Readers, here's your chance to change Monday Morning Quarterback.
I've decided to add between two and five new column items each week for the upcoming season, and probably forever. I've collected your ideas and added a couple of my own, and for the next two weeks, I'm going to put a ballot in this column, and I'd like you to vote for your three choices of what you'd like to read every Monday during the NFL season.
A couple of rules: One vote per e-mail address, please. Simply send an e-mail in the box to the right with your three choices without inventing any new write-in possibilities. On Aug. 18, I will announce in this column your choices for the new sections, which will debut with the first column of the regular season, Sept. 8.
I won't lie to you -- there are a couple of choices here that I like a lot and that I probably will incorporate into the column regardless of the vote. But I commit to you that I will add at least two new segments of MMQB based solely on your vote, so make sure you make your voice heard.
Thanks for submitting so many good ideas. Here are the ones we at SI.com (well, me, mostly) are putting up for the vote:
1. Interior Lineman of the Week. And why he deserves it, to educate you about offensive and defensive line play, which so often goes unnoticed. Either that or something like recognizing the best play or block of Sunday on the offensive line.
2. Reminds Me Of ... Comparing past and present stars who have some similarities to their games -- Don Hutson vs. Marvin Harrison, Otto Graham vs. Tom Brady -- and picking the one I think is better historically.
3. What I Learned This Week About Football That I Didn't Know Last Week.
4. Why I Love Football. An event in a game, or something from the post-game locker room, that reminded me why it's such a great game.
5. The Toughest Thing About Playing the Game. An inside-the-game aspect from one position, illustrating why it's such a tough spot to play. For instance, how does a good running back become a three-down running back, and what's important in learning how to pick up the hot pass-rusher.
6. Hobby of the Week. Chad Brown and his reptile-raising, or Braylon Edwards and his desire to visit every major city in the world, or someone with a classic-car fetish.
7. Behind the Scenes at NBC. What does Bob Costas read? What does Cris Collinsworth eat? What makes Jerome Bettis laugh? I'm with those guys 11 hours each Sunday. I should be able to cull one note from all that time.
8. Player in Another Sport an NFL Guy Really Loves. Excluding Tiger Woods, because everyone would pick him.
9. Good Guy of the Week. Many players spend their off days doing service in the community. I want to tell you about them.
Keep those votes coming for the next few days. Thanks for participating.