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The Ultimate Glory Of Ultimate Frisbee

Jul 23, 2019

It's been called a "glorified game of toss" and "World of Warcraft for extroverts." But has Ultimate Frisbee quietly become a real sport?

It is, apparently, a likely Olympic sport. Which would, apparently, maybe be bad for Ultimate.

This hour: The world of the Frisbee disc, including Connecticut's integral part in its history.

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  • Patrick Fisher - Executive director of Connecticut Sports Management Group
  • David Gessner - Author of Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth
  • Dan Haar - Columnist for the Hartford Courant
  • Dan O’Connor - President and CEO of the Frisbie Pie Company

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on August 31, 2017.