Hello Bills Nation,
Today's Joe, I will be discussing the idea of a complete NFL Realignment. The idea came to me when I was watching the New York Giants take on the hated New York Jets. I was back in the city that weekend visiting my family and the city was buzzing. So as I watched the game, I said to myself "how come we can't see more in-state rivalry games like this one"? Is there a legitimate reason why the NFL refuses to put teams in divisions where you might have in-state rivalries or geographical rivalries? It will seem to me that this will create better football and really determine what part of the country plays the best football. How does it make sense to have a division be called the NFC East and have a team like Dallas playing in it or AFC East and a have a team like Miami playing in it. If there were logical reasons behind it, then it will make sense.
Well I'm not one to complain about something and not make any suggestion, so lets see what a new NFL would look like if the NFL took these things in to consideration.
We all know or should know what the current NFL Divisions look like, so I won't bore you with that. But here is what the new NFL should look like.
AFC North East Division
AFC Mid Atlantic Divison
AFC South Division
AFC Gulf Division
NFC West Division
NFC Great Lakes Division (East)
NFC Great Lakes Division (West)
NFC Central Division
So this is my proposed realignment, with Dallas being the only team that might not fit geographically. But because of the history between Dallas and Green Bay; two of the teams that can be considered "Americas" team, this makes perfect sense.
So what you think Bills Nation, does this provide for better football or what? Feel free to make suggestions.