Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Remember that time...

....that the Squids won PresDay and Stanford Open and even though they had a blog used for the express purpose of posting tourney recaps, they still haven't updated the alumni on what the fuck happened 2 months later?
Yeah, I remember that.

Sorry everyone, ill try to get to it by this Sunday. In the mean time, I hope y'all are making plans to be in SD for Alumni Day May 22&23. I hear that we are gonna have a one day beach tournament which could be sweet. Here is the Facebook Event Page.

Lastly, its probably a good idea that you watch this video so you can understand what is sure to be 30% of all the jokes in the Fish Skit at the Alumi Day party.


Kabaddi on Spring Break.
I have no fucking clue how I got so lucky, but out of 5 years of Texas-Coast-Kabaddi, no one has been sent to the hospital. Luck smiles favorably on drunk Squids.

PSS- Yes, that is a hole to Middle-Earth in the background. Props given to the fish for building most of it but let it be known that nothing can compare to Bilbo's original.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Centex 2010 quickie

Hey everyone. This is gonna be short as I am typing on the Broberg family computer in Austin right before we leave for the Jesus Coast and the Texas Giant.

The weather for the weekend was wet and windy. Games didnt start on Saturday until 2:30 and they were at the double-super secret backup fields 2 hours away in San Antonio. We get to the site (full of mud from the rain) and start warming up and cant believe our in ability to throw more than 10 yards in the 25-30mph winds. Every game this weekend was Huck & Z going down wind.

First game vs Texas we get 2 up wind breaks by ridiculous catches from Forge. Bobble's forehand is real important cause it can go 35 yards upwind.

Second game vs Northwestern (Stukel...Retard) we get a few up-winders, some of which we actually manage to work it with short throws. Nice around breaks by a few dudes.

Last game from UNC. A little bad blood from last year's Centex when we beat them on DGP. They have 2 dudes that have 35 yard flicks and one guy who can catch blades better than Dollar. We trade back and forth for an hour and they get a lucky upwinder and rode it out for the last few points. Fuck.

We get in the van and drive back to Austin cold and tired.

Sunday is back at UT.
First game vs Cal who we have played at every tournament so far... so much for coming to Texas to play new teams. Their break throws in the wind are way better than our and we don't adjust to their stack plays. On to the 9nals bracket.

Next up is NC State who got Schawn on a transfer, a promising looking fish from 3 years ago. Except for the fact that he quite their team too. Not to name names, but the captains from that year only produced one fish from that year that still plays frisbee. (And thats Kenobi, so...)
They actually get the first up wind break but we get it right back and then proceed to take over and win handlely. Cable (a rookie) gets a ninja kick D which really sealed the deal and had us on the ground laughing for a while, even Angry Kevin.

Westen Washington has a guy on Sockeye, Nate Castine, who has money throws. But we all show real poise and work it through the cup. I think this was our best wind game. Of note, Metz has a pull that went up, made it to their endzone (in the Stratosphere) and then blew back to our goal line. Craziest thing ever.

9nals Final vs Pitt. Some teams are made up of nice guys. Some are composed of dicks. I respect the fact that they played better than us, but nobody is a fan of their attitude. They need CAT scans.

10th aint bad but I woundn't put much stock in the results of this tourney as few points actually had offenses.

Now its off to Spring Break!!! Boya

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Squids Win PresDay '10!

Ok everyone, I know that it has been a really long time since PresDay 2010 and there are lots of alumni anxious to hear about how we did, so i'll get right to it: we WON! First time ever baby!

Saturday’s Pool Play lineup consisted of Las Positas, Humboldt State, Carleton GOP, and UCLA.

The first game against Las Positas started off smoothly for most everyone except for Coach Dollar who's stat sheet starts with "HUNGOVER. Didn't take stats for first four points. Squids 3-1" Many young players were able to get some extra playing time after the veterans built up a sizeable lead. Coppa catches loose frisbee in endzone and throws a turnover on 2 foot pass to open Kenobi. Fortunately, Coppa is already in endzone. Boom Baby! 11th Addition!
The offense looked great but the defense was a bit sloppy and despite the victory, we knew things had to shape up in order for us to keep winning.

UCSD: 13 Las Positas: 5

Next was Humboldt and this team has a small group of very experienced players who could not be taken lightly. The O was mostly solid. An exception: Brooks throws up some floaty huck to Forge and 3 Humbolt guys. Forge wins at .500 but Pumba yells at Brooks "That's fucking bullshit!" right in front of his Mom, Dad, and 13 year old sister. The defense did make a few plays but once again most of the turnovers were gifts as opposed to earned. We could all feel the need to step up our game for the 2nd half of the day.

UCSD: 13 Humboldt: 7

After a bye we started up against the high flying Carleton GOP. . Great disc skills, physical D, and a knack for huge lay outs and taking chances (and being very pasty white) was their M.O. though and they gave us the closest game yet. Time in and out their offense would come down with amazing grabs but a break early and another late in the game was enough for the Squids to secure their 3rd victory of the day. Yui, a grad student that played with us from last year, was on GOP during undergrad so there were plenty of drunken heckles to be had.

UCSD: 13 Carleton College GOP: 10

At last the game we had been looking forward to all day, UCLA, and we had a nice alumni contigent on the sidelines. This team, whom we often liken to our little brother, always brings fire and passion for our games (they were overheard saying “this is why we play ultimate!” in their pregame huddle). Tempers flared and bodies flew all over the field as the first half was a tight game.

Kattan gobbling up some trash. Probably from Brooks.

Neither team wanted to be the ones to falter first but fortunately we were able to capitalize on some critical UCLA mistakes to take a lead into half. Coming out with fire in our eyes the second half, the Squids cruised on the shoulders of their defense to a clean victory. One big turning point was when one of Bobble's big, blading flick pull hit some cutter who was trying to stop the roll - to bad it hadn't bounced yet.

They got him back though:

Some dude skied him so bad, that he had to hide from all the heckles. (Not really, I think this is a pic of after he got a D).

This is only in here to show how awkwardly Brooks catches the disc.

Finally the defense was beginning to play as we knew it could. We would need that as the games became increasingly difficult on Sunday.

Bid on the open side huck fake. Woulda been sweet if he'd thrown it.

Our zone that has always given them fits continues to cause many turns. I wonder if they will ever catch on. Bender drops his Callahan (...how many times do we do the Callahan catching drill??? Gosh!!) He catches a layout score to end the point(and game) to make up for it.

UCSD: 13 UCLA: 7

Sunday’s quarterfinal matchup brought Chico State to the table. This team runs the same “take the deep shot whenever” offense as San Diego teams are generally associated with. Their players continually were coming down with the hucks but fortunately our offense marched up and down the field with relative ease. Eventually our different defensive looks were able to generate some D’s and it was a decisive victory. The defensive intensity we always stress was not quite there yet, and it would have to be soon.

That short dude skied every damn short person on our team- Meowth, Coppa...
Unfortunately, Coppa decides to tear his kneecap in half to save face for getting skied.

By the way, the scoreboards that Cable (a fish) and Pumba made for every field were bad ass:

Quaterfinals: UCSD 13 – 8 Chico State

Semis and Finals will be in the next post.

Photo credits go to the amazing Amy "Meeko" Chang. Check out her site, she has some really great shots.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pres Day, Stanford, Alumni Day

Hey everyone, watch out for a forthcoming post about these three. For now, mark your calendars for the Alumni Weekend: May 22&23. This one is gonna be big!

Who the heck are these old Squids?