It appears a new "rule" is making its way through the league.
While playing at Winona, my teammate threw a nice leading pass to me as I was running away from him toward the endzone. I noticed that I was approaching the endzone with no defender near me, so I decided to "milk" the disc for approximately 10 yards (it was a sweet throw) for the score.
(For those not aware of the ulti use of the term "milk": Although I could have easily caught the disc 10 yards outside the endzone, I chose not to, and did not make contact with the disc until I caught the disc in the endzone for the score.)
I acknowledged the goal, but the other team said what I did was illegal and/or bad spirit... They did however allow the point to stand despite their belief that what I had done was wrong.
In the subsequent discussion, I suggested that the team was confusing my situation with the rule that you can't intentionally tip, bobble, delay, or mac the disc in an attempt to advance the disc.
The team was adamant that they were aware of the rule I was quoting, but that a "new rule" covered my situation.
Needless to say, I am extremely suspicious of the existence of such a rule. The team may be referring to the same rule I mentioned, which also refers to "delaying" the disc...
However, to "delay" the disc does not mean to choose to catch the disc further downfield than you could have. I believe it is a technical term for allowing the disc to spin on your finger so you never have possession of a non-spinning disc, and thus have not made a "catch" (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).
I want to make it clear that I am not trying to criticize the other team. They were good-spirited about it (allowing the goal to stand), and honestly believed that their interpretation of this new rule was correct.
I merely want to clarify the "rule", since the team also stated that *another* team had used the same "rule" against them in a game earlier this season! If this is yet another rule myth in its infancy, it should be killed before it's allowed to get any bigger...
So, Art, would you mind clearing this one up? If it is a new rule in the 10th edition, or merely a VUL-only permutation, I'll keep it mind (and maybe use it ;-) ). If not, I'll refer people to this thread if it is called against me in the future.