Quote of the Day:
“This is for FF, when the power rears its evil head around 2:00 Saturday.” –Coach TeaJay
As you may have guessed, FF won his POTW again, now 8-0 on the season. Known far and wide as the South’s preeminent “Gentleman of Leisure”, the question is, is he feeling the pressure. The other question is, will it get to him? I also wonder, are Waldo and Sweet on this train yet? Another question is, to be or not to be? TB has lots of questions actually. For instance….uh-oh, I feel a digression coming on. Better just skip ahead to the results.
Last week saw 12 POTW winners and 11 losers. As always, the 12 winners appear first, bonus picks in parentheses. SOTW was divided up with a point apiece to Coach TJ, S&M, Sweet and Larry. A point was left over so I’ll give it to Mac for voting for his post 12 times and giving everybody else one star. Theme points are split between Irv and Smily 2 apiece and I’ll give Zeek my point since he really wanted to vote for himself anyway. Smily’s extra bonus point vaulted him to his first weekly win in a quietly successful overall campaign.
- SmilyJ (4-2, plus bonus) 64
- Sweet (all-in plus makeup points plus bonus) 63
- Mac 63
- Zeek 63
- BR 62
- Greeg (2-1) 56 (Is this Greeg’s first ever winning record?)
- BW Buzz (2-2) 50 (Should BW Buzz change his moniker to Even Steven?)
- Irv (1-2, plus bonus) 46
- S&M (0-1, plus bonus 45
- Feidt’s Follies (2-3) 44
- TB (2-3) 44
- CTJ (1-4, plus bonus) 33
- JLM (3-1) 32
- TKH (2-1) 26
- Q (1-0) 26
- Larry (2-3) 14
- Face 10 (Should the all-in penalty for losers have been harsher?)
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop 10
- MD 10
- RSR 10 (Is RSR unfairly handicapped in tuneage bonuses?)
- Fish 10
- TDW (1-4) 8
- Harmony (kept a spot on the bench nice and warm)
- Sweet 453 (Will TB “let” Sweet win?)
- RSR 453
- Mac 441 (Will Mac think he got screwed on the tunes again?)
- Feidt’s Follies 436
- SmilyJ 422
- Zeek 407
- TB 364
- BW Buzz 360 (Should we call you “Even Steven”)
- CTJ 352
- Irv 339 (Can he adequately service both his love of music, the TBU and his girlfriend?)
- Lazy Larry 316 (Will he chant at the end of Dixie?)
- Fig E 310 (Is Jimmy Johnson the greatest driver ever?)
- TKH 308 (Navy again?)
- Face 304
- S&M 292 (Does she like us, really really like us, or is she just being nice?)
- JLM 262 (Does she like us, really really like us, or is she just being cruel?)
- Fish 260 (A Notre Dame alum or what?)
- MD 246 (Any record highs today?)
- BR 227
- TDW 224
- Greeg 214
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop 170 (Do they have internet in Rocky Creek?)
- Q 160
TB’s record on the season is now 5-3-1 on POTW’s and 24-20-1 on the bonus. Here’s the link to Sheridan’s Odds.
My Week 10 picks:
- LSU +7′
- Oklahoma -5′
- Illinois +7
- Syracuse +21′ (Why do I EVER take the ‘cuse?)
- Connecticut +16′
- So This is Love?–Van Halen
- Can I Sit Next to You Girl?–AC/DC
- Should I Stay or Should I Go?–Clash
- Is This Love?–Bob Marley
- Where Do You Go To My Lovely–Peter Sarstedt (from the Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack)
I let the midshipmen take me as far as they could and it was a nice ride. I still like them to cover this week but that won’t make POTW.
POTW – Cal -7
La Tech +21
NC State -6
Tunes in honor of the last thread –
Jambalaya (On The Bayou) by Hank Williams
Born on the Bayou by CCR
watch out for that hoodoo…
U Conn +16′
Georgia Tech -16
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound – Hank Jr
Old Habits – Hank Jr
Blues Man – Hank Jr
Lawers, Guns and Money – Hank Jr
LOL..I need a drink.
Harmony – you got the message!!!
Sweet – Are you pickin up what I am puttin down?
I can’t wait for all the shows to start up again! I’m really linokog forward to Gossip Girl, Brothers & Sisters, Private Practice, House, HIMYM, Rules of Engagement & Big Bang!PS. I have all the show premieres scheduled in on my GCal hehe, nerd much?!
You sound like you are
Oregon st +7
Stoned Soul Picnic – 5th Demension
Trivia question of the week:
I had a conversation with Coach Ladner the other night and he said that only one person ever beat him in ping pong. Who was that person?
I’m gonna try this All In thing:
Notre Dame -11
I will go with Troy Cobb. If not, Joel Gray
I’m going to say it was the Dalai Lama who defeated him.
Md beat him
Yes I am quietly doing well. Thanks for jinxing me BDW. Now that you have outed me, how about posting my record. I think my POTWs are right up there. And my ego needs some stroking. Come on TB! Stroke me baby! Smilyj needs some stroking!
POTW Oregon -6 over Stanford. All in baby!
SOTW “The Stroke” Billy Squier
also “Stroking My Cat” Diesel Boy
and “Stroker Ace” Kenny Rogers
My family (inlaws) were in Lyoness and I adoevid it because I was already in Lyoness. I am sorry for any of you that have been hurt in Zeek. When Dr. Keith Laggos spoke of Zeek, he mentioned ha had? started a position in Lyoness. Keith is the number one authority on MLM’s in America. He stated Lyoness is the next hottest thing to hit America. I can tell you that is true. Lyoness is what I do full time? & I will explain the business to you & help you build your own Lyoness.
Nope TB. I’m done complaining, until I find something else to complain about. I feel helpless in the TB SOTW universe. Akin to how I would feel if bleeding heart liberals were in charge of the country. What can you do. Anywho
POTW- LSU +7 1/2 (Visiting team is 11-1-1 ATS last 13 meetings)
SOTW-attempt at reconciliation with TB
POW ARKANSAS -7
NOTRE DAME -11
Zeek beat Ladner
That is correct, I did, but I thought MD did too.
I will keep my music theme on the same lines as my freestyle rant, The Moronic American Drug Laws, if you have not checked out the aforementioned rant, go to freestyle. I’m blazin’.
SOTW- Legalize It- Bob Marley
Have a Drink on Me- AC/DC
Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
Dr. Feelgood- Motley Crue
Signs- (acoustic remake)- TESLA
SOTW…..Ooooooo That Smell….Skynard
I do not feel lazyness should be rewarded TB. Referring to the several yahoos who like to simply choose opposite of someone else, Do not let the “Thursday Picking ” to continue down this road. It will lead to nothing good.
I beat Coach Ladner a bunch of times—we probably had an even record against each other from 7th through 9th grade, but I do recall that Zeek also beat him on at least one occasion. Did Sweet never beat Coach Ladner? Coach Taylor was pretty good at ping pong also.
Ok State -7
Notre Dame -11
Nebraska + 5.5
The Who-The Seeker
Neil Young-Don’t Be Denied
The Kinks-The Contenders
Bonus Song in honor of the Freestyle conversation
No, Sweet never beat Ladner, but he did beat Coach Taylor.
POTW: ALABAMA -7′ vs Lsu
Tunes: This week, I’ll get back in listing tunes. I’m going to go with Top 40 music from 1986. I watched a documentary on Len Bias last night, who died the summer after 10th grade. Hard to believe that was 23 years ago. NOTE to MD: This list is gay (not that there is anything wrong with that), so don’t start in on your rants about why you don’t participate in song lists, etc. The eaiser path for me would have been to list every Motley Crue, Ozzy, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, RATT, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin, etc. song released to date at that point; however, for some, reviewing this list will bring back some good memories:
Secret Lovers – Atlantic Starr
Rumors – Timex Social Club
Walk this Way – Run DMC
Who’s Johnny? – El Debarge
Nasty – Janet Jackson
What You Need – INXS
Manic Monday – Bangles
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi )(a bone for MD)
POTW is: Penn State -3′
Kansas State +2′
Kent State -3
Western Michigan +20
The person Coach Ladner said is the only one to ever beat him is…….Johnny Nelms. By the way MD, I saw your mom there too and she was HOT.
Greeg, I beat Ladner once whether he admits it or not, and Linda is HOT!!!!!!!!
The Scene: 8th or 9th Grade in the PJ Jr. High School Locker Room
Coach Ladner and about 10 of us were joking around before PE class, and he said “All right men, it’s time to hit the gym. (5 second pause) You too Zeek.”
That still makes me laugh to this day.
and that’s enough about Linda, you two!!
Fig E. Fresh: Your list is gay, except its hard not to kind of like Addicted to Love when you think about that video.
POW – opposite of Feidt
That’s what I’m talkin bout. I’m goin with you this weekend FF. Feidt the Power!
potw lsu +7
Smilyj, it wasn’t lazyness that ever prompted me to go “opposite of” anybody. TB suggested someone do it for scientific purposes, or something like that, and I took one for the team, so to speak. A yahoo I am not.
As usal, I’m opposit of Sweet, who (lazy yahoo) went opposite of Feidt, so I really have no clue where that leaves me.
POTW, KU plus 2.
SOTW, The Transformers theme song, since I argued with some random 6 year old at the park about Ironhide being in the movie.
Is sweet opposite Fido to cover his play on Fidos pick and if so is it possible to confuse the power?
PS informal pool of patrons(3) at my neighborhood annapolis bar thinks thursday pickin is a tradition their friends should start. Although their more into nfl.
tell em to log in and join the game. They can still win weekly prizes even if too late for the overall. The TBU needs to start growin if I’m ever gonna switch careers–no place else will publish me.
Plus, Third Week (TM) is right around the corner and they’re gonna wanna know about that.
S&M–disregard Smily J, however, the addition of Sweet’s opposite pick has complicated matters for the feeble brain behind the game. Still want to know if Waldo and or Greeg are contributing to this taunting of the power and how seriously.
POTW: Hawaii +2 1/2
Playlist inspired by yesterday’s trip to the zoo:
Monkey to Man – Elvis Costello
Kiss That Frog – Peter Gabriel
March of the Pigs – Nine Inch Nails
Wild Horses – The Sundays’ cover version
SOTW: The Bear – The Tragically Hip
I got one I wanna add to Zeek’s playlist that some of you baseball fans will probably like if you aren’t already hip to it. Todd Snider’s tune about Dock Ellis no-hitter when he was high on LSD
Nice addition, TB, I never heard that song before. I’ve never heard of that story before. Maybe you could enlighten us all with a little TB storytelling on the psychadellic no-no by Doc. The closest I ever saw to something like that was Jamie Oatis coming a triple away from hitting the cycle after a summer afternoon of blazin’ trees and drinking (ironically) Mad Dog 20/20. He ended up with 1HR, 2DBL, 1 SGL and about 5 or 6 RBI’S. The second double missed being a HR by @ 2 feet. I, on the other hand, struck out 3 times, very unlike the Zeekster.
In light of the controvercy up on the Plantation.
Mud Island….Dash Rip Rock
Rebel Solider…Waylon Jennings
The lazyness remark was just a joke. Not aimed at the original Pickers who started the opposite picking. Just the ones who now abuse the system.
Cal – 7
Bama – 7
Ark – 7
UTEP – 7
POTW – Ok State – 7
Celebrating 20 years since moving back to Pascagoula – all songs from 1989:
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Wild Thing – Tone Loc
Love Shack – B-52’s
Real Love – Jody Whatley
Bust A Move – Young MC
SOTW- Pascagoula Run – Jimmy Buffett
MD – Don’t worry that some folks think your mom is HOT. They may have daughters that will grow up to think that MD is really HOT as well – look to the future dude!
POTW- Penn St -3′
TB, I don’t think the penalty is too light for all in losers, but that is for you to decide. I think those like Sweet and Zeek should be penalized for not understanding the rules until halfway through the season. If the penalty is increased, I’ll just start winning my POTW more often.
SOTW- Rednecks – Randy Newman
disclaimer- the above referenced song may contain racially offensive lyrics that may not represent the feelings of this poster or the Travellinbaen blog. And I’m not really sure how to take the song but I really like the following line, “And college men from LSU
Went in dumb – come out dumb too.”
As there has been alot of opposite talk this week, I have decided to share a few musings from a hopeless football betting hardhead. As for Feidts streak, science and probability will tell you that Feidts previous outcomes have nothing to do with his next pick. Enter the alternate universe of gambling. Science and probability have different rules in this willy wonka galaxy. 8 or 9 (whatever the streak is at now) is a staggering run in ATS football betting. Sweet is playing the odds (based in gambling universe rules) that Feidt is due to lose. And he is right. And if Feidt dodges the bullet this week and wins again, the funky odds go up astonomically that his pick next week will fall short. No pressure though!
Smily- as your leg humper alum buddy, TB ,would say — “Quit yer whinin'”.
JLou- trust me, no future (or even present) females will say, “MD is hot.” Ain’t gonna happen. (unless he is on fire)
Face- I CAN find out where you live, you do understand that, right?
Dock Ellis in his own words
Prime Picking form. I tried to read some of that stuff above but after a successful Coastal Mississippi Bar crawl that started at the IP where Lenny Kravitz was playing at about 7 then to the Airport bar in gulfport that led to the Filling Station that led to Government Grocery that led to the Jazz Club and somehow or another Ended at Thunders listening to a band that may or may not of been named Shred Fuck, I am not a very good reader. My friend flew in and I wanted to make sure that somebody from the outside has seen the best to the worst of the coast. Take a guess which direction that goes as we headed east down 90. The power will not affect me today and as long as you are telling Jr high stories, Me and Larry dominated the PJ badmitton circuit for years.
South Carolina +7
Penn St -5
POTW – Mich – 6
ugh not lookin good 3 Big ten games.
It takes two _ Rob Bass
Rocket Man – Elton John
Waiting on the Bus – ZZ Top
Zeek. I’ll tell ya where I live lil’ reb fella.
I forgot Doc Scoops pick of S Carolina +7
There is a problem with Fido’s pick as it was one hour and four minutes after they had kicked off. 1. that prevented me from going with Fido with the man. 2. There are a few on here that say rules are rules. I dont see one where a POW can occur an hour after kickoff.
My fall back option was Northwestern + 17′ so I will go with them
central time bud. That appearently is eastern. And seeing how honesty and integrety are essential charateristics of being a Gentleman, my reputation speaks for itself. I don’t have to cheat to be this good. Do the math. Ur post says 1:20. My clock says 12:23 right now. And as far the extra four minutes I was trying to think of a song that sums up how real and spectacular my morning has gone. TWICE.
The proprietor of this blog must have reset the time to coincide with Atlantic City since this bs scoring system is based on some casino illogic
Fido, did you cum up with your picks between morning sets…..you are a stud (pickin and lovin)
Feidt’s pick was timely. I was on when he logged on and thought “he’s gonna lose” because Purdue scored a few minutes later. Besides, I trust him. And he might beat you.
Well there you go. Nothing like being ahead and giving up 24 in the second half. Is that the power, I felt good when I checked it before round 3. I knew Navy was the Pick of the Week.
I think the power might have been angered that you didn’t give it a chance to mess with Sweet.
at least I still felt the warm embrace of amore’ today. 3 times so far.
Ok, raise your keyboard if you dont want to hear of Fidos sexual prowess anymore.
FF–Everybody knows you don’t “amore” with a winning streak. Don’t you watch movies?
So, FF is home with mom and his brother is in town, but he is 3 deep for the day. Ok.
Maybe “the warm embrace” is from his hand – not that there is anything wrong with that.
Sweet, I assume the NW pick was a joke.
TB- yes, and with the opposite of Feidt this week makes me 8-2 for year and another strong song is making it harder for you not to let me win
I vote for Greeg and Stoned Soul Picnic
Larry gets my vote for SOTW, and TB gets my vote for list, with Fig on his heels. Can you win on the music even if your POTW loses??
SOTW VOTE IS FOR :SWEET
I vote for…a panda at the zoo…does it matter? Really?
Thanks BR, it’s the least you can do since I never once got a basehit off of you….but I owned TB
List is a tie betwwen JLou and FigE
SOW goes to CTJ for CDB
Owned? One home run doesn’t qualify for that.
Thats true, but all the other raps do….I loved me some Big Ben pitchin
Sounds like we’re gonna have to ransack Waldo’s place for the scorecards.
I owned you….3-4 1 double 2 singles and a K for the year
On the flip side, I’ll give you your propers….vs us, you had 2 games pitched, 6 IP 3H (all by me) 6BB a robust 16 Ks 1ER
me vs BR…..0-3 2K 2BB
Check out this astounding 2 inning nightmare for BR in game 1 against us…..starts the game and walks the first 3 batters, Ks the next 3. Starts the 2nd inning and proceeds to walk the first 4 batters before giving way to Alvarado.
1 IP 0H 7BB 4ER 3K 3wild pitches
Dont have anything else at my place but there has to be other years with Waldo
That BR inning was pretty common for him. I’ll never forget him walking four batters in a row over two innings against LaFont Inn and picking all four off.
SOTW – Mac
LOTW – Fig
My vote is to Zeek for list and Mac for song. Last week’s results and the new picks may be slightly delayed today, I’ve got to take a short work trip mid-morning.
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