I have always like the weekly Mods Pick'em, and I appreciate WABillsfan taking the time and effort to put it together every week. When it first started, the Mods Pick'em was much more popular and generated a lot more comments. The comments this year have been few and far between, even by the Mods making the picks. The lack of interest has made me wonder if it is worth keeping this series going. I have a few ideas on how to make it more interesting. Or, maybe you would rather just kill it altogether? A poll to gauge reader opinion is after the jump.
I think one of the biggest reasons we don't see many comments is that many of our top Mods are missing from this series.....yes, Brian, Matt, Der Jaeger, sireric....I'm talking to you guys. I know you are busy and work hard to give us tons of great content. But given your knowledge of the teams in NFL, would it really take you more than 10-15 minutes to make these picks? Personally, I would rather you cut one article a week and participate in the Mods Pick'em. I think we have the room to add you guys, but if the total number of Mods in this series is an issue, I would be willing to give my spot to one of you and continue to post my picks in the comments section.
Next idea. I'm guessing that just listing who picked which teams isn't very interesting to the majority of our readers. And, it doesn't lead to much debate or discussion. I suggest requiring the Mods to include with their picks a minimum of three reason per game why they picked the team they did. That would give us something to debate and would be much more interesting, IMHO.
Finally, how about we add elimination picks to this series? For those of you who don't know how that works. Each week, you pick one team as your lock to win. You can only use a team once. If your pick loses, you are eliminated. Last man standing wins, and then we start over.
So what do you think? Vote in the poll and leave your comments below. And, don't forget to "rec" this if you want to keep it from getting buried long enough to get a significant number of votes.