I'm sure there is a valid reason for naming sport where you throw a frisbee at your teammates and move along the field and try to score at the other end "Ultimate Frisbee". However, isn't it all a little too convenient?
What's worse is that now a lot of this sports' participants are simply using "Ultimate to describe the sport. Come on now -- ultimate? Really?
Imagine this scenario in the school yard:
Johnny: "Hey guys, let's play soccer!"
Tommy: "Huh? No way, we're playing ULTIMATE!"
Chris: "COOOOL! Yea, let's go play ULTIMATE!!"
Stevie: "Johnny, you're so lame. LET'S GO PLAY ULTIMATE!!"
Katie: "Sorry Johnny, I'm breaking up with you because you're so lame."
Poor Johnny is going to be left in the dust.
But what if instead of "soccer", it was instead called "AWESOMEST SPORT EVER"?
The school yard scene would change drastically.
Tommy: "Johnny, what are you doing here?"
Stevie: "I bet he's here to try to convince us to play that lame sport soccer!"
Chris: "LAME! Whaddya want, Lamer?"
Johnny: "Oh, well, I just wanted to know if you wanted to play the AWESOMEST SPORT EVER?"
Chris: "Whoaa.. why didn't you say so? That sounds like a great idea!"
Tommy: "Woot! I love AWESOMEST SPORT EVER!"
Stevie: "Sorry Johnny, I had no idea you were so cool. AWESOMEST SPORT EVER, here I come!"
Katie: "Oh Johnny, I should never have doubted you. Let's make out!"
See how everything changes with the name?
Here are a few other suggestions to level the playing field:
Basketball: THE BOMB-DIGGITY
Football: THE MOTHER OF ALL SPORTS
Hockey: SUPER DUPER SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA
Baseball: THE SHIZZLE, YO!
Golf: WHAT ALL THE COOL PEOPLE DO