I’m personally a complete lover of sports. However, I do have a specific bias to playing Ultimate Frisbee. It is by far my favorite sport to play and I probably spend too much time playing it. My excuse is that is my plan on how to stay skinny.
I think on one of my ultimate frisbee email lists(probably las vegas ultimate frisbee) I got an email with a link to a google video of a new frisbee sport called DiscHoops. The video wasn’t the best, but it was pretty good for an ameteur video and the game definitely intrigued me. I found a better description of the sport and it’s new rules at the official DiscHoops website. I really can see some good points about the game.
I’m not sure why the website has to try to knock ultimate frisbee as a game to promote DiscHoops though. Why can’t both games coexist and have people playing both games. That part of the website was a bit of a let down for me. It reminds me of how society thinks that 2 people can’t be great because if you are great then that means I’m not great. It is so completely messed up. I digress.
DiscHoops looks like fun. The major problem I have with it is getting 2 goals and enough people that know the rules to get started playing. Ultimate can be played with bags or sandals as the goals and many more people know how to play it right. However, you can be sure that if I see a game of DiscHoops being played I’ll be asking if I can get in and play too. In fact, that’s how I started playing ultimate. Oh the days of feeling like I know how to play a sport and then realizing that I didn’t have a clue.