Quote of the Day:
“For those about to rock, we salute you.” –AC/DC
Thursday Pickin’ is back. In the grand tradition of the great handicappers–Jimmy the Greek, Leonard Postosis, and of course Waldo–TB is here to help you get rich. Rich I tells ya!
Truth is, two years runnin’ you could’ve gotten rich by grabbin’ holda ol’ TB’s coattails and hangin’ on for the ride. Now, I am not able to guarantee you that past results are indicative of future performance, but for only $500 dollars cash money I will give you every one of my picks and you too can become rich from the millions of dollars that Las Vegas gives away each year to people just like you. Or, you can just check in here at the TBU each Thursday and get the same picks for free and take your chances. But wait, there’s more!
For only an extra one time payment of one hundred dollars I will give you access to the picks of a whole cross-section of people every bit as clueless as Libertarian Presidential Candidate/snake oil salesman Wayne Root. Or, you can just check in here each week and get them for free. The point is, if you take the Picks of the Week from each participant here in the TBU, take your money to Vegas and bet on each one for the same amount of money you will get rich! Rich I tells ya! That is, based on past performance, which is not indicative of future results. But the first two years of Thursday Pickin’ have yielded impressive winning percentages for the overall TBU on POTW’s.
A note on the rules. I really can’t remember them all.
But if you want to look at them, I made them up one day last year and more or less adhered to them. Here’s a link. Basically, the deal is POTW’s count by far the most. If you win your POTW, you cannot receive less points than someone who misses their’s, even if that person goes 5-0 on bonus picks. And if you hit your POTW and go 4-1 in bonus picks, a person who only picks and wins a POTW will get extra points to stay even with you. So if you want to win this game, your best bet is to only play a POTW. That is also the cowardly way out.
Which brings me to Sweet. Reigning Grand Champion of Thursday Pickin’ (vol. 2, verse 3, chapter 4, jackson 5, nikki 6). Congratulations, one last time.
Oh yeah, Thursday Pickin’ is about good tunes too. The weekend comes on the heels of Thursday virtually every time. That’s a good time to forget about–well, all the bullshit. College football and tunage and maybe a cold beer or six are the perfect prescription to my way of thinking for forgetting about all that for a bit. But much as I dig my Waylon, I like to get some new songs on my ipod from time to time, and I’ve found this is a dang good way to get reminded of tunes I’ve forgotten and introduced to some I don’t know. This part of the game is also democratic–vote on your song of the week favorite and if you dig somebody’s theme or list, give that a shout too. Top vote-getters receive a nominal bonus.
One last thing. We use Sheridan’s odds from USA Today. Here’s the link. Let’s play.
My picks this week:
- USM +14
- LSU -4′
- Purdue +11
- Colorado St +12′
- Illinois +12
POTW Michigan -2′
- Let There Be Rock–AC/DC
- It’s a Long Way to the Top (if you wanna rock and roll)–Lucinda Williams
- Let There Be Rock–Henry Rollins and the Hard Ons
- It’s a Long Way to the Top (if you wanna rock and roll)–AC/DC
SOTW–Let There Be Rock–Drive By Truckers