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AN "ALL-WEATHER" NBA FINAL....AND BASEBALL REALIGNMENT
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:23 AM
Two teams named after weather. As a few of you may remember, I have a bit of a silly obssession with team names. Instantly when this match-up was finalized, my first thought was that I doubt there has every been an "all-weather" final in any sport. Then I thought, how often has there ever been two teams in any finals from the same category?
The 1975 World Series between the Red Sox and the Reds(originally Red Stockings/Red Legs) is considered one of the all-time greats. Is it because we had an "all-footwear" battle?
Hence my theory; Instead of creating rivals based on geography, maybe some fresh new divisions based on team name categories would be more interesting.
ABILITY TO FLY DIVISION
Brewers( it's a stretch...liquid...)
BAD-ASS FIGHTER DIVISION
A's ( 1970's uni's land them in this division)
LAME CITY OR REGIONAL BASED NAME DIVISION
MYTHICAL, MYSTICAL, HARD TO DEFINE DIVISION
May have to tinker with these after a season or two, still toying with the idea of trying to get the Royals, Padres and Angels in some sort of "Deity" division, also thought of a possible "Birds and Fish" division...
Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:51 AM
We lol'd -- a lot.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:05 PM
I am still adament that we move Miami to the AL so we can fully realize Back to the Future 2 and beat them in the 2015 WS.
I don't think MLB would let Tampa and Miami both be AL teams.
But if Tampa can't get a new stadium, they could move somewhere. Portland perhaps.
That would set up too many teams in the AL West. Someone would have to move, but Texas won't let Houston come back to the NL because they need some division games in their time zone for TV reasons.
So maybe the Twins move to the NL and join the Central.
And then the Pirates move into NL East, and Miami flips into AL.
And we're done. And it's all perfectly plausible (if we ignore the MLB rules that make moving franchises from league to league all but impossible).
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