For the second game in a row, the league has changed the time for a Dolphins road game.
It might not be a big deal on paper, but the unfairness of it all compounds when you consider that this stuff never happens to other teams.
Logistics are a vital part of planning your week. Knowing your set schedule in advance–which allows you to you plan practice and travel times–is hugely vital in the NFL. Each year I report on the schedule when it’s released, and I always mention how ridiculously long it takes the NFL to schedule 16 games. (MLB, by comparison, has 162 games to schedule x 30 teams, and they release the schedule soon after the World Series ends).
So…after all that time…after 5 months of planning the schedule, the mighty NFL STILL can’t get it right.
Fine, I understand that there aren’t enough afternoon games this week. But that brings up 2 points. First, you knew this 5 months ago! Schedule the game for 4:25 five months ago. Second, why oick on the Dolphins? Again! Same thing as last week.
Believe me, a home team is NOT inconvenienced by getting to stay home and practice or relax for an additional 3 hours. But the visiting team has to book all new travel arrangements and the their stadium walk-throughs organized. This is yet another schedule quirk that the Dolphins have to endure,,,and yet another issue that Stephen Ross won’t even notice, let alone complain to the league about.
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