Ultimate Frisbee. What’s the first thing that comes to mind after you hear these two words? … Hippies? Dogs? [insert add’l thoughts] Be honest, and I won’t be offended.
I am kind of surprised it has taken me this long to post about Ultimate. But with our season opener against Madison just two days away, I’m using Apple TV for a pretty awesome reason: to analyze film for our upcoming game.
I love competing and prepping myself the best I can physically. But — especially as my knees and ankles ache more now than they used to — it’s the mental preparedness that will serve me even better. I know my playing days are on the clock, but my coaching days are just getting started. That’s the beauty of captaining with the Revolution: I get the best of both worlds.
Streaming Ultimate on Apple TV can’t be beat. Two weekends ago, it was great to stream live as OSU’s Fever defeated top-ranked Oregon at the Northwest Challenge. With several Club teammates who play college with Fever, I am excited to watch them compete in Mason, OH at the College Championships in late-May. (“I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription…”)
Sorry for my ramblings, but Ultimate excites me. It really excites me now that we’re gaining national attention and ESPN streaming coverage. I love that our sport is gaining legitimacy and continues to have awesome clinics & outreach programs that exemplify everything right about athletics (see Ultimate Peace as a great example).
But honestly, even as we gain legitimacy, we’re really an all-inclusive bunch. No matter where the sport goes, there’s always room for hippies and dogs. I said be honest.