I've come to the conclusion that the rules of my league are horrible. I've never played in a money league in football, and actually haven't played at all for 5 years until now - so I don't know if this is common place or if my league just sucks.
We have 12 teams, 3 divisions. Top 3 in each division make it as does a wildcard which is awarded to the 2nd place finisher with the best record of course.
This is our last week of the regular season. I have the best record in the league up until this point, at 9-4. However, there are quite a few others at 8-5. If I lose this week, I finish NO WORSE than tied for the best record in the regular season but I CANT make the playoffs. This is due to the fact that my division contains most of the other 8-5 teams and I naturally have the worst division record among us.
Why couldn't it just be top 4 teams, tie breaker goes to the team with the most points. Then I'd be guaranteed a playoff spot now (and at least a cut of the pot).
In any event, if simply just win, I'm the #1 seed. Boo yahh.