Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 10

Quote of the Week:

On Thursday Pickin’ days, my children awake to find gifts under the TB tree.” –The Daily Wit

I can’t think of a clever intro this week, feeling a little empty, so just stare blankly into this open space for a moment and get yourself psyched up for another huge week of pickin’.

Now then, TB lost my POTW, falling to 4-5 for the year. I went 2-3 on bonus picks leaving my record at 16-21-3. Ouch.  Overall, the TBU continues it’s late season surge. We went 14-7 on POTW’s (now 104-89 on the year) and 30-30 on bonus picks. Harmony and Larry got the music votes, but CTJ gets Harmony’s points since he came in second for song and she doesn’t really need them since she posts purely for the sake of art. Plus twos are noted for Halloween tunage participation.

TKH led the way last week, in a feel good triumph. It’s sort of like when Prairie View won and broke a ten year losing streak back in the day. And of course Tiny is still kicking all our our asses, weaving in and out of Thursday Pickin’ pursuers like Cameron Newton running with a laptop through a frathouse social.

Last week’s standings, the top 14 won their POTW, bonus picks only are in parentheses and music points are noted:

  1. TKH  (2-0)  62
  2. Tiny D  (2-1, plus 2)  58
  3. Coach TJ  (2-2, plus 2, plus music bonus)  57
  4. Pitalo  (3-2)  56
  5. MD  (plus 2)  52
  6. Mac  (plus 2)  52
  7. Flyin J  50
  8. BR  50
  9. BW Buzz  (2-2)  50
  10. JL  (2-3, plus 2)  46
  11. Face  (2-3)  45
  12. Smily  (0-1)  45
  13. Irv  (1-3, plus two, plus bonus to stay ahead of biggest loser Fig)  45
  14. Sweet  (3-5-1, plus two, plus btsaoblF)  45  *on probation for too many picks
  15. Zeek  (tie, plus btsaoblF)  45
  16. Fig  (4-0)  44
  17. TDW  (3-2)  26
  18. Larry  (plus 2, plus music bonus)  17
  19. TB  (2-3, plus 2)  16
  20. Fish  (2-3)  14
  21. RSR  (plus 2)  12
  22. FF  (plus 2)  12

Season Standings:

  1. Tiny D  451
  2. BR  400
  3. Smily  374
  4. Pitalo  364
  5. TDW  361
  6. Flyin’ J  354
  7. JLou  347
  8. Fig  335
  9. Face  335
  10. Sweet  326
  11. Fish  324
  12. BW Buzz  324
  13. Larry  315
  14. MD  315
  15. TKH  305
  16. RSR  303
  17. CTJ  302
  18. Mac  295
  19. TB  275
  20. Zeek  266
  21. Irv  182
  22. FF  164
  23. Harmony  (The best video of the week producer in TP history)

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

  • Syracuse  -6
  • So. Miss  -9′
  • Alabama  -6′
  • Florida  -14′
  • Colorado  -8′

POTW  Alabama  -6′

My Tunes, going with my last 5 downloads, plus two to everyone who notes at least one tune from their last few purchases:

  • Oppenheimer–Old 97’s
  • Banditos–Refreshments
  • Vinyl Records–Todd Snider
  • Down the Road Tonight–Hayes Carll

SOTW–Depression–Ryan Bingham

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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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45 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week 10

  1. ZEEK says:

    I would first like to give a moment of silence for the passing of a great American and HOF MLB manager– Sparky Anderson, RIP Spark, say hey to the Babe for me.

    POTW- Clemson-3′

    DOTW- Arkansas

    SOTW- Stevie Ray Vaughn covering Hendrix’s Little Wing (LIVE)

  2. tkh says:

    Woo hoo on a roll…

    POTW – Miami -8
    ODOTW – Marshall

    Auburn -40
    UGA -45

    Couple recent purchases

    Southern State of Mind – Darius Rucker
    Whiskey’s Gone – Zac Brown Band

  3. tinyd says:

    Oklahoma -3

    Florida -14
    Virginia Tech -12
    Nevada -11

    Favorite download from last week –
    Pyro – Kings of Leon

    other tunes of interest lately:
    Blood and Roses – Smithereens
    Not Fair – Lilly Allen
    Closer – Kings of Leon
    Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

    I love Thursdays! Can we continue with tunes occassionally, even when TP is over?

  4. Harmony says:

    Blind Melon “No Rain” ~ Because when the weather is right, I like to dress up like a bumble bee and dance in the rain.

    COTW: Nina Gordon’s version of “Straight Outta Compton”

    A/AVOTW: HIMYM ~ Marshall’s “You just got slapped”

    FVOTW: Edie Brickell “What I am”

    Recent download: Manhattan Transfer “Boy from New York City” ~ I loved this song in High School!

    SOTW: Incubus “Are you in?”

  5. b.r. says:

    potw: usm -9
    dotw: lsu

    bonus pick : clemson-3

  6. Bobby Pitalo says:

    Virginia tech -12.5
    Stanford -9
    Fresno State even
    Hawaii +21
    Virginia even

    SOTW-(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

  7. FlyinJ says:

    A night to myself, no work, Kids went to bed early, and no chores (Honey Do’s). Time sure flies when you are having fun. So here it goes.
    POTW: Air Force -7
    NC State +3.5
    Penn State -6
    South Carolina -4
    Tulane +9.5
    Oklahoma -3

    SOTW: Learn to Fly

  8. larry says:

    POTW – Stanford -9′
    DOTW – Baylor Limewire is Free Baby

    All I Ever Wanted – Lenny Kravitz for Zeek
    I’m Not Feelin It No More – Van Morrison
    Sugar Tonight – Guess Who
    Luckenbach Texas – Waylon

    SOTW – Light You Up – Shawn Mullins

  9. larry says:

    Bonus – Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

  10. Fig E says:

    POTW: Alabama -6′ @ LSU

    SOUTH CAROLINA -4 v. Arkansas
    southern mississippi – 10 @ TULANE
    tennessee -20 @ MEMPHIS
    MISSISSIPPI -28 v. ul lafayette

  11. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Ole Miss – 28

    Asking for our recent downloads? Brilliant, TB! I am really digging the tunes this week. The TBU has such wonderful, eclectic musical taste (especially you, Larry!). Here are my recent iTunes additions:

    Natural Forces – Lyle Lovett (You know those songs you love from the second you hear them? This is one of mine.)
    Head Like a Hole (Live) – Nine Inch Nails
    Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
    There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths (Who else but Morrissey can sing a beautiful song about being killed by a double-decker bus?!?)

    SOTW: Closer to the Edge – 30 Seconds to Mars

    • ZEEK says:

      Good one RSR- I’ve seen that lead singer before. He’s done some acting correct?

    • Harmony says:

      Zeek ~ You are right. Most memorably (for me) My So Called Life. But that was back when MTV still played some music videos. Here is a link to his IMDB page, for his more recent stuff.

      RSR ~ I really like 30 Seconds to Mars but I have a hard time watching their videos..not sure why.

    • RockStarRambler says:

      Zeek – good eye. Jared Leto’s his name. He was a sentry in Fight Club, the white headed dude with the mangled eye. He’s in Requiem for a Dream, too, a really great, super dark movie.

      Harmony – so funny you say that about their videos, I’m just the opposite – I’m obsessed with them. Must be the draw of Jordan Cantalano…

    • Harmony says:

      Ha! It must be. I think it just irks me out every time I see Jared Leto looks so unnatural to me. Perhaps, I prefer him as an actor. IDK.

  12. Madd Dawg says:

    Home Dawg POTW: Kansas +8.5

  13. BW BUZZ says:


    AUBURN -40
    FLORIDA -14

  14. Sweet says:

    POW – Missouri -4
    DOW – Houston
    UAB -9′
    TN – 20
    ILL +3
    Ariz +9′
    Black Bears over 63′

    This weather has me dancin

    For The Voelkel Twins

    The Overweight Lover’s in the House (for Zeek) – Heavy D and the Boyz
    Kiss – Prince
    Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
    Baby Got Back – Sir Mix a Lot

  15. Mac says:

    iTunes Thursday Pickin’.
    Mac’s iPod Touch has 752 songs currently.
    First download-

    Most Plays-

    Last Download-

  16. Mac says:

    POTW-South Carolina -4
    (I dig any song that works “panty snatcher” into the lyrics)

  17. Madd Dawg says:

    I hope all of you downloaders are doing so on legal sites and not stealing from the record industry. See below. Interesting argument by her—Instead of paying for this, I would rather use the money for other things. Oh, ok. I am going to try that at the grocery store tonight and at a car dealership tomorrow afternoon. Think of all the free stuff that we could all get using her flawless logic!! Only in America. I hope they garnish her wages.
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman ordered to pay a recording industry trade group $1.5 million for illegally sharing music online doesn’t plan to pay those damages as her attorneys continue to argue the amount is unconstitutional, she said Thursday.

    A federal jury found Wednesday that Jammie Thomas-Rasset, of Brainerd, must pay $62,500 per song — for a total of $1.5 million — for illegally violating copyrights on 24 songs. This was the third jury to consider damages in her case, and each has found that she must pay — though different amounts.

    And after each time, the single mother of four has said she can’t pay.

    “I can’t afford to pay any amount. It’s not a matter of won’t, it’s a matter of ‘I can’t,'” Thomas-Rasset said Thursday. “Any amount that I pay to them is money that I could use to feed my children. Any amount that I pay to them is money I could use to clothe my kids, and pay my mortgage so my kids have a place to sleep.”

    The Recording Industry Association of America has said it found Thomas-Rasset shared more than 1,700 songs

  18. Fish says:

    POTW: Hawaii +21
    Nevada -11
    Florida -14′
    Kansas +8′
    Florida St -10′
    Southern Miss -10
    DOTW: Texas Tech

  19. smilyj says:

    WTF! I thought this was Thursday picking! What the hell is MD ranting about! I think he should be disqualified for sullying the board with that junk!

  20. smilyj says:

    POTW Miami -8′
    DOTW Utah-5
    also Bama-6′
    Tenn -19′
    SOTW “Amanda” Waylon
    also “You Were Always On My Mind” Willie
    “This Time The Girl Is Gonna Stay” Elvis
    “Blues Man” Hank Jr.

  21. face says:

    POTW: USM -10

  22. Madd Dawg says:

    As I sit here drinking Heineken and watching The Unforgiven (great movie….and great Metallica song), I came up with a couple of Bonus (non home dawg) picks:
    TCU -5
    AL -6.5

    My vote for LOTW: Sweet. Is that the first Kesha reference on the TB site? All of her songs are about getting drunk and hooking up. Unfortunately, my 6 year old daughter loves her. I am doomed in a few years.

    My vote for SOTW: Harmony “What I Am” – mysterious and just plain crazy lyrics, but a great tune. I also liked the video for “Are you in”.

    My tunes:

    • Harmony says:

      Earlier in the week I had thought that I would include Beastie Boys “Girls” to the list, but I forgot about it when I finally compiled my list. Good to see that they made it to this weeks TP.

  23. Jessie Lou says:

    Hey TB – I thought I was 3-2 for last week not the other way around – just checking,

    Florida – 14 1/2
    USM – 10
    Nevada – 11
    Missouri – 4
    Utah + 5

    POTW – Oklahoma – 3

    Since I rarely ever download music my songs are from the good old days at the Shingle Mill:

    You Never Even Called Me By My Name – David Allen Coe
    Love Shack – B52s
    Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin
    Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
    Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

    Song of the week is the nastiest song I ever heard as sung by Stuart Douglas:
    Don’t Bite the D*#^ that F!^><S You by David Allen Coe
    Funny Story behind that one and a few of the others from that time.

  24. I made these picks last night and posted them here, but they’re gone. Or at least I don’t see my comment as I scroll down this page. Anyway, here are my picks, and I promise I have no clue whether any of these games have started much less what the score might be at this moment.

    Iowa -17½ (POTW)
    Wisconsin -19½
    Minnesota +24′

    • Now I’ve looked at the scores and it’s effing obvious that I didn’t look at the scores before reposting b/c none of my picks are panning out yet. Damn you TB for making me care about this pickin’ crap!

  25. Travellinbaen says:

    I put bama down two times, so ore st -5 is my other bonus pick in their place

  26. Madd Dawg says:

    yea Harmony. It’s good to see those guys are still around.

  27. larry says:

    Sweet SOTW
    smilEy LOTW

  28. larry says:

    RSR, I am all over the place. I just dig good tunes. Would have liked to have been able to go with you guys to Chicago and catch STP. Holly and I were there two weeks prior and saw The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, and Keith Urban. We try to work in a couple of shows when we are travellin. Maybe a list of best live shows or live shows attended in 2010 after Thursday Pickin’ is over. TB?

  29. Harmony says:

    LOTW: Sweet
    SOTW: Madd Dawg

  30. ZEEK says:

    LOTW- Harmony ( I can’t vote for you every week JLou)


    Hon. Ment- Sweet and Larry for the shout outs to the coolest dude on the planet, which is…..well…me!!! BBRP4LIFE

  31. RockStarRambler says:

    LOTW – Sweet
    SOTW – Larry for Light You Up

  32. Sweet says:

    LOW – smily
    SOW – JLou for Stuart Douglas/DAC

  33. ZEEK says:

    QOTW- (considering the elections and all)- “The opposite of faith is not heresy. It is indifference.”– Elie Wiesel (Holocaust survivor, nobel prize winner, author of one of my favorite eye-opening books in college called “Night” [about holocaust] )

  34. tinyd says:

    SOTW – Larry
    LOTW – RSR and shout out to Lyle Lovett tune on “Parenthood” last night!

  35. Bobby Pitalo says:


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