Thursday, 17 November 2016

American sports and geography fails

Can somebody please help me out?

Sports league operators in this great country of ours don't apparently know their compass directions.

Dallas is in the West for every sport but in the East for the NFL.

Chicago is East for MLS and NBA but West for NHL, Central in MLB and North for NFL.

Minnesota is NFL North, MLB Central, NHL West and MLS West.

Memphis is the furthest easterly of the NBA's Western Conference whereas Milwaukee is the furthest west in the Eastern. Call me a bias Grizz fan, but that doesn't seem fair.

Not that they are alone in that last respect...People here don't know whether they are Midwest, North, Red River Valley, Upper Midwest or just plain Minnesotan/North Dakotan.

I'm just gonna leave this here. It might even be better off on my soccer-driven Wanderer blog