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Re: Southeast region hype [message #115761 is a reply to message #113454] Thu, 10 May 2012 01:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zack
Messages: 59
Registered: May 2009
Member
I know it's really easy to give tons of praise to tall people, but Mike Hickson is not that good. In UCF's game against Claremont, he dropped 2 pretty easy goals in the end zone, and was generally unimpressive. (I can put up some footage if you guys really want) On the other hand, I'd say John Best is UCF's second best player, if not the best. Someone's gotta put up sweet hucks to all those enormous players.
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115764 is a reply to message #113454] Thu, 10 May 2012 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rmft4
Messages: 1
Registered: May 2012
Junior Member
Chris Browning should be on your first team ballot, or at the very least on your second. The kid throws hammers like it's his job. Except he's not a kid, he's 28 which makes the fact that he mostly played both ways this weekend (when 20 year olds were cramping on the sidelines by the third game) even more impressive. Probably the smartest player on the field this weekend, he got the disc at will wherever on the field he wanted it, and then he proceeded to put it wherever he wanted to. He would be the main handler for any team in the region, save Georgia Tech, without question.
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115766 is a reply to message #115761] Thu, 10 May 2012 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bslade86
Messages: 357
Registered: September 2008
Senior Member
Zack,

I've found people are actually less likely to vote for tall people: look at the last few years of Callahan winners.

2011 George Stubbs (Harvard University)
2010 Eli Friedman (University of Oregon)
2009 Will Neff (University of Michigan)
2008 Joe Kershner (University of Arizona)
2007 Dan Heijmen (University of WisconsinMadison)
2006 Tim Gehret (University of Florida)
2005 Joshua "Zip" Ziperstein (Brown)
2004 Joshua "Richter" Ackley (Colorado)
2003 Ben Wiggins (Oregon)

With the exception of Will Neff, I believe everyone that has won since 2003 is 6'0 or shorter. (Alex Nord won in 2001, of course). Dylan Tunnell? Not on the list. Beau? Didn't make it. Kurt Gibson? No. Brodie? No. Mac Taylor? No.

People love to see the 'everyman' with ups or smarts get the better of tall players. 6'3 guy skies a 5'10 guy twice in a row? "You can't teach tall!" 5'10 guys skies 6'3 guy on the third matchup? Pandemonium! But who has had the biggest impact so far?

As an ultimate community, we love feel-good stories, upset wins, new teams succeeding at nationals, and the little guy putting one over on the big man (either in skying or voting). We pick Steve Nash over Shaq, almost always.

Ben

P.S. We also love a good highlight video. And flashy throws. Put all of that together, and that is why Nick Lance will get the most votes this year (including mine).
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115767 is a reply to message #115764] Thu, 10 May 2012 07:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bslade86
Messages: 357
Registered: September 2008
Senior Member
Note: as for Hickson vs. Best, I have only watched two UCF games and both of them played well- you could certainly be correct that Best is better than Hickson. Since they won the region, it would probably make sense to have three UCF guys on your ballot, anyways.
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115778 is a reply to message #115767] Thu, 10 May 2012 09:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MichaelO
Messages: 18
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
Bobby Ley gettin BIG!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSqv_vL1cA&feature=relmf u

SE FOTY should obviously be this kid or Jericho Barbour from Georgia Southern.
They are both really impressive freshman.

Also heres a UCF O point

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JJ-i1ZOMC8

these are the only two clips on that TwaynesWorld guy's channel.
i think this just shows that Florida's marks suck, or UCF's breaks are good, or both. or whatever.
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115781 is a reply to message #113454] Thu, 10 May 2012 10:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cll10
Messages: 1
Registered: May 2012
Junior Member
Why is there so much talk about Georgia and Tennessee? UGA has amazing players, but they lost to FSU. FSU players have had no talk about them at all. They took 4th in the region and took down both Georgia and Tennessee. Was anyone at SE Regionals to watch any of these games?
Re: Southeast region hype [message #115787 is a reply to message #115781] Thu, 10 May 2012 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MichaelO
Messages: 18
Registered: January 2012
Junior Member
cll10 wrote on Thu, 10 May 2012 10:45
Why is there so much talk about Georgia and Tennessee? UGA has amazing players, but they lost to FSU. FSU players have had no talk about them at all. They took 4th in the region and took down both Georgia and Tennessee. Was anyone at SE Regionals to watch any of these games?


FSU has to go to better tournaments. even going to a good tournament and getting beat gets you noticed. but if you do go to a low level tournament you have to win it. Georgia went to warm up, won tally, and went to easterns. And most of the Tennessee talk on here is just Tennessee players just boasting about how good their team is. its also obvious FSU was the fourth best team in the region this year. good luck next year.
Re: Southeast region hype [message #116447 is a reply to message #113454] Fri, 25 May 2012 04:10 Go to previous message
Skiddy-O
Messages: 68
Registered: July 2010
Member
Lol at Tennessee once again. So much hype, but NO one makes all-region for them...not even the guy who they all claim shut down Nick Lance and should have been in the Callahan conversation.
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