Frisbee throwing in the Olympics? What is the IOC thinking about

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Over the years, I have been known to make some irrational statements. For instance, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was having a great game on a Monday evening a few years ago and I remarked, "he will be in the Hall of Fame one day. "

A few years later, it looks like I'm going to lose a $5 bet.

In college, my roommates and I would sometimes try to solve the world's problems, but we mostly debated about nothing. One such debate centered around the sport of "Ultimate frisbee" and the Olympics.

For those of you who don't know, Ultimate Frisbee is a sport similar to football, minus the hitting. As long as you can run and catch a Frisbee, you should be an All-Star.

One of my roommates, who is in love with the sport, claimed it would be in the Olympics by 2040. Considering the International Olympic Committee (IOC) considered dropping wrestling, one of the original Olympic sports, we looked at him like he was crazy. It appears as though the IOC are the crazy ones, however. The IOC officially recognized Ultimate Frisbee as an Olympic competition.

While we will not see the competition in the Olympics for years to come, the fact that it has been recognized is absurd. The sport has only been around since the 1960s. Baseball and softball have been around much longer and for the IOC to get rid of those two sports is ridiculous. But hey, now that something this ridiculous has happened, maybe Foles will turn his game around and I will win my 5 bucks after all.

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