"Poultry Days is the reason I
got to hear Jason Wedekind explain to an Indiana State Trooper why we had a full cooler of
ice-cold Old Style between the two front seats:
Where you headed?
Oh yeah, Frisbee players. We ve gotten a couple of you
already. (looking inside, shining light on cooler) You guys poppin tops?
No sir, they re for tomorrow morning.
And, of course, they were as we were both trying to pick up on a
"Last year was my inaugural year at the well-known and respected
Poultry Days. The tournament itself is remarkable (in spirit, style, and performance). Yet
what I ll take with me forever was the feeling I had when my teammates and I shared a
moment all Poultry Days participants want to experience we were at the carnival
when the last chicken dinner was being served. I felt like I was connected to the town in
a way only a local resident could understand."
"The reason I put together this team is so we (Midwestern
transplants) could have a team to play for at Poultry Days and not worry about picking up.
All of us go to Versailles every year to meet up with old friends and make new ones. It is
all about the love of the game that is exhibited on the fields at Versailles unlike
Ultimate played anywhere else. If I could go to only one tourney this year, it would be
Poultry Days. Long live Midwestern values and long live Miss Chick!"
"Why, I love it so much that when I had a broken arm three years
ago I went anyway and had to be physically restrained from playing out of sheer joy."
"1996 was a very special tourney for me as I turned 30 years of
age on June 16th. On the stroke of midnight, my fellow teammates shaved my head
bald for the first time in my life and then poured tequila on it! My favorite
moment outside the Ultimate Tournament was when the big helicopter come down and landed on
the baseball field. Wow! Then to top it all off, I had the opportunity to take in the
Kiddy Tractor Pull. I just can t forget the look on the face of the one
young chap who couldn t get his foot-peddled tractor off the starting line. The
spirit of Poultry Days is the same spirit that made this country of ours so great; from
the family, to the community, to the nation caring, sharing, loving and a good
"There are certain things that will always be at the Poultry Days
tournament. There will always be& women scoring on men who are the kind of men that
say things like throw the chick soft passes so she can catch em
& there will always be & vegetarians arguing with themselves that one chicken
dinner doesn t really matter. But there are also things which SHOULD
always be at the Poultry Days Tournament. There should always be & a man willing to
have tequila poured on his freshly shaved head & there should always be & a team
who commonly gets asked hey, have you guys been drinking? No, we re
high on chicken! & and there should always be at least two pretty boys from D.C.
on every team."