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Old 01-07-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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In California, the Cowboys are popular in regions where dentistry is not. That big, ugly star has replaced the confederate flag.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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In California, the Cowboys are popular in regions where dentistry is not. That big, ugly star has replaced the confederate flag.
Nah that's the Raider fans.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Nah that's the Raider fans.
No, it's not. It's the Cowboy scum lepers who live in shanty towns.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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The NFL divisions are simply titles...they aren't necessarily an indication that each team is located in a particular area of the country. Some teams have been in the same division for many years and will not accept being assigned to a more logical division. Others are newer teams that have changed cities or been added recently and would only fit into a certain slot, even though it didn't match the geographical location.

The Atlanta Braves were in the NL West for many years...when Arizona and Colorado were added to the NL West, the Braves were moved to the NL East and everything evened out.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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The NFL divisions are simply titles...they aren't necessarily an indication that each team is located in a particular area of the country. Some teams have been in the same division for many years and will not accept being assigned to a more logical division. Others are newer teams that have changed cities or been added recently and would only fit into a certain slot, even though it didn't match the geographical location.

The Atlanta Braves were in the NL West for many years...when Arizona and Colorado were added to the NL West, the Braves were moved to the NL East and everything evened out.
Yes, the NFL had this predicament long ago, too. The issue is that they went though realignment in 2002 and now the geographical inaccuracies still exist. I don't see how it matters much.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Yes, the NFL had this predicament long ago, too. The issue is that they went though realignment in 2002 and now the geographical inaccuracies still exist. I don't see how it matters much.
It would be nice to have the teams regionally aligned for travel purposes and fan rivalries, and they seem to be pretty well aligned for the most part.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:12 PM
 
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There are a number of factors including storied rivalries, (Cowboys-Giants/Cowboys-Eagles), teams relocating, expansion teams (remember when the Panthers, Saints, and Falcons were ALL in the NFC West?), keeping travel distances between division rivals close both geographically and time zone wise, (though the Chiefs have an advantage over the Chargers, Broncos, and Raiders being located in Central Time and playing their home games in the early slot at 12:00pm local time and 10:00am Pacific.), and to keep the conferences balanced. Dallas is actually geographically closer to teams in the AFC and NFC West divisions (Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals) than it is to the closest team in its own division (Washington Redskins). Trust me, it used to be a lot worse when the Falcons, Panthers, and Saints all played in the NFC West, and the Cardinals played in the NFC East. It was always interesting when the Eagles and Giants would play road games against the Cardinals (on the campus of ASU not in the climate-controlled University of Phoenix Stadium). Those were primed to be trap games especially early in the season.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:00 AM
 
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the same in NBA

Oklahoma City - Northwest
Minnesota - Northwest
Memphis - Southwest
Look at the way the NBA is arranged. Minnesota and OKC make more sense in the NW division than any other. Neither place is in the Northwest (you could say MN is if you divide the country into 4 quadrants, I guess), but how else would you slice it? Neither makes sense in the Eastern conference, and the SW division, which would make sense for OKC is full of teams that are all farther south or east.
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