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Some Pro Sports Realignment Thoughts

Frank The Tank’s Slant is a blog I started following when the Big Ten announced they were exploring expansion, and for awhile the college football world was on the edge of Superconference Apocalypse.

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He has a lot of great posts, and his most recent one is no exception, as he discusses realignment among the four major professional sports leagues.

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He mentions all four of Minnesota’s teams in realignment scenarios, and he brings up good points for all of them.

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The Brewers were eager to jump to the National League, because by moving to the NL Central, they get big home crowds when the Cardinals and Cubs come to town, as opposed to the Twins and White Sox, teams with much less of a national following.

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He sees the Minnesota Legislature actually having the political will to get the stadium passed for the Vikings, and either Jacksonville or or the Raiders moving to L.A.

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For the NHL, he’d keep the Wild in the Western Conference, but switch them to the Central Division, which would reunite them with long time rivals St. Louis, Chicago, and Detroit from the old Smythe Conference, Norris Division days.

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The Timberwolves would remain unchanged, but teams within their division would swap.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.