Let me recap this weekend in one sentence - bonehorn dominated solstice. Except we didn't win the actual tournament. In terms of actual ultimate, we got the young crew a lot of minutes and game experience while systematically injuring every older horn we could. Props to Cole, Joe Cool, Wooly, Chas, and Stew for earning their bones.
Thanks to Mel for filming - highlights and footage will be posted in the media section soon. Thanks to Terrell for furnishing Mel with an EZ-UP and keg on top of the moontower during the Arkansas game. Because when Mel is a happy gal, I can relax. Thanks to T and the whole Tulsa crew for throwing the best tourney and overall shindig in the midwest.
-Greg Meyer (Hail, Caesar) proved victorius by about 75 chariot-lengths over the other guy, and he safely carried Newt to the finish line. If anyone has photos of the victory lap with the flaming sword from hell let me know.
-The bonehorn fireworks display was fairly shocking. Will took an artillery shell to the groin and several horns walked away with smoking togas. Sweet Roll at least tried to light a few things off, but after they almost got nailed by Wooly's unpredictable exploding bone-a-rangs, they too fled with tails between legs.
-Props to Colin and myself for fulfilling our pledge to make it to the adult swim this year, and thanks to Chas, Bowles, and Will for making sure we stayed on course. As the ladies learned when Terrell gave them the bag of wine on Sunday afternoon, the Bonehorn victory was in the bag but would have been incomplete without our trek to the pond in the witching hour.
-Many people were slapped and many shots were taken from Bowles chest-hole. Thanks to Sheets for protecting Dolan from the wrath of drunken Muddy.
In terms of actual ultimate, here's how it went...
13-1 over the Beavers? That one went well...
11-13 loss to Arkansas. Down 7-2 after one of the worst halves we have ever played, we stormed back and just about finished a nice comeback. Unfortunately Karl Doege had our number with upwind hucks and we couldn't convert enough turnovers to win.
13-6 over Dallas Crude. Started out with 10 straight offensive points before we took half 7-5. Second half was all bonehorn, as we coasted to the W.
13-10 (maybe?) over Rawhide. Tough game, last game of the day in the heat. We had opportunities to pull away several times early on and never could. Rawhide hung around to the bitter end.
13-3 over Brick City, former Big River guys. (Quarterfinals, 3vs6 seed) We actually showed up to play in the first half.
9-13 loss vs Sweet Roll (Semis, 2v3) Similar to the Arkansas game, we decided not to play in the first half, and it was difficult to come back from a 7-3 deficit. We showed them our bonehorns in the second half though, and didn't roll over at all. By the end of the game, Sweet Roll was very relieved to be through with bonehorn.
-Lots of stuff to work on. V-stack looked pretty good at times, endzone O good and bad. Defense was at times stellar and at times terrible. Usual bonehorn stuff.
In real news, we had a discussion about what it means to be committed for the rest of the season after games on Sunday - we hope you're in. Full bonehorn ahead.