I shared KUDL team for 2011 with co-captain Jeremiah Newhouse (and yes, no hyperbole, one of the best and nicest guys I have ever met). It was our second team together and much better than our original 2006 team, as in we actually won some games; the 2006 team did not, though it had a great cast of characters.
We did not win the league in 2011. We did not advance to the finals. But we had a good season. 2011 was our only year as a league for which the tournament was rained out. The finals were completed on Monday two days later and were won by Stu Gulliver's team.
This is our Asian bear. Kung Fu or Ninja bear?
It's a nifty logo, and I felt special that we managed to snag black, which is always a popular color.
I am all about the action photos.
|Me catching at a recent pick up game.|
Yes, jumping is necessary to execute the catch properly.
|There I am again admiring my throw. Terrible thing to do.|
And yet, that is my friend Ed Kenny in the foreground
in the "Pickles" shirt. I don't believe he managed to block that
|Back hand this time. Not good form.|
I am not getting enough reach.
Then again, no one was marking me.
I am not making it to KUDL tonight as I am off to Ann Arbor to see David Byrne and St. Vincent in concert at the venerable Michigan Theatre on Liberty across the street from Borders.
As before, photos are courtesy of Lindsay Phillips. Thanks Lindsay!!
Ed Kenny is one of the founders of KUDL that grew out of our car pool to South Bend. At a recent KUDL draft, he proclaimed that the thing he likes best about KUDL is that it is here in Kalamazoo and does not require an hour's drive.
We all liked the car pool because we had great conversations. But we also like not having to drive so far to play Ultimate.
Others in that original car pool include Ryan Kircher, Matt Frayer, Dave Heimberg, and Natalie Dale.
I am wearing an X hat I found in a box. It is meant to commemorate Malcolm X though most people, knowing me, will think it's for the X-Men.
Damn, I look fat.
It's amazing that I still think of myself as the ultra skinny young man of my 20s even though I weigh about 40-50 pounds more and am 30 years older.
Satchel wants to play, too.
NOTE: See the toy truck in the pocket of the chair? Some child left that truck in my chair many years ago. I have kept it there all this time. It is the "Cool Patrol" truck, which was the name of our championship 2010 team. I panic a little if the truck falls out or I do not see it. I am careful so as not to lose it now.
- chris tower - 1307.08 - 8:17