There was a great heckling moment at Fools this weekend. There was a floating tipped pass, and Kevin from DC made a nice grab near the sideline and showed it to Sandy from Ring for a good two seconds, drawing oohs from the crowd. But then Sandy gave everyone a moment to remember by solidly foot-blocking the ensuing forehand huck attempt. I felt fortunate to be walking by less than 10 yards away when it happened. This brings to mind two other such moments:
1. 1995 Tuneup, Chain-Sockeye pool play game, double game point. Gewirtz throws it away, then on the ensuing huck, he doesn't even try to play the disc but instead uses his bubble butt to push as many guys out of the way as possible. However, the disc is tipped to Andy Smith, who catches it, says "Foul" to Jonny, and spikes it.
2. 1994 Easterns, DoG vs somebody. Ok, I was playing that game, but I saw a few former and future teammates from Somerville Youth walking by just as it happened. At 14-13 us, game to 15, in a role reversal I threw a huck to Alex, who miraculously was open by about 15 yards. However, there was a little angle to it, and Alex had too much time to think, and he bobbled it once, twice, three times before allowing it to drop. The SY guys let poor Alex have it. It was awesome.
3. 1990, Earth-Titanic game for #2 seed from the Northeast. No one was there, ok, but I just thought of this and chuckled and had to share it. Mooney has the disc, starts to throw a forehand but the cutter breaks off the cut, so Steve attempts to pull back the throw, but it trickles off his fingers (not unlike what happened to a fellow WesWill player in their one point loss to the Short Fat Guys this weekend) and he five-holes himself. Later that day, Jordan Haskell is caught on tape picking up a disc on the sidelines, showing the name "MOONEY" on the back to the camera, then spiking it.