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
By what day do I need to have this posted?
31st would be last chance but I recommend by the 28th for bigger game selection.
After trying to read and understand this, I gave up and opted for something a little easier. Quantum physics.
NC – Oregon 42 – Auburn 38
Ohio St -3′
SMU – 9′
$tate -4′ pick of the bowls
Rico Suave – Gerardo
Cherry Pie – Warrant
We Built This City – Starship
Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
SOTW – That Just My Baby Daddy – B-Rock and The Biz
Nat Champ.- Auburn -3 (41-28)
Arkansas +3 1/2
Missouri -2 1/2
SOUTH CAROLINA -3
SOTW- 1999- Prince
I refuse to try to understand the point system because that would preclude my ability to effectively bitch later.
Miami FL -3
LSU -1 (POTW)
Auburn -2; 38-28
That should say “Auburn -3.” I don’t have better points than everyone else.
Bowl Pickin is way more work than regular TP. Here it goes…and for the record I really liked Sweet’s suggestion where I started with 63 points or MD’s bye, whatever that means.
BCS: Auburn -3 (Auburn 45 Oregon 35) Pick of the Week – WAR EAGLE
• Oklahoma -16
• VA Tech +3
• Ohio St. -3
• TCU -3
And the rest,
Notre Dame +3
The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani
Are You Still Mad? – Alanis Morissette
So Much to Say – Dave Matthews Band
Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
Ramblin’ Man – The Allman Brothers Band
Fly – Sugar Ray
Smile – Lily Allen
Rock-n-Roll Lifestyle – Cake
Baby It’s Cold Outside (Brr) – Dean Martin
SOTW – Mr. Heatmiser – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
All these numbers are making me crazy and confused but here goes…….
Nat’l Champs – Oregon +3 (28 – 28)
Sugar: Arkansas +3 1/2
Rose: Wisconsin +3
Orange: Stanford -3
Fiesta: Oklahoma -16 1/2
Chick-fil-A: South Carolina -3
Gator: MS State -4 1/2
Capitol 1: Michigan State +10 *POTW*
Cotton: Texas A&M +1
Love Is The Drug – Roxy Music
Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morrisette
Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stone
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Double Vision – Foreigner
Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – George Thorogood
SOTW – Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
I need a little drink to calm my nerves after making all these picks!
So you looking for a tie game in the national championship?
Just trying to be different…..
West Virginia -3
north Carolina -2
Oregon 3. (38-32)
Can we do some side action with the non-playoff folks involving gambling on who wins the TBU playoffs?
Auburn – 3 (38-30)
IR – you can still place picks even if you are not in the top 8.
Hats off to Larry – Del Shannon
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
Mad Dog (Madd Dawg) – Deep Purple
Love is for free – Smiley
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)- Edvard Grieg
Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Mac the Knife – Bobby Darin
Rock Star – Hannah Montana
Fallin and Flyin – Jeff Bridges/Colin Farrel
Travellin Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
NeverShoutNever – Harmony
oregon +3 (28-24)
mich state +10
south carolina -3 potw
penn state +7
I know I ain’t in the hunt, but I am droppin some tunage for SOTW. This dude is the actor Eric Roberts’ stepson. Chorus is sweet.
Good tunage Zeek! Thanks for hookin me up.
Check this out too. You may recognize it from a cell phone commercial. The chick’s voice on this cover is a trip.
“How Sweet It Is”-Marvin Gaye-SWEEEEET
“Sweet Emotion” Aerosmith-SWEEEEEET
“Fila” Judaspriest For TB on goin down market street
“Come Together” Aerosmith version for Hooch. “Gazeezers”
“Too Fast For Love” knelms, i mean the Crue.
“Fat Bottom Girls” Queen-For all the lovely ladies.
“Love Me I’m A Liberal” Phil Och- For all the libs
Pick of the bowls-Georgia
and Auburn 31-24
Been in the boondocks, if that is how you spell it. VT was awesome. Thanks TB and Rock Star, we had a great time. On to better things thanks to the USO’s computers. Here it goes
Mississippi State -3
Penn State +7 (anybody but Flordia)
Texas A&M +1 (go to #%$@ LSU)
AND POTW: Virgina Tech +3
WAR DAMN EAGLE BABY!!