I’m starting to get some questions about the Mumme Poll, both at the site and in e-mails, so I thought I’d take a moment and address them in a quick post.
- First off, yes, I plan on hosting the Mumme Poll again this year. I thought the format proved successful last season, so I won’t tinker with it this year.
- No, you don’t have to be a blogger to participate (although bloggers are certainly welcome). And, no, if you weren’t a voter last year, it doesn’t mean you can’t come on board this year. If you’re a knowledgeable, interested football fan, you’re eligible. That should include everyone who drops by GTP on a regular basis. Except for the Russian spammers, of course.
- I am looking for a greater pool of participants than we had last year. We started in the sixties and wound up with about half that at season’s end. I’d like to get the voting pool up to around 100. And I’d like it to stay there, so I’m looking for folks who will be motivated to stick around all season.
- I would really, really like more geographic diversity than we had the first go around. While I didn’t see much evidence of Georgia bias in the voting, I still think it’s healthier to get perspectives from outside of the school, the conference and the region.
- The first official vote won’t take place until after the games of week six, with a practice vote after the games of week five, so you’ll have until then to decide to hop on board.
If you’ve got any questions, comments or suggestions, let me know.