Millard North High School
June 9, 2023
Absolutely perfect weather
Wait… is this really a backblast for an ultimate frisbee game? Yep. Just trying to round things out.
The Q welcomed the PAX to the penultimate popup before the launch of The Disco on June 23.
I stumbled through the intro and the words were not doing what I wanted them to be doing. So, Scoober threw me a life preserver and helped me emphasize that we all needed to remember to avoid injuries by warming up and not trying to make the highlight reel. With the disclaimer provided, Mufasa remind the Q to circle back and ask for FNGs. Two! Nick and Josh.
We mosyed to the two fields west of the turf and started
Dynamic Warm-Ups – 20 yards of each
Out – Walking Lunges with horizontal twists both ways
Back – Walking Lunges with vertical reaches both ways
Out – Walking Frankensteins/Rockettes
Out – Butt Kickers
Back – High Knees
Out – Accelerate to 75% run
Back – sprint
With the sunlight on our faces and ears full of Disco and circular themed music, we counted off into 4 teams and split into 2 games.
I was on the Red Penny Team with Mufasa, Wait Time, Hot Wheels, Tea Party, Bogey, Home Alone, and FNG Nick. During the game, I managed to drop several passes, take a frisbee to the face (slight bloody lip), have a throw knocked down, and toss a few interceptions. Like Buddy the Elf, I managed to bring the entire team down a whole octave. All in all, I felt very proud to be the MVP of our opponent, Team Plain Clothes.
The late appearance of Baby Shoes was a harbinger of things to come for my beloved red team…
Despite this, there were smiles all around as we all enjoyed playing a fun game with our brothers.
At 6:09, the Q called Omaha!
PAX (30): HOT WHEELS, BIG UNIT, OZARK (RESPECT), DOPPLER, HEMI, WAIT TIME (RESPECT), GOLDEN PIKE, VANDELAY (RESPECT), BLADES OF GLORY, GOOD LOOKIN, MUFASA, FNG JOSH, SCOOBER, COSMO, BARNDOOR, CADBURY, BABY SHOES, URKLE, BOGEY, DITTY, ALMOST FAMOUS, HOME ALONE, TEA PARTY, CRIKEY, OLD SPICE, FNG NICK, WENTWORTH, OUTHOUSE, AND GATOR
FNG Josh was named Zoolander and FNG Nick is now known as Panda. Welcome!
Wolf Den launches at Elkhorn North on Monday – T-Claps to Greenhouse and T-Swift!
The Disco launches on June 23 (location TBD) – T-Claps to Scoober!
ShovelFlag pass from Oompa to Almost Famous at Golden Spike next week!
Bearded Brewery Happy Hour on Friday, June 16
Rollbar and family
A vegetarian hosting a barbecue… A one legged man entering an ass kicking contest. These are the things that come to mind when I think about leading an ultimate frisbee workout. I’m not an athlete. I’ve known for a long time that I suck at sports. That’s about the time I started playing the guitar. So, why am I Qing an ultimate frisbee popup today? Easy. All of you.
F3 is the first time in my life that I’ve enjoyed playing sports. Guys don’t seem to mind that I’m terrible. They’re just glad to see guys that want to play and have fun. When you cover a guy on your own team in frisbee, the guys just say, “Good defense, Gator.”
The sportsmanship in F3 Omaha is unique. I saw a great example of this when I took my son, Sharknado, to Rabbit Hole this past Sunday. My son is into music, too. He’s not much for playing sports. But he had a fantastic time playing mushball on Spreadsheet’s 30th birthday (so much so he signed up for his VQ on Sunday, July 16!).
When I asked Sharknado about it on the ride to coffee, he told me it was a lot more fun than when he’s played sports at school or around the neighborhood. He explained: “The guys in F3 don’t yell at you when you drop the ball. Or make you feel stupid if you make a mistake. I try telling my friends it’s just a game, but they are so serious about sports. It’s not fun, Dad. But I had a great time today.”
Thank you to my F3 brothers that showed my son the meaning of sportsmanship. It’s something we need more of these days. And it means a lot to the guys who, like me, suck at sports. Love you guys!