This thread just got much better and way more entertaining.
On a side not does anyone know a bit more about colorados
jake gamsky? I think I'm going to look around and ask about
him, he really tore it up in the final game and he seems to
have just exploded on the scene
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Can we expect to see this Jake Gamsky guy in a Bravo uniform
this year? He sounds awesome!!! I have the ultivillage ETP
subscription so I get to watch all the games. I want to see
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Ephialtes? Is that a 300 reference, oh cool bro. Mike
Houston, i googled your name, i admit it, and nothing much
came up. All of my family and friends can attest to the
fact that I am FAR from washed up. I have never been more
successfully or romantically as I am now. I am willing to
bet a small fortune that I am more successful and making
more moves than you are Mike. Anyway, if you ever wanna meet
and sort this out man to man just let me know. Call me, and
we'll get this straightened out. Although you may find
yourself regretting it. Looks like the Jazz are about to be
swept, appropriately. And Mike Degnan, get a life.
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First of all genius, you brought up the Jazz, no one else,
so let's not confuse our metaphors. Secondly googling Mike
Houston mostly brings up local Illinois politicians and
plays I was in during High School, so I'm sure you learned
plenty from that.
Thirdly if 'sort this out like a man' means fighting with
our fist-hands, I'll have to decline as I use my mitts to
make the 'small fortune' you'd like to bet against me that
somehow you're not a sad old man picking physical fights
with strangers on the internet at 9:56pm on a Monday night.
Anyways, get a life and I hope not to see you in Boulder
where the future of this awesome sport will be both on the
fields and on the sidelines showing people like you why we
love what we do. A+M will be back playing awesome disc next
year and probably piling up the All-Region awards you call
'meaningless.' Those awards are a recognition from one's
peers of the best players in any given year, so they're far
from meaningless. What is meaningless is that they'll give
any old hack access to the internet these days. Turn the
Fox News back on and step away from the laptop grandpa.
So to recap:
willw is still trying to relive the ole glory days when
Arkansas State was a PERENNIAL powerhouse.
mike houston is still a giant missouri puss that loves to
slang that little dick around the barnyard.
endless is still trying to suck on mike's teet to get a
taste of that sweet missouri milk.
AND MY GOOD FRIEND DOCTOR IS STILL SLANGING THAT COCK AROUND
LIKE HE OWNS THE PLACE. doctor, you realize that you never
had any relevancy and you never will right? you realize
that as soon as you stopped coaching A&M they actually made
regionals, and almost made nationals? THEY ONLY LOST BY 10
MY MAN, i bet it was because all of those solid fundamentals
you instilled in them last year, right?
here's to you, Doctor, for continuing to try to hype the
most mediocre players and teams out there. here's to you,
doctor, the man that somehow managed to let a poor
defenseless group of college students from college station
coach them into the ground for a year! KEEP SLANGIN THAT
-BIG DICK WHITEY
ps: Jim Harrison i made the trip to austin from lincoln to
check it out, and that Jake Gamsky guy was indeed just
tearing it up. Where did those Motherbirds find that guy?!?
What year is he, I don't see him on their roster.
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Here are a couple of my thoughts as a spectator this
-Congrats to Mamabird and TUF. They were the best 2 teams
out there and it showed. The Mickle/Driscoll matchup was
hella fun to watch.
-Quit bashing on all these schools, especially to you
asshats that didn't even show up. A&M played an unbelievably
hard game against Kansas in their 2nd-to-last game. I didn't
stick around for the GTG but I knew Texas would win because
AM gave it their all in the game before. Props to AM for
doing as well as they did.
-Making comments like, "oh shit we knew these would be the 2
teams to come out why do we even play regionals now adays
blah blah," clearly shows you didn't read the scores or
watch the games. Mamabird beat Texas by a couple of breaks
from some pretty bad turnovers from TUF. Cool. So they won.
Texas beat AM by 2 and Arkansas by 2. It's not like they
came out and these 2 teams rolled the region. So many games
this weekend were decided by a very slim margin as evidenced
on score reporter. So don't act like they rolled through the
region. They didn't. The close games were fantastic to watch
so thanks to all the teams that played for that.
-Dalton from A&M was indeed the best freshman that played
this weekend. His athleticism makes it tough for the offense
to get open and he plays terrific D. With that being said,
note the absence of Texas State in contention on Sunday.
They can't fill the large hole that losing Austin Walker
left them with. His athleticism may trail Dalton by a bit,
but his decision-making and throws far exceed any other
freshman in the region.
-Darius Tse should get your all-region votes. He's a stud.
-Kevin Christian megged Jimmy Mickle, so he should be your
shoe-in for Callahan. (Also on that note props to OU for
taking 7 guys, ignoring the bullshit a lot of your team left
you with, and coming out and winning a couple of games.
Everyone there would agree that playing savage under the
Texan sun would suck, so props for going all out and getting
-Final comment: Our entire sideline called the final play
for AM/Kansas on universe where Bennett started on the
sideline, Dalton called injury after the D, and Bennett came
on as A&M put in the winning point. Many lols were had. Very
savvy veteran move there.
All region... and I didn't get to watch everyone. But if I
had to pick 7 players from the teams I saw play Mickle - Colorado
Gamsky - Colorado
Driscoll - tuff
Berry hidaka - kansas
Matt francis - Missouri Matt costello - a&m
Aditya - Tuff
I picked most of these people based on their defense. There
were other great players out there but I think these are the
most solid and more importantly all around studs. Our region
had a ton of great players. And the second team will be sick
as Shit too.
Matt is being too modest. Yetti (Matt Costello) is a good
player, but Matt Bennett belongs on this list instead of
Yetti. (I don't know enough about Hidaka or Francis to
comment on how they compare with Yetti.)
Matt is being very modest and he only put defenders on that
list, probably because he was guarded by them.
Here are the people I saw over the weekend (and this is as
objective as I get):
Jimmy Mickle, CO - Won the Finals pretty much by himself,
best college Ultimate player I've seen in a while.
Will Driscoll, Texas - Drove the UT offense with his cuts
Will Campbell, Texas - Navigated the UT offense with his
cuts and breaks. Got a great layout on Mickle only to be
massively overthrown for the bookends. 5th year, 4th for UT
after transferring from UTSA.
Matt Bennett, ATM - Great throws, sometimes too great, but
more scores than turns. Will be on this list for the next
Kevin Christian, OU - He IS OU's offense. Never a team
played them this year that they weren't concerned with
shutting him down and really noone could...the lefty
advantage. He also led a savage team to a couple wins on
Brett Hidaka, Kansas - Great defense, great athlete, typical
KU style. Didn't like the guy when I played them, but what
more can you ask from Kansas? He drove the team with his
intensity and mouth.
Darius Tse, UNT - I can't stress it enough, he played
otherworldly Saturday, it's too bad his team couldn't
support him and his play. One of the nicest guys on the
field, looks intimidating as hell, but he really is a
sweetheart. Massive layout Ds and skys were routine. And
really this is his first (and last) Regionals to be fully
healthy and it showed.
Others that should make Second, considered for First or just
should be mentioned:
#42 for Colorado - I don't know who Gamsky is, could be this
guy. He got 3-4 Ds that flipped the game on UT.
Mitch Bennett, UT - another lefty dirty. He knows how to
play in the UT Vert and it was beautiful to watch.
Dalton Smith, ATM - He had the impact on his team's success
like an All-Region-er should. Should be FOTY 1st or 2nd,
pending Austin Walker's last minute campaign strategies.
Joe Young, KU - Everyone was talking about Vinny doing his
thing on their O-line, but I saw Joe (#4) running the show
with breaks and cuts up the line, running the timeless KU
Abe Coffin, Ark - The guy has great throws and puts them
where the O needs em. He reminds me sort of Dylan Freechild
with that backhand.
Eric Kearney, Ark - Overall great athlete and kept Arkansas
close in the UT game with Ds and runs for hucks.
Teams I didn't see at all:
WashU, KState, Baylor, UTA.
Teams I did see but didn't have the one standout:
Texas State - these guys played a great weekend, they were a
faceless army of guys that just play. They had just as much
a hand in ATM losing the backdoor as UT or Kansas - they
made them run a lot in their first game Sunday to tire them
a bit for KU.
Colorado State, Colorado College.
Having been benched by my stupid knee, I think I got an
"objective" view of the fields at regionals, at least for
the teams that I had a pleasure to watch and those that
Texas State happened to play.
Jimmy Mickle should be obvious by now
Will Driscoll still obvious
Will Campbell excellent defender and transition player. Had
the opportunity to be matched up against him on a fairly dry
field at Mardi Gras and he forced me to change my cut
numerous times to get open, especially as the reset
Matt Bennett was the person at Texas State we put our best
defender on. His level of throws, notably his break-mark
throws and bullshit throws, really sparked the A&M offense.
Because of Bennett, A&M always had a reliable reset and was
able to keep the disc on the break side, making it hard for
any defense to function properly
Yetti also the other person Texas State looked to stop, but
with little results. He's a solid athlete with some pretty
sweet layouts, but what really impressed me during State's
game against A&M at regionals was his ability to come under
and kick start the offense from the handler position and put
up some money hucks where only his player could get to.
Kevin Christian Like Brooks said, he is OU's offense. When
he wasn't every other in our games against him he was making
a deep cut from the handler position just to put on the
brakes and get a 30-yard under. His break mark throws are so
well rounded that it is hard to stop. If you go to stop the
high backhand he goes with the low inside break.
Darius Tse one of my favorite people to be around both on
and off the field. On he's running teams with his big ups
and effortless inside flick breaks. He also has some stellar
layouts, like the one against State where he came from the
deep deep in UNT's zone to get a 10+ yard layout on a wing
cutter. Filty. Off the field he has got to be top 5 on my
list of nicest people I've ever met.
Joe Young this was the guy who Texas State looked to shut
down on defense. I didn't see much from Hidaka because I was
more worried about getting my team to stop KU's break side
domination, which came from Joe.
Cameron Hunter unfortunately for Kansas State, they had a
very small roster this weekend (not OU small by any means)
so fatigue showed during our game against them. Cameron,
though, was ripping low release flick hucks to space all
game long and our team had one way to make a play on them
because they were hitting receivers in stride.
#13, Colorado College this guy was running the show for
Colorado College. Any break throw he wanted he got, whether
it was around backhands, inside flicks, or lefty high
releases. He anchored a rebuilding a team with solid hucks
from either side during a wet Sunday morning.
Dalton Smith incredible athlete for a freshman. Was
constantly matching up against Texas State's biggest deep
threats all season long. Throws aren't quite there but those
will come with time. All 7 times this school year that Texas
State has had the pleasure of playing A&M, Dalton has had a
significant role in A&M's D-line conversion rate. I love his
physicality and drive to make every play count (had some
nasty layout attempts at our game at regionals). Unlike what
Brooks said, I'm out of "campaign strategies" because I
couldn't play most of this spring season due to a shitty
timed ACL tear, so the Freshman of the Year I think should
go to Dalton for his incredible plays all year long and
being there to tear it up for his team at regionals.
Normally we don't like to post, hyping up our own players,
however a few of our players have been mentioned by number
and I believe they deserve to receive proper recognition.
First off there is no Jake Gamsky. The player that people
are referring to is #63, James Mitchell. He's a senior on
the team and is one of the top defenders in the region, if
not the country. In the highlights from Stanford you can see
him (in his patented Flannel) get a deep D against Tyler
DeGirolamo (2:42 in the video) and then he subsequently
performs a greatest. In addition to his defense he has
hucks, break throws, and runs our D line. He should be in
the conversation for all-region.
#24 Jackson Kloor. Jackson is another senior on the team and
is one of my co-captains. He has played the last 2 years
with Johnny Bravo. He is a dominant cutter in both the
college, and club game, and deserves consideration for
#42 is Matt Bubernak. Matt is a freshman on the team this
year and was the guy that had 2-3 layout Ds in the finals vs