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Texans_Chick
10-29-2012, 12:28 PM
USAA is sponsoring Salute to Service day this weekend and across the country.
(I'm a fan of USAA insurance because I was able to get it through my dad who was in the Air Force, and have had good service through them).

In any event, they are sponsoring something called "Million Fan Salute."

Vote for your team here: http://www.millionfansalute.com/ and local military gets rewards.

It takes 2 seconds. Texans were ranked 14th when I voted. But there aren't many votes yet. After you vote, say what the Texans rank is.

From their presser:

NEW YORK & SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A simple ‘thank you’ can earn a local military community big rewards through the Million Fan Salute.

“We are excited to see the passion our fans have for football and the military to come alive through this program.”

USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the NFL, and the League encourage fans to visit millionfansalute.com to create a digital salute honoring current and former military on behalf of their favorite NFL team through Nov. 26, 2012. Saluting is as simple as a few clicks, and the three cities with the most salutes will earn rewards – such as an athletic field refurbishment or athletic equipment – for their local military community from USAA.

“One of the most powerful moments of an NFL game is when thousands of fans stand in unison to honor the military and veterans in attendance,” said Don Clark, USAA executive director of sports sponsorships and events. “The Million Fan Salute is our way to encourage NFL fans nationwide to honor and appreciate those who serve. Taking the simple action of saluting will directly benefit each team’s local military community.”

Ideated by USAA, a new initiative will enable NFL teams to deepen their connection to the military community during Salute to Service in November by identifying local military units from each branch of service to honor on game day. Teams will wear helmet decals honoring military branches with their insignia, and the stories of connection between clubs and local units will be highlighted throughout the Salute to Service campaign in broadcast and online. The units represented in the cities with the most digital salutes will be the beneficiaries of the Million Fan Salute rewards.

“The Million Fan Salute is the first military appreciation effort where every NFL fan can participate no matter where they live,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL director of community affairs. “We are excited to see the passion our fans have for football and the military to come alive through this program.”

since02
10-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Houston texans are currently 5th, with 139 votes!

Texas T
10-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Now in 4th!

I also love USAA! Great company-I get to use them since I'm the vet.

Playoffs
10-29-2012, 01:46 PM
Now 3rd!

Texans_Chick
10-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Now 3rd!

Woohooo.

Let's win this. Because it is awesome to win, and it sucks to lose.

BullPenPhotos
10-29-2012, 04:35 PM
Now 3rd!

Now 2nd...

Texans_Chick
10-29-2012, 04:38 PM
Now 2nd...

Let's do this!!!

Dutchrudder
10-29-2012, 06:06 PM
1st...

Playoffs
10-29-2012, 07:56 PM
437, 1st on iPhone. ;)

Playoffs
10-29-2012, 07:59 PM
1st, 438 on second iPhone browser. :handshake:

Texan_Bill
10-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Not that I had anything to do with it, but Houston is now ranked #1...


Thank you for uniting with NFL fans in the Million Fan Salute to honor our nation's ultimate home team: current and former military and their families. Your salute could make the difference in your local military community.




Houston



Salutes: 441

Current Rank: 1st

Texan_Bill
10-29-2012, 08:16 PM
As an aside, I have traditional accounts with USAA (i.e. checking/ savings accounts with USAA, but I also have IRA and other investment savings with USAA!!

DBCooper
10-29-2012, 08:41 PM
My vote is in.

Texans still #1!!!!!!!

Texans_Chick
10-30-2012, 02:53 PM
618

1st place

One of my Twitter followers says, "Can vote again after an hour. Give a salute for the troops!"

I'm guessing that we can stay in first place if we all do a bit each day. Unless one of the teams really promotes this heavily.

2012Champs
10-30-2012, 02:57 PM
620

Playoffs
10-30-2012, 02:58 PM
621, 1st, w/iPad.

622, 1st, w/iPad second browser.

623/624, 1st, started all over again. http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-matrix-006.gif

jaayteetx
10-30-2012, 03:28 PM
Voted, proud USAA member myself, love them! Oh, Texans 1st...get used to it people!

Texans_Chick
10-30-2012, 07:10 PM
657.

I put this up here as soon as I saw the press release. So I'm guessing we got a headstart.

I must confess I love the Salute to the Military game every year. What is Kubiak's record for the Salute to Service/Military game? Just wondering.

They have vets/wounded warrior folks attend practice all throughout the week. It's very inspirational for the players.

hobie
10-30-2012, 07:24 PM
657.

I put this up here as soon as I saw the press release. So I'm guessing we got a headstart.

I must confess I love the Salute to the Military game every year. What is Kubiak's record for the Salute to Service/Military game? Just wondering.

They have vets/wounded warrior folks attend practice all throughout the week. It's very inspirational for the players.

658...

As for the WW T_C mentioned, our tailgate is hosting 30 of them Sunday, so if any of you are in the orange lot, let me know and if you want to come by to give your thanks, or whatever, PM me and I will let you know where we are located..

Grams
10-30-2012, 07:44 PM
660 Current rank is 1st

Texans_Chick
10-31-2012, 04:08 PM
716, 1st

Playoffs
10-31-2012, 06:44 PM
721/722, 1st. :D

Texans_Chick
11-01-2012, 11:01 AM
738 1st.

Also plugging it on my Texans-Bills preview post which will be up live soon and is very good.

Texans_Chick
11-01-2012, 07:49 PM
791, 1st place still. Let's get this over 800.

End date is Nov. 26, 2012

http://www.millionfansalute.com/

How many clicks do you think we can get for Texans fans by November 26th?

BullPenPhotos
11-05-2012, 03:05 PM
791, 1st place still. Let's get this over 800.

End date is Nov. 26, 2012

http://www.millionfansalute.com/

How many clicks do you think we can get for Texans fans by November 26th?

Just to keep this up at the top...It looks like there are now a total of 10,486 total votes...Texans votes are at 3,196 so we have almost 1/3 of the total vote. Lets see if we can get to 1/2...

BIG TORO
11-05-2012, 03:15 PM
3197 still first!

ChampionTexan
11-06-2012, 03:54 PM
3386 still at #1!

Texan_Bill
11-06-2012, 07:21 PM
I just voted again.

Still #1 but in my typical fashion I forgot to see what the vote count was.



Signed,

The guy that forgot to turn his alarm clock back Saturday night.

BIG TORO
11-07-2012, 10:46 AM
3428, still first.

GlassHalfFull
11-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Salutes: 3434

Current Rank: 1st

Texans_Chick
11-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Salutes 3494

Total 14792. HEY! We are slowing down.

Still #1.

Vote some more! Make this the endless thread until the deadline. :koolaid:

BIG TORO
11-08-2012, 07:18 PM
3506 # 1

Texan_Bill
11-08-2012, 07:34 PM
3509 and still #1!

*EDIT*

Shared it on Twitter and cc'd you Steph!

Texans_Chick
11-09-2012, 09:13 AM
http://www.millionfansalute.com/

3529. Still #1 as it should be. :fans:

Grams
11-12-2012, 05:50 PM
5706 and still no 1.

Playoffs
11-12-2012, 06:07 PM
5707, 5708 #1

TexansBlood
11-13-2012, 09:46 AM
5737, ranked 2nd:(

Playoffs
11-13-2012, 09:51 AM
5739, 5740 .... 2nd.

Time to feed this out to the local media.

GlassHalfFull
11-13-2012, 10:05 AM
Salutes: 5743

Current Rank: 2nd


A suggestion for the mods. Can we add 2nd place need votes or something to the title. Might stir up some people's competitive juices, since we have all these alpha males around here and all........:kingkong:

Playoffs
11-13-2012, 10:43 AM
You can vote once per day, once per browser (IE, Chrome, Firefox), once per device (laptop, desktop, iPad, iPhone).

Texans_Chick
11-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Just tweeted something.

Need to spread the word on Texans facebook forums.

Texans_Chick
11-14-2012, 08:37 AM
http://www.millionfansalute.com/

5925 out of 34729. Still 2nd place.

This aggression will not stand, man!

Texans_Chick
11-14-2012, 12:09 PM
6020, still 2nd place but we've goosed the number a bit.

Vote multiple times a day. Let's game this.

Grams
11-14-2012, 10:21 PM
6159 still 2nd

silvrhand
11-15-2012, 01:27 PM
voted 4 times, 1st place ;)

Texans_Chick
11-17-2012, 12:05 PM
voted 4 times, 1st place ;)

Dammit! What the hades happened:

12029 Salutes but 2nd place!!???

We need to continue to ass kick.

Everybody let's see how long we can make this thread with our salute numbers.

Playoffs
11-17-2012, 12:12 PM
http://www.millionfansalute.com/12052 out of 51660 votes, still 2nd.

Over 23% of the vote ... for 32 teams ... and still second place???

Texans_Chick
11-17-2012, 12:56 PM
Houston
Salutes: 12390
Current Rank: 2nd

Texans_Chick
11-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Looks like a couple of teams have written about the site. Most visibly from Google search the Redskins.

I've sent a message to Texans folks to see if they can further get the word out.

But we're doing pretty well from our part of the web.

Rockville
11-17-2012, 02:16 PM
Dammit! What the hades happened:

12029 Salutes but 2nd place!!???

We need to continue to ass kick.

Everybody let's see how long we can make this thread with our salute numbers.

12400, still 2nd place

Texan4Ever
11-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Thanks for posting links, we're at:

Salutes: 12406
Current Rank: 2nd

Texans_Chick
11-17-2012, 07:48 PM
Salutes: 12731
Current Rank: 2nd

Need 1st again. Just do.

Keeping saluting!!! Or take it up with this guy.

http://blog.chron.com/fantasyfootball/files/2012/11/WATT.cropped.jpg.jpg

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/J+J+Watt+Buffalo+Bills+v+Houston+Texans+V4_2gXXeex Bl.jpg

Texans_Chick
11-19-2012, 09:48 PM
Houston
Salutes: 15128
Current Rank: 2nd

Still 2nd!!!!! :wadepalm:

Playoffs
11-19-2012, 09:58 PM
http://www.millionfansalute.com/ (http://www.millionfansalute.com/)

15129/15130 ........... still 2nd place.

Somebody has robo-clicker software voting against us, where are our IT guys???

OzzO
11-20-2012, 04:01 PM
15199... 2nd

Texan_Bill
11-20-2012, 07:40 PM
Houston
Salutes: 15128
Current Rank: 2nd

Still 2nd!!!!! :wadepalm:

SON of A BISQUIT!!! Going back....

*EDIT*

67,330..... I think it said Texans, ranked 4th.

WTH people.

NitroGSXR
11-20-2012, 07:55 PM
SON of A BISQUIT!!! Going back....

*EDIT*

67,330..... I think it said Texans, ranked 4th.

WTH people.

I'm showing second place.

Texan_Bill
11-20-2012, 08:08 PM
I'm showing second place.

:foottap: You're ruining my :evil: plan.... We're now ranked 12th... ;)

Grams
11-22-2012, 07:44 AM
17733 - ranked 2nd

OzzO
11-23-2012, 05:27 PM
19373, 2nd.

Keep saluting, y'all.

Grams
11-26-2012, 06:36 AM
28985 - currently 1st

Texans_Chick
11-26-2012, 07:50 AM
28985 - currently 1st

Wooohoooo! Y'all been busy.

It's the last day!!! Vote every device. Every browser. Multiple times a day.

Not sure when the hour cut off is.

BIG TORO
11-26-2012, 08:33 AM
19373, 2nd.

Keep saluting, y'all.

31179

1st

Texans_Chick
11-26-2012, 11:56 AM
33258 1st!! /iPad

Let's finish strong!!! Keep going. http://www.millionfansalute.com/ (http://www.millionfansalute.com/)

TexansBlood
11-26-2012, 01:14 PM
33,577 1st

Texans_Chick
11-26-2012, 01:30 PM
33,583, 1st!

Playoffs
11-26-2012, 02:46 PM
http://www.millionfansalute.com/ (http://www.millionfansalute.com/)Salutes: 33588,89
Current Rank: 1st

ObsiWan
11-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Thank you for uniting with NFL fans in the Million Fan Salute to honor our nation's ultimate home team: current and former military and their families. Your salute could make the difference in your local military community.
Thank you for your salute!
Houston


Salutes: 33590

Current Rank: 1

:fans:

Texans_Chick
11-26-2012, 04:21 PM
33606 1st!!!!

Pretty sure this is the last day. Don't know when the votes stop be counting.

Click party people!

Texans_Chick
11-27-2012, 07:57 AM
Thought yesterday was the last day.

Still showing salutes.

Texans_Chick
11-27-2012, 01:43 PM
We did it!!!! Received the following email:



The Million Fan Salute campaign organized by USAA and NFL finished yesterday and the Texans was the team with the most votes! I can say with certainty that that was possible thanks to the support of key people like you that actively encouraged fans to participate. Thanks so much for helping out and making the Texans and a local military unit a winner. We greatly appreciate it.

We kicked ass because we could kick ass!!! Kicking ass is much better than not kicking ass. Always. :fans:

I hope to hear back soon to find out who locally gets the benefits of this and when.

Playoffs
11-27-2012, 02:43 PM
Salutes: 46742

Current Rank: 1st

http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/dancing/smiley.gif

GregR
11-27-2012, 03:18 PM
We did it!!!! Received the following email:




We kicked ass because we could kick ass!!! Kicking ass is much better than not kicking ass. Always. :fans:

I hope to hear back soon to find out who locally gets the benefits of this and when.

:texflag:

Excellent, would love to hear more about the extra benefits. Nice to know we can make a difference.

Texan_Bill
11-27-2012, 08:06 PM
We did it!!!! Received the following email:




We kicked ass because we could kick ass!!! Kicking ass is much better than not kicking ass. Always. :fans:

I hope to hear back soon to find out who locally gets the benefits of this and when.

:peek: Remember hitting me to send out the twitter hits? ;)