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Denver Broncos 2014 Chinese Year of the Horse Super Bowl image (1024 x 1024)

Denver Broncos 2014 Chinese Year of the Horse Super Bowl image (1024 x 1024)

Happy Chinese New Year everybody!

Or Happy Asian New Year if you prefer!

It is the year of the Horse, Wooden Horse if you want to be more specific. Below are some predictions for the Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse that will cover most of the 2014 Roman calendar year. That’s aside from the Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl in a few days, of course, with the team symbol being that of a horse. :-)

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In North American football, the extra point is a single point short kick after a 6 point touchdown to give the full 7 point value a touchdown can give a team. The full 7 points also makes the touchdown more valuable than two field goals, at 3 points each, in not only concept but also score. Otherwise, the extra point is also a second chance to cheer loudly for the touchdown just scored if it were your team to have done so.

Once upon a time, the extra point used to require an actual effort so it was not a sure thing by any means. However, these days, it has a success rate of over 99% according to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. It has become too easy for the players playing to execute it that it not only becomes boring, it’s also a waste of time. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King feels the same way about it, calling it “the biggest waste of time in sports”. Nothing in sports should be that automatic, basically. What kind of competition is there if the outcome was the same more than 99% of the time?

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My Extroversion Resolution

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2014 will bring you much joy and prosperity!

As usual, I have a slate of resolutions to aim for in a continual effort to improve myself and my life. Instead of blogging them all at once, though, I thought I would just blog one at a time every now and then. If anyone were inspired to do the same thing, there are no rules to say they can’t take it up part way through the year, so there is no need to blog all my resolutions at once. Besides, it would be a very long post because I don’t just have statement sort of resolutions, I have plans to help make them happen. I also have indicators to track their progress and success. That’s how resolutions should be done if people wanted a better chance of making them happen. It’s all in the details! Finally, some support others so not all are stand alone resolutions, either.

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That’s more and less, not more or less, and this is how I’ll do it.

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GISHWHES, or The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen!, is a global community of individuals (94 countries and growing!) that “gather” online once a year, form international teams, and then go out into the real world and create “art” the likes of which the world has never seen.

One of the things that come from this is people reaching out to other people. New friendships, or just Facebook friendships, are born as a result. I think they should award a point for every one new friend made. Cap it at something like 50 and have people document it somehow. It’s not a lot of points, and probably hardly even worth the effort. However, it’s an easy 50 points and the true value lies in reiterating to people that they just made 50 new friends because of the contest!

There might be a Guiness World Record in there somewhere, too, I’d bet, if the documentation is done reasonably well enough. Helps earn and validate the points.

Don’t you think that’s worth the 50 points?

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