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Interesting license plates 18


F1 FREEK
ELEFNT
[heart]SHADAI
K STYLE1
1FRANCA
FRDM WRX
CHEFRAD
PVMOMX3
REDUCTOR
RHEIVIN
FURIOUZ
HOROZ 20
SUZZAN
NO CODES
MANHATEN
FH FANG
POSH7
GO TEAM
SOO TYRD
ROVERS8
CHRM GRL
ELEGSPA
DORI211
PAYAPA1
#1 FAN
ALPINES
BERNIE1
DNVR FAN*
SAVE 2TH
HISBENZ
SG III
J MART

* seen in Philadelphia

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And the player with the most touchdown passes in the NFL is…


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning! The previous record was held by Brett Favre, who had 508 touchdowns; in yesterday’s game, Manning threw his 510th. 😎

20141020-000639.jpg-image via the Denver Broncos’ Facebook page

The incentive scheme that went wrong


An incentive scheme is pretty self-explanatory. It is just something done to encourage an action. In 1994, a failed incentive scheme led to a bizarre soccer game between Grenada and Barbados.

In this game, Barbados needed to win by 2 goals in order to advance to the finals. The incentive scheme that was put in place was a rule stating that any goal made in overtime would count as 2 goals.

The game was drawing to a close. The score was 2-1, with Barbados on top. But they needed 1 more point to win by 2, and advance; however, Barbados was having a hard time scoring, so something astonishing was done—they kicked the ball into their own goal and scored Grenada a point. Now the game was tied at 2 each, and Barbados figured they would have a better chance at scoring the 1 point that would count for 2 in overtime, to get them the win.

Grenada was startled at first. But they attacked against both goals, trying to either score themselves a point to win, or to score Barbados a point so they would win by 1 and not advance. Barbados was frantically trying to guard both goals.

Ultimately, the game went into overtime. Barbados scored 1 goal, which counted for 2 according to the incentive scheme, and won.

In general, players playing well is desired and rewarded. That was the goal with the incentive scheme. The effort of playing overtime meant that 1 goal would be rewarded by being counted as 2. Both teams were playing to win, but the ridiculous way that this game played out showed that incentive schemes sometimes don’t really help.

The Denver Broncos set NFL records!


More football records set by my favorite team, the Denver Broncos 😎 We weren’t able to watch the Broncos-Raiders game today, but we saw the updates and stats roll across the bottom of the screen while watching other games.

Today…

Quarterback Payton Manning broke the record for the most passing yards in any regular season.

The Broncos as a team have broken the record for the most points scored in a regular season. This season, they scored 606 points.

Read more here: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/peyton-manning-record-224333078–nfl.html

For the first time in 5 years…


In last Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning made a rush touchdown that even confused the cameraman! It was the first time he’d made a rush TD in 5 years.

See it here:

A video of the play showing on TV:

And the play in person!

Here are gifs of the event 😎

 

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History books and Superbowl 47


I’m a Denver Broncos fan so I was rather disappointed when they lost their playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens. However, there was some history made in that game.

Denver’s Trindon Holliday returned both a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns, the first time that had been accomplished in a playoff game.

The touchdowns he got with those two plays were also the longest touchdowns in NFL playoff history.

But it all worked out when the Ravens won the Superbowl. We were hoping that whoever won would glorify God and vocal Christian Ray Lewis, who leads his team in Bible verse repetitions before games and gives God the credit for team wins, did just that, quoting “When God is for you, who can be against you?” (a paraphrase of Romans 8:31) when it was his turn to hold the Lombardi trophy.

Here are a few more records set during Superbowl 47:

It was the longest Superbowl so far, clocking in at 4 hours and 14 minutes.

The opposing teams were coached by the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jim.

San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernik threw the first interception the 49ers have had in any Superbowl game.

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