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Here's a teaser for the West division. Only 8 teams to go now

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Las Vegas, Denver, Salt Lake, and Portland I'm guessing

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I'm totally sure that oil tower is gonna be Houston.

 

Houston...Drillers?

 

Las Vegas Rams...or are they gonna be the Bighorns?

 

Dallas and maybe Arizona?

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Dallas, Arizona, Las Vegas, Denver

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My guesses as to these four teams are from would have to be Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, and Houston.

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My predictions for these four teams are:

Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas and Arizona.

 

The Denver one will be second from left (hinting from the Charlotte Racers fun facts section)

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6 hours ago, wentvoltage123 said:

I think one logo is an astronaut

Albuquerque could be an astronaut, i mean with Roswell and everything.

 

My guess:

Houston Denver Vegas Albuquerque

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Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, and either Houston or Phoenix

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Well most everybody was spot on with a couple of the teams from the West and one logo definitely looks like something else entirely when all you can see is the silhouette. Anyway, without further ado, here's the AFL West.

 

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Alright, first we have the Dallas Oilers, established in 1962, and one of the most historically successful and consistent franchises in the last thirty years of the AFL. The Oilers share a heated division rivalry with the Denver Cowboys, their main competition for the top spot in the West. Dallas wears an oil derrick on either side of their helmets with a large white star, representing Texas as "The Lone Star State". The double stripe on the helmets and pants was on the Oilers' original uniforms and has remained a constant throughout the history of the franchise. Over they years Dallas has experimented with white facemasks and also originally wore gray, adding the blue facemask and sleeve stripes before the 2004 season. The red alternate jersey is something the Oilers have been wearing in one form or another since 1985. Jase Monroe is the Oilers' star quarterback, leading the team to an average of 11 wins in his seven years as the Field General in Dallas.

 

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The Cowboys were established in 1961, a controversial decision that almost ruined the team from the start. When the AFL voted to expand for the first time in over 20 years for the 1961 season, Denver and Baltimore were chosen as expansion cities, with Denver being the western-most team with no teams between it and St. Louis. The move made for some strange alignment issues and travel problems for the Cowboys. The Cowboys wear the classic western colors of brown and gold. The gold Denver wears is unique to them and not available for any other football team to use. The uniforms are classic, if not a bit outdated, featuring traditional brashier stripes and double outlined numbers. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the first years of the Cowboys' existence and features only brown and the classic Denver Gold, which is actually historically inaccurate because Denver didn't begin wearing the trademark gold until the 1980's. Historically, being on the outside looking in, behind Dallas, Denver broke through in 1999, winning its first of 3 championships, the latest of which came in 2013 on the back of the vaunted Denver defense and nose tackle Alonzo Morris.

 

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The Las Vegas Rams were the last team to come into the AFL in 2002, bringing the league to its current membership of 32 members. The Rams sport a rather unique color scheme with slick marketing names for the colors. The Desert Pewter helmets and pants are unlike anything ever worn in the AFL. The Rams are still wearing their original uniforms which a custom number font and bold rams horns on the sleeves. Most years, the Rams battle Phoenix for the basement of the West, but things are looking up with a rebuilt offensive line and rookie running back Clarence Mack.

 

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Last but not least, the Phoenix Coyotes. Originally known as the Arizona Coyotes, the franchise became the Phoenix Coyotes when the moved out of the Arizona heat into a climate controlled dome.The Coyotes' logo features a coyote howling at a large full moon and the colors are representative of the Arizona landscape. Phoenix has been a team that has always been competitive but can't quite get over the hump. The few division championships the Coyotes have on their resume have only lead to one American Bowl appearance in 2004 and first round playoff exits otherwise. The most exciting player on the Phoenix team is lightning quick wide receiver and returner Hector Mendoza who has the ability to make any kickoff or punt turn into six points for his team. Mendoza's most famous performance came on a play against the New Orleans Pirates where he reversed field twice and made eight Pirates miss on his way to a dazzling punt return touchdown.

 

Well, that's it for the West. As always pleace le tme know what you think and stay tuned for the AFL South. Thanks again.         

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Umm Do the NHL Coyotes get any say in this arrangement? or have they already moved to Seattle by this point?

My favorite of this bunch is easily the OIlers.

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35 minutes ago, Darknes said:

Umm Do the NHL Coyotes get any say in this arrangement? or have they already moved to Seattle by this point?

My favorite of this bunch is easily the OIlers.

The NHL Coyotes didn't  come to Phoenix until 1996, so they became the Phoenix Roadrunners. And the Roadrunners have fared no better than their real-world counterparts after leaving Winnipeg.

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Houston, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and maybe Orlando?

 

Would be good if either Houston or Orlando had an astronaut identity.

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