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  1. Hey guys, I've always been interested in doing concepts for fictional sports leagues and I have noticed that there are definitely some cities for which assigning a name can be exceedingly difficult. Like I'm sure many of you do, I try to give my team names some sort of connection with the city (historical, economical, whatever) but for some cities I have major problems. So my question for discussion is, what cities give you the most trouble when doing a fictional league? I know for me my top three are usually LA, Charlotte, and Toronto. Would love to hear what everyone else thinks on the subject!
  2. Starting around the Spring of 2013, I began developing a fictional football league, the American Football Association. Over the next year, I worked on a few different versions of it, but generally focused more on simulating seasons with dice and developing a narrative go go along with it. Any graphic elements were extremely basic, and usually done in Paint or Microsoft Office. However, by the Spring of 2014, I had decided to learn how to use Photoshop, and determined that developing logos and uniforms for the AFA was an excellent way to get practice (though after about a month I realized that Illustrator was a better fit for my needs than Photoshop). Starting in 1946, I began designing logos and uniforms for each team. I simulate each season (see the "Running the AFA" spoiler for details on the process), and write a narrative explaining the events. As I write this in September of 2017, the project is nearly 3.5 years old, and I have progressed to the 1986 season, rebranding teams whenever it has been appropriate. I am looking for feedback and criticism for every aspect of the designs, from the template (which is based largely on the one used by the gridiron uniform database) to the specifics details of how I put together each team. A note to new readers: This thread has gotten pretty long. If you would like to get caught up on the story or the evolution of team logos or uniforms without reading through the entire thread, see the links to google drive below Running the AFA. The year is: 1990 Current Divisions and Teams If anyone finds a bad link anywhere below, please send me a PM to let me know so that I can fix it. Thank you. Running the AFA History of Each Team's Logos: History of Each Team's Uniforms: List of Victory Bowls: Narrative History of the AFA: 1946-1970: 1961-current: You can also find signatures, player illustrations, uniforms, and logos on my Deviant Art. Championships by Team:
  3. Hello everyone. I decided to give this another go after my first two outings failed hard. Mostly due to rushing and me dealing with stress and moving. I wanted to tell a story of a man who played the Austus experiment in Australia during War World II and wanted to bring it to North America. This is Carlos Brown and here is his league. First team up is the Washington Snipers: Owner: William Donald Jr Stadium: Griffith Stadium Colors: Maroon, White and Kelly Green Nickname: Named after the Sniper Rifle gun, the Snipers was a name given by William Donald Jr to showcase the scoring abilities of the team he owned. Feedback is welcome. Will upload next team once i get proper internet tomorrow. -edited- I fixed the misspelling on the jersey. I also did some minor adjustments on it to look better. -edit 2- Changed the colors to tone down the brightness.
  4. Hey all! This is my second or third try for a concept created on the computer. I have done lots of drawings in the past of all sports. I decided to give the computer another try. About a year ago I created a concept league that was nearly never ending lol. After getting to a good stopping point with the drawings, here are my attempts at some of the teams with the computer. I gave each team 8 uniforms, which I know is a lot but I thought it would add an interesting twist to a pro sports league. Here is the start with the Oakland Icefish paint (home).
  5. Welcome everyone to the California Professional Soccer League or CALPROSOL! I’ve been working on this project for over a year now, but I’m very slow and meticulous, so you may have already seen state-based leagues on the boards. Nevertheless, I’m excited to present these concepts to you and get some feedback. This fictitious league features 40 of the premier clubs in California. Many soccer clubs existed in California in the late 19th and 20th centuries, but they mostly played independent exhibitions. In 1935, 10 of the top clubs organized to form “The California League” or “La Liga California”. Expansions began after World War II in 1948 as the state and national economies began to grow. Today, the 40 CALPROSOL teams make up one of the largest and most profitable soccer leagues in the world. Below you will find some helpful information regarding the league history, season format, and aesthetic standards. The existing season format was introduced in 1988 as a way to reward teams for more complete seasons as well as give every team a chance to win the California Cup. Concepts are coming soon, just bear with me! I have a lot planned for this project, but for now, you will just see club identities and kits from the 2015-16 season. Here are some of the other things I hope to complete eventually: Kits for future seasons Goalkeeper kits Simulated seasons on Football Manager or something similar Stadium renderings (perhaps SketchUp or Revit, but probably not) Training gear, fan gear (scarves, shirts, hats and the like) Historical kits You are more than welcome to give C&C, but I can’t guarantee I'll use it. You understand, right? Without further ado, let’s get started! TL;DR – I’m going to make soccer concepts, I hope you like them.
  6. I apologize in advance for this super long first post here. This is by far the most lengthy and intensive project I've done yet. Anywayyyys... USSL History: The US Super League was founded in 1970 at the peak of American soccer popularity. Many leagues were expanding rapidly, and the US wanted to make a Champions League type competition to compete with the European soccer market. They founded the Super League with six leagues from Texas area, California area, Florida, New York area, New England, and the Midwest. Many teams started to assert dominance in the League, and it almost became too one-sided. In 1976, more leagues started to join to increase competition and eventually by the late 80’s, every league in America was admitted to join the US Super League. In modern day competition, 64 teams face off in a group-based format. The field narrows down to 32 as the remaining teams face another group stage. The knockout stage starts when the field hits 16, and it eventually whittles down to a final 2. Dallas Rangers hold the most victories with 7 followed by Brooklyn Wanderers who have 6 and Atletico Santa Monica who have 5. The 2016-2017 champions was the Californian club Saint Joseph who earned their 3rd title. Leagues: (7) Floridian Premier League: Florida (4) Southeastern Soccer League: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky (3) Carolina Premier League: South Carolina, North Carolina (4) Potomac Premier League: West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware (5) Metropolitan Soccer Association: New Jersey, New York (4) Pennsylvania Soccer League: Pennsylvania (5) New England Soccer League: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine (6) Midwestern Soccer League: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota (7) Texan Premier League: Texas, Oklahoma (4) Four Corners Soccer League: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah (1) Yellowstone Premier League: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho (8) California Soccer League: California, Nevada (4) Cascadia Premier League: Washington, Oregon (1) Alaskan Soccer Federation: Alaska (1) Hawaiian Premier Soccer League: Hawaii *- the number in parentheses is the number of teams the league has admitted Teams: Atletico Santa Monica Austin Republic SC Bakersfield Beacon Hill Union Brooklyn Wanderers Buena Vista United Capitol Hill SC Charleston Arsenal Chesapeake Bay Athletic Columbus Rovers Commonwealth United Crescent City SC Dallas Rangers SC Dallas Sporting Club Daytona Racing Club Deportivo Miami Dorchester City SC East Harlem SC El Paso Mission Fort Pitt United Hartford City SC Houston Independence Hyde Park SC Islanders SC Kailua Bay SC Kansas City SC Knoxville United Las Vegas SC 1905 Lauderdale Athletic Club Lincoln SC Lubbock SC Manhattan Calcio Merrimack United Niagara United North Star United Oakland SC Ocala Riders SC Oklahoma City Athletic Olympique Detroit Pacifica SC Peaks United SC Pittsburgh Ironworks SC Princeton Academical SC Providence SC Puget Sound SC Racing Club Charlotte Riverside United SC Rockies SC Rose City SC Royal Baltimore SC Sacramento Republic SC Saint Joseph SC Salt Lake United Scranton City SC South Philadelphia SC Sporting Phoenix St. Johns Brigade Summerhill SC SV Milwaukee Tacoma SC Triangle Sport Club Venice Beach SC Vulcans SC Willis United With all that said, here's the first (of 64) team! Atletico Santa Monica “The Black and Yellows” Los Angeles, CA League: California Soccer League Kits: Adidas Colors: Black and Yellow Sponsor: Hulu Year Founded: 1932 USSL Titles: 5 League Finish: 2
  7. Welcome to the American College Football Association. The ACFA was formed in 1934 and is a huge rival to the NCAA. The league consists of 93 schools and eight conferences, the Southern 12, the California Conference, the Original 9, the Midwest Athletic Association, the Southwest Conference, the Plains Conference, the Western Athletic Conference, and the Central Athletic Conference. There is a 16-team playoff. Unlike the NCAA, the ACFA allows schools to pay their players without a penalty. Here is the Southern 12 Conference. West Mississippi Tech (Flowood) Mississippi A&M (Greenville) Birmingham State Alabama-Gulf Shores New Orleans State Mississippi State- Biloxi East Georgia Central (Macon) Western Florida (St. Petersburg) Coastal Carolina Columbus College (Columbus, Ga) Jacksonville Southern Tennessee State- Chattanooga Here is the first team, Mississippi Tech Ducks Mississippi Tech was founded in 1894 in Flowood, Ms. The Ducks football team played their first game on August 29, 1903 against New Orleans State. Mississippi Tech has always been good but not superb. You always see them in the polls but they can never bring home a championship. Mississippi A&M was founded in 1830 in Greenville, Ms. The Gators have 5 championships but have struggled recently. After hiring new head coach, Ronnie Blue, MAM looks to get back to their winning ways. Birmingham State was founded in 1870. The Magicians have a huge rivalry with Mississippi Tech. BSU leads the series 50-22. The 2000s have been a terrific decade for Birmingham State, making the playoffs every year except 2010. Alabama-Gulf Shores is the laughing stock of the conference. The Sharks have been at the bottom nearly every year and have gone through 8 coaches in the last 10 years. However, in 2003, they nearly made the playoffs but got their hearts broken by rival Mississippi State-Biloxi in the last regular season game. The New Orleans State Raiders are a powerhouse. Every year you see them in the playoffs. Coached by the legend Willie Brown, the Raiders have gone 62-2 in the last 4 years and have 21 championships. Mississippi State-Biloxi Hurricanes have been a long-time competitor to NOLA State, but have never been able to reach NOSU's legacy. Georgia Central was founded in 1798 in Macon. As another one of Birmingham State's rivals, the Chiefs always play them tough and physical. Central was a dynasty in the 1970s, winning 6 championships. Nowadays, they have only reached the playoffs once, in 2013. Western Florida is mediocre to sub-par every year. The Sun Devils annually get crushed by in-state rivals Jacksonville Southern and Florida State. Columbus College was founded in 1821. In 1939, the Hornets started the first minority quarterback in ACFA history, Jordan Robinson. Not to be confused with Jackson State, the Jacksonville Southern Bengals wear their sky blue and navy with pride. They are usually a playoff contender every year. The Tennessee State-Chattanooga Raccoons usually hang with AGSU at the bottom of the conference.
  8. I just finished looking through that thread that was where everyone posted a fictional college, the Sportslogos College Athletic Association. While that was brilliant, it is dead. I intend to restart it under a different name. Same format, Name, nickname, location, colors, logo, fun facts, background under, but no rule on the metro cities. I have an idea so I'll start. It's visually a little rushed plus it's in paint. I'll work on it. Name: Julio Lobo University (Universidad de Julio Lobo) Nickname: Reyes (Kings) Location: Miami, FL Colors: Red and Blue of the Cuban flag and royal Purple. In this timeline, Cuban sugar mogul Julio Lobo's fateful October 11, 1960 meeting with Ernesto "Che" Guevara results in Lobo fleeing to Miami, but he found a way to get his money through. Lobo, ever the philanthropist, founded Universidad de Julio Lobo in 1963. It was, and continues to be mostly for business, as Lobo was a great businessman. There is also a large agricultural component, again connected to the founding by Lobo, a sugar mogul. Sports came soon. Lobo being from Latin America, soccer and baseball were obviously first, but they were quickly followed by football, basketball, tennis, golf, and any other sport I may be missing, except ice hockey. There's field hockey, but it's Miami. No ice hockey. Lacrosse recently came in newer. The teams were named Los Reyes as a reference to Lobo's nickname, "El Rey de Azucar de Havana" (The Sugar King of Havana). They generally started going more by the English names in the 1980s, but the Spanish names are the official names. As it is a newer school, they are somewhat light on traditions, but that does not stop the student body of around 20,000 from packing Estadio Montalvo (another rich Cuban family Lobo married into) on Saturdays for the football games.
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United National Baseball Association ------ UNBA World Championship Series Winners 1901-St Louis Steamers (84-57) 1902-Boston Beetles (91-49) 1st 1903-St Louis Steamers (79-61) 1904-Boston Brotherhood (105-49) 1905-Boston Brotherhood (94-60) 1906-Boston Brotherhood (93-61) 3rd 1907-Cleveland Grizzlies (94-60) 1st 1908-Philadelphia Boomers (94-60) 1st 1909-St Louis Steamers (88-66) 3rd 1910-New York Militia (95-59) 1st 1911-Illinois Packers (94-60) 1st UNBA Award History Year United League Most Valuable Player United League Most Valuable Pitcher United League Most Valuable Manager National League Player of the Year National League Pitcher of the Year 1901 Brad Holtston (RF) Illinois Packers Tim Merrow (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Cory Busby (RF) Brooklyn Beermen Aaron Barbuto (SP) Brooklyn Beermen 1902 Frank Wahren (1B) Ohio Royals Nick Bass (SP) Cleveland Grizzlies --- Darryl Manna (2B) Boston Beetles Sean Reynolds (SP) Baltimore Runners 1903 Derrick Dotson (SP) St Louis Steamers Tim Alister (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Darryl Manna (2B) Baltimore Runners Ben Randall (SP) Pennsylvania Scarlets 1904 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Luke Nuttal (SP) Boston Brotherhood Luke Nuttal (SP) Boston Brotherhood 1905 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Austin White (SP) Ohio Royals --- Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder 1906 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder 1907 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Derrick Dotson (SP) Cleveland Grizzlies --- Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder Peter Martin (SP) Manhattan Thunder 1908 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Derrick Dotson (SP) Philadelphia Boomers Derrick Dotson (SP) Philadelphia Boomers 1909 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Shawn Bebb (3B) Manhattan Thunder Collin Lewis (SP) Baltimore Runners 1910 Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers Drew Krull (SP) St Louis Steamers --- Phil Scrimshawe (2B) New York Militia Rob Shue (SP) Boston Beetles 1911 Clay Shutt (3B) Chicago Tribe Erik Kingsmore (SP) Illinois Packers Aaron Barbuto (M) Illinois Packers Jeremy Say (LF) Manhattan Thunder Steve Tilton (SP) Baltimore Runners 1912 All-Time Lists Highest Salaries (All-Time) 1. $36,600-Drew Krull(SP) Current NY NY (7yr) 1911-1917 2. $34,100-Phil Scrimshawe(2B) Current NY NY (7yr) 1910-1916 3. $30,900-Derrick Dotson(SP) Current BBR PHI (4yr) 1908-1911 4. $30,800-Luke Inge(SP) Retired CHI (1yr) 1901 5. $27,900-Adrian McCarthy(RF) Retired PIT (5yr) 1901-1905 Wins (All-Time) 1.236-Derrick Dotson(SP)BBR 2. 228-Drew Krull(SP)NY 3. 220-Gary Aiken(SP)Retired (M-PIT) 4. 206-Dan Rinfret(SP)Retired 5. 196-Mike Olney(SP)Retired 6. 195-Jeff Gilespie(SP)BAL 7. 192-Jim MacColl(SP)PEN 8. 192-Peter Martin(SP)BRO 9. 186-Dan Scheirer(SP)Retired 10.185-Aaron Barbuto(SP)Retired (M-ILL) Saves (All-Time) 1. 44-Paul Hay(RP)PEN 2. 41-Ted Nichols(RP)PEN 2. 41-Marc Chamblee(RP)DET 4. 40-Luke Lollar(RP)ILL 5. 39-Scott Tonkin(RP)Retired 6. 36-James Velovic(RP)CHT 7. 35-Jeff Ruddy(RP)BAL 8. 34-Ed Ekins(SP)DC 9. 32-Milton Schenk(RP)Retired 10.31-Ron MacQuartie(RP)DET Highest Salaries (Current) 1.$36,600-Drew Krull(SP)NY 2. $34,100-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY 3. $19,800-Steve Tilton(SP)CHT 4. $18,400-Chad Blank(SP)BBE 4. $18,400-Brian Hockenberry(SS)BBR 6. $16,100-Doug Rayfield(CF)BAL 7. $15,900-Jason Neff(SS)BAL 8. $14,700-Cory Bramble(LF)SL 9. $13,900-Will Condon(LF)ILL 10. $13,800-Nat Brane(CF)CHI Wins (Season) 1. 36-Peter Martin(SP)MAN(1906) 2. 32-Luke Nuttall(SP)BBR(1904)Retired 2. 32-Austin White(SP)OHI(1905) 2. 32-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1906) 5. 31-Kyle Loveland(SP)BBE(1904) 6. 31-Todd Christopher(SP)BBR(1905) 7. 30-Derrick Dotson(SP)CLE(1907) 8. 29-Gary Aiken(SP)PIT(1895) 8. 29-Dusty Conoway(SP)BBE(1902)Retired 8. 29-Peter Martin(SP)MAN(1905) 8. 29-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1908) Saves (Season) 1. 12-Jed Mathis(RP)BBR(1903) 2. 11-Chad Kissinger(RP)OHI(1905) 2. 11-Max Chamblee(RP)PEN(1905) 2. 11-James Velovic(RP)CHT(1911) 5. 10-Luke Lollar(RP)BAL(1901) 5. 10-Paul Hay(RP)ILL(1904) 5. 10-Willis Dyer(RP)CHT(1909) 8. 9-(5 Players Tied) Total Bases (All-Time) 1.3438-Jeff Burrell(CF)Retired (M-CLE) 2. 3210-Adrian McCarthy(RF)Retired 3. 3059-Dave Rehm(RF)Retired 4. 2838-Brad Holtston(RF)Retired 5. 2758-Darryl Manna(2B)CHI 6. 2686-Luke Rigney(SS)Retired (M-BUF) 7. 2637-Darryl Parton(CF)Retired 8. 2593-Mark Westlund(LF)CLE 9. 2536-Josh Felton(SS)Retired 10.2467-Roger Johnstone(SS)Retired (M-NY) Home Runs (All-Time) 1.175-Brad Holtston(RF)Retired 2. 104-Chris Bronshvag(C)Retired 3. 100-Dave Rehm(RF)Retired 4. 90-Justin Albertson(CF)Retired 5. 85-Luke Rigney(SS)Retired 6. 83-Charlie Guerry(3B)DC 7.81-Mark Westlund(LF)CLE 8. 80-Todd Corr(3B)ILL 9. 79-Graham Poling(2B)DC 10.74-Darryl Manna(2B)PEN 10.74-Jay Cody(3B)MAN Shutouts (All-Time) 1.46-Drew Krull(SP)NY 2. 30-Derrick Dotson(SP)BBR 2. 30-Peter Martin(SP)BRO 4. 26-Mike Olney(SP)Retired 5. 23-Brian Seelke(SP)BBE 5. 23-Steve Counsell(SP)BRO 5. 23-Chad Blank(SP)BBE 8. 20-Collin Lewis(SP)BAL 9. 19-Gary Aiken(SP)Retired (M-PIT) 9. 19-Jeff Gillespie(SP)BAL 9. 19-Ed Sheridan(SP)SL Total Bases (Season) 1. 316-Clay Shutt(3B)CHT(1911) 2. 309-Denny William(RF)CLE(1904) 3. 306-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY(1910) 4. 304-Frank Wahren(1B)OHI(1902) 5. 302-Brad Holtston(RF)MIL(1902) 6. 300-Darryl Manna(2B)BAL(1903) 7. 299-Jace David(2B)OHI(1904) 8. 299-Steve Dyment(3B)CLE(1905) 9. 297-Mark Westlund(LF)PEN(1905) 9. 297-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY(1909) Home Runs (Season) 1. 27*-Brad Holtston(RF)MAN(1899)pre-unba* 2. 24-Brad Holtston(RF)ILL(1901) 2. 24-Brad Holtston(RF)MIL(1902) 4. 23-Brad Holtston(RF)ILL(1905) 5. 22-Graham Poling(2B)PIT(1906) 6. 18-Chris Bronshvag(C)CHI(1904) 7.17-Brad Holtston(RF)DC(1907) 8. 15-Clint Wipper(LF)NY(1903) 8. 15-Justin Albertson(CF)BBR(1905) 8.15-Chris Bronshvag(C)PIT(1907) Shutouts (Season) 1.8-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1908) 1. 8-Drew Krul(SP)SL(1910) 3. 7-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1904) 3. 7-Greg Briggs(SP)NY(1905) 3. 7-Peter Martin(SP)MAN(1906) 6. 6-(7 Players Tied) SLG (All-Time) (Minimum 200 At Bats & Minimum 100 Games Played) 1..507-Rob Cinnamond(LF)NY 2. .481-Alan Pattinson(RF)Retired 3. .477-Jeff Hoyer(SS)IND 4. .476-Brad Holtston(RF))Retired 5. .465-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY 6. .464-Darryl Manna(2B)PEN 7. .462-Jeremy Say(LF)MAN 8. .459-Geoffrey Kirkwood(LF)Retired 9..457-Dave Rehm(RF)Retired 9. .457-Shawn Bebb(3B)CLE Stolen Bases (All-Time) 1.723-Tod Graham(2B)Retired 2. 573-Alex Bailey(3B)IND 2. 573-Darryl Parton(CF)Retired 4. 548-Jeff Burrell(CF)Retired 5. 480-Adrian McCarthy(RF)Retired 6. 461-Luke Rigney(SS)Retired 7.425-Sean Marz(RF)Retired 8. 424-Roger Johnstone(SS)Retired 9. 403-Frank Vittinghoff(CF)IND 10.380-Jim Baldwin(1B)Retired Strikeouts (All-Time) 1.1982-Drew Krull(SP)BBR 2. 1848-Mike Olney(SP)Retired 3. 1463-Drew Krull(SP)NY 4. 1178-Aaron Barbuto(SP)Retired (M-ILL) 5. 1044-Dan Scheirer(SP)Retired 6. 1031-Chad Blank(SP)BBE 7. 949-Collin Lewis(SP)BAL 8. 928-Gary Aiken(SP)Retired (M-PIT) 9. 901-Peter Martin(SP)BRO 10. 881-Dan Rinfret(SP)Retired SLG (Season) pre-unba* 1. .613-Brad Holtston(RF)MIL(1902) 2. .579-Graham Poling(2B)BBE(1903) 3. .570-Ross Hemus(RF)BAL(1911) 4. .566-Darryl Manna(2B)BBE(1901) 5. .557-Darryl Manna(2B)BAL(1903) 6. .548-Cory Busby(RF)BRO(1901) 7. .541*-Brad Holtston(RF)MAN(1899) Retired 8. .537-Graham Poling(2B)PIT(1906) 9. .525-Edward Moore(LF)MIL(1904) 10..524-Darryl Manna(2B)BBE(1902) Stolen Bases (Season) pre-unba* 1.131*-Tod Graham(2B)MIL(1887)Retired 2. 100*-Tod Graham(2B)MIL(1888)Retired 2. 85*-Geoffrey Kirkwood(LF)OHI(1896)Retired 4. 77*-Tod Graham(2B)PEN(1891)Retired 5. 75-Alex Bailey(3B)BRO(1903) 6. 74*-Luke Rigney(SS)BRO(1889)Retired 7. 73*-Darryl Parton(RF)PHI(1888)Retired 8. 69*-Eric Willis(1B)PHI(1896)Retired 9. 68*-Roger Johnstone(SS)CHI(1897)Retired 10.67*-Jim Baldwin(1B)BOS(1896)Retired Strikeouts (Season) 1. 250-Mike Olney(SP)IND(1909)Retired 2. 245-Mike Olney(SP)BBR(1906)Retired 3. 237-Mike Olney(SP)CHI(1910)Retired 4. 225-Derrick Dotson(SP)BBR(1904) 5. 217-Derrick Dotson(SP)BBR(1905) 6. 214-Mike Olney(SP)IND(1908)Retired 7. 209-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1907) 8. 206-Aaron Barbuto(SP)ILL(1906)Retired 9. 204-Derrick Dotson(SP)SL(1901) 10.202-Derrick Dotson(SP)SL(1903) OBP (All-Time) (Minimum 200 Plate Appearances & Minimum 100 Games Played) 1. .464-Joe Timney(RF)NY 2. .457-Toby McFerran(RF)CHI 3. .451-Jeff Bradsher(RF)BRO 4. .449-Rob Freedman(LF)BBR 4. .449-Greg Hammer(3B)IND 6. .447-Alex Bailey(3B)IND 7. .445-Josh Zimmerman(CF)Retired 8. .434-Jamie Spry(CF)PEN 9. .427-Tony Oberdorf(RF)BAL 10..426-Edward Moore(LF)Retired RBIs (All-Time) 1.1107-Brad Holtston(RF)Retired 2. 1105-Jeff Burrell(CF)Retired (M-CLE) 3. 1045-Darryl Manna(2B)PEN 4. 967-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY 5. 967-Adrian McCarthy(RF)Retired 6. 965-Brian Root(2B)Retired 7.941-Roger Johnstone(SS)Retired (M-NY) 8. 940-Charlie Guerry(LF)DC 9. 936-Josh Felton(SS)Retired 10.933-Dave Rehm(RF)Retired ERA (All-Time) (Minimum 400 Innings Pitched & Minimum 100 Games Played) 1. 2.29-Drew Krull(SP)NY 2. 2.32-Scott Tonkin(RP)Retired 3. 2.66-Rob Shue(SP)BBE 4. 2.89-Peter Martin(SP)BRO 5. 3.01-Chad Blank(SP)BBE 6. 3.06-Will Davenport(SP)Retired 7. 3.07-Calvin Murchie(SP)BRO 8. 3.09-Derrick Dotson(SP)BBR 9. 3.30-Ed Sheridan(SP)SL 10.3.34-Brian Bartholomew(SP) OBP (Season) pre-unba* 1. .521*-Alex Bailey(3B)CHI(1900) 2. .521-Edward Moore(RF)MIL(1904)Retired 3. .500-Alex Bailey(3B)BRO(1903) 4. .498-Joe Timney(RF)NY(1911) 5. .490-Rob Freedman(LF)ILL(1906) 6. .487*-Buster Abbott(LF)ILL(1897)Retired 7. .485-Greg Hammer(3B)BUF(1910) 8. .480-Rob Freedman(LF)BBR(1911) 9. .479-Josh Zimmerman(CF)OHI(1902) 10. .477-Josh Zimmerman(CF)OHI(1901) 10. .477-Toby McFerran(RF)PHI(1908) RBIs (Season) pre-unba* 1. 141*-Roger Johnstone(SS)CHI(1897)Retired 2. 140-Jeff Vionette(CF)BBR(1907) 3. 133-Phil Scrimshawe(2B)NY(1910) 4. 133-Darryl Manna(2B)BBE(1902) 5. 130-Clay Shutt(3B)CHT(1911) 6. 127-Brad Holtston(RF)ILL(1901)Retired 7. 126-Cory Busby(RF)BRO(1901) 7. 126-Brad Holtston(RF)MIL(1902)Retired 9. 122-Darryl Manna(2B)BAL(1903) 10. 120*-Brad Holtston(RF)MAN(1899)Retired ERA (Season) 1. 1.64-Sean Reynolds(SP)BAL(1903) 2. 1.69-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1908) 3. 2.07-Peter Martin(SP)MAN(1905) 4. 2.11-Davis Gardner(SP)MAN(1905) 5. 2.12-Peter Martin(SP)MAN(1906) 6. 2.14-Drew Krull(SP)NY(1911) 7. 2.18-Mike Olney(SP)CHI(1910)Retired 8. 2.20-Steve Counsell(SP)MAN(1902) 9. 2.23-Drew Krull(SP)SL(1910) 10.2.24-Chad Blank(SP)DC(1909)
  10. So with @gswansea kicking back up the WFA Club Championship, I've become inspired again to work on the MPL! I feel like last time a lot of the teams were rushed and ended up looking extremely basic. I was having a hard time being creative but I have a new idea to create coat of arms for each city as well as a detailed backstory to help me make each crest unique. This time around I'll start out with posting any logo updates/changes as well as new kits for the 2016-2017 season. In addition I'll try to post weekly match-day updates and scores +tables. I updated the map and just about all the names of cities and the two countries. The hypothetical location would be southwest of Ireland. Granon=French-like, Normania=English-like Not each city on the map will house a team, I was just trying to replicate Google Maps but eventually I'll create a map with the team's locations.
  11. So because I have no life as many of you guys don't either, I decided to make a CCSLC account. I did this so I can present my Madden CFM league thing. I took all of the AFC teams and relocated them to almost all of the cities on CFM that you can relocate to. There are 18 options, but since there's only 16 teams I didn't use Salt Lake City or Houston, because the team name/logo options sucked (with the exception of the Oilers.) I left the NFC teams alone and pretend they don't exist. What I do is simulate the games so I can watch and not control them. I will post weekly highlights and scores of the league when I can. Here are the rules and set up of the league: - A simulated fantasy draft was held at the beginning of the first season. - 7 min quarters, but game mode is set to "fast" so the scores are realistic to a real NFL game - 12 games per season, excluding preseason (each team plays an NFC team 4 times, but it counts as a forced win for the AFC team) -AFC championship counts as the final "championship" (super bowl is simulated and ignored) Here is an overview of the teams, but I'll post in depth each team later (uniforms, roster, etc): East: -London Black Knights -London Bulldogs -Brooklyn Bulls -Dublin Celtic Tigers North: -Columbus Aviators -Toronto Thunderbirds -Chicago Tigers -Portland Snowhawks South: -Oklahoma City Bisons -Mexico City Diablos -Orlando Sentinels -Memphis Steamers West: -Austin Desperados -San Antonio Dreadnoughts -Sacramento Miners -Los Angeles Red Dragons
  12. The Western Collegiate Ball Hockey Association (W.C.B.H.A.) is a fictional college ball hockey league located in the western United States. Teams compete using most of the same rules as the N.C.A.A. However one major rule change would be the floating blue line. The first season consist of 11 teams in the Pacific and Sierra conference. Teams play in 3 men’s divisions and 2 women’s divisions. Teams in the men’s and women’s division 1 play 34 games. Teams in the men’s and women’s division 2 play 24 games. Fallowing the regular season there is a single game elimination tournament with 8 teams. Teams in the men’s division 3 play 14 games. The regular season starts the first weekend in October and ends the last week of March. The tournament starts the first week of April. The men’s and women’s division 1 tournament will be held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. The men’s and women’s division 2 tournament will take place in Reno at the Reno Events Center. The men’s and women’s division 3 tournament will take place in San Jose at the Sharks Ice at San Jose. For those of you who don’t know what ball hockey check this out: Men’s division 1 Pacific conference San Jose State University Santa Clara University Stanford University St Mary’s College of California University of California, Berkeley University of San Francisco Sierra conference University of Nevada Reno University of California Davis University of the pacific University of Nevada Las Vegas California State University Sacramento Men’s division 2 Pacific conference San Jose State University Santa Clara University Stanford University University of California, Berkeley Sierra conference University of Nevada Reno University of California Davis University of Nevada Las Vegas California State University Sacramento Men’s division 3 Pacific conference San Jose State University Stanford University University of California, Berkeley Sierra conference University of Nevada Reno University of Nevada Las Vegas California State University Sacramento Women’s division 1 Pacific conference San Jose State University Santa Clara University Stanford University St Mary’s College of California University of California, Berkeley University of San Francisco Sierra conference University of Nevada Reno University of California Davis University of the pacific University of Nevada Las Vegas California State University Sacramento Women’s division 2 Pacific conference San Jose State University Santa Clara University Stanford University University of California, Berkeley Sierra conference University of Nevada Reno University of California Davis University of Nevada Las Vegas California State University Sacramento Logos:
  13. It's officially baseball season again, and Ive been working on my fictional baseball league for the past year or so since it sort of died a couple of years ago. I've come back with a lot better ideas and cut down the number of teams to pace myself better. If you followed that thread at all, you'll see its revival is under a new name: the United States Baseball League. You'll also notice that a lot of the teams are transferred over from that old league and it may seem like the histories should transfer over as well. These histories have no relation, everything's redone, so anything you remember from that thread, it doesn't apply. Also, none of today's actual leagues exist in this world, so keep that in mind. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The United States Baseball League was formed in 1930 when teams from Kansas City, Omaha, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Boston, and New York came together and created the first professional sports league in America. Christopher Husley was elected as the first league president, and the Kansas City Browns took the first title. Husley was also elected as a charter member to the USBL Hall of Fame in 1965. Today, the USBL has inflated to 20 franchises, with the most recent expansion in 1996 and the next round of 4 coming in 2016. The USBL prides itself in small-market clubs, which it believes sets itself apart from other professional leagues in the US. Each season, 8 teams reach the postseason--the four best teams from the American and National Divisions. The first two rounds are both best-of-five matchups and the Championship Series for the John S. Branson Cup is a best-of-seven series. The USBL just released a new logo for the 2016 season. The red and blue surrounding the player represent the National and American Divisions. Uniform wise, the USBL is a classy league. Each team has home whites and road greys and is limited to three alternate jerseys, although none are required to have alternates. In addition, all teams will receive Memorial Day sets, 4th of July sets, and various special jerseys that honor multiple racial backgrounds (Latin American, Japanese, French, etc.). Patches are to be used for team-related anniversaries (10, 25, 50, 100), league-wide anniversaries, similar to the USBL's 75th Anniversary celebration in 2005, catastrophes or other current events, or in honor of former team members. Some other minor notes: Pullovers and sansabelt pants never were a fashion in the 1970s, and thus will not be used for throwbacks. This may change, who knows. Also, batting practice jerseys were never used. The standard attire for BP is the team-issued t-shirt or normal jersey and, in some cases, an alternate BP hat. In the spring leagues, most teams choose to wear their standard homes and roads and forgo the alternates. You'll note this series includes field designs as well. All bullpens are required to be out of the field of play, which means a wall separating the playing surface from the bullpens. Oh, and the concept of a designated hitter was shot down in the early 50s and has never been challenged, so it looks like they'll never make their way into the USBL. Original League Logo: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iowa Dusters | Portland Loggers | Seattle Captains | New Mexico Suns | New York Knights | California Grizzlies | Arizona Sidewinders | Indiana Tribe | Colorado Kings | Omaha Cyclones | Pittsburgh Flying Shearmen | San Francisco Fire | Jacksonville Gators | Texas Lonestars | Nashville Blues | Chicago Wind Sox | St. Louis Archers | Boston Masons | Florida Blue Herons | Washington Potomacs | Philadelphia Liberty | Brooklyn Privateers | San Antonio Phantoms | St. Paul Loons July 4 Uniforms
  14. I decided to continue with Northwest fictional baseball teams. The Seattle Volcanoes. The team name Volcanoes I really liked and I created the primary logo. I needed a city and I was deciding between Seattle and Honolulu ultimately going with Seattle because of the color scheme. Unlike my Portland team, I do have the files and I can update so C&C is very much appreciated. *Uniforms soon to come*
  15. I’ve been away from the boards for a while, but I’ve still been looking at other soccer concepts for ideas. In about late-July I decided to revive it, but instead of building off of what I already had, I decided to go back to square one. I made the league brand new and doubled the teams to a whopping 48. So this is the biggest project design related I have ever done, and like I said before, I’ve been working on it (drawing up ideas, writing backstories, designing kits and crests) since about late-July. I hope you all enjoy this mammoth of a project and please don’t shy from C&C. I can take it. League Backstory: The Floridian Premier League was founded in 1940 to give an southern counterpart to the thriving American soccer leagues in states like California, Texas, and New York. It’s immediate success brought it to the same level as these other leagues and it has been a farm for successful play domestically with other state league sides. It is composed of 48 teams, the most sides of any league in America. 8 of those teams get relegated, and 7 of them go to the American Champions League. Its most successful club domestically is International Gardens, and its most successful club nationally is Lauderdale Athletic. Team List: Athletic Club Boca Biscayne Athletic Soccer Club Brevard Brevard Rockets Soccer Club Buena Vista United Cascades Soccer Club Clearwater Soccer Club Daytona Racing Club Soccer Club Deerfield Deportivo Miami Fort Brooke Soccer Club Soccer Club Fort Myers Freedom Tower Soccer Club Gateway Soccer Club Gold Coast Diamonds Gulf Shore Athletic Harbor City Soccer Club Hillsborough City Soccer Club Homestead City Soccer Club International Gardens Soccer Club Islanders Soccer Club Keys United Soccer Club Lakeland Swans Soccer Club Lauderdale Athletic Club Lighthouse United Soccer Club Locomotive Gainesville Menéndez Club de Futbol Miramar Club Deportivo Nautica Soccer Club Ocala Riders Soccer Club Orange County Soccer Club Palm Beach Maritime Panama City Soccer Club Paradise Soccer Club Pembroke Rovers Soccer Club Progress United Real Palmas Club de Futbol Reeves Soccer Club River City Soccer Club San Agustín 1565 Sporting Pensacola Springs United Soccer Club St. Johns Brigade St. Lucie Union Sunshine City Soccer Club Tampa Bay United Volucres Soccer Club Ybor City Soccer Club I’m gonna do a similar thing to TheGiantsFan where he has a famous person from that city represent the name on the shirt, and you have to guess it. In this concept I’ll post a league table, and at the end I’ll group the crests and home and away kits together to get a big idea of what the league looks like altogether. I’ll be posting the teams alphabetically and about one per day, maybe more. Anyways here's the first club...
  16. This is the National Zoneball League. Zoneball is a very simple game. It is a mixture of Rugby, Soccer, American Football and Australian Rules Football to a certain extent. The game is played in 45 minute halves, then the teams switch sides. There is only one objective to this game and that is to get the ball through the goal posts. There are no fouls. Literally anything goes. The only time there is a stoppage of play is when the ball goes out of bounds. Why Zoneball? There are 8 zones on each side of the field. Each one being worth a different point amount. The front middle zones are worth 2 points, the front end zones are worth 3 points. The back middle zones are worth 5 points and the back end zones are worth 7 points. If you kick it or throw it threw the goal posts from that zone then your team gets that many points. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. The neutral zone at mid field is where the two teams battle for the ball. Since you can not score unless you advance the ball past the neutral zone to the opposing zones, the battle in the neutral zone is an integral part of the game. Once again to reiterate, You can only score once you're team is in the opposing zones, the only stoppage of play is when the ball goes out of bounds, giving the other team a throw in. Each point value is determined by where you score, it doesn't matter how you score, just where you score from. There are no fouls. Anything goes. So far, The National Zoneball league is comprised of 4 associations: United States Association, United Kingdom Association, Canadian Association and Oceanian Association. Each Association has its own season, playoffs and champion. The champion of each association will then join together in a 4 team bracket to determine who is the true champion of the game. NZL Logo and Zoneball Field
  17. So after entering some teams into @gswansea's WFA Club Championship and seeing @XenonDesigns rebooting the MPL, I decided to finally post the league I have been working on recently. I will begin with posting the first divison teams and then later continue on with the second tier. Vorticoa The fictional country of Vorticoa, which is hypothetically located as an island in the North Sea, the country houses a large francophone population with French being the primary language spoken, however in recent years foreigners have arrived to give the country a lot broader range of cultures. The one thing that unites the nation is football/soccer and with around thirty professional teams spanning across two tiers there is a lot of fan support and rivalry. Below is a map of Vorticoa with city names, each city houses at least one team with some larger cities housing two or more. The capital city of Vorticoa is Viselles which is indicated in red. With that out of the way, I'd like to introduce you to the highest divison in the Vorticoa pyramid, Championnat Vorticoa! Formed in 1988 as a merger of the existing Ligue Nord and Ligue du Sud, which were the North and South leagues, respectively. The aim was to create a nation-wide competition to further unite the nation. Starting off with 10 teams which was later expanded to 14 in 1990 and introduced promotion and relegation in 2000, the quality of the league has grown rapidly and is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. The title has only been won by 9 different teams with powerhouse Cieux City holding the most titles with 8 to their name. I will begin to start posting teams later today or tomorrow.
  18. League Background The KSF was formed on October 3, 21 NE (New Era) in Port Clinton, with 12 teams from 12 different cities all joining on the same day. The Thomas Almanac was written on this day as well and it was named for George Thomas, the first chairman of the KSF. It detailed future expansion, formation of new leagues and divisions, important dates, length of KSF seasons, etc. This is a quick summary of the first amendment to the Thomas Almanac: 1. A player can only start playing for a team at age 22 and has to retire at age 43. 1 1/2. A player has to be drafted in the KSF Draft in order to play. 2. In the KSF Draft, a team has to select 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 3 midfielders, and 3 attackers in total. 3. The rookies have to be cut or replaced with a player on the roster already. 3 1/3. The non-rookie that is replaced has to be cut. 3 2/3. Players that are cut cannot be traded. 4. There can only be 10 starters playing for a team, not 11. 4 1/2. This means that there can only be 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 3 midfielders, and 3 attackers on the field at a time. 5. There can be 7 substitutions for a team(1 GK, 2 D, 2 MF, 2 A). 5 1/2. Therefore, the other 13 players on a team are reserves. 6. There can only be 30 players playing for a team at a time. 7. The 1st 22 NE season will last from January 1, 22 to March 31, 22. 8. The 1st 22 NE transfer period will last from April 1, 22 to July 1, 22 9. The 2nd 22 NE season will last from July 2, 22 to September 30, 22 10. The 2nd 22 NE transfer period will last from October 1, 22 to December 30, 22 11. There will be 4 new teams per season, starting in the 2nd 22 NE season. 12. A league can only fit 40 teams. This is a background of the KSF. I hope you guys like my soccer federation so far and I will continue to update! Please post constructive comments, not hating comments. If you want to hate, send me a private message. N.C. Keyes
  19. Here is a small introduction, you can skip and go right to the uniforms if you'd like, but it all started when I was pretty young. I bet right around 10 years ago I created a fictional university based out of Grand Rapids, MI that I would create paper ice rinks and paper players and play games with it. As the years passed, the idea grew more and more becoming an entirely fictional-based college sports world called the NACA (National Association of Collegiate Athletics). I will not bore you with the specifics of that, but it's basically a 200 team world. When NCAA Football 2011 came out with TeamBuilder, everything changed. My fictional university which was just based on notebooks, now became something I could design and play games with. Southern Michigan University (known as the Knights) and the Great Lakes Conference became a reality. My 13 year-old self went online to find a logo (which I cannot identify and am no longer able to find it online, good thing I have it saved) and came up with this primary mark. This whole thing has evolved into probably over 100 files of different information from year by year results, to all-time draft picks. As I've gotten older I created a few secondary logos which I use throughout most teams. Here is a few quick notes before I show off the uniforms; Nike took over as the official athletic apparel provider for SMU in 2014, Nike began incorporating Battle Scars design into most of the teams uniforms this past season (you'll see it throughout all the major teams). Without further ado, here is what my life rotates around! Basketball Football Due to space concerns, I'll just show you the uniform schedule for this season. You can find 2015 here ( Shot 2016-11-14 at 9.11.12 PM_zpszqkymrp2.png.html?sort=3&o=2) 2014 ( Shot 2016-11-14 at 9.11.29 PM_zpsy4qjgtdo.png.html?sort=3&o=1) It's fun to see how your skills progress from year to year. My personal favorite is the 1985 throwback we wore twice last season. Baseball Hockey
  20. Hello all! Haven't been on the boards for a while but more time is free for me to do some designing so without further aideu - MLS 2020 - A look into the future Heres a few things to note before we get into it - Posts will come somewhat regularly, but i do have to be a student, so no guarantees. Many Thanks, Asterix
  21. Hey guys, I'm only a newbie to this site, and I've been inspired by some of the great concept series such as Raysox's Yakball and In_a_rush's URL, to create my own fictional sport. It's called Bucketball. Well, it's not entirely new I guess, my brother and I Invented a form of the sport wayback. But nevertheless, I'd like to showcase it to you americans. A brief outline of some rules of this fine game- (Template is an adapted form of Darth Brook's basketball court psd. Cheers Darth) Aim- The aim of the game is to score as many buckets as possible - 4 x 10 minute quarters - Middle bucket is worth 4, outer ones 2. A shot outside the pin that goes in is a bonus point. - 5 players on court allowed atone time. These are ... 1 x Lynch ( Kind of a goaltender. Called this due to the pin shape in which he's allowed to roam in. 2 x Rogues (Defenders. Called this due to there rough, no frills type playing style.) 2 x Questors ( Attackers. Shoot at all the buckets.) - Only 3 substitutions allowed per quarter - Players must bounce the ball along the ground at least once when passing the ball. - Ball must be passed at least three times before a shot is allowed to be taken. - 2 minute powerplay If a player gives away an Orange or Yellow Card. - A player can only take a maximum 3 paces without passing. - Bucketball is a minimal contact sport. If a player with the ball is indefinitely being pushed around free passes are given. At the moment this will only be an 8 team league, with possible expansion across the world later. Here's a bit of a league map for ya. The first team, from the sporting capital of the world, will be... Melbourne! Can't wait to share this with you guys.
  22. Hey guys! I've been on the boards for around a year and a half, and after seeing all the amazing work on the boards, and having probably too much time on my hands during school, I decided i'm going to finally start my own project on the boards. I'm pretty much entirely self-taught on Photoshop, and haven't really done anything graphically besides this, but why not, right? Today i'm introducing the Deutsche Meisterschaft: Germany's top-flight football league since 1957. Otherwise known as the DFB Meisterschaft, or simply the Meisterschaft, Many pundits rate the league as the second finest in the world. The major kit rules surrounding the Meisterschaft center on the league-wide font, dual side patches, and a deal created in 2005 in which the DFB hands monetary bonuses to teams that sign German shirt sponsors. Not all teams follow the rule, but most do. Let me know what you think of the logo, and the first team, FC Dusseldorf, will be up soon!
  23. A few days ago, I finally decided to join the boards after lurking for months. After seeing both the AFA and PHL, I was inspired to create a fictional basketball league. However, I have no Photoshop or Illustrator skills, so I am doing this hand-drawn with colored pencils. This league starts in 1947, and is the first organized basketball league since the war. I will not include logos in this series, and the main reason for that is because I am horrible at drawing animals. The inaugural 10 teams are: Cleveland Bulldogs, New York Knights, Washington Eagles, Pittsburgh Smokies, Richmond Steamers, Philadelphia Colonels, Boston Minutemen, Baltimore Admirals, Chicago Lions,and the Detroit Warriors. I am looking for feedback and criticism so I can not only show off my personal league, but get help on my drawing.
  24. Well I'm back. I've been away from this site for about two months and I've kinda just been looking at other fictional soccer leagues that I thought looked great. So I decided to try one out my self. Instead of last project being based off of Florida, this one is based entirely off of a completely made up country, Fortlaudia (named after my hometown Fort Lauderdale). I feel as I've failed to finish previous concepts because I was focusing more on the backstory instead of the actual design. So I decided to make something a little smaller than previous concepts so I can actually finish something for once. I apologize that the first set isn't using the new Nike template, but I finished that team before I saw Raysox release his NuSoccer template, so props to him for creating this beauty of a template. Without further adieu I present to you the Fortlaudian Premier League! So I've decided to do this league in pairs of fours, so since there's 16 clubs, I'll be posting new teams 3 other times. But I won't just post teams however. I plan on posting league tables (standings) every now and then, and toward the end of the project I'll post scores and a bracket for the Chevrolet FF Cup (League Cup). And once the winner of the league is announced at the very VERY end, I might make some "League Champions" designs and banners. Enough of the technical details, let me explain the backstory of the country and the league. Fortlaudia used to be a part of the empires France, Germany, and Spain, but a treaty had to be signed that the country's respective parts of Fortlaudia had to become part of that country. But in the 16th century, Fortlaudia managed to gain independence from all those countries, with the aid of England. At that point all the parts of the Fortlaudian area united and it became one large country. Many of the English who helped Fortlaudia gain freedom settled there and formed the province known as Bradford (named after the war commander who gave Fortlaudia independence, Charles Bradford). The French, German, and Spanish portions of Italy all picked up culture and language from their former rulers. The Spanish land became known as Costero which means coastal in Spanish. The German land became known as Flachland meaning flatland in German. And the French land became known as Lancier meaning Lancer in French, which is named after the English ruler who signed the treaty that brought the area to Fortlaudia, named Alexander Lancer. The Fortlaudian Premier League was formed in 1898 with only two clubs, who were both in Bradford known as AFC Bradford and Harold City. The two clubs eventually turned into two clubs that currently play in the league today, and by the 1900's four more clubs were added. Five clubs were based in Bradford and one based in Flachland. The league didn't add teams from Lancier or Costero until the 1940's, but they couldn't play due to World War II. The league went on hiatus for about 8 years until 1949, when it started to add many more teams. By the 60's there were 16 clubs in the league. By this time the UEFA Champions League had started, UEFA granted clubs from Fortlaudia entrance to it, and the top 3 finishers would qualify. by the early 70's the Europe League had started as well and the 4th and 5th place finishers would qualify for it. Despite being part of European competition and now having 16 clubs, the league lacked something: a league cup. So in 1978, the FF Cup (later sponsored by Chevrolet) was founded. Several clubs immediately came out as favorites to win it with strong performances in that each year, even if some failed to win the league (*cough cough* Arsenal). By the 90's world class players were brought to the clubs and the FPL became recognized as the 6th largest league in Europe behind the BPl, Bundesliga, Liga BBVA, Serie A, and Ligue 1. Well that's everything folks, hope you enjoy my new series as I know I will. COUNTRY MAP
  25. FLORIDA PREMIER LEAGUE Welcome to my first fictional league, Florida Premier League. The idea behind this was to create a European-style soccer (or football) league with 20 teams from the biggest cities around Florida. Since Florida is my home state, I thought I should incorporate it into one of my next concepts. FPL HISTORY The Florida Premier League was founded in 1919 as the Florida Football Federation. The League started out with only 6 clubs, 3 of which still compete in the league in 2016. The League was one of the original members of the AFA (American Football Association), which also started out with leagues from California, Texas, New York, and Illinois. The FFF immediately rose to the top as the best soccer league in America. The 6 inaugural clubs were the 6 greatest clubs in the nation, but as time went on the league couldn't survive with just 6 clubs, so 6 more clubs were formed. At this point the FFF was starting to gain more supporters, and numerous people across Florida were die-hard fans of their respective teams. In 1943, during the peak of World War II, the league decided to go on hiatus, due to Florida's geographical vulnerability. The league resumed play in 1946, one year after WWII's end, and they were renamed as the Florida Premier League. The FPL added 8 new sides, and the AFA decided to add a lower-tier league in Florida as well, known as the Florida Championship. By the 70's the FPL had become a cultural phenomenon in Florida, and the clubs started to be able to sign big name players such as Johan Cruyff and Gerd Müller. In 1977, the American Champions League was formed, and the top four finishers from the FPL were able to compete in this event. However, this meant the clubs had to compete in more games, and the players started to feel they were underpaid. Before the 1979/1980 season the players union went on strike. This caused the league to go into a lockout, that became one of the longest lockouts in American sports history. The lockout lasted for 4 seasons, and by the 1983/1984 season, the union was finally able to reach an agreement with the AFA about wages and salaries. The league continued play in 1984, and had a new feeling to it. The games seemed more entertaining, the players, more motivated, and the goals, more electric. This excitement carries on today as the FPL has become the greatest soccer league in the States. OTHER INFO ABOUT THIS CONCEPT At the end of the concept you will be able to vote on your favorite design (via the boards) and which ever club receives the most votes will be the champion of the 2015/2016 FPL season. The final standings will be released at the end of the voting. LEAGUE LOGO