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I'm definitely thinking of putting Euro and Asian teams but having a hard time if I should put them in the same conferences or creating a new conference/league full of them.

Maybe make them their own conferences and they only play the actual NBA teams just a few times a year. Think like AL/NL in MLB in the early days of interleague play. There only time they would really face each other is during a 2-3 week period in late spring, the All-Star game and the post-season.

Something like this, which is completely off the top of my head:

32-team NBA

8-team EuroNBA

8-team AsiaNBA

Have like a 2-3 period during each season where all of the teams travel to each other's homes and have their own version of "interleague."

In the postseason, the semi-finals could have 2 NBA teams, and 1 from each Euro/Asia. NBA would have it own playoff system per normal, while the international teams will have their own version. Forget my original semi-finals idea. Maybe just have a normal 16-team playoff like usual, but have a "wild-card, play-in" round between the bottom 2 NBA teams and the Euro/Asia teams to battle for the no. 7/8 seeds. Something like that. It's not perfect but I'm sure someone can come up with a reasonable idea.

I know it'll be hard to come up with balanced schedule for something like this, but it's an idea. Just pretend that the International teams is in the "third conference" and the Euro and Asia are their own "divisions."

Western Conference (just like normal)

4 divisions of 4 teams / 2 divisions of 8 teams

Eastern Conference (just like normal)

4 divisions of 4 teams / 2 divisions of 8 teams

"International" Conference

Euro's own division

Asia's own division

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I'm definitely thinking of putting Euro and Asian teams but having a hard time if I should put them in the same conferences or creating a new conference/league full of them.

I was literally just kidding. It's just a running joke with the Big 4 & 21st century ridiculous expansion.

There is no way though they won't have at least attempted Western Europe, & probably Asia + Central America.

22nd century... Super Bowl on the moon. Make the Raiders play a Sunday & travel to the dark side for a Thursday nighter.

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But first, what College Sports would look like in 2100.

The then Power 5 (ACC, Big 12, Big 10, Pac 12 and SEC) separate and create a new association, the PCAA (Premier Collegiate Athletics Association), leaving behind NCAA Division 1.

College Football in the end of the 21st century

PCAA

ACC - Boston College, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (FL), North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia, Virginia Tech

Big 12 - Ball State, Baylor, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Memphis, Missouri, Missouri State, Northern Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, USF, West Virginia

Big 10 - Buffalo, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, North Dakota State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Pac-16 - Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Oregon State, Southern California, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State

SEC - Alabama, Appalachian State, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Old Dominion, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Vanderbilt

Independents - Air Force, Army, BYU, Navy, Notre Dame, Texas (at first, shockingly moves to the SEC, then became independent and signed a deal with ABC similar to Notre Dame and NBC, keeps the Longhorn Network for road games and pre and post game shows)

NCAA Division 1 (FBS and FCS merged after the PCAA formed. Plus, lots of D2 programs moved to D1, and even conference mergers.)

CUSA-American - Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Temple, Tulane, UAB, UTEP, UTSA, Western Kentucky

MAC - Akron, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Dayton, Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Illinois State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Kent State, Miami (OH), Ohio, Southern Illinois, Toledo, West Michigan, Youngstown State

Mountain West - Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Idaho, Idaho State, Hawaii, Nevada, Montana, Montana State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, North Dakota, Northern Arizona, Portland State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Wyoming

Sun Belt - Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Furman, Liberty, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, McNeese State, Samford, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Texas State, Western Carolina, Wofford

Big Sky - Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly, Chadron State, Colorado-Mesa, Colorado State-Pueblo, Fort Lewis, Mary, Minnesota-Duluth, Minot State, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, San Diego, Southern Utah, UC Davis, Weber State, Western Oregon

Big South - Campbell*, Carson-Newman, Catawba, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, High Point*, Lenoir-Rhyne, Longwood*, Newberry, Radford* Kennesaw State, Presbyterian, Tusculum, UNC Asheville*, Winthrop*

CAA - Albany, American International, Bentley, Binghamton*, Delaware, Elon, James Madison, LIU Post, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Towson, Villanova, William & Mary

Ivy League - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale

MEAC - Bethune-Cookman, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Hampton, Howard, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Savannah State, South Carolina State

Missouri-Ohio Valley - Arkansas-Little Rock, Austin Peay, Bradley*, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville*, Loyola (Chicago)*, Murray State, SIU-Edwardsville*, South Dakota, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee Tech, UT-Martin, Western Illinois, Wichita State

Northeast - Assumption, Bryant, Bloomsburg, Central Connecticut State, Duquesne, East Stroudsburg, Fairleigh Dickinson, Mount St. Mary's*, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Anselm, St. Francis, Shepherd, Slippery Rock, Wagner, West Chester

Patriot - American*, Boston University*, Bucknell, Colgate, Fordham, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Indiana (PA), Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola (MD)*, Marist, Merrimack, New Haven, Pace, Southern Connecticut State, Stonehill

Southern-Southland - Abilene Christian, Citadel, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Jacksonville, Lamar, Mercer, Morehead State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, Stetson, UT-Chattanooga, VMI

SWAC - Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Jackson State, Miss. Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern

NCAA Division 2 (Lots of D3 programs moved to D2.)

CIAA - Bowie State, Chowan, Elizabeth City State, Fayetteville State, Johnson C. Smith, Lincoln (PA), Livingstone, St. Augustine's, Shaw, Virginia State, Virginia Union, Winston-Salem State

GAC - Arkansas Tech, Arkansas-Monticello, East Central, Harding, Henderson State, Mary-Hardin Baylor, Northwestern Oklahoma State, Oklahoma Baptist, Ouachita Baptist, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Southern Arkansas, Southern Nazarene, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Texas Lutheran, Trinity (TX)

GLIAC - Ashland, Ferris State, Findlay, Grand Valley State, Hillsdale, Lake Erie, Malone, Michigan Tech, Mount Union, Northern Michigan, Northwood, Ohio Dominican, Saginaw Valley State, Tiffin, Walsh, Wayne State

GLVC - Bluffton, Defiance, Franklin, Hanover, Indianapolis, Lincoln (MO), Manchester, McKendree, Missouri S&T, Mount St. Joseph, Quincy, Rose-Hulman, St. Josephs (Indiana), Southwest Baptist, Truman State, William Jewell

Great Northern Sun - Augustana, Bemidji State, Central Washington, Concordia-St. Paul, Dixie State, Humboldt, Minnesota-Crookston, Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota State-Moorhead, Northern State, St. Cloud State, Simon Fraser, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mines, Southwest Minnesota State, Upper Iowa, Wayne State (Nebraska), Winona State

Gulf South - Birmingham Southern, Berry College, Centre College, Delta State, Florida Tech, Hendrix College, Millsaps, Mississppi College, Northern Alabama, Rhodes College, Sewanee, Shorter, Valdosta State, West Alabama, West Georgia, West Florida

Lone Star - Angelo State, Belhaven, East Texas Baptist, Eastern New Mexico, Hardin-Simmons, Howard Payne, Louisiana College, Mary Hardin-Baylor, McMurry, Midwestern State, Sul Ross State, Tarleton State, Texas A&MCommerce, Texas A&MKingsville, UT Permian Basin, West Texas A&M

SIAC - Albany State, Benedict, Central State, Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Lane College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Paine, Stillman, Tuskegee

* - started football programs in the future

(more coming soon)

Great list...but where are the Pittsburg State Gorillas? They are the most successful D2 football team as far as championships

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Well, college wise, here is how I see it... It's mostly what if, so take it with a grain of salt.

FBS

2016: Army and UMass join the American to give the league 14 members. UMass is placed in the East Division and at the request of Army, the Black Knights are in the West Division. The only trade off is that now the Army-Navy game is played on Thanksgiving weekend instead of the 2nd weekend in December. BYU relents on it's half assed attempt at independence and becomes a football playing member of the Big XII.

2017: UAB returns to Conference USA

2018: Cincinnati moves from the American to the Big XII giving that conference the needed 12th football member to stage a championship game. To keep the conference at 14 members, the American convinces Louisville to come back after a few so-so years in the ACC. What this does is allow the biggest move yet to come to happen....

2019: Sensing that the walls are closing in, Notre Dame relents and finally joins the ACC in football. It brings the league back up to 15 teams.

FCS

2016: East Tennessee State joins the SoCon

2017: With the money of Warren Buffet behind the rebirth of Nebraska-Omaha football, the Summit League begins on it's plan to sponsor football. Omaha is joined by North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois in the league's first season.

2018: The success of the Summit League's first season has convinced fellow league schools IPFW and Denver to start football programs giving the league 7 schools. The Atlantic 10 follows the lead of the Summit League by bringing in football with it's members (Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, Rhode Island and Richmond)

2019: The Missouri Valley is reborn as the five MVFC schools add Drake (Current member) and associate school Youngstown State. The Pioneer disbands as the following members find new homes:

-Campbell joins the Big South

-Butler and Valparaiso join the Summit League

-Jacksonville and Stetson join the Southern

-Marist joins the NEC

-Morehead State joins the OVC

-San Diego joins the Big Sky for football

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2019: Sensing that the walls are closing in, Notre Dame relents and finally joins the ACC in football. It brings the league back up to 15 teams.

I think it's only inevitable. Though the ACC would probably always want to remain an even numbered set of schools, thus creating a bidding war or whatever for another spot.

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I'm definitely thinking of putting Euro and Asian teams but having a hard time if I should put them in the same conferences or creating a new conference/league full of them.

I was literally just kidding. It's just a running joke with the Big 4 & 21st century ridiculous expansion.

There is no way though they won't have at least attempted Western Europe, & probably Asia + Central America.

22nd century... Super Bowl on the moon. Make the Raiders play a Sunday & travel to the dark side for a Thursday nighter.

I see, but I could see some teams from like France Greece, Israel, China, etc. bid for NBA expansion teams

Inspired by RoughRiders99's idea, I give you NBA International

Europe Division

  • London Crusaders*
  • Paris Saint-Germain BC
  • BC Bayern Munich
  • Olympiakos BC
  • Rome Legions*
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Red Star Belgrade
  • Barcelona Basquet

Asia Division

  • Guangdong Tigers
  • Dongguan Leopards
  • Shanghai Sharks
  • Arab Caliphates (based in Dubai, UAE)*
  • Seoul Samsung Thunders
  • San Miguel Beermen
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv BC
  • Hapoel Jerusalem

* - Expansion teams

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2019: Sensing that the walls are closing in, Notre Dame relents and finally joins the ACC in football. It brings the league back up to 15 teams.

I think it's only inevitable. Though the ACC would probably always want to remain an even numbered set of schools, thus creating a bidding war or whatever for another spot.

Yeah and I think the American would die before Louisville rejoins

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CFL, MLB, MLS & NASL, NFL, NBA, College football v1 & v2, FFL, NBL

And finally,

NHL in the end of the 21st Century

Eastern Conference

  • Northeast and Canada Division (NorCan)
    • Buffalo Sabres
    • Boston Bruins
    • Cleveland Barons*
    • Columbus Blue Jackets
    • Detroit Red Wings
    • Hamilton Tigers*
    • Ottawa Senators
    • Montreal Canadiens
    • Quebec Nordiques (relocated from Florida)
    • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Metropolitan Division (Metro)
    • Baltimore Skipjacks*
    • Hartford Whalers*
    • New Jersey Devils
    • New York Islanders
    • New York Rangers
    • Philadelphia Flyers
    • Pittsburgh Penguins
    • Raleigh Hurricanes (changed from Carolina Hurricanes)
    • Rochester Americans*
    • Washington Capitals
  • Midwest and Sunbelt Division (MidSun)
    • Atlanta Thrashers*
    • Charlotte Checkers*
    • Cincinnati Cyclones*
    • Florida Panthers* (Miami market granted new expansion team because of Bettman)
    • Fort Wayne Komets*
    • Indy Fuel*
    • Jacksonville Lizard Kings*
    • Norfolk Admirals*
    • South Carolina Stingrays*
    • Tampa Bay Lightning

Western Conference

  • Central Division
    • Chicago Blackhawks
    • Dallas Stars
    • Kansas City Scouts*
    • Houston Aeros*
    • Memphis River Kings*
    • Minnesota Wild
    • Nashville Predators
    • San Antonio Rampage*
    • St. Louis Blues
    • Winnipeg Jets
  • Northwest Division
    • Alaska Aces*
    • Calgary Flames
    • Colorado Avalanche
    • Edmonton Oilers
    • Idaho Steelheads*
    • Portland Rosebuds*
    • Saskatchewan Blades*
    • Seattle Metropolitans*
    • Spokane Canaries*
    • Vancouver Canucks
  • Southwest Division
    • Anaheim Ducks
    • Arizona Coyotes (team never moved because of Bettman)
    • El Paso Rhinos*
    • Las Vegas Wranglers*
    • Los Angeles Kings
    • Oakland Seals*
    • San Diego Gulls*
    • San Francisco Bulls*
    • San Jose Sharks
    • Utah Grizzlies*
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    • Hamilton Tigers*

Why does everyone always make their Hamilton teams involve Tigers, Cats, or a combination of words involving "-Cats" at the end? Surely there's something else that's got to do with Hamilton.

Hamilton Hammers.

That's actually not too bad.

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That's actually not too bad.

Aye. There could be a great logo/branding in there somewhere. I was inspired because only last week I was there for the gold medal PanAm soccer match - new stadium doesn't have parking, we had to stroll through what could've passed for Detroit.

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My proposed AAA realignment. Many teams switched affiliations in 2015, and got teams further away. Roster changes involving AAA and the MLB happen on the daily, so to cut down travel costs and to get a player on time for the next game is vital. This is what should happen in 2016:

Miami Marlins - Charlotte Knights

Washington Nationals - Durham Bulls

Milwaukee Brewers - Indianapolis Indians

Chicago White Sox - Louisville Bats

Pittsburgh Pirates - Rochester Red Wings

New York Mets - Syracuse Chiefs

All other IL teams fit well with their MLB affiliates.

Arizona Diamondbacks - Albuquerque Isotopes

Minnesota Twins - Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Los Angeles Dodgers - Fresno Grizzlies

Anaheim Angels - Las Vegas 51s

Cincinnati Reds - Nashville Sounds

Tampa Bay Rays - New Orleans Zephyrs

Texas Rangers - Oklahoma City Redhawks (changing the name back to what it was previously)

Oakland Athletics - Reno Aces

Houston Astros - Round Rock Express

Colorado Rockies - Salt Lake Bees

All other PCL teams fit well with their MLB affiliates.

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    • Hamilton Tigers*

Why does everyone always make their Hamilton teams involve Tigers, Cats, or a combination of words involving "-Cats" at the end? Surely there's something else that's got to do with Hamilton.

Hamilton Hammers.

That's actually not too bad.

My friend and I were joking about sports team names one night and decided that if Hamilton ever got an NHL team they should call them the Hamilton Hockey Players. :D

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