Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 2

Quote of the Week:

ok I think that last post just earned me quote of the week.”     –BW Buzz

It’s been a hard week here at the looms of the TBU. TB’s Mac is laid up with an early season injury, but getting a shiny new (and under warranty) monitor. So I’m relegated to keeping up with the comments on my phone and trying to type out a post on my Tyrannosaurus Dell, which is not quite extinct, but virus addled to such an extent that I am thrown headlong off the web at random intervals, none longer than ten minutes. Yet I persevere. Thursday Pickin’ ain’t for the faint of heart.

My spirits are high, in spite of the muddy windows through which I must view the outside universes today. After all, I hit my week one play of the week (2-2-1 on bonus picks). My Bullies tossed the pill around last week against Memphis so adroitly that my self-imposed exile from Scott Field is being lifted for a trial run tonight for the Auburn game. And for a whole solid year–well, six months, anyway, I don’t expect to hear much nonsense from Zeek and a few others about national championships. A TBU Grand Championship is a different story though. For Zeek has staked his claim as a contender, streaking out to a week one lead with an all-in POTW and a well-received play list. He’s just ahead of novice picker Flyin’ J and perennial doormat BR by virtue of his bonus points.

Here are my picks of the week and here’s your link to the odds. I’m adding a new feature this week, an unscored ‘Dog of the week upset special prediction. I’m going with MY dogs for the first one, to beat Auburn straight up.

  • West Virginia  -12′
  • UCLA  +6
  • Alabama  -11′
  • Tulane  +20′
  • BYU  +1

POTW–Florida  -15

Here are my tunes, dedicated to the Ole Miss Hotty’s and Toddy’s (and I promise to quit reminding y’all about Jacksonville State after today, but honestly, when something like that happens you gotta take your lumps):

  • Loser–Beck
  • Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain–Willie Nelson
  • Man of Constant Sorrow–Soggy Bottom Boys
  • Low–Cracker
  • Musta Got Lost–J. Geil’s Band
  • Poor Poor Pitiful Me–Warren Zevon
  • Say It Isn’t So–The Outfield


All told, the TBU went 12-11 on POTW’s last week and 34-33-9 on bonus picks. Zeek and RSR picked up the tunage bonus. Here are the standings:

  1. Zeek (all in plus bonus plus catchup points to FJ)  67
  2. Flyin J (3-1)  62
  3. BR   (all in, plus catch-up points)  62
  4. Coach TJ  (3-2)  56
  5. Fish  (3-2)  56
  6. The Daily Wit (2-2-1)  50
  7. TB  (2-2-1)  50
  8. MD  (0-1)  44
  9. Pitalo (2-3)  44
  10. TD  (1-2)  44
  11. Irv (1-2-1)  44
  12. Face  (0-2) plus make up points to stay ahead of biggest loser–39
  13. Mac  (3-0)  38
  14. Fig (3-1-1)  32
  15. BW Buzz (3-2)  26
  16. JLou (2-2-1)  20
  17. Fraud Larry (2-2-1)  20
  18. RSR  (all in lose plus bonus)  15
  19. Smily  (1-2)  14
  20. Feidt’s Follies (2-3)  14
  21. TKH  (1-2-1)  14
  22. SM  (all in Kansas perma-pick)  10
  23. Sweet  10

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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45 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 2

  1. Smilyj says:

    TB, Me and BR and the wives will be at the Georgia game this year. Hopefully State will still have me enthused by then. Know you are a busy fella but get sum nuts and make the trip!
    POTW- Ole Miss -20.5 If they have any nuts they will come out with a vengeance on Tulane’s asses.
    Also, Bama -12
    Tenn +12
    Georgia +3
    SOTW- “Second That Emotion” in reference to TB’s song list. I am pickn up what you’r layin down there TB.

  2. tinyd says:

    Currently high-fiving my PIC, for rounding out the top 10!

    Alabama -11
    Notre Dame -4
    Auburn -2 WDE!
    Ohio State -8

    POTW LSU -10

    One Down – Slow Moses
    Help! – Beatles
    Undo It – for Ole Miss – Carrie Underwood

    Heartache Tonight – (War) Eagles

  3. b.r. says:

    potw: Auburn-2

    sotw: “On With Show” Motley Crue

  4. larry says:

    LSU -9′

    Jailbreak – Thin Lizzy

  5. FlyinJ says:

    This is great! Not because I am toward the top, but it makes the games interesting without throwing money away. Here it goes.
    Mississippi State +2
    Marshall +12 1/2
    Hawaii +3
    Penn State +11 1/2
    Tennessee +12

    POTW – Air Force -1

    SOTW – Easy Money – Todd Snider

  6. FlyinJ says:

    I tried posting the video from utube by copying embedded HTML. Help, TB.

  7. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Tennessee +12
    Hawaii +3
    Georgia Tech -14
    Auburn -2

  8. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Tennessee +12
    Hawaii +3
    Georgia Tech -14
    Auburn -2
    North Texas -2 1/2

    POTW- Ucla- +6

    SOTW-Bad Fish- Sublime

  9. irvine redd says:

    Penn State +11.5

    Miami +8.5
    Notre Dame -4
    MSU +2

    T-Model Ford-“Nobody Get’s Me Down”

  10. coachteajay says:

    West Virginia -12′

    Auburn -2
    Georgia Tech -14
    East Carolina -13′
    South Carolina -3

    This is Baen and his Jackson Cronies on the weekend.

    • A very funny video, and TB definitely does some things in life that one would’ve been hard pressed to imagine back when I was waking you up to help me with directions on Martin Bluff Road, (and trust me, you don’t wanna know) however, I have no posse, just Rock Star and the Scamp–and you won’t see me in this life sportin’ footwear like these cats.

    • irvine redd says:

      That was awesome! That’s winner right there.

    • Harmony says:

      Love this video! My favorite line? “I got dozens of dollars.” Kills me.

  11. Fig E says:

    All in this week:

    MS STATE +2 v. Auburn

    Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix (for Joe Paterno and the as$ whipping the SEC is going to put on him Saturday night)
    Promised Land – Elvis
    Ragged Old Truck – Johnny Paycheck
    Indianola – Charlie Robison
    Aces High – Iron Maiden

  12. tkh says:

    I’m trying again……………

    Auburn -2 potw

    Army -3
    Air Force -1

  13. I picked 6 games and went 3-2-1, but you have me at 2-2-1. However, I remember that last year anyone who dared ask a question about the scoring was beaten down and punished in the standings. Therefore, I’ll happily take my T-6.

    This week’s picks:
    Georgia Tech -14
    Georgia +3
    ARMY -3
    San Jose State +38

    My SOTW:
    1. (not many have heard of this one) I’m So Damn Sick Of Being An Ole Miss Fan And Getting My Heart Stomped On Year In And Year Out. Good God A-Fu&*&%#-Mighty Are You Really Going To Blow A 21-Point Lead To These Turds?!

    • The records in parenthesis are only bonus picks. The top 12 in the standings all won their POTW and got the 50 points that go with that, so you got credit for your one big win and 2 bonus wins.

  14. BW BUZZ says:

    FLORIDA -15
    LSU + 9 1/2
    OREGON + 12

  15. Sweet says:

    POTW- Tulane+20′

    SOTW- Every Breaking Wave- U2 (for the Greenies)

  16. ZEEK says:

    POTW and UDOW (A real all in) – Tennessee +12
    **If they let a Pac-10 team come in to Neyland and win by 2 TD’s, THEY are the PUNCHLINE!! Well, still not as bad as JVille St.****

    SOTW-Tennessee- Arrested Development

    Tennessee Waltz- Elvis
    16 Tons- Tennesse Ernie Ford
    Daddy’s Gone to Knoxville- Mark Knopfler(Dire Straits)

    Coach TJ- you already got my vote for SOTW with “Dad Life”– Hilarious dude!!

    TDW- Actually, I know that song by heart, and I f#&kin’ hate it!!

    Figlet- you can’t pick your nose bro.

  17. face says:

    POTW: LSU -9′

    Bonus picks:
    Stanford -6
    FSU +7′
    Army -3

    SOTW: Boom Shack- A- Lack – From Dumb and Dumber

    It’s bad when your team is a 20 point dog to a team that lost to a 1AA team the week before. But in honor of the Rebs giving me some false hope:

  18. Fish says:

    Miami Florida +9 (to win outright)

    Michigan +4 (Irish get back to their non-covering ways)
    South Carolina -3
    LSU -10
    Florida State +7
    BYU +1

  19. Fig E says:

    Yesterday I made a 500 plus mile round trip drive to Aberdeen, MS to attend a hearing at the Thad Cochran Federal Bankruptcy Court Building. I guess I got all caught up in seeing all of the State fans towing their golf carts and driving toward Scott Field with ice chests full of adult beverages, as I went all in on the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs recovered a muffed punt. The Bulldogs recovered an on side kick after a score. Mullen in my opinion out- coached Chizik. The plays were there for the Bulldogs to make, but they couldn’t make them. At least they didn’t lay a total egg like the Golden Buzzards v. the Gamecocks, and were in the game to the end. Coach TJ, I’d like to get fired up for something other than the New Orleans Bowl while I still have a liver to abuse and the testicular fortitude to funnel a few beers to get the pre-game going. Zeek, not going all in the the Rebels? Come on, man A big, bad, SEC power going to play a weak CUSA team can’t cover that number, after seeing what the Cocks did to the Buzzards? I bet two weeks ago you would have been all over that like a rat on a cheeto.

  20. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss -20.5

    TB gave me lemons, so here’s some lemonade:

    Beck – Where It’s At
    Willie Nelson – Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
    Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy
    Stone Temple Pilots – Dancing Days (excellent cover)

    SOTW: Cracker – Get Off This

  21. Mac says:

    POTW last week crashed and burned so this weeks SOTW will be a reflection of my sentiments on the subject.
    POTW-South Carolina-3 (SC is for real)

  22. Bobby Pitalo says:


  23. Jessie Lou says:

    South Carolina – 3
    Nebraska – 28
    Texas Tech – 24 1/2
    Stanford – 6
    Florida State +7 1/2

    POTW – LSU – 9 1/2

    Songs all about the Shoes:

    Boogie Shoes – KC & the Sunshine Band
    Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
    Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
    Those Shoes – The Eagles
    New Shoes – Paolo Nutini

    SOTW – These Boots Were Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra

  24. Sweet says:

    TB–After further review, I have decided I do not wish to curse my beloved GreenWave so I’m changing my picks. (Hasn’t kicked off yet) Here is new loser.
    POTW- Tennessee +12

    SOTW- Beach Blanket Bingo- Frankie and Annette

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  25. Travellinbaen says:

    Md takes tulane 20′ potw

    • Bobby Pitalo says:

      I saw the TBU hat which I thought was pretty cool. Is there a TBU T-Shirt?

    • travellinbaen says:

      well, I actually designed one and then I was afraid if I got them printed I wouldn’t sell any. But if I was to have a few buyers and could break even, I’d do it.

    • Bobby Pitalo says:

      Ok cool. I would buy one for sure and sport it. But I understand im sure its pretty expensive endeavor.

  26. Bobby Pitalo says:

    LOTW-Fig E
    SOTW- STP-Vasoline

  27. ZEEK says:

    I bombed bad this week, obviously Vols have about as far to go as rebels, so I’ll make this quick. My vote for SOTW goes to TJ for Dad Life, and a Hon. Mention to Smily for the old Crue jam i always loved.

  28. travellinbaen says:

    Feidt’s Follies had Ole Miss -20′ as POTW. Notably, he is now 0-2 on preferred posting protocol.

  29. Harmony says:

    Better late than never? It doesn’t *really* matter, since I only do SOTW.

    I woke up with this song in my head this morning. It’s not May, but it’s a beautiful day today.

  30. RockStarRambler says:

    SOTW: Flyin’ J’s Easy Money

    LOTW: tiny d

  31. larry says:

    My vote goes to RSR

    “Excitable boy, they all said”

    also a cool Willie tune

  32. I’m going with Tiny D’s list (gotta take my lumps) and Mac’s Tom Petty–I like the two songs I’ve heard from the new album so far.

  33. Mac-a-licious says:

    I vote for Irvine Redd. That’s right in my wheelhouse IR.

  34. irvine redd says:

    Preesh. Glad you enjoyed, Mac.

    My votes for Dad Life.

    Also, I’ll be in Raleigh Saturday seeing Tom Petty with ZZ top opening. Should be lots of fun!

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