As Kevin, PackApologist, and others have lamented, we're approaching the slowest period of the Packers calendar. Coaches and players vanish, and there really is nothing to discuss. After OTA's and minicamp, we're left with little to discuss.
I'd like to change that by doing a FanPost Tournament, where 16 willing participants on this site do a "March Madness-style" tournament. If we get some crazy high number of participants, we could expand it to 32 teams, and either start a week earlier or end a week later.
Here's how the tournament would work:
- The fans selected for the tournament would be on first come, first served basis.
- Each player would have Monday-Thursday to post on that round's topic. They would post it in the comment section. If scheduling is an issue (vacation, work, chores, etc.), participants may submit their post earlier on the previous round's thread and hope they got voted to the next round.
- Each round's winner(s) would be determined by voting. Each APC member will vote which post is better for each pairing. ("Better" is a highly subjective term, and is up to each voter to determine.)
- The voting would be conducted Friday-Sunday, simply by giving a post a "Rec". In the unlikely event of a tie, I'll ask Kevin to select the winner.
- The winner gets the imaginary APC MVP Award and bragging rights for an entire year.
Here's what the schedule would look like:
June 15: Deadline to sign up. Seeding of competitors completed.
June 22: Sweet Sixteen. Topic: "If I were the NFL Commissioner, here are three things I would change."
June 29: Elite Eight. Topic: "If I could overrule the NFL Competition Committee, here are three things I would change."
July 6: Final Four. Topic: "X's & O's: Here are three things I would've done differently from last year's coaching strategies."
July 13: Championship. Topic: "Here's why the Packers are special to me."
July 20: The Champion is crowned!
So who's in? If you would like to be added to the Off-Season FanPost Tournament, please comment below! Thanks!