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Spirit of the Game Makes Ultimate Ultimate

Spirit of the Game is a core concept in Ultimate. Although vital, Spirit of the Game can be a tricky thing to define or describe to those who have not experienced it. On the surface, Spirit of the Game is a framework for rules enforcement, it requires each player to do their best to look objectively at situations in an ultimate game that they are involved in and to apply the rules correctly, regardless of the effect that their decision will have on their own fortunes in a game.

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Canada Day 2012

Like those around the country (and beyond) I visited my parents and sister today for a BBQ in the evening before fireworks. My sister is a few years younger and not quite as involved in sports as I am (she is a bit of a brainiac though, just a bit). A few years ago she started to take an interest in Ultimate but it never went beyond wanting to throw in the park.

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Sidelines 2012 – 02 – 03

Welcome to this SuperBowl edition of Sidelines! But only because the game is Sunday, I predict a boringly efficient game, and I really don’t care which of Tom or Eli gets another ring. Wouldn’t you rather see Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis headlining this game than possibly the frailest quarterbacks around? Anyways, I digress… This week on Sidelines: U23s! The international scene NYNY v Big Brother The AUDL Tom Crawford

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Sidelines 2012 – 01 – 21

Welcome! To the second Sidelines of 2012, which is shaping up to be quite a year. The AUDL, the NGN, the end of the world, it’s even an election year. (Colbert/Stewart 2012! Hey South Carolina, a vote for Herman Cain is a vote for Colbert, just saying.) Bob was right, the times they are a-changin’.  This week on Sidelines: Ultimate Digg Stanford Bloodthirsty v Cal UGMO The Top 10 The Bottom 10 The NexGen Network!

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King of Spirit

Continuing with conversations this time around I chat with Patrick van der Valk who is Executive Director of BULA. Patrick and I first chatted with regards to Paganello and helping me find a team for this year. We also met at Paganello and have talked from time to time since then. Earlier this year he contacted me with regards to a new Spirit Survey that WFDF and BULA were putting forward. In conjunction with the release of the new survey Patrick agreed to an interview and after a few months of trying to set it up I managed to find some time to speak to him.

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Shark talk

In an interest to learn more about people and our sport I will from time to time stop heckling and instead have a conversation with a fellow player. In keeping with the theme of this weekend (CUUC) I had a quick chat with Scott Hislop of the UWO Sharks and TFP (as he’s probably better known for). I first met Scott two years ago in the WODS indoor Winter league where we were on occasion decimated by the UWO team.

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Ett Samtal

One of the reasons I started this blog was to share conversations with friends around the world. I’ve been fortunate to attend amongst the best tournaments in the world and as I continue to attend more and more I’ll meet more interesting people. This first conversation is with Kim Modig of Sweden. I first met Kim in 2008 in Rimini. I’d spent the better part of the week on the beach playing with local teams when on Wednesday I found a group of young gents doing very silly things on the beach. They were running huck drills, juggling discs, throwing a disc into the wind and then throwing themselves after it, horsing around, and in general starting Paganello as early as they could. This young team was Tailspin from Sweden. We joked around on the beach and threw the disc for a bit before heading our separate ways late in the afternoon.

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