Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 6

Quote of the Week:

there is no cryin’ in Thursday Pickin.”     —Jessie Lou McFaul

Time is short today, so I’ll make the preamble brief. I can hear the hearts breaking all throughout the interwebs.

It’s even-steven week. TB lost the POTW last week and I fall to 3-2. I went 2-2-1 on bonus picks moving my record to 10-12-3 on the year. The TBU was, 11-11, and 28-27 in bonus selections. Overall, the TBU is at 56-54 on POTW’s, a virtual tie. The top 11 below won their POTW’s, bonus picks in parentheses. Props to Fish for an excellent Dog o’the week call in Washington over USC. Coach TJ busted the curve this week going undefeated and thus depriving the “all-ins” from getting bonus points. He also nailed a DOTW, picking Colorado over Georgia. Fig gets list points for getting everyone giddy over the Crue and Smily got SOTW. But while I am duty bound to award the points, I must say I have some disrespect over the clear pandering those selections represented.

And finally, if one of you gents doesn’t get with the program, Tiny D is going to embarrass us all.

Last week’s results:

  1. Coach TeaJay  (4-0)  74
  2. Tiny D (3-1)  62
  3. Fig E  (3-2, plus bonus)  61
  4. Fish  (3-2)  56
  5. Smily  (all in plus bonus)  55
  6. Pitalo  (2-2-1)  50
  7. Sweet  50
  8. Zeek  50
  9. MD  50
  10. Mac  50
  11. RSR  50
  12. BW Buzz  (3-2)  32
  13. BR  (1-0)  26
  14. Feidt’s Follies  (1-0)  26
  15. TB  (2-2-1)  20
  16. JLou  (2-3)  14
  17. Irv  (1-2)  14
  18. Flyin’ J  (1-2)  14
  19. TKH  10
  20. Larry  10
  21. Face  (1-4)  2
  22. TDW  (0-5)  1

Season Standings:

  1. Tiny D  285
  2. Fish  226
  3. BR  218
  4. TDW  214
  5. Face  198
  6. Flyin’ J 191
  7. Pitalo  185
  8. Smily  185
  9. MD  181
  10. CTJ  179
  11. TB  179
  12. Larry  170
  13. Fig  168
  14. BW Buzz 160
  15. RSR  158
  16. Mac  153
  17. JLou  153
  18. Sweet  148
  19. Zeek  147
  20. TKH  134
  21. FF  112
  22. Irv  98

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

  • Alabama  -6′
  • LSU  +6  (dog o’the week)
  • Arkansas  -5′
  • Auburn  -6
  • Colorado  +12′

POTW  Tennessee  +11′

My Tunes:

  • Back in the Saddle–Aerosmith (Steven Tyler)
  • Rockin’ me Baby–Steve Miller Band
  • Girlfriend in a Coma–The Smiths (Steven Morrissey)
  • Glory Days–Bruce Springsteen (featuring Little Steven on vocals and guitar)
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown–Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs and others
  • SOTW–The Devil’s Right Hand–Steve Earle

And I can’t let a tribute to Steve(n)’s go by without saluting the king of the blank stare humorists, Steven Wright:

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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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42 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 6

  1. Madd Dawg says:

    Good Home Dawg picks are slim this week, but I’ll go with Rutgers +5′

    More to follow…

  2. Bobby Pitalo says:

    UCONN -5
    Utah State +1
    Ball State -4
    Temple +3
    Alabama -6 1/2

    POTW-Arkansas -5 1/2

    SOTW-Santana- Samba Pa Ti
    Book of the Week- Plato- Five Dialogues

  3. tkh says:

    POTW – Auburn -6

    UF -6
    Navy -4
    GT -10

  4. TDW says:

    Connecticut -5½
    Oklahoma State -24
    Minnesota +22 (DOTW)

    SOTW: If you can hear this song and be in a bad mood, you need some major psychiatric help.

  5. tiny d says:

    Seriously, who’d a thunk it?

    Ohio State -7
    Alabama -6
    Georgia -12
    Missouri -13
    DOTW – Clemson

    POTW Auburn -6

    CandyMan – Christina Aguilera
    The Distance – Cake
    Milkshake – Kelis
    Under the Milky Way – The Church
    Cherry Pie – Warrant

    SOTW – Chocolate – Snow Patrol

  6. ZEEK says:

    POTW- Auburn -6

    DOTW- Wake Forest

    SOTW-Rain Song – Led Zeppelin(on of my all-time faves)

  7. B.R. says:

    potw: alabama -6
    dotw: south carolina
    bonus:lsu +6
    sotw: i’ ll be there for you :the Rembrandts

  8. Harmony says:

    SotW: America “Here”

    CotW: Alien Ant Farm “Smooth Criminal”

    FVotW: Paramore “Whoa”

    A/AVotW: HIMYM Sandcastles in the Sand

  9. larry says:

    POTW – Mich St + 4′
    DOTW – Mich St

    SOTW – Don’t Change – INXS

    Telephone Line – ELO
    Caravan – Van Morrison

  10. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Utah -6

    Tunes OTW, a tribute:

    A Day in The Life
    Two of Us
    In My Life

    SOTW: Norwegian Wood (“I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.” Perfection.)

  11. BW BUZZ says:

    FLORIDA -6
    TENNESSE + 11
    ALABAMA -6


  12. Fish says:

    Northern Illinois -3
    Florida -6
    Washington Huskies -2′
    Southern Cal +9′
    Arkansas -5′
    Rutgers +5′
    DOTW- Baylor

  13. Madd Dawg says:

    DOTW: Mich St

    In honor of the recent discussion on Freestyle IV (FORE!!)


  14. Fig E says:

    All In: Alabama -6′ @ SOUTH CAROLINA

    “The Bird” – The Time
    “Say It Isn’t So” – The Outfield
    “Bringing On the Heartbreak” – Def Leppard
    “I’m Gonna To Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home” – David Frizzel
    “So Whatcha Want?” – Beastie Boys

  15. coachteajay says:

    POW Bama -6

    Other stuff to lose on
    Michigan -4′
    Tennessee +11′
    Auburn -6
    Arkansas -5′

    Wake Forrest

    SOTW funny stuff

  16. flyinj says:

    On a road trip – rollercoasters this weekend which leads to my inspiration for my SOTW actually three songs. Here they are – I need some help posting the songs “Rambling Rock Star” as I am typing on my kindle. “I am so dizzy – ?, “Love Rollercoaster” – Ohio Players, “Ride Sally Ride” – ?, “She’s got a ticket to ride” – Beatles, “Upside Down” – Diana Ross
    POTW – Toleda +39
    Penn State -8
    Colorado State +25
    Tennesse +11.5
    Clemson +2.5
    Alabama -11.5

    • RockStarRambler says:

      Mustang Sally aka “Ride Sally Ride” – Wilson Pickett (not to be confused with the Lou Reed tune)

      Have fun FlyinJ!

  17. Mac-a-licious says:

    No points for hitting my dog last week TB?
    POTW Notre Dame -6
    DOTW I better get some credit if this one hits–South Carolina +6 1/2 against the evil ones.

  18. Mac-a-licious says:

    Almost forgot SOTW-Ray Lamontagne-Burn

  19. face says:

    POTW: Alabama -6′

    Tulane -1
    Arkansas -5′
    State -5
    Baylor +2′ (DOTW)
    Wake Forest +4′

    American Pie, Don McLean

  20. Jessie Lou says:

    Utah -6
    Florida -6
    Texas Tech -2 1/2
    Auburn -6
    Mississippi State – 5

    POTW – Arkansas – 5 1/2

    Songs with Girl’s Names:

    Roxanne – The Police
    Lola – The Kinks
    Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    Jackie Blue – Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    Amie – Pure Prairie League
    SOTW – Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

  21. Jessie Lou says:

    Flyin J – love your song choices – Dizzy is by Tommy Roe. My sister had the 45 and she played it over and over.

  22. smilyj says:

    POTW State -5; This is the game this year that they have to win to get to atleast 6-6. So I think they will nut-up and cover.
    Also DOTW BYU+5
    S Fla-8
    Ark-5 1/2
    La Tech-1
    SOTW “Brother Jukebox” Keith Whitley
    “Bubba Shot The Jukebox” Mark Chestnutt
    “A Jukebox With A Country Song” Doug Stone
    “Jukebox Hero” Foreignor
    “Stoned At the Jukebox” Hank Jr.

  23. sweet says:

    POW – Mich St +4′
    DOW – South Carolina
    SOW –

  24. Feidt's Follys says:

    POTW – Michigan -4′

    UNC -2
    Va Tech -22
    Arkansas – 5
    DOTW Tennessee +11

    Heading to the islands. I am not letting go of Summer just yet.

  25. Mac-a-licious says:

    I want 7000 bonus points and a statue erected in my honor. I’m just sayin’.

  26. smilyj says:

    What does MD and Bama have in common?…………They both got dominated by cocks this weekend!

  27. Jessie Lou says:

    Steve Spurrier has always reminded me of MD……..

  28. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Good calls on Bama gettin beat but South Carolina is a good football team and could have beaten Auburn if Garcia didnt fumble so much that game. Alabama almost lost to Arkansas too. Good calls but not a real big shocker.

    • Mac-a-licious says:

      Have to admit, I saw this one coming. Heres my post from Sept 10th on this blog.
      Mac says:
      September 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm
      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)

    • Bobby Pitalo says:

      No you got me all wrong. They are a very good team and Garcia might be the best qb in the sec other than mallet. Im saying that it was the biggest upset that has ever happend because Alabama was vulnerable against Arkansas. All props to you it was a great call I mean i took bama myself.

  29. larry says:

    I am gonna go with Mr. Fig on the music for the week.

  30. Jessie Lou says:

    I got to go with Flyin J for the songs – Theme to SmilyJ.

    Honorable Mention to Larry for the ELO song – it took me back.

  31. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Fig for list and SOTW for the Bestie Boys

  32. RockStarRambler says:

    LOTW – Flyin J
    SOTW – Mac for Burn by Ray LaMontagne

  33. tiny d says:

    Jessie Lou for list and SOTW:)

  34. Jessie Lou says:

    It is a compliment whenever RSR and tiny d like my lists – ya’ll always have awesome picks. When anyone likes my song picks it is a good day.

  35. larry says:

    I need to give teejay some love for SOTW

  36. ZEEK says:

    I gotta give shout outs to TJ and MD for SOTW and gotta go with Figgy Fresh and the super phresh 80’s LOTW.

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