“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.
Valleywag’s Sam Biddle, a rising star in the New York media scene, just finished up a post with the headline, “Silicon Valley Innovates New Level Of Lameness for Ultimate Frisbee.”
He takes predictably easy shots at Lightspeed Ventures for signing up as a title sponsor for the AUDL’s San Jose Spiders.
His lead: “Whenever you meet someone new, ask them ‘Are you a murderer?,’ and if they say ‘No!’ you ask them ‘Do you play ultimate frisbee?’ This is how you weed out bad people.”
Love it. Read more.
Eric Brach has a preview of sorts of the biggest outlier in all of semi-pro ultimate, the Salt Lake Lions, on Bleacher Report. Check it out.
Great find from Sludge Brown: the WhatsApp founders, who just sold their company to Facebook for $19 billion yesterday, are avid ultimate players. In fact Jan Koum and Brian Acton became friends — and eventually business partners — through playing ultimate together.
Read the full story on Sludge Output.