Thursday Pickin XIV (Wednesday edition)

Quote of the Day       “In the silence of her mind, Quiet movements, well I can find, Grabbin for me with her eyes, Now I’m fallin from her skies.”     –The Guess Who, No Sugar Tonight

I gotta bang this out quick so I can get on with finishing off “Third Week” leftovers in time to clean the slate for the Thanksgiving feast that begins tomorrow. Eight POTW winners last week, 3 no-shows, and RSR won the week by virtue of the all or nothing strategy and a song of the week victory, quoted above. Nobody won for list or theme, but vote getters received a nominal bonus. Last week’s results:

  1. RockStarRambler
  2. Fig E  (2-3)
  3. TKH (2-3)
  4. MD (2-3)
  5. SC (2-3)
  6. Larry (1-3)
  7. TB (2-3)
  8. Zeek (1-4)
  9. JLM (3-1)
  10. Feidt’s Follies (3-1) I couldn’t figure out your theme–clue us in
  11. Pitalo (2-2)
  12. Sweet (6-3)
  13. Smily (2-1)
  14. Ed 
  15. BR
  16. RMac
  17. Stone
  18. Greeg, OB Lefty, Face (on strike)

Season standings:

  1. TB    438
  2. Fig E  437
  3. RMac 422
  4. Ed  401
  5. RSR  398
  6. Feidt’s Follies 389
  7. Larry  368
  8. Pitalo   367
  9. OB   365
  10. Stone  357
  11. SC  355
  12. Zeek  335
  13. Sweet 334
  14. MD  318
  15. Smily  305
  16. JLM  304
  17. Face  291
  18. BR  388
  19. Greeg 275
  20. TKH  274

My Picks

  • Texas A&M  +35
  • LSU  -5
  • Memphis  -13′
  • Oklahoma  -7
  • Georgia Tech  +8′

POTW–State +18 (Go to Hell Ole Miss)

My Tunes

  • Hell’s Bell’s–AC/DC
  • Crossroad Blues–Robert Johnson
  • Devil’s Haircut–Beck
  • Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound–Bocephus
  • Runnin With the Devil–Van Halen

SOTW–Straight to Hell–Drivin and Cryin

About travellinbaen

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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30 Responses to Thursday Pickin XIV (Wednesday edition)

  1. RMac says:

    POTW – Ole Miss

    Free your Mind – En Vogue
    Union – Black Eyed Peas
    Peace Train – Cat Stevens

  2. It’s so easy to be magnanimous when you’re team is good.

  3. ZEEK says:

    Thanksgiving makes me think of mom sometimes so my theme this week will be females of old school country.

    SOTW-Loretta Lynn- Coal Miner’s Daughter
    (nuff said)
    Patsy Cline -Crazy

    Dolly Parton-Cowboy and the Dandy

    Crystal Gayle- Don’t it make my Brown Eyes Blue

    Tanya Tucker- The Night they Drove
    Old Dixie Down

    Tammy Wynette- Stand by Your Man



    West Va-3′

    Tex Tech-21′

    So. Car. +1′


  4. supercynic says:

    “It’s so easy to be magnanimous when you’re team is good.”

    Thanks, TB. That’s awfully nice of you to say those kind words about Ole Miss. Hey, MSU is no slouch of a football team. Ole Miss better not overlook them because they’ll kick Ole Miss’ butt. And quick. Anyway, I sure do appreciate your politeness.

    Ok, enough magnanimity.

    LSU -5
    Wake Forest -4
    Alabama -14
    Florida -16
    South Carolina +1′
    POTW: Tennessee -4′

  5. larry says:

    I had a chance encounter with TB yesterday and I might say he is looking rather fit. TB is right, his wife is way out of his league.

    Wake -4
    LSU -5
    Auburn +14
    Tenn -4′


    Ole Miss -16

    Tightrope – Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Devils Right Hand – Steve Earle
    We Just Disagree – Dave Mason
    Tempted – Marty Stuart
    Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones

    Ain’t No Good Chain Gangs – Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings

  6. I know of quite a few girls who inexplicably married down, to the great benefit of more than one Thursday picker.

  7. Jessie Lou says:

    Hope all of you are having a great thanksgiving.

    Florida – 16 1/2
    Kentucky +4
    South Carolina
    Vanderbilt – +4

    POTW – LSU – 5

    Songs Various with no theme:

    She’s got Skillz – All 4 One
    Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory
    Genie in A Bottle – Christina Aguillera
    1 Week – Bare Naked Ladies
    Closing Time – Semi Sonic

    SOTW – There We Are – James Taylor

  8. smilyj says:

    POTW LSU -5
    also STATE +18.5
    Fresno State -21
    South Carolina +1
    SOTW Waylon- “Drinking and Dreaming”
    Willie- “Bloody Mary Morning”
    Hank-“Naked Women and Beer”
    Kid Rock-“Drunk in The Morning”

  9. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss -18

    Here is this week’s songlist, inspired by some of RSR’s family members at Thanksgiving:

    Walkin’ Cane – REK

    Mother, Mother – Tracy Bonham

    Tiny Dancer (aka Hold Me Closer Tony Danza) – Elton John

    Alright Guy – Todd Snider

    Brother Love’s Travellin’ Salvation Show – Neil Diamond

    SOTW: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

  10. jon feidt says:

    funny how the picks for Ole Miss are -16 and the picks for State are +18′. Question of the week: How do you spend $54 at the Jazz Club. Still cheaper then anywhere else in the free world.

    Still early so I’ll be brief:

    Rebels by 29 (expecting bonus here Baen)
    Oregon St – 3′
    Okie St +7′
    Texas Tech – 38
    Pick o The Week: Tennesse -4′

    Songs will come to me about halftime. Time to break out the Bourbon. But the first song is the National Athem followed by the band banging on the drums kicking into Dixie as The Red and Blue rain down all over state running out onto the field.

  11. Bobby Pitalo says:

    LSU -6 1/2
    SMU +15
    Georgia -7
    Alabama -15
    South Caralina pk

    Bowling Green -2

  12. sweet says:

    Fla -16′ (POTW)
    Ore St-3

    Theme – Gerrycurls
    SOTW – Soul Glo (Coming to America)
    The Children Are our Future (Randy Watson w/Sexual Chocolate)

  13. sweet says:


  14. Fig E says:

    *usm -15 @ SMU
    *Georgia Tech +8 @ GEORGIA
    *Florida -16′ @ FLORIDA STATE
    *OREGON STATE -3 vs Oregon
    *South Carolina +1 @ CLEMSON

    ALABAMA -14′ vs Auburn

    *Jerry Jeff Walker – Hairy Ass Hillbillies
    *Skid Row – I’ll Remember You
    *Guns N Roses – One In A Million
    *Jimmy Buffett – Wonder Why We Ever Go Home
    *Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Bottle By My Bed

  15. Greeg says:

    2 Ps OTW
    Memphis -14
    USM -15

    Bama -14′

    Je t’aime moi non plus – Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin (The sexiest song I have ever heard. I have no idea what they are saying but the song was banned in the US so it must be pretty provocative.)
    Wind It Up – Gwen Stefani

  16. MD’s picks

    FL -16′
    AL -14′
    OK -7′
    POTW Ore State -3

  17. ZEEK says:

    Funny how Fig finally wised up and didn’t go against Ole Miss this week after hating on them for many weeks in a row. Did you run out of Haterade?

  18. Anonymous says:

    That was funny – Haterade!

    Kind of sad about Sylvester Croom. After being subjected to so much Auburn news through the Mississippi (really Alabama) Press, I’ll be anxious to see what goes on with Tuberville. At least Croom was likable which cannot be said for the Riverboat Gambler, not by me at any rate.

    On a totally seperate note – do not go see 4 Christmases with Vince Vaughn.

  19. Fig E says:

    Zeek, note the date and time of my picks post. It was after the Ole Miss – MS State game was over.

  20. ZEEK says:

    My vote for all three categories this week(In music) go to Smily.

  21. Jessie Lou says:

    I’m going with Greeg’s french tune in tribute to my french friend I spent the weekend visiting.

  22. RockStarRambler says:

    song – Larry for We Just Disagree

    theme – RMac

    list – TB (hate the theme, but love the tunes)

  23. Greeg says:

    SOTW vote goes to The Children Are our Future (Randy Watson w/Sexual Chocolate)
    Theme goes to Sweet
    List goes to Sweet

  24. Madd Dawg says:

    Please define “visiting”. Remember, this is a PG rated blog.

  25. larry says:

    RSR For List and

    SOTW – Brother Love’s Travellin Salvation Show

  26. Jessie Lou says:

    MD – would you like the truth or a lie?

  27. sweet says:

    Theme – Zeek
    List – smi-LY
    Song (tie) – Wind It Up & Gonna Make You Sweat

  28. Madd Dawg says:

    whichever version is more interesting to read

  29. Jessie Lou says:

    MD – I’ll just let your imagination do the writing – her name is Monique……

  30. Madd Dawg says:

    I can work with that

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