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  1. Brandon says:

    Please, I don’t even know how to throw an IO flick

  2. Mr. B says:

    Vicious Cyles 15-3 Over the Fighting Jenn Maresca’s

    Now that captain reports are back, I’ll handle the first one…

    The Vicious Cyle’s have one of the strangest draft stories of all time. Desperate for captain’s, Cyle graciously volunteered to run a team in Tuesday league. He was immediately cursed by drawing the number one overall men’s pick. He was slotted to go first round and was offered the opportunity for a “Nassoy rule” where instead of getting the last pick in the 2nd round, he gets the first pick in the 2nd round with the justification that he, as captain, was overrated. Alek and I, 2 guys just sitting around the draft not being captains, lobbied for this in the interest of fairness and competitiveness. Cyle turned it down. Next thing you know, Kevin Switzer replaced Cyle as our team’s first round pick, and Cyle dropped out of Tuesday league to focus on winning the Wednesday night league, which he will. We know he is rooting for us and will show up from time to time for gimlets and coaching. Thank you for our team CVA, you can share in our championship.

    The first game was not very exciting. I’d say the Vicious Cyle’s played pretty well, maybe even very well for our first time together. The Fighting Maresca’s completely underperformed. They’re not as bad as a 15-3 final would indicate. Dustin wasn’t there, but neither were their catches or throws. They know it, not much more to say about that. A wild snowball that seemed to put them on tilt and sap their confidence. 7-0 VC before you knew it, and it didn’t get much better from there.

    VC had some highlight plays, no doubt about that. Danny “Sky Monster” Humphreys continues to prove that he’s league’s top leaper. Have you checked Fletcher off your skied list yet? 0 hucks were successful when he was playing deep in our zone. He won all contested jump balls on offense and defense. We’ve got Switzer throwing to him. It’s beautiful. Ryan Jones is fast and had a beautiful layout today on a deep cut. He saved it, dumped it, and then a few throws later Van Switzer had a layout grab in the endzone for the score. Best point of the day. After thinking about the day I have to upgrade VCs play to EXCELLENT. Smart throws, smart cuts, few turns. It was a very efficient day.

    Something you guys should know about the Vicious Cyles, is that we are a family team. We have a pair of Switzers, a pair of Brewers, a pair of Jones, and a pair of Hartzogs if you count Cole. Another interesting fact is that we have a “cycling” captain that changes week to week. That captain gives the pregame speech, halftime speech, and writes the captains report. Next week’s captain is assigned by this week’s captain. Huh, I suppose that means I get to pick next week’s captain!!!!!!!! VC’s captain for next week is……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. WILL BREWER!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t worry Fighting Maresca’s, it gets better

  3. Q says:

    And the Wed night league (that I didn’t even realize I signed up for)?

  4. greathouse says:

    Your predictions were off a bit… Hiser was completely sober and played like a maniac for Forest. There was no need to convince him of anything. Granted, our game against Falk could have gone either way, but we overcame some nasty handicaps and stole the win. In honor of AA, we’ll go one game at a time and see what happens. Great article though; has Skunk returned? -Greathouse

  5. Tom Dickinson says:

    I had a great time playing with Orange last night against White! Looking forward to this season and playing with a fun team! Possible team names (all digs against Greathouse): The Big Orange Bopper or Chantilly Orange Lace

  6. Jenn says:

    Hey now…. our only goal was to score a point.

  7. Jenn says:

    With that being said… Captains report.

    Here’s my league draft disclaimer… I had NO idea what I was doing. I drafted with the intention of having a fun summer. Success? We shall see. I also got shafted by the draft by being forced to take myself as the first pick overall for women’s (frankly, that is absurd). The leaders attempted to appease me by giving me the first pick of the second round for women, but it was a pointless appeasement by that point in the draft.

    Navy came into this game missing Dustin and one of our girls. That put us a bit down to start with. Some miscommunications and drops hurt us early on in the game and we couldn’t bounce back.

    Sometime right before half, my pep talk consisted of “hey, lets score a point” and we did that. I think overall, we had some fun and learned a little about our roles on the field.

    Vicious Cycle/Tropic was a worthy adversary for a first game. Coming into the game, I knew they would be a big challenge. They are a team with a lot of depth and a lot of versatile players, most of whom already had an idea of the role they would play on the team. Navy has a good amount to figure out as a team but I’m confident that we’ll improve from here and surprise people this season.

  8. SJ says:

    I thought the draft was closed to non captains..?

  9. Captain Brandon says:

    New season. New League. New Teams. New standards.

    Here’s to the new (or rebirthing of) standard of captain’s reports being written up.

    Orange Crush vs. White
    Final Score: 13 – 10 White wins

    [Pat told me I had to put this in if was the only part of my report —
    -Macky got caught napping while playing the deep deep and let JP score for free. Ya always gotta look behind you, bud!]

    Being a new captain can be intimidating. Especially when you weren’t able to put in the research and time to mock draft and consider all the possibilities of team chemistry and charisma. But, as fate would have it, the stars aligned and the universe decreed that the star crossed lovers, Pat Gettino and Ryan Goetz, would be put together. No, it is not that their pair request was honored, but lo and behold it was Providence itself that ordered this match made in Heaven.

    Pat and Ryan proved themselves to be the stars of the show. White brought down their toughest zone – sometimes with Layton’s lightning fast feet, and other times with Ben Baumer’s deep, intimidating stall count – but it couldn’t quite stop the weaving and bobbing of those two soul mates.

    Alas, Orange did not quite have enough in them to crush White this week. The unfortunate event of an ill-timed FUEL practice (jk, good luck at Natties FUEL!), pulled away Kate Travaglini. Before Kate left, Orange was up a break at 6-6, but after being forced down a player on defense and near savage playing, White began to widen the gap – taking half at 8-6. Orange put up a valiant effort, and by a couple great D’s and interceptions (I think at one point I literally grabbed a bobbling disc out of Yanuck’s hand!) and pulled out a couple breaks in a row. In the end, White took the W home.

    We’ll get you back next time.

    Now to the highlights!
    -Shea Husband had TWO D’s in the endzone on JP
    -Sydney Switzer is proving to be quite the developing player. As a true Switzer, she always seems to know just where to be
    -Tom Dickinson – my how the tables have turned! You were my first league captain ever, and now I get to tell you what to do!
    -Macky somehow seems to always catch the most difficult passes – at one point he was caught in the middle of a 4 person collision, but still pulled out the ill-advised bladey scoober
    -The Soul mates (Ryan and Pat) – just overall fun to play with
    -Nate Kiker – showed a great attitude and hustle – will definitely grow into a great player
    -Sam Palmer – made some great breakside cuts
    -Andrew Reynolds – always ready to run on defense!

    -Kate Travaglini – put up a couple hucks that fell short. I think she got so upset at herself that she decided to quit for the day and go hang out with FUEL instead.

    White played a great game! Pip (I mean Scott) almost looked like his old self out on the field! Yanuck put up some great hucks, Nan was as consistent and solid as ever, Layton was an overall nice guy, and even White’s new players put up some great hustle.

  10. Alek says:

    Here we go! Captain’s reports are awesome!

    The Red team of indeterminate name came out with Katie playing savage and Cole Savage Partyzog going full rager. There was much crying and throwing of cheese-itz. Then he chilled the fuck out and played with a cone, and teammates held him, that was helpful. Thanks teammates!

    We came out holding out against Cyle’s team of studs initially, but they took half 5-4 and held onto their break all the way until the end, where they took the win with a score of 6-9. Eeeeeyyyyy.

    Hmmm I should add an HTML editor to this field so we can have bullet points in comments. ANYWAY. Here’s the highlights:

    – for Cyle’s team, that guy Cameron is very dangerous. Dark horse. Sam also had a great deep cut with nice touch from Nick.
    – On our side, Will had a great bring down while Nathan surprised me with a dime flick and Andrew scored a bunch of our goals. Katie also managed to rein in Sam, only allowing her one score.

    Next we moved to field three where we played Clea/Carolyn’s Tropic. This game was all over the place, with us breaking upwind first, but failing to capitalize on the downwind break, then they took the lead 3-2, then we took half 5-4, and finished out 8-6.

    Highlights of this game:

    – Aaron Colverson D’ed me deep like 4 times. Go cover somebody else please!
    – Jose had an awesome catch on his own throw that got popped up and tipped
    – Their lady handler set is hard to shut down – they just waaaalk up the field
    – Billy had some awesome throws, Queen crushed it in the middle again, and Andrew Pohl was running his rear off on defense.

    Looking forward to next week – I love the exciting draft style and new playing format on Wednesdays! It’s fun to play two teams on one day. Props to Greathouse and Cyle for the suggestion and putting the time and energy into making it happen.

  11. Falk says:

    I was pretty excited heading into our first game because I felt after the draft based on talent we should be one of the better teams in league. The downside is that if we underperform the blame will fall on my shoulders. Using that logic, I fucked up week one and to add salt to the wound we lost to Greathouse. The game stayed within one point all of the first half. Our second score of the game was a nice diving catch by Chance and both Fletcher and Ryan Stewart threw a very clever inside out flick for a score through their zone. We finally recaptured the early break we lost and took half 8-7. We broke them out of halftime and the crucial point of the game happened when we were up 10-8. In a terribly long point we had 3 chances with the disc to break again and make the lead 11-8 and we couldn’t get it done. That made it 10-9 and after a few unforced errors on easy throws we were down 14-11. We battled back to 14-13 but of course Greathouse conveniently looked at the time and it was hard cap. Game over. To be fair, hard cap was established in the captains meeting at 8:10 and by the time we made it 14-13 it was a few minutes after, so it was legit, I just like to give Greathouse a hard time. Overall, good game with surprisingly few calls and no arguments whatsoever. I do want to give a shout out to Kyle Eastman who had a few amazing pulls going upwind and the newly freed Katie Hartzog who I think had 2 scores and no turnovers. See what happens when you ditch 200 lbs of dead lifting, cross fitting weight / husband!

    Falk

  12. SJ says:

    every report:

    so and so playing savage or being forced to play a person down.

    every game every league.

    I just don’t get it.

  13. Ben Baumer says:

    White vs Orange Crush
    Final Score: 13-10

    After wavering to for the last year or so I finally decided to test the waters at captaining my own team. Not wanting to go it alone I reached out to a fellow former Westside Park pickup member Scott Morris and managed to return him to game of Ultimate after a near 3-year sabbatical. After years of drafting teams for fantasy football I have learned one for sure: While you can’t win a league on draft night, you can certainly lose it. With that in mind, I set out with the philosophy to assemble, top-to-bottom, the fastest team in league ( A goal I think we arguably achieved).

    Anyways haviing won the toss, we opted to start on offense. We were working the disc pretty well until JP threw it away. Orange quickly capitalized on the turnover and following another one White found ourselves on the wrong side of a 0-2 deficit. At some point a timeout was called, (Honestly I’m unsure when it actually occurred in the first half, but for the purposes of my game account this is when I’m saying it happenned), what happened next though I am certain of: White moved it down the field and Andrew Yanuck connected with Madelynn Lovelady to give us our first point of the season. Then we proceeded to break them three times in a row for a 4-2 lead. Orange responded determined on offense and scored three times in a row themselves to make it 5-4. After trading points on the following possessions Orange would command the lead for the last time at 6-to-5. We went on another three score run to take half 8-6. Coming out of half Josh Layton was wheeling-and-dealing with the disc hooking up with Kody Terry, Nan, and JP (twice) to put us up 12-8. Down, but not out, Orange went on to score two more times, but ultimately time ran out on their aspirations as White won 13-10.

    Highlights
    -Overall, I thought we played pretty good defensively, Scott Morris led the charge accumulating 3 out of the team’s 7 D’s.
    -Josh found 6 targets for scores doing a little of everything
    -JP racked up 5 scores and an assist, but it was overshadowed by 8-fucking-turnovers!

    When I wasn’t playing, I busy captaining new players so I didn’t get to observe much of Orange off the field, but I can personally attest Ryan Goetz and Pat Gettino were seemingly capable of blowing up our cup at will. I was also impressed with Sydney Switzer, who for the majority of the game was Orange’s only lady and to echo Brandon’s report she seemed to always be in the right place at the right time. I suspect a full-game with Kate Travaglini and an absent Walter Winn would have been much closer.

  14. Carolyn says:

    Captain’s Report Wednesday League

    Iron versus Tropic
    After some introductions and a heated discussion about which color blue our team would be, we got off to a good start on defense. Iron was forced to play savage with both girls on the field (which may have actually brought their level of play up). We matched because we’re amazingly nice and our girls really wanted to play. The wind was pretty wicked and the first point lasted about 8 minutes with Iron finally scoring. We came back to tie it up and then they ran away with it until the final point when we found a little bit of flow to make the score 2-6 them. There was some controversy about the hard cap time. My Samsung smart watch saying that it was 7:07 while Kate’s Apple watch was saying 7:11. It turns out that her watch was superior in this instance due to me not syncing up my watch in a few days. So with hard cap called, Tropic walked away somewhat disappointed, but still awesome and nice. Iron walked away with satisfaction of a win and with Apple outperforming Samsung this one time. It appears that the strategy of picking excellent women in the non-gender draft worked for Iron. (Nick is smarter than he looks).Everyone had great spirit and it was a fun game even though we lost handily. Tropic was just working out the kinks and getting warmed up for game 2.

    Tropic versus Red
    Game two started the same as game one, Tropic on defense and Red going with the wind on O. Red quickly turned it over and Tropic scored within the first minute of the game. It was looking good for Tropic. Red came back and scored on their next offensive point and it went back and forth for a while. Tropic looked much calmer and we did a great job working in down the field on our offensive points. Aaron, Pete and Ben Stone did a good job of handling with Jill and Clea helping out and popping. Ben B and Steve did a great job popping and moving into open spots. We were moving the disc well for the first half and Jose had a couple of ridiculous catches on some excellent hucks from Ben Stone. Red hung in there and also moved the disc down the field on their points pretty efficiently. At 4-3 Tropic things stared to turn around and Red took control to get take half. The second half started out with Red getting another point to put them up 6-4 and with time running out Tropic turned it up on defense. Aaron went into beastmode and had 4 or 5 Ds in the last few minutes of the game. We got back a few points to pull within 1, but with Red on offense at hard cap, we suffered our second defeat of the day. Highlights of the game include Jose’s great catches, Aaron’s impressive defense, Jill’s stoic confidence, Steve’s crazy speed, and Alek and Katie’s baby resting his head on my shoulder while I was babysitting. Red was fun to play against and it was nice to get out on the field with the nearly hurricane force winds and some Frisbee friends. I’d like to give a shout out to the tiny girl with the excited dog who kept score and stats for us.

  15. Lady SJ says:

    FFS there can’t be two gd SJs. Someone pls fix this…

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