Friday, April 13, 2012

On Choosing an American Ultimate Disc League Team

This afternoon, the first professional ultimate league team kicks off. This of course means I have to pick a team to root for.

The logical choice would be to root for the Boston franchise, except there is no Boston franchise as of yet. There is, however, the next best thing -- a New England franchise. In fact, there are two New England franchises: the Rhode Island Rampage and the Connecticut Constitution. Coincidentally, they happen to play this afternoon in East Providence.

However, that actually poses a dilemma. Which New England team do I adopt? I don't want to be one of those New York douchebags who roots for the Giants and the Jets, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

* Both teams have singular nicknames, a major pet peeve of mine. Advantage: neither.

* The Rampage have a cool logo/mascot, I think it's really supposed to be a rhinoceros but it almost kind of looks a Triceratops. Advantage: Rhode Island.

* The Constitution's logo/mascot looks like old-skool New England Patriot logo Pat Patriot

except flinging a frisbee. Advantage: Connecticut.

I'm going to have to think about this some more. Stay tuned.

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