Seattle Sockeye’s Sam Harkness left this comment on Jack Marsh’s op-ed from Monday:
Ultimate may already have its own version of the Onion, but the real Onion decided to get in on the ribbing:
Regardless of your feelings on spirit of the game, it is refreshing to play a sport where this conversation is basically not entertained as a legitimate approach.
“As observing referees, teachers at my school and I have created ‘Language Fouls’, where students caught using languages other than English automatically lose the frisbee to the other team.”
Well, you gotta give it up to MLU’s Jeff Snader and Nic Darling. Whether you agree or disagree, you’ve probably been talking about what they said in their podcast, which was perhaps exactly their intention.
I was pretty disappointed to see Major League Ultimate’s Jeff Snader and Nic Darling take the approach they did to criticizing USA Ultimate. I was preparing to get up this morning and write a fact check article, but instead found an excellent one sitting in my inbox — go read it.
The problem with the MLU’s critique is that so much of it was wrong or specious that it overshadowed what are some legitimate issues with USA Ultimate’s approach to the semi-pro leagues. Read more →
Former Wisconsin star and 2007 Callahan award winner Dan Heijmen wrote a piece about the fierce rivalry between Wisco and Carleton, but also the incredible respect the two teams have for one another. He writes:
This would have never happened without CUT.
USA Ultimate’s announcement of the 2014 Triple Crown Tour today on YouTube includes dates and locations for each of the TCT events. One of those, the Pro-Elite Challenge, will directly conflict with the MLU Championship game on July 12.
There could well be players that are forced to choose between the events.