I play Ultimate for Northeastern University’s Men’s B team (known more succinctly as Beastern). And this last weekend, we took the Green Line out to Boston University to scrimmage some other teams at around our level.
This was not a tournament, but rather an extremely unofficial gathering of B teams that wanted to get some playing time. A “B team” can be thought of as the same thing as a Junior Varsity team in high school sports. At some point during the three games we played that day (against BU, Harvard and Tufts B squads), I hurt my arm and stopped playing for a bit. During that time I took out my camera and started shooting on manual. This did not work out well at first but, I ended up getting some stuff.
For those wondering, Ultimate is by far the most popular disc-related game I am familiar with – and it is most definitely a sport. Here are the rules. Played using a flying disc (more colloquially called a frisbee), the pastime has only been around for about four decades and it draws from other sports like soccer, football and basketball. Basically, two teams field seven players at a time to run around each other and try and score by catching the disc in the opposing team’s end-zone. It’s quite fun to play and can be extremely entertaining to watch.
But, I don’t really want to go in-depth on Ultimate right now. If you’re interested, you can check out some highlight footage from a professional league, or some other footage accompanied by tasteful electronic music.
Anyway, I took some pictures – primarily of people from my team. I included rather too many of them. Check them out.