The Frisbee Game of the Century

Originally scheduled for June 14th, 1997.

When the MAD FIGS first became organized as a group, their purpose was not quite clear. It was obvious that such a powerful group of individuals was meant to do something important, but exactly what was not yet obvious. Since it was Cross Country that drew them together, they realized that it would most likely bring the inspiration to help find their calling.

That inspiration first began to come during the 1995 school year. The Original Core Members all had Sports P.E. 6th period, and often found themselves lacking something to do. Something that everyone enjoyed (with the exception of Scott Dogg) was playing Frisbee. At every chance, they would toss around the disc while waiting for an "organized sport" to begin. This continued throughout the year, until Track season began.

At Track meets, the MAD FIGS were even more bored than in P.E. Since there was more time available, games of Ultimate Frisbee were sometimes played. It was this sort that finally unified the MAD FIGS behind a common goal: becoming the greatest Ultimate Frisbee Team in the history of the world.

At first, some aspects of the game were lacking. Scott Dogg could not throw or catch the Frisbee at all, and just ran around the field randomly. But as time went on, he began to pick up on the game. But even more amazing was the progress of the other MAD FIGS: they all possessed innate Frisbee abilities. The Incredible Guy showed the most potential, and soon developed into a near-unstoppable Frisbee Juggernaut.

The MAD FIGS began playing Ultimate on a regular basis, challenging each other and other teams. When playing as a whole (i.e., one team containing MAD FIGS and the other team containing none), they were universally victorious. However, due to scheduling conflicts, lack of planning, the disappearance of Sasha, and various other factors, the MAD FIGS seldom got to play as a complete team.

Thus was the situation in 1997: The Flash and Melquiades were off at school, and Sasha was still missing. While attending UC Santa Cruz, the Melquiades met many Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts, including a guy named Zen. When he heard legends about the MAD FIGS' skill, he scoffed, saying that he and his friends could beat them any day. Once Melquiades had stopped laughing, he managed to say, "It's on."

The battle lines have been drawn. Well, actually, they hadn't really. We didn't know for sure where or when we would be playing, how many people would be on a team, how many games we'd play, or what rules we'd go by. But if the Great vinnardo had ever felt the urge to update us on that information, it would have greatly aided the planning efforts of the Fresno MAD FIGS. Until the updates arrived, the MAD FIGS continued to train, practice, and prepare themselves for the final battle... The Frisbee Game of the Century.

Unfortunately, the FGOTC had to be postponed indefinately due to a cancellation by the opponents of the MAD FIGS (Team Flits). Even though the MAD FIGS went to great lengths to make themselves available on the scheduled date, the Flits called and cancelled at the last minute. Since Paul left for Scotland the next week, and Jacob had left for his Mission before Paul returned, the game was never rescheduled. The MAD FIGS have declared themselves the moral victors of the struggle, and remain the greatest Ultimate Frisbee team in existence.

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