The Worst Way to Signal a Score

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A topic came up which included a question about end zone possession, indicating a score,
etc, and it reminded me of something that's always made me smile.

Before reading on, can you imagine the least effective way to signal that a point has been
scored?

Let's look at two questions:

1) You catch the disc just near the end-zone line, you turn and look, and decide that you
caught the disc *In* the end-zone, how do you indicate it's a point?

Well, there's no set way at all, anything is acceptable. What do many people do? They tap
the disc to the ground.

2) You catch the disc just near the end-zone line, you turn and look, and decide that you
caught the disc *Not In* the end-zone, what do you do?

Well, if your foot is currently not on the Playing Field Proper, you are required to tap the
disc to the ground where you set your pivot.

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I find it amusing that the most common way to signal a point is actually the single method
which is explicitly required in a great many of close plays where the player is *not* in.

For the record, I'm not suggesting this is wrong, or that you shouldn't do it. I almost
always tap the disc to the ground too. It seems natural somehow. Yet often when the point
is scored closely to the line, you have to be on your toes, because you're really not sure if
it's in or not.

When you think about it, spiking the disc and breaking into a victory dance is probably the
nicest thing to do for the other team. It makes it so they don't have to keep defending
after the point is scored. That's SOTG.

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So a couple questions for all:

Can you think of a Worse way to signal a score?
Can you think of the Best way to signal a score?

/ Please try to keep your answers more funny than productive.

The best way is to spike it and have a spike war with the other team. This was posted in the general forum as well.

I think that the clap-spike answers both questions. Since it actually negates the goal it's
pretty bad, but c'mon - the style points?

My question (and I don't mean to hijack the thread) is where the idea of touching the disc to
the ground came about? It was only a few years ago that I started seeing it, and now it
seems that every player who has started playing since does it, and often the motion looks
like they stumble as they catch the disc and use the disc as a crutch. I doubt it's a carryover
from another sport, since rugby is the only one I can think of where scoring involves touching
the ball to the ground, and in that case touching the ball down is the definition of scoring a
try.

So after decades of spiking, throwing the disc in the air, fist pumping and simply walking
back to the goal line to start the next point secure in the knowledge that you scored, suddenly
everyone is touching the disc to the ground by unspoken consent? What gives?

Can you think of a Worse way to signal a score?

the waggle

Can you think of the Best way to signal a score?
the Jello Shot

I don't know about the worst way to signal a score, but the worst way to signal for a brick is by clapping your hands over your head.

Stop it.

Gin-Boh: "My question (and I don't mean to hijack the thread) is where the idea of touching the disc
to the ground came about? It was only a few years ago that I started seeing it, and now it seems
that every player who has started playing since does it, and often the motion looks like they stumble
as they catch the disc and use the disc as a crutch. I doubt it's a carryover from another sport, since
rugby is the only one I can think of where scoring involves touching the ball to the ground, and in
that case touching the ball down is the definition of scoring a try."

I think it's correlated fairly closely with the introduction of the 11th Edition of the rules. The 11th
introduced some more cases where you had to tap the disc to the ground after walking the disc (and
greatly clarified the existing cases where you had to).

I noticed a big change a few years ago in people tapping the disc down when reestablishing a pivot,
and I'm guessing that initiated the rise in using that as a score signal. It doesn't make any sense,
but it seems to fit.

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Worst Score Signal: Without making any Call, wave your hands overhead in the 'Stop, stop, stop!'
motion, point to your check, and casually throw the disc back to thrower.

Best Score Signal: Whole-team Superbowl Shuffle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJNC3dgreaU

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By the way, the waggle is often one of the greatest moves in ultimate. When you know the other
team well, and you do it with tongue in cheek, it elicits a begrudging smile and a shake of the head
because it's so funny. When you don't know the other team well, you're just an asshole.

second-best way to signal a score... with a crash!

http://www.ultivillage.com/index.php/COTD-2008/MLU-06-Sean-Mc-lays-out-i...

There's one better when someone caught it then spiked it into a field-side garbage can, but I can't find the clip. "Takin' out the Garbage!".