Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by 363839, Aug 8, 2007.
No west coast swings.
Plus we are home a lot in December.
But we do have some tough road games.
Yes East valley slides.
There is always next year...
Yep, just wait 'til '08 (hey, that rhymed):
The Pats will travel to:
That's insane. If Los Angeles had a team we'd probably be going there as well.
I can hardly wait for this one.
Three of 'em are driveable from SoCal so I hope to hit all four. We are overdue for the Pats to come out this way but I do realize that its not good for the team.
OMG. That is a tough schedule but are you sure all those are road games?
Championship tour next year takes us to nice Cali weather (gotta look at the bright side).
(Although you could figure it out anyway. The Pats played the Chargers and Raiders at home in 2005, and the Seahawks and 49ers at home in 2004.)
Ok they are 4 west coast teams, 2 from each conference. Ouch.
That 's gonna make it tough for us to win 2 straigh...
Nevermind. I don't want to provoke the karma gods.
They should play one of those games in London.
I'd have check around but I'm pretty sure that's the first time an East Coast team has had to play 4 on the West Coast. The Jesters have to do the same thing next year.
When they set the current schedule scheme in motion before the 2002 season (when the NFL expanded to 32 teams), to determine home and away teams in round robin play between the various divisions, they simply divided each division ALPHABETICALLY.
I'm serious. Check out and compare the Pats and Jets schedules, the two teams at the bottom of the AFC East alphabetically. You will see that they always play the same teams that they have in common in the schedule on the road or at home. The same is true of Buffalo and Miami, who will always play the common opponents opposite of the Pats and Jets (i.e. if the Pats/Jets play team A at home, Buff/Miami plays them away).
Take any division in the entire league and divide them per the top and bottom two alphabetically, and the same is true in every case (you need to expand St.Louis to Saint Louis, which I don't think is a stretch).
It's too bad they didn't consider that this grouped each pair of the West Coast teams all in the bottom half of their respective division. They might have given some more consideration to geography.
It will be OK..if the schedule makers do not put two of those back to back...but in that case..might they stay out there?? Hmmm...The SD and Seattle games will be interesting...a bit hard..maybe even Frisco if they are on the rise. Oakland is tough there..didn't the Pats lose last time? 02??
Baltimore has to play three on the west this year, SD, Seattle and SF.
I would think that it would be better if the games were back to back because there would be less travel time. I think there's a good chance of that...or hope.
To answer your question about Oakland..Yes, they did lose there in 02. I remember cause I lost $20.00.
And we have a 5th road game which isn't a walk in the park either... @ AFC South which in all probability means @ Indy.
I was at that game as well. We were up in the cheap seats and I was doing my best not to openly cheer for the Pats so as not to draw any attention to myself from the guys dressed like Road Warrior sitting a couple rows behind me.
When the Pats scored their first touchdown I instinctively began to stand up to cheer before remembering where I was. In the process of halting my celebration the full beer I was holding popped out of my hand and landed right in the lap of the guy sitting in front of me. As he turned around to kill whatever idiot had just ruined his day, i too turned around and faked wiping myself off. "F***ing jerks" i said and pointed to the Mad Max guys. The guy I just douched looked up at the guys in costume and thought better of pursuing the matter further.
Stupid Raider Fans.
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