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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Whatever Happened to Frisbee Football?

Seriously? I remember Frisbee football being such a popular recreational activity in the 1980s. All you needed was a couple teams of people who knew how to throw a Frisbee. At its simplest, there isn't too much activity involved, and at the highest level you'd be running like a 4 year old at a soccer game. I guess these days going outside is a bad thing, unless of course you're putting on tight spandex and pretending you're Lance Armstrong, risking your life and the lives of others as you dart in and out of traffic, ignoring all road rules and common sense.

But I digress. I guess I need to get out more. Anyone care for some Frisbee golf? Or just good old tennis?
 What brought about that thought? Why, these King B Discs, of course! While they're not really good for frisbee football, I'm sure they'll travel a good distance if flung properly. The checklist is quite impressive. Very few of these players aren't recognizable to the average baseball fan of the era. Maybe Chris Hoiles?
 I found the whole set for a dollar at the GT Sports show in a special round case that seems designed for the set. They're as wide as a normal trading card. Thanks to airbrushing, the caps remind me of cheap truckers hats of the '80s with the mesh backs and the plain foam front panels. Especially Alomar and Molitor. Here's the rest of the set.
(Just remember: and then there were pogs. I am so glad I didn't follow that fad.)


  1. I love odd-ball sets like those discs. Cool.
    My Dad used to give my brother and me a buck each and send us to 7-11. We'd get 2 packs of cards, a small Slurpee, and a Jolly Rancher. Those were the days.

  2. SMG: Those were the days indeed. I loved getting a slurpee at 7-11. I was never good, but I had friends who were great at the Street Fighter arcade game tucked into the corner. I'd just be the Indian guy with the long arms and legs and constantly do the long leg kick. Nobody could ever get me. Slurpees start at around $1.75 now I think. Way too much!