more musings by Marshall

Transition

September 22nd, 2005 by Marshall

The most dangerous time in ultimate is transition. Even aside from obvious failures of positioning due to a sudden reversal of fortunes, the “new” defensive team can be momentarily confused or slow to react. So why is it that teams are always yelling to “walk to it!” and should they be yelling it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sectionals

September 21st, 2005 by Marshall

Erik Sebesta made an astute observation about what happened in our favor: we got the wake up call we badly needed and we still won the Section to preserve seed going into Regionals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tune-Up Report

September 14th, 2005 by Marshall

Ok, Adam, it’s actually called the Chicago Heavyweight Championships. We know.

If our goal was to avoid the supposed Tune-Up curse, we did just fine: we didn’t win. But it was a worthwhile tournament for us. Final record: 6-2 with one loss at double game point and the finals loss, 15-10. Mostly, though, it gave us a good read on where we are at this point in our season.
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Off to CHC

September 10th, 2005 by Marshall

Off to the tournament formerly known as Tune-Up. We’ve played a fair amount together now, but no tournaments since the Invite. For us, this will definitely be an opportunity to tune up more than just an attempt to crush, kill and destroy. We are missing a few key folks, but we are also taking a pretty good size squad. If we’re able to get execution of our systems and our individual decisions in line with higher-stakes play, we’ll have had a good weekend. Report to follow…

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Your pictures will never matter as much as theirs.

September 2nd, 2005 by Marshall

–back to photography for a little bit–

Photographers spend a lot of time on their craft. We stand out in the rain because the light just might get good. We get up stupid early to try to catch sunset or beat the day’s winds. We spend a lot of time in the darkroom (digital or physical) taking our vision from the field and crafting the finest prints we can make. And despite all of that, our pictures will never matter as much to our viewers as their snapshots of family and of the meaningful events in their own lives.
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