Thursday Pickin Season II Week 14

Quote of the Day:

Please excuse my first picks. I messed up.” –BW Buzz, in route to a winless week.

It’s grind it out time for Thursday Pickin. Most of you took a break between desserts last Thursday to make your picks, though it is clear that interest is waning as the season leaves many of our schools licking their wounds and many of our pickin egos bruised from being out of contention for the Season II championship. Of those who played, there were 7 POTW winners and 11 losers. The Daily Wit and Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop have retired from the race in a badly mauled condition. Irv, Greeg and Fig couldn’t pick last week due to unknown causes, probably associated with a full day at their in-laws for turkey and dressing, but not the way their Momas made it, holiday politics and the Lions game. Any of those could cause a stomach illness severe enough to stay on the sidelines for a week.

This week’s standings are brought to you by the 2009 Egg Bowl Champion Mississippi State Bulldogs, who remind you all that there is one website in this universe that is on the rise. (Sorry, Rebs, you knew I had to get in one more reference–I’m finished now. Good luck in the Cotton Bowl.) Top 7 won their POTW, bonus picks in parentheses. Face won SOTW and RSR won theme. TB won my POTW and went 2-3 in bonus picks to run my season record to 7-5-1 in POTW’s and 37-27-1 in bonus picks. Zeek has vaulted into third place, in prime position now to challenge for a birth opposite Sweet in the TBCS. Of course, RSR and Mac still have something to say about that.

Last Week’s Results

  1. SmilyJ (4-1)  68
  2. Zeek  68
  3. Sweet  68
  4. Mac  68
  5. JLM  68
  6. TB  (2-3)  44
  7. S&M  (0-1)  44
  8. CTJ  (3-2)  26
  9. Q  (1-0)  26
  10. TKH (1-1) 20
  11. RSR  15
  12. Face  15
  13. Fish  10
  14. MD  10
  15. BR  10
  16. Larry  10
  17. Feidt’s Follies (2-4)  8
  18. BW Buzz (0-4)  -4

Season Standings

  1. Sweet  660
  2. RSR  613
  3. Zeek  604
  4. Mac  597
  5. SmilyJ  550
  6. CTJ  535
  7. Feidt’s Follies  518
  8. TB  504
  9. BW Buzz  496
  10. Fig E  496
  11. JLM  493
  12. Irv  490
  13. TKH  449
  14. Larry  443
  15. S&M  420
  16. BR  366
  17. Face  349
  18. MD  343
  19. Fish  342
  20. Q  325
  21. Greeg  280
  22. TDW  224
  23. Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop  180 who I expect to make a pick on the SEC Championship Game this week

Here’s the Link to Sheridan’s Odds for this week

My Week 14 Picks

  • Oregon State  +9′
  • USC  -7
  • Cincinnati -2
  • Houston  -2′
  • Ga Tech  E
  • Texas  -14


  • Alabama  +5′  I like them to win outright

My “on the rise” Tunes (Ok, NOW I’m finished with the Egg Bowl)

  • Elevation–U2
  • Bad Moon Rising–CCR
  • Back in the High Life–Steve Winwood
  • Sittin on Top of the World–Howlin Wolf
  • Ring Them Bells–Bob Dylan

About travellinbaen

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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40 Responses to Thursday Pickin Season II Week 14

  1. tkh says:

    POTW – Ga Tech even

    UF -5.5
    Houston -2.5

    With the passing of another college football season …

    Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
    Closing Time – Semisonic
    Ramble on – Led Zeppelin
    Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi

  2. craig says:

    Bama +5′


    Check it Out – John Cougar

    “Forgot to say hello to my neighbor sometimes I question my on behavior”

  3. bwbuzz says:

    First off, let me say it was an honor to have my quote on the quote of the day.

    POTW HOUSTON – 2 1/2

    TEXAS -14
    FLORIDA -5 1/2

  4. Madd Dawg says:

    SOTW: you must watch this video

  5. First of all, that chick has man-hands. Secondly, is that the Jefferson Memorial in the background? Is the bridge from Augusta National? Finally, this is funny, but I’m at a loss as to why. I think if he’d said “shut up woman get on my horse” about a dozen more times I might have had a coronary.

    PS, this post is much more suitable for the Freestyle page.

  6. ZEEK says:

    POTW- Gators-5′

    SOTW- (like it matters, I never get any respect in this area)

    Stuck in the middle with you- Steeler’s Wheel

    “Clowns to left of me(RSR), Jokers to the right(Mac), here I am….

    Watch out Sweet, here I come baby….Showdown!

  7. Jessie Lou says:

    Zeek – you know that is one of my favorite songs ever!

  8. smilyj says:

    POTW USC -7
    also W. Va +1 1/2
    Cal -7

    SOTW “Thank You” Led Zeppelin
    From OMiss to State for relegating them to a bowl they may actually have a chance of winning.
    THEME- Same idea.
    “Thanks A Lot” Johnny Cash
    “Gratitude” Beastie Boys
    “Thank You Friends” Big Star
    “Thankful” Kelly Clarkson
    “Grateful” Bangles
    Now Rebels, I will be rooting for you in the bowl. Make the SEC proud. State did all we could to help ya!

  9. Madd Dawg says:

    Well TB, I decided a few weeks ago that the SOTW had, for some, devolved into a freak show of goffy but funny stuff, so I figured that tune fit in just fine.

    POTW: Cincy -2 (all in)

  10. sweet says:

    How did the smi-LY face go from the bottom of the blog to the top right corner? That thing kinda creeps me out

  11. sweet says:

    TB, can I get a clarification of the rules of pickin the rest of the way? Just to make sure. Thank you in advance and I apologize for any inconvenience.

  12. coachteajay says:

    Houston -2′ ALL IN

  13. face says:

    POTW- Georgia Tech Even

  14. Jessie Louise says:

    Texas – 14 1/2

    Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
    If Loving You Is Wrong, I don’t Want to Be Right – Al Green
    Love The One You’re With – Crosby Stills Nash & Young
    Lyin Eyes – The Eagles
    It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
    I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

    SOTW – Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

  15. Jessie Louise says:

    MD – that was hilarious, even this early. I’ll be humming that all day. I don’t think I’ll be able to drink lemonade anymore.

    TB – I think she would need manhands to handle the horse parts.

  16. irvineredd says:

    I’m back after being out sick last weekend. Thanks stepdad for bringing your illness to VA.

    Alabama +5.5

  17. quail09 says:

    MD….thanks a lot… i can’t get that ridiculous tune out of my mind….much less the imagery

  18. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Alabama +5 1/2

    Songs for the big games…and the big talkers:

    Big Sky Country – Chris Whitley
    Big Time – Peter Gabriel
    Big Bang Baby – STP
    In A Big Country – Big Country

    SOTW: Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths

  19. sweet says:

    POW – Same as Mac


    SOW pt 2
    I’ve Got A Tiger By the Tail – Buck Owens

    There’s A Tear In My Beer – Hank
    Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank
    Lovesick Blues – Hank
    Cold Cold Heart – Hank
    Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Hank
    Why Dont You Love Me – Hank
    I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank

  20. sweet says:

    Had to add the lyrics and video to this one

  21. Sweet, what is Mac’s pick? If he’s a no-show you might need to change that. You got Scoop’s pick on the SECCG yet?

  22. Mac says:

    I’m here. I can’t win but I’m here!
    POTW Bama +5 1/2
    USC -7
    LA Tech -23 1/2
    Washington +7
    Rytgers -2 1/2
    Fla International -2

  23. Mac says:

    SOTW going with TnA for a hopeless hail mary!

  24. sweet says:

    Doc Scoop says he doesn’t mess with Bama games

  25. Sweet, you got ALL of Mac’s picks or just his POTW?

    Mac, you’re still mathematically alive, so is Smily, but y’all need help. With RSR and Zeek taking opposite pix today and all-in it will be tough. Time to play for pride.

  26. sweet says:

    Just his POW

  27. Samsmama says:

    Crap! I totally forgot to stop by with my picks. Well, opposite of Sweet and I’ll take my POTW as Texas +7, if I’m not too late. Game doesn’t start for about an hour so I hope I’m alright. Because this is my life.

    SOTW- “Loser” by Beck. That about sums it up for me.

  28. Feidts Follies says:

    In Leuw of spacing yesterday, I amgoing all in on NFL parley of the year.

    New Orleans -8
    New England -5
    Atlanta +5′

    I would of put house on Pittsburgh yesterday just for the shear fact the BCS works itself out every year and that would mean they should of lost. That and Bama all day.

  29. sweet says:

    Your NFL parlay of the year went 0-3. Should’ve gone the opposite.

  30. Mac says:

    Post mortem SOTW

  31. ZEEK says:

    Well, it ended how I shoulda figured, me going down in flames. Touche’ RSR, on the songs, and the smack talking remark, like the Big Country song.

    How bout them Saints, it could be destiny!!(Sh!t, did I say that out loud?)

  32. larry says:

    My vote is for RSR – In a Big Country

  33. BR says:

    i vote for sweetness

  34. Smilyj says:

    ME too, ME too.

  35. RockStarRambler says:

    SOTW: Zeek gets some respect for a good selection (even with the smack talking!)

    Trivia: This song is a favorite at Fenway Park. In April of 2004, I was at the Patriots’ Day game against the Yankees and got mad props for naming the lead singer – Gerry Rafferty – when questioned by some Red Sox fans seated next to me. It was a true RSR moment.


  36. quail09 says:

    Stuck in the middle with you…..Stealers Wheel

  37. quail09 says:

    ooor…….Baker Street?????

  38. ZEEK says:

    The Patriots were playing the Yankees??? I would like to have been there for that.

  39. Um, Zeek, Patriots Day is a Boston holiday in the spring when they run the Boston Marathon. The Sox usually have a home game that day too.

  40. Jessie Lou says:

    I would like to vote for Zeek’s song.

    Q09 – you were correct the second time – Baker Street. That came out in the summer/fall of my 10th grade year.

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