more musings by Marshall

(Most) End Zone Plays Suck

August 26th, 2005 by Marshall

I’ve never played on a team that didn’t try to have several end zone plays. I’ve also never played on a team that used more than 1 or 2 of them successfully on a regular basis in the run of play. Play calls are helpful – even essential – off stopped discs, but they often fail from open play because getting into and recognizing the position to run them slows them down.
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The Clubification of Corporate

August 24th, 2005 by Marshall

Has Corporate really gone Club?

A couple years ago, BUDA renamed the Corporate/Open League (BUDACOL) to the Summer Club League. The rationale was that Corporate teams, freed long ago from the rule that 50% of each roster had to be from one company, are much more like Club teams than they are like Summer Hat League teams. I vehemently opposed the change. I just didn’t like blurring the lines between recreational Summer League and “serious” Club Ultimate. The decision stood anyway because a few people didn’t think any of the other suggestions were any better.
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good throw/bad throw

August 19th, 2005 by Marshall

Per Jim, I’ve got a subject for a blog post based on a throw I completed against his defense in a corporate game. At the time of the throw, I just thought it was a slight misjudgement for which I got saved by a good receiving play. At the time of Jim’s comment, I figured Jim’s angle was giving me an “I-beat-Jimmy-P-with-a-throw” post. But it got me thinking about risk factors in on-field choices and about self-analysis.
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August 16th, 2005 by Marshall

Went open-house hopping Sunday. Costs a damn lot to get a decent house around here. What kind of sign is it if you get stung by a wasp looking at a house?

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Numbers and preparation

August 16th, 2005 by Marshall

So, you’ve got a big roster on your open/women’s team. Even in the dog days of late summer, you probably get enough people at practice. On your Mixed team, you gotta worry about how many of each gender, not just the total count. All it takes is a couple women traveling, one woman going to poetry slam nationals, and one woman injured, and you end up with almost no subs for your women on a really hot day and one of them is heaving on the sidelines. I’m speaking hypothetically, of course, Becky.
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