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Hello CCSLC! Remember my IRBC thread from a year ago? Well, this thread answers the question of what would happen if every one of those 128 teams were given affiliate teams. Where would they put them and why? What would their team colors be and why? Over the summer, I have made complete identities of these 128 affiliate teams and I am ready to present them. Like the IRBC thread, these teams span the globe. Also, all these teams participate in a tournament for the IRBC Affiliates' Cup. The tournament works like the World Cup tournament in that:

1. Seeding in the tournament is based on overall point percentages, or OPP, for short (OPP = Points For / Points Against).

2. No regard is given to the team's location when seeding

3. There are no associations or leagues to deal with when it comes to these affiliate teams

Starting tomorrow, I'll post 16 teams a day. Since this is the first post, you'll be getting a double dose of 32 teams. Before we dive into things, though, let me first explain the template I used. The team infobar has the name of the affiliate team, below that is the name of the team that the affiliate team is affiliated with, and the affiliate team's location. If you have seen my IRBC Nations Cup thread from a few months ago, I am using the same template from that thread.

For each post, I'll post a link to a place where the full identities of 16 teams are displayed, like below for example:

http://s3.photobucket.com/user/RevNet/story/102209

Then I'll give a brief bio for each of the teams in the link, again like below:

Aarhus Bayhawks - Affiliated with the Copenhagen Swans, the team colors are based on the city coat of arms, which is also the basis for the home shirt. The nickname is a portmanteau of "Bay", which refers to Aarhus Bay, and "Jayhawks", though no relation is to be made to the Kansas Jayhawks' athletic teams.

Akureyri Albatrosses - Like its Nordic cousin above, this Icelandic affiliate team (with the Reykjavik Tritons) also based its team colors and nickname on the city coat of arms (though the animal on the CoA is probably not an albatross) along with the addition of black to tie the team to the Tritons.

Aleppo Highlanders - The colors for this team, affiliated with the Damascus Settlers, have no basis. However, the nickname is based on the fact that this city is not too far from Mount Simeon in Syria.

Ankara Jackrabbits - Since Ankara is the capital of Turkey, the team colors are based on the Turkish flag, which is also the basis for the Istanbul Sultans' (the team that this team is affiliated with) colors. The jackrabbit mascot is based on the Angora rabbit, one of the oldest types of domestic rabbits.

Annapolis Navy - The athletic colors of the US Naval Academy (navy blue and gold) almost make up the color palette for this team which is affiliated with the Baltimore Mariners. The nickname also comes from the USNA, a local institution. The addition of teal comes from the Mariners.

Antwerp Stones - While the nickname has no significance, the colors of silver and white come from the Brussels Phantoms, the team with which this team is affiliated.]

Arequipa Guerreros - The colors for this Lima Lobos-affiliated team come from colors found on the city flag. The nickname is based on the Spanish word for "warriors", made more significant by the fact that Arequipa was involved with the Cuzco Rebellion of 1814, which was one of many battles fought for Peru's independence from Spain.

Arlington Militia - Green and gold, the colors of this team (affiliated with the Washington Quake), are found on an Army uniform. The nickname is based on the fact that Arlington's two major landmarks, the National Cemetery and the Pentagon, are tied to the military. This team is also located outside the District of Columbia due to necessity.

AS Galahs - As an reward for hosting the RBAANZ tournament final, the Darwin Haze gave the outback city of Alice Springs ("AS" for short) its affiliate team. The colors (and nickname) for the team are based on the galah, a bird of the cockatoo variety that is also known as Pink and Grey.

Aurora Infantry - The colors for the team affiliated with the Chicago Cavaliers have no basis, but the nickname is a loose tie to the Cavaliers.

Austin RBC - The team colors are based on the nickname of the team, the "Flames", which is also a tie-in to the Houston Inferno, the team with which this team is affiliated. The star on the logo signifies that Austin is the state capital of Texas.

Ballarat 51s - Affiliated with the Geelong Pelicans, the gold color on this team is a tie-in to the fact that on August 18th, 1851 (the basis for the nickname), gold was discovered at Poverty Point, which is now a suburb of Ballarat called Golden Point. This led to Ballarat being known internationally as a place to strike it rich. The green color is a tie-in to the Pelicans.

Baton Rouge Dynamite - "Baton Rouge", in French, means "red stick". This refers to a discovery of a blood-stained cypress pole (which marked the boundary between two Native American tribes' hunting grounds) by Sieur d'Iberville in 1699. This translation led to the team's nickname of "Dynamite", which is almost always seen as a red stick. The red is based on the field of the city flag, and the yellow is based on the spark made when you light a stick of dynamite.

Bayamón Vaqueros - Affiliated with the San Juan Gamecocks, the team's colors are based on the colors found on the city flag. The nickname is based on the Spanish word for "Cowboys", but due to a conflict with the basketball team of the same name, the team is named the "Bayamon Vaqueros" and not the basketball team name of "Vaqueros de Bayamon".

Bergen Monsoon - The Oslo Storm's old team colors of purple and old gold were given to its affiliate team, the Bergen Monsoon. The "Monsoon" name is another tie-in to the Storm.

Birmingham Boars - Affiliated with the England Griffins, this team is the revival of the Birmingham Wild Boars, winners of two European championships (what the two stars in the letter B signify) before the hiatus of the sport worldwide in 2009. Therefore, the colors are the same as the previous team, maroon and orange.

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Here is the next set of 16 teams:

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Botshabelo Cats - This team is affiliated with the Bloemfontein Cheetahs, and, therefore, has a feline mascot. The team colors serve no significance.

Brandon Bison - Affiliated with the Winnipeg Arrowheads, this team's nickname is based on one of the provincial symbols of Manitoba, the bison. The brown color is based on the color of the bison's fur. The tan and green colors come from the Brandon city flag.

Bremen Saxons - Affiliated with the Hamburg Hooligans, the Saxons' team colors come from the city flag. The checkerboard sides on the team logo are another nod to the city flag. The key in the center of the logo is based on part of the city coat of arms. The nickname comes from the Saxon tribes that settled around present-day Bremen.

Brooklyn Voltage - The "Voltage" nickname comes from the team's association with the New York Power over in Manhattan. The black color is a tie-in to the Power as well.

Busan Sonics - Blue and white, the colors for this team, are based on two things. One is the city's emblem, and the colors also tie-in to the team's association with the Seoul Blue Devils, whose colors are also blue (albeit a darker blue) and white. The nickname serves no significance.

Cairns Conches - Affiliated with the Townsville Tropics, this team's three colors represent different things. The pink color represents the conch shell, which is also the basis for the nickname. The blue color represents the sky and the ocean. Finally, the gold color represents the sun and the sands. The two stars on the logo represent Queensland and Australia, respectively.

Centurion Flight - This team is the Pretoria Capitals' affiliate. The colors of the team are based on the ensign of the South African Air Force, which is also the basis for the nickname.

Chongqing Rush - The addition of blue to the Chengdu Sunbirds' colors of red and gold make up the color palette of the Chongqing Rush, the nickname of which serves no significance.

Cincinnati Racers - Affiliated with the Ohio Barons, the Racers' nickname is based on the black racer, the state reptile of Ohio. This reptile is also the source of the team colors. The racer in the team logo follows the path of the Ohio River around the Cincinnati metro area, which includes areas in Indiana and Kentucky.

Cluj-Napoca Dracos - Affiliated with the Bucharest Whiplash, the colors of this team are based on part of the city coat of arms. The nickname can be based on either the Latin word for "dragon" or the Draco star constellation.

Cologne Buccaneers - Affiliated with the Frankfurt Millionaires, this team is the revival of the team with the same name. Therefore, it has the colors of black, red, and gold.

Córdoba Thunder - This team is the Thunder to Buenos Aires' Lightning, meaning that this team is affiliated with the Buenos Aires Lightning. All three colors come from the city coat of arms, including the light blue that comes from the Argentine flag.

Cork RBC - This team is affiliated with the Dublin Greyhounds. Therefore, the team's nickname is the "Aquadogs". The "aqua" part and the blue color come from the city harbor. The red color is taken from the Greyhounds' color palette.

Costa Norte RBC - "Costa Norte", in Spanish, translates to "North Coast", a reference to the team's location in Colón on the north coast of Panama. This team is affiliated with the Panama City Coasters both in nickname (the "Jr. Coasters") and colors (The blue is taken from the flag of Panama).

CS Airmen - "CS" stands for Colorado Springs, the location of the Denver Wolfpack's affiliate team. The colors (blue and silver) and the nickname come from the US Air Force Academy, located in Colorado Springs.

Debrecen Red Devils - This team is affiliated with the Budapest Heat. The colors (red and gold) and the nickname are based solely on this affiliation.

Ok, what do you think of this thread so far? C&C are welcome.

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Ok here is the set of 16 for today:

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Dehiwala Cockerials - This team is located in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, which is between Sri Lanka's largest city, Colombo, and it's national capital of Kotte, therefore; it's affiliated with the Colombo-SJK Roosters. The mascot is that of a cockerial, also known as a baby rooster. The gold color is based on the color of its feathers.

Derry Droids - This team is the affiliate team of the Northern Ireland Ironmen. Therefore, the team colors are taken from the Ironmen color palette. The nickname is also based on this affiliation, as most androids (not the cell phones, but the robots) are made of iron.

Dunedin Sipos - Affiliated with the Christchurch Cardinals, the nickname for this team is based on "SIPO", the acronym for the South Island Oystercatcher, a bird native to the South Island of New Zealand. The team colors of black, orange, and white come from the colors of the bird's body.

Ecatepec Hillmen - Affiliated with the Mexico City Phoenixes, The team is located in Ecatepec, where remains of early human habitation have been found at the nearby Cerro de Ecatepec. "Cerro" in Spanish means "hill", giving the team its nickname of "Hillmen". The gold color comes from its afilliation with the Phoenixes, and the green comes from the hill.

Eugene Beavers - Affiliated with the Portland Axemen, the nickname for this team is based on the state animal of Oregon, the beaver. The blue color comes from the state flag of Oregon. The green color comes from the University of Oregon, located in Eugene.

False Bay Clippers - Affiliated with the Cape Town Capers, this team is located in Khayelitsha, a Cape Town suburb on False Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The "Clippers" name comes from this fact. The blue color comes from the bay itself, and the gold color comes from the Capers' color palette.

Flagstaff RBC - Affiliated with the Arizona Stealth, this team is nicknamed the "Forest Stars", because Flagstaff is near the longest continuous Ponderosa Pine forest in the US. (In fact, Flagstaff is named after a flagpole made of Ponderosa Pine, made by a scouting party from Boston.) The colors of forest green and white come from this.

Fort Worth Roughnecks - Affiliated with the Dallas Titans, the Roughnecks name of this team is a tribute to the people that work on the oil rigs of Texas every day. The purple color comes from Texas Christian University, located in Fort Worth. The sand color comes from the Texas desert, where most of the oil rigs are located.

Fremantle Sandgropers - Affiliated with the Perth Predators, the nickname of this team (located in Perth's port city of Fremantle) is a term used to describe the people of Western Australia. It is also used to describe a insect found in WA. The dark blue color comes from WA's state flag, and the sand color comes from the sands of Fremantle.

Ghaziabad Giants - Affiliated with the Delhi Cubs, the orange color of the team comes from the Cubs. The blue color was chosen at random. Ghaziabad is a planned industrial city, and the "Giants" name reflects the giants of Ghaziabad's industry, which have contributed to the city becoming the second-fastest growing city in the world.

Glasgow Gladiators - Since the Scotland Claymores are located in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, the Glasgow Gladiators were revived with the colors of blue (from the Scottish flag) and green (from the Glaswegian flag).

Gothenburg Goths - Affiliated with the Stockholm Cougars, this team colors are basically the same as that of the Cougars. The "Goths" name comes from the name of the East Germanic people that came from the region around present-day Gothenburg.

Guarulhos Unido - Affiliated with the São Paulo Dreadnoughts, this team is nicknamed "As Estrelas", or "The Stars" in Portuguese. The team has "Unido" in their name because Guarulhos was at one time a cluster of five villages, reflected by the five stars in the letter "U" on the logo. The colors of the team come from the city's flag.

Hamilton Musketeers - Affiliated with the Tauranga Torpedos, this team is one of a few that are located in a city with a bigger population than the city that has the IRBC team. The "Musketeers" name comes from the time of the Musket Wars (1807-1842), fought amongst Māori tribesmen, some of which obtained muskets to use in the wars. The blue comes from New Zealand's flag, and the brown comes from the stock of the musket.

Hammers RBC - Affiliated with the Toronto Warthogs, this team is located in the port city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. One of the city's nicknames is "The Hammer", giving the team the name of Hammers RBC. The chain on the logo comes from the city flag, which features a flower surrounded by a chain. The colors of the team, blue and gold, also come from the city flag.

HKM Harborboys - As part of the union between Hong Kong and Macau for IRBC competition, Macau got the affiliate team called the HKM Harborboys, which uses the exact same colors as the HKM Harbormen over in Hong Kong.

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Howick Fighters - When it came time for the Pietermaritzburg Aggies to choose a place in which to put their affiliate team, it only felt right to put it in nearby Howick, the town in which Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, which led to his 28-year imprisonment. The team’s whole identity is based on this historic event. The fist in the logo represents the fight for freedom that went on during the time of Apartheid. The green color comes from the green color used on the South African flag.

Hyderabad RBC - Affiliated with the Karachi Dolphins, Hyderabad RBC’s nickname is the “Hydra”, and it uses the colors of the Pakistani flag, green and white.

Inter Valparaíso RBC - Affiliated with the Santiago Surge, this team’s nickname, the “Internacionales”, translates in Spanish to the “Internationals”, because Valparaíso, Chile’s largest metro area after Santiago, has a thriving immigrant community going back to the days of the California Gold Rush. This is reflected in the colors of the logo: the blue comes from the Chilean flag, the red comes from the British flag, the green comes from the Italian flag, and the gold comes from the Spanish flag.

Irbid Invaders - Affiliated with the Amman Techsters, the “Invaders” nickname of this team comes from the time that present-day Irbid, then-known as Arabella, was conquered by Muslims in the Hellenistic period of 321-31 BC. The green color comes from the Techsters’ color palette, and the gold represents the riches that Arabella had as a wine (and later, olive oil) producing city.

Jacks RBC - The “Jacks” nickname of this team (based in Grans Rapids, Michigan) comes from the team’s affiliation with the Detroit Kings. The colors of the team, black and red, come from the four suits of a playing card deck (club, diamond, heart, and spade).

Jackson Railsplitters - Affiliated with the Memphis Pharaohs, the “Railsplitters” nickname has a double meaning. Besides Jackson having a rich railroad history (giving the “rail” part of the name), the term “railsplitter” is used to describe someone that cuts wood logs into fence posts, something that people on the frontier did during Jackson’s railroad days. All three colors of the team come from the axe, one of the tools used to cut wood.

Jaffa Anchors - Jaffa, Israel (sometimes called Yafo) is the main port city for Tel Aviv, which gives the team the “Anchors” nickname. As for the colors, the blue represents the port, and the orange comes from the team’s affiliation with the Tel Aviv Orange.

Jersey City Bloodhounds - Affiliated with the New Jersey Gunmen, the “Bloodhounds” nickname comes from the bloodhound breed of dog and its excellent scent detection, making it a perfect match for the “modern-day gunmen”, or policemen. The brown color comes from the dog’s fur, and the red color comes from the dog’s eyes.

Jerusalem Sprites - This team is the affiliate team of the Jerusalem Spirits. “Sprite” (the singular form of the team name) is another term for “spirit”. The blue color comes from Jerusalem’s city flag.

Kansas City Springs - Affiliated with the St. Louis Lions, the “Springs” nickname of this team comes from one of Kansas City’s nicknames, “The City of Fountains”. The colors of the team, blue and magenta, come from the city’s seal.

Kaoshiung Pirates - Affiliated with the Taipei Magpies, Kaohsiung, the team’s location is that of a harbor city on the southwestern portion of the island of Taiwan. The black color comes from the Jolly Roger, the prototypical pirate’s flag, and the pale aqua color comes from the harbor.

Kapiti Coast & Island Breakers - Affiliated with the Wellington Lumberjacks, the team’s nickname of “Breakers” comes from the term for a wave that crashes into a rock formation. The blue color comes from the color of the wave, while the green color comes from the team’s affiliation. Finally, the red and white colors come from the colors found on a circular life preserver, which can be found on the logo, along with a wave.

Knoxville Nighthawks - Affiliated with the Nashville Night Owls, this team has the same color scheme as the Night Owls, but with one exception. The neon orange color comes from the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville.

Kraków Whitebirds - Affiliated with the Warsaw Warhawks, the colors and nickname of the team come from the city flag and coat of arms, respectivelly.

Launceston Red Lions - Affiliated with the Tasmania Islanders, the “Red Lions” nickname and team colors of blue and red come from the Tasmania state flag.

Lethbridge Moose - Affiliated with the Calgary Southerners, the “Moose” nickname of this team comes from the moose, one of Canada’s symbols. The colors of the team come from the city flag. The logo of the team lets you know about the team’s location if you look closely. The “L” on top of the moose head symbolizes the city name of Lethbridge, the mountain on top of the moose’s head forms an “A” (for the province of Alberta), and the lines on the nose of the moose form a maple leaf, found on the Canadian flag.

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Here is today's set of 16. Enjoy!:

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Liberation RBC - Affiliated with the Oakland Outsiders, the strawberry color of this team alludes to this affiliation (Oakland’s maroon color and strawberry are both shades of red) and it also comes from Strawberry Creek, an estuary that runs through the city of Berkeley, California, where the team is located. The nickname of “Liberation” alludes to Berkeley’s central role in the hippie movement of the late 1960s and other events of earlier activism.

Long Beach RBC - Affiliated with the Los Angeles Stars, this team’s nickname is the “Beachcombers”, and the colors of the team (sky blue, sand, and white) make that point very clear.

Madison Lakers - Affiliated with the Wisconsin Robins, the “Lakers” nickname can be attributed to Madison’s four lakes: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa, and Lake Kegonsa. The blue color comes from the water of these lakes, and the black color comes from the lakes’ reflection at midnight.

Mdantsane Railmen - The red color of this team ties in its affiliation with the BCM Buffaloes. The silver color comes from the bullet trains that travel along the railways. The location of the team, the South African city of Mdantsane, was founded in 1958 on farmland near the railway.

Medellín Monstruos - Affiliated with the Bogota Brutos, the “Monsters” color palette of gold and red comes from the city flag.

Mirpur Ilishi - Affiliated with the Dhaka Bengals, the green color is a lighter version of the green from the country flag of Bangladesh. Ilishi is a delicacy to the Bengalis.

Montpellier RBC - This team known as “Les Matelots”, or “the Bluejackets” in French, is affiliated with the Marseille Sailors. The nickname also alludes to Montpellier’s location on the French Riviera.

Nanjing SWRBC - This team’s full name is the Nanjing Steel Works Roller Bowling Club, and it is affiliated with the Shanghai Cranes. For this reason, the nickname of the team is the “Steel Cranes”. The red color comes from the Nanjing Iron and Steel Company logo, and the steel color comes from the iron and steel that Nanjing produces.

Napoletano RBC - Affiliated with the Rome Emperors, the team’s nickname of “i Lupi” (“The Wolves” in Italian) comes from the wolf, which is one of Italy’s symbols. The yellow and red color on the home uni come from the city flag. The chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream colors on the away uni come from the famous dessert of Neapolitan ice cream.

Newcastle Squires - This team uses the exact same color palette as its parent team, the Knights of Newcastle. The “Squires” nickname comes from the term for a knight in training.

Nizhny Novgorod Bucks - Affiliated with the Moscow Metros, the colors (black, red, and white) and the nickname all come from the city flag.

Novi Sad Sparks - Affiliated with the Belgrade Shock, the Sparks’ color palette come from the city coat of arms. The “Sparks” nickname comes from the team’s affiliation with the Shock.

OC Waves - This team is affiliated with the Anaheim Express. “OC” stands for “Orange County”, giving the team its orange color, and the team is located in Huntington Beach, California, a city known for excellent surfing, giving the team its blue color.

Oceansiders RBC - The red color of this team comes from its affilation with the San Diego Vipers. The blue color comes from the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. The “Oceansiders” nickname comes from the team’s location in Oceanside, California.

Odessa Deacons - Affiliated with the Kiev Saints, the Deacons’ color palette of red and orange comes from Odessa’s city flag. The “Deacons” name comes from the term for a church servant.

Osaka Samurai - Affilaited with the Tokyo Wind, the “Samurai” nickname comes from Japan’s history of samurai warriors. The purple and gold colors of the team come from the city flag.

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Your set of 16 for today has arrived. Enjoy!:

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Philadelphia Liberty - The Pennsylvania Hawks, who were originally known as the Philadelphia Golden Hawks, moved to the state capital of Harrisburg. When it came time to place their affiliate team somewhere, they decided to give back to Philadelphia. This is how the Philadelphia Liberty was born. One of Philadelphia’s nicknames is the “Cradle of Liberty”, it only made sense to have the nickname be “Liberty”. The team colors are based on the American flag with the addition of gold to represent the logo, which is of a restored Liberty Bell (one of Philadelphia’s landmarks) with a red-and-white-striped sash, a letter “P”, and twelve stars to represent the twelve neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

Phuket Sandcrabs - The blue color of this team comes from its affiliation with the Bangkok Blue, and the sand color comes from Phuket’s beaches. The sandcrab is a resident of the beach, and that is the reason for the nickname.

Pinetown Trailblazers - The gold color of this team comes from its affiliation with the Durban Explorers. The nickname also comes from this affiliation, because in someway, all explorers are trailblazers. The pine green color comes from the city name, which came from Sir Benjamin Pine, a governor of the province of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal).

Plovdiv Meteors - Affilaited with the Sofia Cobras, the colors of the team come from the city coat of arms. The “Meteors” nickname has no significance.

Pokhara Steers - This team’s nickname of “Steers” comes from its affiliation with the Kathmandu Bulls, and the team colors come from the Nepalese flag.

Porto RBC - The "Os Homens do Porto" (or “Portmen” in Portuguese) nickname comes from the city name and its port. The green color comes from the Portuguese flag. This team is affiliated with the Lisbon Aftershock.

Potsdam Claws - The “Claws” nickname of this team comes from its affiliation with the Berlin Bears. The colors of the team come from the city flag.

Princes RBC - Affiliated with the Kuala Lumpur Hornbills, the “Princes” nickname is representative of the Johor Royal Family, one of seven in Malaysia. The purple and gold colors of the team stem from this. The Johor royal crown is part of the logo.

Pune Gears - Affiliated with the Mumbai Peacocks, the “Gears” nickname comes from Pune’s automotive industry. The silver color comes from the gears the car companies use in the cars they build.

Queanbeyan Bushrangers - Affilaited with the Canberra Generals, the “Bushrangers” nickname of this team comes from the term for a outlaw in the early years of the British settlement of Australia. The colors of the team come from the bushranger’s outfit as seen in the Bushrangers on the St. Kilda Road work by William Strutt.

Québec City RBC - The "Les Bleus", or “The Blues” in French, nickname and color come from the city flag.

Quezon City Triplets - Affiliated with the Manila Eagles, the “Triplets” nickname of this team and the colors of the team come from the city flag, which features a triangular-shaped coat of arms. The triangle is a prominent feature on the team logo for the same reason.

Raleigh Aces - The “Aces” nickname of this team comes from its affiliation with the Carolina Mavericks. As with Jacks RBC, the colors of the team come from the suits of a playing card deck.

RBC de La Romana - The "Los Saldos", or “The Balance” in Spanish, nickname comes from the city of La Romana being named after a balance that was used to weigh merchadise for export. The colors of the team come from the Dominican Republic flag with the addition of gold to represent the balance.

RBC Gêmeos - This team is affiliated with the Rio de Janeiro Stallions. “Gêmeos” in Portuguese translates to “Twins”. This represents the twin cities of Duque de Caxias and São João de Meriti in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The colors of the team come from elements of the two cities’ flags: The cyan saltire of the Duque de Caxias flag and the blue field of the São João de Meriti flag.

RBC Moravy v Brně - Affiliated with the Prague Coyotes, the team nickname, "Červené a Bílé", in Czech, translates to “Red and White”. This comes from the Brno city flag and coat of arms, which are also the sources of the team colors.

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Red Deer RBC - Affiliated with the Edmonton Freeze, the city name of Red Deer is also the nickname for the team. The red color also comes from this source.

Revolución RBC - Affiliated with the Havana Defenders, the “Revolución” nickname refers to the Cuban Revolution that started on July 26th, 1953 and ended on New Year’s Day in 1959. It was a successful attempt by the July 26th Movement, led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, to overthrow Fulgencio Batista and his dictatorship. The name of the July 26th Movement originated at a failed attack on an army facility in the team’s location of Santiago de Cuba on that day in 1953. The colors of maroon and black come from the flag that the July 26th Movement used in the Revolution.

Rochester Vikings - Affiliated with the Minnesota Bruins, the “Vikings” nickname comes from the fact that more than ⅕ of the city’s population claims either Norwegian or Swedish ancestry. The logo of the team is of a realistic Viking helmet (meaning no horns). The colors of the team come from the city flag.

Rotterdam Ensigns - Affiliated with the Amsterdam Falcons, the “Ensigns” nickname comes from Rotterdam having one of the largest ports in the world. The green and white colors of the team come from the Rotterdam tricolor flag.

Sabadell Steelers - The lavender color of this team comes from its affiliation with the Barcelona Marauders. The “Steelers” nickname and the steel color come from Sabadell’s days as the “Catalan Manchester”, as the city, along with the neighboring city of Terrassa, pioneered the Industrial Revolution in Catalonia.

Salzburg Alpines - The old color palette of the Vienna Vulcans (purple, red, and white) went to their affiliate team, the Salzburg Alpines. The palette and the “Alpines” nickname make more sense here, as the city of Salzburg is near the Alps (giving it its purple color) in Austria (which has the flag colors of red and white).

San Jose Warlocks - The “Warlocks” nickname comes from this team’s affiliation with the San Francisco Wizards. In fact, two of the four colors of the San Jose team, amethyst and ruby, come from the Wizards’ color palette. Onyx and gold were added to the Warlocks’ palette to differentiate them from the Wizards.

Savannah Battalion - Affiliated with the Atlanta Argonauts, the “Battalion” nickname comes from the fact that James Oglethorpe, a British general, had founded Savannah, along with the colony of Georgia, in 1732. The army green color stems from this fact aswell, and the peach color comes from the Argonauts’ palette.

SC Rays - Affiliated with the Brisbane Spikes, the “SC” in the team’s name stands for Sunshine Coast, the team’s location. The gold color and the “Rays” nickname comes from the sun’s rays.

Singapore Jr. Crows - Everything about this affiliate team, from the color palette to the team name, comes from its affiliation with the Singapore Crows.

South Adelaide Shrikes - The maroon color of this team comes from its affiliation with the Adelaide Bats. The “Shrikes” nickname and the gold color come from the gold insignia on South Australian flagm which features a shrike bird.

South Auckland Silverferns - Affiliated with the Auckland Wild, the “Silverferns” nickname and the silver color come from the silver fern, one of New Zealand’s symbols. The green color of the team comes from the team’s affiliation.

Soweto Pickaxes - The “Pickaxes” nickname comes from this team’s affiliation with the Johannesburg Miners. The colors of the team come from the pickaxe itself.

Spanish Town RBC - Affiliated with the Kingston Boas, the colors of the team (green, red, and blue) and the nickname of the “Todies” come from the tody, a bird native to Jamaica.

Spokane Trappers - Affiliated with the Seattle Jets, the “Trappers” nickname comes from the Spokane House, a fur trading post built by the North West Company in 1810. The red color of the team comes from the Canadian flag to signify this connection of Spokane to Canada. The blue color of the team comes from the city logo.

Stockton Mud Frogs - The mud brown color and the “Mud Frogs” nickname come from Stockton’s nickname of “Mudtown”. Although a lighter shade, the blue color comes from its affiliation with the Sacramento Senators.

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For the last time, your set of 16. I hope you liked this series and I also would love to hear back from you as to any aspect of this project:

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Stuttgart Mustangs - Affilaited with the Munich Angels, the “Mustangs” nickname comes from Stuttgart being the “cradle of the automobile”, being home to the HQ of both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, and the city’s coat of arms. The colors of the team come from the latter, with the addition of carbon fiber gray.

Surabaya Crocs - Affiliated with the Jakarta Lizards, the “Crocs” nickname comes from the “baya” part of the city name, which translates to “crocodile” in Indonesian. The crocodile is also on the city seal, along with a shark (The “Sura” part of the city name translated from Indonesian). The green color of the team ties in this team’s affiliation with the Lizards. The blue and yellow colors of the team also come from the city seal.

Surfers RBC - Affiliated with the Gold Coast Sharks, this team takes the gold and white colors of the Sharks’ color palette and adds the color red. The “Surfers” nickname comes from its location of Surfers Paradise.

Swansea Ospreys - Affiliated with the Wales Dragons, the black and white colors of the team come from the osprey’s feathers, while the blue color comes from the waters of Swansea Bay. The “Ospreys” nickname comes from the osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey.

Tampa Bay Hurricanes - Affiliated with the Florida Piranhas, the “Hurricanes” nickname comes from Florida’s many encounters with hurricanes. The red and black colors come from the beach warning flag for hurricanes. The teal color comes from the Piranhas’ color palette.

Thessaloniki Seagulls - Affiliated with the Athens Athenians, the “Seagulls” nickname bears no significance, but the colors of the team come from the city flag.

Tianjin Terrapins - Affiliated with the Beijing Pandas, the “Terrapins” nickname comes from the terrapin turtle. The colors of the team come from the turtle’s body.

Tripoli Swords - Affiliated with the Beirut Blades, the “Swords” nickname comes from the sword being a type of blade. The colors of the team are the same as the Blades.

Turku Tempest - Affiliated with the Helsinki Dockers, the “Tempest” nickname bears no significance, but the colors of the team come from the city flag.

Uitenhage Roadsters - Affiliated with the Port Elizabeth Gales, the “Roadsters” nickanme comes from Uitenhage’s Volkswagen and Goodyear factories. The red color of the team bears no significance. The black and white colors come from the tires made in Uitenhage.

Valencia Carneros - Affiliated with the Madrid Conquistadores, the team nickname of “Carneros” is translated in Spanish to “Rams”, noting the original Latin name of the city, Valentia, which meant “strength and “valor”, both of which are traits of the ram. The colors of the team come from the city flag. The symbol on the logo is that of the astrological sign of Aries the Ram.

VBK Vilnius - Affiliated with the Baltic Alliance Javelins - the nickname of "Skraidymas V" translates in Lithuanian to “The Flying V”, noting the team’s uniform and logo, both of which feature a letter V on them. The colors of the team come from the city flag.

Victorian RBC - Affiliated with the Vancouver Vanguards, the team name comes from the city name of Victoria, named after Queen Victoria, whose small diamond crown is featured on the team’s logo. Therefore, the nickname of the team is the “Crowns”. The red and blue colors of the team come from the Vanguards’ color palette, and the silver color comes from the crown itself.

Werribee Mandrills - Affiliated with the Melbourne Gorillas, the “Mandrills” nickname comes from this affiliation. The colors of the team come from the mandrill’s head and face.

Wollongong Admirals - Affiliated with the Sydney Zephyrs, the “Admirals” nickname comes from Wollongong being a coastal city. The colors of the team come from the city council logo. The orange color also helps tie the team with the Zephyrs.

Worcester RBC - Affiliated with the Boston Rebels, the nickname of the team is the “Worms”, because Worcester is known as “Wormtown”. The green color of the team comes from the city flag, and the pink color comes from the worm itself.

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Well, this is all great. But as a Brazilian, I believe that Guarulhos and São João de Meriti are too small to have teams on it. Better choices would be cities like Brasilia, Salvador, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

Most Liked: Porto, Quebec, Montpellier, Moravy and Cluj-Napoca.

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Well, this is all great. But as a Brazilian, I believe that Guarulhos and São João de Meriti are too small to have teams on it. Better choices would be cities like Brasilia, Salvador, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre and Curitiba.

Most Liked: Porto, Quebec, Montpellier, Moravy and Cluj-Napoca.

I put those teams in those cities because not only are those cities big (Guarulhos-1.3 mil., Duque de Caxias-864k), but they're close to their respective parent teams. That was basically my plan as far as selecting cities.

Some of my personal favorites are:

AS Galahs (An example of pink used well)

Fort Worth Roughnecks (Besides the logo for the French Football Federation, I'm not aware of another hexagon-based logo)

Hammers RBC (Such a neat logo)

Liberation RBC (Another neat logo with a unique color)

Revolución RBC (The whole identity is stellar, IMO)

South Auckland Silverferns (A very crisp identity)

VBK Vilnius (Another great identity and logo)

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