richiewohlers at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 20:14:57 GMT 2009
I really don't think the NFL made any concerted effort to try and screw the
Dolphins. I imagine that creating the NFL schedule is a monumental task.
No matter what there are going to be some teams each year that get put in a
bad position. Miami is going to get screwed a little more than other teams
because they are in a division far away from the other 3 teams in the
Dallas probably has a similar deal. All of their division mates are a long
ways away from Dallas, so they'll face some rough travel schedules many
years. In 2007 they had to play at Philly and then at New York Giants in
consecutive weeks. Later that same year they played at Carolina and at
Washington. Dallas is one of (if not THE) most popular team in the
country. If there was any franchise that the NFL wanted to help out, Dallas
would probably be the one.
If Miami felt that the travel schedule was too difficult, they probably
could have fought to be in the AFC South with Jacksonville and Tennessee
when the NFL realigned in 2002 if they wanted to ease the travel. But
staying with their longtime rivals was more important.
On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Kristoffer Shields <kms223 at hotmail.com>wrote:
> So I guess it's a "thank you for going to London" thing (though I would
> point out that the Dolphins gave up a home game for the London one, while
> for the Pats it was just another away game---not that much further than say
> Miami to Seattle). And, Buffalo was at least at home the week before, so it
> wasn't a second consecutive road game for them. Finally, notice that when
> they gave the Dolphins a home divisional game coming off a bye, it wasn't
> the Patriots that got screwed....
> > From: richiewohlers at gmail.com
> > Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:20:43 -0800
> > To: dolphins-disc at phins.com
> > Subject: Re: DOLPHINS: Patriots
> > In 2007 the Dolphins hosted Buffalo after their bye week - which came
> > their game in London vs New York Giants.
> > On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:05 AM, Kristoffer Shields <kms223 at hotmail.com
> > >
> > >
> > > Not to move on too quickly from the win over the Jets, but I think it's
> > > really stupid that the NFL would schedule a home divisional game for
> > > Patriots coming off of a bye, where the opponent was on the road the
> > > before. Especially when that opponent is the defending division
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