Ultimate Frisbee is a REAL Sport

June 10, 2008
The following post is a contribution from a guest blogger in an attempt to shed some light and refute someof the common misconceptions surrounding ultimate frisbee. His opinions and ideas do not necessarily reflect those of The Chin Music Staff. Luke Hancock is a 34-year-old ultimate frisbee veteran.He is currently participates in a league in Greensboro, NC and plays every sunday and Tuesday.

 

 

What is ultimate frisbee? Is it a simple game of catch with any frisbee?
NO. This is the common misconseption of the average American in regards to Ultimate Frisbee. Everyday I hear “Ultimate frisbee isn’t a sport.” I think that their ignorance is funny.

Check out the History of Ultimate Frisbee 

Do you have to be athletic to play Ultimate frisbee?
Ultimate frisbee is a game of constant sprints and diving catches. Trust me, you have to be fit to play Ultimate. If you can’t run, you can’t play ultimate. It goes like this; when you are on offense, you are constantly sprinting to get open, and when you are on defense you are constantly sprinting to catch up with the guy running away from you.

Are their even strategies in Ultimate Frisbee?
Along with every other major sport, their are strategies in Ultimate Frisbee, including zone offense, zone defense, horizontal offense, and stack offense (vert).

Check out some explanation of Ultimate strategies & terminlogy.

How hard could it be to throw a frisbee?
Well the basic throw (backhand) is fairly simple, but their are A LOT more throws than that. To really compete, you will need to know how to throw a flick, backhand, hammer, scoober, thummer, full-field huck, and push pass.

How is ultimate frisbee a sport, are their even real games?
Of course their are real games. I played on my High school ultimate team for four years, and I am currently in a league in Greensboro NC. Also, their are national championships each year as well as college championships.

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Note from the Admin:
In case you missed it in the previous post, the one Luke is responding to, check out his Squidoo Lens on Ultimate Frisbee; it’s one of the most comprehensive and thorough lenses I have seen with respect to -any- sport.


Squidoo Gives Sports Enthusiasts a Voice

June 8, 2008

The Chin Music is a sports blog dedicated to facilitating discussion about sports. The blog aims to target sports enthusiasts who want their voices heard.

 Squidoo is a great platform for flaunting your expertise, and it’s one that more and more passionate sports fans are using to showcase their interests. Not every blog has the staff to be as thorough, as say Deadspin [sucks Leitch is leaving], but hopefully the Chin Music will pull together resources that will provide fans with consistently interesting content.

Squidoo Lenses will be one of the resources we rely on because we don’t like the sound of our voice, we want to hear yours, and Squidoo Lensmasters aren’t scared to share. In fact, do you want to write a blog post for this blog? We’d be happy to let you have free reign provided the intention is to spark discussion related to unique sports-related content.

Maybe you’re square in the middle of Fantasy Baseball and you have a lame team name, and you’re looking for an upgrade. If your team name is Matt’s Mashers or Bill’s Baseball Squad then please check out this lens, Ideas for a Good Fantasy Sports Team Name, and see if you can’t come up with something significantly better.

If you just got a new haircut and you’re looking to score some ladies at the gym then maybe you should check out 10 Steps to Skyrocket Your Testosterone.

Oh, you’re tired of sports where you need to be bulky and jacked? Well I don’t know if you want to consider it a sport, but here’s everything you will ever need to know about Ultimate Frisbee. I won’t lie, the few times I have played I have enjoyed it (though not near as much as traditional sports); however, 9 times out of 10 the people I see playing it are dorks on the library lawn of their college campus. I can’t associate with those guys, I just a got a new f’n haircut.

Want to be heard? Have something interesting to contribute? Want to guest blog? Have a Squidoo lens or other link you’d like featured? Leave a comment and we’ll work something out. Or maybe you’re just bitter because you don’t stick a needle in your ass or grunt in the gym. It’s even possible that you have a legitimate case why ultimate frisbee is a real sport. If that’s the case, again, please leave a comment. We’re new, we need feedback to stroke our ego.