Sin The Fields

Sin The Fields

The richest, most compelling podcast about ultimate to date, giving center stage to the attitude, extraordinary stories, and peripheral weirdness that makes ultimate its own. Hosted by Tad Wissel and Patrick Stegemoeller.

Episodes

October 6, 2023 57 mins
Pat made club nationals! Relive all the glory as well as some other tales from club regionals around the country.
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Ultimate frisbee is growing fast and there are riches to be had - supposedly. Patrick Stegemoeller and Brian Kibler look at some of the people, organizations, and businesses like the Rochester Dragons that got swept up in the excitement, energy, and optimism of an era where it seemed like the sport was one step away from making the leap to mainstream legitimacy, and the reality of what these schemes really meant.

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Patrick Stegemoeller and Brian Kibler introduce us to the world of the Rochester Dragons in this first installment of Huck and Hope! They talk about why the Rochester Dragons, a team you may vaguely remember existing anonymously towards the bottom of the AUDL a decade ago, may be the key to understanding how ultimate, the semi-pro leagues, and America got to be where it is in 2023.

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Pat and Tad are back! Well, at least for one episode. Pat tells us about a new Ultiworld project, Huck and Hope, a podcast about the Rochester Dragons (a defunct AUDL franchise) and the early days of semi-professional ultimate, debuting next week! They talk about the show, play clips from the project, and hear from a special guest, Frank Sarbones.
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September 9, 2022 58 mins
After commiserating about the crimes of Northeast Canadian Ultimate teams, Pat and Tad reminisce on some of the best ridiculous bits they used on the show.

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August 26, 2022 115 mins
After a lengthy digression on ultimate not making it into the Olympics, Pat and Tad look back on some of the best guests and interviews they’ve had on the show.

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July 29, 2022 96 mins
It's Wildwood and STF somehow made it to 150 episodes, so what better way to celebrate than with a wildly indulgent episode about sun, sand, good times, and staring into the void? Before they get to Wildwood, Tad reports from the second leg of the Mid-Atlantic Party Tournament Triple Crown Tour, aka Mars. Then it's down to the boardwalk, Bolero, and beyond as the guys look at Wildwood from every angle with listener emails, dissect ...
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July 16, 2022 41 mins
Pat and Tad break up their summer sabbatical for an emergency mini-pod on the US losing to Germany at World Games. Who is to blame? What can be done? And most importantly, how fun is it to lob cranky backseat driver complaints? (Very fun) They also cover a lucrative bet Pat made on the game that needs to be adjudicated in the court of public opinion, and Tad guesses which other World Games sports are real and which are some nonsen...
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June 24, 2022 77 mins
It's hot as hell and we love it. Summer is officially here, and after discussing some of the scandalous moments of summer leagues past, STF has an important message for those of you who may have been wronged in your summer league pursuits. You may be entitled to compensation! Call today! Pat kicked off the summer at Windmill this past weekend, and has plenty to say about the ecstatic experience of the tournament, crazy European tea...
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June 13, 2022 75 mins
Pat and Tad welcome Ravi Vasudevan of the Eurozone podcast onto the program to preview the return of Europe’s legendary Windmill tournament. It’s Pat’s first time going -- what does he need to know to survive the weekend? The guys also breakdown College Nationals and read an email from a PT about weird patient stories.
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May 20, 2022 65 mins
With D-I Nationals returning to Milwaukee, Pat and Tad recall the past two eventful Nationals in the place some have called the Paris of southeastern Wisconsin. On the field and off the field, from the conception of the show in 2015 to their inadvertent stay in an actual murder house in 2018, Nationals in Milwaukee is a key part of the STF tapestry. Also, they throw baseless accusations around about how UVA got food poisoning in 20...
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May 6, 2022 72 mins
After a brief hiatus, STF is back. It's a busy time on the ultimate calendar, with college Regionals, pro seasons, and club tryouts all kicking off at once. Pat and Tad do their best to cover everything, everywhere, all at once. They talk the AUDL's 10th anniversary season and reflect back on the wild early days of the league, get into the college Regionals pick em' bet they made with Deep Look, and chat about what it is like to ru...
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Pat and Tad lament what has become of them as they both missed Fools Fest this year and turn to some first hand reports from listeners of a particularly antagonistic tournament party DJ.

Then the guys assess the college scene and debate what should be done about New England men only getting two bids despite having six top teams. Their answers may shock and surprise you! (And unsurprisingly involves a story from the late 2000’s Metr...
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In this grab bag episode, Pat and Tad touch on everything from Winter League finals to a college freshman listener’s first High Tide. Then the guys welcome Edward Stephens on to break down, in excruciating detail, the event of the college season thus far: Mamabird gaslighting that dude on Brown into thinking he caught his own throw in the SMI championship.
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March 4, 2022 104 mins
Pat and Tad are super excited to have Jamie Houssian and Dan Schneider from the University of California at Santa Barbara on the program to talk about "I Bleed Black," the groundbreaking documentary charting UCSB's journey to Nationals in 2001. They discuss making the film, go into detail on what college ultimate was like twenty years ago, and how they live with the legacy of the film today. Plus, some utterly shameless slander of ...
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February 18, 2022 68 mins
Pat and Tad nurse the wounds of some near-miss Super Bowl bets, forcing them to confront how sports gambling hollows out one of the last pure pleasures in life. Fun! They also recap some of the sideline shenanigans from Florida Warm Up, including a BYU player doing the coolest thing anyone has ever done in a game. Then, they discuss a listener email that asks them to consider a probably unhealthy temptation: If you could go back in...
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February 4, 2022 80 mins
After two years, Florida Warm Up is back! Pat and Tad celebrate the return of their favorite college tournament with friend of the pod and Warm Up veteran Daniel Prentice. They recall their favorite memory involving each team in the field this year and unpack why Warm Up is the purest version of college ultimate.

Plus, Daniel defends moving to North Carolina right as it’s becoming the Seattle of the East Coast, fully breaking down t...
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January 21, 2022 66 mins
Amidst Tad coping with the Steelers losing and Pat ranting about the new season of Cheer, the guys find time to talk about winter league. Indoor or outdoor? Draft league or clique? Weeknight or weekend? Trying hard or trying way too hard? Does it ruin your outdoor game? From the bottom of January's despair, they hope to emerge with some truths.

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January 7, 2022 65 mins
Pat and Tad begin the new year by looking back a couple weeks to the weird 2021 College Nationals, with some aged takes that were mildly relevant two weeks ago. How should we feel about this whole event? Do these UNC titles count the same as the rest? How did the Metro East do? Did Pitt men's really not make the bracket? What justifies tripping an opponent in cold blood? STF gets into all that and more. The guys also talk about the...
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December 17, 2021 82 mins
2021 Club POTY and STF All-Star extraordinaire Lindsay Soo joins Pat and Tad to discuss the winter College Nationals, critique Callahan videos, and lay down some takes. Which teams should you root for? Which teams should you hex? Soo has got answers for you. The gang also reveal their biggest Callahan video turn offs and speculate about how many wins the Metro East can pull off this year.

All that plus some Christmas tidings, a grea...
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