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Dec

Sidelines 2011 – 12 – 23

I love Scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down in my belly. (On in 3 Ron.) Good evening, I’m Ron Burgundy and here’s what’s happening in your world tonight.

This week on Sidelines:

Suzanne Fields!

Mamabird v CUT (08)

A greatest, just because

The Slings of David?

The ultimate version of the action-cam

Tonight, from Skyd Magazine, Suzanne Fields. Words of wisdom from a women’s ultimate icon, speaking with Elliot Trotter from Skyd Magazine. Always amazing to me how young this sport is, but there’s lots to get out of this interview so I’ll let you discover it yourself. And now to our reporter in the field, Brian Fantana, who I’m told has travelled back to 2008.

Thanks Ron. As you can see, it’s just absolute chaos here at the Las Vegas…”Trouble In Vegas”, that’s what it’s called. Well I’m out here in the desert and everyone is half naked and running around like madmen, highlights here. My head is spinning, this is crazier than the great pancake-pocalypse of 2005. Everyone seems to be strangely happy but intense, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life! If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em Ron, I’m gonna see if I can find someone to intervi- He-llo. Uh, back to you Ron, I’ve got work to do.

Brian Fantana, our reporter in the field. And now to Brick Tambland with weather. Brick? (Brick) I love lamp. (Ron) Well that’s just wonderful. Let’s try Champ Kind with sports then shall we? (Champ) Ron, have I got something special for you today. This is what some people call a “greatest“. Watch as the four of them go up for the disc, the two dark players go down and just as it looks like the disc has been D’d…WHAMMY! HE LAYS OUT THE BACK AND THROWS IT IN FOR THE SCOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (Ron, wiping the spittle off his jacket) Oh-ho-ho Champ, you always bring the heat.

And now on a less adrenaline-inducing note, ultimate frisbee has always been known as a sport of creativity, and nowhere is that more evident in team names. Compared to the Florida Panthers, Milwaukee Bucks or “Real” Madrid (as opposed to the fake one), ultimate frisbee teams are eccentric to say the least, and proud of it. Yeshiva University made a public call to name theirs, and this┬áis what it turned into. I really hope they went with Torah Torah Torah, but lots of great suggestions. But we want to hear from you, what would you rather your local ultimate team be called? To Gender Blender 2012, I plan on helping organize “The Communist Party”.

Ladies and gentleman, as the hour closes, I must ask. Are you ready for something ground-breaking? Are you? Ultivillage, get in touch with Eye Fly Media because this is how you should cover at least some of your next big event. Perfect for the modern, fluid game, either alone or in conjunction with the classic broadcast view. The game looks different from above, a well-executed play really will look like it’s being played out on the whiteboard, and that’s something I’d really like to see in ultimate. So much opportunity from this idea, and I really am serious when I say that Ultivillage or anyone else broadcasting events should consider this. Agree or disagree? Well done G(uelph)UPA for the video.

Well, that just about does it for tonight, from all of us here on the Channel 4 news team. Merry christmas, happy holidays, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and anything else being celebrated this season. I’m Ron Burgundy, you stay classy, whale’s vagina.

 

Bonus!


One Response to “Sidelines 2011 – 12 – 23”

  1. T1000 says:

    That is an amazing camera. Anyone at Eye Fly disclosing how much that thing costs?

    As I recall, Ultivillage did indeed use an airborne camera platform for some coverage at WUGC2010. It was an impressive little device, although I think I recall some derisions about its battery life (flight being power-intensive and all). I don’t think I’ve seen that little beast or any like it anywhere since.


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