I was speaking with my mom yesterday and she told me one of her co-workers wanted to quit because the company wouldn't change his schedule to accommodate ultimate Frisbee practice. I started laughing uncontrollably for 4:19. After I finally calmed down and caught my breath I was able to process what I had just heard. There are people out there that take ultimate Frisbee so seriously that they would jeopardize the opportunity to stay game fully employed (in this economy) if it interfered with their ultimate Frisbee preparation time. Really?
In my estimation ultimate Frisbee isn't even a real sport. Sure there's a governing body and sanctioned events worldwide, but it's Frisbee for God's sake! Frisbee is more associated with picnic's at the beach and stupid pet tricks than athletic competition. Anytime an activity is more exciting when dogs participate there's a problem. If you have to share the spotlight with a Golden Retriever what does that say about the activity you're engaging in?
I'm all for people getting exercise and staying in shape. Most people (including myself) are fat, lazy, and overweight. It's great to see competition and team work carried out in a constructive manner, but ultimate Frisbee is a recreational hobby not a sport. Maybe if I lived in a warmer climate other than South Alaska I would feel differently about it. Maybe citizens of California, Arizona, and Florida completely disagree with my opinion. Maybe I'm just old school. Any ways it goes I can't take ultimate Frisbee seriously or move it to the sports side of the ledger. Sorry.