A Boardroom Full of Monkeys

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with regards to H.A. and Margret Rey

Furious George Incorporates

This year, in Furious George’s twentieth season, the club will at last register as a non-profit (formally, a “Society”) under the British Columbia Society Act.

This is a rare move in North American ultimate, often reserved for leagues and regional/national associations. In the United States, registering as a non-profit (or not-for-profit) corporation is a task usually not for the faint of heart. Even under the comparatively lenient procedures in Canada, most teams have no formal existence — and if they do, it’s under the umbrella of a league organization.  Nevertheless, it feels a lot like we and the sport are moving out of our adolescence, and we have to keep up with expectations.  Before the end of the month, Furious George, its common property and images will exist under the auspices of the Furious Ultimate Society.* Here is why:


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Turn That Frown Upside-Down

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FriendlyGeorge

Furious George Revamps Logo

Rumours have predicted it for some time, but the iconic monkey logo and the face of a team for two decades is officially undergoing a facelift this year, and its new, friendlier incarnation  has now been made public.


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Giorgio Furioso

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CUC2013 - Vancouver
The Main Roster for WUCC 2014

The selection of a worlds-bound roster is always one of the thorniest, most difficult we face.  After extensive deliberation, the Furious corps for Italy has been decided.


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The Junta 2014

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Furious George Elects Captains for 2014:

Davis, Underhill, Hibbert

#27 Alex Davis (C)
#89 Kevin Underhill (C)
#8 Morgan Hibbert (C)

Read more about the monkeys in . . .

The Future: Kevin Underhill
2011 Athlete of the Year: Morgan Hibbert
Beast Performances IV: Morgan Hibbert

Photo Credit: Jeff Bell

Editor’s Note: This image was edited heavily so that Underhill would not look 15 years old.

USA Ultimate Championships

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UltiPhotos: Furious George &emdash; NW_Regionals2013_20130922_121813_JBP0573

The full, day-by-day breakdown of the Monkey’s experience in Texas.

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Northwest Regionals

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The Dirt Road
A minute ago, the score had been 12-11 in the backdoor game-to-go, in conditions where anything could happen on any pass.  It was a bleak Cascadian afternoon, mixing rain-soaked tones of green and grey.  Coughs and surges of wind came and went.    On  an unforgiving mistake by Portland’s offense, the score parted open to  14-11 for Furious, and a tide of red-clad monkeys began coaxing the disc back against the wind.   Sturdily up to the goal line in steps, one after another, it more closely resembled brickwork than an attack.   It was a decisive moment,  offering yet another chance at life in a season marked all over by knife-edge survival.


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Loyal Heights

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UltiPhotos: Open, Womens, Mixed, Masters - Thursday - CUC &emdash;
An Account of the Most Obscure, Most Ludicrous, and Most Selfless Gesture of the Year

Quarter-to-three on a Wednesday afternoon, and even for Furious, this was cutting it absurdly close.   The sanctioning of a tournament usually entails a reverentially bureaucratic process not for the faint of heart, which Voodoo and Furious now jointly attempted to compress into most of a day.  Few people realized that this moment, transacted over a keyboard, in fact represented the thrilling climax to the Furious season.  There comes a point of familiarity at which one learns to wear the absurd with a sort of dashing savoir-faire.


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The Tenth Title

We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

–Tennyson, Ulysses


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Stepping Up

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UltiPhotos: Thursday Preview -- CUC 2012 &emdash; jbp_THURSDAY_cuc2012-338

Everyone Starts Somewhere

Notably, 2013 marks the first year that none of the original, formative monkeys play with Furious. A long time has passed since our team origins, and since then, a lot of players have worked their way through the ranks. Every single veteran here was at one time a rookie, and therefore some poor captain’s project and headache. It is worth reminding ourselves that everyone starts somewhere, and every rookie can leave his mark. So here is a brief look at our CUC2013 roster, and the veterans thereon who have survived more than two seasons with Furious (and presumably, have learned something).

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Infuriating

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UltiPhotos: Finals Preview -- CUC 2012 &emdash; untitled-1161
in·fu·ri·ate (n-fyr-t)
tr.v. in·fu·ri·at·ed, in·fu·ri·at·ing, in·fu·ri·ates
to enrage; to make Furious.

It is August, normally marking a midpoint in our season, but it feels as if we have only just begun. Trickling back from a July all over the hemisphere, we have returned to the practice fields to recombine as Furious George. Looking around, the array of new, young faces takes me by surprise even now. The Canadian Ultimate Championships begin in Vancouver next week, and a unified Angry Monkey must defend a national title on home turf. At the same time, we are in the midst of rebuilding; every practice and every tournament — even nationals — is another step in making a new Furious.


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