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.

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June 24, 2022 77 min
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...
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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 min
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 min
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 i...
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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 min
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...
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February 18, 2022 68 min
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 min
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 min
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.

Later, the guys read out some stellar listener stories of psychos storming off the f...
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January 7, 2022 65 min
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...
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December 17, 2021 82 min
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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December 3, 2021 70 min
"Ultimate." It's a bad name. We know this. But what do we do about it? Pat and Tad dig into the problem with naming this dumb sport and come to an elegant solution. They also talk Thanksgiving, younger family members who play college ultimate, and answer a backlog of listener questions including a Cornell drive-by, a spiking conundrum, and whether beach worlds tryouts are an acceptable excuse for missing college regiona...
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November 12, 2021 58 min
Time is moving quickly these days, and just as fall begins to give way to winter, club Nationals is bumped out of the headlines by the upcoming, special pandemic vintage of college Nationals. Pat and Tad congratulate some of the surprise college Nationals qualifiers, and try to determine exactly how much this fall Nationals “counts,” and for whom?

Plus, some theorizing about the true value of ESPN in the ultimate ecosystem, a stran...
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October 20, 2021 55 min
Pat and Tad welcome STF All Star Kristen Pojunis back onto the program to talk about the upcoming Club Nationals and launch a new segment, "Things to do in San Diego, if you're an a******." You won't want to miss it, especially if you're an a******. You know who you are.
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Another Regionals come and gone, another chance for Pat and Tad to stare into the abyss and see if this time it stares back. They catalogue a few of the notable results from the first weekend of Regionals, neg people who actually made Nationals, and try to find some meaning in all of this. Also, the Sprout “wet disc puller” identifies himself, and the guys talk about upcoming fall college alumni tournaments.
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September 17, 2021 47 min
Fall is in the air as club Sectionals makes its triumphant return to the calendar. Pat and Tad appreciate a retro, "everyone has to do it," Sectionals and look back at their first ever Sectionals experiences. Important questions get asked: is club Sectionals the purest version of the sport? What is an appropriate amount to freak out about losing on a bad call? And who holds the moral high ground in the classic Sectionals sh...
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September 3, 2021 67 min
Pat and Tad peel back the onion on one of ultimate's little known "what ifs," the time in 2012 when the elite tier of the men's club division almost left USAU for a NexGen league. How did it happen, what shady cabal was deciding the sport's future, and what impacts did accidentally unionizing elite club teams have on the club division today? Those tears you hear aren't from the onion, they are tears of right...
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August 13, 2021 74 min
Pat reports back from a whirlwind Wildwood/Ow My Knee tournament doubleheader that featured triumph, failure, dubious marriage planning, and ultimately the way of nature asserting its dominance. The guys also discuss how to settle jersey number disputes, the U.S. Open's scheduling elitism, and which single drink has the greatest potential to heal this broken world.
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July 30, 2021 65 min
Pat and Tad return to where it all started with their annual Wildwood episode. As they gear up for a weekend that no one's body is in any way ready for, they break down some important questions: is warming up for a beach tournament lame? What is the drink of the Wildwood going to be this year? And most importantly, what is the best team name?

An exciting new sponsor joins the team this week, the guys celebrate the show's six...
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