Thursday, March 6, 2014

San Jose Spiders - New Ultimate Frisbee Pro Team!

The newest pro sport to find its way to San Jose isn't Baseball or Basketball... it's Ultimate Frisbee. The league is owned by Cisco executive Rob Lloyd (potentially the next Cisco CEO) and the team is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Apparently Silicon Valley is ground zero for Ultimate Frisbee, which has become the preferred sport for techies (perhaps one day we'll see pro Quidditch as well). Even the name San Jose Spiders is a tech reference--search engines send spiders to crawl the Internet for data.

The Spiders will have their inaugural season in April. Home games will be played at Foothill College for now, and hopefully they will move to the city they're named after at some point in the future.

For more information and tickets, head over to the San Jose Spiders website over here.

Source: SVBJ


5 comments:

  1. You know Josh, as a HUGE advocate of getting the A's to San Jose, I found this development to be very, very depressing... (sorry)

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    1. This doesn't seem to have anything to do with the A's, really. The only depressing thing about it is that apparently Ultimate Frisbee is now a professional sport? Rugby or Cricket would be so much more interesting and appropriate.

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  2. Oh c'mon Tony, it's good fun :)

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  3. Now what kind of stadium will this require?

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