I've never been a fan of in season rule changes. I agree, the rules were well known and in place, there is no cause to change this. If the others simply don't understand or are in collusion, I cant say. Common sense says you don't change it though. In my league, we used to have a tie breaker system as well, until that one time.. We had a tie game, where EVERYTHING was a tie. Our tiebreakers in oder were: Bench RB, Bench WR, Bench. When I set this up, I never thought it would go that far, well it did. All layers kept it tied. The site I use as a "fail safe" also added "home" team as a tie breaker, and yep the "home" team got the win. I and most of the league threw the bullsh** flag on this, but in the end the rules are the rules, the tie stood. We have since decided to not break tie's. The only tie we will break is in the playoffs, and then we simply made it be the higher seed. Not the best system, but it's a known system that we all adhere to.