RecapWinter 2020Marshall vs Skeeter



Veteran teams Marshall and Skeeter matched up on Tuesday, and it sounds like it went exactly as you’d expect with both teams putting up a strong fight having the game end in a tie. That said, this is the second tie for Marshall this year. And we’re only in the 3rd week. I feel like that has to be a record.

That brings us to 3 ties so far in 2020 Winter League. According to Andy, the most ties we’ve had in a WL season is 3. We’re now in a 4-way tie for number of ties in a season with 2005, 2008, and 2018. At this rate, it seems like we’re on track for a new record.

Last week, the Marshall recap came from Andy. This week, we have the details from Seth.

Skeeter vs. Marshall.  It’s a game we’ve played quite a few times over the years.  And Skeeter has  always been a good spirited team – so that’s always a plus.

When you play Skeeter, you should always expect big throws, a couple different forces and some poaching.  And true to form- they brought all that to the game.  (Although less night deep shots that one might think) But Skeeter had a few just out of reach throws early on that Marshall was able to capitalize on.  And we took a 13-9 lead.

And then the wheels came off.  A dump reset miss.  Seth dropped the pull, we dropped the first throw.  And pretty soon it was 13-13.  Which is not traditionally how you want to close out games.  14-13 skeeter- game ends in 4 minutes.  Marshall works it down the field for the tie, miss a shot to the end zone, but get a huge end zone stop.   14-14.  Game is called because of a firm 10pm off the fields at Culver City high school.

Somehow, giving back that huge lead makes me think I should feel not great about our play.  But that’s not how I feel at all.  I personally feel great about our team’s play. Everyone on the team contributed, everyone had plays that they should be proud of.  Everyone touched the disc.  And sometimes the wheels come off the Marshall bus.  But we got back in the game & didn’t sweat it.  Shot sometimes goes wrong on the field.  But if you keep throwing to everyone, don’t get uptight & keep working- that’s the best I can hope for.

It’s been 21 years of Marshall.  If you can’t enjoy your teammates, celebrate all the awesome plays they make, and forgive the mistakes- you don’t make it to 21 years.

P.S. at least 4 of our points were scored by the over 45 crew.

P.P.S happy birthday Alex Carey.  He made it to 30 last night.  I think I’ve been playing with him 1/2 his life (he was on my team for his first St Pats Hat)

P.P.P.S.  Love watching Tattoo and Emma fearlessly huck.  I usually wait a second “just to be sure”.  But they see the opening and 💥 – that disc is flying.  It’s inspiring.

P.P.P.P.S  Sam Regnier made a fantastic D at 14-13.  Cramped up right after the D.

P.P.P.P.P.S. Marshall women keep us in games.  As hard as 6v6 is on older people- (bracketing players is hard w/ 6’s) our women tear up the field.

Last year, I had the pleasure of subbing for Marshall in their game against Skeeter. It was definitely a little different than playing on Rooks, but it was a great experience. 100% would recommend.

After three games, Marshall has 1 win and 2 ties. They’ll face off against Bubble Party (0-3) next week.

Skeeter is collecting them all with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 tie. Their next game will be against Dumbledore’s Army (3-0).


  • Andy Bandit

    February 6, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Wanted to mention it was pretty impressive that Skeeter had just been scored on to lose the lead, and now were going to receive the pull while the lights were still on, but called the game at 9:57 in order to get everyone off the field at 10pm so we don’t lose the field in the future. It’s easy sometimes to say let’s do the right thing, but then when victory seems so close, a lot of teams might try to sneak in that final point to get the win before declaring the game over. (I can think back to many many nights at Balboa when one bank of lights went out and one team is adamant to keep playing to either get the tie or win.) So kudos to Skeeter for giving up the chance at the victory. Selfless act.


  • Seth gillum

    February 6, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Spot on Andy Bandit! And Cheers to Skeeter. Absolutely true.


  • Andy "Owner of Many Ties" Bandit

    February 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Also, a note about ties for all you stat buffs.

    – As Christi pointed out, LAOUT did indeed tie the single season record for most ties in a Winter League season, with 3.
    – Marshall ties the record for most ties in a single season by one team, tied with 2018 Lunch Break and 2005 Tarmac, with 2.
    – Marshall is now the holder of the most ties all-time by one team, with 7. Tarmac is second with 5. Kong and Pist each had 3.
    – Marshall is the only team in recorded Winter League history to have back-to-back ties.
    – Marshall not only has the most ties, we also have the most Tais. As in Tai Regnier.
    – TIE Fighters are not called that because they look like bow ties. Although they do. It stands for Twin Ion Engines.
    – The Guiness Book of World’s Records holder for most ties worn at one time is 290 ties. It’s worth it to copy this link to see the image.


    • Christi

      February 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you Andy for all of the tie details I never new I needed!

      And for that Guinness world record, I honestly think he could have added at least one more on there… Just sayin.


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