They missed an opportunity for a change 17 years ago and the time to fix it is now the NFL is looking to Division Realignment. The NFL has done this several times since they added their 32nd team. The closest team is 6 hrs away. When it finally subsided in 2014, the landscape had changed dramatically. Q&A: 10 Key Questions for Pat Forde's Realignment Proposal The radical realignment highlights: A 120-school ecosystem, with 11 current FBS members relegated to … In 2002, the league added the Houston Texans as an expansion team giving the NFL … The NFL has done this several times since they added their 32nd team. Yes, I realize it would never happen but I think it would create tighter divisional rivalries based on regional geographies and fix some of the blatantly ridiculous structure that currently exists. Three NFL teams moved over to the then AFC (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore [Colts]). If you were playing Philly or NY you'd care. The New York Islanders are in the 'USA 1' division. NFC North (Corn Fed Midwest) - The current NFC north is the most geographically aligned and I didn't want to break that up, neither would the rest of Michigan (outside of Detroit). Well at least now I'd have an excuse to hate the Patriots. The Splash Zone 1/26/21: Senior Bowl Week Begins For The Dolphins Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. The NFL has done a great job of identifying and executing change over the years. The New York Islanders are in the 'USA 1' division. They missed an opportunity for a change 17 years ago and the time to fix it is now the NFL is looking to Division Realignment. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I'm not a fan of teams swapping conferences...when a similar thread was posted here earlier last week, I suggested a simple swap of the Cowboys and Panthers in the NFC, and the Colts, Dolphins, and Ravens in the AFC. Currently, Detroit's closest rival is 4 hrs away (Chicago). This is just my name holder for the division… NFC West (No Foam Latte) - The only difference between the current NFC West and this configuration is the swap of Arizona with Las Vegas. Relocation is a (usually unfortunate) part of the sports world. As /u/d1dOnly alluded to in his post, one has to wonder how these rankings are impacted by one team. AFCN, once tied for the same record with the NFCE, dropped to 4th (courtesy of the Browns). T… By Jovan C. Alford @Jovan10 Nov 16, 2020, 3:45am PST Realignment. The only contentious issue with the temporary realignment was which two teams in the Central Time Zone would have to join the West Division. AFC East (Blue Collar Northeast) - The northeastern teams within the current AFC east don't really care about Miami. AFCW jumped from 6th overall to 5th in the last two seasons. NFL Divisional Realignment Proposal Here's a proposed geographic realignment of NFL divisions. bleacherreport.com. So with 32 teams, realignment is necessary. That is why the Colts (representing the NFL) played the Jets (representing the AFL) in Superbowl III... and the Cowboys (representing the NFL) played the Colts (representing the AFL) in Superbowl V. It's a shame to see the Predators exit the current Central Division, but if anything, it's a similar -- if not easier -- travel jump to cities such as Raleigh … If you were to swap the Patriots and Seahawks, the AFCE would drop to dead-last in the league while the NFCW would fly up the rankings to just four games short of leading the league in overall record. This encompasses 15 seasons and a total of 3,840 regular season games. These are sorted by division, with no divisional ranking (just team ranking within each division). I guess it could happen sometime in the future, but I think the owners want these rivalries to be a round for a long time.... unless there is more money to be had in playing against another team. Pittsburgh and Buffalo are extremely close and Baltimore vs. NYC should be fun. Let me know what your thoughts are below and be sure to give some thanks to /u/d1dOnly for his prior work. Even with that, you still maintain the intra-conference rivalries at the very worst. In the first table, you'll find two records for each division. I love to hate the Cowboys and so they need to stay in the NFCE. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Only a couple of hours later, the NHL announces there will be a division realignment due to COVID-19. * The division alignment in the NFL is fine, for the most part. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. Look at the records of division winners throughout the NFL that year. Leftovers... There’s the classic “I’m older/smarter than anyone who disagrees with me”. The National Hockey League has taken giant steps to get a 2020-2021 season on the way. Well, the teams were absolutely dreadful when they weren’t playing against each other. From left to right: overall W/L record and non-division game W/L record. The Cowboys would still play the Eagles, Giants, and Skins quite often with the divisional rotations within the conference, and "place of division finish" each season. Eight Division Realignment? AFC West (Caminos del Desierto) - Though Dallas might not enjoy being left out of the NFC East, they get exposure to a large metropolitan rivalry with Southern California. I like how much effort you put into this with the map. No start date for the new season has been confirmed yet, but on Monday Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman announced that the league’s new goal is a 56-game season that will begin on January 13. This division encompasses the southwest and the desert roads between the cities in this division probably contain plenty of bodies buried by the mafia. Two seasons ago, only the NFC East and NFC South had three of their four teams over .500 but as of 2016, the AFC North joins those two divisions. Dude, I was born in the 80s and I was very glad to see the '02 realignment, but because they wanted to preserve "history", you end up with a division like the current AFC south. There's a lot of stuff to be gleaned from this data and I'm quite certain that I haven't covered very much of it. Expansion isn’t the touchy part — pretty much everyone figures MLB will eventually have 32 teams — but it’s the realignment that gets people all hot and bothered. Chargers, NFL considering permanent London move; Could trigger AFC divisional realignment By Kevin Nogle @KevinNogle Nov 5, 2019, 12:43pm EST / new Plus, they can hate the corresponding SEC team for each city. Fuck Dallas even if they’re in the AFC. ROSEMONT, Ill. — When the NFL decided a year and a half ago to realign into four eight-team divisions, one plan seemed the simplest. That plan, enacted unanimously by the owners on Tuesday, little more than a week before the June 1 deadline, will begin in 2002, when the expansion Houston Texans become the league's 32nd team. Me too usually but the effort here is an A+. The NFL has done a great job of identifying and executing change over the years. For starters, you might wish to go back in history as to what made up the NFL originally, when teams played a 12 game schedule in the 40's and 50's, followed by team expansion and realignment, then the development and history of the AFC, followed by the forming of 2 conferences and the growing pains that ensued. A realignment plan approved yesterday by the NFL is a likely first step toward a shakeup of the NFC West, the most geographically challenged division in sports. This encompasses 15 seasons and a total of 3,840 regular season games. I’m all aboard. No start date for the new season has been confirmed yet, but on Monday Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman announced that the league’s new goal is a 56 … So why is it here? After looking at what the league might look like with a geographic realignment, here are a few deductions. The rest of the NFL teams remained in the NFC. The following set of charts is a full list of each team's record over the last 15 seasons. These divisions will foster regional rivalries and facilitate a revised playoff format. /r/hockey. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the season will start on January 13th. A temporary division realignment is almost finalized for the New York Rangers for the upcoming season. Owners hate the idea of losing some of the great rivalry games that have been some of the most watched contests over the years. Only the AFC East, AFC South, and AFC West have not had a tie game in the last 15 seasons. * The division alignment in the NFL is fine, for the most part. The NHL might be seeing some potential changes regarding divisions to ensure the safety and balance of the league for the 2020-21 season. I guess it could happen sometime in the future, but I think the owners want these rivalries to be a round for a long time.... unless there is more money to be had in playing against another team. The NHL’s return to play is officially a go. There's no such thing as proximity for us. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The National Hockey League has taken giant steps to get a 2020-2021 season on the way. For those nostalgic about the NFL’s six-division days of yore, below is a listing of the divisions in 2001 — and the subsequent moves made to realign them. Three NFL teams moved over to the then AFC (Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore [Colts]). That's because you're from Maryland and playing Cinncinatti. Owners hate the idea of losing some of the great rivalry games that have been some of the most watched contests over the years. AFCE: Baltimore, Buffalo, New England, NY Jets, AFCN: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, AFCS: Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Tennessee, AFCW: Denver, LA Chargers, Kansas City, Oakland/Las Vegas, NFCE: Carolina, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Washington, NFCN: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, NFCS: Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, NFCW: Arizona, LA Rams, San Francisco, Seattle, Well, you know better than to break up the NCFN ❤. The new realignment was also recently confirmed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Realignment. AFC North (White Castle Valley) - Michigan, Ohio, & Indiana. The NFL divisions are named by conference and cardinal directions, but it's never really made sense to have a northern team like the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South.. One Reddit … The 2004 NFC West teams went 13-27 with a negative-306 point differential in out-of-division games. Of course, NFL … In an effort to limit travel and potential COVID-19 exposure, teams will also often play several games in a row against a particular opponent. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Divisions are ranked per their overall W/L. The NFL will consider two realignment plans at its owners meeting this month. NFCS and the AFCE are the only two divisions with all four teams having at least 100 wins. The Bengals would be division champs every year. From left to right: overall W/L record and non-division game W/L record. Remember: the 2017 season is not included here. Here’s a real quickly put together map of what the “New NHL” will likely look like. Might be trivial but perhaps some of you will find some interest in it. The 2-14 49ers lost all 10 non-divisional games and were outscored by 130 points in those contests. Parity? The information comes from NHL insider Pierre LeBrun of TSN after the NHL held a Board of Governors call Wednesday.. Like the NFL, MLB should continue to maintain its continental-wide, two-league structure instead of two geographically oriented conferences like in the NBA and NHL. ... Emerald City Sports: How Seattle's return could affect NBA realignment. Each team in the East, Central and West will play every other team in its division eight times, while the teams in the North division will play every other team in its division nine or 10 times. In a departure from the NFL model, MLB ought to adopt eight-team divisions instead of four. The NFC West is finally perfect. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in response to a report on CBS-TV's ``NFL Today,'' said Sunday separate realignment strategies for the 1999 season, when the Cleveland … 2831 x 2948 png 1984kB. /r/hockey. So with 32 teams, realignment is necessary. So with 32 teams, realignment is necessary. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. AFC South (Country Fried Deep South) - Residents of these areas usually care more about college football but their proximity and cultural similarities should provide for better rivalries. www.reddit.com. 1200 x 1200 jpeg 176kB. Watch NFL NHL NBA MLB Soccer NASCAR Motors Golf Horses Oly NCAA FB On Her Turf PLL Skating Rugby Dog Show NCAA BK AA Bowl Tennis Cycling MMA NBC Sports Gold MORE. I don’t foresee the league bothering with realignment yet until they get to 32 teams (and hopefully incorporating my four-conference plan).For now Las Vegas is just added to the current 7-team Pacific. Rather than wait, this hockey fan, Reddit User ILoveKOTOR, decided to realign the divisions and the results were quite fascinating. I believe that outside of Dallas, most residents of each team's city would rather see this type of proximity in their divisional opponents. Each team in the East, Central and West will play every other team in its division eight times, while the teams in the North division will play every other team in its division nine or 10 times. A temporary division realignment is almost finalized for the New York Rangers for the upcoming season. NFCS moved from 4th overall to 3rd in the last two seasons. For instance, before the setting of the 2002 realignment there was talk, when the AFC South division was created, of moving Miami into it. NFC West is the only division with each team having at least one tie game since 2002. On Sunday afternoon, the league made a joint announcement with the players' union stating that it will play a This division is also within the closest proximity to each other. : hockey. This new configuration keeps the Upstate NY/NYC rivalry and the Pittsburgh/Baltimore rivalry. Having a Vegas/L.A. After commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday that the NHL is considering a temporary realignment for the upcoming season, theScore decided to create three realignment … How NFL realignment might be the only way to end the bad blood between the Steelers and Bengals. Placing the teams into four divisions of eight teams each will add extra significance to division titles. Seahawks, 9-7 (winner) Rams, 8-8 Cardinals, 6-10 49ers, 2-14 This division sent two teams to the playoffs: the Seahawks and Rams. NFC South (Hurricane Alley) - The best division for partying. Nice effort OP. Living in Charlotte, a large percentage of the population were Redskins fans before the Panthers existed so it would be a lot of fun … The NFL’s alignment is awful and shouldn’t be imported to MLB. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the season will start on January 13th. Like the NFL, MLB should continue to maintain its continental-wide, two-league structure instead of two geographically oriented conferences like in the NBA and NHL. The NBA should continue to maintain its two geographically-oriented conferences. Hi all. I agree. Four divisions have just one team above .500 and they are the NFC North, NFC West, AFC East, and AFC South (Packers, Seahawks, Patriots, and Colts, respectively). Houston vs. New Orleans and Miami vs. Tampa Bay should pin these cities against each other and tie Gulf Coast communities together. These posts always make me angry, especially since the OPs typically either don't know the history of the NFL divisions or weren't alive prior to the 2002 realignment. The AFC North looks like it might be the best top-to-bottom division … The information comes from NHL insider Pierre LeBrun of TSN after the NHL held a Board of Governors call Wednesday.. Division & Team Records Since 2002 Realignment. Here's the quick rundown of the realignment, 8 divisions with 4 teams in each, just like the NFL. As they did at season's end in 2014, the AFC East remains at the top with the best overall record and non-division record. Same with the others. The AFC West has always been close to perfect (even with Seattle). Here’s a real quickly put together map of what the “New NHL” will likely look like. For what it's worth, if the Chiefs win four of their last seven games this year, finishing at least 10-6, the AFC West will become the fourth division with at least three teams with a .500 or better record. If the divisions were realigned each year so all the same-place teams were together, who wins each division in 2013? NFC East (Acela Accent Corridor) - The Northeast Acela Railway Corridor is a built-in rivalry that might as well apply to football since it's a rivalry in every other aspect of life. Ten years ago this month, the last great spasm of realignment began shaking the college sports world. I believe that outside of Dallas, most residents of each team's city would rather see this type of proximity in their divisional opponents. After looking at what the league might look like with a geographic realignment, here are a few deductions. Then lose on the first round of playoffs...but DIVISION Champs means something, right? The only reason behind this realignment was because the Houston Texans entered the NFL as an expansion team. Expansion isn’t the touchy part — pretty much everyone figures MLB will eventually have 32 teams — but it’s the realignment that gets people all hot and bothered. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, in response to a report on CBS-TV's ``NFL Today,'' said Sunday separate realignment strategies for the 1999 season, when the Cleveland Browns begin play, will be presented to the owners. There are three records displayed. Even though the Dallas rivalry is great, having the Patriots in this division should be just as good if not better. Oddly enough, those ties happened in divisional games only. Sure, it's disappointing for to break up Cleveland and Pittsburgh but I'm sure the people of Indiana would be glad to no longer try to feel enthused about a fake rivalry with Houston and Jacksonville. The addition of the Houston Texans gave the league an even 32 teams, perfect for 8 divisions of 4 teams apiece. Realistically, you could probably mess with the West divisions without causing to many issues but I don't think many fans are going to be happy about breaking up decade old rivalries for realignment purposes. The NFC West remains the worst overall division in the league. The last time the NFL underwent a Division realignment was in 2002. By Jovan C. Alford @Jovan10 Nov 16, 2020, 3:45am PST The NHL's return to play is officially a go. 2019 will be the 18th season of the current division format that started in 2002 when the Houston Texans joined the NFL. That is why the Colts (representing the NFL) played the Jets (representing the AFL) in Superbowl III... and the Cowboys (representing the NFL) played the Colts (representing the AFL) in Superbowl V. Rather than wait, this hockey fan, Reddit User ILoveKOTOR, decided to realign the divisions and the results were quite fascinating. This is a subreddit for the NFL community. The new realignment was also recently confirmed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. The NFL’s alignment is awful and shouldn’t be imported to MLB. The rest of the NFL teams remained in the NFC. At the time, the goal was … Was curious what an updated version would look like, so I'm sharing it with you all. Stumbled upon his post here on /r/nfl a few days ago and was amazed by the insight it offers. Man people sure are resistant to imaginary change. The last time we saw realignment in the NFL was right before the 2002 season. Here's a proposed geographic realignment of NFL divisions. First and foremost, credit to /u/d1dOnly for doing the work on the first 13 seasons. Here's the quick rundown of the realignment, 8 divisions with 4 teams in each, just like the NFL. Looking at the potential division realignment NHL Division Map NHL Team Map NHL Divion NHL Conferences MLB Realignment Hockey Divisions NHL Alignment New NHL Divisions 6 NHL Divisions NFL Realignment NHL Realignment Seattle NBA Realignment NHL Team Locations Atlantic Division NHL NHL Division Leaders NHL Team Logos NHL Expansion Map Future NHL Realignment Northeast … The addition of the Houston Texans gave the league an even 32 teams, … The last time we saw realignment in the NFL was right before the 2002 season. How NFL realignment might be the only way to end the bad blood between the Steelers and Bengals. NHL thinking about shortened 2020-21 season, division realignment The NHL is considering multiple ideas for the upcoming 2020-21 season. rivalry is key and games will allow historical Raiders fans to attend other in conference games. February 20, 2018 - This is only a test, but I wanted to try it. AFC Old divisions: Cookies help us deliver our Services. I saw this on reddit a /r/NFL and thought it was a cool topic so here it is for us to talk about. In an effort to limit travel and potential COVID-19 exposure, teams will also often play several games in a row against a particular opponent. They have won the division 12 times out of 14 since the realignment, the exceptions coming in 2002 (Jets) and 2008 (Dolphins, when Brady tore … NHL thinking about shortened 2020-21 season, division realignment The NHL is considering multiple ideas for the upcoming 2020-21 season. Hi all. From left to right, they are the overall record, division record, and non-division record. In a departure from the NFL model, MLB ought to adopt eight-team divisions instead of four. But in the NFL world, the league’s corporate structure makes it … The current divisions in which these teams exist don't provide rivals within a close proximity. I love having the Ravens and Redskins in the same division and of course the similarities in Carolina and Atlanta are ideal to keep together. The college football folks get to deal with conference realignments all the damn time. The proposed realignment of the divisions will still have to be approved by the stakeholders. This layout, however, provides the rest of the Midwest and its large swaths of fans from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas to coalesce around these teams (Beer, Cheese, & Brats) I'm also sure that Kansas City will be glad to be able to play 3 other teams within 8 hours of their city, instead of playing San Diego. This data charts the winning percentage of each team and division since realignment occurred prior to the 2002 season. The NFL will consider two realignment plans at its owners meeting this month. The college football folks get to deal with conference realignments all the damn time. Obviously, that leaves very little time to kick things into gear and this will be far from a normal season, so you may have some questions about how it’s all going to work. NHL Realignment: How an NFL System Could Work | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights. On Sunday afternoon, the league made a joint announcement with the players’ union stating that it will play a 56-game season starting Jan. 13, 2021. Here are some of the possibilities we could see. Each city is within 4 hrs of each other. Realignment. Checking in on some NHL news and rumors, including more on the start of the 2020-21 season start. This data charts the winning percentage of each team and division since realignment occurred prior to the 2002 season. The proposed realignment of the divisions will still have to be approved by the stakeholders. Only a couple of hours later, the NHL announces there will be a division realignment due to COVID-19. I get what you're saying, but you're right it would never happen and that's because divisional rivalries are too strong, especially among the fans. 1151 x 984 jpeg 138kB. Leaving some of the original info from /u/d1dOnly intact as well. They're also at an even .500 over 15 seasons. I don’t foresee the league bothering with realignment yet until they get to 32 teams (and hopefully incorporating my four-conference plan).For now Las Vegas is … The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to play a 2020-21 regular season that will begin on Jan. 13 and feature 56 games.The league also confirmed the realignment … In the first table, you'll find two records for each division. 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