Only three weeks of games to go before the tournament, make sure you’re out there every week to help your team get prime seeding! It will be quite chilly tomorrow, so be sure to bundle up!
If for whatever reason you cannot make the games this weekend, please let your captains know IMMEDIATELY! Big D In Little D is taking place tomorrow and Sunday and we don’t want decimated teams to be caught unaware with only six people out for the week having to play savage and a man down.
Rec players, bear in mind that from here on out all games will be played according to the revised rec schedule which can be found here: http://dallaswinterleague.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/rec11-12-v2.jpg
Food this weekend will be Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches! Please be considerate of your fellow ultimate players and only take one. If there are sandwiches left over after everyone’s gotten one then, AND ONLY THEN, you’re welcome to get a second.
I love dogs, I really do, I even had a dog once, so I can appreciate that some of you want to bring your dog out so you have someone to help you break down your performance for the day once you get home, but if you bring a dog out, be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times and have the leash staked to the ground the entire time you’re on the field please.
Please be courteous to our hosts at the polo grounds and continue to drive slowly through the parking lot. I haven’t seen too many egregious violations, that’s a good thing!
Finally, a note about SPIRIT OF THE GAME:
I won’t bore you with a giant copy-paste of the premise behind SOTG, though I recommend you read it, but please remember the cardinal rule of not only spirit, but a pretty good life lesson as a whole. DON’T BE A JERK! Nobody wants to play against jerks, nobody wants to be on a team with jerks, jerks tend not to play well in a crowd. If there’s a foul, feel free to call it. If you disagree with a FOUL CALLED ON YOU, contest it! There is absolutely ZERO reason for anyone other than the players involved and perhaps the captains to have any say about a call on the field.
Captains, I’m taking to you. Show your experience and some maturity when dealing with calls and questions about the rules please.
There’s a method to the madness here, folks. The reason captains have been asked to turn in spirit forms all year is because *drum roll please* THIS YEAR WE HAVE FIVE, SAVAGE AND VC ON BOARD WITH DONATIONS TO THE LEAGUE WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE SPIRIT WINNERS! Monitor your behavior, think twice before you open your mouth, and so forth, and you may be in line to get some sweet, sweet ultimate swagg just for being cool people.
As always, please support those that support us, Hard Eight BBQ, Sea Blue Travel, Nationwide Overspray, The Idle Rich Pub, Dallas Natural Childbirth, and the aforementioned apparel companies. Keep an eye out for a more fleshed out e-mail detailing what these fine folks do for the league and what they can do for you!
Everyday word jumblin’,
Glenn and Alex
Freelance Poobahs At Large