I'm based in New Jersey, so I have to watch a lot of NFC East football. In most recent years, that has made Sunday afternoons and nights extremely entertaining. From Eli Manning guiding the Giants to two Super Bowls, to the debut of Robert Griffin III, to Tony Romo and Michael Vick keeping the Cowboys and Eagles floating in and out of relevance. The NFC East was considered so entertaining that Redskins GM Bruce Allen hyped it up as "the SEC of the NFL" prior to the 2013 season.
This has proved the opposite of prophetic. The NFC East are a combined 7-16 to start the 2013 season, highlighted by the 0-6 New York Giants and no team currently over .500. They're a combined 3-12 in games outside of the division. This is only the SEC of the NFL if you realize that no SEC team could be a single NFL team, either.
Perhaps it's out of proximity, but the Metropolitan Division may turn out to be the NFC East of the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. As of this writing, the division is 7-19-4 in games against teams from the other three divisions. They have, between the eight clubs (Carolina, Columbus, New Jersey, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington) one victory over a team from another division that made the postseason in 2012-13 (Los Angeles). The rest of their wins have come against Buffalo, Phoenix, Florida, Tampa Bay and Calgary.no comments