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About seven years ago, I introduced the sport of roller bowling to these forums. Here is that thread:

Well, I am proud to say that I have given the uniforms for all 36 teams in the NARBA (North American Roller Bowling Association) a fresh update for 2018. All the teams are still at their locations, but a couple have changed their nicknames; the Calgary Southerners are now the Calgary Bighorns, and the Florida Piranhas are now the Florida Barracudas. While this is the second thread about NARBA, this is actually NARBA 3.0, because I created another set of uniforms between the above thread and now. If I can manage, you'll see the NARBA 2.0 uniforms as well as the original NARBA uniforms.

 

I am posting five images for each team (one for the original uniforms, two for 2.0, and two for 3.0), therefore, I will have each team be their own post. I will get things started by posting the map for all 36 teams and the NARBA logo evolution, too.

 

NARBA old logo:

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NARBA new logo:

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NARBA Map:

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The 36 teams are divided in to 6 leagues of 6 teams each. The league names are as follows:

 

Big Western League

Corridor League
Golden State League

Great White North League

Midwestern League

Southeastern League

 

Since it is first in alphabetical order, I will introduce the Big Western League and its teams in the next several posts. Mods, if this is not the appropriate forum for this, please move it to one that is.

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The Big Western League is comprised of the above six teams that are west of the Mississippi River, but are not in California. Next post, I will introduce the first team on this list: the Arizona Stealth!

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Arizona Stealth

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Colors: Black, Cactus Green (Pantone 576 C), White

 

Besides a color change from pine green to cactus green, there's not much to say about this team that is named for the "Spirit of Arizona", a Northrop Grumman B-2 stealth bomber. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team up is the Colorado Wolfpack!

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Colorado Wolfpack

Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

Colors: Gray, Blue (Pantone 280 C), White

 

Paring down their colors from five colors to three, this BWL team has one of the classiest looks in all of NARBA. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next up: the Dallas Derricks!

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Dallas Derricks

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Colors: Black, Gold (Pantone 116 C)

 

Originally the Dallas Titans to refer to the titans of the oil industry, this team is now named for the structures that produce the oil. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team: the Houston Inferno!

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Houston Inferno

Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Colors: Red (Pantone 1797 C), Black, Orange (Pantone 158 C), Yellow (Pantone Yellow C)

 

The Inferno's team colors may lend themselves to becoming a gradient, but the first two colors are always red and black. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team on the list: the Portland Axemen!

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Portland Axemen

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Colors: Teal, Silver (Pantone 877 C), White

 

Named for the people of Oregon's timber industry, this team's teal shirts with silver suspenders are uniquely Oregon. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Rounding out the BWL: the Seattle Jets!

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Seattle Jets

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

Colors: Emerald Green (Pantone 2287 C), Boeing Blue (Pantone 287 C), White

 

Named in honor of Boeing's origins in Seattle, the green is for Seattle being the "Emerald City", and the blue is in honor of Boeing. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next league on the docket: the Corridor League!

 

BTW, you can C&C if you like.

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My only problem with the Arizona Stealth is that the shape is of a B-2 and B-2s are located closer to Kansas City so imo it would work better there.

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The Corridor League is comprised of the six teams in the Northeastern United States. The locations of these teams, when combined, are referred to as the "Bos-Wash Corridor", hence the name.

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Baltimore Mariners

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Colors: Teal, Aqua

 

Named in honor of the Port of Baltimore, which predates the city's founding. The pentagon shape around the anchor represents and is shaped like Baltimore County. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team is the New England RBC!

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New England RBC

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Colors: Blue (Pantone 280 C), Red (Pantone 200 C), White

 

Originally named the Boston Rebels in honor of the "rebels" of the Revolutionary War (i.e., the Patriots) and having the colors of navy and orange, the team decided on a more inclusive team name and logo. The logo has six stars (three white, two blue, and one red) to represent the six states of New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT). Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next is the New Jersey Gunmen!

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New Jersey Gunmen

Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Colors: Camo Green (Pantone 5753 C), Tan

 

Named for the fact that Newark is near Fort Lee, where George Washington once camped in 1776 during the Revolutionary War. This team originally had a color scheme of green, black, and white.

 

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next: the New York Power!

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New York Power

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Colors: Black, Red (Pantone 485 C), Gray, White

 

Named in honor of Thomas Edison's founding of the Edison Electric Light Company (which today is General Electric) in 1878, the logo honors Edison's invention of the light bulb. The shirts have started to become iconic with their black base and red and gray alternating pinstripes. Here is the team evolution:

 

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team up: the Pennsylvania Hawks!

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Pennsylvania Hawks

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Colors: Black, Gold (Pantone 116 C)

 

Originally the Philadelphia Golden Hawks and having a more drab shade of gold along with white, the team moved to the state capital of Harrisburg, but made two compromises. One was to keep the Golden Hawks name, which was eventually shortened to just "Hawks". The other was to adopt a black-and-gold color scheme to entice the fans in Pittsburgh and the western parts of the state. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Rounding out the Corridor League is the Washington Quake!

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Washington Quake

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Colors: Purple (Pantone 267 C), Gold (Pantone 116 C)

 

This team's name comes from the tumultuous actions of the American government. The team is one of the few to maintain their name and color scheme, although they were initially known as the DC Quake. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next league: the Golden State League!

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Six teams in one state: That's the Golden State League in a nutshell.

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Anaheim Express

Location: Anaheim, California, USA

Colors: Orange, Sky Blue

 

Throughout its history, the team has never felt at home since the move from Central Africa to Anaheim. Along with a tweak of the team's 2.0 logo, the new colors of the team get things going in that direction. The orange comes from the county flag, while the blue comes from the city flag. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next is the Los Angeles Stars!

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Los Angeles Stars

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Colors: Gray (Pantone 445 C), Yellow

 

As mentioned in the original NARBA thread, the league used to be one team named the California Stars. When it came time for LA's team to have a name; naturally, they went with "Stars", due to the name's history. This time, though, the name is dedicated to the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That is also where the gray color comes from, while the yellow comes from the limelights of the soundstages that dot the LA area. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next team up: the Oakland Outsiders!

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Oakland Outsiders

Location: Oakland, California, USA

Colors: Black, Maroon (Pantone 208 C), White

 

The Outsiders' name is a way of distinguishing Oakland from every other team in NARBA not only in style, but attitude, too. Here is the team evolution:

 

Original:

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2.0:

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Away:

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3.0:

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Next: the Sacramento Senators!

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