We’ve run a scant few ultimate frisbee blogs in the past few years here at Deadspin, but finally, our long national drought is over because the Philadelphia Spinners pulled off a truly dope frisbee play this week.
This here is A.J. Nelson, and he’s a pro Ultimate Frisbee player for the Chicago Wildfire. He recently made this play, which I would describe as “sick,” “tight,” “gnarly,” and “super tight.”
Whenever you meet someone new, ask them "Are you a murderer?," and if they say "No!" you ask them "Do you play ultimate frisbee?" This is how you weed out bad people. But the dumbest game on two feet just got a big cosign by one of Silicon Valley's preeminent venture firms.
Professional ultimate frisbee is now a thing. The eight-team American Ultimate Disc League held its season opener last weekend, and the league is doing all it can to get the word out. This afternoon, we got an email from a PR guy with the Indianapolis AlleyCats, and while it's the standard sort of promotion that…
Look, it's not the "greatest Frisbee catch in the history of Frisbee catches," but it is Frisbee trick shot expert Brodie Smith and some random people in Nordiques jerseys—OK, and one Maple Leafs fan—defy the laws of physics throughout the Colisée Pepsi, so there's that.
So let's say, hypothetically, that someone were to walk up to you right now — or, say, type something you might be happening to read on their sports blog — and say that there was a sport whose players are, consistently, across the board, not just more intelligent than other sports' players, but in fact the general…