NTN Encore Question of March 4th, 2006.
Played at Joe Mercury's Bar & Grill in Toronto Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and HOOPER with Rob COSMO/PLBAAB and Sean METLCA. Phil had left just after the TuneUp round so Rob took over his board. I had been able to get a second board (which is a usual no-no here) without a problem because there were so few people here tonight so we had enough boards to rank this place. I got my second board just as the game started but Sean couldn't log in under one of his Pins so let me try. I just picked a name as the game was already on. HOOPER named after Charmaine Hooper the star of the Canadian Soccer team who scored two goals as Women's Nats beat The Netherlands 3-1 earlier today.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/7...ROCKET, PLBAAB and COSMO co-win round. ..........HOOPER...3500/5000...5th/7...in time to answer the last eight questions. I went 2 for 2 in guessing and was called off another one to be wrong. OnBeat...ROCKET...12000/14000...1st/7...the five of us go 8 for 9 to co-win round. ..........LITBOX...12000/14000...5th/7. 8 right and 1 wrong is great. I should have swept this round. JukeBox...ROCKET...17728/20000...3rd/7...METLCA wins round. PLBAAB is in lead. ...........LITBOX...16728/20000...5th/7. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22461/28000...1st/8...HEVY D wins round. .........LITBOX...21444/28000...5th/8. I took two -250s this round right near the end which put a great score out of reach.
Now the Encore answers come up. All well known songs. I know the artists. How will they word this?
Encore Question:...Which song opens with the spoken words "Come on girls, do you believe in love"?:
Before the answers come back, I know that it's a Madonna song. "Respect" thinking of "Respect Yourself". Rob says it right. There's the answers. Yeah I'm playing through the whole chorus seeing her video of that song as recently as a New Year's Retro Dance countdown on television within the last few months. "Express Yourself" is it.
Correct Answer:....2. Express Yourself
[NTN Extra Fact:..."Second best is never enough" declares the Material Girl on this girl power anthem.]
Seeing that everyone in the bar gets this right, I feel that this one is pretty easy and we won't rank the bar very high. Sean and Rob assure me that the rest of the game is hard so we may have a chance. I notice Rob as errored again and only bet 10% so that hurts two of our scores. Our average is about the same as only having four boards at this place.
I'm right and win as ROCKET with 33691. I finish 7th on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar is 9th in North America with a 29273 average. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 21000. I'm 6th on this bar's Hall Of Fame. [ntn.com kept us in 9th out of 1897 bars]
Hmm. That was a very good ranking. Maybe it was the rest of the game that was difficult why I could place so high.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank ROCKET 22461 33691 7 34 METLCA 21891 32836 14 45 COSMO 21630 23793 186 633 PLBAAB 21593 23752 187 639 HOOPER 21444 32166 16 52 RAVIN 15920 23880 ---- 620 HEVY D 15540 23322 198 702 DRUID 2116 3174 10000 7057 FIZBIN 0 x 0 10001 ----- [ntn.com listed 10172 players]
Here's a picture of Charmaine Hooper and me taken at a Soccer Expo in Toronto in 2000.
Other games:...I'm visiting so don't see my P+ points.
8:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...13530/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 14th on the Network Top 20...the bar is 444th.
lots of help in this game.
8:30pm...Tuned In TV Countdown...ROCKET...10069/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 574th in NA...bar is 678th...METLCA wins.
One Simpsons question this week and the guys got it for me right away.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
Rob reminded me of the Dodge Truck pull as there's no monitor graphics. I covered '1' as HOOPER (which wouldn't matter because that's not a P+ board) and '2' as ROCKET. 3. BLACK won this week so no 500+ points for me.
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...14908/15000...2nd/7...1000+ points...I'm 18th in NA.
.............HOOPER...14926/15000...1st/7...no P+ points...I'm 17th on the Network Top 20 in NA...bar is 2nd in NA with a 14739 average.
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