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Texans_Chick
10-18-2012, 01:49 AM
P&G and the NFL have a website called "Fan-cestry" where they are asking questions about fan histories and giving you a result.

I'm one of 16 sports and/or mommy bloggers asked to get people to sign up for it. If I get the most people to sign up using my specific url, I win two tickets to the SB.

And if I win, 2 of my participants win too. Win-win. It would be good for Houston folks to win.

I'm going to NOLA anyway. I rented a place in July. You know. Because NOLA is fun and well, if my team... well.

In any event, I need people to sign up using this specific url:

http://www.fan-cestry.com/?utm_source=utm_source%3Dstephstradley&utm_medium=utm_medium%3Dtexanschick&utm_campaign=utm_campaign%3DFan-cestry

One you cast your vote, that url will change into your profile due to your computer's cookies, I think.

But I only get credit for signups using that, and I think it requires everyone that does it to use a Facebook sign up.

So I ask all of y'all to take 5 minutes to answer their questions, and then cut and paste this link to Facebook friends and beg them to do it.

I think I have as good a shot as any. Half the bloggers are mommy bloggers. A bunch of the other ones are from the northeast and may cancel each other out. Here's the blog post I wrote about it (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/10/please-share-your-fan-cestry-and-maybe-we-can-win-super-bowl-tickets/).

Thanks for whatever help you can give me and sharing it with other groups of friends.

-Steph

:texans chick:

LondonTex
10-18-2012, 04:23 AM
done! I couldn't sign up for a chance to win SB tickets as I'm from outside of the States but I hope you win! If you do, take plenty of good pics, especially of the Texans lifting the SB ;)

:goodluck:

Craig.
10-18-2012, 07:41 AM
Done

Texans_Chick
10-18-2012, 07:51 AM
If you sign up, and you mentioned you did here, I repay you with uh, rep points! :kitten:

Forgot to mention, I need signups FAST.

Contest ends for me Monday, 11:00 pm central.

Seņor Stan
10-18-2012, 08:13 AM
signed up

NitroGSXR
10-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Done! Knock 'em dead in Nawlins!

Texan_Bill
10-18-2012, 09:27 AM
P&G and the NFL have a website called "Fan-cestry" where they are asking questions about fan histories and giving you a result.

-Steph

:texans chick:

There is a special website for Tinnbred fans. It's called "In-cestry". They ask questions about family history which is ironic since most Tinnbred fan's family trees have no branches.

Sorry, I digress. Heading there now Steph.

*EDIT*

Done.

Texans_Chick
10-18-2012, 10:29 AM
There is a special website for Tinnbred fans. It's called "In-cestry". They ask questions about family history which is ironic since most Tinnbred fan's family trees have no branches.

Sorry, I digress. Heading there now Steph.

*EDIT*

Done.


HA!!!!! Actually almost choked on my coffee. Thanks for doing this and for making this fun. I'd love for four fans of our team to get tickets.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
10-18-2012, 10:47 AM
Done.

gtexan02
10-18-2012, 10:47 AM
Is it possible to sign up without facebook?

Texans_Chick
10-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Is it possible to sign up without facebook?

I'm not sure. I'm on FB so I didn't know if it was automatically detecting it on my computer.

I was told there was another way to sign up other than FB but it didn't look like it when I tried.

I use FB because if you do journo sort of stuff you sort of have to, but nowadays, so much stuff is requiring FB log-ins. I figure you can always share as much or as little as you want, but that online privacy is sort of a unicorn these days. I've pretty much given up.

Exascor
10-18-2012, 04:13 PM
I saw your post on the Chron and signed up without Facebook. Click Cancel when the sign up with Facebook page comes up.

Texans_Chick
10-18-2012, 04:54 PM
I saw your post on the Chron and signed up without Facebook. Click Cancel when the sign up with Facebook page comes up.

AWESOME!!! I will add that to my post. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

GlassHalfFull
10-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Signed up. Good luck to you.

drs23
10-18-2012, 05:11 PM
Done deal Steph. When will my tickets be here? :D

76Texan
10-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Done and good luck, Steph!

Double Barrel
10-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Done. :howdy:

Khari
10-18-2012, 07:18 PM
so i got to a profile page that has my facebook picture...is that all or is there something else i'm supposed to do :thinking:

Grams
10-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Done - Good Luck Steph!!!!

gtexan02
10-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Im in!

Playoffs
10-18-2012, 10:12 PM
So no Facebook, no help to you?

Texans_Chick
10-19-2012, 11:09 AM
So no Facebook, no help to you?

This is how you can help if you have no Facebook.

Go to this link: http://www.fan-cestry.com/?utm_source=utm_source%3Dstephstradley&utm_medium=utm_medium%3Dtexanschick&utm_campaign=utm_campaign%3DFan-cestry

Sign up. It only shows a Facebook signup, but if you try to hit cancel, it will give you an option for a regular sign up.

Send an email to your friends to sign up. You can either send just the link above, or you can send the easily shareable blog post I wrote about it:

http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/10/please-share-your-fan-cestry-and-maybe-we-can-win-super-bowl-tickets/

On other message boards? Lots of NFL fans out there who want free SB tickets. Share it with them.

On Twitter? Ask people/athletes with a lot of followers to help you spread the word about this. If you get someone to do it, let me know here.

Work someplace cool? Ask your co-workers, friends to help out. One of my friends got everybody from her office to sign up.

The last day is Monday at midnight ET. So the good news is that this is a relatively short contest. But we need to get on this quick.

Any body else have ideas? My web connectivity is so bad at Reliant, I can't set up shop in the tailgates.

What I've learned in the world is that it is not easy to ask for help but that people are often cool and want to help when asked. And this is a relatively easy ask it because takes 5 minutes and could result in SB tix.

Texans_Chick
10-19-2012, 11:13 AM
so i got to a profile page that has my facebook picture...is that all or is there something else i'm supposed to do :thinking:

That doesn't sound right.

If you click on the unique link: http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/10/please-share-your-fan-cestry-and-maybe-we-can-win-super-bowl-tickets/

You should get a page that introduces Fancestry and has a page of all the teams.

Then sign in. You have a choice between FB signin or cancel, but if you hit cancel you get a regular sign in.

They have a rules page thingy. Agree.

Then you answer a bunch of questions.

Then they give you a profile.

/from memory.

gtexan02
10-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Just curious, what is fancestry supposed to do in the future? I see it labels me as a certain type of fan, but after that, what is its purpose?

Playoffs
10-19-2012, 11:44 AM
This is how you can help if you have no Facebook...Done!

bigbrewster2000
10-19-2012, 12:15 PM
Got you covered TC

texanmojo
10-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Done

NastyNate
10-19-2012, 06:47 PM
Done, can't wait for all the new junk mail and telemarketer calls to come pouring in!

Joe Texan
10-20-2012, 02:23 AM
I sent out a bunch of emails

Lucky
10-20-2012, 08:11 AM
I sent out a bunch of emails
I did, also. With the stipulation that if they win the tickets they have to take me. I don't think it's too much to ask in life to be there when your team is in the Super Bowl. Despite the poor game last Sunday, I still think this is our year.

NitroGSXR
10-20-2012, 09:02 AM
If you sign up, and you mentioned you did here, I repay you with uh, rep points! :kitten:

Your payment is now past due. Please remit ASAP. Thank you.

Texans_Chick
10-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Just curious, what is fancestry supposed to do in the future? I see it labels me as a certain type of fan, but after that, what is its purpose?

I'm not exactly sure.

I know that the Take it to the House P&G page often has other NFL-focused fan giveaways, ones where there's not so many participants that you have no chance.

Will say that the last time I participated in the P&G NFL stuff, I didn't notice an uptick in mail/spam so I wouldn't expect that. But obviously I can't guarantee.

TexanBacker93
10-20-2012, 09:30 AM
Done. A Super Bowl in the Big Easy with the Texans representing us. It won't get much better.

dinkatoid
10-20-2012, 11:07 AM
Signed up. My timeline looks funny since there is nothing from when I was born until the Texans were formed.

Texans_Chick
10-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Signed up. My timeline looks funny since there is nothing from when I was born until the Texans were formed.

Yeah. It's sort of sad.

Also, it doesn't include all three colors for the Texans.

AnthonyE
10-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Signed up. My timeline looks funny since there is nothing from when I was born until the Texans were formed.

I think its funny how they can't use player's names.

I signed up, good luck TC!

dinkatoid
10-20-2012, 07:20 PM
I think its funny how they can't use player's names.

I signed up, good luck TC!

Haha, ya, that is pretty sad. I didn't think twice about that at first - I looked it at kinda like a quiz. I kept thinking they were going to test me to see how much I knew from the early years to prove I was a fan since then...

Texans_Chick
10-21-2012, 11:52 PM
Thanks to all of you who are participating. Contest ends Monday at Midnight.

Every bit helps.

LondonTex
10-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Hope you're getting tons of help ...all the best with this :logo:

Dutchrudder
10-22-2012, 11:08 AM
I signed up, but I gotta say this site looks pretty lame... Those questions were ridiculous, and most of the answers didn't align with what came to mind. Good luck on the Super Bowl tickets though!

Texans_Chick
10-22-2012, 02:24 PM
I signed up, but I gotta say this site looks pretty lame... Those questions were ridiculous, and most of the answers didn't align with what came to mind. Good luck on the Super Bowl tickets though!

And good luck to you too.

The Texans in a NOLA SB is just almost too beautiful and perfect to imagine. It would be such a homegame given the proximity. And good that the team has played there some so are familiar with it.

And now, with social media, it could be big fun arranging meet ups at places. The possibilities boggle the mind.

I like to dream about this. We just need some injury luck. And some breaks. And some good matchups. And for the team to play like it can.

Texan_Bill
10-22-2012, 08:23 PM
*BUMP*

Little time to get Steph voted in.

Texans_Chick
10-22-2012, 08:31 PM
*BUMP*

Little time to get Steph voted in.

Wooohoooo!!! Just a few hours left. Ends at 11:59 ET.

Here's the direct link to fill out profile: http://www.fan-cestry.com/?utm_source=utm_source%3Dstephstradley&utm_medium=utm_medium%3Dtexanschick&utm_campaign=utm_campaign%3DFan-cestry

Texan_Bill
10-22-2012, 09:20 PM
Yeah Steph, I tweeted it out again.. I'll get another one or two out before I shut it down... As an aside, I'm kinda workin' on the whole, "hair of the dog" routine at this point!

Texans_Chick
10-22-2012, 10:11 PM
Yeah Steph, I tweeted it out again.. I'll get another one or two out before I shut it down... As an aside, I'm kinda workin' on the whole, "hair of the dog" routine at this point!

Thanks for taking one for the team.

Texans_Chick
10-23-2012, 05:57 PM
Thank y'all.

Got an email saying they will tell us the winner come Thanksgiving. Because P&G's relationship with the NFL, I know they will be giving away more free legit stuff, so I will let you know when there's cool opportunities.

Texan_Bill
10-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Thank y'all.

Got an email saying they will tell us the winner come Thanksgiving. Because P&G's relationship with the NFL, I know they will be giving away more free legit stuff, so I will let you know when there's cool opportunities.

I tried to send you a DM on twitter. Unfortunately you don't follow me so it couldn't be sent. :( I kid, no worries. Anyway, this R&B / Soul performer named Milana May (@milanamay) that follows me (why I have no idea) retweeted one of my last tweets from yesterday.... Unfortunately, she re-tweeted today. Sorry.

I also hit up Billy Zabka.... Yes, that Billy Zabka from Karate Kid.

Playoffs
10-23-2012, 08:40 PM
I also hit up Billy Zabka.... Yes, that Billy Zabka from Karate Kid.
What???

You're friends with that bully that beat up little Ralph Macchio? He cheated sweeping the leg like that!

Steph, Steph, Steph http://www.triumph675.net/forum/images/smilies/organizedsmilies/3/lousyputer_smilie.gif ...... what are we going to do with you? http://doberman-chat.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/scratchhead.gif http://doberman-chat.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/shakinghead.gif

Texan_Bill
10-23-2012, 10:53 PM
What???

You're friends with that bully that beat up little Ralph Macchio? He cheated sweeping the leg like that!

Steph, Steph, Steph http://www.triumph675.net/forum/images/smilies/organizedsmilies/3/lousyputer_smilie.gif ...... what are we going to do with you? http://doberman-chat.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/scratchhead.gif http://doberman-chat.com/community/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/shakinghead.gif

"GET A BODY BAG...... YEahhhhhh!"

BTW, Billy Zabka is a great follow.... Dude embraces his role in 'Karate Kid' (and many others}


AND WILL respond to you.... He's a really cool cat!!!!!!!!!!

TexanExile
10-24-2012, 09:09 AM
Likewise, not currently a US resident so I wasn't eligible. But best of luck. I think you and I were in South Florida for the '07 Super Bowl at the same time, TC. If the Texans are there in NOLA, I will move heaven and earth to be there for it...I've got family in the area so I have a minor head start.

Hope to see all of you there! Good luck with the contest, Steph.

Texans_Chick
10-29-2012, 01:20 PM
I tried to send you a DM on twitter. Unfortunately you don't follow me so it couldn't be sent. :( I kid, no worries. Anyway, this R&B / Soul performer named Milana May (@milanamay) that follows me (why I have no idea) retweeted one of my last tweets from yesterday.... Unfortunately, she re-tweeted today. Sorry.

I also hit up Billy Zabka.... Yes, that Billy Zabka from Karate Kid.

I thought I did follow you. ???

Maybe it is the Twitter unfollow thingy.

Texans_Chick
11-21-2012, 02:42 PM
We did it!!! Can't tell you how excited I am!!!

HAPPY DANCE Y'ALL!!!!

I won the SB Bowl ticket contest.

Texans need to do their part.


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H!!!!

Dutchrudder
11-21-2012, 02:51 PM
We did it!!! Can't tell you how excited I am!!!

HAPPY DANCE Y'ALL!!!!

I won the SB Bowl ticket contest.

Texans need to do their part.


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H!!!!

Congrats! Who won the other tickets?

Playoffs
11-21-2012, 04:09 PM
I won the SB Bowl ticket contest.

Congrats, Steph!

Tailgatejoe
11-21-2012, 05:11 PM
P&G and the NFL have a website called "Fan-cestry" where they are asking questions about fan histories and giving you a result.

I'm one of 16 sports and/or mommy bloggers asked to get people to sign up for it. If I get the most people to sign up using my specific url, I win two tickets to the SB.

And if I win, 2 of my participants win too. Win-win. It would be good for Houston folks to win.

I'm going to NOLA anyway. I rented a place in July. You know. Because NOLA is fun and well, if my team... well.

In any event, I need people to sign up using this specific url:

http://www.fan-cestry.com/?utm_source=utm_source%3Dstephstradley&utm_medium=utm_medium%3Dtexanschick&utm_campaign=utm_campaign%3DFan-cestry

One you cast your vote, that url will change into your profile due to your computer's cookies, I think.

But I only get credit for signups using that, and I think it requires everyone that does it to use a Facebook sign up.

So I ask all of y'all to take 5 minutes to answer their questions, and then cut and paste this link to Facebook friends and beg them to do it.

I think I have as good a shot as any. Half the bloggers are mommy bloggers. A bunch of the other ones are from the northeast and may cancel each other out. Here's the blog post I wrote about it (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/10/please-share-your-fan-cestry-and-maybe-we-can-win-super-bowl-tickets/).

Thanks for whatever help you can give me and sharing it with other groups of friends.

-Steph

:texans chick:

I signed up. I'll post it on my TailgateJoe fb and try to get some signups.

Texans_Chick
11-21-2012, 05:26 PM
Congrats! Who won the other tickets?

Not sure yet.

Find out on Monday more info.

Seņor Stan
11-21-2012, 06:41 PM
Congrats Steph!

Glad I could help. Here's hoping the Texans cooperate.

How cool is it to win Superbowl tickets TWICE?

Texans_Chick
11-22-2012, 08:00 AM
Congrats Steph!

Glad I could help. Here's hoping the Texans cooperate.

How cool is it to win Superbowl tickets TWICE?

Amazing.

I'm actually 2-4 in active contests trying to win SB tix.

After I was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, I've become a lot more WTH about stuff. It was a super longshot to pass the test, audition, get picked to be in the pool, and then be chosen (right before the show was cancelled). And the whole experience was very surreal.

But life changing.

After that, I sort of felt more of a "why not" about things that are uncomfortable or hard or scare me a little. And very much a believer of you can't win if you don't try.

I studied a lot of philosophy in college which tends to be hypercritical about everything. Somebody has a theory about something like the meaning of life or ethics or whatever, and then your job is to poke holes in that idea. Which is usually pretty easy to do.

Like many people in college, I was searching for answers and meaning and was scared of the world.

Eventually I came to the conclusion that if all these old, usually dead, smart guys didn't have all the answers, I shouldn't be expected to either. But that I still need to figure out how to live my life.

So I came to the conclusion about two things:

1. Life is meant to be experienced in a joyful, positive and fun way as long as you don't hurt yourself or others. As a gift. Some days that is easier to do than others, but it is aspirational.

2. Christianity and the ethos as preached in the New Testament is beautiful, makes a lot of good sense, and works for me.

I know that's a terribly long, goofy discussion, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm trying to live my life with joy and happiness, which is best done when you can share it and experience it with other people.

76Texan
11-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Congrats, Steph!
We know you always represent well. :texflag: