Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Tribute to Eric Anderson - with Love

This post has nothing to do with Floorball - at the same time it has everything to do with Floorball - this is about KUBB. And sports devotion in the USA.

Picture stolen from Eric Andersons Facebook
We do not have to explain the game of Kubb - if you see our sponsor section below, well we have been supporting it for a long time... - you can find the rest online. But we have to explain what Eric A has done and why we love him...

Some years ago he started KUBB in the Midwest. He was able to make it grow - way more than what Floorball has been able to. Eric used compassion, sponsors, local connections - and year after year new tournaments showed up - he was on a roll and also on local radio. Mr Anderson finally started the main US National Kubb Championship, Skills grew. The community became involved - He was a wizard.
He was even able to get KUBB into the school system at places in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. This year his efforts turned into a test Midwest Kubb league..

Eric is a true frontier pioneer - he is the individual able to introduce Americans to new sports - new adventures.
But this is not the full story - did you see that we wrote skills grew.... Well people in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa developed new technologies as the "drill". Team became seriously good. The last rock n' roll move by Eric and his friends is to get the Swedish American Institute in MNPLS involved in a Kubb tourney - finally things what Scandinavians do today and not what they did 100+ years ago.
(Yeah - no that Institute has not lifted a finger for Floorball yet - even if it was first invented in MNPLS - and happens to be the largest Swedish indoor sport in Sweden today.... Funny indeed huh..?) They will wake up one day to a more modern picture we hope...

Well, let us get back to Eric. He formed his team and went to the World Kubb Championships in Sweden a few days ago... The played as well as only Americans can do.
They ended up in the finals - Eric - was elected MVP in that final - the team from the USA won silver in the 2014 Sweden.
No-one else in America - is doing what Eric is doing for modern Swedish culture in America... Are sponsors a...sleep?

Eric You R worth every moment of your trip - Eric we wish two things - A) You all the wellness in the world - and B) that You play a bit more Floorball!!

WHO is on fire? IN EC?

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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!