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Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mad Rocket Scientist
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    Northwest B-team:
    The Seattle SuperSapiensReport

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    Do A-teams that keep losing to the bad guys get relegated to being B-teams?

    Anyway, the B-team that includes Texas and Mississippi are the Southern Avengers. The one with Virginia are the Southern Gentlemen or just the Gentleman). The A-team with Texas are the Rocketeers. One of the New England teams are the Yankees; the other are Live Free or Die. Or maybe the Men of Granite. The upper midwest B-team are the Woebegones.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Mike Schilling
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      The Northeastern B-Team is hereforth known as the Fighting Yanks (because using Yankees was a really good idea, and it can be an homage to this guy).

      Not gonna do anything Avengers because of Marvel (except insofar as I might use this guy though even there I am thinking of renaming him). I’ve been pondering “Southern Battalion” for the south-central B-Team.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Mike Schilling
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      And you’re not all that far off with regard to promotion/relegation. B-Teamers often get promoted to fill vacancies. Occasionally A-Teamers get bumped down for one reason or another (including the story’s narrator, in fact). Usually vacancies occur due to death, “death”*, or retirement, though.

      * – No morbidity leave. Your spot may not be there upon your return.Report

  3. Avatar Jason Tank
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    B-Teams Orange: “The Great Prairie League” pops out at me.

    “Dixie Misfits” could be used for B-Team Yellow or Red, though it sounds more like a derogatory nick-name a corresponding A-Team gave them.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Jason Tank
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      I think Prairie League is a-go. I might see if I can fit Misfits in somewhere as a derogatory nickname.Report

      • Avatar Jason Tank in reply to Will Truman
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        What do you think of “The Dixie Six”? It offers up such creative insults as Dixie Hicks and Dixie Pricks, too.

        (All this “Dixie” talk makes me wonder which side this team would support at Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 25, 1957.)Report

      • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Will Truman
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        How the southern teams respond to the Civil Rights movement is actually one of the things I hope to explore. Specifically, the south-central B-Team (red) actually goes from being one of the top teams to becoming a B-team due to defections caused by bad blood over the issue. It’s why there’s not a singular southern A-Team.

        Dixie Six is great. I am going to have to try to find a place for that one. Maybe the original name of the South-Central B-team.Report

  4. Avatar Kazzy
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    The west coast A-team should be The Peacekeepers, what with the Pacific Ocean and all.Report

  5. Avatar Mike Dwyer
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    I’m going to suggest Tthe Hatfields and McCoys for the KY/WV-A team.Report

  6. Avatar Mal Blue
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    x equals the number of members

    A-Teams:
    Red: Pac-(X)
    Blue: Big (X+2)
    Green: Atlantic Coast Heroes
    Purple: Big (X-4)

    B-Teams:
    Blue: Mountain West Heroes
    Orange: Big Sky Heroes
    Red: Heroes USA
    Yellow: American Athletic Heroes
    Green: Mid-American Heroes
    Purple: Colonian Athletic HeroesReport

  7. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Alliteration seems to be the key here:

    Heartland Heroes
    Cascadian Crusaders
    Defenders of Dixie
    The Southern Stars
    Sunset SquadronReport

  8. Avatar Patrick
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    No team is allowed to operate in Wisconsin or Montana.

    Intriguing. For the same reason, or for two different ones?Report

  9. Avatar Dman
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    I think a good name for the Red A-Team would be the Hollywood Heroes or Hollywood Stars. They could have roles in movies too.Report

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