Quote of the Week:
“since when does Sweet make the decisions around here? This must be how Boise State feels.” –Larry
Ok, here’s how we’re gonna do it:
The playoff contenders are Tiny D, BR, Flyin’ J, BW Buzz, Face, Pitalo, JLou, and Smily J. In the event one of these top eight regular season finishers fails to participate, they will be replaced by the highest ranked finisher who does in the playoff. So Sweet, then Larry are the top two alternates. Everybody needs to make their picks in accordance with the playoff format because there is a bowl pickin’ winner in addition to the overall exalted grand champion. (Sort of like how Nascar has a race winner and a Cup champion at the last race of the year.)
Everybody has to pick the national championship game and include a final score for tiebreaker purposes. This game is worth 20 points for winning and costs 20 for losing. A push nets zero.
Pick the Sugar Bowl, Rose, Orange and Fiesta Bowls for ten points each.
Then, pick four games of your choosing for eight points.
Finally, designate one game from the above three categories as your Pick o’ the Bowls. This game will be worth 20 additional points. It can be any game and the points are cumulative. In other words, if it is the National Championship game you will be risking 40 instead of 20. Or make the Gator Bowl your Pick o’ the bowls and it becomes a 28 point game.
Playlist topics can include either a New Year’s/Celebratory theme, a tribute to the various nicknames utilized in the TBU. Feel free to combine them as a hybrid list. Two overall music winners will get an six point bonus. Voters MUST vote for the best of the top eight. For their second vote, the entire TBU is eligible.
Tiny D gets a 10 point head start, BR 8, Flyin J 6, BW Buzz 5, Face 4, Pitalo 3, JLou 2, SmilyJ 1. If one of the top eight doesn’t weigh in, the bonus points do not change. If an alternate is bumped up to the playoffs, they get no bonus.
Got it? Unnecessarily complicated? That’s the way TP rolls (blank stare).
National Championship: Auburn -3 (Auburn 48 Oregon 35)
- Oklahoma -16′
- Stanford -3
- Ohio State -3′
- Wisconsin +3
- Georgia Tech +2′
- Iowa +2′
- LSU -1 (pick o’ the bowls)
- Oklahoma St -4′
- Eyes Without a Face–Billy Idol
- Fly Me Courageous–Drivin’ and Cryin’
- Me and Bobby McGee–Kris Kristofferson
- Jessie’s Girl–Rick Springfield
- Keep on Smilin’–Wet Willie
- Harmony in My Head–Buzzcocks
- Hoochie Coochie Man–New York Dolls
Song o’ the New Year’s/Bowl Season:
Tiny Bubbles–Don Ho