Monday, March 1, 2010

Another Monday

Another UCSD Tourney Win.

Yep, they did it again. Santa Barbara could have been better, but since Pres Day the ol' squiddies are 14-0 with 2 tournament victories. There is some obvious redundancy regarding their victories (i.e. UCLA, SDSU, Davis and Cal), but much like a Boise State, TCU or Cincinnati, they are winning the games put in front of them and that is more than I can say for most teams.

In a year where their 0-3 (2007) and 0-4 (2008) Stanford Invite Pool Play performances finally caught up with them, UCSD delivered and that is commendable. Much like the NIT, qualifiers are a serious gut check for "elite teams" and unlike Kentucky or Florida, UCSD proved themselves and earned their shot at the posh Stanford Invite.

As for other Ultimate News, I get the feeling that this UPA ranking system is going over like a Led Zeppelin. A friend of mine from UConn was a bit perturbed that despite going to Florida, Vegas, and North Carolina (all before March 1st) they only have 3 official games recorded. He mentioned something about Gerics being suspended for a year, which sounds pretty lame given the fact that he isn't a player, but in all honesty, I think the only people being hurt are the players, which sucks. I am sure the UPA has methods for their madness and it may take a year or two for this idea to prove itself, but I really have no clue what I'm looking at. Regardless, I'm sure Florida, Colorado, Carleton, or Wisconsin will be in the winner's circle come May. In the mean time, everyone else give'em hell.

just my thoughts

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