Thursday Pickin X

Quote of the Day     “But I somehow someway keep coming up with funky ass s**t every day.”  as sung by the Gourds covering Snoop, Gin and Juice

We had 9 POTW winners last week. TB and Pitalo were hard luck losers. Musical points were awarded to Zeek for Song of the Week for “Gin and Juice” by the Gourds. He had three votes and his shrewd decision to vote for himself propelled him past Pitalo for SOTW and past Feidt’s Follies as weekly champ. RMac took home theme of the week with three votes, list of the week had no clear winner, with one vote apiece to several players. Be sure to participate and vote on your tunes next week. And beware of TB’s wrath if you self vote and I deem it bad form. Last week’s standings, with bonus picks specified, POTW winners end with number 9:

  1. Zeek (4-1); a big move up the charts this week.
  2. RSR; brings it every week.
  3. Feidt’s Follies (4-1); The usual.
  4. Ed; a no points shout out for post of the week. I laughed out loud, though I daresay I may have been the only one.
  5. Sweet; seemed like old times last weekend.
  6. MD; still dizzy from the teapot rides.
  7. Adam (1-1); co-TB-right-wing tormenter of the week.
  8. Fig (2-3); go ahead and put your crap on the blog Fig–I don’t mind being outnumbered. I just hope y’all aren’t jumping all over me if we establish a Kremlin before Christmas.
  9. Face  (0-2); The Greenies are bound to be better next year.
  10. Pitalo (5-0); two votes for Train in Vain, and I almost voted for Ain’t No Sunshine–that broke the tie ahead of TB. BTW, Pitalo has kicked butt every week I think. Sweet, you watchin?
  11. TB  (5-0); I’ve been unconscious for three weeks. You might want to spend some money in Vegas going against me this week.
  12. RMac; Theme of the week winner
  13. TKH (4-1); Thanks for the invite to the money payin pickem game.
  14. SC (3-1); TB loves a link.
  15. Larry (3-1); I might need you to get me a prescription written.
  16. Smily (3-2); keep on pickin the Bullies.
  17. OB (2-3); so close to breakin through. 
  18. Greeg (1-2); glad you’re back.  
  19. BR MIA–dude? WTF?
  20. JLM–posted, then lit out for Horn without pickin. 

The updated standings:

  1. TB  273
  2. Fig  263
  3. Feidt’s Follies  263
  4. RMac  262
  5. Rock Star 251
  6. Pitalo  232
  7. Supercynic  231
  8. OB  226
  9. Ed  219
  10. Adam 219
  11. Sweet 209
  12. Larry 203
  13. Face  191
  14. Smily  188
  15. Zeek  187
  16. MD  179
  17. JLM  150
  18. Greeg 140
  19. BR  130
  20. TKH  130

My picks:

  • West Virginia  -4′
  • Florida -5′
  • BYU  -14
  • Arkansas +6′
  • Oklahoma -21′

POTW–Texas -3′

My Tunes

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I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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43 Responses to Thursday Pickin X

  1. RMac says:

    TB, you didn’t mention that my POTW won, did I also get points for this? I appreciate all the votes for theme of the week.

  2. I almost gave you the win not taking in to consideration the point spread, but my sense of fairness to all won out over my desire to see you win at all costs. Maryland only won by three and they had to win by 10.

  3. smilyj says:

    Smily will be at the State game Saturday for the first time in years. Probably won’t recognize the place. But I will be cheering the Bullies on to victory. Or maybe a respectable game atleast. I wonder if some of my old stomping grounds are still there. Would love to show the wife mine and Baen’s stool for 3years at the landing for nickle and quarter beer nites. I still can’t believe they raised it to a quarter. Bastards. Oh well, I’m too old for the landing anyway. Now in honor of my trip I am only picking the Bullies this week.
    Songs- “Dont go away mad. just go away” THE Crue
    “Gone Shooting” AcDc
    “Working at the car wash blues” Jim Croce

  4. You’ll recognize it, but it’s a lot different. Looks good though. Unfortunately, The Landing, Doug’s Place and Mack’s are all lost to history. I’m told there are some decent places to go in town now though. The new video board is going to really make the stadium look different too. The pics I’ve seen are impressive.

    Don’t know when I’ll see the Bulldogs live again. I left when Tulane went up on us 28-0 a few years ago and haven’t been back.

  5. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Hawaii -7

    Bonus pick: Texas -3

    It’s a Halloween playlist, RSR style:

    The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead – XTC
    All the Things – Scarecrow Collection
    Haunted When the Minutes Drag – Love & Rockets
    More Human Than Human – Rob Zombie
    Caring is Creepy or Phantom Limb (it’s a pick ’em) – The Shins

    Bonus SOTW: Candy – Iggy Pop (with back-up by the B-52’s Kate Pierson)

    Excellent theme and song selections, TB. You just might get my vote next week.

  6. larry says:

    I will take

    Mich State -4
    UTEP +2
    Fla -5′
    Pitt +4′


    Ole Miss -6 That is a lot of point for the Rebs

    My theme is: The early 90s late 80s Fig E and B Rad Dance Mix. These song would guarantee an appearance on the dance floor by both in a matter of seconds. Nice crossover move Sweet.

    Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
    U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
    Bust a Move – Young MC
    Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc

    SOTW – I know this one has already appeared on the board, but I could not leave it off of this list.

    Push It – Salt’nPepa

  7. OB says:

    Damn, i posted my picks in wrond place! Sorry!

    OB will be running 9 miles tomorrow morning, so here are a few tunes that will get me motivated, get the ole heart pumping and help me stay in rhythm during my long, boring run. Keep in mind it takes while to run 9 miles so I need plenty of music.

    To get myself from the bed, into the car, and onto the trails I always start with some Metallica. I usually go throught two or three songs before reaching the park and onto the trials. Once I get out on the trails I play a slightly slower, soothing kind of music, because I can’t run nine miles with my heart rate at 90% on the max. Then my post run will again kick it up a notch.

    Pre Run:
    The Outlaw Torn (Metallica)
    Enter Sandman (Metallica)
    Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)

    Time (Hootie and the Blowfish)
    Here Without You (3 Doors Down)
    Heart Shaped Bruise (Elvis Costello)
    Country Darkness (Elvis Costello)
    Hello (Evanescense)
    Hellelujah (Jeff Buckley)
    All the Ways I want You (Jimmy Buffett)
    Handy Man (James Taylor)
    Stay (Sugarland)
    Teardrops on My Guitar (Taylor Swift)
    Stand Still Look Pretty (The Wreckers)
    Amsterdam (Coldplay)
    Whenever You Remember (Carrie Underwood)
    Don’t Blink (Kenny Chesney)

    Post Run:
    We Will rock You (Queen)
    Thunderstruck (AC/DC)
    Comin Home (KISS)
    Sweet Child O Mine (Guns N Roses)
    Jamie’s Cryin (Van Halen)

    Song of the Week:
    Moving in Stereo (Cars) for the scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Kansas State +11
    Georgia +5 ½
    Ole Miss -6
    Rice -2
    Kentucky +3 ½

    Texas Tech +3 1/2

  8. ZEEK says:

    Nice list on the tunes Larry, I had to chuckle.
    Well, even after winning last week I have a long way to go, so let’s get to it boys and girls.

    POTW- Utah -7 ( if they’re so good New Mex should be no prob)

    My theme on the tunes this week:
    Blood pumping, fist pumping, head thrashing, hard driving rock-n-roll that gets you pumped, so with all that pumping I guess it’s “Pumped”!!

    SOTW-Thunderstruck – AC/DC

    Break Somethin’- Limp Bizkit
    Stranglehold- Ted Nugent
    Unchained- Van Halen
    Let The Bodies Hit The Floor – Drowning Pool
    American Bad Ass- Kid Rock

    If those songs don’t get you hype, check your pulse.

  9. OB says:

    TB, I’m not getting any points for my tunes, but I see everyone using them for their Songs of the Week.

  10. The people are in charge now. Be sure and vote starting Saturday. I will take editorial notice that your songs have been used as SOTW by other posters more than once.

    I had to give up awarding the bonus myself, because I like all the lists. I am particularly proud of my own effort this week. I have a feeling you’ll get some appreciation out of rockstar who is also a distance runner. Speaking of RSR, nice call on those backup vocals.

  11. OB says:

    I will be sure and vote this week. I particularly like your “Listen Here” links.

  12. RMac says:

    I’m sorry I don’t understand the point system thus the reason I’ve never given a point spread. I thought my team just had to win. I don’t think Ole Miss won by 10 the week I picked them. I’m now starting to care and pay interest to a sport I dislike. Remind me why I’m on here again?

    editor’s note–you’re exempt from posting the spread–just keep picking. Even after a bit of a losing streak your system is as good as just about anyone else’s.

  13. OB says:

    I don’t know why you’re on here, but I’m on here for the tunes. I can’t pick worth a darn, so I can’t go wrong with music.

  14. For the amateur philosophy, occasional chuckle, but mostly for the banter.

    Or you could go with the great Smokey and the Bandit scene when Burt goes to get Jerry out of the house and say “for the money, for the glory and for the fun. Mostly for the money.”

    I mainly just hope it’s a little fun and that you’ll start to check in on some other posts! You ought to tell your friends to come on here and see what kinds of degenerates you had to grow up with.

  15. Jessie Lou says:

    RMac don’t start doubting yourself now – the point system is mainly so the bookie can make money -that is my personal theory. Otherwise, it should/would just be about who wins and who loses. Stick with your theme of survival since it is working.

  16. sweet says:

    The point spread is just like the stock market.
    I will go against Baen in all ten games he chooses in our pool and against all of Pitalos here
    Song – Do You Feel Like I Do (Frampton Live) it says “We” do on wikipedia

  17. Bobby Pitalo says:

    South Florida -2
    West Virginia – 3 1/2
    Hawaii -6
    Texas A&M – 3

    Navy -7

    Me and Mrs. Jones- Marvin Gaye

    Mr. Jones- Counting Crows
    Basketball Jones-Cheech
    The Old Rugged Cross-George Jones
    Its not unusual- Tom Jones

  18. Sweet, which game is the POTW–opposite of mine?

  19. sweet says:

    obviously don’t know your picks till 11 am sat, but I will go with LSU – I thought that line would be around 40

  20. Fig E says:

    Real funny Larry. Real funny.

    *Miami (FL) + 2″ at UVA
    *Tulsa -6′ at ARKANSAS
    *Florida -5′ vs Georgia
    *MISS ST -3′ vs Kentucky
    *LSU -25′ vs Tulane
    *Florida State +2 at GEORGIA TECH

    *David Allen Coe – 3 Biggest Lies
    *Guns & Roses – Its So Easy
    *Jimmy Buffett – Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
    *Jerry Jeff Walker – Pissin In the Wind
    *Stone Temple Pilots – Dead & Bloated

    Bonus Tune for Larry:
    *Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance

  21. Stone says:

    POTW – Arkansas -3

    Bonus – TCU -14

    Song of the week

    Bare Naked Ladies – “If I had a million dollars”

    “I’d buy you a K car, a nice Reliant automobile”

  22. Jessie Lou says:

    USC -44
    LSU -25 1/2
    Texas Tech – +3 1/2
    Florida State – +2
    Pitt – + 4 1/2

    POTW = South Carolina -5 1/2

    In honor of TB’s posts about Taxes and Money my Songs of the Week are as follows:

    Money – The Flying Lizards
    Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
    She Works Hard For the Money – Donna Summer
    Material Girl – Madonna
    Tax Man – The Beatles

    SOTW = I Want Candy – BowWowWow

    Happy Halloween!

  23. face says:

    POTW- LSU -25′

    bonus pick- Texas -3

  24. Madd Dawg says:

    MD’s back, back again, MD’s back, tell a friend, MD’s back, MD’s back, MD’s back….. (my second reference to Eminem on the site today).

    Ole Miss -6
    LSU -26

    POTW: Tulsa +7

    My song boycott continues.

  25. Greeg says:

    LSU -27
    Louisville -13
    W. Virginia -4
    Hawaii -7

    Spooky – The Classics IV
    Mama Told Me (Not to Come) – Three Dog Night
    Concrete Jungle – Bob Marley

  26. supercynic says:

    Washington +46
    Bowling Green -6′
    Texas -3
    UVA -2
    Duke +8

    POTW: Colorado +4

    Only 1 song for me: Disturbed’s Down With The Sickness.

  27. tkh says:

    My new job seems to be very picky on the website I can access so I offer these late picks with little research (which may be better than if I did look around)

    Songs for the day

    Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
    Thriller – Michael Jackson
    Ghost Busters – Ray Parker Jr.
    Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
    Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band


    Miami +2
    Auburn +6
    Texas -3
    USM -9
    ALABAMA -24

    UF -6

  28. RMac says:

    Georgia +7

    Song Theme – I will not be frightened by fuzzy numbers.

    I’m your Boogieman – KC & The Sunshine Band
    Ghost Town – Specials
    The Monster Mash – Bobby Picket

  29. BR says:

    florida -5.5
    washington +44
    potw usm -9

    song of the week

    hank williams jr: american dream

  30. Ed says:

    New Mexico Lobos +7.5

    Damn Wish I was your lover…Sophie B. Hawkins
    Life is a Highway…Tom Cochrane
    I’m gonna be (500 miles)…The Proclaimers

    Popular songs the last time Ole Miss beat Auburn in Oxford. Sigh.

  31. feidts follies says:

    i am drunk!!!!

    mizzo -21
    Tenn +6
    LSU -27

    Auburn +6

    Music, refer to above, I am drunk

  32. feidts follies says:

    woke up a little drunk this morning. After many ribs and naps those are some bad picks.

    I like Texas Tech +5

  33. ZEEK says:

    I will go ahead now and place my votes for the music TB, and hopefully people will follow my lead and vote in the manner that you requested. I think that should be taken into consideration, if you can’t follow simple directions maybe you don’t need points,huh? I digress, and choose.

    SOTW- OB- For his reference to Fast Times and for the effort he put into tunes this week(lot of typing)
    LIST- Larry- For taking me back to the 80’s one more time
    THEME- Pitalo(Skeeter)- For his “Jones” compilation

  34. RockStarRambler says:

    SOTW – RMac for I’m Your Boogieman (wish I had thought of it for my Halloween inspired list) and Ed for Damn, Wish I Was Your Lover
    List – TB gets my vote. Excellent call on the Todd Snider tune.
    Theme – OB. I’m a sucker for a running playlist. I go for world beat on longer runs – The Afro Celts, Rusted Root, any Peter Gabriel collaboration. Good rhythm.

  35. Bobby Pitalo says:

    SOTW- Fig E for Humpty dance

  36. SOTW–Ed’s Damn, etc, which brought the Rebs good luck.
    List–RSR for the non-obvious Halloween tunes
    Theme–I’ll go with OB and his runnin list. How was your time OB?

  37. larry says:

    I will go with Fig E for list and SOTW.

    Theme vote goes to Jessie Lou. larry loves money.

  38. OB says:

    Playlist of the Wee: Zeek
    I particularly like the Ted Nugent

    Sweet’s “Do You Feel Like I (We) Do”

    I have been running again for 6 weeks and up until now I’ve been trying to build a nice base. Yesterday I started incorporating Hills and tempo runs into my weekly schedule in order to get stronger and faster. In two weeks I start Intervals, which will get me even faster.

    I am not as fast as I was two years ago when I ran the Houston Marathon. I was averaging about 8 minutes per mile on my long runs back then. For the last 6 weeks I have been struggling to break 9:30 per mile, but I am feeling better and stronger it’s taking less and less time to recover.

    I will definiteltely give Rock Star Rambler’s tunes a try during my 11 mile long run this week.

  39. RMac says:

    List – TB
    Song – Revoluntion

  40. Jessie Lou says:

    SOTW – Me and Mrs. Jones

  41. Anonymous says:

    Humpty Dance

  42. sweet says:

    damnit that was mine above

  43. Diaz getting killed. No support from the coast. Next storm that comes, the coast gets what it deserves from the insurance co’s–but not you Sweet.

    On the good side, Kitchens looks like he should win. I don’t know if a runoff is called for if he doesn’t get 50% though.

    My thoughts on the big one later. I’m still watching for some specific states and congressional results before I opine and analyze.

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