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:
- Flyin’ J 136
- Coach TJ 136
- JLou 124
- BW Buzz 124
- Sweet 118
- Smily 100
- BR 99
- Pitalo 94
- TB 93
- Tiny D 88
- TDW 82
- Larry 78
- Mac 78
- RSR 78
- Zeek 78
- Face 78
- Irv 63
- TKH 60
- Fig 50
- MD 46
- Fish 34
- Tiny D 628
- BR 605
- Flyin’ J 571
- Smily J 544
- BW Buzz 542
- Face 527
- JLou 525
- Larry 509
- Pitalo 509
- TDW 505
- Sweet 492
- Fig E 461
- Fish 440
- CTJ 438
- TKH 431
- MD 421
- RSR 405
- Mac 397
- TB 388
- Zeek 364
- Irv 282
- FF 164
- 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)
POTW VT -3.5
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.
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.
potw: oregon -16
dotw: south carolina
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
SMU +8 1/2
Virginia Tech -3 1/2
POTW- Auburn -5
SOTW-John Scofield- Stranger to the light.
POTW South Carolina
DOTW South Carolina
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:
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!
VA Tech -3′
Middle TN state.
AUBURN -5 POTW
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”
dangit. try this link:
third time is the charm…
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
Nevada – 8
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
Va Tech -3.5
Nebraska +4 (DOTW)
South Carolina +4.5
Ode to Cam Newton
for those that don’t want to click over to youtube, let’s see if this one works.
Apparently the copyright gods hate me this morning.
This tune pretty much sums up the pickin’ year for me.
POTW- Nevada -7
POW – Hawaii -34
DOW – Wash St
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
Love the untitled song. Great call.
SOTW Whole Lotta Rosie- acdc
SOTW- Flyin J
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!
No prob, special circumstances…..nice “bonus” selection too.
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
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.
I figured your stuffed tiger was named smilEy. I guess my faux pas was picking the Jets.
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’!