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  • #16
    Nobody cares about the West Coast.

    /discussion

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    • #17
      Originally posted by gameplaya2435 View Post
      Nobody cares about the West Coast.

      /discussion
      Enjoy your 40 degree April weather.
      aka KGB Chicken

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      • #18
        Originally posted by San Diego Chicken View Post
        Enjoy your 40 degree April weather.
        what about the south East teams?

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        • #19
          So the West Coast owners got owned. Further proof that the East Coast is better at everything. lol


          It should be the same for both sides.


          However, using last year's games as an example is skewed at best. Last year's schedule should never be allowed to happen again. Having the East v. West in both intra and inter conference play in the same season was a poor decision. IMO - it took all the excitement out of the games where the weak sauce west teams came east.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by FlyingElvis View Post
            So the West Coast owners got owned. Further proof that the East Coast is better at everything. lol


            It should be the same for both sides.

            However, using last year's games as an example is skewed at best. Last year's schedule should never be allowed to happen again. Having the East v. West in both intra and inter conference play in the same season was a poor decision. IMO - it took all the excitement out of the games where the weak sauce west teams came east.
            The problem with making it the same for both sides, is that there are 4 teams on the west coast, 7 teams on the east coast. That 7 moves even higher if you count Buffalo, Atlanta, Philly, Washington, or Baltimore. If you expand it to the whole eastern time zone, that's half the NFL.

            All the NFL did was rotate to even out the # of west coast trips. If you take the AFC east, for example, you can't avoid going to the East coast at all. Buffalo may not be on the coast, but it's close enough.
            Last edited by falloutboy14; 04-08-2009, 11:15 AM.

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            • #21
              A good point. I was thinking more along the lines of divisions, rather than time zone & true geographic proximity to the coast.

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              • #22
                I don't think it's fair but the west coast teams are just going to have to deal with it.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by San Diego Chicken View Post
                  Enjoy your 40 degree April weather.
                  61 today and gonna be in the 70s tomorrow in south carolina
                  RIP Sean Michael Taylor

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Mr. Hero View Post
                    **** THE WEST COAST! Everyone knows the east coast is the only one the NFL cares about.
                    well said my friend, well said. :)

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Brent View Post
                      A couple of weeks ago, the NFL owners passed a resolution which keeps East Coast teams from being the visiting team against San Diego & Oakland or Seattle & San Francisco in the same season. So, they way it works is this: teams based in the Eastern Time Zone, who face the NFC West or AFC West during the season, would only have to make the cross country trip once.

                      However, there was nothing done for those 4 West coast teams to keep them from having to face early East coast starts which start at 10AM PST. This requires West coast teams playing on the East coast to make their wake up calls as early as 5AM and a curfew set at 11PM EST is 8PM PST. For example, this past season, the Niners and the Seahawks had 3 games start at 10AM PST. Oakland had 4 10AM PST starts and San Diego had 3 10AM PST starts. This is in addition to a few games each year that West Coast teams must face in the Central Time Zone.

                      Goodell has said that there isn't evidence to suggest that such scheduling has an effect on West coast teams, contrary to comments and suggestions made by West coast teams' coaches and players.

                      So, I ask: do you think it is fair for the NFL to schedule West coast teams this way?

                      Its stupid. Its way worse for west coast teams going to the east coast anyway because of the time zones. If your playing at 10 on the east coast that is 7 when you are used to pacific time. Why the hell would you help out the one side of it that has it easier and ignore the other side? Goodell is ******** and its not fair.

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