Hey, I'm a Yahoo League Champ too!!! It pays to win the Marshall Faulk sweepstake, as he pretty much single handedly won the playoffs for me (I was only 9-5 in the season).
BTW, I disagree with your "Strahan play was PURE class" statement. There is nothing classy about tanking plays, for any reason. Why does Strahan deserve the record more than anybody else? Just because he was close to the record? Mark G. EARNED every one of his 22 sacks. Is it fair to him?
They should change the ruling at that play. It was NOT a sack. Really Farve just took a knee, or the equivalent of.
I'm not going to complain about the integrity of the sack record or anything like that, but if Brett is going to give the guy a gift sack, he could have at least had the decency to take a nice hit for hit. Strahan wouldn't have speared him or anything. But it just looks awful when he just sort of falls on his ass suddenly and Strahan just lays a hand on him. I did like what one columnist pointed out though, and that's the idea that Favre's offensive line would have a right to be somewhat pissed about the whole thing, since it seemed like they were really pumped at the idea of stopping Strahan from getting the record, and Brett unilaterally decided to give that to him.
Good point about Mark, I had forgotten about that. You could probably make a good case that his record should have been taken away (though I have a feeling if we really knew who was using steroids, a lot of records would be called in question).
But two wrongs don't make a right. And what Farve did was not fair to the integrity of the game, and not fair to Strahan, and not fair to his own teammates. Like spf said, he could have least made it look good, so there would be some doubt. It was like he wanted everyone to KNOW he was just giving away a sack. That is a selfish move in itself.
Now in reality, the NFL can't do anything about it. But still, if I was Strahan, I would be pissed at Farve.
The BCS addressed your second scenario with the addition of this rule last year: Basically, if there aren't enough eligible teams, then the cut-off gets pushed down in blocks of four until enough eligible teams are found (translation: