Thursday Pickin’ Season III,Week 14 (Friday edition)

Quotes of the Fortnight:

Just stalking.”     —Harmony

Looks like a dominating performance by the TB pickers.” –Sweet

Well, another season of Thursday Pickin’ is almost in the books. It’s been a year to forget for ol’ TB, but as it always does, the TBU comes through collectively to show all you degenerate gamblers the path to riches. One of these years somebody is gonna take advantage of the wisdom, experience and blind-ass luck that is assembled here. The last two weeks, led by CTJ and Flyin’ J, the weekly winners, have produced a 26-14-1 record on POTW’s and 68-40 on bonus picks. The season tally for POTW’s sits at 147-124. TB continued to slump through Third Week, but I got off the schnide last week with a winner. I was 1-1 on POTW’s over the two week period and 6-3-1 on bonus picks bringing my records for the year to 5-8 and 25-31-4. Something to build upon for next season, as they say. Below are the two-week point totals and the updated Season Standings.

Last 2 Weeks:

  1. Flyin’ J  136
  2. Coach TJ  136
  3. JLou  124
  4. BW Buzz  124
  5. Sweet  118
  6. Smily  100
  7. BR  99
  8. Pitalo  94
  9. TB  93
  10. Tiny D  88
  11. TDW  82
  12. Larry  78
  13. Mac  78
  14. RSR  78
  15. Zeek  78
  16. Face  78
  17. Irv  63
  18. TKH  60
  19. Fig  50
  20. MD  46
  21. Fish  34

Season Standings:

  1. Tiny D  628
  2. BR  605
  3. Flyin’ J  571
  4. Smily J  544
  5. BW Buzz  542
  6. Face  527
  7. JLou  525
  8. Larry  509
  9. Pitalo  509
  10. TDW  505
  11. Sweet  492
  12. Fig E  461
  13. Fish  440
  14. CTJ  438
  15. TKH  431
  16. MD  421
  17. RSR  405
  18. Mac  397
  19. TB  388
  20. Zeek  364
  21. Irv  282
  22. FF  164
  23. Harmony  (the best TP Stalker I even knew)

My Picks of the Week and your link to the odds:

  • Nebraska  +4
  • Florida St  +3′
  • Oregon  -16
  • UCLA  +7
  • W. Virginia  -20′

POTW, in a big way, Auburn  -5′

The Season Three Tunes List:

  • Get Off This–Cracker  (RSR)
  • Pyro–Kings of Leon  (TD)
  • Kiss Off–Violent Femmes  (Harmo)
  • Amie–Pure Prairie League  (JLou)
  • The Bird–Morris Day and The Time (Fig E)
  • Nobody Gets Me Down–T Model Ford  (Irv)
  • Werewolves of London–Warren Zevon  (Sweet–for one of the great opening lines ever)
  • Zombie–The Cranberries  (Coach TJ)
  • Touch Too Much–AC/DC  (BR)
  • Light You Up–Shawn Mullins  (Larry)
  • Black–Pearl Jam  (MD)
  • Silence–the original alternative music….roots grunge (Fish, TDW and BW Buzz)
  • Shout at the Devil–Motley Crue  (Zeek)
  • Vasoline–Stone Temple Pilots  (Pitalo)
  • Tighten Up–Black Keys  (Mac)
  • Steamroller–Elvis Presley  (SmilyJ)
  • Money–Pink Floyd  (Face)
  • Easy Money–Todd Snider  (Flyin’ J)
  • Ain’t Nothin’ But a Party–Dirty Dozen Brass Band  (Feidt’s Follies)
  • California 85–Bruce Robison  (TB)

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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32 Responses to Thursday Pickin’ Season III,Week 14 (Friday edition)

  1. tkh says:

    POTW VT -3.5

    Auburn -5.5
    UCLA +7

  2. ZEEK says:

    TB- Interesting how your gung-ho-edness is waining at the end of the season. Is it due to your sub par performance that we all must suffer? At any rate, since I was ignored and disregarded last week after my all-around strongest performance which obviously didn’t impress you, I will do the unprecedented. Maybe this will grab your attention.

    POTW- All in 4 team parlay that no one has ever had the cojones to try, until now, by me, because I have massive ones.

    So. Fla-1′

    DOTW-Ore St. ( Please Lord, let Oregon lose, I hate them so much)

    SOTW- Van Halen- Where Have All The Good Times Gone

    • Just busy. Was travellin’ over Thanksgiving and been jammed up this week. I was gonna end the regular season last week, but there are enough good games Saturday to go one more.

      Expanding the playoffs this year too. Haven’t decided whether to go top 3, 5 or 10. There will be some sort of Nascar-style advantage to the top regular season points earner and so forth down the line. Any votes/suggestions on how many get in the playoff welcomed, though be warned, self serving comments will carry less weight. Bottom dwellers, be heard!

      PS, I almost used that song Zeek.

  3. br says:

    potw: oregon -16

    dotw: south carolina

  4. tinyd says:

    Auburn -5
    Nevada -7
    Florence and the Machine – The Dog Days are Over (weird video – but I love this song)

    This has been a very jammed up week TB – no time for a list. TD-out

  5. Bobby Pitalo says:

    USC -7
    SMU +8 1/2
    Troy -5
    Virginia Tech -3 1/2
    Washington -6

    POTW- Auburn -5
    SOTW-John Scofield- Stranger to the light.

  6. Fish says:

    POTW South Carolina
    DOTW South Carolina

  7. Madd Dawg says:

    TinyD – No list right here at the end with BR breathing down your neck???? that’s brave.

    Home Madd Dawg POTW: Oregon St +16

    In honor of the end of another TBU Pickin season, SOTW:—end-1339876

    • tiny d says:

      Your right MD – but I’m a chicken – so here’s my list:

      New Soul – Yael Naim

      Breakeven – The Script

      The Cave – Mumford and Sons

      You Never Know – Wilco
      I really don’t have time for links though – we have breakfast with Santa in the morning and he likes to eat EARLY!

  8. coachteajay says:

    Nevada -7

    Oklahoma -4
    VA Tech -3′
    Auburn -5

    Middle TN state.


  9. bw buzz says:


  10. Harmony says:

    Thank God for a Friday Edition of TP. My usual state of confusion on Thursday morphed in to some sort of weird paranoia, making me question all together if TP ever existed.

    Cover (of the week): Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World”

    Female Vocal (of the week): Concrete Blondes “Tomorrow, Wendy”

    Violent Femmes (of the week): Please Do Not Go”

    Grand Funk Railroad “Mean Mistreater”

    Linkin Park “Shadow of the Day”

    Weezer “Say it Ain’t So”

    SOTW: Presidents of the United States of America “Kitty”

  11. Madd Dawg says:

    third time is the charm…

  12. FlyinJ says:

    Here we go, what a week getting back from the Holidays. Its 11:00 pm and finaly a bit of time to myself. Thank you. Here we go,

    POTW – Virginia Techn -3.5
    Connecticut +1.5
    Oregon -16
    Auburn -5
    Washington -6
    Lehigh NA


  13. Jessie Lou says:

    Nevada – 8
    Nebraska +4
    Florida State +4
    Boise State – 38
    Oregon – 16

    POTW – Pittsburgh +2

    I’m in the Christmas Spirit after singing at Downtown for the Holidays – it got me in the mood:

    Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
    Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
    Feliz Navidad (otherwise known as “My Neice’s Bobbysox) – Jose Feliciano
    Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
    Same Auld Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg

    SOTW – All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

  14. irvineredd says:

    Va Tech -3.5
    Nebraska +4 (DOTW)
    USC -7

    South Carolina +4.5

    Ode to Cam Newton

  15. irvineredd says:

    for those that don’t want to click over to youtube, let’s see if this one works.

  16. Mac says:

    This tune pretty much sums up the pickin’ year for me.

  17. Face says:

    POTW- Nevada -7

  18. sweet says:

    POW – Hawaii -34
    DOW – Wash St

  19. RockStarRambler says:

    POTW: Hawaii -34

    Bonus tracks for the bonus week:

    REM – The Eleventh Untitled Song on Green
    Collective Soul – She Said on Dosage
    Todd Snider – Joe’s Blues/Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Blues on Songs for the Daily Planet
    Cracker – Euro-Trash Girl on Kerosene Hat


    Robert Earl Keen – Happy Holidays Y’all on Walking Distance

  20. smilyj says:

    POTW Steelers
    SOTW Whole Lotta Rosie- acdc

  21. ZEEK says:

    LOTW- JLou

    SOTW- Flyin J

  22. larry says:

    I am going to pull a TBU faux pas and pick the Monday night game. I have been out of touch since Thursday late.

    J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets! -3′ POTW/DOTW

    Long December – Counting Crows
    Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
    Say It Isn’t So – The Outfield
    Girls – The Beastie Boys

    SOTW – Superman – REM – Because I can do anything!

  23. sweet says:

    My pet stuffed tiger is named Sam Cooke

    SOW -MD for his perseverance in finding the video he needed for “The End”
    LOW – JLou

    As for the

    my two cents would be 8 guys/girls at most and maybe extra points for calling straight up dog winner

  24. larry says:

    FlyinJ for SOTW – I used to live near a old corner drug store named Ideal Drugs. I would laugh everyday on my way home from work when I saw the sign. I always said I was going to send it to Letterman – never did. There honest approach to pharmacy service was way ahead of its time.

  25. larry says:

    I figured your stuffed tiger was named smilEy. I guess my faux pas was picking the Jets.

  26. RockStarRambler says:

    SOTW: tiny d
    LOTW: Harmony and tiny d

    The TBU has posted some awesome music this season. Looking forward to more tunes in the post-season pickin’!

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