Quote of the Week:
“I have found myself anxiously awaiting this day….oddly…” –Harmony
Greetings friends, it’s fall festival/Halloween week here in the TBU, the eve of the big mid-term elections, only two days from the Colbert/Stewart rallies in D.C., and another huge weekend of college football; a time for fear and loathing if there ever was one.
But today is also a day for rejoicing for the TBU finally picked up the pace last week. TB won my POTW (now 4-4 on the season) and collectively we were 13-8 (now 90-82). On bonus picks I was 2-3, leaving my season tally at 14-18-3. Overall we were 26-19 on bonus picks, not too shabby. Five people by my count hit their Dogs o’the week. Kudos to Pitalo, Zeek, TKH, BR and Smily.
Tiny D, after a couple of tough outings lately, resumed her role as Thursday Pickin’s cold-blooded killer last week, not only hitting her POTW, but going 3-0 in bonus picks to bust the curve against all the “all-in” pickers. The standings are below, remember the top 13 in the weekly ledger all won their POTW, bonus picks only in parentheses. Music points went to RSR and MD.
Last week’s results:
- Tiny D (3-0) 68
- Fig (4-1) 68
- JLou (4-1) 68
- BW Buzz (3-1) 62
- Zeek 50
- TKH 50
- BR 50
- Flyin’ J 50
- Mac 50
- Coach TJ (2-2) 50
- TB (2-3) 44
- Pitalo (2-3) 44
- TDW (1-4) 32
- Smily (2-1) 26
- Fish (3-2) 26
- RSR (all in plus bonus) 15
- MD (all in plus bonus) 15
- Larry 10
- Sweet 10 (edited to add 5 protest points)
- Face 10
- Feidt’s Follies (0-1) 8
- Irv (remembered to post, but not to pick) 1
- Harmony (gettin’ jiggy with it)
- Tiny D 393
- BR 350
- TDW 335
- Smily 329
- Fish 310
- Pitalo 308
- Flyin’ J 304
- JLou 301
- Larry 298
- RSR 291
- Fig 291
- Face 290
- Sweet 281
- BW Buzz 274
- TB 263
- MD 263
- CTJ 245
- Mac 243
- TKH 243
- Zeek 221
- FF 152
- Irv 137
Here are my picks for the week and here’s your link to the odds:
- Michigan St +6′
- Louisville +9′
- Tennessee +17′
- Arkansas -21
- Oregon -6′
POTW Missouri +7′ (DOTW)
My Tunes, and by the way, everybody who works in at least one song related to the Halloween/Fear/Loathing theme gets a two point bump next week:
- I Put a Spell on You–CCR
- Scare Easy–Mudcrutch
- Little Ghost–White Stripes
- SOTW–People Who Died–Jim Carroll Band
With 3 votes for SOW and no bonus points, I am officially filing a protest
ok, the committee has reviewed your protest and decided to award you the points. Spend them wisely.
Here we go:
Ole Miss +7 (DOTW)
I discovered this guy a couple of months ago. And he’s kind of awesome. So here’s two of his videos:
And my song of the week
Carol Brown-Flight of the Conchords (in honor of my new landlady, who’s name is Carol Brown)
Also, I’ll give the TBU an update on the awesomeness of the Rally for Sanity and/or Fear Sunday or Monday.
take pics. If you can get one with the official cap of the TBU in it, that would be awesome.
POTW (and DOTW): Ole Miss +7
Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You
Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies – Ride the Tide
Primal Scream – Rocks
Whisper to a Scream – The Icicle Works
Scream to a Sigh – Manic Street Preachers
TRAVESTY, A TRAVESTY I SAY !!!!!!
TB- After a vast majority of the TB Nation spoke on Smily for QOTW, you fall for a stroking of your ego? No offense to Harmony, but this is an Obamaesque maneuver that slaps the loyal TBU participants in the face with the fact that its leader really does not care what we think or how we feel. I bet you did that on purpose TB.
Whatever, on to football.
**I will not list a Halloween song for 2 hand-out bonus points in protest of QOTW**
Instead I will use a song by a fairly new female artist that is a breath of fresh air in this poppy Lady GaGa, Kanye West era of music. Her name is Lissie, and her voice is sultry and soulful, reminds me of Stevie Nicks. I would like some of you music conoisseurs to tell me what you think. The chorus is infectious.
SOTW- Little Lovin’–Lissie
I decided I would take the opinions in to consideration. However, the QOTW is traditionally reserved for a quote that does not appear to be designed to win it. It also usually goes to someone who has said something relevant to the Thursday Pickin’ topic.
And it’s been awhile since you’ve naysayed one of my decisions, so yes, pissin’ you off was a worthwhile side effect.
Your Lissie tune is pretty cool.
That sounded good. And yeah, she does have the Stevie Nicks voice going on
Also, ironically, here’s this chick doing a cover of Lady Gaga:
And she recorded her EP at Fat Possum, which is pretty cool
And here’s a metallica cover. And it’s pretty good.
WOW! She is amazing.
A/AVotW: Rocky Horror Picture Show “Time Warp”
C/FVOTW: Emily Elbert’s version of “Thriller”
Blue Oyster Cult “Don’t Fear the Reaper”
SOTW: The Who “Boris the Spider”
Happy Halloween! It’s a holiday for all ages. 😉
“eat your raisins…they’ll make you regular” should definitely be a QOTD some time. I laughed.
Ha! It would make for a great QOTD. I read it in a Grandpa Simpson voice.
So, basically, you just do whatever you like……whaddaya think this is? You act like this site is YOURS or something!!!
Don’t jinx me TB!
POTW Auburn -7
Lucifer Hands – Sons of William
Assassin – John Mayer
Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash
Shattered – Rolling Stones
SOTW Straight to Hell – Drivin N Cryin
Shattered – rolling Stones
Oops! Minus 1 Shattered…d@$# iPhone
POW – Teaser/ Iowa -‘
worst Halloween and possibly worst song ever
Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon
Spooky – Classics IV
Zombie Jamboree – Rockapella
Season of the Witch – Donovan
The Blob – The Five Blobs
You can’t tease a POTW you moron!!! Get him TB!!!!
I prefer my Halloween real scary as opposed to cheesy scary. My POTW reflects this in that the mississippi bears should be quivering in their collective tutu’s with the real life monster Cam Newton hiding in their closet.
POTW Cam Newton -7 vs da bears
SOTW is also tied in with a Halloween feel and a similarity of song title and what Cam’s hand is gonna smell like when he leave’s Oxford.
Florida State -3½
Utah State +26
West Virgina -6 1/2
Oklahoma State -5
Kent State -10
SOTW-Dave Matthews Band-Halloween
Florida State -3′
Mississippi Bad News Bears +7
Ole Miss is a popular pick this week with the pundits. I kind of liked ’em too, but they’ve gotten too trendy so I laid off. But, 3 number ones in a row have bit the dust so you never know….
BTW, I was reminded this morning that the last two number ones to lose, Ohio State and Oklahoma, gave up opening kickoff returns for 6. So if the bears bring one back to start the game, watch out.
POTW AUBURN -7
TENNESSE + 17
KENTUCKY + 6
Buzz, that’s a little cocky, makin em ur POTW, now we gotta kick yo a$$. Release the Bear!!!!
West Virginia -6½
Miami Florida -15 (POTW)
I rarely participate in the SOTW portion of the contest because I listen mainly to Albanian punk polka (who’s going to vote for that?), so this week I’m going to submit my contenders for the QOTD:
1. Awesome blog, TB!
2. On Thursday Pickin’ days, my children awake to find gifts under the TB tree.
3, If Thursday Pickin’ were on Sundays, I’d skip church.
4. (Combining SOTW w/ the QOTD): It’s Thursday, I’m In Love.
5. Just to see if MD is reading: Republicans are stupid.
6. Whatever God created on the 4th day, it wasn’t as good as Thursday Pickin’.
Number 1 is terrible, Number 4 is slightly disconcerting and Number 6 would be yet another lightnin’ bolt in the quiver the Big Man has stockpiled for me already. However 2 and 3 have potential.
Auburn -7….WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
East Carolina +7
(notice a trend?)
Songs? going with two totaly different sides of the spectrum but all good stuff
For some reason, every single time I hear Tupac I think of this:
Zeek, you sure do like to stir the pot with your grubby little fingers don’t ya…….If the TB committee rules against my teeze then I will make another selection
DOW – Southern Cal
POTW – State -6.5
ODOTW – Wake Forest
I was this || close to picking Tulsa as my outright dog, oh well the satisfaction of a ND loss is like football pornography.
Meet the New Boss, Just like the Old Boss! All I had to do was wait for dude to come and leave. 2 weeks into his job and him saying he was gonna ride us blah blah blah, he was in and out in 5 minutes.
ALL IN PICK O The Week OLE MISS wins outright.
Song of the week – Bob Segar – Night Moves
Either way I don’t care, my resume will be complete after this weekend. Heading out for NOLAWEEN Three Night Widespread Panic run at UNO Lakefront Arena for the first time since Katrina! Captain Paul from Whale Wars will be making a cameo appearance Sunday Night along with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Night Moves is my cover song call. Hope I make it out alive.
New TP rule…..if you go all in on a 7 point dog or more to win and you hit it, you win the week–one point more than whoever is high man/chick.
I like your style Folly J
“Nuts and Bolts, we got screwed, third down!!!!” –Announcers for this high school game after a horrible, horrible call.
No surprise, when you are called the Green Wave, you will get every bad call.
South Carolina -17 1/2
Georgia – 2 1/2
Utah – 7
Houston U – 14
Auburn – 7
POTW – Oregon – 6 1/2
Running with the Devil – Van Halen
Tubular Bells – Theme for the Exorcist
Highway to Hell – ACDC
Witchy Woman – The Eagles
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker, Jr.
SOTW – I Want Candy! – Bow Wow Wow
JLou- I gotta give it to you, you are on the money every week with the tunes. Our tastes are identical. Did you like my SOTW?
watch it DW. I read every word….
Fido, you have a boss? a job? I thought you, like, won the lottery or something and just went out drinking every night trying to corrupt young, or old, women, or sheep for that matter. The Legend of a Gentleman of Leisure continues.
Home Dawg POTW: Boston College (unfortunatley-initialed “BC” like B Rad C) +7.
The Doors – The End
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
? – Monster Mash
Here ya go MD.
POTW/DOTW – The Johnny Rebs
Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Strange Magic – ELO
Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – The Hollies
SOTW – Do You Believe In Magic – Lovin Spoonful
You also like to smoke a pound of California Sensimilla per week?
Z – I have not had the chance to listen to it yet but will over the weekend. IR gave it a favorable rating so I am thinking I’ll like it as well – I’ll give a final verdict later. It is sometimes scary how similar our song tastes are!
Now, now MD……..to answer that I may have to hire you.
Zeek – I do like the song and it does remind me of Stevie Nicks which was all we listened to back in 9th grade – Rumours was the big thing back then.
You all should listen to the Flight of the Concords Song about Carol Brown – it is really about all the girlfriends of the past – very funny – I love Jermaine and that accent!
IR – I hope you report in from the capital city tomorrow.
POTW: SOUTH CAROLINA -18 v. Tennessee
ARKANSAS -21 v. Vanderbilt
MISSISSIPPI STATE -6′ v. Kentucky
Auburn -7 v. MISSISSIPPI
Florida +2′ v. Georgia
POTW: State -6′
Michigan st +6′
SOTW: Sympathy for the Devil, Rolling Stones
POTW STATE -6.5
DOTW Southern Cal +7
SOTW “The Monster Mash”
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Ore St – 3
CFla over 53
USC over 71
Kan St over 67
Utah – 7
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A question to ponder, Where do I find the time? I is not limited to me, myself, or Irene, but to you, me, and the world around us. Time flies when we are having fun. Here it goes again, the pacific side of the US is doing me well. POTW: Oregon State -3
We just heard this one on the radio. I’m going to toss this one in with the Awesomely Bad…
Harmony, I remember this song from my childhood. It is amazing how cheese-astically crappy it is. Thx.
Sweet – last time I picked that many I got a reprimand from the Great TB himself. Hope your excuse is better than my wine haze was – that one did not work.
No JL, I’m just a schmuck
Double Blank Stare…………
Ok, how about my only excuse is that I’m a schmuck…..so no, I really don’t have one. Actually I was going opposite of last weeks big winners, but their combined efforts went 6-2 this week so it didn’t work
My Sensimilla comment was in reference to Zeek’s statement that he and you had the same tastes, but it must have flown over Zeek’s head, not hard to do since he stands at a mere 5’4″ tall (even with the Buddha Brown Ruthless Posse’ standing behind him) as my comment would have otherwise elicited a scathing* response from Zeek.
*Fig E.: note the root form of this word is “Scath”.
Maybe Zeek is picking his battles and decided not to touch that one. You just made me feel taller, a feat even the ruler cannot produce.
Actually MD, I was not monitoring the site closely enough, and missed that little jab. It was easily overlooked as are most of your comments. I would not take offense to the comment even if I did still partake of the sacred plant because I see no wrong in it. Concerning your statement about being 5’4″, I would appreciate you keeping my penis length private.
SOTW – TJ for Bittersweet
LOTW – TB
LOTW – Larry
SOTW: Jessie Lou
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LOW – JLou
SOW – Harmony – Barney is 2 Pac (I hope she can accumulate enough points to with this to get listed on the season standings)
LOW – JLou
SOW – Harmony – Barney is 2 Pac (I hope she can accumulate enough points with this to get listed on the season standings)
LOTW- The Abomidable Snowman
SOTW- The Loch Ness Monster
Just to break JLou’s hold on the music, I will go wth Fido for SOTW. However, I still gotta give JLou SOTW.
Uh, that was supposed to be Lotw for JLou.
Uh, I’ll take it – got to keep the extra points coming for extra credit. Reminds me of school!