NTN Encore Question of April 21st, 2012.
Played at The Squire & Firkin in Etobicoke, Ontario.

Headliner:...TIM MCGRAW over Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney

Encore Question:...Which of these songs is from Tim McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic' album?

Tonight I'm playing with my two boards with Rob COSMO, Sean METLCA, Phil PLBAAB, and LeAnn LIZZY. I was downtown already having watched the MLS soccer game and it wasn't that far out of the way. It had stayed dry this afternoon but was cold again (that's four for four in wearing a parka for every game so far this year). It wasn't doing my cold any good. I stood on the bus ride but sat on the study where I could cram for the three headliners.

Here's how my game went and my comments:
Tune Up...ROCKET...4500/5000..1st/7...five of our boards tie this round.     
.............LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/7. 
The Line Up...ROCKET...13500/15000...1st/7. 
...........LITBOX...13500/15000...1st/7...We go 9 for 10 except Rob who sweeps with 10 for 10.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...17740/25000...2nd/7.  I'm not sure who won this round.
............LITBOX...17740/25000...2nd/7.  I think I must take four -250s this week.    
Opening Act...ROCKET...25490/35000...1st/7.
...........LITBOX...24240/35000...2nd/7. 
The Pound key round.  I went 8 right for 1000, 0 for +250, 1 for -250, and 1 I didn't answer.  
I win this round as ROCKET.  I didn't know that LITBOX had fallen behind as I must have been a split second too late on an answer 
and didn't notice.
Headliner...ROCKET...46740/56250...1st/7.   
............LITBOX...45490/56250...2nd/7...I go for 10 for 10 for an excellent round and make sure we all go through with that.  
TIM MCGRAW:...1. All of these are hit songs by Country star Tim McGraw EXCEPT:--Hard Workin' Man (over I Like It I Love It, Don't Take The Girl,
Down On The Farm, Just To See You Smile)...2. The father of Country star Tim McGraw was a well known pro __________ star:--baseball...3. Tim
McGraw and this other Country singer have been a married team since 1996:--Faith Hill...4. 'Live Like ___________' is the title of Tim McGraw's
2004 #1 hit album:--You Were Dying...5.  This song from 'Not A Moment Too Soon' was Tim McGraw's first #1 Country chart topper:--Don't Take 
The Girl...6. According to the title of Tim McGraw's 2007 album, he wants his fans to:--Let It Go...7. A 1994 Country crossover hit drew fire
from this group:--native Americans...8. All of these are titles of albums by Tim McGraw EXCEPT:--Golden Hillsides (over Emotional Traffic, 
Set This Circus Down, Southern Accents, All I Want)...9. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill had a hit in 1997 with:--It's Your Love...10. Country star
Tim McGraw's 2002 album is titled 'Tim McGraw And The _____________'--Dancehall Doctors.  

I wasn't ready for the Headliner round as I still had my microrecorder in my bag under my binoculars and camera and notebooks etc. Fortunately my friends had looked this question over already and went for 'Hard Workin' Man' (the Brooks and Dunn song) over 'Down on the Farm' for Q1. The next three were easy enough. Q5 I found in my notes. Q6 and Q7 were easy enough. 'Indian Outlaw' was the controversial song. Q8 I had to think of and figured Golden Hillsides was to mix people who'd read through the bio of Keith Urban and his album 'Golden Road'. Q9 I'd especially studied hard their duets as they had at least four so figured this could be an Encore question with 'EXCEPT' being a duet with another artist. Q10 was easy enough.

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual.

Answers:

  1. My Next Thirty Years
  2. Better Than I Used To Be
  3. Senorita Margarita
  4. Red Ragtop
  5. Nothin' To Die For

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I figured I wasn't going to have time to dictate the question and answers and figure out the right answer in the short time before all my friends started splitting. Rob says "It's up to you Robin" when the question came up. Well I knew 'Emotional Traffic' was his newest album. "Is 'Felt Good On My Lips' a choice?" I asked. Nope! "'Better Than I Used To Be'?" Yes! Well there it is. Only two singles so far. I do have enough time to dictate the question and answers after all. When I got home I counted that I have twelve Tim McGraw CDs. Yeah I deserve this. This will be one of my last week's where I'll have time to read through Wikepedia bios and song lists as once the local soccer league starts up next month, I'll be lucky to have the time to come out and play.

Correct Answer:....2. Better Than I Used To Be

[NTN Extra Fact:...His debut single was called 'Welcome To The Club' and was released in 1992.]

I'm right and win as ROCKET with 70110. I earn 3000+ points for meeting the standard of 18000. I finish 3rd on the Network Top 20 in the Playback East district. The bar was 3rd in the Playback East district with a 65697 average...I finish 2nd on this bar's reset Hall of Fame out of six listings.
(ntn.com kept us in 3rd out of 1149 bars in the district).

Here's how the rest of the bar did:   
Player	preEncore       Final           Rank   ntn.com rank
ROCKET   46740     2   70110              3        17
LITBOX   45490     2   68235              4        20
METLCA   43280     2   64920              4        26
PLBAAB   42180     2   63270              5        32
COSMO    41300     2   61950              6        37
LIZZY    39840     2   59760             10        47
MARTTY       0     -       0           7526        --
(ntn.com listed 2732 Players Plus players with 2532 having a positive score in the Playback East district).  

Other games:
7:00pm...Countdown...ROCKET...I sign on after the game is over and earn 500+ points.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11119/15000...2nd/6...1000+ points...I'm 300th in NA...COSMO wins.
...............LITBOX...11020/15000...3rd/6...1000+ points...I'm 325th in NA...I earn 8 badges in this game.
8:00pm...Playback...(see above)
9:00pm...Tuned In...ROCKET...8224/10000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 129th in NA.
.............LITBOX...8224/10000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 129th in NA.
9:15pm...Speed Freaks...ROCKET...2000/28000...3rd/6...900+ points...I'm 3438th in NA.
............LITBOX...2000/28000...3rd/6...900+ points...I'm 3438th in NA...COSMO wins with 11750.
I earn four correct answers quickly while my friends are still eating then stop playing so I don't lose anything.
9:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...11612/15000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 91st in NA.
...........LITBOX...11612/15000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 91st in NA...I earn 9 badges this game.

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