FWIW, It's too bad this was miscommunicated. I like the idea of wildcard teams making it with the best showing during conferences. Seems like a good way to keep everyone interested, even if they sucked at the beginning and fell way behind. Oh well.
I know, I was thinking the same thing. Shit. I'm thinking about offering one out anyways as a bit of a compromise, I was going to run it by you guys.