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Random Sporting Thought – Quad Wheelchair Tennis

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know this was a thing. I was browsing the Australian Open website and something caught my eye. The event was Quad Wheelchair Singles. I had to check it out.

I must say, this is an incredible feat! These two men are in inspiration, and played amazing tennis! Turns out there are all sorts of divisions that I didn’t know existed.

You can check out highlights of the 2020 Aussie Open final here, or watch a full match from 2016:

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Random Sporting Thought – NFL Hall of Fame

This past weekend two former coaches were inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. This year, they went about it a bit different. Normally, everyone is announced at the same time. This year, in a made for TV moment (literally, they both work for Fox and CBS, respectively), Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker made a surprise appearance and let these two fine individuals know in person.

Congratulations to both Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher. They are both deserving, and their reactions are worth watching.


Zorionak.

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Random Sporting Thought – An NCAA alternative

Every now and then I get the urge to say what is on my mind. Thanks for listening. Know these are all my opinions. Feel free to comment below.

I want to start off the series talking about the NCAA.

I’ll admin it, I love sports. I follow whatever sport is in season, mostly North American sports that is. However, there is one aspect of sports that really grinds my gears. The NCAA. The non-profit organization that makes everyone rich except the players.

The system the NCAA built sets up their student-athletes for failure, especially star recruits. They’re offered everything under the sun: money, cars, women, and more. Yet they’re supposed to turn it all down. If they accept, it’s not the adult who offers the bribe that is blamed, it’s the 17 year old kid. So backwards.

I remember listening to the late Frank Deford who was outspoken about NCAA corruption ahead of his time. Now, it’s all the rage to say players should get paid. Yeah, no shit they should! The coaches and athletic directors get paid millions, even the students working at the library get paid minimum wage. However, the stars of the show, the players, get suspended if they trade a signature for a tattoo.

Of course, that depends on how much money the upcoming game is and how important they are to ratings. After all, the NCAA still has a product to sell. So let’s suspend the backups, let the stars play in their bowl game, then suspend them next year to save face. Yep, that happened a few years ago to Ohio State.

It makes me not want to watch any NCAA sports. You know what I would watch? A new league formed independently by the top Universities geared toward benefiting the student athletes. Hasta luego, Goodbye, and Agur NCAA!

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175 Grams – Indian Ultimate Frisbee Documentary

This 08:00 minute long documentary is worth your time. It’s called 175 grams (The weight of a Discraft Ultra-star frisbee.

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European Masters Ultimate Championships 2019

Dates: October 17-20, 2019
Place: Madrid, Spain – Universidad Complutense – Complejo deportivo
Website: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019
Schedule: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule
Teams: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/teams

Our opening pool: https://euf.ultimatecentral.com/e/eumc2019/schedule/team/spain-master-mixta/division/Masters+Mixed%27s/stage/132439/game_type/upcoming

This weekend we’re off to Madrid, representing the Spanish Mixed National Team at Euros. We’ve been preparing for some time now, and that time is finally here!

This is a “Masters” tournament, which means there is an age requirement; +30 for women and +33 for men. This works out perfect for my partner and I as she is 31 and I am 34. We’re back to being the youngest on the team again!

We hope to be playing on these fields Sunday afternoon!
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EBUC 2019 – Live Streams

You can find all live streams here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/

Here is an ongoing list of our recorded games from the European Beach Ultimate Championships.

Spain vs Portugal, Pool B. Wednesday May 8, 2019.


Spain vs France, Upper Pool, Thursday May 9, 2019.


Spain vs France, Semi-Final, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Sorry for the poor quality of this video, it was filmed with a cell-phone on the sideline.


Spain vs Germany, Final, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Our official team’s page can be found here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/team/mmix/esp

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EBUC 2019 – European Beach Ultimate Championships

EBUC 2019 is here! I representing Spain in the Mixed Masters division. We’ve come together in Portimão, Portugal to compete with the best Europe has to offer!

Today was day three, check out some highlights from yesterday:

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 9, 2019) our game vs France will be on the official live stream at 10:50 am local time in Portugal. You can find it here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/

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Spanish Championships Beach 2019

We had an amazing time, as always in Castelldefels, just outside of Barcelona, for the Spanish Beach championships.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to defend our title from last year, due to some untimely injuries and poor play in our quarterfinal vs Quijotes from Madrid, but no it is always a pleasure to share the field with Corocotta!

You can find full results at ulti.info!

Keep training, and we’ll be ready for next year!