Quote of the Day “Most loathsome events become humorous tales with the passage of time.” —Jimmy Buffett, from “Tales From Margaritaville”
TB is off to a really good start on his picks this year. Unfortunately, my Mississippi State Bulldogs are, once again, so bad I cannot enjoy the season. 38-7 last week against Georgia Tech. Ouch. My playlist, below, will reflect the mood those damn dawgs have put me in.
On to the weekly winner……It came down to Feidt’s Follies and Sweet, both 3-0 with good picks of the week. Both are on a POTW winning streak, thus accumulating equal bonus points. But Feidt weighed in with the two funniest lines of the week so he gets the 50 points plus a little extra for the wit. Third place was a tie between RMac, now 3 for 3 on her all or nothing POTW and some non-TB genre tunes and Greeg at 5-1/POTW plus awesomely weird musical submissions. As much as I hate to put him this high, Stone was next, going a straightforward 1-0/1-0 with bonus points for correctly picking against his Rebels. OB bounced back from Ike with a nice 3-1/1-0 week and Ryder Cup concurrence. Zeek picked up Ryder Cup bonus points and went 3-2/1-0 and a nice playlist. TB turned in a solid week, going 3-2/1-0 and a bonus for 3 POTW’s in a row. TKH was next at 3-2/1-0, then MD with a tepid 1-2/1-0 mark, the last correct POTW. Had he been in a tie, I was prepared to award bonus points for sparing us his unsophisticated musical tastes. BR was the number one loser, 2-1/0-1 by virtue of his Market Street reference. JLM and Face tied at 3-2/0-1 and 2-1/0-1, respectively with both blowing a chance to break the tie with deductions for JLM’s Mickelson/TB comment and Face’s Al Queda loving Ryder Cup pick. Smily limped in at 2-1/0-1, but dropped off some nice tunes. RSR went all in and missed the POTW, but got a bonus for a great playlist hearkening back to the Concerts post and the shout-outs to other Travellinbaen posters. Fig is clinging to his perch at the top of this game with a 2-3/0-1, though he gave us another solid list. Pitalo went 2-3/0-1, Larry went 1-3/0-1 with a bonus deduction for losing a pick on his favorite team. But I restored the point after listening to his tunes. Ed went all in and lost, and though he got a shout from JLM on his song, he knew it was not his best effort. Something about having to “work”. Inexplicably, or maybe explicably, SC was MIA and picked up a goose egg.
The updated standings:
- Feidt’s Follies–100
- Navy +16′
- NC State +9
- Bama +7
- Auburn -6′
- Notre Dame -1
- Pitt -15′
- Sunday Morning Comin Down–Johnny Cash
- The Thrill is Gone–BB King
- Personality Crisis–New York Dolls
- London Homesick Blues–Jerry Jeff Walker
- Northern Sky–Nick Drake, a mellow light at the end of the tunnel