Quote of the Day:
“We are inclined to believe if we have watched a football game or a baseball game, we have taken part in it.” John F. Kennedy
TB is eagerly anticipating the return of Thursday Pickin. This year promises to be the best one ever judging by the summer enthusiasm generated by the Football in Julypalooza series and even an early playlist submission from Larry. This week is for predictions. Choose three teams and pick their season records. I suggest predicting your favorite team, biggest rival and whoever else interests you, but hey, I’m no authoritarian–do it however you like. And if you want to bust out with a pre-season playlist, have at it. My picks are:
TB’s Mississippi school predictions
Favorite–Mississippi State (0-12) For once I’d like to go into a season with expectations that have a reasonable chance of being exceeded. I must admit that my heart thinks somehow the Bullies will win 6, but then again, my heart can be an idiot sometimes.
Rival–Ole Miss (9-3) Ole Miss has a great quarterback, some nice skill players and a lot of returning starters in the less glamourous slots. If they falter it will be due to either the QB Snead getting injured or due to the loss of Peria Jerry being greater than anyone anticipates. That guy was a beast on the D-line last year, especially late.
USM–I don’t even know who the hell they play and I don’t really care. However, they will probably go 7-5 because they usually do, as far as I know.
SEC Champs will be Florida and National Champs will be USC. Why not.
My 2009 playlist
- It’s a Long Way to the Top –AC/DC
- Beer Run –Todd Snider
- All Things Must Pass –George Harrison (hat tip to Itunes store)
- Alive and Kicking –Simple Minds
- Catch a Wave –The Beach Boys (since it IS July)
And finally, George Thorogood, live from Clarksdale, Mississippi