Quote of the Week:
“What the hell is MD ranting about?” –SmilyJ
Let’s get the bad news out of the way fast. TB lost my POTW. I’m now 4-6 on the year and have to win out to remain bowl eligible. The TBU was 6-13, now 110-102 for the year. I was 2-3 on bonus picks to move my record to 18-24-3 for the season. The TBU was 29-23 on bonus selections. Congrats to BR, Zeek, and Fish for hitting their DOTW’s.
It was a terrible week. You know what would’ve helped? If we had cheated. It would be easy and who would ever know? And even if they did know, who would really get hurt? Shouldn’t they just keep their damn mouths shut about it? If you really want to win at Thursday Pickin’ just ask yourself, “what would Auburn do?”*
Anywho, Larry won the week, all-in and plus two for playing along with my musical challenge. Sweet and RSR took home the regular tunage points. Here are the results of last week, remember, only the top six won their POTW and bonus picks are in parentheses.
- Larry (all-in, plus 2) 52
- Face 50
- Pitalo (2-2) 50
- MD (1-1) 50
- Flyin’ J (2-3) 44
- BR (0-1) 44
- Fish (4-1) 38
- BW Buzz (3-1) 32
- Sweet (3-2, plus 5) 31
- Tiny D (2-1, plus 2) 28
- JLou (3-2) 26
- TDW (3-2) 26
- TKH (1-1, plus 2) 22
- Smily (1-1) 20
- Fig (2-2) 20
- TB (2-3, plus 2) 16
- RSR (+2) 12
- Mac (+2) 12
- Zeek 10
- CTJ (couldn’t move because of a snake on his chest at 6 a.m. at some bartendress’ bungalow
- Irv (the modern beatniks only TP when they feel like it)
- FF (working extra to get his review to move to “slight improvement”)
- Harmony (the best pop culture commentator ever in Thursday Pickin’)
- Tiny D 479
- BR 444
- Pitalo 414
- Flyin’ J 398
- Smily 394
- Daily Wit 387
- JLou 385 (added back 12 points for a scoring error last week)
- Face 385
- Larry 367
- MD 365
- Fish 362
- Sweet 357
- BW Buzz 356
- Fig 355
- TKH 327
- RSR 315
- Mac 307
- CTJ 302
- TB 291
- Zeek 276
- Irv 182
- FF 164
Here are my picks for this week and here’s your link to the odds:
- Iowa -10
- Indiana +21′
- Notre Dame +5′ (DOTW)
- Penn St +17′
- TCU -27
POTW Florida -6′
Here are my tunes, dedicated to all who pull for one of the fine institutions of that certain league, we like to call the S-E-C. Especially Auburn.* Plus two to anybody who incorporates a greedy, lyin’, cheatin’ song. Or a jealousy song if BWBuzz or TD prefer.
- Back Biters and Sydicators–John Lee Hooker
- Money Compliments and Publicity–Todd Snider
- Steal My Sunshine–Len
- Lyin’ Eyes–Eagles
SOTW–I Heard It Through The Grapevine–CCR’s take
*For Aubie fans, see below for my disclaimer at the 17 second mark*
Thanks for giving me the correction – I really needed it last week!
In my defense, I did move this past weekend, so I was a little distracted. Didn’t get to watch a single game.
Learning a ton from these neat arscelit.
A/AVOTW: Zooey Deschanel (Munchausen by Proxy) in Yes Man “Uh Huh (Who are you?)”
COTW: Save Ferris “I want you to want me” ~ Not exactly the video I was looking for, but it’s the song.
Duet of the week: Seether Feat. Amy Lee “Broken”
FVOTW: The Ting Tings “That’s Not my Name”
V/FOTW: Dance Motherfucker Dance ~ I decided they needed weekly coverage.
Bonus Song: Jackson Browne “I Am A Patriot” ~ I’m having a hard time finding a video that I like for this one.
Theme OTW: The Killers “Mr. Brightside”
I could really use a legend to decipher all the abbreviations for the tunage Harm, so I can pick up what you’re layin’ down.
Sorry Zeek. Here you go:
A/AV = Actor or Actress Vocal
C = Cover
FV= Femal Vocal
VF = Violent Femmes
POTW – Auburn -7
DOTW – Rebs
Secrets – OneRepublic
Eye in the Sky – Alan Parsons Projects
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Money Talks – AC/DC
SOTW – You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
As much as this pains me…
All in – POTW/ODOTW Notre Dame +5.5
Can I get personal? As I write down my picks today, HBO is on in the background. As an honor to veterans, they are playing Pacific (series – all ten shows). I can’t help but remember the lines in Private Ryan as Tom Hanks character tells Pvt Ryan “to earn this” I sit in my comfy hotel room thanking those doing the hard fighting, involved in the disturbing conflicts that keep us pampered in never having to see such violence. As Americans the least we can do is “to earn this”. Thanks Vets.
Army (PK) – what
Air Force -32
Georgia Tech -2.5
Mississippi State +13.5
POTW: Tennessee -2
Pittsburgh -5 1/2
Kent State Even
POTW-Stanford -5 1/2
SOTW-Born in the USA- Bruce Springsteen
well said Flyin J.
MD’s Home Dawg of the Week:
DOTW for TB purposes: TX +5.5
Yo TB, no bonus pts for Dotw win?
POTW- Two Team Teeze
Miss St. +19′
Bonus Vet Songs:
My Country Tis of Thee- Samuel Francis Smith
God Bless America- Irving Berlin
Star Spangled Banner- Francis Scott Key
SOTW- Dedicated to all the foreign, America-hatin’ terrorists trying to take down my flag. Lenny Kravitz- Come and Get it
I couldn’t help but think of this Whitest Kids U Know clip when seeing Francis Scott Key’s name:
POW – CFla/USM over 54′
For extra credit
Vote for Jennifer
POTW= Southern Miss +9′
MS State +13′
POTW Auburn -7
Notre Dame 5
SOTW How come my dog don’t bark when you come around? Dr. John
Watching the detectives Elvis Costello
People are crazy Billy Currington
Little less conversation Elvis
Bonus SOTW Follow me Uncle Cracker
well played, madam. well played.
LMAO!!!!!! WTF? Whassup with the dude in the 80’s sweater and the missing tooth? They seem awful “friendly” with each other. Are those your Nordic cousins MD? Or are they from your Polock side? The grills (and language?) indicate Eastern bloc, so probably your polish cousins,huh?
That was almost as good as the little mexican boy video posted once. I could not get past the ears and the teeth.
POTW Arkansas -28′
also Army -1
SOTW “I Cant Drive 55”-Sammy Hagar -TB, I got behind Sam the other morning after dropping the kids off at daycare. I was late for work and didnt realize who the slowpoke in front of me was. I was thinking “why cant this old man with big ears get moving already?” Then i realized it was SAM! He was just squeezing every mile he can get per drop of fuel in that lil’ truck of his. By the pace of his starts and stops and his top speed, I bet he gets about 50 miles to the gallon!
Boise St. -34½
WEST VIRGINIA -5½
Southern Miss +9′
Syracuse -3 (POTW)
You Light Up My Life by that Boone girl
Tiny Bubbles by that Hawaiian guy
Who The F*** Knows The Names of Any Song from that master of the pan flute guy
Some Long-Ass Instrumental Crap from Kenny G
Feerings (Feelings) as sung by some drunk Oriental guy when someone broke out a karaoke machine at a party I once went to
do not mock Thursday Pickin’.
Mock? I thought my song list was damn funny. I’m so misunderstood over here.
Ha! I can not tell you how many times, girl’s night out ended with Feerings (Feelings) as sung by some drunk Oriental guy when someone broke out a karaoke machine at a party I once went to. I love that guy!
POTW AUBURN -7
I talked with the Huckster the other day , who for those of that do not know, is as big a fan of Alabama as I am for Auburn. He of course knew all along that Scam Newton as he now refers to Cam Newton, was guilty all along. I am sure he will be giving interviews to the local media any day now!
Deliver us all from that being on TV!
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BW Buzz, acknowledging you talked with Huck?….”Oh Baby”
POTW: South Carolina +6′ @ FLORIDA (i still would carry Spurrier’s child in my decending colon if the Ol Ball Coach asked me to)
Georgia +7′ @ AUBURN
CENTRAL FLORIDA -9′ v. Southern Mississippi
KENTUCKY -14 v. Vanderbilt
ALABAMA -13 v. Mississippi State
ARKANSAS -29 v. Utep
TENNESSEE -2′ v. Mississippi
Louisiana Monroe +33′ @ LSU
Me above tb
Your strategy still irks me BR. We better win or BBRP may be paying you a visit!!!!
POTW: Ole Miss + 2.5
DOTW: Colorado State
Would I Lie to You? – Eurythmics
I’m No Angel – Gregg Allman
River of Deceit – Mad Season
Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
SOTW: It’s All About the Benjamins – Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G. and Lil’ Kim
It’s all about the Benjamins? Brilliant!
POTW Bulldogs plus 13 vs the evil ones.
SOTW because I obviously need those bonus points to keep me out of the cellar
POTW: Tulane -3.5 (If they can’t beat Rice, I’m done)
SOTW: Money, Pink Floyd
Auburn – 7
Utah – 5 1/2
Ms State + 13 1/2
Penn State + 17 1/2
Kansas State + 13
POTW – Oregon – 19 1/2
Cheating was my theme about a month ago but I can oblige TB one more time.
Careless Whisper – Wham
Take a Bow – Rihanna
Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon
Dirty Laundry – Don Henley
Girlfriend – Pebbles
SOTW: Maybellene – Chuck Berry
Miss St. +13 (DOTW)
Texas A & M -3
Money for Nothing-Dire Straits
Mo’Money Mo’Problems-Biggie Smalls
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve got the Time-Willie Nelson
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones
Three is A Magic Number-Blind Melon
SOTW vote: Sweet for both Jammin and You Oughta Know (some powerful lyrics in that tune).
Can we start doing an anti-SOTW as a new feature? Sorry IR, but Money for Nothing is my least favorite song of all time, I think it is the video that irks me the most. MTV, for obvious reasons, used to play that video 24-7 back when that song came out and that station actually played music videos.
I only picked it due to the title. Followed a theme. And it wasn’t my SOTW. But if we do an anti-SOTW, most of you should be prepared for the massive hate I will unleash.
AWESOME. For this reason alone, it must be done.
Feerings…..noffin mor ban feerings……
LOTW- Sweet (that Marley tune reminds me of Beach Boys concert in 9th grade when you got molested by V.S. in the back seat on the way home while I got ignored in the front seat by your hot cousin)
SOTW- MD -for comedic value only
SOTW Hon Ment- MAC- awesome tune
**I would just like to say that BW Buzz should probably be banned from site for openly admitting to willfull conversation with Huck, I’m just sayin’*****
SOTW – Daily Wit – Zamfir and his pan flute – Theme from Once Upon A Time In America
LOTW – Tiny d
SOTW: Harmony for Mr. Brightside – such a good tune
LOTW: tiny d – great list; you bring it every week
Special Tunes Shout Out: Smily for “[Sam] Can’t Drive 55!”
Vote on Anti-SOTW proposition: Nay; I am ANTI-anti-SOTW
I’m with the wisdom of RSR – no anti SOTW.
I’ll vote for Sweet and Ms. Morrisette, although I think it is an ironic song choice – pun intended.
Tee hee hee
yea, I was actually just kidding on the anti-SOTW.
I was on your wavelength on that MD. Jokes and jokes.
But since my SOTWs don’t get much love, I am considering finding the worse things possible from week to week to expose all of you to. Just to see how much truly, abhorrently terrible music I can find.
SOTWs aren’t put out there for the love and adulation Irv, though God knows nobody gives a shout for TB either dammit….but I digress…..the tunage chosen has to be for love of the game man…..art for Art’s sake…..whoever that is
Well this week I played the game, and pointed out the game I played to JL in an email, and she hadn’t noticed the game I played. Perhaps my game is too clever, or perhaps my game is so unclever that it’s actually a sign of my lack of cleverness and sophistication.
I don’t know what game Irv is playing but he gets my SOW vote because I love Schoolhouse Rock
TB gets my LOW vote