Third Week Thursday Pickin

Quote of the Day     “My baby makes me proud. Lord, don’t she make me proud.”  My baby makes me smile. Lord,don’t she make me smile.”      — Charlie Rich, from Behind Closed Doors, Smily’s song of the Week, as voted by you, quoted completely out of context so I can dedicate it to Greeg and Chrissy

  Ok, the “Third Week” post wasn’t my funniest ever, but its a true observation nonetheless. It was a TB equivalent of a Saturday Night Live skit that airs in the last ten minutes. The thing is, if you keep repeating some of those bad skits, they eventually become funny. A prime example is the Aaron Neville “cocoa butter” bit. So I’ll try to work it in where I can. The Lieberman post was damn funny though–worthy of Jon Stewart’s show and Letterman’s.

Be that as it may, this week’s pick’em winner was Greeg who took the tiebreaker by winning Theme of the Week. Song of the Week to Smily, quoted above and List to Sweet.

Last week’s results and standings. As always, the winners are listed first and they make up the top 9 with bonus picks in parentheses. Everybody else lost their pick of the week.

  1. Greeg (Theme winner)
  2. RMac
  3. Ed
  4. TB (2-3)
  5. BR (1-2)
  6. MD (1-2)
  7. Larry (1-3)
  8. Feidt’s Follies (1-3) Congrats to Feidt’s Dad on winning a national award for coaching/community service.
  9. JLM (1-4)
  10. Zeek (2-3)
  11. Supercynic (2-3)
  12. Face (1-2)
  13. Sweet (1-4)
  14. Fig (1-4)
  15. RSR
  16. Stone
  17. Smily (0-1)
  18. Pitalo (0-5) Wow. I have a feeling Waldo and or Sweet bet your picks.
  19. OB and TKH–Injured Reserve List

Season Standings

  1. Travellinbaen 399
  2. RMac 392
  3. Fig E 387
  4. Ed  371
  5. Feidt’s Follies 354
  6. OB Lefty 340
  7. Rock Star Rambler 338
  8. Pitalo 333
  9. Stone 328
  10. Larry 328
  11. Supercynic 314
  12. Sweet 301
  13. Zeek 297
  14. MD 276
  15. Smily 273
  16. JLM 269
  17. Face 266
  18. BR 258
  19. Greeg 250
  20. TKH 226

My Picks for Third Week

  • Michigan State +14′
  • Ole Miss +4
  • Texas Tech +6′
  • Vanderbilt -3
  • NC State +11

POTW–Oregon State +2′ at Arizona

Going to see Robert Earl Keen on Friday in Oxford

  • Beer Run–Todd Snider
  • I’m Goin To Town–Robert Earl Keen
  • The Road Goes on Forever–The Highwaymen
  • Rollin By–Lyle Lovett
  • SOTW–Furnace Fan–Robert Earl Keen, -2′ over Tillamook County Jail–Todd Snider

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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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37 Responses to Third Week Thursday Pickin

  1. larry says:

    Don’t everybody jump on the Ole Miss bandwagon! Sweet, I am sure you will try and use the power against the Rebs.

    Tenn +3
    BYU +6
    Mich St +14′
    Texas Tech +6′

    POTW – Ole Miss +4

    Layla – Derek and the Dominos
    Turn the Page – Bob Seger
    The Boys Are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
    Runnin With the Devil – Van Halen


    Rebels – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

  2. ZEEK says:

    This week I was having a deep moment of thought about all that I hoped our new master and saviour Obama does to improve our country. One of the situations I thought about was our soldiers at war in the middle east. While I am still not sure what we are accomplishing with them
    over there,and would rather them be home; I give them my full support and thank them for serving our country. So, this is for you soldiers!!

    SOTW- Fortunate One- CCR

    Proud to be an American- Lee Greenwood

    Red, White and Blue- Toby Keith

    If You’re Reading This- Tim McGraw

    Star Spangled Banner- Jimi Hendrix(Woodstock)

    War(what is it good for?)- Ohio Payers

    POTW- Boise St.-5′

    NC St. +11
    Fla Int.-6
    Mich St. +14′

  3. larry says:

    That would be Fortunate Son.

  4. smilyj says:

    Potw LSU -4
    also Okla -6
    Tenn +3
    Seconds of foreplay before maddog has a premature “accident” -15

    Sotw “They Call Me Mellow Yellow” by ?
    “Beth” Kiss
    “Are The Good Times Really Over” Haggard

  5. sweet says:

    I had a K Wilson sighting at Jerry Lees the other day, she still looked disappointed

  6. tkh says:

    After traveling back to see an SEC game last week (UGA v AU, man 11:30 still means 8 ish tailgating) hopefully I’ll start back with a better week thatn what I left with.

    Florida State +1
    Syracuse +19′
    LSU -4


  7. sweet says:

    SOTW…. Sexy Eyes – Dr. Hook
    Roll On – Kid Rock
    Bail Out – D.R.I. (“They’re giving away free money”…Madd Dogg)
    You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette (despite the fact it was to Dave Coulier)
    Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time – Delfonics

    BYU + 7 (POTW)
    BC +2
    NW +3
    Tenn +3
    Miss St +1′
    TT +7
    Mich St +14′
    Minn +5′
    LSU -4

  8. ZEEK says:

    Larry: It is “It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t the fortunate one, no. It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son, no.”

    Look it up,dude, do not try and correct leader of BBRP, it tends to backfire on you.

  9. ZEEK says:

    Larry: I stand corrected, it is Fortunate Son, i am man enough to admit when I’m wrong(lots of practice,I guess) Oh well, song still rocks!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Daddy always said people respect you more when you stand up and admit you are wrong – especially before anyone else can accuse you. Zeek – you do get some points for that – not sure how many Larry will award you though!

  11. sweet says:

    Zeek, cross “fact check dude” off your job search

  12. ZEEK says:

    Can I keep “fat check dude”?

  13. sweet says:

    only if you wanna compete with me

  14. Fig E says:

    *Arkansas E @ MS STATE
    *LSU -4 vs Ole Miss (for Zeek & Larry)
    *HAWAII -23′ vs Ida “Cathie” ho
    *FL. INT’L -6 vs UL Monroe
    *OKLAHOMA -6′ vs Texas Tech

    TROY STATE -9′ vs UL Lafayette

    *Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
    *Front Porch Song – Robert Earl Keen
    *Leggo Beast – Steel Pulse
    *I F*ck Like A Beast – W.A.S.P.
    *The Way I Am – Eminem

    10 Seconds to Love (minus 8 for Madd Dawg) – Motley Crue

  15. supercynic says:

    West VA -7
    Central FL +5
    Texas Tech +6′
    Virginia +2′
    Notre Dame -19′
    POTW: Rice -9

  16. Madd Dawg says:

    I guess it is “I wanna be a funny man day” in TB land for “I date lesbos so they will think I am relatively well-hung” (sEan), “Two pumps and I’m done” (Brad), and “I used to have nads but Missy cut them off after I left my phone on at an inopportune moment” (Mike).

    Tx Tech +6′
    LSU -4
    Utah -6
    Oreg. St +2′

    and my POTW MS State E

    The New Orleans Metallica concert is this Sunday night, so y’all won’t be forced to endure for much longer my public shaming of Brad, Fig,, at least on the TB site.

  17. larry says:

    larry has no power to award or take points. That is TB’s gig. As a loyal member of the BBRP, I was just just being a smart a$$. The BBRP should expect nothing less.

  18. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Yea I had a bad week.

    Bowling Green-4
    Michigan State +15 1/2
    Oregon State +3
    Tulane +29

    akron -2

    SOTW- Copperhead Road-Steve Earle

    Deep then the holler- randy travis
    Grace is gone- Dave Matthews Band
    Corduroy- Pearl jam
    Heart of gold-Neil Young

  19. sweet says:

    Flip Flop of the week – scratch TT and add OK -6′

  20. sweet says:

    Addition of the week – Syr +20

  21. Ed says:

    Dear Bean,

    High School. The Blue Hole. Market Street. The Point. Unattended Beer Cans by the tires of Cars. Blaring the radio with the windows down. Blaring the radio with the windows up. The Camero Berlinetta w/ T-Tops. Jeep CJ-5 Renegade. The AMC Pacer. The Gremlin. The Family Truckster. Late Night Taco Bell. The Last Case before Midnight. Party at the kids house whose parents are out of town. Shotgunning a beer.

    Songs where someone would either yell “turn it up” or physically do so in the first 5 seconds of song recognition:

    Fantasy – Aldo Nova (Helicopter landing with bass beat intro)
    Running with the Devil – Van Halen (Long guitar licks with descending tone)
    Run Runaway – Slade (Fast paced drum and guitar opening)
    Your Love – The Outfield (“Josie’s on a vacation far away” happened every freakin’ time)
    Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (I have never heard this song at a reasonable volume in my life)

    POTW – Minnesota +5
    (The state where they debate who’s better? The Replacements or Husker Du).

  22. smilyj says:

    You are BDW (Ben Damn White!) They said this for years at Perk. Mostly by people who had no idea who they were talking about. I wonder if they still say it? Anyway, you are damn right, I mean BEN DAMN WHITE!

  23. BR says:

    I happen to be in the car that night and yes
    smile’s that phrase is still used today by me, i plan
    on teaching my son to say it when he’s
    old enough to cuss. By the way smiley did
    you play high school ball? (i got him back
    for you TB)..

    pick of the week: lsu-4
    sotw: Hold on Loosely (38 Special)

  24. jessie Lou says:

    Picks as follows:

    MS State – 0
    LA Tech – 6 1/2
    Boise State – 5 1/2
    Utah – 6

    POTW – LSU – 6

    Songs from the Past:
    Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
    Rio – Duran Duran
    Kiss – Prince
    Love Shack – B-52’s
    Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin
    Only Want to Be With You – Hootie & the Blowfish

    SOTW – Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant

    **fixed it for you JLM**

  25. Jessie Lou says:

    The above is from Jessie Lou – for some reason I’ve started popping up as anonymous – something I’ve wanted to be on occasion but not this one.

  26. RMac says:

    POTW – Virginia

    Theme – Thanksgiving

    Thank you for being a Friend – Andrew Gold
    Thank You – Alanis Morissette
    I want to Thank You – Otis Redding

  27. ZEEK says:


    You should have added “Thank You” by
    Led Zeppelin– it is better than all those songs combined and will fit your theme perfectly, just a suggestion and I’m sure webmaster TB would not mind accomodating a lovely lady.

  28. POTW: Florida State +1

    Here are some cool tunes…”no” doubt about it:

    No Myth – Michael Penn
    No More Words – Berlin
    No Rain – Blind Melon
    No Sugar Tonight – The Guess Who
    No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

    Bonus “no” track: Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

  29. Adam says:

    LSU -whatever

  30. Adam says:

    That was the POTW

  31. Feidt's Follies says:

    My liver is intact after last weekend so last night i decided to start in on it again with apple flavored vodka and jagarbombs, hence the late post. Mind you we never made it out of my kitchen.

    On another note I have found a juke joint up the street towards the ghetto that has a house blues band on Saturday night and rumor has it White people are allowed. So I am planning on venturing out to there tonight if I make it off the couch after Your Ole Miss Rebels Whomp LSU with my bottle of makers mark.

    Today I like
    Oregon St +2′
    Vandy -3
    OLE MISS +3′ should be a lot higher of a number
    Miss State +1

    POTW – Mich St +15′

    was gonna be Purdue but I just checked the score halfway thru this post and saw that it was 40-3.


    Songs of Freedom – Bob Marley
    Dancin in the Street – Van Halen (not theirs but i like it)
    I got you (I feel Good) – James Brown
    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
    here Comes the Sun – Beatles

    Ben you might be able to pick up on this theme, I will be impress if you can. email me.

  32. Jessie Lou says:

    My vote on Feidt’s theme is – the Sun.

  33. ZEEK says:

    My votes for tunes are as follows:

    SOTW- I have to go with Sweet’s “Sexy Eyes”
    (that didn’t sound right)

    List- Fig- The Crue, WASP, and Steel Pulse??
    (You had me at hello)

    Theme-RMac- Thanks to me helping her with an addition to her “Thank Yous” (your welcome)

  34. larry says:

    Zeek – SOTW – Fortunate One

    Pitalo – LOTW

  35. RockStarRambler says:

    song – Pitalo for Copperhead Road

    list – Feidt

    theme – split vote for Ed and TB

    debate – The Replacements over Husker Du, but Bob Mould edges out Paul Westerberg

  36. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Larry -SOTW- Turn the page.

    List- Jessie Lou

    Theme goes to RSR for the “no” theme

  37. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the fix TB.

    Song = No Sugar Tonight – I Love the Guess Who

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