Wallyhorse, on 18 December 2012 - 01:37 AM, said:
As I would do it, there would be at least two bye weeks for each team, with one of those bye weeks being the Sunday preceding a Thursday game. You probably would see everyone go to three bye weeks, with where if a US team has to play both teams (London and Manchester) in England on the road in a season for instance, those are on back-to-back weeks with the US staying in England for the week between those games with a bye week before and possibly after that as well. Also, games in England, Canada and Mexico would be exempt from the normal no-Friday-or-Saturday rules, especially those that involve two non-US teams.
As for San Antonio, the NBA has teams in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and has had such for over three decades (since 1980 when the Mavericks came into the NBA). Adding a San Antonio team might very well trigger the once-unthinkable, that being a breakup of the NFC East as we've known it with all three Texas teams plus New Orleans and Arizona in a new NFC Southwest division while the two England teams (London and Manchester) would join the Giants, Eagles and Redskins in a new NFC East (set up that way with both England teams playing their US NFC East counterparts over three straight weeks when they are in the US and vice versa for the US NFC East teams in England, staying on the visiting continent in each case).
Actually, San Antonio would be slotted into the NFC East to give the Cowboys something they don't have now - a natural geographical rival. If the other of the first two expansion teams is Los Angeles, they go in the NFC West and the Seahawks return to the AFC West, which their owner never wanted to leave in the first place (he cast the lone vote against the 2002 realignment)