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    While it kinda makes sense from a scheduling point of view, it's kinda stupid all around. These guys are gonna get the shit beat out of them this year. Travelling thousands of miles every week for half the damn year. I hope they aren't expecting to see a huge improvement in play this year.

    So we get to wait until next year to see which Western team gets to move to the East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    So we get to wait until next year to see which Western team gets to move to the East.
    My guess it'll be the Red Wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathras View Post
    My guess it'll be the Red Wings.
    Thats my hope. The Wings do as well as they do travelling across the country all the time. Think how much better they'll be staying as close to home as they would in the East?
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    That's what the Wing's were promised when they were moved a few years back.
    Let's hope it is kept.
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    I remember when the Braves were in the NL West. That made no sense either.

    I listened to a lot of Braves games played on the West Coast...until I fell asleep. I usually nodded off in the middle innings.

    Good memories. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    I remember when the Braves were in the NL West. That made no sense either.

    I listened to a lot of Braves games played on the West Coast...until I fell asleep. I usually nodded off in the middle innings.

    Good memories. :)
    yeah, about as bad as Carolina being in the NFC West or Arizona staying in the NFC East....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    yeah, about as bad as Carolina being in the NFC West or Arizona staying in the NFC East....
    Actually, at one time the NFC West looked like this:

    SF 49ers
    LA Rams
    Atlanta Falcons
    N.O. Saints
    Carolina Panthers

    And the East was the way it is, with the Cowboys still in the East instead of the South. But the NFL is still screwy. The Rams are in the West even though the Cowboys are further west than they. The Colts are in the South and the Dolphins are in the East.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Actually, at one time the NFC West looked like this:

    SF 49ers
    LA Rams
    Atlanta Falcons
    N.O. Saints
    Carolina Panthers

    And the East was the way it is, with the Cowboys still in the East instead of the South. But the NFL is still screwy. The Rams are in the West even though the Cowboys are further west than they. The Colts are in the South and the Dolphins are in the East.
    yeah, but some of those are due to historic rivalries, and Jones pulled a few strings to stay in the NFC East. But if he had been smart he would have gone to the West and dominated it for the last 10 years and had a guaranteed playoff spot.

    Where teams are make things a little difficult to have it totally by region. Personally I'd have Baltimore in the East, Indy in the North and the Fin's in the South, but they wanted to keep some of those rivalries going
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    yeah, but some of those are due to historic rivalries, and Jones pulled a few strings to stay in the NFC East. But if he had been smart he would have gone to the West and dominated it for the last 10 years and had a guaranteed playoff spot.

    Where teams are make things a little difficult to have it totally by region. Personally I'd have Baltimore in the East, Indy in the North and the Fin's in the South, but they wanted to keep some of those rivalries going
    The Cowboys wouldn't have dominated all that much. Since realignment, the Cowboys would have finished(starting from 2002) taking into account STL would have been in the East and all things being equal:

    4th, tied for 1st, 3rd, 2nd, tied for 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st, tied for 3rd. And their playoff appearances wouldn't have changed. So they wouldn't have dominated at all. People like to say the west is weak but how do you explain the 2 Super Bowl appearances of West teams?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    The Cowboys wouldn't have dominated all that much. Since realignment, the Cowboys would have finished(starting from 2002) taking into account STL would have been in the East and all things being equal:

    4th, tied for 1st, 3rd, 2nd, tied for 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st, tied for 3rd. And their playoff appearances wouldn't have changed. So they wouldn't have dominated at all. People like to say the west is weak but how do you explain the 2 Super Bowl appearances of West teams?
    well you can't take their standings from those years and plug them in, the NFC East (no mater how overrated they are) is better than the NFC West. The Seahawks would have given them a run for their money, particularly at first but being in the West they would have gotten a Wild Card spot as they would have had much easier schedule than playing the Eagles and Giants 2x a year

    oh, and I don't see the Rams in the East, I'd see them in the South with Carolina being in the East
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