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49ers Fans Win Tempt Destiny Billboard of Choice
January 22, 2012: The 49ers fans won the Tempt Destiny billboard of choice by a narrow 53 votes beating out the Ravens fans. However, the 49ers team did not win their conference championship game so the billboard of chance option goes to the Giants since they had the most votes of the two SB bound teams*.

These are the final results of the top four totals for the 2011 season.

49'ERS - 54938 votes
*GIANTS - 39888 votes - Billboard of Chance
*PATRIOTS - 24686 votes
RAVENS - 54885 votes

giants tempt destiny

NY GIANTS Respectfully Decline Billboard Gift
January 23, 2012: The NY Giants organization had respectfully declined the Tempt Destiny billboard gift and advised that their decision is final. Since the Giants organization has decline this gift of support from their fans, we did not create a Tempt Destiny billboard for the 2011 season.

SB XLVI Prediction Confirms The Fallacy of Superstition
When the NY Giants organization respectfully declined the billboard gift from their fans, this event provided an opportunity to address the concept of superstition.

FACT: As of January 23, 2012, the NYG have never won a SB without a Tempt Destiny billboard.

SUPERSTITION: The Tempt Destiny billboard is a good luck charm for the NYG when they have it and a jinx when they don't. Prior to SB XLVI, they have won three SBs with it and lost one SB without it.

To put this superstitious notion to the test, I made a prediction that based on a false dichotomy of the team's decision to negate their fans support that it was unlikely the NYG would win SB XLVI. I used the mathematics of the Cartesian coordinate system in reverse order (commutative law) for this prediction. In other words, I used indirect correlation to predict a direct correlation of the outcome. This is no different than wearing your "lucky" football jersey to guarantee your team's victory.

RESULTS: As of February 5, 2012, the NYG won SB XLVI without the Tempt Destiny billboard for the first time.

CONCLUSION: Originally, I thought that the Tempt Destiny billboard phenomenon was about luck until the 3rd billboard event took place. I then had evidence that this was about predetermined events, i.e., destiny. However, I did not have evidence to prove that this was not about superstition, until now. As evidence shows, superstition is nothing more than the entertainment of ignorance or the illogical belief of correlation without a direct causal relationship. In other words, superstition has nothing to do with the physical state of things as they actually exist.

NOTE: On a personal note, to my fellow Giants fans who's team will no longer accept their gift of support, my condolences. It seams appropriate that what began with the Giants should also end with the Giants' final decision. With conclusive evidence of predetermined events obtained, the Tempt Destiny experiment has officially drawn to a close.

As of January 22, 2012, the final vote totals for the 2011 football season are as follows:

Since SB XLIV, we have been doing two different types of Tempt Destiny billboards, one of choice (team with the most votes) and one of chance (SB bound team with the most votes). If the team with the most votes does not make it to the SB, then we will do the next TD billboard for the team that has the most votes of the two competing SB teams. (see press release).

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