There is a thread on rsd today that brought back the memories. http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.sport.disc/browse_frm/thread/715ea5c233b5a271/0fd211aabfdc01e8#0fd211aabfdc01e8
During a game, a player with the disc wants another one to cut, so he calls out that player's girlfriend's name, but two players cut. The non-boyfriend then yells, "I'm sorry, I was drunk!" Some alert reader recognized this as a bastardization of a story I told ten years ago. But my story itself was a bastardization of what really happened.
It was honest enough. Dennis calls out "Ann", but two of us were dating (different) girls named Ann (it's a common enough name, after all), and we both cut. It was only at the party that night when Dennis added the "I was drunk" part to make it a good story, and then I changed it on rsd to make it more personal. Funny thing is, the next year (this must have been the magical year of 1994), we were having fun at a spring tournament, and Dennis calls out "Hella", Scott Goodrich's wife. Remembering the laughs at the party, I cut anyway and did in fact say, "I'm sorry, I was drunk."
The other notable thing about this item is that THIS is where I started my strategy talks, and only because I was prompted to, and only in an offhand way. The original thread http://groups-beta.google.com/group/rec.sport.disc/browse_frm/thread/9b77c4716b8537a3/8c18402e7babb3e8#8c18402e7babb3e8 was started by a guy in Philly who was forwarding a request from a teammate.
"The second thing i am interested in is if there is archived material on offensive/goal line strategies - I know the subject came up about a month ago, but the responses seemed vague and generalized. It would be great if, say, big Jim Parinella of Big Bro could make a detailed posting on the subject - I am sure he could suggest drills and strategies without giving away 'team secrets.' He might even get the benefit of good feelings about him from the rec.sport.disc ;)"
Some of you might not know this now, but I burst onto rsd as the hated "Testosterone Man" who called people "thin-skinned, self-righteous whiners" and "computer geeks." This was the start of my transformation. So, Brian Canniff and John Rice (who I ran into at the YMCA in Woburn five years later), thanks.