omphalos \OM-fuh-luhs\ , noun:
1. The central point.
2. The navel; umbilicus.
3. Greek Antiquity. A stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth.
"Making sure 2011 doesn't happen again" is a curious omphalos for playoff proponents since a playoff almost certainly guarantees something like 2011 will happen again.