HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-24-2013, 01:31 PM
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It's not like these teams are traveling by bus or train. They are flying charter and first class...What makes it hard is crossing multiple time zones, not actual distance in miles. The West will always be at a disadvantage due to travel, but this plan at least is an improvement.
exactly. these guy are not getting to an airport 2-3 hours before the flight, standing in line for security, running to catch a connection, parking 5 miles away and hoping the shuttle comes quickly, sitting in a cramped uncomfortable seat for 2 or 3 hours.
The time zones are all about tv revenues. Teams like Dallas are saying their local tv contract gets hurt because the ratings aren't as high for road games that start at 9/9:30 locally.
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