Caught up in the drama of the season and the NFL’s decision to keep the Colts away from home, it’s difficult to explain the rationale behind this bizarre decision.
It is a case of what the commissioner, Roger Goodell, has called “the most serious possible violation of the rules of the game” and “an affront to the sanctity of the NFL.”
The league says the Colts’ home games will now be on the road.
It’s a tough argument to make, but it’s a powerful one.
If the Colts played on the east coast, it would be the second time in league history that the Colts have been excluded from home stadiums.
In 2003, the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints were forced to move to the Meadowlands after being denied access to their home games.
The teams would later play at the Coliseum in San Francisco.
It didn’t help the Giants that they played a week later, at the new Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
And in the first two games, the team played its final home game at Candlestick Park, which was located on the same site as the Giants stadium.
The Colts have a long and storied history playing at home.
Before they were an NFL franchise, they played at the Oakland Coliseum from 1960 to 1963, in the mid-1950s and 1962, and at the University of Cincinnati stadium from 1963 to 1974.
In addition to the Colts, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins were the only other teams to play their home regular-season games at home before the NFL went the route of a network.
This time, the Colts will be the only team without a home game on the west coast.
The league is saying that the decision was taken to protect the sanctities of the stadium and the league’s “public image” as it strives to remain competitive in the increasingly competitive NFL.
The NFL says that the league had no choice in the matter.
The commissioner has said that the NFL cannot allow itself to be defined by a one-off or a one day event that is never repeated.
It doesn’t matter if it’s the Colts in Cincinnati, the Giants in Oakland, the Browns in Cleveland, or the Falcons in Atlanta.
The only way the NFL can protect itself from negative publicity and fan backlash is if it can’t play at home, the league says.
The decision to play on the West Coast was announced on Thursday, as the Colts prepare to face the New England Patriots in Week 4.
Colts owner Jim Irsay had called for the team to move and that the team was “the poster child for the NFL” for its lack of a home facility.
He said the decision to move was based on “a perception of a lack of interest in the game, a lack and a refusal to do business.”
The NFL has always played in the West.
In 2001, the Raiders, who were owned by the New Jersey Devils, moved from their home in Carson, Calif., to Oakland and relocated to San Francisco for the 2003 season.
The Raiders had played three home games at Levi’s Stadium and three at Candler Field.
The next year, the Chargers moved from San Diego to Los Angeles for a new stadium and in 2004, the Vikings played two games at TCF Bank Stadium.
This past season, the 49ers were forced out of San Francisco due to a $3.7 billion renovation project.
The 49ers also had a home against the Seahawks last year, and they have been unable to play a home playoff game at Levi the last two seasons.
The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that the 49er owners were in talks with the team about moving to Santa Clara, Calif.
The team is still in negotiations with the league.
The Indianapolis Colts, who have played in Indianapolis for a dozen years, have been one of the few NFL teams that has not played at home in a decade.
They moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and are one of only three teams to have played two home games a year since 2001.
The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2018.
The move to a new facility is a big part of the Colts plans.
Owner Jim Irissey has said the team has not been averse to playing on the East Coast, but has not wanted to spend too much money on the stadium.
He is the largest single investor in the team.
He wants to make the team a playoff contender and said the league will “never let us play in a place where we feel the atmosphere is unsafe.”
The team has also been in discussions with the NFL about moving a team to San Diego for the 2019 season.
But a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Chargers and 49ers have been the only teams who have contacted the league about a potential move.
The Chargers have been in talks for several years about moving and the 49 ofers have shown a willingness to play at Qualcomm Stadium.
The stadium is expected