Quote of the Week:
“I want 7000 points and a statue erected in my honor.” –Mac-a-licious
TB can hardly believe we have already reached the midway point of TPSIII. It was a glorious week 6 of college football. My Bullies stomped a mudhole in Houston and ‘Bama lost to South Carolina. You really can’t ask for more than that in an autumn weekend. But to every yin there must be yang and so it was in this case. The Bama defeat, coupled with the spread defeat of their loathsome cousins from the Plains resulted in yet another painful week of pickin’ as these loser choices were popular with not only TB but a large percentage of the population here in the TBU. So be it. No pain, no gain.
On the upside, for you degenerate gamblers out there with access to a legal Vegas book that accepts straight-up bets, the TBU nailed an unheard of eight dogs’o the week. Considering not everyone chose a DOTW, the success rate there was near fifty percent. With the favorable payoff odds, in Vegas where this sort of thing is legal, one would’ve made a considerable chunk of change last weekend by following us all, even considering our lackluster performance on the scored picks.
There were 9 POTW winners who as always are listed in the weekly standings below as one through nine, with only their bonus picks in parentheses. Mac tied and the rest lost. TB falls to 3-3 on the season on POTW’s and 12-15-3 on bonus picks. Overall we were 26-33 on bonus picks. The collective TBU is now 65-65 on POTW’s for the season. Standings to follow, congrats to JLou and Flyin’ J for pickin’ up the tunage points.
Last week’s results:
- Smily J (3-1) 62
- Sweet (all in plus make-up points to stay with Smily) 62 (DOTW winner)
- Larry 62 (DOTW winner)
- RSR 62 (DOTW winner)
- MD 62 (DOTW winner)
- JLou (3-2 plus music bonus) 61
- Fish (2-3) 44
- Daily Wit (2-3) 44
- Pitalo (0-5 plus bonus points to stay ahead of Mac) 34
- Mac (all in tie, plus bonus point to stay ahead of biggest loser) 33 (DOTW winner)
- Tiny D (3-1) 32
- Feidt’s Follies (3-1) 32
- BR (1-0) 26 (DOTW winner)
- Face (3-2) 26
- TB (2-3) 14 (DOTW winner)
- TKH (1-2) 14
- Fig 10
- Zeek 10
- BW Buzz (1-3) 8
- Coach TeaJay (1-3) 8
- Flyin’ J (1-4 plus bonus) 7
- Irv (really is making signs for the Keep Fear Alive Rally)
- Harmony (the best cheerleader any Thursday Picker ever had)
- Tiny D 317
- Fish 270
- TDW 258
- Smily J 247
- BR 244
- MD 243
- Larry 232
- Face 224
- RSR 220
- Pitalo 219
- JLou 214
- Sweet 210
- Flyin’ J 198
- TB 193
- CTJ 187
- Mac 183
- Fig 178
- BW Buzz 168
- Zeek 157
- TKH 148
- FF 144
- Irv 98
Here are my picks for Week 7 and here’s your link to the odds:
- Ole Miss +20′
- Texas +9′
- Arkansas +4 (DOTW)
- Rutgers -7
- Purdue -5′
POTW South Carolina -4′
- Middle of the Road–Pretenders
- Out Here in the Middle–Robert Earl Keen
- Middle Man–The Bottle Rockets
- Somewhere in the Middle–Jason Boland
SOTW Stuck in the Middle with You–Stealers Wheel
And an iconic “middle” image, dedicated to Nick Saban
“I’m tired boss, dog tired.”–John Cofey in The Green Mile
Man, I am sick and tired of losing. How does Auburn blow a 21 pt. lead to UK? The same way Ole Miss blew a 21 pt. lead to J’ville St. I guess. Well, here goes another act of futility and tunage that represents it.
POTW-Florida-7′ (Dawgs will probably win outright)
DOTW- Arkansas+4′ (Auburn will now cover since I’m going against them)
SOTW-Dog Tired -by Down
Jimmy Buffet- My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don’t Love Jesus
Ozzy- Suicide Solution
Suicidal Tendencies- U Can’t Bring Me Down
SotW: Violent Femmes “Kiss Off”
FVotW/CotW: Fiona Apple’s version of “Across the Universe”
The song that I wanted for Actress/Actor vocal of the week is not available (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Dee singing Runaway Train”) So here is a Music Clip (of the week!) from Hot Rod
potw: Bears +20
dotw: Ms. State
POTW- Texas A&M -3′
DOTW- Colorado +1
POTW – The University of Mississippi Bears +20′
DOTW – PITT
SOTW – Tangerine – Led Zeppelin
A Million Miles Away – Joey Alkes
Small Time Blues – Pete Droge
People get ready – Curtis Mayfield
Imagine – John Lennon
You Can’t Get What You Want – Joe jackson
Good tune, Luscious.
I am voting for Harmony SOTW. Yes, already.
Another Violent Femmes fan? Yay!
POTW-GREENBOW ALABAMA (said in the voice of Forrest Gump) minus 20′.
DOTW-KANSAS against KSTATE tonight.
POTW: Ole Miss -20.5
Here’s to a great second half of TPSIII (I can’t wait to see how it turns out)!
Litany (Life Goes On) – Guadalcanal Diary
I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet) – The White Stripes
Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) – Squeeze
Got You (Where I Want You) – The Flys
SOTW: Hiroshima (BBB Benny Hit His Head) – Ben Folds
Guadalcanal Diary and the Stripes? Awesome!
West Virgina -10
Air Force -1
South Carolina -4
POTW-Michigan State -7
SOTW-Lifes Been Good- Joe Walsh
WEST VIRGINIA -10 (POTW)
Miami Florida -19½
POTW/DOTW – La Tech +1.5
South Car -4
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MISS. ST +7
POTW SOUTH CAROLINA -4
SOTW: The Fiona reference above reminded me of the tune “Scotty Doesn’t Know” from that movie Eurotrip. Fiona is the hot chick with Matt Damon now after she dumped the lead character Scotty, and the song is referenced throughout the movie. Pretty funny.
Great song choice…love this movie!
When do we get to do the 7th inning stretch?
POTW – Ohio State -4
Michigan State -7
South Carolina -4
Tunes, tunes, tunes
*Central Two-O-Nine – Robert Plant and the Band of Joy (free on iTunes this week – hurry)
*Eight Days a Week – Beatles
*15 Step – Radiohead
*Count on Me – Sons of William
*Add it Up – Violent Femmes
SOTW – If I Had $1,000,000 – BareNaked Ladies
I love me some free itunes.
POTW: KENTUCKY +4′ v. South Carolina
Arkansas + 4 @ AUBURN
Vanderbilt + 14′ @ GEORGIA
Ms. State + 7′ @ FLORIDA
MEMPHIS +14′ v. Southern Mississippi
ALABAMA – 20′ v. Mississippi
“Rainbow in the Dark” – Dio
“Its Tricky” – Run DMC
“Insane in the Brain” – Cypress Hill
“Roadhouse Blues” – The Doors
“Behind Closed Doors” – Charlie Rich
Home Dawg POTW:
Ole Miss +20.5
McNeese St. +42 (DOTW)
List of the week, an homage to my place in the standings, and to my alma mater’s mostly likely place come Saturday around midnight my time.
I’m a Loser-Beatles
The Last Straw-Widespread Panic
Bonus song, dedicated to shuckster lawyers from Texas and my friends in Liverpool:
South Carolina -4′
POW – Iowa -3′
DOW – Kentucky
Into the scrap heap of history
POTW GA Tech -18.5
DOTW Mich +3.5
Also, La Tech -2.5
SOTW In honor of my 5 year old who whispered to me the other day “Daddy, come here. I got something to tell ya.” I asked “what?” He whispers in my ear, “I’m a secret agent. Don’t tell Mom.”
“Secret Agent Man” Johnny Rivers.
POTW: USM -14′
SOTW: Thunderstruck, AC/DC
I posted the videos for those like me with incredibly short attention spans.
Missouri +3 1/2
Southern Mississippi -14 1/2
South Carolina – 4 1/2
Florida – 7 1/2
POTW – Nebraska – 9 1/2
Songs are all about the love this weekend:
Love Will Never Do Without You – Janet Jackson
I Melt With You – Modern English
How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) – James Taylor
I Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
SOTW – At Last – Etta James
SmilyJ – that is a great story – you should write it down somewhere so it won’t be forgotten – loved it.
Kind of Late, so I am looking at the Pacific games. Lets see if I can guess any.
POTW – Hawaii +6.5
SOTW – I hope this works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL2ZwXj1tXM
Great tune FJ, and Sweet, I had forgotten about that Cradle of Love video—nice.
And how about this tune as I know that some of you, not me but some of you folks, enjoy the hash pipe:
Holy bananas! I totally bombed on my picks…but all is well, Auburn won State won and the tunes were slammin in the TBU this week.
man, I can’t pick my nose. I am officially reverting to the George Costanza school of thought. I will now go with the exact OPPOSITE of my gut instinct. I’m so far behind now it won’t really matter. On the flipside, the tunes this week were incredible. This is the hardest I have had to contemplate so far. Being a devout Zep fan, though, I have to give the SOTW nod to Luscious Larry for Tangerine, and LOTW to JLou with FigE right at her tater box.
Zeek, man you are cracking me up which I need on this stress filled Monday afternoon!
I listened to the Auburn game on the radio in the car Sat. and could not believe the score – what a barn burner! So excited about State – although my player got hurt, Ballard did get Player of the Game – Go Goula Boy!
Other than my own list which I loved I think I got to agree with Zeek and go with Middle Fig.
Stands back from the keyboard in amenemazt! Thanks!
JLou- I do what I can with what I have. (which sux if you’re me. And I am)
okay, this may not count but whatever, I need the points. I’m voting for myself.
I almost came back with a vengeance. That’s what I get for trusting Nebraska, as the book version of Forrest Gump would call them, those Corkshucker Jack-off’s!
Pulling Mussels gets my vote.
Sweet was a close second.
Great music this week!
LOTW – Jessie Lou
SOTW – Harmony for Kiss Off
Little story from this past weekend ya’ll might find as funny as I did. I was at the Ocean Springs football game and overheard an untypical conversation for OS, a city known for being on the cusp of civility and culture. Two rednecks were behind me(again, uncommon for OS), and this conversation ensued.
Redneck#1- “Didju heer bout dat Ole Miss maskot-black bar- thang?”
Redneck#2- “How in da wurld u gon’ chainge a maskot?”
Redneck#1- “Beets me, hell, I wish dey’d have made it sumthin po-litta-cally kurrect
da ‘Retard Midgets’!!!!”
nice. Here’s what’s funny. If the powers that be had just decided “we’re gonna be bears” and then found some 19 year old hipster fratboy dufus to spread around the idea so it seemed like an “underground” movement and then they tried to “oppose” it for a few weeks, everybody would’ve suddenly been screaming, “hell no, we gon have us a bear. By dam. fergit, hell.”
But honestly, I can’t bear any more mascot talk.
On a more important subject, I DID hear that ewoP isn’t illiterate any more, after several years of college. He’s been upgraded. Now he can bear-ly read.
OS has plenty of those conversations and plenty of rednecks. Yankees too.
Larry, how dare you? OS is a bastion of savoir-faire and a citadel of enlightenment!!!!
Only in their minds……..
I will just stop by Rumors Lounge and ask their clients about culture and enlightenment in OS. Hell, they are open 24/7. What about one of your most upstanding citizens Scott Walker? I wonder if he has had his phone usage rights revoked? He sure as hell skated on the DUI. I wonder how much and who got into that judges pocket or ear? You will never be able to convince me that was not set-up before they even walked in court. Your OS Mayor and Alderman sure looked relieved that they did not have to take the stand. I was sure looking forward to be enlightened by their testimony.
Good one Larry!