Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ALTimate TV

altimateMiss the live stream of semi-final & final games of USAU's College Championships?

CBS Sports Network, as part of its Alt Games programming, will offer coverage of both divisions' finals (originally completed on Monday, May 31, 2011). Other sports to be featured: skateboarding, wakeboarding, flowboarding, beach volleyball. [Updated 6/23]

Friday, June 24
Ultimate Specific Shows on CBS Sports Network
7:00pm ET: USA Ultimate College Women's Semifinals
8:30pm ET: USA Ultimate College Open Semifinals

Saturday, June 25
Mixed coverage with other ALT sports
2:00pm ET: Alt Games Preview Show featuring USA Ultimate College Championships
4:00 - 5:00pm ET: USA Ultimate Open College Championship (Wisconsin vs. Carleton College)
5:00 - 6:00pm ET: USA Ultimate Open College Championship (Wisconsin vs. Carleton College)
6:00 - 7:00pm ET: & USA Ultimate Open College Championship, (Wisconsin vs. Carleton College)

Sunday, June 26
Mixed coverage with other ALT sports
5:00 - 6:00pm ET: USA Ultimate Women's College Championship (UC Santa Barbara vs. Michigan)
6:00 - 7:00pm ET: USA Ultimate Women's College Championship (UC Santa Barbara vs. Michigan)
7:00 - 8:00pm ET: USA Ultimate Women's College Finals (UC Santa Barbara vs. Michigan)

Women's Semi-Finals: Saturday, June 25; Time: 12pm ET
Open (Men's) Semi-Finals: Saturday, June 25; Time: 1:30pm ET

Women's Final: Sunday, June 26; Time: 5pm ET

Open (Men's) Final: Sunday, June 26; Time: Unlisted...Maybe 6 or 7pm ET

"Mid-July": Women's + Men's finals to air as "stand-alone 90-minute programs".

Monday, May 30, 2011

Highlights - Day 3

Semi-final game highlights of the Sunday's action at USA Ultimate's 2011 College Championships.

Watch the Women's (2pm) & Men's (4:30pm) final game via Live Stream.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Highlights - Day 2

Next day highlights recap of the Saturday's action at USA Ultimate's 2011 College Championships.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Pickup 2011

Time for Saturday morning pickup in Washington, DC! Your attendance is always welcomed!!

Where: Polo Fields, or FDR outfields. [West Potomac Park]

When: 10am ET. 9am on HOT days.

Highlights - Day 1

First day highlights recap of the Friday's action at USA Ultimate's 2011 College Championships.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pickup this Weekend

frisbeeworksThough motorcycles will dominate DC this weekend, PICKUP will continue at the Polo Fields on Saturday AND Monday (Memorial Day) - starting at 10am.

When: 10am on Saturday, 5/28 + Monday, 5/30

Where: Polo Fields (West Potomac Park).

That's What He Said

Some memorable quotes from Dr. Tom Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of USA Ultimate during USAU’s 2011 Organizer’s Convention:

'Sport' when done right enhances human existence. -TC

Ultimate is the coolest sport on the planet. -TC

Everything good about 'sport' is already baked in Ultimate. -TC

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Comparison: Field Sizes

Since most Ultimate fields are sited within/atop existing lined fields, here is how the dimensions of the Ultimate field stack up against other sports...
Ultimate: 40 yards x 120 yards (25+70+25)
Football: 53.5 x 120 (10+100+10)
Lacrosse: 60 x 110
Soccer: 70 x 117
Basketball: 31.3 x 16.7
4 Square: 5.3 x 5.3

Ultimate field comp1

Ultimate fields are:
About 10% longer than lax
Similar length to soccer + football
Smaller width than each

Ultimate field comp2 by MattHew

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Must Frisbee TV

usau2011The top college Ultimate teams from across North America compete in Boulder, Colorado this weekend for USA Ultimate's 2011 College Championships.

The 2011 USA Ultimate College Championships will be prominently featured on CBS Sports Network as part of its Alt Games programming, debuting Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26.

Friday, June 24 (7:00-10:00 PM, ET): Open & Women’s division semifinals will air as two 90-minute programs.
Day 1 Highlights.
Saturday, June 25 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET): Highlight show
Saturday, June 25: Women’s Final
Sunday, June 26: Open Championship Final

Additionally, CBS Sports Network will live stream each of the four semifinal matches and both championship finals online.

UPDATED: Live Stream Sched posted.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011


ARMSSo much Ultimate this weekend that it hurts to cross my arms. Now what?

In pain? Crossing your arms may help [reuters / 5.23.11]

Crossing your arms across the middle of your body confuses the brain and helps reduce the intensity of pain, according to research published on Friday.

Scientists from University College London (UCL) who reported the finding in the journal Pain said they think the reason for the phenomenon is conflicting information between two of the brain's maps -- one for the body and one for external space.

"In everyday life you mostly use your left hand to touch things on the left side of the world, and your right hand for the right side of the world," Giandomenico Iannetti of UCL's department of physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience, said in a statement about the research.

He said this means the brain areas that hold the map of the right body and the map of right external space are usually activated together, leading to very effective pain processing.

"When you cross your arms these maps are not activated together anymore," he said, leading to less effective processing meaning that stimuli such as pain can perceived as weaker.

"Perhaps when we get hurt, we should not only 'rub it better' but also cross our arms," Iannetti said.

The researchers hope their discovery could lead to the development of new drugs and therapies to reduce pain that exploit the brain's way of mapping the body.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pool Play Results: 5.21.2011

Half of spring's season games were canceled, reducing playtime and spending time with teammates (Rapture?!).

:Game 1:
Sludge began 5:1 and immediately threw away scoring opportunities. 0-1. As more brown appeared, more scoring followed. The offreshense [freshness of the offense] showcased multiple catch-&-throw-a-score by Sarah, Nigel, CHris & MattHew. 5-2.

Sludge's zone D, led by Mike, Bucci & Jen, outlasted the patient CHOMPP. 8-6 at a skipped half.

Win 10-6 (capped).

:Game 2:
In a reversal of the first game, the other team started 5:1, but scored the first point. The youthful It's Biz Time took care of business to halftime, leading 1-8 (ahem, still playing 5:1).

Sludge regrouped to rapturetchet up the veteran defense and dictate pace. At 5-8, Sludge gained a moral victory "forcing" IBT to play 5:2(!). CHarlie disciplined the youngins with some timely interceptions as MicHael chased Down one in the endzone corner.

The 10-point 2nd half was certainly a bright spot; cheering up brown's spirits as much as saleskids at the lemonade stand. Loss 11-13 (capped).

:Game 3:
There were no immediate effects of Sludge's 3rd consecutive game. 1-1, 3-3, 5-6. At 8-6, Sludge began to show their steady balance versus Built2Swill - David's deep D at the endzone, Brian's huck score to Steve, and Jen & Christy scores via Joe.

At 10-7, Rachel made a diving catch at the endzone's sideline. Catch? Yes. In-bounds? Apparently not, per best perspective. Play on.

Sludge capped off(ense) the game with a dump + swing score. Win 13-9 (capped).

:Game 4:
In the most anticipated game of the day, the next game was with pickupy friends KarmaKaze. Brown controlled the initial game pace - a fairly similar pace Sludge took in finding shade during the bye between their 3rd & 4th games.

At 3-3, Sludge adhered to offensive fundamentals with a 4:3 dominance - Christy played a super wing; Rachel threw scores; Bucci's timely cuts on grass (both at home & on the field); Jen's spirited zone; & Sarah extending the field. 8-6.

Gameplay heated up just as the sun seemed to radiate on missed sunscreened spots. Russ' active handblocks continued disrupting their offensive flow. 10-7.

Win 12-11 (capped).

Just before 6pm EDT on Saturday, May 21, after 4 games on a beautiful day, the unthinkable happened...
CAPTURE!!!...of a spot to to the next round for the 3-1 Sludge!

Note: Thanks to all the Sludge parental units whom merry'd-go-round their schedules to seamlessly play intermittent points during Saturday's games.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pool Play

When: Saturday, May 21st @ Montgomery Hills

FOUR games at: 9:30am (field #2); 11am (field #1); 12:30pm (field #2); BYE @ 2pm; 3:30pm (field #2). Games to 15 if possible.

Raindate (guess): Sunday, May 22nd

Playoff Date (in case of advancement): Sunday, June 5th


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The Callahan point is the Ultimate defense-creates-your-offense strategy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sit. Bad Human.

Sitting is bad. Playing Ultimate is better than sitting.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Did You Know: Planet Platter

pluto platter
This disc is from a first mold [WPP1] of the Pluto Platter with "Wham-O" imprinted (small) once on the front of the disc plus all the (known and accepted at that time) planets around the rim. The unique story behind this disc is that Wham-O gave Fred Morrison a number of discs as part of their deal. Fred then turned around and put his own sticker on the underside of the disc and gave them away or sold them.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Strength, Speed, and Victory

NIKE seems to have taken a liking to frisbee. Hallelujah!

Thursday, May 12, 2011


ulti layout

Ultimate, you take my breath away.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Week 8: sMothering

ultimate momSludge was fashionably late in arriving, and the other team, despite fairly low numbers themselves, was eager to play. By the time everyone arrived, both teams had lots of women (Sludge had 5!), so it was agreed to play most of the game 4:3.

The first point, in contrast to last game, was a marathon. Each team choked on numerous goal-line attempts. Sludge eventually took the point, along with several others, en route to an 8-3 halftime lead.

Sludge also scored the first point in the second half before going into what has become our typical second-half slowdown. Absinthe didn't Mind to capitalize on brown mistakes as they mounted a slow-but-steady comeback.

At 11-9, the two early-season meltdowns seemed tragically embedded into Sludge's nature.

But rather than naturing, Sludge nurtured their defense-creates-offense. At 12-9, the time cap went into effect. Then, two quick scores. Win 14-9.

Per Matthew: The game was well-played, good spirited, & downright friendly. In all, a very good day.

Monday, May 09, 2011

So Many Throw Aways

Brodie Smith, a Univ of Florida Ultimate player, captures on video his insistent behavior to throwaway frisbees rather than to recycle.



Patience is a


the Disc.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Frisbee Finger Malady

Frisbee Drawback Frisbee Finger Is Bothersome Malady
[Lewiston Evening Journal - Aug 7, 1975]
By Warren E Leary (AP Science Writer)

BOSTON (AP) Now it’s the “Finger finger.”

While it hardly could be called a major medical problem, a doctor says tossing the popular plastics discs can cause an abrasion on the middle finger of the throwing hand. The bothersome, but easily malady is Frisbee finger.

“We have found that Frisbee finger has a higher rate among city dwellers,” the authors [a doctor & medical student] say, because constant use of the Frisbee on hard surfaces (such as concrete) produces jagged edges, which intensify and facilitate the abrasive action on the middle finger.

“The syndrome does occur with overuse of smooth-edged Frisbees as well, however, and should not be ruled out in subjects in more rural settings.”

The best treatment for Frisbee finger is abstinence, they say, since continued use of a Frisbee will rip off a bandage and irritate the skin.

A spokesman for [WHAM-O] said the company was aware that the plastic discs could get rough edges with wear.

frisbee finger

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Week 7: Fencing

pickup frisbeeAfter 4 weeks of rainouts, you’d figure Sludge’s defense AND offense would be a bit rusty. Well, Brian quickly oiled BOTH by scoring a Callahan on the very first point!

Besides point #1 gimme, it was a back-&-forth game versus Backhand’d Compliment. 1-0, 2-2, 2-3, 4-4. Jen & Sarah (playing savage) made great cuts as Nigel actively caught scores. Andrew and CHarlie were both in-game rehabbing, and also kept the O going.

The O flow was generally scattered tho Sludge kept their offense close to the sidelines. Sludge consistently wasted a more than few O ops close to the end zone by some high-count tosses & bcs-of-wind throwaways. This was a time to catch up (socially), but Joe casually reminded brown “Less talking, more running.” True, game pace was set at PICKUP with Sludge +1 at half.

The defense was more like a chain link fence with gaping holes the size of passing lanes. Sludge’s D seemed to have found ‘religion’ on Saturday, that’s why its Zone was so “holey”. Granted, the experienced BH’dC shredded Sludge’s zone; their turnovers were typically unforced errors.

Toward the end of the game, Sludge exceeded the 12-point mark (YEAH!), 13-11. Whoever was less injured played the next few points and finding the end zone 2 more times. Win 15-12.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A Dog Teeth Dog World

If/when true, then would deffo be human's best friend...
frisbee dog
"He (the dog) has sensitive teeth..."

Monday, May 02, 2011

Original Tv Programming

catch iT

ESPN Catch Cornbread T-Shirt [sportiq]

Info: 100% cotton vintage washed tee with distressed screen print of "1979 World Frisbee Championship - CATCH IT." Pays homage to ESPN's original programming line-up and logos. ESPN debuted as a nighttime cable channel on September 7, 1979. Image has similar look as NOFX record album. View ESPN Press Release.

Price: $28.00