Posted 2013/03/04 by matthewsf in Uncategorized. 8 Comments
Now that domestic soccer is off the ground, let’s concentrate on some plastic. :>
SF Dogfish…the combine:
Posted by Peter Allen (@PedroVB13) on 2013/03/04 at 10:31 PM
Bring on the disc! Some beautiful throws there. And the defense made me sweat just watching it.
Posted by jeppley on 2013/03/05 at 6:02 AM
My knees ache watching this. Seriously. Still, it’s an exciting time for the game. As a seasoned sports writer, do you have any thoughts on which pro league is better positioned?
Posted by matthewsf on 2013/03/05 at 6:52 AM
Easily MLS obviously.
Frisbee will have to overcome stigmas (“does that involve dogs?), a culture w/o refs, and more. I would have started with teams just on the West Coast. I think the league is being aspirational, but it is, to date, very well organized.
Posted by Sean Tuxill (@thebostinian) on 2013/03/05 at 7:07 AM
Part of the problem is that to someone who only has a passing interest in ultimate, the game is insanely more complicated than you would expect. Now, if you’re watching on TV and you’ve got a good announcer, that’s less of an issue – but I think that ultimate might actually be harder to grasp for a newbie from a rules standpoint than soccer. That said, it’s a great sport to watch when you actually understand what’s going on.
Matt, do you think there’s any chance that we get our sport into the Olympics some day? I don’t know if it would add anything to the sport in the States, but just on a “hey, I get to watch disc on TV” front, I’d be pretty psyched.
Posted by Peter Allen (@PedroVB13) on 2013/03/13 at 3:35 PM
You can’t run with the disc.
You try to score with touchdown passes.
Play defense like a basketball team.
Call your own fouls.
What else is there that you need?
Posted by Sean Tuxill (@thebostinian) on 2013/03/05 at 7:08 AM
Jeppley, part of the problem is that at best, at the very best, most non-fans are aware of a single player in the world of ultimate – and that’s just because Brody has trick shot videos on youtube.
Posted by Sean Tuxill (@thebostinian) on 2013/03/05 at 6:58 AM
God I miss disc. I’ll never be at club level – my game is too sloppy and underdeveloped for me to be more than a decent East Coast summer league player (I blame the four to six months out of the year that the weather keeps leagues from playing around Pittsburgh) – but as long as I’m in a game where people actually know how to force, are willing to make dump passes and not turn the game into a huckfest, I’ll be happy.
Posted by llimllib on 2013/03/05 at 7:52 AM
I made the first two cuts for the Boston MLU team, but got cut in the last round. Good luck to all the new pros.
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