27 July, 2006

Sports Illustrated

Right after I got into town there was this huge Ultimate frisbee gathering going on called Potlatch, and it was only about 5 minutes from my mom's house. People come from all over to participate in the premier event, which started in 1989 and is considered to be one of the best annual Ultimate tournaments in the world. Anyway, I headed down there with my dad to see what we would find, and it was pretty fun.

As usual, it was pretty much a hippie-fest.

Half naked children danced around absentmindedly, and neighborhoods were formed.

Team names and fashion statements get pretty creative, as demonstrated by this pair from Triangle Booty.

Other team names I liked include Safety Third, Tequila Mockingbird, Disc Go Ho, and 102 Damnasians, which was a team formed by people who came from all over Asia who normally played on different teams in the Asian Ultimate League.

This one's for the Bozeman crowd. (Okay, so maybe those are Michigan shorts, but it's the same color scheme and letter, and that's gotta count for something...)

There was also some sort of exhibition game between two major league teams, where they were trying out a refereed version of the game. It was pretty intense.

This is definitely my favorite picture. I was standing a few feet beyond the edge of the field, zoomed in for a good shot of two people diving for the frisbee, but nobody caught it and it actually hit me about half a second later. I like the kid's face.

It was pretty fun to watch all the games going on at once, and made me want to get out and play more. Check out these links for more information.


Brian said...

I appreciate the heart behind the picture for us Bozemanites, but i'm pretty sure those shorts are for Michigan.

then again, maybe you took the picture b/c it had some guy bending over that you thought we would enjoy. yikes.

Alexis said...

Good to know. This question will highlight my ignorance, but how do you tell the difference?

Of course the question of the Michigan shorts is pretty much irrelevant if I just come right out and say that the butt shot was the real reason for the photograph.

Bryon Scharenberg said...

i just had to say something about the shorts, along with brian. but why does he alude to the fact that we don't enjoy that sort of thing?

I suppose that comment might make some of your readers believe that I belong to the pink triangle booty squad. Let them believe what they will