Thursday, June 12, 2008

Who is the Fastest Ultimate Player in Canada?


Speed, by itself, is not the answer to team sport success. However, it looks great, it's easy to scout, and it is highly coveted by those who try to build great teams.

Talk radio is abuzz this week in the USA (Jim Rome Show, various ESPN and FOX sports radio shows) about the hype surronding a 5'5 LSU football player regarded as the fastest man in college football history- ever.
Source: Reuters

Trindon Holliday, a reserve on last year's national championship college football team, just ran an astounding 10.02 100m at a track meet in Sacramento. He is olympic fast, top 8 in the world fast with a time like that.

Whether he can play football is another story. He's a tiny man in the professional sports world. He would be at a very high risk for injury in the NFL, but it's possible he could be a good player.

Could Holliday play elite ultimate? I think so. Well, his speed would kill, but in today's game he would be very short and would have to have a great vertical to overcome his height and dominate.

Which leads me to my real question:

Who is the Fastest Ultimate Player in Canada?

Who's the fastest man? Woman? Fastest per province? When I define speed, I will narrow it down to who you think would have the fastest 100m sprint time.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits..


Just a quick review of past weekend results, a new site and a video link.

Matt Berg with the Bail D
Photo Source: Greg King/Ultypics

In the "Elite Open" division, Furious won over Tonka Trucks in the final. Voodoo and Blackfish tied for third. Tonka edged into the final after a barn-burner 17-16 win over Blackfish.

In the "Elite Women's" division, Fury won over Riot. Traffic tied for third with the UK Women, I believe. I might be mistaken.

-Hat tip for T-1000 for the correspondance

Open Final: Sofa Kings (Featuring my boy Adam Gowenlock) are rumored to have taken the title.

Women's Final: Bushfire (Okanagan) over EWU (Edmonton) in the women's final.

CUT 2008 results

-Boston Ultimate over Goat in the final
-Phoenix goes undefeated on Saturday, wins its crossover (as I predicted) and loses it's quarter-final to Boston before beating Mephisto and tying for 5th
-Mephisto finishes tied for 7th
-Bodhi continues its strong season with 3rd/4th place finish
-Pike has an off weekend and falls out of the elite bracket
-Expect a writeup on the Polish Prince's commentary site

Hope to see many of these teams at No Borders!

One of our best in the Ottawa Program has put together a clip of our first two tournaments this year.

Ottawa Open Video (Link has been fixed)

Sweet work Scotty.