Thursday Pickin’ Season III Week 5

Quote of the Week:

That was about a piss poor performance on my part last week.” –Coach TeaJay

It was the first football weekend of autumn last week and boy did the TBU celebrate the occasion with a big fall. It was u-g-l-y you-ain’t-got-no-alibi-ugly. Only seven POTW winners were called against thirteen losers, with one retirement hiatus and one signmaker resulting in an undermanned squad taking the field. Lowlights include JLou’s unheard of 0-5, with a loser POTW, mirrored against Face’s 5-0, but still losing POTW. Tiny D managed to pick a POTW but then went 0-3 on her bonus selections. And TB lost my POTW and staggered to a fortunate 2-3 on the bonuses. For the record, I’m now 3-1 on the season on POTW’s and 8-10-2 on bonus picks. But State beat Georgia so Jimmy Crack Corn and I Don’t Care! Oh, back to the picks. The TBU went an embarrassing 21-32 on bonus selections.

Congrats to Fish for picking a nice, but unscored Wayne Root two-team teaser of the week, to TDW for one of his best ever weeks (including an outright dog’o the week) and to Zeek (song of the week) and RSR (list) for picking up the music bonus.

Nothing to do but get back up, dust off our britches and get back to pickin’. And thanks to my Bullies for getting me a big “helmet” win, I’ll be a’grinnin’ too this week.

First the standings for last week, remember the top 7 won their POTW and by rule no non-POTW winner can pass them. Bonus picks only in parentheses.

  1. RSR (all in plus make-up points to stay even with TDW plus music points)  73
  2. TDW  (4-1)  68
  3. Larry  68
  4. Sweet  68
  5. Pitalo  (1-4, but makeup points to stay ahead of biggest loser, Face)  51
  6. Smily  (1-2)  51
  7. TD  (0-3)  51
  8. Face  (5-0)  50
  9. Fish  (3-2)  26
  10. TB  (2-3)  14
  11. Flyin’ J (2-3)  14
  12. TKH  10
  13. Mac  10
  14. MD  10
  15. CTJ  10
  16. Zeek  10
  17. Fig E (2-4)  8
  18. BW Buzz  (1-3)  8
  19. BR  (0-2)  6
  20. JLou  (0-5)  1 (makeup point to stay ahead of the mia)
  21. Feidt’s Follies  (on temporary retirement last weekend)
  22. Irv  (making signs for the Keep Fear Alive rally in DC)
  23. S&M  (just cuz)

Season Standings:

  1. Tiny D  223
  2. Daily Wit  213
  3. Face  196
  4. BR  192
  5. Flyin’ J  177
  6. Fish  170
  7. Larry  160
  8. TB  159
  9. JLou  139
  10. Pitalo  135
  11. SmilyJ  135
  12. MD  131
  13. BW Buzz  128
  14. TKH  124
  15. Fig E  112
  16. RockStarRambler  108
  17. Coach TJ  105
  18. Mac  103
  19. Sweet  98
  20. Zeek  97
  21. Feidt’s Follies  86
  22. Irv  84
  23. S&M  rockchalkjayhawk

My Picks for this Week (here’s your link to the odds):

  • Oklahoma State  -3
  • Ole Miss  -3
  • Tennessee  +16
  • Vandy  +7′
  • Florida  +8

My POTW is Georgia  -4′

My outright Dog O’the week is Vandy over UConn

My Tunes for the weekend, a tribute to the season, and how we performed on it’s first weekend:

  • Fall on Me — REM
  • Falling–Roy Orbison
  • Harvest Moon–Neil Young
  • The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead–XTC
  • Rain on the Scarecrow–John Mellencamp

SOTW–Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground–White Stripes

as Jack says, “enough fooling around”

and then, back to foolin’ around, a bonus SOTW


One final thing….a poll question

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 5

  1. Fish says:

    POTW Oklahoma -3′
    Vandy +7
    NC State +4
    Ole Miss -3
    Navy +10
    Irish +3
    Washington over USC

  2. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Marshall +9 1/2
    HAWAII -8
    Baylor -9
    BYU -4 1/2
    Oklahoma state -3

    POTW- Louisville – 4 1/2
    DOTW- Arizona State

    SOTW- Two Step- Dave Matthews Band

  3. Jessie Lou says:

    “When she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad she was horrid!” That nursery rhyme quote pretty much sums up my last week. Onward and upward – there is no crying in Thursday Pickin!

  4. BWBUZZ says:

    AUBURN -35
    TENNESSE +16
    SMU -12


  5. tkh says:

    potw – uf +8

  6. TDW says:

    Byu -4′
    Texas +3′
    Vanderbilt +7′ (POTW)
    CENTRAL Michigan -17½
    Wisconsin -2

    SOTW: Think About It

  7. Sweet says:

    POTW- Va Tech-4

    DOTW- Texas Longhorns


  8. tiny d says:

    LSU -16
    Auburn -35
    Iowa -7
    USM -9

    Oklahoma -4

    Got a little crazy with the playlist – inspired by the theme. Went back to narrow it down and just couldn’t make the cuts.
    Falling Slowly – The Frames
    Orange – El Cantador (check them out – local band, plays Jackson occasionally also on facebook)
    Cool – Gwen Stefani
    Yellow Moon – Neville Brothers
    Falling for the First Time – Barenaked Ladies
    Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
    In the Colors – Ben Harper
    Mad Season – Matchbox Twenty

  9. ZEEK says:

    Wow, I went from first place after week one straight to the cellar. I guess all is right with the world, huh? Time for a comeback, let’s do this!

    POTW- Temple-5

    DOTW- Clemson (hometown dog)

    SOTW- For my Rebels who better get nasty (sources say the practices have been very intense and rowdy this week) if they have a prayer of salvaging the season.

  10. Madd Dawg says:

    My Home Dawg POTW is Minn +5′

    Outright DOTW is Mich St. +2

    Continuing with the “cold states that start with “M” theme (sorry Montana and Mass., but you get left out), I’m going with all-Michigan Bonus home dawg picks:
    W. Michigan +3′
    E. Michigan +10

    SOTW: dedicated to Fig E Fresh who, on his continuing path to an express ticket to meet Lucifer upon his ultimate demise (hopefully soon), is taking his 10 year old son to see the Crue tonight at Bayfest: Shout at the Devil

  11. smilyj says:

    also, tenn
    sotw “I Sang Dixie” Dwight Yokam

  12. Mac-a-licious says:

    It’s a good damn thing I quit betting on football. Man, what an abyssmal start to the pickin’ season. Well, as a former degenerate gambler, I can tell you the only play here is to dust yourself off and grab ahold of the the greatest beacon of hope and change there is. No. Not that degenerate loser. I am talking about a new weekend full of potential winners in the guise of pro and semipro sporting contests commonly referred to as FOOTBALL. Let’s do this.
    POTW-Ole Miss -3 (this is what I call a gimme…pro tip-gimme’s usually lose)
    DOTW-Michigan State +2
    Song list
    Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
    Loser-Three Doors Down
    I Will Buy You A New Life-Everclear
    Sucks To Be You-Prozzak
    and the SOTW-Loser by Beck

  13. larry says:

    POTW Stanford +7′

    DOTW Stanford

    SOTW – Beautiful Girl – Pete Droge & The Sinners

    To Be A Lover – Billy Idol
    Susperstition – Stevie Wonder
    Graduation Day – Chris Isaak
    Rock and Roll Fantasy – Bad Company

  14. B.R. says:



    BONUS : USM -9

  15. Fig E says:

    POTW: AUBURN -35 v UL Monroe

    CONNECTICUT -7′ v. Vanderbuilt
    Kentucky +3 @ MISSISSIPPI
    Tennessee + 16 @ LSU
    ALABAMA – 8 v. Florida
    MISSISSIPPI STATE – 42 v. Alcorn State

    November, 1987: Based on knowledge and belief, this is the last time Motley Crue made an appearance in Mobile, AL. It was a weeknight show. It was GnR’s first show opening for the Crue, as Ratt for some reason dropped off the tour before it arrived in Mobile. I was chapped at the time, not knowing much about GnR (Appetite for Destruction hadn’t been out long). Holly Harris assured me GnR rocked. Obviously, she knew what she was talking about. Some in the TB nation were with me at the Nov 87 show. Others remained in Jackson Co. to participate in rivalry week shenanigans. It is hard to believe, 23 years later, I am alive, and I am taking one of the the products of my loins, Fig III, to see Motley Crue play a show in Mobile, AL. Here are some Crue songs that are essential for me to listen to as part of my pre-game festivities tonight:

    Looks That Kill
    Ten Seconds to Love (or 2, if your are Johnny Leland Knelms)
    Wild Side
    Dr. Feelgood
    Kickstart My Heart
    Motherf%cker of the Year

    • ZEEK says:

      FigE- I was part of those “shenanigans” you speak of, and will never forget that night. If memory serves, a future doctor and lawyer were a part of the hi-jinx as well. Love your comment on Leland, or Premi, whatever. Rock the house with your boy and the crue big dog.

  16. face says:

    POTW: BYU -4

    Bonus picks:
    Northwestern -5′
    East Carolina +14
    Tulsa -9
    Georgia -4′
    SMU -13

    SOTW dedicated to the European Ryder Cup team:
    Seek and Destroy, Metallica

  17. Jessie Lou says:

    Oklahoma -3
    Wisconsin – 2
    NC State +3
    Texas Tech – 7
    Southern Miss – 9

    POTW: LSU -16

    Songs – Albums I loved in highschool:
    Foreigner – Foreigner
    Urban Cowboy Soundtrack
    Rolling Stones – Miss You
    Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
    James Taylor – JT

    Album of the Week – Eagles – The Long Run

  18. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss -3

    Songs that make me laugh:

    I Can’t Complain – Todd Snider
    Take The Skinheads Bowling – Camper Van Beethoven
    She Don’t Use Jelly – The Flaming Lips
    Bitch Went Nuts – Ben Folds

    SOTW: Because I Got High – Afroman

    • Amrita says:

      Looks awesome Karen! You know, I’ll just throw this out there, but this is still an unchsooling plan, in my opinion, because it is what Keilee wants not what you are telling her to do. So you don’t have to feel like unchsooling doesn’t work for. Just my opinion I have every intention of us reading the History of US books at some point, when the time is right. It’s a great series!

  19. Harmony says:

    SOTW: “Lying From You” Linkin Park…

    Female Vocal of Week: Joss Stone “Fell in love with a boy”
    Actor/Actress sotw: “Forgiveness” Anna Faris as Samantha James in Just Friends

  20. Harmony says:

    Oops..forgot my Cover of the Week:

  21. FlyinJ says:

    Here it goes.
    POTW – Marshall +9.5
    Air Force -10
    Colorado State +33.5
    Kentucky +3
    Army +6
    Notre Dame -2.5
    Dog of the week – Georgia
    SOTW – Air Force Song

    • I can’t believe you haven’t used that song you play over and over in the car yet. Have you seen it on the beer commercial? We always say “Flyin’J’s song” when it comes on.

  22. coachteajay says:

    Pow FSU -6

    Other losers
    Indiana + 10
    Mississippi Muppets -3 (God I hope I lose this one very badly)
    Illinois +17
    UNLV +20′

    Dawg of the week

    Song of the week

  23. Jessie Lou says:

    I must correct one of my albums:

    Rolling Stones – Some Girls (Miss You is on this Album)

    One of the random things I thought about while falling asleep last night.

  24. Feidt's Follys says:

    Kinda still swimming in it right now. I’ll be back later, but Hate to say it I kinda like the Rebels -2′ today.

  25. irvine redd says:

    NC State +3.5
    Florida +8.5
    Oklahoma -3.5

    Stanford +6.5

    And a couple of songs from a show I wish was still on, Flight of the Conchords

  26. Feidt's Follys says:

    Best seat I ever had last week. Neil Young like a Hurricane.

    Double Latte POTW – Florida +8′
    over 66 in Oregon

  27. ZEEK says:

    My vote for SOTW goes to Smily for Yokam’s “I Sang Dixie” and LOTW goes to FigE
    (told u I’m a sucka for the Crue)

  28. RockStarRambler says:

    Great tunes this week!

    SOTW – Mac for Loser
    LOTW (including cool SOTW selection) – Larry
    Honorable Mention – Harmony for Actor/Actress SOTW, Forgiveness from Just Friends

  29. Bobby Pitalo says:

    LOTW-fig e

  30. Mac-a-licious says:

    I got to give MD props for SOTW. The Crue rocks. I don’t understand LOTW so I aint voting on that. I vote for myself for ADOTW. (awesome dude of the week)

  31. larry says:

    smilEy – SOTW

    JL – Album LOTW

  32. Tiny d says:

    Mac – LOTW
    Smiley – SOTW

  33. Florence says:

    Reading your article, I am now listening Lucy Schwartz

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