Encore Question of March 23rd, 2002.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Kid Rock
  2. Ja Rule
  3. Toby Keith
  4. Brian McKnight
  5. Bubba Sparxxx

Tonight I'm playing with Richard BERGIE, Dave COITIS (got here after first Tune Up question), Kimmo KAV, Kevin ROK, Bill MADDOG, and Marlo ZIGGY all on my left, and a new guy Rob ROBB on my right. He says he's a Country music fan (one of our weaknesses) and could compare notes on the late 1960s music scene in Toronto with Bill throughout the evening. I had arrived at 8:30pm after being at a preseason soccer game in all the cold and wind. I was alright in the second row but Doug CRANKY gave me his place at the bar and relegated himself to a second row table out of earshot.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....4500/5000...7th/12...there's a six way tie for first...the other six are at 4500.
OnBeat...11000/14000...3rd/12..I co-win round with six of us...I have seven right and two
wrong but only thanks to Richard knowing the Ozzy Osbourne tv show and Rob knowing the
latest on Johnny Cash.
JukeBox...16941/20000...2nd/12...I win round...BERGIE still in lead.
Triviaoke...24041/28000...1st/14...I win round and take the lead without any -250s.

The answers come up and it's quite a variety. I bookmark only Toby Keith as the only other name I can remember is Kid Rock and I lapse into thinking he's in a group I can't think of. We remind 5th place Marlo to risk 50% this week to help our bar score. I'm thinking it's going to be about somebody's real name.

Encore Question:...What artist had his breakthough album in 1998 with "Devil Without A Cause"?



I blurt out the answer first. Richard backs me up. I own that CD. Now signal the COSMO/METLCA table but they're signalling me. Back it up in my book "Hey it sold 10 million copies" I say when I find it..

Correct Answer:...1. Kid Rock

[NTN Extra Fact:...The album has already sold more than 10 million copies.]

I'm right and everybody held their position in the bar. I win and finish with 36061. That's 8th in all North America. The bar finishes 6th in North America with a 34818 average. No individual standings were given for us in this game again this week. I should have earned 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard of 19000 but I notice for the first time that my point total didn't advance from the 1700300 from the 9:30pm Wipeout game. Maybe we're still disconnected from the NTN site as our scores haven't appeared on their site come Monday for three weeks now. Our rivals at the Bull & Firkin show up as 20th so I'll watch if they move up and we disappear on Monday. I earn the 5th and 6th place spot on our bar's Hall Of Fame listing knocking out two of my low scores.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player 	preEncore	Final	Rank
ROCKET	24041		36061		I'm 8th on the Network Top 20.
BERGIE	23905		35857
COSMO	23176		34764
METLCA	22576		33864
ZIGGY	22363		33545
COITIS	22306		33459
CAPER	21456		32184
ROK	20313		30469
ROBB	19965		29948
KAV	19705		29557
MADDOG	19122		28683
CRANKY	12089		18133
LALA	 4790		 7185
FABI	 2766		 3043	

Other games:...I start the evening with 1696300 Players Plus points.
8:30pm...Countdown...10513/15000...6th/11...I earn 2000+ points...no rankings given...I'm here for the last fourteen questions...METLCA wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...11136/15000...4th/12...1000+ points...I'm 1250th in NA...bar is 13th in North America with an 11528 average...COSMO wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...9681/15000...4th/11...1000+ points...I'm 912th in NA...bar is 11th in North America with a 9911 average...BERGIE wins and is 18th on Network Top 20.

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