In honor of the World Cup, YHC thought of no better way to capitalize on the excitement than to go Fun Friday at Joust! Not much planning went into this Q – aside from ordering a glow-in-the-dark Frisbee earlier in the week (and I’m know skeptical of the glow-in-the-dark aspect).
At 0530, the PAX of 11 moseyed to the football field for a quick COP: SSH, IW, LSS, Merkins, Burpees. A quick lap around the corners of the field to set our end line cones (thank you, Header) and then gather at midfield to choose teams. 5 vs. 6 made it a little tough, but nonetheless we went Shirts vs. Skins:
Shirts – Header, Slumdog, Schmedium, Sloppy Seconds, Puddin Pop
Skins – Stone Cold, Yeti, Tulip, Smokey, Funky Cold, Chin Music
The Rules: 2 steps allowed after the catch, offsides enforced (no cherry picking!), opponent’s goals resulted in 10 merkins. If consecutive goals were scored by one team, add 10 merkins to the previous count.
The Game Recap: It was a fast start by the Shirts, jumping out to a 2-0 lead even though visibility was a bit of an issue. YHC had two key drops for the Skins – with one being in the end zone and the other on the 5-yard line. Hey, I was a pitcher and not a catcher!! However, I did find myself feeling like the streaking WR Feathersone in Unnecessary Roughness— speeding past folks only to clank the disk off my hands! More stick ‘em, please!
As daylight inched closer, the Skins mounted a furious comeback and pulled ahead 3-2 with some nifty passing from Yeti and Stone Cold.
At the halfway point, YHC switched teams to try to even up the time disparity of being a man down in numbers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t provide the spark that was needed as everyone was starting to slow! Those fast bursts were becoming more irregular and forced some extended recovery periods!
With a final score of 5-3 in favor of the Skins, the PAX headed back to launch for some Mary before calling it quits.
The takeaway: Ultimate Frisbee is really good exercise! Full of quick bursts and sprints that are much easier to do when having fun chasing after a flying disk. There were some skilled guys out there and some sure-handed ones too (YHC not included). Schmedium was DE-like, long & rangy and tough to maneuver around his wingspan. Puddin Pop, Smokey and Stone Cold were the sure-handed veterans controlling their teams around midfield, Header showed flashes of our memories of 89 on the football field, and Tulip was the energetic fly pattern guy who actually could catch!
Lots of fun out there today. Thank you to Yeti for the opportunity to lead with a creative workout!! Hope this event returns…
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