Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week XIII

Quote of the Week:

“I’m late, but I’m not hungover any more. It was Third Week.” –Harmony

The truth is out there.” –Sweet

Ok, it’s not only Thanksgiving Day, but the last week of the regular season of Thursday Pickin’. So… weekly standings will be posted today, so as to build suspense for next week. I’ll post the final regular season stats and last week’s point totals on next week’s wrap-up show.

Some of you will appreciate, more of you will get a chuckle out of the fact that TB got out and ran a 5K this morning. And now I am ready for some turkey. Tunes this week were inspired by the miserable middle two k’s I endured while most of you were watching Woody Woodpecker’s annual appearance on the tube. Next week’s finale will feature the playlist of the year, taken from your choices through the year, especially the weekly winners. You are invited, if you have nothing else up your sleeve, to highlight some tunage of your competitors you think oughta be on that ultimate TP playlist.

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

  • Auburn +4
  • Michigan  +17
  • Tennessee  -3
  • Oklahoma State  -2′
  • Georgia Tech  +13′

POTW  South Carolina  -2′

My tunes, in the order which they occurred to me and cycled through my travellinbraen during the race:

  • Eye of the Tiger–Survivor (dedicated to BR)
  • Runnin’ on Empty–Jackson Browne (mile marker 1)
  • The Weary Kind–Ryan Bingham (mile marker 1.1)
  • Sloop John B (I wanna go home)–Beach Boys  (mile marker 1.2-1.9)

SOTW:  I Gotta Get Drunk–Willie Nelson (mile marker 2-3.2); the ‘possum heppin’ him out in the you tube version below

Some dessert, since its a holiday:

That’s it. Happy Thanksgiving TBU!

Oh, one more thing….State 34 Ole Miss 16  Go to Hell Ole Miss!

About travellinbaen

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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34 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III, Week XIII

  1. Bobby Pitalo says:

    USC -4
    NC State -2
    Florida +2
    ECU -1
    Louisville -3

    POTW-Tennessee -3
    DOTW-Hotty Toddy. The Rebs baby.
    SOTW-The ballad of Archie who. Not sure who sings it

  2. br says:

    potw: ms state -2.5

  3. BW BUZZ says:


    GEORGIA -13
    AUBURN + 4

  4. Tiny D says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody and congrats on your 5K TB!! That’s an inspiring way to kick off such a glutenous day.

    MS State -2
    LSU +3
    AUBURN +4
    POTW South Carolina -2

    Turkey Day Tunes:
    Keeps Gettin Better – Christina Aguilera
    Bust A Move – MC Hammer
    I Don’t Need No Doctor – John Mayer

    SOTW Paralyzer – Finger Eleven

    And a bonus shout out to the 5K survivor –
    My Adidas – Run DMC

  5. tkh says:

    POTW/ODOTW – UF +2

  6. smilyj says:

    POTW STATE -2′ I do not feel good about this game but if you are a State or Black Bear fan you gotta grow some nuts and make your team the pick of the week for the Egg bowl! Come on Larry! we can do this alllllllllllllllll nite long!
    DOTW Fla +2
    also Ohio State -17
    SOTW “Memories” Elvis-In honor of Tb’s great Egg Bowl stories.

    Also I had a dream that I was about to fly to a national championship BCS bowl for Mississippi State against Boise State. I had to go through a scanner and didnt pass it so I had to get the pat down. Well, there was Sweet, the TSA gaurd for my line! In my dream I never got on the plane. For some reason I just kept having to get back in line and Sweet had to pat me down over and over. Oh yeah, kNelms was with me. He only made it through half the pat down. Then he had to go change his pants! What a strange dream.
    More SOTW “Touch Too Much” AC DC
    and “You Cant Touch This” MC Hammer

    • I’m thinking of takin’ this TBU thing pro….to do it, we need about 800 more hits a day to start gettin’ paid (I’m around 200 on “post” days). Smily will be required to write a column, possibly focusing on hetero-homo-erotica and smack talk, at least once a week. There should be a lot of crossover between his and MD’s audiences.

  7. coachteajay says:

    What? I take a two week hiatus, come back like the rising phoenix to go undefeated and no props? Blank stare as I read that.

    South Carolina -2′

    Bonus picks
    USM +3
    Texas Tech -9
    State -2′
    Auburn +4



    Loved this video back in the day

    The only day of the year that you will ever hear me say this GO STATE! GO STATE!

  8. Jessie Lou says:

    hmmm smileyj’s gay dream with Sweet has me seriously rethinking some of my past ever happening in the first place. KNelms was only there in spirit I hope.

    Auburn +4
    Utah – 8 1/2
    Southern Miss +3
    Nebraska – 17
    Texas Tech – 9

    POTW – South Carolina – 2 1/2

    All songs about Thankfulness:

    Alanis Morrisette – Thank You
    Dido – Thank You
    Bon Jovi – Thank You For Loving Me
    Mariah Carey – Thank God I Found You
    Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (For Lettin Me Be Myself)

    SOTW – Thanks For The Memories – Bob Hope

  9. sweet says:

    POW – NIll – 23′
    The Others
    Stanford – 13′
    WMich – 6′
    Akron – 1
    Ohio – 4
    Boise St – 14′
    DOW – Rice

  10. Madd Dawg says:

    sEan: you are truly a disturbed little boy. I guess you still have those S.L. memories from high school still in your head.

    Home Madd Dawg POTW E. Mich +23.5

    Bonus Home Madd Dawg Pick: Black Bears +2.5

    Bonus non-Home Dawg Pick: Auburn +4. Why is this line 4? For McElhaney, FORE!!!

  11. face says:

    POTW: Bama -4

    SOTW: Evenflow, Pearl Jam

  12. irvineredd says:

    Auburn +4
    UNC -8.5
    Floriad +2
    Virginia +23.5 (DOTW)
    Michigan +17

    Another One Bites the Dust-Queen
    Cortez the Killer-Neil Young
    Going Out West-Tom Waits
    May Your Glass Be Filled-Widespread Panic

    C. Brown-Widespread Panic

  13. Fish says:

    POTW Colorodo +16″
    DOTW USM + 3
    Bonus Nevada +14′

  14. ZEEK says:

    TB- since it is Thanksgiving, I will try to keep my naysaying to a minimum, but WTF? I finally win my POTW and have a STRONG music week, and get no props or a showing of the points? This is not proper TBU protocol. Should have been workin’ on the site instead of lollygagging your goofy butt around in some 5K that I know you came nowhere near winning, unless it was a Special Olympic event. I was gonna not posy any music in protest, but it IS Egg Bowl weekend, so the Rebel victory will be redemption enough. Choke on it Leghumper!!!!

    DOUBLE POTW/DOTW for all the points and Glory-
    Ole Miss

    SOTW- For all you Leghumper Fans- ” I was standin’ on the corner, when I heard my Bulldog bark…”
    Wilson Pickett- Stagger Lee

    • I came in 3220th out of 6000+. BUT, I started at the absolute back of the pack, so I passed almost 2800 people and didn’t even get to the start line until 90 seconds had elapsed. So, I really came in about 2800th.

  15. Jessie Lou says:

    I’m impressed – it is an accomplishment to start and to finish – something I do not ever picture myself doing. I’m doing good to run 2 minute intervals!

  16. FlyinJ says:

    Well, turkey day is closed, on to our next event, waiting for Christmas to open. These days, I really do not know when the season opens for Christmas. Our local radio station was already playing Christmas music. My neighbors are throwing up their lights. Am I ready or has the season opened without my willing participation as I feel it is way too early. Even my TV channel is starting the 25 days til Christmas movie-thon, as my little girls gets excited thinking there are only 25 days until Day arrives. Anywho, I have been holding off putting in my request as I am spending time with my favorite brother-in-law. Wait, with a little more thought, come to think of it, he is my only brother-in-law – still my favorite. So, I just saw the start of the game and thought I might want to vote on the Alabama – Auburn game. So here it goes. Oh shout-outs to rock star rambler, no post yet, but I have the inside track to the songs this week. Trust me!

    POTW: Connecticut -1
    Mississippi State -2.5
    Tennessee – 3
    Auburn +4
    South Carolina -2.5
    Arkansas -3.5

  17. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW & DOTW:  Ole Miss +2.5

    So many excellent tunes this season – here are just a few of my favorites:

    FlyinJ – Easy Money by Todd Snider
    Mac – Burn by Ray LaMontagne
    MD – Black by Pearl Jam
    Sweet – Mess Around by Ray Charles
    TJ – Bittersweet by Big Head Todd and the Monsters
    tiny d – Ruby by Kaiser Chiefs
    Harmony – Feel the Pain by Dinosaur, Jr.
    Larry – Light You Up by Shawn Mullins
    Pitalo – Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
    Zeek – Brick House by The Commodores
    Fig – Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
    JLM – Thank You by Alanis Morissette

  18. Mac says:

    POTW Georgia -13 1/2
    SOTW I am going out musically strong. Just sayin’.

  19. Michigan +17
    MARSHALL -10
    South Florida +12
    Florida +2

  20. Madd Dawg says:

    SOTW (inspired from watching the Nevada fans last night)

  21. larry says:

    POTW – Rebs
    DOTW – Notre Dame

    SOTW – I’m For The Red and Blue – The Lexington Brothers

  22. Harmony says:

    I am currently without Internet access, so I’m forced to post via my phone, which is the reason why there are no links.

    I am going off routine this week and doing a scramble.

    Beastie Boys “Sabotage”
    Soul Asylum “Somebody to Shove”
    P.O.D “Youth of the Nation”
    Violent Femmes “American Music”
    Veruca Salt “Seether”
    Wyclef Jean Ft. John Forte “Stayin’ Alive”

  23. Harmony says:

    Just stalking

  24. Jessie Lou says:

    Harmony – Good song pick with Sabotage because that is the name of the game for some teams this weekend.

  25. Madd Dawg says:

    Since my SOTW link was blocked by the corporate bas$#&%ds at “Sony Music Entertainment”, hopefully this link works:

    or, alternatively:

    If you saw the Nevada fans at awesome end of the game on Friday night, then you will understand.

  26. ZEEK says:

    Of course I have to go with IR for music this week since he showed his brilliance in his song selection’s title. I have nothing to say about egg bowl, period.

  27. I savor, lead to I discovered just what I was taking a look for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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