ground was soft which will reduce post-game joint pain.

The pure silver lining was…in actuality, the top 3 teams advanced to the next round! Congrats Sludge on advancing to another day! Fun day hanging out with the Sludge family!!

Custom Blend

Brewed in Nigel's homestate of Minnesota, SLUDGE COFFEE, is a java shop located along Minneapolis' downtown skyway system. Their coffee is super sweet & always fresh (not old). Sure, you betcha!


Knee pain has many causes - overuse, arthritis, javelin?

Frisbees would never do such a thing....never...never ever...never, ever, ever.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Health News

After recovering nicely from a broken ribSludge's team doctor reports MJ had emergency surgery to remove her appendix.

The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine (colon). The appendix has no known function. If you already heard this snews, then this slog post also has no known function.

Again...Swift Recovery, MJ!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

BB Wins Again

2008 Preakness Winner

Gallup Poll II

Sludge & odds (1-5) fav Big Brown - the Kentucky Derby winner - drew the #7 post for the 133rd Preakness race (1 & 3-16th-mile) at Pimlico in Baltimore. BB had front hoof problems last fall and winter, but they've been fine for 3 months (what's that in horse years?). Today, the colt is rocking a new pair of glued-on (yeee-ouch!) shoes with copper clips to help adherence & some cushion for the hoof.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ready to Lace 'em Up

Mother's Day has passed, tho you can't stop the maternal instinct aftershocks. W I R E D gives a How-To: Lace Your Shoes (Dec '07):

Before you tie 'em, you have to lace 'em.

A smart stringing strategy can actually improve your game, sportswise and otherwise...

Runner's stitch. Are your dogs yapping after a jog? This method alleviates pressure points inside the sneaker to give your pups some breathing room. Start with a horizontal lace across the bottom eyelets. Go straight up and emerge from the second set, cross over to the third, and go up to the fourth. Repeat

Go Back to College

Sixteen Open & 16 Women's teams will face off for a national title May 16-18, 2008 in butte-iful Boulder, CO. This event showcases the top contenders in the 8 College Division regions at the culmination of their season. The UPA sez: there are several unexpected newcomers to this year's competition and the field is ripe for upsets.

Find out more about the teams, results, & see internet video coverage of the event.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Basket Case calls out a UK-style "Pic(k)"...nic. From SP's online article "Our top 10 green picnic accessories":

#3: Biome's Eco Picnic Basket - the woven bamboo basket contains large plates, side plates, beakers, cutlery and a Frisbee -- all made from recycled plastic -- and a fair trade woven blanket. Buy the goods at: Biome Lifestyle.
Wonder which one flies furthest...the large plate (red), side plate (yellow) or disc (green)?


How dare you be so 'presumptive!' Everything you thought you knew has been washed away. Not only are we not playing at Montgomery Hills, we are not even playing on Sunday!

[New] When: Saturday, May 17th @ Lake Fairfax field #3

[New] Four Three games at: 11:15am, 1pm, 2:45pm & 4:30pm. 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

[New] Raindate: Saturday, May 31st.

Updated 5/15

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Loo for 2

The song 'Skip to My Lou, My Darling' has taken on a whole new meaning...


Product Description: The TwoDaLoo is billed as the world's first toilet 2 people can use ... at the exact same time. It brings couples closer together & conserves our water supply all with one flush. The TwoDaLoo features two side-by-side toilet seats with a modest privacy wall in between. An upgraded version includes a seven inch LCD television and iPod docking station.

Suggested Retail Price: $1,400.00
Minimum Order: 12
Model Number: TDL-1000A
Country of Origin: China

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Channel your Pet

With the proverbial cats-&-dogs weather gone, stay sharp with your hand-eye corodniaitno.

Amy (owner of 2 cats) unleashes her knowledge of an all species-friendly frisbee catching game courtesy of the Animal Plant.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mums & Mud

Mother Nature's soggy weather last week prevented tournament play on Saturday.

So on Sunday a determined few pickuped more than flowers on Mom's Day. Charlie, Brian, Joe, Chris, Michael, Gayle, Christy, Mike, Daniel, Anna, Russ, Matthew, Charlotte, Amelia, & Liz were all dampily pampered with a foot spa (wet cleats & sox) -- a great way to relax tired, aching feet while softening dry skin.

For all those who endured 'til the very end, Joe dispensed treats...brownies!

Thursday, May 08, 2008



Ode 2 O2

In honor of Saturday's multi-games...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Week 8: After-Party

It’s not an ideal situation to use a public restroom toilet, but when **it happens, you do your business and continue with your day. All those R ickies get flushed down in the end.

Under the cool shade of an Elm tree, Sludge was forced to play 5:1 for the first point. First points tend to be, uhm, chaotic as both teams feel out each other’s strategy warm-up. The brave souls should be commended for an epic one point as the ever-lasting opener provided just enough time to gain enough for 5:2.

Down 0-3, Sludge remained determined. Jen tossed a very pretty flick bender for a score to energize a stampede to take a one-length lead (8-7) at the midpoint.

Down the stretch, Sludge D euthanized Chump’s O. The Triple Crown was achieved -- the cup was impressively stifling; the wings were super active; & the deeps were doing something while everyone’s backs were turned. Nigel showed exemplary D by running(?) swiftly to create a turn on the first throw (...behind every first throw knockdown is a great pull).

At the finish line, big brown raced off with a 15-8 victory; foreshadowing a race track victory.

Tourney Time

When: Saturday, May 10th @ Montgomery Hills #1

Three games at: 10am, 12:00pm, & 2pm.

Raindate: Saturday, May 17th. Sunday, May 18th.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Well Grounded

"Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."

Monday, May 05, 2008

Be Cool with a Warmup

Be like the climate -- warmup!

Q: Can I skip my warmup on warm days?

A: Even in summer's most sultry months, you still need a gradual transition from inactivity to activity to warm up ligaments and tendons, increase heart rate and blood flow, and gently introduce your body to the motion of running.

When the mercury climbs particularly high, skipping your warmup can lead to a too-quick increase in core temperature, which can increase your risk of heat illness. For a simple warmup, walk for 3 minutes, then alternate 30 to 60 seconds of easy jogging with the same amount of walking for a a total of five minutes. SOURCE: August 2007 RW

Pre-game birthday parties & running from your parked car to the field work just as well.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Gallup Poll

The most exciting 2 minutes in sports is happening today - the 134th Kentucky Derby. Without bias, Sludge is pulling for Big Brown, of course.  Big Brown just happens to be the fav to win (7:2 odds) in the 20-Horse Field Racing In Run For Roses.

Big Brown will have to overcome an undesirable post position in the No. 20  (a Sludge-appropriate #) slot. The only Derby winner to leave from the far outside post was Clyde Van Dusen in 1929.  But the trainer isn't concerned about the horse's starting position. He said he prefers to have Big Brown break out of the gates on the outside, which the trainer hopes should assure him of a clean start.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Week 7: Built to Last

Joe sums it up:

The game was played at Montgomery Hills and we won 15-6(?). Sludge played well and the most remarkable aspect of our play was the number of defenses we made. Chris, Russ, Matthew and Nigel all knocked down discs by coming to the disc faster than the offensive player -- it was the most number of D's I've seen by Sludge in years.

ETC...(T.M.I.)...A bad moment came towards the end of the game when Sludge was on defense. Charlie was the deep in a zone D and Bono hucked the disc into our end zone. Charlie and a twenty something on Swill went up for the disc together. Charlie tapped the disc away and came down first. The Swill player landed one foot on Charlie's foot and heard something in his knee pop. He went down and was in agony for several minutes before he was able to get up and be helped off the field. I spoke to Bono yesterday who said that the diagnosis was a torn meniscus. No word on whether surgery will be necessary.