A Proposition for the Rules Committee to Consider
At last nights show, group of songs, Looks Like Rain, Built to Last, El Paso, Dire Wolf, Big Railroad Blues, Eyes of the World, and In the Midnight Hour were either unclaimed, or only chosen by one entrant in the contest. These songs expressed some dismay in our system of scoring as they witnessed Morning Dew and Touch of Grey dispersing many of the points. I would like to submit a rare-song-pick request to amend the rules for future tours on their behalf.
If a song is only chosen by one entrant, it is a rare-song-pick
, and that entrant will be awarded 5 points for the selection.
If such a system was in place last night. dr bakes would have received 5 points instead of 2 for Looks Like Rain, MS half-step would have received 5 points for El Paso instead of 1, strev would have received 5 points instead of 2 for Dire Wolf, pink11 would have eceived 5 points instead of 1 for Eyes of the World, and jim2794 would have received 5 points instead of 2 for In the Midnight Hour. While the current standings would reflect little changes, the overall future impact of such a rule change could open up the game for more offense and provide greater hope to all.
Awarding 5 points is only a suggestion, the actual number should be decided among the members of the rules committee (us).