Thursday Pickin Season II, Week 3

Quote of the Day:

I way too loudly exclaimed, “I lost my virginity to this song!” –Samsmama, comment of the week, Thursday Pickin, Season II, Week 2

TB didn’t have much time for the internets last week while touring Maine, just enough to keep the TBU spinning. The lack of time prevented me from commenting on SM’s story, Face’s “all-in” single tune (didn’t get that until today–very nicely done), Calico’s confusion, Feidt’s “success in the sheets, CTJ’s obsession, Larry’s boldly wrong POTW, Q’s appearance, MD’s concession, BR’s request….all of the things that make Thursday Pickin the best discussion threads on the worldwide web. I’ll be paying more attention this week. Looking at the tunage votes and ratings, I’m awarding the bonus for SOTW to Zeek and Theme to Irv.

Let’s get on with it. Last week’s results, the top 10 won their POTW, TB tied, everybody else lost:

  1. RSR (all in) 50 + makeup points tie a 4-1 = 68
  2. Mac (4-1) 68
  3. Feidt’s Follies (4-1) 68
  4. Irv (3-2) plus bonus 61
  5. BW Buzz (2-1-1) 56
  6. MD (2-1) 56
  7. CTJ (2-2) 50
  8. Sweet (1-1-1) 50
  9. Smily (1-1) 50
  10. Zeek (2-3) plus bonus 49
  11. TB (3-2) 36
  12. JLM (3-2) 26
  13. S&M (1-1-1) 20
  14. Larry (2-2-1) 20
  15. Fish (2-3) 14
  16. Face (all in) 10
  17. BR (all in) 10
  18. Fig (1-4) 2
  19. TDW (injured reserve list)
  20. Q (peanut gallery)
  21. Calico (better things to do)
  22. TKH (MIA)

The Season Standings after two weeks:

  1. RSR 141
  2. Sweet 119
  3. Irv 106
  4. Coach TJ 106
  5. Smily 88
  6. BW Buzz 82
  7. MD 81
  8. Mac 79
  9. Face 78
  10. Larry 76
  11. Zeek 75
  12. JLM 70
  13. Fish 70
  14. Feidt’s Follies 68
  15. TB 50
  16. TKH 27
  17. TDW 26
  18. BR 20
  19. S&M 19
  20. Fig 17

Undefeated through 2 weeks on POTWs are RSR, Sweet, Smiley, Coach TJ and IRV, while Feidt’s Follies is 1 for 1

TB’s Picks for Week 3

  • Tennessee +29′
  • USM -15′
  • Notre Dame -10
  • Georgia +1′
  • Louisville +14

My POTW, because I have the fan’s version of a death wish, and because if your team can’t cover 9 against Vandy you shouldn’t be worried about this season anyway, MSU +9

Here’s the link to the odds

My Weekend Tunes in honor of my underDawgs

  • Bitch Went Nuts–Ben Folds
  • Dog Eat Dog–AC/DC
  • Bad to the Bone–George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers
  • Who Let the Dogs Out–Baja Men

SOTW–Hey Bulldog–The Beatles

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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 Season II, Week 3

  1. Fish says:

    POTW Florida -29′
    USM -15′
    Notre Dame -10
    Oklahoma -15′
    Texas A&M -17
    South Carolina -21

  2. Greeg says:

    POTW Tennessee +29′
    Mich St +11
    BYU -7
    Buffalo +4
    MS State +9
    USC -21

    SOTW Seether – Veruca Salt
    Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

  3. dirty larry says:

    Oklahoma -17′
    Baylor -10′
    Georgia +1′
    Texas -17′
    Utah +5

    POTW

    I sure will be glad when the Rebs get back on the board.

    Southern Miss -15′

    Tainted Love – Soft Cell
    Electric Avenue – Eddie Grant
    She’s a Beauty – The Tubes
    Do Da Stanky Legg – GS Boyz
    Methamphetamine – Old Crow Medicine Show – greeg’s reminded me of this one

    SOTW

    Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes

  4. sweet says:

    POTW – Syracuse +3
    SOTW – Hats Off To Larry, Del Shannon
    For the record I was 2-1-1 last week

  5. br says:

    potw ga tech +5 1/2
    will be back later with sotw

  6. Mac says:

    POTW- MS State +9
    Virginia +15 1/2
    Syracuse +3
    Arkansas -1 1/2
    Texas Tech +17 1/2
    I couldn’t find Roberta but SOTW- You’re So Dumb by Mack Banks
    Long live the Supper Club and Go Dawgs!!!

  7. Mac says:

    Bonus SOTW pretty much sums up my disappointment in these SOTW losses I am racking up.

  8. Sweet, the record in parentheses only refers to bonus picks. Everyone in the top ten won their POTW which is the main points component.

  9. Samsmama says:

    Hey! I moved up a notch! AND got the comment of the week! I’m on a roll, beyotches!

    OK, picks are opposite of Sweet, as usual.

    POTW is KU +14

    SOTW is Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas and Poker Face by Lady Gagme. Reason being that it’s playing on Parks & Recreation right now.

    I won’t be around next Thursday, so do what you need to do. But my SOTW should be reggae themed, as I’ll be in Jamaica.

  10. SM, I’ll go ahead and log you in next week as opposite of Sweet with a “Legend” playlist.

    Drink an umbrella drink for the TBU.

  11. coachteajay says:

    POTW..our special teams are GARBAGE and its goin to cost us 2-3 games this year

    Virginai +15′

    The rest
    Tennessee +29′
    Tulsa +17′
    USC -18′
    Kentucky -14
    LSU -26′

    SOTW

    Makin the trek back to Hattie this week, in honor of that Im goin to with the best party small venue band I’ve ever seen. Baen will enjoy this video, watching this video brought back great memories of seeing them in Tuffburg, for those of you that have seen them I hope you enjoy, for those of you that have not seen them, crank it up and watch the entire video and make note of the crowd and you will get a small idea of the electricity this band brings…GT’s

  12. Smilyj says:

    I belive I am also undefeated in my POTW. A little recognition would be nice please.

    POTW Auburn -7
    also, State +9
    Va Tech -4
    North Carolina -7
    Cal +14
    BYU -7
    Georgia +1
    SOTW
    “TUBE STEAK BOOGIE” ZZ top. Just cause I love the line, “I got a girl, she lives on the hill. She won’t do it but her sister will.”

    and to make it a theme, I’ll throw in “BAD BOY BOOGIE”. Ac/Dc.

  13. Sorry Smily, fixed it.

  14. Fraud Fig says:

    Dirty Larry. Mmmmm Ummmm. Is HT out of town?

    POTW: Boise St – 7 @ FRESNO ST.

    FLORIDA -29′ vs ut
    Eastern Michigan +24 @ MICHIGAN
    VANDY -9 vs. state
    USM -15′ vs. uva
    Utah +5 @ OREGON

    SOTW Back for More – Ratt

    The Bottle Let Me Down – Merle Haggard
    Dinosaur – Hank Williams Jr.
    Harry Ass Hillbillies – Jerry Jeff Walker
    Panheads Forever – David Allen Coe
    Southern Comfort – Shooter Jennings

  15. bwbuzz says:

    POTW AUBURN 7 1/2

    FLORIDA 29 1/2

    KENTUCKY -14

    LSU-26 1/2

    SOUTH CAROLINA -20 1/2

  16. Zeek says:

    POTW- Purdue-12

    Vandy-9
    Boise St.-7′
    Cal-13′
    Iowa-4

    SOTW- I Fight Authority- John Mellencamp

    F**k The Police- NWA

    Changes- David Bowie

    Folsom–Johnny Cash

    Can you guess the theme?

  17. Who won, you or the law?

  18. Samsmama says:

    He mentioned Folsom, so I’m guessing the law.

  19. Madd Dawg says:

    POTW: Washington +20

    others:
    E. Mich +24
    Miss. St. +9

    Concert of the Week: Scene 4 at Thunder’s Tavern Saturday night—might try to make that and then crash at Sweet’s new crib

  20. “crash at Sweet’s new crib”….is that a euphemism for “stay out all night, all day the next day, and maybe another night, whereabouts unknown”?

  21. Madd Dawg says:

    um, no comment TB, but JL is invited…….

  22. irvineredd says:

    Alabama -39.5
    Miss St. +9
    Utah +5
    Georgia +2.5

    POTW
    LSU -26.5

    PLOW
    Southern Man-Neil Young
    Going Out West-Tom Waits
    Georgia on My Mind-Ray Charles
    Big River-Grateful Dead version

    SOTW
    LSU -26.5

    I’m heading to Blacksburg for the Virginia Tech v. Nebraska. Watch Out Bo Pellini, I remember you coached at LSU, and as an Ole Miss alumni it is my duty to tell you to go to hell!

    In honor of my road trip out to rural Virginia, Bonus Song of the Week :

  23. irvineredd says:

    SOTW was supposed to be Born on the Bayou

  24. sweet says:

    I need to get married

  25. face says:

    POTW- BYU -8

    SOTW- I heard three different versions of this song today on XM driving to New Orleans. I’ll take that as a sign and pick this Jimi Hendrix version as SOTW

  26. Zeek says:

    Since it is still late Friday/ early Saturday and it is before kickoff, I would like to change my POTW to Cincinatti +2 vs. Ore St. and just bump my old POTW down to a bonus pick. Thank You. Cincy is a mortal lock to all you gamblers out there, you can thank me later.

    Not very many guesses on my tunes theme, I will wait for some more guesses before I reveal the answer. I’m sure you are all holding your breath with anticipation.

  27. Madd Dawg says:

    yea zeek, i just must know. is it that you are gay?

    i have been listening to slipknot all night, so i am about ready yo kill someone and/or something!!

  28. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Tennessee +29

    Time = 1:37am
    Tunes = sleep

    Heaven or Las Vegas – Cocteau Twins
    Cello Song – Nick Drake
    Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
    River of Deceit – Mad Season
    Porcelain – Moby

    SOTW: Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

  29. Jessie Lou says:

    Florida State +8
    Auburn – 7
    North Carolina – 7
    Arkansas – 2
    Nebraska +5

    POTW – Utah +5

    Songs:
    Crazy – Aerosmith
    My Lips Are Sealed – The GoGos
    Hot Blooded – Foreigner
    Candy O – The Cars

    SOTW – No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
    Dedicated to SM and her trip to Jamaica – one of my favorite places to go!

  30. Feidts Follies says:

    As usual I am in a stuper and didn’t read anything above me, I think the theme today is road Dogs. I love how it has become how bad will Florida blow UT out of the water. That has trap written all over it.

    Virginia +14
    WVU +7
    Tennessee +30
    Uconn +10′
    Penn St -29

    POTW Ohio St. -21

    For music we are having a 90’s Feidtfest tonight so I go to go with all music that we listened to at old parties. I think I can remember but I got some cut off jeans and a red Cinncinatti hat.

    Dazed & Confused soundtrack over & over again
    Animal House Soundtrack (Shamalamadingdong is still best song ever)
    Any Steve Miller Band (Jungle Love was my get pumped up song before soccer games in high skool)
    AOTW – NASTY AS THEY WANT TO BE

  31. Feidts Follies says:

    sleeper theory I have pick
    Minnesota +14
    PAC 10 team with a 11:00 kick off, still asleep

  32. Jessie Lou says:

    In light of MD’s invitation perhaps I should change or add to my SOTW to

    Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash.

  33. Feidts Follies says:

    Scratch my Uconn pick, did not know QB was out. Put in Oklahoma as my write in.

    My sleeper pick just missed it. Nothing like Cal scoring 14 in the last 5 minutes of the game.

  34. face says:

    I’m going out on a limb and saying the last three hours have been the best three hours of football on TV I’ve ever seen. I had picture in picture with a split screen flipping between the following games: USC-Wash, Va Tech-Neb, Fla-Tenn, ND-Mich St, USM-Va., and Utah-Oregon.

  35. it’s been pretty good. I like watching on tv with the laptop tuned in to espn 360 with 5 games streaming nowadays. But best ever? That would be tough to measure.

  36. Bullies win outright, and Mullen gets a Gatorade bath. Which is kind of sad. But not as sad as losing to Vandy would’ve been. I get to stay “hopeful” for another week or two in 09 now.

  37. Madd Dawg says:

    Sorry JL, in light of my staying up WAY too late on Friday night and then being out in the sun at my kids’ football and baseball games on Saturday (hungover and sweating beer all day), I did not make the Scene 4 show and was asleep before 9:00 PM on Saturday. Next time, I will plan my drinking/staying up late schedule better.

  38. Zeek says:

    Well, for those interested, and I know that it is few, my theme was that the Zeekster is no longer under the thumb of the Great State of Misssissippi. Free at last free at last, thank God Almighty…I’m free at last!!!!

  39. workinbaen says:

    y’all vote today if you want to be heard on bonus points. I’m going with Zeek’s freedom rant list and Greeg’s Old Crow tune.

  40. Zeek says:

    i’ll go with Fido’s list and I have to go with JLou’s song because Bob rules everything!!!!!!

  41. Jessie Lou says:

    Zeek’s Theme and List = Congrats!

    SOTW – Dirty Larry – Hard To Handle – Black Crowes.

    Thanks for the vote Z!

  42. Mac says:

    I vote for Zeek. Any list with NWA gets a nod from me. And I would like to throw a sympathy vote at that mac character.

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