Well, not really. But as the doldrum days of the summer hit, where we're almost at the end of minicamps and OTAs and still waiting for the beginning of training camp, we do have a slow news cycle where ideas like Chris Burke's Fanhouse piece about NFL realignment can blossom:â†µ
In terms of slotting teams geographically, this plan does a better job than Plan No. 1, simply because of the Dallas move. You would sacrifice the Cowboys' old rivalries, but create some solid new ones in Arizona, Houston and New Orleans -- all in relatively close proximity to Dallas, even if the Arizona-to-New Orleans road trip (and vice versa) would be lengthy.â†µ
Geography is a considerable factor in all of these realignment scenarios, which is a terrific thing for the Texans as it usually takes Indianapolis out of their division. In fact, that alone might be worth the lobbying costs for Gary Kubiak and company. I would love to have the Texans finagle their way into a division with the Cowboys. If not for the virtually guaranteed sellout no matter how bad either team is down the road, then for the sake of bringing up to loudmouthed Cowboys fans the fact that they let an expansion team beat them in its first game.