Quote of the Day “For most men (till by losing rendered sager), Will back their opinions with a wager.” George Gordon, Lord Byron, from “Beppo”
Before you act on any of the information contained in today’s post, be forewarned that TB has had only brief interludes of success in his gambling career. But the weekend’s comin and it’s football season which means you have to pick college games against the spread. I’m going to give you five regular picks plus a five star, guaranteed, money back, free picks for the rest of the year if I lose, lead pipe, shoo-in, lock of the year, pick each week. If you have a pick of the week, please leave it as a comment. I’ll report each week on the success or lack thereof on each picker, and create some major awards at the end of the year for the best and worst prognosticators.
A surer bet and a good way to forget about losing your weekly office pool is to turn off the TV at some point on Saturday, open a beer if you haven’t already, and listen to some good tunes over the weekend. In that spirit, I also offer a six song playlist from my Ipod library and invite you to add a song or a few that ought to go on it. So here we go.
- Illinois +8′ over Missouri
- Hawaii +35 over Florida
- USM -10′ over ULaLa
- Michigan -3′ over Utah
- Memphis +7′ over Ole Miss
TB’s PICK OF THE WEEK–Clemson -4′ over Alabama
I may look at all of these differently come Saturday morning, and I really have no analysis as a basis for the picks other than Memphis usually plays Ole Miss close and I heard Clemson was supposed to be good this year. So feel free to castigate me, but don’t come cryin that you relied on TB and blew your paycheck.
This weekend’s playlist, and I’m playin it loud:
- Turn it Up–Todd Snider
- Amarillo Highway–Robert Earl Keen
- Late Last Night–Cross Canadian Ragweed
- Hurricane Party–Cowboy Mouth
- Pump it Up–Elvis Costello
- Oh, Atlanta–Little Feat