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Letters in response to CAM 69.

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Strange blue

I read with great interest your coverage of Strange Blue, the University's Ultimate frisbee team (CAM 69). I was one of the original founders of the team back in 1990, and I can shed some light on the question raised in the article about where the name "Strange Blue" came from. When we started the team we tried out several names, none of which really clicked. Then one day we were driving back from a friendly in Colchester and Cream's Strange Brew came on the radio. I said "Hey, why don't we call ourselves Strange Blue?" It seemed to tie in the Cambridge sporting tradition with the somewhat alternative (at least back then) nature of the sport of Ultimate. The name stuck, and--as your article 23 years later demonstrates – the rest is history.

Alexander "Sandy" Crockett (Queens', 1989)