Spike Friedman is a Seattle based writer and playwright. Spike’s written work can be found at Grantland, The Stranger, Paste, Deadspin and Mental Floss.
Sportswriter Spike Friedman looks back at the 2015 Pro Season and ponders its future.
Spike checks out an AUDL game, and he concludes that the difference between the two pro leagues depends on who’s watching. To some, there isn’t much of one.
Grantland writer Spike Friedman muses on the Seattle Rainmakers’ cruel victory over the Portland Stags in the MLU Western Conference Final.
The nature of sports broadcasting is constant flux. Is streaming every single game worth the MLU’s resources?
Spike proposes a two-point interception drive, as the Rainmakers pass the midway point in their season.
Spike Friedman talks about space for tactical innovation in ultimate and wonders where the women’s game factors into the sport’s growth.
After attending his first game, Spike doesn’t think he could hang– he’s tall enough, but not quick. Tim Tebow, though? It’s painful to say it, but he’d dominate.
A newcomer’s takes on ultimate using a clock, how weather affects the game, Jimmy Graham spikes, and Skippy being a funny sponsor.
Spike just watched opening week in Major League Ultimate. Portland’s offense made him think of the Shaq-era Lakers and Henry Phan’s throws prompted a bad word or two. He’s still not sure how much scoring actually matters, though.
Grantland sportswriter Spike Friedman is on a mission to become an ultimate fan.