Quote of the Day:
“I got two cases and a 30 pack plus a gallon of vodka and a bottle of Jagar. Probably pick up another case on the way just in case.” –Feidt’s Follies, official Gentleman of Leisure of the TBU, always on Third Week holiday, dubiously substituting vodka for bourbon
After all the sound and the fury, the whining and the crying, Sweet stepped up this week and voted for his only rival to winning the coveted Travellinbaen Universe Pickin Championship for musical bonus points. This set ol’ TB to ponderin the concept of sportsmanship. Was Sweet acting in a sportsmanlike fashion by helping RockStar gain a point? Was he being patronizing? Was it simply gentlemanly behavior? To be true sportsmanship, as TB sees it, the vote would’ve had to be because RSR’s theme was truly the best in his view, irrespective of how it affected the points. The theme was indeed good, but then RockStar is a rock star and always comes with some stout musical selections for those of us less clued in to the hipster world. TB believes in giving people the benefit of the doubt, even Sweet, so I’m calling out his courageous vote as one worthy of respect. My ruminations on the subject were merely academic.
Coach TJ wears the wreath of victory this festive Third Week. He won his POTW of course, then went a smooth 5-0 on bonus picks. Well done Coach. TB lost my POTW, but went 4-1 on bonus selections to bring my season tally to 6-4-1 (bowl eligible) on POTW’s and 30-24-01 on bonus picks. RSR and Sweet stayed at the top of the heap with all-in POTW victories and they each garnered bonus points in the lightly voted upon musical category. By the way, a shout out goes to Mac, Irv, and TKH for their videos and a special award to Fig E for making me blow soda out my nose with his SOTW. There were an impressive 14 POTW winners last week against only 7 losers. Of note, the losers went 14-5 on bonus plays collectively while the winners went 16-10. The top 14 below, as always won their POTW, the rest lost or overslept, and bonus play records are in parentheses.
Week 11 Standings
- Coach Tea Jay (5-0) 80
- RSR (all in plus Theme bonus) 73
- Sweet (all in plus Song bonus) 73
- Larry (4-1) 68
- Zeek 68
- BR 68
- Mac 68
- JLM 68
- Fig 68
- Feidt’s Follies (4-2) 62
- Irv (2-2) 50
- SmilyJ (1-1) 50
- S&M (0-1) 44
- BW Buzz (0-4, plus makeup to stay ahead of biggest loser) 39
- TB (4-1) 38
- TKH (3-1) 32
- Fish (3-2) 26
- Greeg (2-1) 26
- MD (1-0) 26
- Q (1-0) 26
- Face 10
- TDW (hibernating near the North Pole)
- Harmony–Official DJ of Thursday Pickin
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop–conducting a prostate screening
- RSR 588
- Sweet 582
- Mac 519
- Feidt’s Follies 508
- Zeek 485
- CTJ 476
- SmilyJ 472
- BW Buzz 449
- TB 446
- Fig E 445
- Irv 439
- Larry 423
- TKH 378
- JLM 374
- S&M 344
- Face 324
- BR 305
- Fish 300
- MD 282
- Greeg 254
- Q 248
- TDW 224
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop 180
My Third Week Picks
- Purdue -3
- Texas -27′
- Cal +7
- Kentucky +8
- Vandy +17
POTW Ohio State -12
Third Week Caroling
- Never Been to Spain–Three Dog Night (didn’t think I was gonna go with Joy to the World, did you?)
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer–George Thorgood and the Delaware Destroyers’ version
- Three Little Birds–Bob Marley
- I Saw Three Ships–Sting
SOTW–3 Strange Days–School of Fish
Bonus 3rd Week Video Caroling
Three Blind Mice
Buckwheat sings Fee Times a Mady
Shouldn’t 3 Doors Down be the official 3W band due to their affiliation with the numeral “3” and the fact they are from the same “neck of the woods” as where 3W originated??????Something to ponder,I guess.
Thought about them, just not really a fan–they’re ok….but that reminds me that I meant to put Skynard’s “Gimme 3 Steps” on my Tunes list.
SOW – for its 40th birthday
My favorite was Oscar the Grouch, go figure
SOTW…..”Three weeks”…..Perpetual Groove
POTW Rutgers -9′
South Florida -11′
This is going to come as a huge schock, but I’m officially confused. I’m not sure how I’m 0-1. I know I went opposite of Sweet (which leaves me with no idea of where I am) but my POTW was Nebraska +7, and they won by 14. Am I doing this all wrong? I’m in it for fun and all, but I am so lost. Feel free to roll your eyes and move on, I’m going to go put some serious thought into SOTW.
You got the POTW right, the 0-1 was for being opposite of Sweet who went 1-0. I don’t include the POTW in the record in parentheses, but note the POTW winners in my preamble.
Overly complicated….I know. Calvin and Hobbes were co-creators of this game.
I had originally thought this clip was 3 chords (thinking best.clip.ever for 3W). But it’s not it’s 4 chords..still good though:
Ooook…I get it now.
Harmony, man, if it was 4th Week, you would rule the world with that find.
SOTW-Theme songs from “Three’s Company” and “Gilligan’s Island”. (three hour tour) That’s all I’ve got right now.
The Rebs -4′
Need Somebody – Kings of Leon
Lack of Communication – Ratt
POTW- All in
Notre Dame -6 over Connecticut
SOTW “Three Doors Down” Barbara Mandrell
also, “Whole Lotta Rosie” for my wife Roseanne. She is 5 months pregnant and there’s a whole lotta Rosie.
POTW ARKANSAS -11
FLORIDA ST -19
OHIO ST. -12
VANDY + 17
Happy friggin’ Third Week everybody!!!!!
These Three Words-Stevie Wonder(great song)
96 Degrees in the Shade– Third World
Where’s the Bud?– Three-Six Mafia
The Gasface–3rd Bass
Animal I’ve Become–Three Days Grace
If I Could Be Like That–3 Doors Down
Notre Dame -6
Penn State -3
POTW: Michigan +12
Mich St +3
MS St +11′
All in – Middle Tenn St -10
Mich St +3
LSU +4′ @ mississippi
POTW-Tennessee minus 17
SOTW is a riddle. I award 5 points to anyone who figures out the tie-in to this 3 madness.
POTW – TCU -31.5
I’m the third child but that’s all I’ve got for three’s….off to the music….
Its all about the travel this week
Escapade – Janet Jackson
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
SOTW – Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
POTW: Ole Miss -4.5
Oh! I’m the third child, too. Good call, Jessie Lou! And, I’ve just finished my third mini Almond Joy. And probably gained 3 pounds.
Opposite of Sweet (shocker) and my POTW are Nebraska +14, and Texas +17.
POTW- Rutgers -8
OLe miss -4
Tulsa + 8
Kent + 11′
I think I tweaked my ACL last week. Bear Creek was the best festival I have ever been to. Be on the look out for Zach Deputy and the band Lettuce and New Mastersounds. Anyway went 0 for 2 last night on dates so maybe today I can get it started.
Notre Dame -6
Wash St +31 at home
POTW OLE MISS -4′ Fuck it I’ll be a homer.
GEAUX TO HELL LSU
Awesome that the KKK will be on campus. Sure it will be about 4 idiots in the bath robes. But somehow I am sure IT WILL GET COVERAGE during the game somehow in the ongoing Smear campaign that is against us
Song of the week – Simple Minds – Don’t You Forget about Me, Pepetual Groove covered it for encore and it might have been the highlight of the weekend. Never knew that song rocked.
Here is video of my POTW, Stevie is a genius.
An Ole Miss win with no cover, but somehow this will be a “monumental” upset and building block.
I too, am a 3rd child. 3 girls being a 3rd child..that really wraps up 3w, doesn’t it?
Good choice Harmony—love that tune and like this one even more:
Madd Dawg, I like every single song on their Smash album..it’s hard to narrow down which one is my favorite. This song seems to feed my road rage:
I have to remember to skip it, if traffic is really bad.
I am in good company, JL, SM and Harmony, all third children. 🙂
TB is also number 3.
PS, travellin this week. I’ll be posting when I can.
I was thinking that but was not quite sure.
I will vote for baen – Never Been to Spain
Mac – The the album is called LZ III, but actually has no name.
My music votes go to IR for song and to myself for list, sorry, but I just had to.