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Deep Look: The Elite/Non-Elite Player Split Beginning To Widen — Episode 17

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Are we starting to see a growing rift in the sport? In this week’s episode, we discuss the Spirit Championships with one of its lead organizers, Trent Simmons. The Spirit Championships seek to offer an alternative to the USA Ultimate Series for players and teams who are looking for a more laidback postseason tournament series.

But the announcement of the Spirit Championships opens up new conversations about the widening gap between the sport’s top athletes and the rest of the players. We talk at length about the implications of the Triple Crown Tour, professional leagues, and the non-stop focus on the sport’s elite.

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  • Space Tank

    Trent seems to have spent his entire ultimate career burning bridges. Will this be the first thing he doesn’t ruin?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.judson Nick Judson

    Enjoyed this one. I very much like the idea of different solutions for people who want different things from ultimate. No reason we all need to play the same way

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