Past Articles from Alexander Palmer

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Alexander Palmer is an Ultiworld opinion columnist. He is the captain of Columbia University’s Open team, Uptown Local. He has played in the Club series with Flight NYC. He lives in New York City.

  1. Spirit Championships Could Quickly Lose ‘Fun’ Focus

    The biggest Ultimate news last week was tournament organizer Trent Simmons’ announcement of the Spirit Championships, a tournament series envisioned as an alternative to the USA…

  2. Secrecy Of ESPN Deal Could Spell Trouble For USA Ultimate’s “Pay-to-Play” Model

    Last week, Michael Kinstlick, co-owner of the AUDL’s new San Francisco franchise, presented his defense of professional Ultimate.

  3. Why Major League Ultimate Is Smart To Market To Players

    With the professional ultimate seasons now less than two months away, there is no doubt that the American Ultimate Disc League and Major League Ultimate…

  4. Don’t Speak Too Soon: The Unexpected Consequences Of Rules Changes

    In an intriguing Skyd Magazine article, Jeremy Ziskind argues that the AUDL and MLU’s rules changes could alienate fans, robbing pro Ultimate of its core…

  5. How To Best Showcase College Ultimate

    Last week, I discussed why USA Ultimate should reform the College Season to increase viewership of Ultimate.

  6. Why USA Ultimate Should Showcase College, Not Club

    In the next five years, ultimate is going to go through dramatic changes.

  7. Follow The Rules: The Case For Refereed Ultimate

    In every sport, rules define how competition is to take place. They determine the playing field, number of players, methods of scoring, and acceptable contact.

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