does anyone else have trouble remembering the AFC South?
...or "Bungles" for Bengals
...or "Donkeys" for Broncos
...or "Lambs" for Rams
Opposing fans can come up with some pretty funny alternate nicknames for their rivals.
After the 1970 merger, the Colts were 1 of 3 NFL teams to join the former AFL teams in comprising the new AFC, and they were placed in the AFC East. When they moved to Indianapolis, they simply remained in the same division. With the addition of the Houston Texans in 2002, the NFL needed to re-align from 6 divisions to 8, each consisting of 4 teams.
The NFL relied upon a mix of geography & preservation of certain rivalries to determine who landed where. While Miami may have seemed like the logical choice to move to the South Division, they had deeper ties to the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots & New York Jets than the Colts did, as all but the Colts were in the old AFL together, and all had been in their current cities much longer than the Colts.
Redskins took the L yesterday. :(
Yes I left the 'i' out of the word.