Not that it means anything, but as far as MR trying to get a presence on Facebook and how many people are being a part of it, so far they have over 192,000 likes. I'm sure those numbers may only mean a little increase in business, but they are probably pretty happy with their numbers so far from the promo, since they haven't been out there that long yet. This is definitely a new facet of business that is still evolving.
There are merits to both arguments (for and against Facebook) by Marriott and by us as Insiders. I suppose, like Insiders, we can ignore it (Facebook) and be none the worse for it. I find it funny/ironic that so many people find Facebook as a substitute for a real life of interaction, face to face, with others. But we know it is. For something that started less than 10 years ago, it is a wonderkind and a money maker. To not play along is a dangerous gambit for a corporation, in that that corporation might be judged as irrelevant in the eyes of a segment of their customer base--not a good thing. I guess I am trying to make a case for a Facebook presence by Marriott as a thing to do to remain competitive, but I also know that the next best idea, whatever that is, will come along and Facebook will be "so yesterday," to use the vernacular.
If I understand what you are asking, steppingstones was explaining that when you play the NFL Football Game, it doesn't really matter where you put the football, it only will let you win if you are the one person who plays next right after it randomly picks times during the day to allow someone to win. There is no way to really know what those times are. If you are asking how to play the game, here is a link:
If you are on Facebook there is also a contest for Facebook and you can find it at:
Hope this helps.
I played during Monday Night Football and I was staying at a Courtyard, but I still didn't win. The employees were wearing football jerseys (most had on Eli Manning's #10 New York Giants jersey). They were also popping popcorn in the lobby and had all the TV's in the restaurant on Monday Night Football. It was great watching the Saints beat the Falcons and Drew Brees setting the new passing record. I will keep playing the game because I sure would like to go to the Super Bowl!