2014 Superlatives: The Best Of The Best

The biggest and best of 2014 in ultimate.

2014 in review.We now take a moment to reflect on the highs and the lows in our annual superlatives list.

2014 was just Ultiworld’s second full year as a publication, so we are especially excited to look back on the biggest and best moments.

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Best Game: Central Florida v. Oregon – College Championships Women’s Semifinal (Recap // Video)

Best Play: Stanley Peterson’s incredible catch block

Biggest Posterization: Team Canada’s Darren Wu sky to win WJUC against Team USA

Best Achievement: Jimmy Mickle’s Triple Crown (Callahan award, College Championship, and Club Championship)

Biggest Upset: Toronto’s GOAT defeats San Francisco Revolver on double game point in the quarterfinals at the Club Championships.

Biggest College Upset: Michigan’s Sunday run to the Easterns title.

Biggest News: Three Carleton Players Killed In Car Accident

Best Individual Performance: Mark Lloyd leading Toronto GOAT to an upset over Revolver.

Biggest Breakout Star: Stanley Peterson, Johnny Bravo / Colorado Mamabird.

Most Improved Team: Kansas Betty.

Biggest Scandal: Dorms, rain, and overall questionable operations at WUCC in Lecco, Italy (with WFDF response)

Most Controversial Article: Marijuana Brownies Sent Seattle Mixed Players to Hospital the Night Before Mixed Finals

Biggest Controversy: USA Ultimate’s statement about the semi-professional leagues

Biggest Roster Controversy:  Morgan Hibbert leaves Furious George mid-season to join GOAT

Top Reddit Post: Holy Spirit Of The Game

Most-Read Ultiworld Article:  12 Things You Didn’t Know about Bill Nye, the Ultimate Guy

Biggest Viral Video: Best Ultimate Frisbee Highlights From The 2014 MLU Season

Top Callahan Video: Lisa Pitcaithley

Best Celebrity Cameo: Manchester United Players Throwing Hammers

Best Research: Injury Rates and Patterns In Ultimate

Best Semi-Professional Highlight Reel: AUDL 2014 Highlights

Best Star Playing Ultimate: Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown, including video of him playing Ultimate

Biggest Semi-Pro Signing: Furious George commits to the AUDL.

Biggest Pivot: Derek Alexander (GOAT) throws an around flick

Biggest Disappointment: (Tie) Chicago Machine’s performance at the Club Championships; Boston Brute Squad blowout loss to D.C. Scandal in the semifinals at the Club Championships

Most Impactful Article: Measuring Success In Women’s Ultimate

Best Quote: “I told [Revolver] in the spirit circle that they’re the champions until we chop their fucking head off. And that’s all we want to do.” – Johnny Bravo captain Ryan Farrell, after losing to Revolver in the semifinals at WUCC 2014.

Most Listened To Audio: Ironside coach Josh McCarthy on the lack of observers at Worlds.

Top Ultiworld Tweet: WUCC helicopter field maintenance.

Best Tweet: Emoji Guide To The Men’s Semifinals

What did we miss? Help us out in the comments.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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