Monday, January 31, 2011

Bucket Disc

ultibucketThe name says it all.

The Ultimate Bucket

Info: If you've been to an Ultimate tournament, you've seen players toting around buckets. Waterproof, crush-proof, doubles as a seat...pretty good idea, right?

The Ultimate Bucket takes this idea & runs with it. Adding a more comfortable seat, a higher-quality lid, a pocket for easy access, and an ergonomic strap, our bucket is a tailor-made solution for every Ultimate player.

Price: $35.00

Poached from: SKYD Mag

Friday, January 28, 2011

Overthrow Overview

frisbee overthrowWhole lotta talk about "overthrows" lately - especially in Sudan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt & Yemen.

An OVERTHROW may result in a TURNOVER - in both government and Ultimate.

A government overthrow is a political game where a change in government happens due to force or a coup.
Of course, Ultimate is a passing game where a team throws the disc to teammates. An overthrow may happen bcs of a poorly thrown disc &/or good defense, and results in a change of possession.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

iGrab iFad

As touchscreen computer layouts become more popular, mousepads may soon become a relic to archive.

iGratuitous mousepad

Info: Accessorize your desk with an Ultimate layout silhouette (a la iPod dancer theme ads). Durable cloth cover is dust and stain resistant with a non-slip backing.

Size: 9.25" x 7.75"

Price: $10.95

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow Show

snow treeWinter brought us dumps of snow last year, today could be our first show of 'snow' AND its related inclement 'new snow'.

This Afternoon: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 34. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly before midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 28. North wind between 8 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Say "Sludgeys"

Sludge Team All smiles after the bellyful 2010 SLUDGEYs. (1/22/2011)

Sludgeys 2010

SIXTH Annual Sludgey Awards

Wash, DC ~ Saturday, January 22, 2011

Congrats to all nominees, participants & winners.

Awards History: 2009 . 2008 . 2007 . 2006.

Best Reclamation Award

Best Fashion Award

Best Sludge Addition

Best Captain Award

Best Food Offering (not at OBX)

Most Entertaining Point Award

Most Improved/Worsened Award

#1 Fan Award

Most Offensive Award

Best Food Offering (at OBX)

Biggest Best Brown Movement Award

Best Create Space Award

Biggest Traveler Award

Best Performance Award

Most Defensive Award

Best Create Space Award [runner-up]

Best Excuse for Missing a Game Award

Best Rookie Award

World Peace Award

Best/Most Offensive Play (Group)
Sludge for playing well enough during our 25th season!

Best/Most Defensive Play on Defense (Group)
Sludge’s exemplary D at the windiest game at Anacostia (spring 2010)

Spirit of the Game Award (on/off the field)
Sludge Generation II


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy frisBee Day!

ulti cake
Happy Birthday, Frisbee!

On this Day in History (1957), the Frisbee was born. Frisbees, née Pluto Platters, are made out of polyethylene & manufactured using computer aided design software to create a model.

Friday, January 21, 2011


plungeThis more-can-than-candy won't be accepted at this weekend's potluck.

'Nuclear' candy turns out to be toxic

US authorities issued a recall Friday for a brand of Pakistan-made candy called Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars because it turns out the sweets actually are toxic.

Tests showed that the cherry flavoring in the chew bars contained extremely high levels of lead - 0.24 parts per million when the US limit is 0.1.

"That potentially could cause health problems, particularly for infants, small children, and pregnant women," the FDA said.

The recall affects all flavors of the candy and all the bars the company ever made from its inception in 2007 until January 2011. The candy was imported from Pakistan by an Indiana-based company called Circle City Marketing and Distributing, which said it has not received any reports of sickness from the product.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ultimate Venn Diagram

Explaining Ultimate using overlapping frisbee-like shapes enabling to organize information logically. Make sense to you?

venn ultimate
More CHARTered territory: Flow . Foldable .

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weekend Prep

wine frisbeeThe smell of metal soldering is in the air. Time to rehearse your line "I've never won anything before...last year!"

SLUDGEY Awards Gala Soirée 2010

When: Saturday, January 22

Time: 6pm EST

Where: At Joe's House

Dress: Formal Attire appreciated

Luck is what you will need during THE SLUDGEYS.
A potluck is needed for the dinner portion of the evening's events. Whatcha bringing?

CHarlie (Nancy) = brown bread
Andrew (w/o andrew) = brown chocolate cake
Matthew = chili
Mike = brown ale
Christy = salad + brown rice rice crispie treats in the shape of flying discs
Rachel = lentil dish
Gayle = beer
David = almond-herb brown rice side dish

Friday, January 14, 2011



“Approach all situations
with a joyful mind.”

-- Jeff Bridges

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Makes "Census"

sensesBucci got some inside info on this daily feature for the US Census Bureau (USCB). Looks like the UCSB counts sum-thing else besides people...

"Profile America" [Census Bureau] -- Thursday, January 13th.

To some, it's a toy -- to others, it's a piece of serious sporting equipment. Either way, the Frisbee as we know it was introduced on this date in 1957, giving people of all ages, along with some talented dogs, an excuse for hours of fun. The name is thought to have come from the Frisbee [sic: Frisbie] Baking Company, which baked pies for colleges in New England for many years. Students soon discovered the empty pie tins could be sailed through the air. In 1948, Walter Morrison invented a plastic version, which he called the "pluto platter," to cash in on the UFO craze. Today, the Frisbee is an established part of the inventory of the nation's nearly 22,000 sporting goods stores, which ring up sales of more than $34 billion annually.

Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 7585. U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, NAICS 45111, Table 1

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Huck Finn-ished

huckCensorship has stricken 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', meanwhile restricted supply has caught up with this Ultimate shirt.

Huck It Deep! t-shirt

Info: A fun Ultimate Frisbee t-shirt with an old school couple chatting. The guy says "Huck it deep, I'll cut for you". A nice gift idea for something completely different. 100% cotton t-shirt, adult sizing.

Price: $16.99 / OUT OF STOCK

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Having a Field Day

Todays' date - 1/11/11 - reminds me of the linear simplicity of ONE ultimate frisbee field. The 11's being the end zones & each one of the horizontal sidelines represented by "/".

Monday, January 10, 2011

Rock, Paper, Etcetera

Absorb the "ultimate Rock Paper Scissors spin off chart." Shockingly, ROCK beats once-in-a-lifetime FIRE! Plus, PAPER beats (endless) WATER.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Keep Reading

rules11thParts of Article IV & V were mistakenly skipped over in yesterday's reciting of the US Constitution.

Article IV & V of the 11th Edition Rules:

IV. Equipment
A. Any disc acceptable to both team captains may be used. If they cannot agree, the current Official Disc of the USAu is used.
B. Players may wear any soft clothing that does not endanger the safety of other players or provide unfair advantage.
C. Cleats with dangerous parts, such as metallic baseball cleats, track spikes, or worn or broken studs with sharp edges, are not allowed.
D. Each player must wear a uniform or other clothing distinguishing that player from players on the other team. In tournament play, matching uniforms and numbered jerseys are recommended.
E. Players may not use clothing or equipment to unfairly inhibit or assist the movement of the disc or another player.

V.Length of Game
A. Game to goals: A game is played until one team first reaches or exceeds the game total*, with a margin of at least two goals or until a cap is reached.
*The game total is the pre-determined number of goals required to win the game. In a "game to 15," the game total is 15.
1. Caps are maximum score limits imposed before or during a game to limit the time required to declare a winner. The game ends when one team's score first reaches the cap.
a. A point cap is a maximum score limit imposed before the event.
b. A soft time cap is a maximum score limit imposed during a game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed.
c. A hard time cap is the ending of the game once a predetermined time of play has elapsed and after the current scoring attempt is completed. If the score is tied, play continues until one additional goal is scored.
2. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.
3. A standard game has a game total of 15, with a point cap of 17.
B. Halftime begins when one team's score first reaches or exceeds half of the game total, and lasts ten minutes.
C. Overtime begins when the score is tied at one goal less than the game total (e.g., in a game with a game total of 15 goals, overtime begins when the score reaches 14-14).


The 6th Annual SLUDGEYS (2010) are 15 days away! What TwO-TwO Do?? Emotionally prepare yourselves.

When: Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time: 6pm EST.

Where: Joe's Clubhouse (Washington, DC)

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Piggy Bank

Reminder 1a: Payments are due to Andrew, Joe & Nigel for supporting your eating &/or drinking habits while at OBX.

Reminder 1b: Date your checks with the New Year ... '2011'.

Aloud Allowed

spirit frisbeeToday is as good a day as any to read aloud the U.S. Constitution Spirit of the Game - the guiding principle of Ultimate Frisbee.

From the Preface:"The integrity of Ultimate depends on each player's responsibility to uphold the Spirit of the Game, and this responsibility should remain paramount."

From Section 1. Introduction, item B. "Spirit of the Game. Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players."

[SOURCE: Official Rules of Ultimate: 11th Edition]

Did You Know? The Official Rules of Ultimate: 11th Edition is 42 pages long -- 33 pages detailing the 19 Articles + 9 pages of Appendices, background info, etc.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Plastic Candy

How sweet is this frisbee & disc archive?

Celebrate a shared love of plastic hoarding at The Frisbee Collective - Blogsbee. Search discs by category: advertisement, artifacts, championship, misc, team-club, tournament-festival, tv-film-music & vintage.

Here's my fave --a UPA disc with the states aroud the edge...


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Grin-Go & Listen

grinGOWas one of your New Year's resolutions to support more local music? Good news!

Watch/listen MicHael percuss with local acoustic talent GRINGO [swaggering, whiskeyed, tumbleweed blues].

Where: Jammin Java in Vienna, VA

When: 7:30pm on January 5, 2011

Why: Viva las Northern Virginia! All ages venue!

Monday, January 03, 2011

'House' U Doin?

The List of Recent Homebuyers just welcomed Bucci! Located in Wash, DC Silver Spring, the one-story brick home features a front area to play frisbee catch & a stealthy roof where wayward discs could land.