Friday, August 20

P(heat)NY @ ECC

From the Sea-Tac Valu Inn to

the old Immigration and Naturalization Services building.

Finally. Back to the ECC. That was and still is my favorite Non-Nationalscompetitivetourney by far.

I love that the format is ideal for a non-series encounter. I love the fields just enough. I love the mountains. I love consistently playing NW regionals in August.

The experience you gain by going to the best possible tournaments you can bears fruit in October. Winning shitty tournaments benefits you in September.

PoNY started the day with a bye and then faced Streetgang. PoNY prevails. San Diego liked to put it up. We broke with a trump card on the first point.

This team has a pretty solid sense of having an overdrive to go to. The interesting thing is figuring out who goes to overdrive at which point in the game.

The difficulty of a stacked-ass roster.

We never looked back against streetgang. That was sweet.

Then Sockeye.

I think we got down against the Seattle Supersockeyes. If you like the NBA, you like the Supersockeyes. We lost on double game after we had it to score twice. Boo.

Then Furious in our first non-observed game became the outlet for all of the leftover calls.

We prevailed. They still have some big fellas. Joe Smashed them.

The Emerald City Ultimate. Danny Karlinsky had a turnover. We won. That's pretty much all I remember.

Except for the oldpike reunion on the far sideline of Jaeger, Bones, Squigglio, evelkeven... which turned into a barvisit that backtracked to DannyClark, fast forwarded to Bailey Russel, kibitzed about The Fuck, and generally regaled each other with olde timey BS.

Don't sleep on ECU. They could wreck your face. So can the Karlinskys on their sideline.

Sunday morning, Revolver. We lose. I play a little dumb and a little slow. PoNY asks me why like I should know all about Revolver. PoNY apparently plays them all the time. I've played them once now.

Oh well. I make excuses sometimes solely to regret them later. I did get a sweet D in this one. We lost by 6.

Rhino. Yikes. We were suddenly down 6-12.
Then it was 12-14. We lost.

Not sure, in retrospect, that I should have played in that one.
Or was it that I shouldn't have played against ECU?

Anyway, Wolf ft. Neil Pallaver next. They are a lot younger than the other West teams.

East dominated West on the Wknd.

Added some Raj and Will Neff stories to the bank. Met that kp.
Found out about D5 and Slow White from the NYU connects.

NYU presence at 2010 ECC: 5.
ZacRoy, Jeff Ho, Julie Sussman, Krizstina Joszef, my goofy ass.

5Ultimate let many folks sleep on their porch. That was awesome.

Patagonia guy lent me his shade on Saturday Morning. That was awesome, though smaller.

Spent some time in Seattle after the tourney. I saw lots of the International District.

Thanks to many coffee shops, phojoints and the gelatogirl who was shocked at my order at 10:05am.

Seattle has a lot of restaurants.
It is not as sunny as philadelphia.

4-3 on the weekend.

Chesapeake next.
Virginia Squires, Machine and Ironside.

Past that?

This weekend?

NEW YyyyyyorrrrrK.
DO WwwwwwwerrrrrK!

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Tuesday, August 10

the sons of wilt chamberlain

an open team without a conscience,
just like their old man.

played 3.5 or 4 games with the sons of wilt at nucci's cup last weekend. that was pure fun. lot of expikes at the tourney. i like being able to throw whatever i want so long as it is a completion.

we also wanted "replcicans" shirts.

"where's the beer?"

also hit pony practice each evening.the strategy is starting to feed on itself. this is a compliment to the players/team.

more familiarity and intensity.

first true test upcoming this weekend at ecc.

very pleased to be heading back.

i'm feeling strong going into the weekend. the pony workout plan has agreed with me. the times i've pushed it, my body has been pretty solid in terms of recovery time.

the ability to repeat high-level performance after brief recovery is paramount to ultimate. that part is still easy. good genes?

but the intensity of that highest level output is what seems to go first.

or was it the elimination of "team-killing turnover because he's trying to do too much"dusty in favor of "team wounding, but not too seriousyl turnover because he's not entirely on the same page with his team's strategy in terms of muscle/neuron/whatever memory" dusty?

i thbink that's an upgrade?

nothing is all one way or all another.

so too with aging athletes.

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