Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 4

Quote of the Day:

I am getting more addicted by the week!” –Tiny D

The last two weeks have been tough on TB, the fan. It looks like, once again, next year is not here quite yet for my beloved Dogs and the football jalopy that is their program. Same ol’ State. We play Georgia this weekend. We last beat Georgia in 1974. They always kill us. In fact in my first game to attend as student at State, in the immortal year of our Lord, Tech and 10, we had a heroic drive finish with under two minutes to go to tie mighty Georgia at 35, and there was no overtime back then and a tie was good with me and probably every other State fan there that night. But Georgia got the ball on their twenty and drove down the field with under a minute to play to score a touchdown and win. They ran the ball on every play. I’ve never seen a two minute drill run like that before or since. Still, I hope. In my heart. I even feel it in my bones. We can win this weekend. In my mind, Same ol’ State.

So thank goodness for Thursday Pickin’. For in TP, TB has been a winner surrounded by winners. The TBU went an impressive 14-8 last week in the all important POTW category to run our season tally to 38-30. In bonus picks we went a respectable 26-22-3. TB won my POTW to go 3-0 on the young season in that category and 2-2-1 on bonus picks leaving my record there at 6-7-2. In his first ever submission for song of the week MD came away with the points while TD once again took home the points for list. BR became the first citizen to nail an outright Dog o’the Week with his Arkansas pick and gets kudos. Smily and Pitalo also called an outright Dog, so congrats to them too.

Last week’s standings (remember the top 14 won their POTW, only bonus picks in parentheses)

  1. SmilyJ  (3-1)  62
  2. JLou  (3-1)  62
  3. Fig  (4-2-1)  62
  4. Face (all in plus bonus to stay with bonus pickers)  62
  5. Fish  62
  6. BR  62
  7. Feidt’s Follies  62
  8. TD  (2-1-1, plus bonus)  61
  9. Flyin’ J (3-2)  56
  10. TKH  (1-1)  50
  11. TB  (2-2-1)  50
  12. TDW  (2-2)  50
  13. BW Buzz (2-2)  50
  14. Irv  (1-3)  38
  15. Pitalo (3-2) 26
  16. MD  (all in plus bonus)  15
  17. Larry  10
  18. Zeek  10
  19. Mac  10
  20. RSR  10
  21. Sweet  10
  22. Coach TJ  (0-3)  2

Season Standings:

  1. BR  186
  2. TD  172
  3. FJ  163
  4. Face  146
  5. TDW  145
  6. TB  145
  7. Fish  144
  8. JLou  138
  9. MD  121
  10. BW Buzz  120
  11. TKH  114
  12. Fig  104
  13. CTJ  95
  14. Mac  93
  15. Larry  92
  16. Zeek  87
  17. FF 86
  18. Pitalo  84
  19. Irv  84
  20. SmilyJ  84
  21. RSR  35
  22. Sweet  30

Here are my picks FOR week FOUR (and here’s your link to the odds):

  • Penn State  -14
  • So Miss  -4
  • Tulane  +19′
  • Tennessee  -13′
  • NC State  +8′

POTW–Alabama  -7

My outright Dog o’the week is South Carolina to beat Auburn straight up and down, on the plains.

My Tunes:

  • Same ol’ Situation–Crue
  • The Song Remains the Same–Led Zeppelin
  • Still the Same–Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
  • Once in a Lifetime–Talking Heads (“same as it ever was…same as it ever was”)
  • Same Old Song and Dance–Aerosmith (pre-SOTW)

And the official SOTW, down a few notches, Can’t Let Go–Lucinda Williams

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 III, Week 4

  1. Fish says:

    You were all over my DOTW. I’ll pick another.
    Golden Buzzards -4
    South Carolina +3
    Tennessee -13′
    Oregon St +17′
    Nevada -4
    Stanford -4′
    Wayne Root Special,
    No Limit, Teaser of The Year,
    Bama-1 and South Carolina +9

    • Tushar says:

      I am a 9th grade public High scohol girl but go on all of these great blogs to help my aunt who is a homescoholing mom of 3 boys and 7 monthes prenget with twin girls. Anyway Our textbooks last year were The History of US and they are the best textbooks ever and social studies is my least favorite subject.

  2. face says:

    POTW: LSU -8′

    Bonus picks:
    Arkansas +7 (DOTW)
    Tulane +19′
    Stanford -4′
    Baylor -7′
    Ole Miss -2′

    In recognition of me taking LSU for the fourth straight week.
    SOTW: Shout at the Devil, Motley Crue

  3. B.R. says:

    Pick of the week: Fresno state +2

    Dotw: Fresno
    Bonus PickS : USM -4 ALABAMA -7


    • Marie says:

      My oldest dhteaugr is 7th grade too and we’re doing General Science. We start school next week. We’re still trying to decide between Saxon or Teaching Textbooks or something else for math, any recommendations? I noticed you did TT last year and changed to Saxon this year.Mindy

  4. larry says:

    POTW – Stanford -41

    DOTW – South Carolina

    SOTW – Physical – Olivia Newton-John – For the Rebs – They need to learn how to tackle

    BSOTW – Lovergirl – Teena Marie – I heard it on Shade 45 yesterday

  5. TDW says:

    Miami Florida -3½
    SMU +18
    POTW and DOTW Toledo +12
    IOWA -28

  6. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Miami -3 1/2
    Georgia even
    Air Force -13 1/2
    Southern Miss -4
    Alabama -7

    POTW-North Carolina -2
    DOTW- South Carolina
    SOTW- Boogie on a reggae woman- Stevie Wonder

  7. tkh says:

    All in POTW/ORDOTW – BYU +4

  8. BW BUZZ says:

    AUBURN -3
    LSU -8


  9. ZEEK says:

    BR- you are a true hater and starting to get on my nerves. I can turn my power against the Bullies ya know. What kind of Summerlin are you?

    POTW- Penn St.-14

    DOTW- Kentucky (Fla. has won 23 straight, UK is due)

    SOTW- I have only one submission this week on music, I urge everyone to watch this as it is freakin hilarious!!!!

  10. Mac-a-licious says:

    I have no time. Going out of town tomorrow with unknown internet connectivity at the end of my journey.
    POTW Bama -7
    DOTW Boston College +4

  11. B.R. says:

    Zeek, i am still a Rebel fan, but i have watched them play the last 3 weeks and there is no way they should be favored in this game. I’m due to lose a Pickem so hopefully it will be this week!

  12. Madd Dawg says:

    A SOTW victory for MD last week…I only play to win.

    Home Dawg POTW: Rutgers +2

    Home Dawg Bonus Pick: Wash. St +21′

  13. Fig E says:

    POTW: Alabama -7 @ ARKANSAS

    Fresno State + 2 @ MISSISSIPPI
    FLORIDA – 14 v. Kentucky
    TENNESSEE – 13 v. UAB
    South Carolina + 3 @ AUBURN
    LSU – 8 v. West Virginia

    Aaron Lewis – “Country Boy”
    Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Mojo Hand”
    Etta James – “I’d Rather Go Blind”
    Tesla – “The Way It Is”
    Rush – “Working Man”

  14. tinyd says:

    POTW Florida -14

    Alabama -7
    Texas -15
    USM -4

    Not necessarily “dog” but maybe “prayer submission” of the week – Auburn 🙂

    On a happier note – Glad you guys are liking the tunage – here goes nothing

    Bitter Tears – INXS
    Peace, Love and Happiness – G Love and Special Sauce
    Sound of Sunshine – Michael Franti and Spearhead
    At or With Me – Jack Johnson (check out the video with Andy Samburg on Youtube – sorry can’t get there from work to post)

    SOTW – Joy to the World (Jeremiah was an amphibian) – Three Dog Night

  15. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss – 2
    DOTW: Boston College

    My Rebels need a hero:

    Heroes – Jill Sobule (The “I Kissed a Girl”-original)
    Hero – The Verve Pipe
    Hero – Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott (you know, the song from the Spider-Man soundtrack; I had to include this one – my sister’s best friend dated Josey forever)
    Heroes – David Bowie

    SOTW: My Hero – Foo Fighters

  16. Gym Nasty says:

    POTW-Hmmm. Dogs vs dogs. I’ll take the Dogs -1 (u know Im pickn state)
    DOTW-Oregon State +17
    SOTW-“Dog Eat Dog” AC/DC
    Also, Middle Tenn -2
    Bama _7
    USM -4

  17. coachteajay says:

    That was about a piss poor performance on my part last week

    ALL IN on
    My Buzzards!!! -4

    The Gamecocks of South Carolina

  18. Sweet says:

    POTW- Stanford-4′

    DOTW- South Carolina

  19. Madd Dawg says:

    RSR always has good tunes listed, hence the name I suppose (TB you really married “up” by the way–nice work outta you), but I prefer the Foo Fighters song below. The “official” video for this was beyond gay (not that there’s anything wrong witb that), so I had to do a little searching to find this pretty decent live version.

  20. Madd Dawg says:

    noting the time, I think that I entitled to an alternate SOTW selection: this is some vintage sh$t, back before Kirk was hard on herion, etal. :

  21. Jessie Lou says:

    Air Force – 13 1/2
    Kansas State – 7
    Oklahoma – 13 1/2
    UTEP – 11 1/2
    South Carolina +3

    POTW – Texas -16

    Songs are all about the cheating since I’ve been watching a pair and wondering how long it will take until they are caught by someone besides me……

    I heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
    Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
    You Oughta Know – Alanis Morrisette
    The Other Woman – Ray Parker, Jr.
    Your Cheatin Heart – Hank Williams, Sr.

    SOTW – Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

  22. FlyinJ says:

    A little behind so here it goes.
    Northwestern -6.5
    Boston College +4
    Army +6
    Air Force -13.5
    Arkansas +7
    Tennessee -14

    Its never too late

  23. FlyinJ says:

    I forgot my Dog of the week. Its TB’s team. Go Mississippi State!

  24. Jessie Lou says:

    Video of the week to Zeek…..pretty funny!

  25. tiny d says:

    I’m going with RSR’s list and SOTW – covers the Rebs, Bullies and my Cam, who must have been wearing his Superman Underoos last night…

  26. ZEEK says:

    I will go with Face for sotw (im a sucka for the crue)
    and TB for lotw. Of course i really think i should win sotw, im just sayin.

  27. Anonymous says:

    SOTW- Zeek. really funny
    LOTW-Tiny d

  28. Samsmama says:

    You dumped me. Eh, I don’t blame you. Happy picking, everyone!

  29. RockStarRambler says:

    SOTW – Sweet’s Mess Around
    LOTW – Jessie Lou

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