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BCUCJoel

Step 1

Furious George qualified for the Canadian Ultimate Championships today, taking the first bid out of B.C., and the top seed out of the West.  We earned the victory in decisive 15-7,15-3,15-3 wins, although not always with the kind of efficient aplomb we are trying to drill into habit.  We practiced various iterations of man-to-man and zone defenses that we are cultivating for use in August, and we continue to try to refine our offense into something less like an enthusiastic chaos.  The theory is that when the machine is finished, it won’t matter which part we play — it will trundle down the field as designed, as we each do our jobs.    That will come; for now though, we have accomplished step one.


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Reflections – U.S. Open

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Level Up

If you were born in the eighties, then you probably know something about hard video games. I speak, of course, of the notorious classics – Contra, Megaman, Battletoads —  ­­ that pitch you into the fray at maximum difficulty without warning or reprieve. Our parents probably didn’t appreciate that we were doggedly building character against 8-­bit adversity, but we were. We learned to deal with frustrations, to set goals, to maintain focus, the necessity of doing things right, and on happy occasion, to enjoy a seat-of-your-pants wild success.

And in reflecting on the U.S. Open, we revisited that experience. Welcome to the next level, ladies and gentlemen.


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