Jump to content

The Pointless Realignment Outpost


Lee.

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, Marcos Flamengo said:

My 40-team National Football League (NFL) expansion/realignment proposal

 

AFC

 

AFC East

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Hampton Roads Rhinos

New England Patriots

New Jersey Jets

 

AFC North

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Milwaukee Magpies

Pittsburgh Steelers

Toronto Shamrocks

 

AFC South

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

St. Louis Arrows

Tennessee Titans

 

AFC West

Denver Broncos

Las Vegas Stars

Oakland Raiders

Portland Thunderbolts

San Diego Chargers

 

NFC

 

NFC East

Carolina Panthers

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Puerto Rico Islanders

Washington Commanders

 

NFC North

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings

Montreal Wolverines

 

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Dallas Cowboys

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Vancouver Dragons

 

National NFL TV rights in the U.S. would be handled by:

 

AFC (including Thanksgiving games): CBS Sports/Paramount+ (English) and TUDN/VIX+ (Spanish)

NFC (including Thanksgiving games): FOX Sports/FOX Deportes/Tubi

NFL Kickoff/Sunday Night Football/SNF Thanksgiving Special: NBC Sports/Telemundo Deportes/Peacock

Monday Night Football: ABC/ESPN/ESPN Deportes/Disney+

Thursday Night Football/NFL Special: Prime Video

Friday Night Football: Apple TV+

 

In the U.S., Super Bowl would be broadcast in rotation by: ABC/ESPN Deportes/Disney+ Apple TV+, CBS/Paramount+/Univision/VIX+, FOX/FOX Deportes/Tubi, NBC/Telemundo/Peacock and Prime Video

 

National NFL TV rights in Canada, including nearly all games that would involve Canadian teams, with the exception of Dragons and Shamrocks preseason games, and the Super Bowls, would be handled by Bell Media, in English and French

 

Bell Media and Cogeco would handle English-language and French-language radio rights to all Montreal Wolverines games, while Bell Media would handle English-language and French-language TV rights to all Montreal Wolverines games, including preseason games

Corus would handle radio rights to all Toronto Shamrocks games and local TV rights to all Shamrocks preseason games not broadcast by Bell Media

Rogers would handle local radio rights to all Vancouver Dragons games and local TV rights to all Dragons preseason games not broadcast by Bell Media

What happened to the Dolphins?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, TBGKon said:

Milwaukee will never have an expansion team, Packers fandom owns the state.

I put the Columbus Panhandles in the place of Milwaukee at AFC North. Columbus would make fierce rivalries with Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My United States Football League (USFL) expansion proposal

 

North Division

 

Columbus Panhandles

Michigan Panthers

Milwaukee Magpies

New Jersey Generals

Philadelphia Stars

Pittsburgh Maulers

Rochester Renegades

Washington Federals

 

South Division

 

Birmingham Stallions

Carolina Skyhawks

Houston Gamblers

Jacksonville Bulls

New Orleans Breakers

San Antonio Outlaws

Tampa Bay Bandits

Tennessee Showboats

Link to comment
Share on other sites

MLB 2040

 

AL East

Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox

Montreal Expos

New York Yankees

Norfolk Tide

Toronto Blue Jays

 

AL North

Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Guardians

Columbus Clippers

Detroit Tigers

Minnesota Twins

Milwaukee Brewers

 

AL South

Austin Express

Charlotte Rays

Kansas City Royals

Nashville Sounds

Tampa Bay Swashbucklers

Texas Rangers

 

AL West

Hollywood Lights

Las Vegas Athletics

Long Beach Angels

Oakland Oaks

Portland Beavers

Seattle Mariners

 

NL East

Buffalo Bisons

Hartford Yard Goats

New York Mets

Philadelphia Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates

Washington Nationals

 

NL North

Chicago Cubs

Cincinnati Reds

Indiana Speed

Iowa Dreams

Kentucky Thoroughbreds

St. Louis Cardinals

 

NL South

Atlanta Braves

Houston Astros

Miami Marlins

New Orleans Zephyrs

Orlando Castles

San Antonio Defenders

 

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks

Colorado Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers

San Diego Padres

San Francisco Giants

Utah Mongooses

 

8 strictly geographical divisions of six teams. Had to break up some rivalries (Braves-Mets, Yankees-Rays, Red Sox-Rays, Pirates-Reds) to do so. 162 games: 70 games vs the division (14 games vs every division team), 54 against the rest of the league (3 games vs every team), 6 games vs designated interleague rival, and 32 games vs a division of an opposite league (5 games vs 4 teams, 6 vs 2 teams unless the interleague opponent is in that division which would make it 5 vs 4 teams, 6 vs 1 team and 12 vs the interleague rival)

 

Austin Express: Created by a Round Rock Express fan and a UT alum. Colors are Burnt Orange and Green.

 

Hollywood Lights: Created by someone who once worked for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Colors are Purple and Gold.

 

Indiana Speed: Owner of the Pacers got awarded an MLB team. Their colors are Navy, Yellow, Hoosiers Red, Notre Dame Green, and Purdue Old Gold.

 

Iowa Dream: Founded by a die hard Cubs and Iowa State fan. Colors are Red, Yellow and Gray. He punched someone who put black on the original jerseys (he despises the Hawkeyes) and changed black to gray the next year.

 

Kentucky Thoroughbreds: Colors are Wildcats Blue, White and Black.

 

Orlando Castles: Founded by a UCF alum. Colors are Black, Gold and Blue.

 

San Antonio Defenders: Colors are Black, Silver, Turquoise and Sand Gold.

 

Tampa Bay Swashbucklers: Founded by an ex-Rays fan who was sad to see the Rays go. They get a ballpark in Tampa. Colors are Black, Purple, Red and Light Silver.

 

Utah Mongoose: Founded by a Yankees fan originally from Arizona who hated the Diamondbacks because of the 2001 World Series. Named them the Mongoose because they love fighting snakes. Their colors are Navy and White, have pinstriped home and road jerseys.

 

MLB sticks with FOX, ESPN, MLB Network, Peacock, Apple and adds a Saturday afternoon CBS package, which their games also get simulcasted on Paramount+.

 

MLB's postseason has 20 teams, 10 per league. Two 3 game wildcard series determine who will be the 7th and 8th seed. 1st round and LDS are best of 5. LCS and World Series remain best of 7.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My National Hockey League (NHL) expansion/relocation/realignment proposal

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

 

ATLANTIC DIVISION

 

Hartford Whalers

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Steelers

Richmond Rhinos

Washington Capitals

 

NORTHEAST DIVISION

 

Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Columbus Blue Jackets
Hamilton Tigers
Montreal Canadiens
Ottawa Senators
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs

 

SOUTHERN DIVISION

 

Atlanta Thrashers
Carolina Hurricanes
Dallas Stars
Florida Panthers
Houston Apollos
Nashville Predators

New Orleans Brass
Tampa Bay Lightning

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

CENTRAL DIVISION

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Detroit Red Wings

Indiana Racers

Kansas City Scouts

Minnesota Wild

Oklahoma City Falcons

St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets


NORTHWEST DIVISION

 

Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
Edmonton Oilers

Montana Magic
Portland Panthers
Seattle Kraken

Utah Steel
Vancouver Canucks

 

PACIFIC DIVISION

 

Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Golden State Seals
Hawaii Stingrays
Los Angeles Kings
Sacramento Sharks

San Diego Mariners
Vegas Golden Knights

 

NOTE: Expansion teams are in bold. Relocation team are in italic.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

No-nonsense Save the Big 12 and Pac 12 scenario.

 

PAC-20: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State, Rice, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, Stanford, UNLV, Utah, UTSA, Washington, Washington State

 

Big 20: Air Force, Army, Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Navy, Oklahoma State, TCU, Temple, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCF, USF, West Virginia.

 

They announce an alliance with each other and also the ACC.

 

No-nonsense keep the ACC together scenario.

 

ACC: Appalachian State, Boston College, Buffalo, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.

 

The playoffs get expanded to 32.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, TrueYankee26 said:

No-nonsense Save the Big 12 and Pac 12 scenario.

 

PAC-20: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State, Rice, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, Stanford, UNLV, Utah, UTSA, Washington, Washington State

 

Big 20: Air Force, Army, Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Navy, Oklahoma State, TCU, Temple, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCF, USF, West Virginia.

 

They announce an alliance with each other and also the ACC.

 

No-nonsense keep the ACC together scenario.

 

ACC: Appalachian State, Boston College, Buffalo, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.

 

The playoffs get expanded to 32.

 

 

TV deals:

B1G + Notre Dame: Fox, FS1, FS2, B1G Network, NBC, CBS

SEC: ESPN, ABC

ACC-Big 20-Pac 20 Alliance: ESPN, ABC, ACC-Big 20-PAC-20 Network (Disney owned) FOX, FS1, FS2, CBS

 

Breakdown by Channel:

Disney (ABC + ESPN): ACC, Big 20, Pac 20, SEC

CBS: ACC, Big 20, Pac 20, B1G

FOX: B1G, ACC, Big 20, Pac 20

NBC: B1G

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, TrueYankee26 said:

No-nonsense Save the Big 12 and Pac 12 scenario.

 

PAC-20: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Fresno State, Oregon, Oregon State, Rice, San Diego State, San Jose State, SMU, Stanford, UNLV, Utah, UTSA, Washington, Washington State

 

Big 20: Air Force, Army, Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Memphis, Navy, Oklahoma State, TCU, Temple, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCF, USF, West Virginia.

 

They announce an alliance with each other and also the ACC.

 

No-nonsense keep the ACC together scenario.

 

ACC: Appalachian State, Boston College, Buffalo, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest.

 

The playoffs get expanded to 32.

 

 

None of this would "keep" these conferences together. No way any of Oregon, Washington, Notre Dame, UNC, etc. would stay in conferences that add Coastal Carolina, San Jose State, UTSA, Old Dominion and the like. That's a sign of desperation and any legit Power 5 school would high tail it out of there as soon as the idea was being entertained.  So these moves would actually doom any relevance they would hope to salvage.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My College Football Association (CFA) proposal

 

East Division: Army, Liberty, Navy, Notre Dame, UConn, UMass

West Division: Cal Poly, New Mexico State, Oregon, San Jose State, Southern Utah, Washington

 

TV deals

 

CBS: Army, Navy, UConn

DAZN: San Jose State, UMass, Washington

ESPN/ABC: Cal Poly, New Mexico State, Oregon

Fox: Liberty, Southern Utah

NBC: Notre Dame

 

CFA Championship Game would be broadcast by NBC

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thinking about baseball expansion. Essentially the 1993 format for the AL + expansion clubs. The NL was all sorts of messed up back then.
FYeFsXyWQAAWXul?format=png&name=large

 

I also swapped leagues for  the New York, LA, and Chicago teams

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Think this is my first time posting in here so take it with a grain of salt

 

CXFL (XFL-CFL merger)

 

East Division

Hamilton

Montreal

Orlando

Ottawa

Toronto

Washington

 

Central Division

Dallas

Houston

Saskatchewan

San Antonio

St. Louis

Winnipeg

 

Western Division

British Columbia

Calgary

Edmonton

Las Vegas

San Diego (Expansion to balance things out at 18)

Seattle

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My 36-team Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion/realignment proposal

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

 

Atlantic Division: CF Montréal, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC

Central Division: Chicago Fire FC,  FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew,, Detroit Motor SC, Sporting Kansas City, St. Louis City SC

Southeast Division: Atlanta United FC, Charlotte FC, DC United, Inter Miami CF, Orlando City SC, Tampa Bay Rowdies

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

 

Northwest Division: Colorado Rapids, Minnesota United FC, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Pacific Division: LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Pearl of Hawai'i, Sacramento Surf, San Diego Sockers, San Jose Earthquakes

Southwest Division: Austin FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo FC, Las Vegas Quicksilvers FC, Nashville SC, San Antonio FC

 

The MLS sticks with Apple TV+, with all games being broadcast on it and the new MLS streaming service in the U.S. and Canada, while Westwood One and Fútbol de Primera would respectively handle English-language and Spanish-language national radio rights in the U.S. and its territories and dependencies and Rogers would handle national radio rights to MLS games in Canada.

 

MLS REGIONAL RADIO BROADCASTERS

 

Atlanta United FC: 92.9 The Game (English) / La Grande 100.1 (Spanish)

Austin FC:  Alt 97.5 FM (English) / Qué Buena 104.3 (Spanish)

CF Montréal: TSN 690 (English) / 91.9 Sports (French)

Charlotte FC: Sportsradio FNZ (English) / La Raza 106.1 FM (Spanish)

Chicago Fire FC:  WGN Radio 720 (English) / TUDN Radio Chicago 1200 AM and Latino Mix 93.5 (Spanish)

Colorado Rapids: Altitude Sports AM 950 and 92.5 FM (English) / Que Bueno (Spanish)

Columbus Crew SC: 97.1 The Fan (English) / La Grande 102.5 (Spanish)

DC United: 104.7 Wonk FM (English) / El Zol 107.9 (Spanish)

Detroit Motor SC: News Talk 760 AM WJR

FC Cincinnati: Cincinnati's ESPN 1530

FC Dallas: ESPN Dallas 970 AM and Lone Star 92.5 FM (English) / TUDN Radio Dallas 1270 AM and Zona MX 99.1 (Spanish)

Houston Dynamo FC: ESPN 97.5/92.5 (English) / TUDN Radio Houston 1270 AM and 93.3 FM

Inter Miami CF: Sports Talk 790 The Ticket (English) / TUDN Radio 1140 AM (Spanish)

Las Vegas Quicksilvers FC: ESPN Las Vegas (English) / 1460 Deportes Vegas (Spanish)

LA Galaxy: 95.5 KLOS (English) /97.9 La Raza (Spanish)

Los Angeles FC: ESPN LA (English) / La Mera Mera 980 (Spanish)

Minnesota United FC: SKOR North

Nashville SC: Nashville SC Radio (English) / La Sabrosita (Spanish)

New England Revolution: 98.5 The Sports Hub and Hubcast (English) / La Mega 94.9 (Spanish)

New York City FC: 710 WOR (English) / Acción 930 (Spanish)

New York Red Bulls: Red Bulls Online Live Radio (English and Spanish)

Orlando City SC:  Real Radio 104.1 and FM 96.9 The Game (English) / Acción 97.9 (Spanish)

Pearl of Hawai'i: Fox Sports 990 (English) / Acción 590 (Spanish) / K-News 650 (Korean) / Hawaii 1080 (Hawaiian)

Philadelphia Union: Fox Sports The Gambler (English) / 99.9 FM La Kalle (Spanish)

Portland Timbers: 750 The Game and FM News 101 KXL (English) / La Gran D (Spanish)

Real Salt Lake: ESPN 700 (English) / Latino 106.3 FM (Spanish)

Sacramento Surf: Talk 650 KSTE and 93.7 The River (English) / El Patrón 101.5 (Spanish)

San Antonio FC: ESPN AM 1250 and 94.1 FM (English) / Norteño 720 y 104.1 (Spanish)

San Diego Sockers: The Mightier 1090 (English) / Qué Buena 105.9 (Spanish)

San Jose Earthquakes: KNBR 1050 (English) / La Kaliente (Spanish)

Seattle Sounders FC: Sports Radio 950 KJR (English) / El Rey 1360 AM (Spanish)

Sporting Kansas City: SportsRadio 810 WHB (English) / La Grande 1340 AM (Spanish)

St. Louis City SC: Big 550 KTRS (English) / La Tremenda 880 AM (Spanish)

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Newsradio WFLA (English) / Acción 1250 (Spanish)

Toronto FC: Sportsnet 590 The Fan and TSN 1050

Vancouver Whitecaps FC: AM 730

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.