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Stars Power Countdown: 95 Days: READ

Good afternoon, Stars fans! I hope your long weekend has gone well and you are ready to face the week ahead! Due to this fact, I would like to take this time before you go back to work to establish a new sort of “game” and contest!

Now, as we all know, the Stars open their season against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9th and that means that in just 95 days and a few hours, the Stars take the ice in what looks to be a fantastic season. Now, I’m gonna help out by establishing a countdown through posts. Every day, I’ll remind you of how many days are left till the Stars officially get the puck flying.

But, here’s the catch:

With each post, I’m going to as always meet my 300 word minimum. By doing that, I’m going to have a fun fact or tidbit of information to enlighten you or to get you psyched for the season. And every once in a while, I’m going to attach a trivia question about something “Dallas Stars” for fans to answer. This will be completely random, so you will be wanting to read every article to find the question and answer it! Now here’s the qualifications:

1. Each post that contains a trivia question must reach 150 views.

2. I am able to see how many views each post gets, and once I see it hit 150, I will go to the comments, where everyone will leave their guess to the trivia question. From there, I will randomly select one person who has the correct answer and will officially give that person a point. The day after the trivia question is answered, I will put a scoreboard in the next countdown post so you can see where you are.

I’ve tried to work it out to where the people that can’t view the post right away, thus the reason I will select a random person with the correct answer AFTER it passes 150 views. If it doesn’t hit 150, the post is considered ineligible and the point will not be awarded to anyone.

NOW you’re wondering why you would waste your time reading through all the countdown posts and answering a question in the comments for your own satisfaction. Well, it’s for more than that. See, when the season finally begins and the Stars start up, the countdown and contest will end. And when it ends, the person who has the most tallies will receive a Stars prize pack. Now I will not tell you what all is in the pack, but just to get you excited and active, I promise an autographed puck will be part of the loot.

So let the countdown and games begin. Remember to read all the posts because you never know which one will hold the trivia question to give you a leg up on the competition and get you closer to your goal of the prize pack. I’m giving you the rest of the day now to register for a Disqus account below which is the system we use for comments. It’s free and takes less than 5 minutes to set up. So set those up with your real name so I can use them for the scoreboard and the Day 94 post will go up tomorrow. Will it have a trivia question? That’s for me to know and for you to find out…

This might work, it might not. Just remember the qualifications above are the key to this working. So, be waiting for tomorrow! It could go up at any time!

Comments below if you need help and GO STARS!

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