NTN Encore Question of January 16th, 2010.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.

Headliner:...OLD AND NEW over Black and White, and Up and Down

Encore Question:...In 1996 Hootie & the Blowfish sang about an "Old Man and _________":

Tonight I'm playing as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA and Phil PLBAAB.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
TuneUp...ROCKET...5000/5000...1st/8...my two and COSMO and METLCA win round. 
.............LITBOX...5000/5000...1st/8.
I get help on the two that I don't know.
The LineUp...ROCKET...14000/15000...3rd/8...COSMO and METLCA win round.  
...........LITBOX...14000/15000...3rd/8.
I got 9 right out of 10 for a great round but two of my friends run the round.
Rob got me two questions.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...17880/25000...3rd/8...METLCA wins round and is in lead with 20690.
..........LITBOX...17840/25000...4th/8...I take four -250s in this round on some bad switching of answers. 
Opening Act...ROCKET...22130/35000...3rd/8...COSMO wins round.
................LITBOX...21440/35000...4th/8.
The pound-key round.  I got five right for 1000, none for +250, three for -250 and two I didn't answer.  
Headliner...ROCKET....33380/56250...2nd/8.  
............LITBOX...33340/56250...3rd/8...my two won round.
OLD AND NEW:...The possible categories were too general to study.
1. 'New Sensation' was a hit song in 1988 for--INXS...2.  Who was one of the four Country singers to
perform on the 1998 Old Dogs album?--Mel Tillis...3. Which of these songs is found on Tracy Chapman's
album 'New Beginning'?--Give Me One Reason...4. On 'Old Time Rock & Roll' Bob Seger sings "Today's 
music ain't got the same ______"--Soul...5. Who leaped from Country to Pop with 1997's album 'New Harvest
First Gathering'?--Dolly Parton...6. The 1996 album 'Older' is a lesser known work by:--George Michael...
7. Released in 2007 'New _______' is an album of posthumous songs from Elliot Smith:--Moon...8. On the
'New Standard' album Herbie Hancock improvises on 'New York Minute', a song by:--Don Henley...9. According
to this his 1995 album and single, this singer is 'Old Enough To Know Better'...Wade Hayes...10. This 
band released a 2000 album titled 'New Tatoo'--Motley Crue

I missed questions 2 and 9 which ruined the momentum of building bonus points. Rob got us 5 and 8. I guessed 7 correctly.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. I ensure that everyone puts in that wager.

Answers:

  1. Me
  2. The Desert
  3. Girl
  4. The Ocean
  5. Woman

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I think it's '1' and tell the others. That is a song title of theirs I'm thinking. This isn't an Ernest Hemmingway book and 'the sea' wasn't a choice to confuse things.

Correct Answer:....1. Me

[NTN Extra Fact:...It was the only song from Fairweather Johnson to crack the US Top 20.]

It takes me until I'm on my way home to realize that yesterday I take advantage of a tag sale to fill in my Country collection with last year's CDs from the Zac Brown Band and Darius Rucker (who was the lead singer in Hootie & The Blowfish)!

I'm right and stay in 2nd as ROCKET with 50070. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 7th overall in North America in a real surprise because I didn't think our scores were very high...the bar finishes 4th in North America with a 48960 average...COSMO wins and is 5th on the Network Top 20. (NTN.com kept us in 4th out of 1726 bars).

Here's how the rest of the bar did: 
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn.com rank
COSMO	36200		54300	   5	  32
ROCKET	33380		50070	   7	  37
LITBOX	33340		50010	   7	  38
METLCA	32190		48285	  12	  46
PLBAAB	28090		42135	  33	  97
MADDOG	15230		22845	 297	 604
JEREMY	 9610		 9610	1982	2252
GORDO	  500		  500	7194	6443
ntn.com listed 7408 players with 6728 scoring more than 0.

Other games:...I didn't look up my Players' Plus points.
7:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...3945/10000...6th/6...300+ points...I'm 2955th...I'm not sure who won.
..........LITBOX...6242/10000...3rd/6...900 points...I'm 495th in NA...I'm here in time to only miss the first question but I have trouble logging in to one of my boards.
7:45pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6744/10000...4th/6...900+ points...I'm 408th in NA...the bar is 19th in NA with a 7476 average.
.............LITBOX...6732/10000...5th/6...900+ points...I'm 411th in NA...WALLY wins.
8:00pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...6999/10000...3rd/8...900+ points...I'm 507th in NA
............LITBOX...6973/10000...5th/8...900+ points...I'm 515th in NA...COSMO wins.
8:15pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...9867/10000...1st/8...900+ points...I'm 57th in NA.
............LITBOX...9853/10000...2nd/8...900+ points...I'm 61st in NA...the bar is 16th in NA with a 9112 average.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...7621/10000...1st/8...900+ points...I'm 226th in NA.
............LITBOX...7614/10000...2nd/8...900+ points...I'm 227th in NA.
8:45pm...Tuned-In TV...ROCKET...7530/10000...3rd/7...1000+ points...I'm 159th in NA.
.............LITBOX...7505/10000...4th/7...1000+ points...I'm 162nd in NA...COSMO wins.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).

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