Quote of the Day:
“First off, let me say it was an honor to have my quote on the quote of the day.” –BW Buzz
Another regular season of Thursday Pickin has come and gone. Sweet takes home the regular season title which puts him in company with the 1981 strike year Cincinnati Reds who had the best record in baseball, the 18-0 2007 Patriots and the 1985 Concrete Products who were victimized by Pascagoula’s split season format in Dixie Boys Baseball. Unlike these teams though, Sweet still has a chance to win a playoff and wear the overall season crown along with enjoying all the other benefits such a championship affords. Only Rock Star Rambler stands in his way. Bowl Season will determine who presides over the TBU Pickin realm for the next year. As departing champion, let me just say to whichever of you wins that the honor and responsibility of such a position will make all your wildest dreams come true.
Last week’s results were fittingly dominated by Sweet and RSR. They both won their all-in POTW and received the musical bonus points, Sweet for list and RSR for song. Overall the TBU went 9-8 on POTW’s. TB won my POTW but limped home with a 2-5 record on bonus selections to end the regular season at a respectable 8-5-1 on POTW’s and 39-32-1 on bonus picks. I’ll put my two year record up against any tout service’s in case anybody wants to pay for these picks next year by the way. You won’t see Wayne Root publish his predictions the way TB has that’s for damn sure.
Last week (top 9 won POTW, bonus picks in parentheses)
- Sweet (all in plus bonus plus make up points to beat Mac) 60
- RSR (all in plus bonus) 60
- Mac (3-2) 56
- Craig 50
- Face 50
- Irv 50
- Q 50
- TKH (0-2) 38
- TB (2-5) 32
- Smily (1-1) 20
- S&M (0-1) 14
- Zeek 10
- MD 10
- CTJ 10
- JLM 10
- FF 10
- BWBuzz (1-3) 8
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop (doesn’t mess with Bama games–here’s hoping for a face plant to kick off the New Year
Regular Season Final Standings:
- Sweet 720
- RSR 673
- Mac 653
- Zeek 614
- SmilyJ 570
- CTJ 545
- Feidt’s Follies 528
- TB 536
- BW Buzz 504
- JLM 503
- Irv 500
- Fig E 496
- Larry Craig 493
- TKH 487
- S&M 434
- Face 399
- Q 375
- BR 366
- MD 353
- Fish 342
- Greeg 280
- TDW 224
- Special Guest Picker Doc Scoop 180
Stay tuned for Bowl Pickin and the TBCS. You will all be glad to know I’ve cooked up a special scoring system for the 2009 Season’s Grand Finale. (Insert diabolical laughter in the background of image of Mr. Burns rubbing his hands together and saying…..”exxxxcellent.”)
Stats are wrong.
I don’t doubt it, but can you be more specific?
POTW……What the hell? Who turned off the lights? Where is everybody?
Oh well, good race everyone.
You quit Roto baseball before the internet was big. After you left, we got a website for the league which computed all of the stats for us (instead of us doing them by hand). The website also contained a message board where we talked smack, etc. Whenever someone would fall behind in a category or felt like the website was screwing them on some stat, they would post a message that said “stats are wrong”. I think sweet started that. I got out of the league a few years ago, but I suspect that phrase is still uttered from time to time as a joke.
Congrats to Sweet on his regular season title,I’m quite sure he will bungle the playoff and lose the overall title to RSR. I’m not hatin’, mind you, I just know the power of “The Power”. Too bad I screwed the pooch in the last week, I was looking forward to battlin’ for the crown with Sweet. Guess there’s always next year. Peace out TBU.
What? Sweet is not “Solid Second”? The Saints are unbeaten? The world IS coming to an end!
All sarcasm aside – Congratulations Sweet – all that betting and worrying and laying off has finally paid off at least in the cybersphere. You must take it where you can get it. I know how much I wish it was worth!
And I’m 10 – it don’t get any better than that!
SOTW – I’m Winning – Santana
Alright, to summarize, I spent the entire season “going opposite”, almost always chose KU as my POTW (even when they weren’t playing), submitted the lamest SongsOTW, and yet still managed to not come in last place. That, my friends, ROCKS! Can’t wait for next year!
I’ll take my spot after missing two weeks.
Just for fun, a couple of tunes from the Jerry Garcia Band:
One for Tiger and his mistresses:
Another for Alabama playing for the title in Pasadena:
And one last one in honor of my 11th place finish: