It is a not entirely secret fact that 90% of internet users are strictly consumers (readers) of content, and of the 10% who generate content, only 10% of them (that's 1% for you non-quants) actually write original content.
So what does that have to do with you? Well, everything. We here at MMM know that lots of folks come by the site, and some of them occasionally comment, but most just read. We were trying to think of a way to foster a more interactive, community feel to the site, and we have just the contest for you.
When: Next Friday is the deadline - on March 8th at 11:59pm (EST) the contest will close - right now we have five entries by two contestants, so the field is wide open.
Who: Absolutely anyone who isn't already a writer for Mid-Major Madness
What: Fan Posts - It can generally be about anything, like a rant about why you love or hate a certain team, or a certain team's home arena, or a profile of a player you happen to know more about than the rest of us. All we really ask is that it be somehow connected and related to one of the 347 teams we cover. That shouldn't be too hard, right?
Why: Simple, really. The winner of it all will receive a $25 gift card to just about anywhere he or she pleases (within the bounds of common decency).
How: Once submissions are completed, the editors here (Ben and myself) will whittle the results down to a top three (or five, or ten). The finalists will be determined by you, the audience of commenters and posters - if you want to vote for a fanpost as a finalist, simply do so in the comments.
We will repeat that process as necessary until we have a final three, and then Ben and I will very UN-democratically choose the victor.
So what are you waiting for?! Tell us about an interesting experience you have had as a mid-major fan, or why you love/hate team/coach/player X, or how Tony Mitchell is having his NBA Draft stock crushed by injuries to his guards (just kidding. Let us handle that personal vendetta).
Again, submissions can be entered anytime over the next month, and have no length or topic restrictions as long as the content somehow relates back to one of the nearly 350 teams we try to cover here.
Good luck to those who dare!