We DID discuss it before the league started.
It's in the damn league settings for a reason.
How do you not know we are going to have playoffs? I posted the details of the league BEFORE anyone joined. It was in the yahoo settings BEFORE anyone joined.
We still have monthly prizes - even if you are "out of it" you can still win the month. I don't want to lock teams out of the playoffs (only option - not all teams) when they still have a chance at the weekly and monthly prize.