Quote of the Day “Whoa, lemme tell you about Bo Jackson.” –Keith Jackson (at least in popular lore), the greatest sports broadcaster ever
It’s college football bowl season almost, and that means a clean slate for everyone in the pickin world. If you held back from pickin because you didn’t tune in until mid-season, here’s your chance for glory. I realize its a bit early for pickin the big games, but odds are the TB site will lie dormant on the next couple of Thursdays, so here are my picks and my tunes. Your challenge, in addition to pickin winners, is to produce the ultimate end of year/new year playlist. I know that’s kind of tough, so feel free to stretch the connection. There’s also a poll question which should satisfy Zeek and others in getting their shot at good tune pickin recognition on the greatest pickin game on the worldwide web.
- Southern Miss +4′
- Florida State -4′
- BC -3′
- USC -9
- Texas -9
- Utah +10
Pick of the Bowls–Florida -3
Upset Special–Hotty Toddy wins outright in Dallas
My Tunes to Ring it all in
- Come on Eileen–Dexy’s Midnight Runners (CoachTeejay remember rockin out to this on the way to the President for the Millenium?)
- Champagne Supernova–Oasis
- Steal My Kisses–Ben Harper
- Cannonball–The Breeders (Takes me back to a French Quarter New Year’s with the whole gang and the most frightening ride ever with Holly H. at the wheel.)
- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da–The Beatles
- Furnace Fan–Robert Earl Keen (Takes me back to the Hana Highway)
Special Bonus Christmas Song–Merry Christmas From the Family–Robert Earl Keen click here to listen
And finally, a Thursday Pickin Poll–vote early and often.
So. Miss. +4′
Wake Forest -3
Boise State +2
Ga. Tech -3′
POTWhatever: Ole Miss
Man I would take BR and OB anyday in your poll. Sure they wear their hats crooked, but they had freakin awesome curveballs, and were even known to walk a few only to pick them off first base. I guess you could say they were sneaky or crafty, which is exactly like their music. They don’t play junk that is played over and over again on the radio. They play the jazz, rock, pop, zydeco, blues, country, and even a little rap. They play whatever gets the job done!
You southpaws stick together. I do remember one night when we were 13 and on Concrete Products that BR walked a guy, picked him off, walked another guy and picked him off and walked a third guy and picked him off. I’m pretty sure out number 3 was Shane Switzer on LaFont Inn who simply stood there and shook his head.
Then he walked the leadoff guy the next inning, and yep, picked him off.
Zeek was probably catching that game.
Yeah, BR and I were known to have high pitch counts. I was keeping the pitching chart for him one game at Perk and I think was approaching 200 pitches in the third inning. Let’s see pitchers of today’s ERA try and do that.
Do you remember the game versus Biloxi in the playoffs our senior year? We were up one with one out in the last inning and no one was on base. I walked the next hitter and knew they would be attempting to bunt the guy over to second to put the potential tying run into scoring position. I picked the guy off first for the second out! I then walked the next batter. I again knew they would try and get the guy to second somehow. The Biloxi coach called time out and yelled at the guy on first and told the guy to not get picked off first and to stay on the bag. Well, I heard that and proceeded to pick the guy off first to end the game.
BC -4 (POB)
SOTNY- You shook me all night long-ACDC
Celebration-Kool and the Gang
Fight for you right to party-Beastie Boys
I remeber the game where BR walked 8 batters and I threw 7 of em out trying to steal. I think I hit for the cycle that game too.
Quote for the season and year. “Every man’s life touches so many other lives…..When he’s not around anymore, It leaves an awful hole.”
Clarence AS2 (Angel
From “It’s A Wonderful Life”
All politicians, leaders, CEO’s, should watch this movie before making decisions that affect the rest of us.
smi-LY, MD said you were a catcher for different reasons
MD was penalized for a false start with Kaeren W.
Is there a limit to how many picks I can take/make?
No, pickem all if you like.
way too many KW references on the TB board. I think B Rad C is jealous.
POTW: OK St -3
LA Tech E
S. Car. +3
Ball St -2
Boise State +46 1/2
Central Michigan 5
North Carolina +44 1/2
Wisconsin +52 1/2
Oklahoma State 3
Cincinnati 2 1/2
Texas Tech 5
Connecticut 4 1/2
Ball State 2
POTW – Alabama 9 1/2
Songs that remind me of Christmas/New Year’s based on what album we likely got for presents that year:
Feliz Navidad (otherwise known as ‘my neice bobbysocks’)
One – Three Dog Night
Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog – Three Dog Night
Hey Ya – Outkast
It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Goodby Yellowbrick Road – Elton John
Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart
Those are some good lines LJB. I’ll take BST, Haw, NC and Wisc with you
“What happened then, well in Goulaville they say, that The Sweet’s small heart grew two sizes that day.”
You must be feeling the Christmas Spirit to agree with my picks……said with humor intended in case anyone is in doubt.
Ho, ho, ho!
POTB – Ole Miss +5
Bonus POTB Boston College -3′
larry abides by the TB scoring system, but is disappointed in the low position after riding the Rebels to a 9-4 POTW record.
NC State +7
Ohio St +8
Fla – 3′
Big Shot – Billy Joel
Capt Jack – Billy Joel
Always on the Run – Lenny Kravitz
Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Jump – Van Halen – Premiered at 12:01 AM 1/1/1984 on MTV. When MTV actually played music.
If We Make It Through December – Merle Haggard
HOW COME I CANNOT VOTE TWICE ON THE POLL
ABOVE, I LIVE IN MISSISSIPPI WE CAN DO THAT ON ELECTION DAY !!!
POTW: TEXAS TECH
SOTW: JINGLE BOMBS: ACHMED THE DEAD TERRORIST
THAT WAS MY COMMENT ABOUT THE POLL IT WOULD NOT LET ME PUT MY NAME ON IT FOR SOME REASON.
Been outta commission with a faulty computer but am back online. I already listed my XXMas songs before so i will just have one SOTW because TB obviously is not impressed with the Zeekster’s musical taste so it’s not worth it.
SOTW- Angry All the Time- Tim McGraw
Merry XMas and Happy New Year from the BBRP
That was me above
Zeek, viva la difference
Ole Miss + 6.5
Flordia -2 1/2
Georgia tech -3
Ball State -2
Zeek – different strokes for different folks – that is what makes the world go around. Wouldn’t it be boring if we all liked the same thing? We would have nothing to debate about and everyone would be the same little robot. That is what is fun about this site – seeing all the different opinions.
Typical female JLou, my point was the lack of points, hence Zeek doesn’t WIN. Just win baby!! JK everyone, relax, I luv variety.
Ahh, I see. I have refrained, so far, from commenting on the point system – it is one of those things I have absolutely no control over.
More for the song list:
“Tenuousness” Andrew Bird
“My Girls” Animal Collective
“Daylight” Matt and Kim
“Turn It On” Franz Ferdinand
“Love is a Burning Thing” Fires of Rome
Bowl pick: Ole Miss +5
Songs for the new year:
New Age Girl – Dead Eye Dick
These Are Days – 10,000 Maniacs
Golden Years – David Bowie
Ahead by a Century – The Tragically Hip
Time Has Told Me – Nick Drake
Happy 2009 everyone!
HOTTY F**KIN TODDY BABY!!!
The Rebels proved that they can play with anyone in the country and did the SEC proud. They dominated a team that was ranked 18 spots higher than them in that team’s home state!!
Alabama however, was a pure embarrassment to the SEC while getting their butts stomped by UTAH, for God’s sake, and showing absolutely no character, guts, or genitalia. It just goes to show that if you really want it more than the other guy, if you fight for it you might get it. Saban’s a turd.
For the love of God can we get a playoff system??
I think Utah pretty much got the treatment that Ole Miss did – no one thought they could win. Just goes to show you that on any given day anyone can win.
JL…anyone can win??? Utah put a shonuff ass whoopin on Bama (who was way overdue for one) and Ole Miss rolled up over 500 yards of offense on another one of these Big 12 pathetic defenses….i think people, fans get caught up in the sports media’s favorites, ie., Bama (always) and Tech (could do no wrong after the Crabtree heroics against Texas)……love ya though
From one Byrd to another Quail – all I meant was -never underestimate the other team – I believe that Utah (although undefeated) and Ole Miss were both underestimated – likely because the media favorites as you said – Bama and Texas Tech – both believed all the hype they heard about themselves. I used to live in Lubbock 20 years ago and have seen them beat Ole Miss a few years back in Oxford while Eli was there. Payback is always fun.
good one larry
I read it as the two birds byrds agreeing?
Hmm, I’m not sure if Quail agrees with me or not, I’ll defer to him on that one.
Three Little Birds, each by my doorstep, singing sweet songs………
Who is the third bird?
That remains a mystery to this day…..