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The simple game of passing a Frisbee was actually derived from the Frisbie Pie Company of Bridgeport Connecticut when students from Yale threw their empty pie plates into the air yelling Frisbie 30 years later that small and meaningless occurrence ended up to be the foundation for a toy that was flung like a UFO Fred Morrison was very interested in flying saucers back in the 1950s After hearing of the story at Yale he came up with an idea for this flying saucer disk made of metal for people to have fun with The invention evolved to become made out of plastic Then in 1957 Morrison combined with the Wham-O Company and produced the Pluto Plater After the Frisbie Pie Company Wham-O named this toy a Frisbee It was a very fun thing to do People had a catch with it mostly but as time pasted the Frisbee was used for other games known as Frisbee Golf Ultimate Frisbee Freestyle and Frisbee Dogs Ultimate Frisbee was not a sport until 1967 when students from Columbia High School in Maplewood New Jersey made up the game to have some fun They didnt know however that when they graduated the game would move on to colleges around the country Ultimate Frisbees first college game was November 6 1972 with Princeton facing Rutgers in New Brunswick New Jersey Coincidentally that date is the anniversary of the first college football game also played between those two colleges The game is played with special rules and equipment The official Frisbee used is the Wham-O 165-G Other acceptable discs can also be used The rules of Ultimate Frisbee are based on a few basic rules and settings The field that is played on is 70 yards long 40 yards wide with endzones at both ends 25 yards deep For regulation games the number of players per team is seven and each of those players each have to double
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