So yeah. Telling two poor unfortunate teams that "you guys suck so much that we're going to change the rules so that only the one of you who survives gladiatorial combat can get in" is just plain adding insult to injury. Just for that, I hope 12-win Oakland wins tonight and then beats the stuffing out of whichever number-one seed they're supposed to get slaughtered by.
Come on. Say it with me. OAKLAND RULES!! OAKLAND RULES!!