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02-25-2013, 10:32 AM
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Why did they move away from division heavy schedules?

With all this talk about realignment, I have to wonder why did they move away from the schedule where teams played their division 8 times a season?

Playing within the division leads to shorter travel times (for most teams anyway), more revenue, and better games to watch. Inter-conference play sucks. Who wants to watch inter-conference games?

If they went to a schedule where they played everyone in the division 8 times and the rest of the conference 5 times each, wouldn't that achieve most of what they're trying to achieve with this realignment? I don't think too many people will miss the inter-conference games.

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