The differences between the East coast and the West coast are many. But what about those who travel between the two coasts? And then engage in athletic competitions?
Well, traveling from East to West isn't so bad because of the extra hours one gets from time zones. but sports teams traveling from the West coast to the East coast lose extra hours, which can throw off their circadian rhythm. It is well known that people perform their best athleticaly in the afternoon. Traveling from West to East may make an early afternoon game feel like a morning game.
Throw in the jet lag from a red eye flight and it becomes very tough to play as hard and well as one is capable of playing.