Encore Question of May 26, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.

  1. A1A
  2. Floridays
  3. Havana Daydreamin'
  4. You Had To Be There
  5. Down To Earth

I'm back to play for the first time in three weeks. I didn't write up a report last week because as I heard from the Playback message group the game was the exact same one (including the Encore question) as the week before that! I was at Varsity Stadium watching the Toronto Lynx vs Montreal Impact game. My friends don't recall and no one admits they were here both weeks.

Tonight I'm playing with Richard BERGIE, Dave COITUS, Doug CRANKY, and Bill MADDOG. We're doing quite well with over 20000 points each. I would have done average in the OnBeat round but thanks to Richard giving me two answers that I would have stayed away from I was very satisfied.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....4500/5000....1st/12...ROCKET and COITUS win round.
OnBeat...12500/14000...1st/12...CRANKY wins round with a perfect 9000 but I have lead. 8 right
and 1 not answered.  Good teamwork makes up for my falling knowledge of current events.
JukeBox...18484/20000...1st/12...BERGIE wins round.
Triviaoke...22796/28000...1st/14...METLCA wins round.

My book has fallen open at New Edition and New Kids On The Block but I close it after the answers come up waiting to find the artist directly once the question came up.

Encore Question:...What was the first album ever released by Jimmy Buffett?



Well let's get started. The listing for him takes me longer than I thought to find in the darkness. Now here's a problem. The first album listed is "Living And Dying In 3/4 Time" but that's not a choice. The second is "A1A" which I press for my answers but warn the others about the situation. I have enough time to look down the list and see if there were any albums that made the charts later after he was famous that were issued earlier. New Kids On The Block had that happen. Nope. (Although after I got home I saw the listing for "Before The Beach" as representing songs WRITTEN before he settled in Key West). COITUS has switched to '4'.

Correct Answer:...5. Down To Earth

[NTN Extra Fact:...The album was released by the legendary ?????????] I missed this week's message.
I 'll give my own message...'A1A' was his 2nd charted album in 1975. 'Havana Daydreamin'' was his 3rd in 1976. 'Floridays' was his 14th in 1986. The other two never made the charts. You only need to sell 6000 copies in any one week to make the Billboard Top 200 album charts and be immortalized so maybe that's the question writers way of getting even for the complaints they must have taken for repeating last week's game. They had teased this in a Triviaoke question by using a risque lyric from The Knack. I had thought they might do something like this from earlier in the week.

I'm wrong and fall to 2nd with 11398 points. I earn only 1500+ points for not making this week's 18000 point standard. I finish 1020th in North America. The bar finishes 18th in North America with an average of 12421. PUTZ wins coming from way back of the pack to win. That score brought up our average to finish Top 20.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
ROCKET	22796	x	11398	1020
COITUS	22756	x	11378	1036
COSMO	22523	x	11261	1128
BERGIE	22426	x	11213	1166
METLCA	21915	x	10957	1368
CAPER	21411	x	10705	1566
CRANKY	21304	x	10652	1608
MADDOG	19905	x	 9953	2159
HADES	13246	x	 6623	4782
PUTZ	11239		16859	 106
GOHABS	 9828	x	 4914	6128
DANDAN	 6702	x	 3351	7360
KING	 1526	x	  763	9398
DE MAN	  707	x	  353	9721

Well the Network scores were quite low this week if we could make 18th. I'd have more respect if I saw such Jimmy Buffett strongholds as Florida and California bars up there but the ones I saw were those superbars that play 40 boards and split for the last answer so they'll always be right.

Other games:....I start the evening with 1411300 Players Plus points.
Sometimes less than 20 bars were listed on the Network which made me wonder if we were connected.
8:00pm...Countdown...11109/15000...1st/11...1000+ points...I'm 20th in NA on Network Top 20...bar is 16th with an 8711 average.
8:30pm...Countdown...9017/15000...5th/8...2000+ points...I'm 922nd in NA...bar is 11th with a 10217 average...METLCA wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...8300/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 17th in NA...bar is 5th with a 7765 average...LILONE wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...8603/15000...5th/12...1000+ points...I'm 1585th in NA...bar is 17th with a 9522 average...COSMO wins.

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