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2013-04-09 05:40:34 PM  
www.zuguide.com
The Hippie Olympics: nobody wins, 'cause everybody's a loser
 
2013-04-09 05:44:38 PM  
Let me know when theres professional disc golf
 
2013-04-09 05:46:25 PM  
What is it, full-contact or something?

GO LOUISVILLE!
 
2013-04-09 05:46:48 PM  

95629: Let me know when theres professional disc golf


They've had that for quite a while.
 
2013-04-09 05:47:01 PM  

jackiepaper: [www.zuguide.com image 219x138]
The Hippie Olympics: nobody wins, 'cause everybody's a loser


Done in one.
 
2013-04-09 05:47:50 PM  
I do not like ultimate frisbee and I require you to stop liking it too.
 
2013-04-09 05:49:00 PM  
collider.com
team uniform?
 
2013-04-09 05:55:40 PM  
The DC Breeze are -180 vs the Hammerheads, but I think there's value there because the Hammerheads are more vertical attack and the Breeze are basically a defensive minded team.  I can see the 'Heads with an upset here as the Breeze don't have the speed to compete with the 'Heads.  Definitely take that.

in the Midwest, the Indiana AlleyCatz are a dark horse.  they open next week vs the Mechanix, but the Mechanix (-3.5) are overrated, the Catz' front line is impressive and not afraid to mix it up.

Friday's Cincinnati @ Windy City Wildfire is very compelling;  the Revolution are home favorites (-4.5) but I'll take the Wildfire here, easy.  It is a home game for the Rev, but I think the Wildfire are coming out hungry, so i'd take the Wildfire in an upset.  I like their passing and think they can score the disc and I really like them in transition.

be good to me lady luck, I lost my ass last night betting Michigan.  daddy needs the papers, yo.
 
2013-04-09 05:58:45 PM  
This is not strange. Ultimate Frisbee is actually extremely competitive, and yes, there are winners and losers. And the sport is only non-contact in the sense that basketball is non-contact. I've seen all kinds of injuries on the field. You should play it once with and against some decent players before knocking it. Unless you are already a really decent athlete, you're going to get your butt handed to you. And even if you are, it still will take a fair amount of practice.
 
2013-04-09 05:59:45 PM  

jackiepaper: [www.zuguide.com image 219x138]
The Hippie Olympics: nobody wins, 'cause everybody's a loser


The championship game will end when somebody snags the bee.
 
2013-04-09 06:04:09 PM  
Play with one of those Aerobie flying ring things.
 
2013-04-09 06:06:15 PM  
Woo!  One of the rare Fark threads where my handle makes sense!
 
2013-04-09 06:08:27 PM  
It's New Jersey, they made scumbag guido  a profession.
 
2013-04-09 06:10:37 PM  
I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.
 
2013-04-09 06:10:59 PM  
I have no idea why someone would mock ultimate frisbee.  Not only is it tiring as hell, but you REALLY have to be able to throw a number of different ways, and do it accurately - not to mention being able to catch.

My son seems more interested in throwing a frisbee around than a football.  And I say, so be it.  I encourage it.  Especially since he's actually pretty damn good at it.  Hell, he's better than most adults I know.  If he decides he wants to play ultimate, then, again, so be it.
 
2013-04-09 06:15:56 PM  
I won't knock Ultimate as a sport, but 15 bucks? C'mon man. I can go see the Trenton Thunder for 10.
 
2013-04-09 06:18:07 PM  

tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.


I have a really hard time believing that you're basing this on more than just one or two people.  There are a lot of cliches attached to ultimate players of varying degrees of accuracy, but "bitter douchebag" is definitely not one of them.
 
2013-04-09 06:21:00 PM  
It's a slippery slope to televised quidditch.
 
2013-04-09 06:23:25 PM  

Huck Chaser: tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.

I have a really hard time believing that you're basing this on more than just one or two people.  There are a lot of cliches attached to ultimate players of varying degrees of accuracy, but "bitter douchebag" is definitely not one of them.


Yeah I was thinking more like "unemployable stoner" and while that's probably a little outdated it's more accurate.
 
2013-04-09 06:23:39 PM  

Huck Chaser: tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.

I have a really hard time believing that you're basing this on more than just one or two people.  There are a lot of cliches attached to ultimate players of varying degrees of accuracy, but "bitter douchebag" is definitely not one of them.


Well, maybe teams from Florida, but most I've played against fall i to the category of ex HS or college athlete looking for an excuse to drink, smoke and be competitive in the process.
 
2013-04-09 06:23:53 PM  

tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.


A lot of high school sports are dominated by the children of Type A soccer moms and dads that have pushed them hard into sports since preschool.  So unless you're 6'8" tall or otherwise naturally gifted you're likely to ride the bench your entire HS career if you just go out for a sport as a freshman.  A game like Ultimate Frisbee levels the playing field a bit for folks that want to break out of their couch potato habits in college.

I remember back in the '80s when I was in college the Ultimate team was a bunch of hippies competing to see who could accessorize their uniform with more bandannas.  From what I've heard, the title of dorkiest sport on campus has been officially taken by Quidditch these days.  Quidditch, where you carry a broom with you as you run around the field, and the golden snitch is a person in a yellow suit.  Dumbest thing ever.
 
2013-04-09 06:25:23 PM  
Well, it's got to be more interesting than basketball and baseball.  But probably not baseketball.
 
2013-04-09 06:27:41 PM  
I'm a huge fan of the East-Westchester North Stars, champions of the Southern Division.
 
2013-04-09 06:38:32 PM  
Wait until that "The Times is Trenton" is sued for calling it Ultimate Frisbee; don't they know it is the American Ultimate Disk League because Whamo got their panties in a bunch because Frisbee is copyrighted?  Of course when I head over to Evergreen State College (home of the Geoducks) for a pick up game, the anarchists and hippies still call it Ultimate Frisbee to stick it to the man.
 
2013-04-09 06:45:11 PM  

rickythepenguin: The DC Breeze are -180 vs the Hammerheads, but I think there's value there because the Hammerheads are more vertical attack and the Breeze are basically a defensive minded team.  I can see the 'Heads with an upset here as the Breeze don't have the speed to compete with the 'Heads.  Definitely take that.

in the Midwest, the Indiana AlleyCatz are a dark horse.  they open next week vs the Mechanix, but the Mechanix (-3.5) are overrated, the Catz' front line is impressive and not afraid to mix it up.

Friday's Cincinnati @ Windy City Wildfire is very compelling;  the Revolution are home favorites (-4.5) but I'll take the Wildfire here, easy.  It is a home game for the Rev, but I think the Wildfire are coming out hungry, so i'd take the Wildfire in an upset.  I like their passing and think they can score the disc and I really like them in transition.

be good to me lady luck, I lost my ass last night betting Michigan.  daddy needs the papers, yo.


The words are in english, but I'm not certain about the arrangement of said words. Some sort of code? Did ricky just activate a Soviet sleeper cell?
 
2013-04-09 06:51:02 PM  

UP_Islander: Huck Chaser: tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.

I have a really hard time believing that you're basing this on more than just one or two people. There are a lot of cliches attached to ultimate players of varying degrees of accuracy, but "bitter douchebag" is definitely not one of them.

Well, maybe teams from Florida, but most I've played against fall i to the category of ex HS or college athlete looking for an excuse to drink, smoke and be competitive in the process.


You sure you mean Ultimate and not disc golf?

/never played Ultimate, but I know folks who do and they're not the type who drink and smoke while playing
//I do play disc golf and that description fits pretty much every one of the people I know that plays
 
2013-04-09 06:52:41 PM  
I don't see why not.  Ultimate frisbee is super fun to watch, and one of the most physical demanding sports out there.  Even soccer players get wiped out trying to keep up in an ultimate game.
 
2013-04-09 06:52:44 PM  
Back in the day our ultimate was played only after the opposing teams treated each other to pre-game bongs and J's
/the only way you failed the drug test was if you we're clean.
 
2013-04-09 06:54:52 PM  
I love that the League's "Western Division" is made up of teams from Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio...
 
2013-04-09 07:01:32 PM  
I'd watch if they played with circular saw blades.
 
2013-04-09 07:06:13 PM  

steve_wmn: A game like Ultimate Frisbee levels the playing field a bit for folks that want to break out of their couch potato habits in college.


Not sure I agree with that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOqYYo0GuU

Yes, couch potatoes can play, (they can play baseball, basketball, football or even rugby too) but if they play against anyone who isn't a couch potato, they will farking die.
 
2013-04-09 07:15:30 PM  
I was hoping the addition of the word ultimate would involve blades of some sort
 
2013-04-09 07:26:10 PM  

Hollie Maea: I don't see why not.  Ultimate frisbee is super fun to watch, and one of the most physical demanding sports out there.  Even soccer players get wiped out trying to keep up in an ultimate game.


Soccer players get wiped out playing Xbox.
 
2013-04-09 07:30:11 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Hollie Maea: I don't see why not.  Ultimate frisbee is super fun to watch, and one of the most physical demanding sports out there.  Even soccer players get wiped out trying to keep up in an ultimate game.

Soccer players get wiped out playing Xbox.


I mean real soccer players.

Yes, they fall down like little girls to play the refs, but they have better cardio than most.
 
2013-04-09 07:48:46 PM  
ultimate.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College Red Scare Ultimate
 
2013-04-09 07:58:55 PM  
Sure, maybe I painted with a wide brush, but the number of posts here stating how it is the most physically demanding sport just kind of agrees with my statement.
 
2013-04-09 09:13:18 PM  
Currently nursing a twisted ankle suffered while playing Ultimate.  Five games on saturday, and other than being exhausted, no injuries whatsoever.  One game on sunday, I end up with a hurt ankle on the next to last point.  Pushed my luck one point too far I suppose.

All I play is city league.  Can't quite compete with most of the college kids who play in our league, and they're usually not even going all out.  Of course, being 15+ years older than all of them doesn't help.

It's not my favorite sport (preferred playing basketball and flag football), but it's great exercise and i've met a ton of great people through it.
 
2013-04-09 09:41:09 PM  
Is that the one where they smoke pot or the one where you had to attend an expensive school as a prerequisite?
 
2013-04-09 10:21:10 PM  

tripleseven: Sure, maybe I painted with a wide brush, but the number of posts here stating how it is the most physically demanding sport just kind of agrees with my statement.


If "counting common misconceptions in a reasoned tone" is the mark of a "total douchebag" then I guess I am guilty.

I don't really have an axe to grind here. I haven't played every sport there is out there, but I have played a lot of them.  And ultimate has always been the most strenuous. Even when I was cycling enough to race, the fittest I have ever been, I would still get knocked out by a rigorous game of ultimate if I hadn't played for a few weeks.

I went back to school for a few years recently and became less active, but by no means sedentary. A couple of weeks ago I went a joined an ultimate pick up game and just about blew out my lungs.

That's just my experience. I don't think that makes me a douchebag, but whatever. A lot of people are picturing disc golf or throwing a frisbee around in the park, but it's not that.
 
2013-04-09 10:23:45 PM  
That's "countering common misconceptions..." Nt "counting"
 
2013-04-09 10:24:25 PM  
Goddamn iPad. You get the picture.
 
2013-04-09 10:39:48 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Play with one of those Aerobie flying ring things.


Nah, those things are terrible for the short-range game.  It would be like trying to play football with a javelin.

Hey, wait a minute...
 
2013-04-09 10:40:30 PM  

Hollie Maea: tripleseven: Sure, maybe I painted with a wide brush, but the number of posts here stating how it is the most physically demanding sport just kind of agrees with my statement.

If "counting common misconceptions in a reasoned tone" is the mark of a "total douchebag" then I guess I am guilty.

I don't really have an axe to grind here. I haven't played every sport there is out there, but I have played a lot of them.  And ultimate has always been the most strenuous. Even when I was cycling enough to race, the fittest I have ever been, I would still get knocked out by a rigorous game of ultimate if I hadn't played for a few weeks.

I went back to school for a few years recently and became less active, but by no means sedentary. A couple of weeks ago I went a joined an ultimate pick up game and just about blew out my lungs.

That's just my experience. I don't think that makes me a douchebag, but whatever. A lot of people are picturing disc golf or throwing a frisbee around in the park, but it's not that.


No, I understand what ultimate is, can you imagine, I've (gasp) actually played a few games with some college league players?  Sure, this was like 15 years ago, but still...
Perhaps it's provincial, and I'm in the Northeast, but the distinct impression I got from the majority of the people I encountered was most of the people who were dedicated ultimate players, were ultra competitive, non jocks.  I mean this in the way, that they never played HS sports, for reasons of "not wanting to be associated with jocks" or lack of ability/acceptance.
Dunno, your mileage may vary.  I never really liked the hackey sack set either, and they're close cousins, and or the same people.

<shrug>
 
2013-04-09 11:05:17 PM  

megarian: Is that the one where they smoke pot or the one where you had to attend an expensive school as a prerequisite?


Pot. And have an ex in SCA who you still drink beer with
 
2013-04-10 12:45:23 AM  

tripleseven: I never met someone who was really into ultimate that wasn't a douchebag.It seems to attract bitter douchebags who couldn't play sports in hs. And I'm not defending his sports either.


Actually, I've met a lot of awesome people playing Ultimate. For instance, we played against this all-girls team from Canada, went by the name of Pussy Liquors. They were all hot, but for some reason didn't seem interested in any of us.
 
2013-04-10 01:47:46 AM  
I can't wait until Ultimate Frisbee becomes an Olympic sport which should happen just after tiddlywinks and synchronized chess.
 
2013-04-10 08:30:22 AM  

Hollie Maea: steve_wmn: A game like Ultimate Frisbee levels the playing field a bit for folks that want to break out of their couch potato habits in college.

Not sure I agree with that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiOqYYo0GuU

Yes, couch potatoes can play, (they can play baseball, basketball, football or even rugby too) but if they play against anyone who isn't a couch potato, they will farking die.


I wasn't trying to say that couch potatoes could compete at Ultimate.  I was trying to say someone in reasonable shape could pick up the skills and compete in Ultimate, unlike a lot of the traditional sports where lifelong jocks dominate.
 
2013-04-10 09:06:53 AM  
I miss playing Ultimate. I used to play pick-up games with my drinking buddies all the time. Once, one had a great idea because there was an odd number of people playing: One person took a smoke break, while the others played. Then the smoker-breaker subbed in someone from the other team. Essentially the teams mixed up as people rotated through. The score was irrelevant, but it was still interesting and fun to play hard, and try to make various plays work. Did I mention we were all smoking? We played on a mini-pitch.

An interesting variant, I don't know how official, was playing in an area about 50'x50' with a yard square in the middle as the 'goal.' And you scored when someone held it in the middle after tagging outside the playing area. Lots of fun.
 
2013-04-10 09:18:31 AM  
My cousins were both big-time soccer players in high school and then both turned into Ultimate fiends when they went to college.  One of them stuck with it after school, playing on a travelling team for fun in tournaments all over the country.  This past year he took a job as the GM for a pro Ultimate team in DC (the DC Current), which reminds me I need to check into how the season is going (or if it has started yet).  He pretty much eats-sleeps-breathes Ultimate...one of his friends wrote a coffee-table book on the history of the sport.  Seriously.  He got his dream job though, so I can't really mock him too much.

/I played a couple pickup games with fellow grad-students back in the day, was a lot of fun
//Can't hang with the serious players
/But I surprise people with my skills from tossing the disc around with my cousins at the beach one week a year for the better part of a decade
 
2013-04-10 09:25:57 AM  

dugitman: megarian: Is that the one where they smoke pot or the one where you had to attend an expensive school as a prerequisite?

Pot. And have an ex in SCA who you still drink beer with


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