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The Pointless Realignment Outpost

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crashcarson15    1,010

Anyway, FanHouse came up with an interesting idea in this post: have the MLB work like European soccer, with an A league and a B league - contenders go in the A league, and underachievers go in the B league.

Good luck getting fans in Major League cities to pay Major League ticket prices for a team that for all intents and purposes is considered Minor League.

-Dan

The only way this works is if say the playoffs consist of 6 "A League" teams and 2 "B League" teams.

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BringBackTheVet    4,187

Anyway, FanHouse came up with an interesting idea in this post: have the MLB work like European soccer, with an A league and a B league - contenders go in the A league, and underachievers go in the B league.

Good luck getting fans in Major League cities to pay Major League ticket prices for a team that for all intents and purposes is considered Minor League.

-Dan

The only way this works is if say the playoffs consist of 6 "A League" teams and 2 "B League" teams.

Which would be stupid for a lot of reasons.

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crashcarson15    1,010

Anyway, FanHouse came up with an interesting idea in this post: have the MLB work like European soccer, with an A league and a B league - contenders go in the A league, and underachievers go in the B league.

Good luck getting fans in Major League cities to pay Major League ticket prices for a team that for all intents and purposes is considered Minor League.

-Dan

The only way this works is if say the playoffs consist of 6 "A League" teams and 2 "B League" teams.

Which would be stupid for a lot of reasons.

Exactly.

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Lights Out    2,241

Hey, I'm not necessarily agreeing with them... but there does need to be a way of punishing the teams with stingy owners that nobody goes to the games for anyway. I'm more in support of a harsh salary cap and a harsh salary floor - this will make big spenders like the Yankees pare back and actually have to fairly compete with the rest of the league, and it will make cheap, lazy owners pump more money into their teams to make them competitive. Not sure why they haven't done that yet.

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BringBackTheVet    4,187

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

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OMMF    71

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

Agree but the people who feel the need to post a picture sentence do as much to derail a thread as the op posting the realignment suggestion. It's along the lines of IBTL and such; pure post padding.

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BringBackTheVet    4,187

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

By the time any of those pictures or IBTLs get posted, it's already too late.

Agree but the people who feel the need to post a picture sentence do as much to derail a thread as the op posting the realignment suggestion. It's along the lines of IBTL and such; pure post padding.

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BringBackTheVet    4,187

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

Agree but the people who feel the need to post a picture sentence do as much to derail a thread as the op posting the realignment suggestion. It's along the lines of IBTL and such; pure post padding.

By the time any of those pictures or IBTLs get posted, it's already too late.

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Dilbert    1

My realignment idea

Sports Logos

-Sports Logos

-General Design

-Concepts

-Requests

General

-Sports in General

-The Lounge

-Polls only

-The Graveyard

-Pointless Crap (such as realignment threads)

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Mindless    30

Solar System:

Sun

Mercury (Earth's vacation spot)

Vesuvius (formerly Venus)

Earth

Moon

Earth II (formerly Mars)

Asteroid Belt

Jupiter

Shell (formerly Saturn)

Urectum (formerly Uranus)

Neptune

Earth III (somewhere near the former planet of Pluto)

Omicron Persei 8

Eternium

Amazonia

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OMMF    71

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

Agree but the people who feel the need to post a picture sentence do as much to derail a thread as the op posting the realignment suggestion. It's along the lines of IBTL and such; pure post padding.

By the time any of those pictures or IBTLs get posted, it's already too late.

Sure, but how many instances of derailment could have been avoided if people had simply ignored the realignment post instead of quoting it and drawing more attention to it?

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BringBackTheVet    4,187

Not to start a whole thing, but why are realignment threads so frowned upon?

-Dan

Because every single goddam time someone brings up a realignment, the same 50 idiots show up and post their ideas, and the thread turns in to nothing but postings of realigned leagues with expansion teams that don't make any sense.

In my opinion (which counts for next to nothing, if not nothing), realignment threads aren't the worst thing in the world, except that everyone will feel the need to start their own thread, and the board would be littered with them. You'd need a whole forum just for that.

The worst is when there's a perfectly good thread going on, then one jackass posts his idea for how the league would be aligned if the Jags move to LA, then, like roaches, every other idiot comes out of the woodwork to join the party and derail the thread.

Agree but the people who feel the need to post a picture sentence do as much to derail a thread as the op posting the realignment suggestion. It's along the lines of IBTL and such; pure post padding.

By the time any of those pictures or IBTLs get posted, it's already too late.

Sure, but how many instances of derailment could have been avoided if people had simply ignored the realignment post instead of quoting it and drawing more attention to it?

IMHO, zero.

Once the first idiot chimes in, the others are drawn in somehow. It's like bed bugs or roaches - if you see one, you know there are a hundred others lurking. All it takes is for one realignment post with some stupid suggestion, and then there are others who can't help but think that they can do better, and next thing you know, one stupid post becomes two which becomes four which becomes eight...

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Mindless    30

I think the fans in the Asteroid belt have waited long enough, and deserve an expansion planet.

How about the name "Metroid" as their expansion planet?

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MattF    0

I think the fans in the Asteroid belt have waited long enough, and deserve an expansion planet.

How about the name "Metroid" as their expansion planet?

The problem there is if Metroid ever moves, the name won't make sense, and we have to switch their name with Mercury or something.

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Ice_Cap    7,790

Solar System:

Sun

Mercury (Earth's vacation spot)

Vesuvius (formerly Venus)

Earth

Moon

Earth II (formerly Mars)

Asteroid Belt

Jupiter

Shell (formerly Saturn)

Urectum (formerly Uranus)

Neptune

Earth III (somewhere near the former planet of Pluto)

Omicron Persei 8

Eternium

Amazonia

Earth III should get the name Pluto name 'cause Pluto's a blue collar planet with a special connection to its team no other planet has.

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MattF    0

Solar System:

Sun

Mercury (Earth's vacation spot)

Vesuvius (formerly Venus)

Earth

Moon

Earth II (formerly Mars)

Asteroid Belt

Jupiter

Shell (formerly Saturn)

Urectum (formerly Uranus)

Neptune

Earth III (somewhere near the former planet of Pluto)

Omicron Persei 8

Eternium

Amazonia

Earth III should get the name Pluto name 'cause Pluto's a blue collar planet with a special connection to its team no other planet has.

If we do that then we have to give Saturn back its name to, the Saturn crowds run rings around Pluto crowds

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raysox    1,213

Weekends

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Weekdays

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

But Weekends would need another day, to balance it out. Or there could be 7, 2 division winners, and 2 wildcards.

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MattF    0

Weekends

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Weekdays

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

But Weekends would need another day, to balance it out. Or there could be 7, 2 division winners, and 2 wildcards.

Meh, Friday doesn't really strike me as a weekday, I'd go

Weekends

-Friday

-Saturday

-Sunday

-Monday

Weekdays

-Tuesday

-Wednesday

-Friday

That could work

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