Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Heckling moments

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.

9 comments:

Alex de Frondeville said...

Um, didn't you mean to say three other such moments?

Poor picked upon Alex.

parinella said...

Poor picked upon Alex.
Any publicity is good publicity. And just wait for the next post.

luke said...

hello, hello, is this thing on?

david 'stick' williams drives home the game winner against ecu at terminus. 10 yards out of the endzone. ecu scores while stick his holding his head in his hands, and goes on to proclaim themselves 'the greatest college team ever.' chain loses another home tournament in the quarters.

an actual heckle, not 'heckling moment'. furious vs somebody at flowerbowl. lugsdin to grant to lugsdin repeat. a cry from the sideline, 'throw it to your women.'

parinella said...

Ladies and gentlemen, the inventor of the diamond offense, Luuuuuke Smith!

Then there was the time that the Tea Party was the dominating force of the GE summer league team, playing against a fairly stacked Longwood Medical in the finals of the 1994 tournament. "Seven beats three!" heckled some in the crowd. "Not these three" replied Jordan.

Speaking of Jordan and heckles, there was the time where Red Tide has just pulled off a stunning upset of Dark Horse in the game to go at Regionals 1998 (perhaps the most exciting game I've ever watched), and Jordan stalked the fields after the game saying, "Plane tickets to Sarasota for sale, cheap!"

Wicks said...

How many times do I have to tell you, we didn't buy any damn plane tickets!?

Marshall said...

Nate - you may never be done telling him...

parinella said...

And I'm tellin' ya, I'm just repeating what Jordan was saying. Does every last bit of a heckle have to be true in order to be effective? Are you going to criticize Luke's anecdote because there weren't actually women on the field? Sheesh, some people blow a game to a spunky crowd favorite underdog five years ago, and they just can't put it out of their minds, even if their competitive ultimate days are long past.

Wicks said...

You mean I played competitive ultimate? The only competitive frisbee I remember took place on the fields of West Palm Beach Polo (and some might say it wasn't actually "competitive" at all).

parinella said...

Congratulations! You are tied for number 7 on the list of career goaltimate winnings for Boston players.