|Lewd Pelvic Gyrations (Wednesdays)|
|Flickless Neuticals (Mondays)|
Yes, there are rituals involved in ultimate--from the pre-game cheer to the mid-game friendly (mostly) heckling to the post-game cheer for the other team.
Of course, religion isn't just the community that religious institutions provide/generate/support and the various rituals but also the values stuff. And, of course, ultimate has many values that have helped shape how I see the world and what I value. Sharing, of course, as teams with selfish players lose. Disgust for misogyny, as not using your women on your coed team means playing four on seven, which is both uncompetitive and not fun. Humility, as one of the most important aspects of being a good player, especially a handler (point guard/quarterback), is know one's limitations, and that is one value that I have increasingly appreciated as my abilities decline. Trust, as one develops a team, one trusts that their teammates will anticipate the play and go to the newly open space on the field. Yesterday's success was built on trusting our women to catch whatever we threw at them, and, geez, did we throw some lousy passes which they managed to catch. Honesty as the game is self-referred. Gratitude, as I am so very thankful for the fun and the friends that the sport has given me since I started playing seriously more than thirty years ago. The spirit of the game as the central core belief that ties together the entire sport and the communities it builds.
I may have to change from religion on Facebook from Potter-ite to Ultimate Frisbeian. Anyhow, not sure this is the key prayer of the ultimate religion, but it might be one of them: