NTN Encore Question of December 3rd, 2005.
Played at Joe Mercury's Bar & Grill in Toronto, Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with one board as ROCKET with Rob COSMO, Sean U FIG, and Phil PLBAAB. One Playmaker each is the limit here.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/7...ROCKET, U FIG, HEVY D, and TCB co-win round. OnBeat...ROCKET...11500/14000...2nd/7...U FIG wins round at 8 right, 1 wrong. 7 right and 2 wrong is just fine after starting 0 and 2. One out of three guesses right. JukeBox...ROCKET...17312/20000...2nd/7...COSMO wins round. We avoided the 2005 CMA awards although if I'd played back the show by now, I would have gone with that category. Triviaoke...ROCKET...24008/28000...1st/7...COSMO wins round. I take only one -250 and do very good the rest of the round.
Now the Encore answers come up. Song titles. I recognize only two of them right off and know the artists.
Encore Question:...Which recording by The Black Crowes is a cover of an old Otis Redding hit?
Well before the question comes up I've matched "Hard To Handle" with Black Crowes and "Freebird" with Lynyrd Skynyrd. I didn't realize that everything else was also Black Crowes. The song "Hard To Handle" would have sounded great as an old soul classic. Well it's the only one of these four that I can play in my head. I'll go for '2' and tell the others. Phil recognizes "Remedy" as a Black Crowes song which I hadn't. We joke around and I say well it plays like it would be. I have my doubts though but time's up.
Correct Answer:....2. Hard To Handle
[NTN Extra Fact:...This song was also covered by The Grateful Dead.]
I'm right and win with 36008 points. I finish 12th on the Network Top 20 for all North America. The bar is 404th. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this week's standard of 16000. I'm listed as 3rd all time on this bar's Hall of Fame. [ntn.com moved me down to 47th overall in North America and our bar up to 37th of 1711 bars with a 24930 average].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 24008 36012 12 47 COSMO 23905 x 11953 2753 1829 U FIG 23891 35836 13 48 PLBAAB 22030 33045 45 90 TCB 15612 x 7806 5267 2978 MARK 15037 x 7519 5441 3104 HEVY D 14605 x 7303 5572 3188 FIZBIN 0 x 0 9999 [ntn.com listed 6835 players]
A bit of luck this week as I didn't know enough about the other Black Crowes to hum them. Rob picked "Remedy" for how Phil and I were unsure. That dropped our bar score but I wouldn't say we could place this bar in the Top 20 because as long times patrons of this place, they say there's no answer sharing as the two groups don't like each other and we'll never have a fifth board.
Other games:...I'm visiting so I don't see my P+ points.
8:00pm...Countdown...9687/15000...5th/6...1000+ points...I missed the rankings but saw our bar was 82nd. TCB wins.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...11881/15000...3rd/7...1000+ points...I'm 188th in NA...bar is 13th in NA with a 12262 average.
One Simpson's questions this week but since it was an answer against live action sitcoms, I was able to get it.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...Dodge trailer pull ad...I didn't earn 500+ points. Rob says he did but he may have been kidding around as I don't know that our bets are recorded. 10:00pm...RetroTV...13212/15000...4th/8...1000+ points...I'm 125th in NA...bar is 14th in NA with a 13568 average.
Next week it's back to The Frog & Firkin.
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