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  1. Hey there folks, I thought I would take some time and post my concepts for a professional kübb league aptly named the "Professional Kübb League". For those of you (read: most of you) who are not familiar with the game of kübb, it is a lawn game similar to horseshoes wherein wooden sticks (or, if you want to be pretentious (which I do), kastpinnars) are thrown at wooden blocks (or kübbs) with the intent of knocking them down. Here's a You Tube video showing the game in action (ignore the femurs-and-skulls talk). This game is believed to derive from the Swedish island of Gotland; as a result, it is primarily played in the United States in areas with substantial Scandinavian populations. I've played kübb with friends and family for years, and it's a game best played with a beer in your free hand. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun and somewhat incongruous to imagine a world in which kübb was a serious spectator sport that drew crowds similar in size to American soccer and tennis matches. And so it came to pass that the Professional Kübb League was born. The League was founded in 1993 by a group of college kids in Minnesota and Wisconsin who formed teams in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Eau Claire, and Madison. Since the game itself does not take very long, they decided to form games into matches consisting of a best-of-5 series. Each team has four players with two players per team in each game, with the requirement being that each player needs to participate in at least one game. As the game gained popularity, it added teams in a first wave of expansion to Rochester and La Crosse in 2002 and Des Moines and Milwaukee in 2014. The league logo is located below, celebrating the game's Swedish heritage with a blue-and-yellow color scheme and showcasing the five kübbs on one's back row and the king in the middle. I got the crest shape idea from Mockba's excellent League du Nord series, which is the source of a lot of my aesthetic inspirations for this league. East Division Eau Claire Kings La Crosse Crosscuts Madison Woodchucks Milwaukee Growlers West Division Des Moines Dragons Minneapolis Kübbs Rochester Berserkers Saint Paul Gray Ducks League Map I have all the squads done and intend to release one every other day starting tomorrow to get some C&C between teams. In the meantime, let me know what you think of the league logo and feel free to express your emotions about this league in whatever manner you see fit.