Realignment is hot at NFL meeting

November 01, 1994

NFL team owners converged in Chicago today to begin tackling one of pro football's most contentious issues: realignment.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has said for years that the league's geographically illogical divisions -- where Dallas is east and Atlanta is west -- should be cleaned up when its two newest teams are added.

But after months of study and arm-twisting, many observers predict the league will be unable to get the necessary three-quarters vote (21 votes) for a radical reshuffling and simply will slot the expansion teams into the existing structure.

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