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  1. Did Machine Win Matzuka In Twitter Bet With Prairie Fire?

    At the Elite-Select Challenge earlier this month, Kansas City Prairie Fire ended up with a quarterfinals matchup against Chicago Machine. They tweeted this:

    PF Tweet

    Machine was quick to respond with a light quip:

    Machine Tweet

    Machine won that game 10-8 on their way to the final.

    Today, the news of Brett Matzuka leaving Prairie Fire to join Machine went public. And Machine wasted no time before dropping the tweet of the day:

    Machine Tweet #2

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 22, 2015 at 5:07PM
  2. The Best & Worst Wildwood Team Names, Presented Without Comment

    Photo: Paul Andris -- UltiPhotos.com
    Photo: Paul Andris — UltiPhotos.com

    Here is a list of the best and worst Wildwood 2015 team names. (more…)

    —Steven Wartinbee Jul 22, 2015 at 11:39AM
  3. Tim Gehret Joining Doublewide For 2015 Campaign

    Tim Gehret
    Photo: Brandon Wu — UltiPhotos.com

    Former Florida star Tim Gehret, who won his second club championship with Austin Doublewide back in 2012, has rejoined the Texas squad for the 2015 season, adding another big playmaker to an already impressive lineup.

    Gehret is now listed on the roster page for Doublewide, although he was not on their initial roster released back in June.

    Gehret won the Callahan Award and a College Championship in 2006, a Club Championship with Seattle Sockeye in 2007, and then the aforementioned second title with Doublewide.

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00AM
  4. AUDL Postseason Bracket & Schedule Announced

    The American Ultimate Disc League finished up its regular season over the weekend and a few remaining teams secured playoff spots. Here’s the full playoff bracket and schedule from the league:

    2015 AUDL Playoff Bracket

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 21, 2015 at 10:02AM
  5. Insane Layout D From The Charlotte Express’ Jeff Nordgren

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2015 at 12:07PM
  6. Buy A ZipChip: A Pocket-Sized, Stone-Skipping Mini Frisbee

    ZipChip

    I saw this yesterday on r/ultimate and wanted to bring it to your attention: it’s a (already well past 100% funded) Kickstarter for the ZipChip, a little rubbery disc that you throw like skipping a stone that can fly up to 200 feet.

    They are going for $7 a pop (with volume discounts), and the kickstarter closes in just a couple hours. So hurry!

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 17, 2015 at 11:23AM
  7. Portland Stags’ Peter Woodside Broke Both Of His Arms In MLU Playoff Game; Kept Playing

    This is just nuts.

    The Portland Stags’ Peter Woodside had an amazing game in a losing effort against the Seattle Rainmakers and got a SportsCenter Top 10 clipping for his efforts.

    This was the play that got him onto ESPN:

    Peter Woodside | Portland Stags | Layout Block | Major League Ultimate | SportsCenter Top 10

    (more…)

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 15, 2015 at 4:18PM
  8. Elite-Select Challenge: Card Magician

    Elite-Select Challenge TD Rodger Oakes hired a magician to entertain players and spectators. Here’s one of his routines:

    Magician at the Elite-Select Challenge

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 15, 2015 at 4:01PM
  9. U23 Worlds: Australia & USA Play Vegemite Game

    From U23 Worlds, check out Australia Mixed’s spirit circle game, where players race to lick vegemite off of opposite sides of plastic wrap (more info in yesterday’s U23 Worlds recap):

    Australia Vegemite Plastic Wrap Game | U23 Worlds

    —Eryn Ivey Jul 15, 2015 at 10:42AM
  10. All-Star Ultimate Tour Concludes Crowdfunding With $45,676 Raised

    2015 All Star Ultimate TourThe All-Star Ultimate Tour hit its original funding goal ($35,085) weeks ago, but crossed the threshold of its stretch goal within the past few days to close its fundraising campaign with $45,676 raised.

    The Tour is set to begin in under two weeks in Seattle on July 27th. Many of the team’s players are still across the Atlantic in London competing at U23 Worlds (full coverage here).

    —Charlie Eisenhood Jul 15, 2015 at 10:16AM

News

  1. Elite-Select Challenge 2015: Tournament Recap (Men’s)

  2. Weekend Update: AUDL Playoffs, Masters Nationals, Terminus, Wildwood

  3. The AUDL’s “Sudden Death” Double Overtime Is Unfair

  4. Empire Defeat Royal, Pitt Edges Chicago: 2015 AUDL Divisional Finals Preview

  5. Deep Look: AUDL Playoffs, Brett Matzuka, & USA Flatball

  6. Grading Chicago Machine: 2015 Club Preview

  7. 2015 AUDL Divisional Playoff Preview

  8. SAVAGE-Owned USA Flatball To Focus On College-Oriented Mixed Gender Play

  9. Sin The Fields: An Intro & Wildwood Stories [NSFW]

  10. Showdown Fighting To Stay At The Top Despite Turnover: 2015 Club Preview

  11. Freshly Minted Dime: Ozone’s Sophie Darch Bombs A Backhand

  12. Brett Matzuka Quits Prairie Fire, Joins Machine

  13. How To Do Wildwood

  14. U23 Worlds 2015: All-Tournament Line (Men)

  15. U23 Worlds 2015: All-Tournament Line (Women)

  16. Gender Equity Forum Yields Questions, But Few Answers

  17. Coach’s Notebook: Assorted Thoughts From U23 Worlds

  18. Denver Molly Brown Takes The Leap: 2015 Club Preview

  19. Washington DC Truck Stop Upgrades The Engine With Roster Additions: 2015 Club Preview

  20. Instant Analysis: How Japan Took Down USA U23, Powered by Agility from Five Ultimate

Up for Debate

  1. Jesse Moskowitz

    The 2015 DIII College Awards (Men’s)

    Jun 16, 2015 with 3 Comments
  2. Kate Schlag

    Chef-Designed Healthy, Delicious Recipes For Ultimate Players

    Jun 15, 2015 with 6 Comments
  3. Charlie Eisenhood

    Here Is The Best Ruleset For Ultimate: Fouling Out, Stall Clock, And No More Picks

    Jun 11, 2015 with 106 Comments
  4. Sion "Brummie" Scone

    How To Beat Force Middle: Designing The Right Practice, Presented By Flik

    Jun 10, 2015 with 0 Comments
  5. Kyle Weisbrod

    The Forehand: Part Two

    Jun 9, 2015 with 6 Comments
  6. Ultiworld

    Friction Gloves Catch Of The Year: Enter To Win Great Prizes

    Jun 8, 2015 with 0 Comments
  7. Alex Rummelhart

    6 Keys To Transitioning Defenses Mid-Point

    Jun 8, 2015 with 0 Comments
  8. Keith Raynor

    2015 Women’s All-America Teams

    Jun 2, 2015 with 6 Comments
  9. Jeff Surmin

    A Review of ESPN’s Coverage Of The USA Ultimate College Championships

    Jun 2, 2015 with 16 Comments