The Salmon League has been growing by leaps and bounds for years. This has been especially true in the past two seasons as the league has expanded from ten teams in 2009, to twelve teams in 2010 and now, in 2011, the league will add two expansion teams bringing the total to an all-time high of fourteen teams.
As such, the votes cast during the winter amendments decreed that the league will split into two divisions for the 2011 season and beyond.
The two divisions figure to be fiercely competitive from top to bottom, well, maybe more like top to almost bottom.
The alignment decisions involved a number of factors including: recent history, power rankings as determined by the Commissioner’s Office, the franchise power rankings as voted on by the twelve standing team owners and a bit of input from fellow owners throughout the offseason in an attempt to determine the most balanced splits.
As such, it with great pride that I announce the two divisions—named for the two primary species of Salmon—the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions.
Let the inevitable debate begin…