If I'm being entirely honest...I'm devastated that I will be missing Kubb. I really like my friends, but I love Kubb. As of right now, I know a grand total of one person that owns this game. You guessed it-- he will, of course, be taking this game with him to Maryland to play all weekend long. In fact, I'm so devastated that I will not be able to participate in these games, I have asked my friend to throw his first toss of each match left-handed in honor of me (Yes, similar to Bo Kimble and no, I'm not trying to make light of Hank Gathers' passing).
If you haven't been fortunate enough to experience this game, check out this video:
I know what you are thinking. And you're wrong. Kubb is awesome. It is a holistically egalitarian game (meaning no gender or specific athlete has an advantage) and incredibly easy to understand. You could say it's similar to Bocce but that would be like calling World War II a "disagreement between a few nations." I'm even half-tempted to buy this t-shirt and enlist a team in the U.S. National Championships (which happen to take place in Eau Claire, WI. Who knew?).
I can't wait for the wedding this weekend. I love weddings. I love the cake, dancing (check my twitter profile), not locking my knees, and I enthusiastically listen to "Canon in D" for two weeks straight to get me mentally prepared for each wedding I attend. Mostly, I love my friends and can't wait to support them this weekend. But I will miss Kubb. Luckily, the U.S. National Championship doesn't come around again until July 2013.
When Sarah and I finished watching Friday Night Lights (the TV show) I informed her that we would be moving to Texas so our sons (which we don't have) can play football. As it turns out, as long as we buy this bib and our children becoming professional "Kubbers", I can live anywhere...