The interview with Thomas Kuhn that Ultimate Rob recently posted to his site reminded me that, last summer, I had the good fortune of watching Thomas play in a showcase game between Furious George and Sockeye at the Flowerbowl tournament in Vancouver. One… Read More »The Season of Ultimate Stats – Part 2
I grew up in Minnesota and spent lots of time as a kid throwing around frisbees just to see them fly. Somehow, I never played ultimate until I was 25, but I joined a summer league then (in 1999) and haven't stopped playing since. When I'm not playing ultimate, I profess linguistics at the University of Calgary, calculate all the baseball stats at www.basesproduced.com, and take pictures of the beautiful things I see in the world around me.
Last summer, I wrote a post for ultimaterob.com about a system of ultimate frisbee statistics that I had devised. I used this system to score both an elite ultimate game between NexGen and Furious George, as well as a Calgary… Read More »Season of Ultimate Stats – Part 1
A couple of months ago, I developed a paradigm for ultimate frisbee statistics. The goal of the paradigm was to capture all of the qualitatively distinct events in a game of ultimate. I’ve scored a few games with this system… Read More »Using Statistics to Improve Your Game