The Arizona Cardinals have been victims of circumstance for years.
When they moved out west, they were not a good team, they were in the NFC East so at least three times a year they were flying out east and 99% of the time it was going to be an early kickoff.
No one wanted to watch the Cardinals on the national game.
While things have certainly gotten better over the years and the Cardinals reside in the NFC West now, they still seem to draw an unusual amount of early (for Arizona) east coast games.
Well, enough is enough, the Cardinals, along with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers have proposed a rule that would not allow that anymore than three times a year.
And here's an interesting new bylaw that'll be voted on ... "No team will be scheduled to play more than three away games with a scheduled kickoff time prior to 1:00 p.m. in the time zone of their home stadium (w/o consent)."— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 20, 2018
As you might imagine, this one came from the West Coast. A joint proposal from the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals. https://t.co/wfXCMOuDIN— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 20, 2018
I would imagine if this passes it would present a logistical nightmare for the NFL scheduling department, which means it likely will have a tough time passing.
However, it makes sense that if they worked hard enough, they could find a way to keep west coast teams from having to play 5-6 games a season on an east coast schedule.
What do you think? Does it have a chance to pass?