Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 3

Quote of the Week:

This is great!”     —Flyin’ J

TB warned you degenerate gamblers who follow the site that past results are not indicators of future performance. The TBU is off to a staggeringly mediocre start, though we are collectively, still above .500. POTW’s last week went 12-11 for the second week in a row and bonus picks came in at 27-30. I won my POTW for the second week in a row, but struggled to a 2-3 mark on bonus picks. Though scores were unaffected, I was disappointed that nobody picked an outright ‘dog of the week correctly. Mostly I was disappointed that I didn’t. Coach TJ picked up SOTW and Tiny D got the list points for tunage, by the way.

On with the show…

Last week’s results (remember, only bonus picks shown in parentheses, the top 12 won their POTW:

  1. Tiny D (3-1 plus music bonus)  67
  2. BR (plus makeup points to TD’s bonus picks)  62
  3. Larry  62
  4. MD  62
  5. Sam’smama  62
  6. JLou  (3-2)  56
  7. TKH  (1-1)  50
  8. Flyin’ J (2-3, plus makeup points to stay ahead of biggest loser, BW Buzz)  45
  9. TDW  (2-3)  45
  10. TB  (2-3)  45
  11. Face (1-2)  45
  12. Mac  (0-3)  45
  13. BW Buzz (4-0)  44
  14. Coach TJ  (3-1, plus music bonus)  37
  15. Fish  (3-2)  26
  16. Pitalo (2-3)  14
  17. Fig  10
  18. Sweet  10
  19. RSR  10
  20. Feidt’s Follies  10
  21. Zeek  10
  22. Smiley (1-3)  8
  23. Irv  (0-3)  2

Season Standings

  1. BR–124
  2. TD–111
  3. FJ–107
  4. MD–106
  5. TDW–95
  6. TB–95
  7. CTJ–93
  8. Face–84
  9. Mac–83
  10. Larry–82
  11. Fish–82
  12. Zeek–77
  13. JLou–76
  14. SM (perma Kansas pick)  72
  15. BW Buzz–70
  16. TKH–64
  17. Pitalo–58
  18. Irv–46
  19. Fig–42 (I can understand how all those crazy State fans led you astray)
  20. RSR–25
  21. FF–24
  22. Smily–22
  23. Sweet–20

Here are my picks for this week and here’s your link to the odds:

  • Cal  -3
  • Houston  -3
  • Florida  -14
  • Clemson  +7′
  • Notre Dame  +3′ (outright ‘dog o’the week)

POTW:  Alabama  -24

Because everybody had so much musical fun at my expense last week, a little passive aggressive revenge (with nuthin’ but love)….

  • Back Biters and Syndicators–John Lee Hooker
  • Everything About You–Ugly Kid Joe
  • Screw You (We’re from Texas)–Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Kiss My Ass–Country Joe McDonald

SOTW–I Don’t Like Half the Folks I Love–Paul Thorn

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54 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 3

  1. tkh says:

    POTW – WV -10

    Bama -24
    MS State +8 (Outright dog)

  2. larry says:

    POTW – The Flood -11′

    DOTW – N.C. State

    SOTW – Emotional Rescue – The Stones

  3. br says:

    Potw: vandy 12
    Dotw arkansas 2 to win outright.

    Sotw: “running Block” tobey keith

  4. Fish says:

    POTW
    Nebraska -3

    DOTW
    La Tech =3′

  5. Bobby Pitalo says:

    NC STATE -2
    Kansas + 5 1/2
    Houston -3
    Miami Ohio -8
    Washington State +23

    POTW- Illinois -7
    DOTW-UAB

    SOTW- Copperhead Road- Steve Earle

  6. face says:

    POTW: All in with LSU -7′
    DOTW: Notre Dame

  7. larry says:

    I printed the USA Today yesterday and it had them catching 2. I could not get your link to work, so I used those lines. I will take Kansas as my DOTW.

  8. coachteajay says:

    Potw
    MID TN St -4

    Oklahoma -17
    Marshall -3
    Tennessee +14
    East Carolina +19′

    DOTW
    State

    SOTW
    Today in class I had a student ask me about “this mullet toss thing” so in tribute of one of the funnest weekends I ever had, this one is for you big guy

  9. TDW says:

    Kansas +5′
    California -3
    Saturday, Sep. 18
    Arkansas +2
    WEST VIRGINIA -10

    POTW: KANSAS STATE -3½

    PURDUE 16½ Ball State 49

  10. TDW says:

    And in case anyone needed the line for the Ball State game, I left that in there. You’re welcome.

  11. ZEEK says:

    Man, you lose one week and it’s like you’re out of the race!! Gotta get sum get back!

    POTW- IOWA-1′

    DOTW- Portland St.+51

    SOTW- Brickhouse- Commodores

    LOTW- Three Times A Lady-Commodores
    Still-Commodores
    Easy Like Sunday Morning-Commodores
    Lady- Commodores

    TB- You should give 5 bonus pts. to first person that guesses the inspiration for my songs this week.

    • Zeek, is Portland State a bonus pick or an unscored DOTW? DOTW is for outright winners unless it’s a bonus pick, so I just wanted to be sure. BTW, I think 51 might be the biggest line ever. Anybody heard if there’s ever been one higher?

      As for the bonus, that’s a joke right? Just checkin’.

    • tkh says:

      I am assuming Ines Sainz would be the inspiration.

      (To borrow from Wooderson in “Dazed and Confused”, “It’d be a lot cooler if it was.”–TB)

  12. BW BUZZ says:

    LSU 7 1/2
    AUBURN 7 1/2
    KENTUCKY 25
    MISSISSIPPI 12

    POTW ALABAMA 24

  13. Madd Dawg says:

    POTW: LA Tech +3

    TB,
    I seem to recall some lines in the 60+ range back in the ’80’s and early ’90’s when Nebraska and OK would run for 500 yards (and pass for about 40) and beat the heck out of teams like Kansas and cover the number. Sweet, do you or Wallace keep an archive of wager sheets (all for entertainment purposes only, of course)?

  14. Barista says:

    This is all greek to me. I can make cupcakes with cute little footballs on top, though. Doesn’t that earn me a place somewhere? Honorable mention? Something?

    • Barista, come now! You are a sports fan, so it’s easy to pick up. But yes, the odds can be confusing if you are new to them. Feel free to just pick a winner of any college game, I’ll apply the spread for you. RMac did this a couple years ago and finished in the top half of all competitors!

      OR, you can just be a fan of TP and cheer on the combatants. Or mock them. But we’ll need a tune of the week as the price of admission.

    • coachteajay says:

      I like cupcakes,

  15. Mac-a-licious says:

    Busy busy weekend so dropping these in a rush.
    POTW North Carolina -2
    DOTW Washington +3
    SOTW Awesome video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C9CH3q9PLI

  16. tinyd says:

    I’m getting more addicted by the week!

    POTW – Alabama -24

    Florida -14
    Nebraska -3
    Auburn -7
    LSU -7 (for my Partner In Crime)

    DOTW – Notre Dame

    LOTW
    Ants Marching – Dave Matthews
    100 Years – Five for Fighting
    Time – Hootie and Blowfish
    Time is on My Side – Rolling Stones

    SOTW – The Bird – Morris Day and The Time

  17. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss -12
    DOTW: Hawaii

    For the 3rd week of the 3rd season, here are some of my favorite tunes by 3-letter bands:

    XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
    EMF – Unbelievable
    ABC – Be Near Me
    LTD – (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again (one of my all time favorites)

    SOTW: REM – Finest Worksong

  18. Fig E says:

    POTW: SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI -6 v. Kansas

    Arkansas +2 @ GEORGIA
    Vanderbilt + 12 @ MISSISSIPPI
    Alabama -23 @ DUKE
    Florida -14 @ TENNESSEE
    KENTUCKY -24 v. Akron
    AUBURN – 7 v. Clemson
    Mississippi State +7 @ L.S.U.

    Tunes:

    “Gimmie A Ride to Heaven Boy” – Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band
    “87 Southbound” – Wayne Hancock
    “Blacksheep” – John Anderson
    “Wagon Wheel” – Old Crow Medicine Show
    “Slave to the Grind” – Skid Row

  19. Sweet says:

    Seem to recall the same as MD about big spreads, but wouldn’t bet on it. No records as a rule, TB.

    POTW-UGA-2

    SOTW- Can’t You See?- Marshall Tucker Band (Gonna take a Southbound, all the way to Ga. now, til the train run outta track….)

  20. Harmony says:

    My vote for SOTW is for Mac-a-licious (Pearl Jam’s Evolution)…love that song!

  21. ZEEK says:

    I have tried unsuccessfully to copy and paste a video from youtube I wanted ya’ll to see, but I am too pc illiterate, I guess. So, I am just gonna put the link for it on here for ya’ll. It was aired on my favorite radio show, The Walton and Johnson Show, and I would like to change this to my SOTW, TB. It is great song that hits the mark about the state of our union. Check it out. Maybe someone can educate me on how you do the copy/paste thing with youtube video.

  22. ZEEK says:

    Nevermind, I’m an idiot.

  23. FlyinJ says:

    Its after Midnight Elvis time and this is the first time I have had to myself; if that is not enough I am working. Well here it goes.
    West Virginia -10
    Vanderbilt +12
    BYU +10
    Navy -3
    Mississippi State (My Dogs for this Week) +71/2
    POTW – Air Force (Again, Game to watch) +161/2
    This would be my underdog for the week except its mascot flies high.

    SOTW – Spin Doctors – Two Princess, Remember When? (i.e. Law School)

  24. Madd Dawg says:

    TJ, that is a great tune bro.

    Harmony,
    how about this PJ classic—one of my favorites.

    • coachteajay says:

      If you could have seen mine and Baens performance of it, standing on top of a picnic table at the flora bama, many moons ago (we were very sonber at the time) you would’ve been even more impressed. BTW Black is still one of my favorite songs, kudos

    • I still get letters from all the stray dogs and cats for a radius of 50 miles around the panhandle who can never forget the sound.

      It was one helluva weekend.

    • Harmony says:

      Perfect! Now I am at an utter loss at what song the SOTW should be. I officially withdraw mine. Must find something more fitting….

  25. smilyj says:

    POTW LSU -8 (see what I am doin here?)(reverse sicologee).
    also, Ark- dog of the week
    Conn -6
    penn st -21
    bama -24
    navy -3
    SOTW “Lousiana Saturday Night”- Mel Mcdaniel. GO STATE GO!
    ” Lousiana Woman, Mississippi Man”-Conway and Loretta.
    ” Leavin’ Lousiana in the Broad Day Light”- Oak Ridge Boys.
    I must say I like the order of the standings……Sweet on bottom and look where I am.

  26. Jessie Lou says:

    Kansas St. – 3 1/2
    Nebraska -3
    LSU – 7 1/2
    Notre Dame + 3 1/2
    South Carolina – 30 1/2

    POTW – 7 1/2

    Random Songs I heard this week that I love:

    Candy O – The Cars
    SuperFreak – Rick James
    Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf (sp?)
    Barricuda – Heart

    SOTW – TNT – ACDC

    Happy Birthday Wallace – whereever you are!

  27. irvine redd says:

    Ohio +30 (Dog O’The Week)
    Fla State -10
    Auburn -7
    MS State +7.5

    POTW
    Notre Dame +3.5

    SOTW
    Going with this for no real reason.

    Seahorse by Devendra Banhart

  28. ZEEK says:

    OK TB, I guess I misunderstood about the underdog deal, or was looking for easy way out, but I do not want that as my dotw.

    DOTW- LA Tech

    If you’re betting though, I really like portland st+51, lotta points!!

  29. Feidt's Follys says:

    POTW – Any team Ole Miss is laying double digit points against.
    Vandy. Still swimming in it for any more right now.

  30. Bobby Pitalo says:

    SOTW- Madd dawg. Great song.
    LOTW- tiny d.

  31. ZEEK says:

    Some very ggod songs this week, and I am having hard time choosing. But since this is not a strict venue, and you can’t pigeonhole me, I vote for TB,MD, and Tiny D for SOTW.(I’m a sucka for Morris Day)

    LOTW- JLou

    Hey FigE–………………Chili Sauce!!!!!

    Who the hell is Inez Sainz?

  32. Mac-a-licious says:

    I vote for RSR for SOTW. A very under appreciated song by one of my favorite bands.

  33. Jessie Lou says:

    Zeek – I cannot believe you do not know who Inez is! Google her and you will see that her SOTW would have to be “Baby Got Back”!

  34. ZEEK says:

    Wow, knew the story but not the name JLOU, but, uh, …….. Daddy LIKE!!
    I am officially an Inez fan.

  35. RockStarRambler says:

    Great tunes all around this week.

    LOTW: tiny d brings it again; dig the theme, appreciate the flow of the list and love the music

    SOTW: Pitalo for Copperhead Road; I have always had a thing for this song
    Honorable Mention SOTW: MD for Black; my favorite PJ tune

  36. larry says:

    I am going with sterno for SOTW. I thought he boycotted SOTW?

  37. Madd Dawg says:

    I usually do Lucious, but I was inspired on Friday night—-perhaps it was O’Donnell’s big win in Delaware last week, perhaps in was the decent play of the Rams rookie QB #1 pick Sam Bradford in his first NFL start or perhaps it was that 12 pack of Heineys.

  38. Jessie Lou says:

    It sounds like the perfect storm but I’d bet on the Heiney!

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