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The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - I had to match up against this guy Register and log in to post!
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StingArmy
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#1 Posted on 16.5.06 2321.02
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I play competitive ultimate, better (and improperly) known as ultimate frisbee.* I played almost year round for five years in college, traveling to tournaments from coast to coast. Now I play only when the club (aka, non-college) season rolls around in the fall. I'd be willing to bet that when you hear the word "frisbee," at least 75% of you W's think of hippies, college kids, and drunk frat boys on the beach. Nonetheless, there are quite a few amazing athletes that choose to play ultimate. The sport is far more widespread, competitive, and popular than people realize. In fact, this year there were over 400 college teams that competed in the college championship series.

Probably the greatest thing about the sport is the disc itself. Its unique aerodynamics and flight path allow for spectacular plays that just cannot be done with a football, basketball, baseball, etc. I can only imagine the ridiculous things I'd see if really, REALLY good (e.g., D-I, professional) athletes chose to play ultimate.

One of the more athletic and better known players is Beau Kittredge. He's a junior at the University of Colorado. In this clip, I believe CU is playing San Diego State University. I played Beau and CU one time in college, and for some reason, he decided it'd be a good idea to match up against me. Thankfully, I avoided embarassment for the whole game. The poor SDSU sap in this video, however, did not.

The following link is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen caught on film. This link has been making its rounds around the Internet for a couple of weeks now (which is really amazing for ANYTHING ultimate-related) and has gotten somewhat popular, so you might have to wait a couple of minutes for the video to come up. I don't know why it took me so long to post it here. Anyway, enjoy!

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EDIT: Someone put it on YouTube.

- StingArmy

* It's improper, you see, because Frisbee is a trademarked term. The proper name for a flying disc is, well, flying disc.

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#2 Posted on 17.5.06 0949.00
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That is right up there with Vince Carter's dunk over former NY Knick # 1 Pick Frederic Weis (ericmcerlain.com) - which makes me wonder if the poor SDSU sap was also french.......
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#3 Posted on 17.5.06 1542.27
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My one game of ultimate frisbee resulted in my being sore for a week and winded like the Ultimate Warrior three minutes into a match. It's a tough, tough, sport.
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