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Sin The Fields: Weird Injury Bracket [Semifinals]

We're down to the final four. May the most gruesome injury win.

At some point, we’ve all gotten injured because of ultimate. Maybe it was a tough landing on a bid that dislocated your shoulder. Maybe it was not warming up enough and then tweaking your hammy. We’ve all been there. But some of us have certainly been there in much weirder ways than others. The STF weird injury bracket continues this week, with the third round of the oddest and most gruesome ultimate injuries anyone’s ever heard, as submitted by their listeners.

STF Weird Injury Bracket Semifinals

It’s semifinal time, and only four entrants are left competing to be the frisbee world’s most notable injury. On one side of the bracket, we have Layne Scherer’s “Disfingerment” vs. Lewis Rhine’s ruptured kidney. Both are harrowing in their own unique and unexpected ways, and voters will be asked whether a permanent alteration to a flick grip or a temporary but drastic change in lifestyle resonates more. In the other semifinal, the tragic irony of two broken ribs will test voters’ appreciation of more sophisticated forms of cruelty against the juggernaut that is “lacerated member.” God help us all.

Check out the mini-podcast above to hear Pat and Tad’s thoughts on the competition thus far and an analysis of the final four, then get your votes in and send two of these poor souls into the final. Semifinals voting is now open through Wednesday, April 8th, at 3 PM Eastern.

We condensed the stories into top-line summaries, but some have fuller contexts that make them even better, so toggle the Full Story dropdown if you want to do the background reading.

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  1. Patrick Stegemoeller
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    Patrick Stegemoeller is a Senior Staff Writer for Ultiworld, co-host of the Sin The Fields podcast, and also a lawyer who lives in Brooklyn.

  2. Tad Wissel
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    Tad Wissel is an Ultiworld reporter.

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