By Kurtis Hanni
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, things have changed. This year at Pigskin Pick Six a decision was made to move the game from an email based game to a website based game. Why you ask? Many reasons, but lets start with a story.
Pigskin Pick Six was started in 2006 by John Stovall. It started as a cozy group of 25 friends playing the game we still play today. Sure, scoring was a little different and it might have been a bit easier to win a week(or the whole thing), but the essence is the same: college football fans having fun with a new way to follow the sport they
loved. While the group grew to over 200 people in 2012, the charm was still there. For those who have been around for a couple years, you have seen the maturation in the game. Originally, the picks were made via sending spreadsheets to John (and his team of volunteers) to manually enter the data to a master sheet, then updated to the leaderboard. In 2012, for the first time, an effort was made to automate much of the process. For each volunteer, manual entry was taking at least one full evening a week to complete. This meant more delays in getting the leaderboard out and more possibilities of error. With automation, much of that has been improved. With the implementation of this website, we hope to achieve a few things: