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07-01-2011, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by squidz View Post
The pitch for west games is the timeslot. That and with home and home series for all teams, there will be an East team on the West coast at the very least once a week. Putting Detroit in the "Central" conference isn't going to make a real difference in that regard. They would still only be playing a home and home against teams in MST and PST. Time zones are the real issue for week night games. They need games to be early enough for people to get to bed on time for work the next day on the East coast, but late enough for people on the West Coast to be home from work and able to go out and watch the game.
NBC Saturday/Sunday games? General complaint is that they feature the same teams too often. Now granted Detroit being one of those teams that people complain is getting featured too often, however Detroit is about the only Western Conference team that NBC uses. With Chicago's recent return to glory they've started to be featured a bit more; but that is really about it as far as the networks are concerned for teams in the West.

The teams pacific teams are viable options for weekend day games on NBC.

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