Three days ago App State announced something pretty phenomenal – it was playing a regular-season game on a Friday night just for the Wolrdwide Leader in pimpin’ Sports.
And 3Peat Nation saw that it was good.
Six years ago East Carolina scheduled a regular-season game for a Friday night. And the earth did quake mightily.
The last loss was to Cincinnati in the infamous Friday night game, an issue which hurt ECU’s relationship with high schools within the state . . . → Read More: App State goes where ECU fears to tread
Last week was a big week for one of App State’s greatest – if not THE greatest – football players. He got a big honor on campus. Know who it is? You don’t? Well go ahead and check out goasu.com. Look around. Take your time. I’ll wait.
Finished? Now then, know who it is? What’s that you say, you didn’t see anything about any great Mountaineer getting any great honor? Well then, lean close to your monitor and I’ll . . . → Read More: Don't applaud too loud, he might be noticed
App State had two draft picks. These schools had none – Ole Miss, Mississippi, Syracuse, Stanford, Washington and – wow – Alabama.
Keepin’ an eye on Brown. He could surprise you.
An opportunity for Lynch. Bengals now have a safety slot open.
Politics 101. Know your audience. And lay it on thick.
Key in on this. App State love in your pocket.
David ready to be Goliath. Former all-SoCon linebacker now top dog at Carver.
Big SoCon series starts . . . → Read More: APP-propre links
Last night the lowly Atlanta Hawks up and shocked the NBA world, taking out the greatest team ever darlings of the playoffs, Boston Celtics. A first-round series many bet would be a easy sweep is now tied 2-2.
Prior to the game, the Hawks unveiled a special intro video on the big scoreboard. App State fan Roger H. was there.
I drove from Boone to the Atl and that atmosphere was roooocking. Phillips Arena has never been so loud. . . . → Read More: Behold the contagious power of The Upset
Appalachian State University’s home football game versus Wofford, originally scheduled for November 1, has been moved to Friday, October 31 to accommodate a live national broadcast on ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at ASU’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.
There are numerous intriguing storylines that make the matchup appealing for ESPN2’s national audience. The contest pits the defending Southern Conference co-champions and is the first between the two teams since Appalachian had its 17-game winning streak snapped by . . . → Read More: Hell of a Halloween night
A few notes from the big NFL Draft weekend.
- Two Apps signed free agent contracts – Kerry Brown with the Redskins and Julian Rauch with the Steelers (Black, Black, Black, Black and Gold!).
- This weekend marked the third time in App State history that two Mountaineers were drafted. In 1992, DB Gary Dandridge was selected in the fifth round, and DT Mike Frier was taken in the seventh round. In 1990, OT Derrick Graham went in the . . . → Read More: So add Washington, Pittsburgh to the potential cheer list
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The Cincinnati Bangels take Superman.
The Bengals selected one of college football’s bigger heroes during 2007 in the sixth round when they took Appalachian State free safety and special-teams ace Corey Lynch.
The 6-foot, 204-pound Lynch, married to the granddaughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, preserved the seminal upset over Michigan with one of his three blocked kicks of the season. Lynch, the club’s leading tackler last year, had 24 career interceptions.
. . . → Read More: And with the 117th pick in the sixth round …
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Tampa Bay takes the Cover Boy.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed the need for a speed WR and a kick return specialist by taking Appalachian State wideout Dexter Jackson in round two. Jackson was one of the fastest WRs at the Combine, running a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash.
The Bucs traded down with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round to select Jackson.
This makes two hot Apps in Tampa Bay.
. . . → Read More: And with the 58th pick in the second round …
The NFL Draft was scheduled to begin tomorrow, but son of a Marino, them Dolphins have done jumped the gun. The worst team in the league last season announced earlier this week that it signed Michigan tackle Jake Long. Which proves that there are still people out there who have never seen The Upset.
A $57 million tackle? And did you stop to realize that this tackle played on the big-time Big Ten football team that lost to Appalachian . . . → Read More: False start, five yards, repeat First Pick
As we all know, game three on App State’s ‘Four Moore Tour’ is a biggie – a huge grudge match at JMU (official motto – 10-Yard Field Goals are So Overrated).
Well, according to the Dukes website, game time is set. Bring your flashlights and book your hotels now, there’s gonna be a Fight in the Night!
Of course, GoASU.com today still says TBA. But if true, 3Peat Nation will open 2008 with three night games in four . . . → Read More: Time to stock up on glow-in-the-dark streamers
Gotta love this from the Western Carolinian.
Have you heard of Davidson? What about Appalachian State? Apparently these schools did something or other this year that I’ve heard about on ESPN. I think I heard the term ‘upset’ once or twice this year and I don’t think it was referring to the morale of a six-year-old whose birthday cake came in purple and not green.
What did these schools do, aside from loosing to Western in baseball? Blah, blah, . . . → Read More: A 'Whee bit confused with envy