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#1 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:23 PM

I'm sitting here bored watching the Eagles/Panthers game on monday night football. It's half time and my mind is just wondering and I was just thinking how cool it would be to see my Colts play in New York, guarenteed every year.

Like I can just hop in my car and root for them live and then be back home by dinner. I want the Miami Dolphins out of the AFC EAST and I want the COLTS in! It makes better sense to me. I mean the Colts and Jets have sort of a rivalry already (superbowl 3 and the more recent blow out this year). heck, we could continue our feud with the Pats and we can continue to spank Buffalo twice a year! It makes perfect sense.

Let Miami, the Texans, Titans and Jaguars figure it out in the South. This makes so much sense to me! Plus if the Colts play both the Jets and Giants in one season, I can just make a 20 minute drive to see my Colts twice! I'm gonna catch a cab to see the commissioner and tell him, LOL!
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

Divisions won't change because of rivalries. A lot of long standing rivalries are such because of divisional games. The only way I could see some division realignment is if a team moves to L.A., such as Jacksonville
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

I agree with you. However they should have put the Dolphins in the South and kept us in the East back in '02. Makes much more sense.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

Divisions won't change because of rivalries. A lot of long standing rivalries are such because of divisional games. The only way I could see some division realignment is if a team moves to L.A., such as Jacksonville


I'm just a dreamer, but I would be the happiest person if that were to happen!
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

Fact was we didn't have a rivalry with any of those teams when they moved us. We was the whipping boy of the AFC East for a decade or more...Miami and NY have to big a rivalry. We haven't have never had a real rivalry with NY. That was the Baltimore Colts and then we weren't even in the same conference. You have to understand that half of florida is retired northeasterners. I would almost bet a million dollars that NY teams second biggest market is Florida. When the divisions were set it made much more sense for us to start a rivalry with Tennessee and two expansion teams. The divisions are as good as could be expected..it isn't like Dallas is in the East anyways.

IF...and a big IF...Jacksonville went to LA...which I doubt would ever happen...it would make much more sense for them to put them in the NFC West with SF and Seattle and move the Rams to the AFC South. That would make a more logical logistic division and a more intense fan rivalry....plus we wouldn't have to split up the tv market soo much on who we have to watch.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

the AFC East? Isn't that where the Colts used to be before the 2000's re-alignment of the divisions?

I would like to see the divisions as if they were really geographically accurate. Put Dallas in the West or the South, Miami in the South, and Pittsburgh in the East. That would be interesting. I'd also love to see the Browns in the NFC, sorta like they were in the original NFL.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

you and me both buddy..

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

Well if we go in terms of being a cake walk division, AFC West. Outside of Denver, those teams are bad. Teams like the Raiders need almost an entire new team, KC seems to have some talent there, but no QB and the coaching staff, GM are dunzo.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

I'm sitting here bored watching the Eagles/Panthers game on monday night football. It's half time and my mind is just wondering and I was just thinking how cool it would be to see my Colts play in New York, guarenteed every year.

Like I can just hop in my car and root for them live and then be back home by dinner. I want the Miami Dolphins out of the AFC EAST and I want the COLTS in! It makes better sense to me. I mean the Colts and Jets have sort of a rivalry already (superbowl 3 and the more recent blow out this year). heck, we could continue our feud with the Pats and we can continue to spank Buffalo twice a year! It makes perfect sense.

Let Miami, the Texans, Titans and Jaguars figure it out in the South. This makes so much sense to me! Plus if the Colts play both the Jets and Giants in one season, I can just make a 20 minute drive to see my Colts twice! I'm gonna catch a cab to see the commissioner and tell him, LOL!


I can appreciate your frustration coltsfan_nyc. It really blows being a dislocated fan. Admiring or following a different NFL team from afar. Oh sure, there is Direct TV or Sirius Satellite Radio even itunes & the internet, but it's never the same thing as seeing a game LIVE. Believe me, I get it. And then there's the flack or criticism you constantly take supporting a different NFL team not native to your home state or where you live & work anyway. In my case, it's considered blasphemous if you don't root wholeheartedly for the Green Bay Packers... :sigh:

I almost wish that the AFC South could dump the Jaguars in favor of the Bengals. Andy Dalton & that solid ground game would toughen the Colts up for a necessary Playoffs run IMO. The Jags can go to AFC North for all I care.

Hey, can I add a few items to that list for the NFL Commissioner too? Like stop kissing the offenses backside so much, take a serious look at the roughing the passer penalty nonsense & revise it, & how bout a pass interference call on a WR or TE once in awhile eh? I'm just sayin"...
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

the AFC East? Isn't that where the Colts used to be before the 2000's re-alignment of the divisions?

I would like to see the divisions as if they were really geographically accurate. Put Dallas in the West or the South, Miami in the South, and Pittsburgh in the East. That would be interesting. I'd also love to see the Browns in the NFC, sorta like they were in the original NFL.


Actually, doing it geographically, Pitt should stay in the North, Miami moves to the South, BAL moves to the East to fill for the Dolphins, and we move to the AFC North to fill in for BAL. In the NFC, Dallas and Carolina switch.

The problem is that it destroys long-standing rivalries.

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#11 southwest1

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:12 AM

Actually, doing it geographically, Pitt should stay in the North, Miami moves to the South, BAL moves to the East to fill for the Dolphins, and we move to the AFC North to fill in for BAL. In the NFC, Dallas and Carolina switch.

The problem is that it destroys long-standing rivalries.


Interesting idea...I like it! Regarding old standing rivalries new ones will simply develop over time. Just please make sure that the Dallas Cowboys get put in a division where they become all their division opponents whipping boy will ya. I so despise Dallas to my core. Crush em each and every week. Works for me man. Thanks bavanlan. :thmup:
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#12 JoKeR

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

My reordering of divisions
*AFC East*
NY jets
Baltimore
New England
Buffalo
*north* or mid west
Pitt
IND
CIN
CLE
*south*
MIA
TENN
HOU
JAX
*west*
Stays the same

#13 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

My reordering of divisions
*AFC East*
NY jets
Baltimore
New England
Buffalo
*north* or mid west
Pitt
IND
CIN
CLE
*south*
MIA
TENN
HOU
JAX
*west*
Stays the same


I like that as well. It sucks though being a dislocated fan....but next year I think the Colts play the NFC EAST if I'm correct?
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#14 JoKeR

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

I think that was mentioned on the boards but not sure NYC.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

Here is a crazy idea:

Each year the team that wins there division is put into a division and 2nd place and so on....

So here is what this years divisions would look like based off of last year:

Tier 1:
New England
Houston
Denver
Baltimore

Tier 2:
Pittsburgh
Titans
San Diego
Jets

Tier 3:
Cincy
Jacksonville
Oakland
Miami

Tier 4:
Colts
Kansas City
Cleveland
Buffalo

That way every year teams are competing against the same caliber of teams twice. One at home and one away. I know its a logistical nightmare but hey we are just bringing some ideas to the table right?
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#16 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Here is a crazy idea:

Each year the team that wins there division is put into a division and 2nd place and so on....

So here is what this years divisions would look like based off of last year:

Tier 1:
New England
Houston
Denver
Baltimore

Tier 2:
Pittsburgh
Titans
San Diego
Jets

Tier 3:
Cincy
Jacksonville
Oakland
Miami

Tier 4:
Colts
Kansas City
Cleveland
Buffalo

That way every year teams are competing against the same caliber of teams twice. One at home and one away. I know its a logistical nightmare but hey we are just bringing some ideas to the table right?


Right. Look at me, I want to realign a whole division just so I can take a 20 minute drive to see my team play, LOL!
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#17 BlueRedZone

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Right. Look at me, I want to realign a whole division just so I can take a 20 minute drive to see my team play, LOL!


why drive 20 minutes when you can drive 1200 miles?

Isn't the nfl supposed to be an experience?

lol
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#18 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

LOL, I will be on that Amtrak train next season departing from Manhattan to Indy next season, that I promise you, LOL!
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#19 JoKeR

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

Heck imagine reorganizing the entire NFL so it's more region based. You could have IND, CHI, CINN, and STL in the same division by eliminating conferences.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

LOL, I will be on that Amtrak train next season departing from Manhattan to Indy next season, that I promise you, LOL!


You might have a shorter trip. They could end up playing in Pittsburgh next year.

#21 JoKeR

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

If division teams were closer, stadiums would get more away fans to buy tickets

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

If Florida had a Orlando team, the state could have its own division. Same for California if it gets a LA team.

#23 BleedingBlue

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

As a fan in NYC i have to agree. I got to see waaaay more games when we played the Jets twice a year....and I could even go to a game once a year.

Once we changed to the AFC south, I would go years before seeing a game on TV...Until Peyton Manning came a long, and then we were on TV here in NYC all the time (because of Manning). Another casualty of getting rid of him (besides being a good team).

Now that we have Luck, we've been on TV ONCE and it was the Patriots.

I had to buy the NFL package for $300...

so yea...Irsay...You owe me $300.
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#24 Tark The Shark

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Eh, I like being in the AFC South.

It is really fun and high energy.

Each division has its own identity to it.
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#25 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:46 PM

As a fan in NYC i have to agree. I got to see waaaay more games when we played the Jets twice a year....and I could even go to a game once a year.

Once we changed to the AFC south, I would go years before seeing a game on TV...Until Peyton Manning came a long, and then we were on TV here in NYC all the time (because of Manning). Another casualty of getting rid of him (besides being a good team).

Now that we have Luck, we've been on TV ONCE and it was the Patriots...


THANK YOOOOOU!!! Just want to add thank goodness for that thursday night game on the NFL network and that Monday night prime time game on ESPN. Other then that, It's my cell phone radio app, smh....
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#26 BleedingBlue

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

Yea i have the verizon app to watch the Thursday night games at work. its definitely worth the sub.
Direct TV is not the only option when it comes to NFL subscription. You can also get it on the PS3 now.
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#27 JustAColtsFan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

I still have a "AFC East Indianapolis Colts" sweatshirt. When I ware it people look at me strange ;) I just say it's "Retro".

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#28 funktacious2

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'm fine where we are, but it's fun to think about mixing it up.

Option 1
Jets
Steelers
Chargers
Colts

Option 2
Jets
Texans
New England
Colts

Option 3 Just for giggles
Broncos
Giants
New England
Colts
The division would have 12 premiere matchups each year! xD

#29 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:16 PM

http://www.johnnyroa...future_afcs.htm

Stumbled upon this sight, not sure how legit it is, but it looks like we play the NFC East next season!!! I WIN!!!
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#30 Fx Stryker

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

http://www.johnnyroa...future_afcs.htm

Stumbled upon this sight, not sure how legit it is, but it looks like we play the NFC East next season!!! I WIN!!!


We play the West next year. The East in 2014.

#31 bavanlan

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

We play the West next year. The East in 2014.


Right (except it's 2015). We play the AFC East Team that finishes in the same position we finish in the South next year.

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#32 Fx Stryker

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Right (except it's 2015). We play the AFC East Team that finishes in the same position we finish in the South next year.


NFC, he wants to know when the Colts play the Giants.

NFCE in 2014, NFCW next season.

#33 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

Thanks guys!
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