Wagons West, young men … Wagons West!
For the first time in school history, three App State players have been drafted by professional franchises. All three went within 30 picks of each other.
With the 156th pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks chose Mark Legree, aka. the Man of Steal.
FS: Mark LeGree: “He’s a guy with 22 career interceptions. He has great ball skills and is a tough guy. A . . . → Read More: A historic draft night for App State
Arrangements – “Terry will be returning home to the mountains at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Asheville Regional Airport. Memorials may be made to the Terry Varnadore II Memorial Fund, c/o Edward Jones, 5046 Boylston Highway, Ste. 5, Mills River, NC 28759 or to Mills River United Methodist Church, Terry Varnadore, II Memorial Fund, 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759.”
They are – “OT Daniel Kilgore and S Mark LeGree will watch the draft on ESPN and the NFL Network in Boone. LB D.J. Smith will watch from his home in Charlotte.” Also, the Icon may not be a lock at No. 1. Cause when not one of four QBs can get the job done, the problem is obviously not the QB.
The big college prospect beauty pageant/career fair – aka. NFL Draft – begins tonight, with dreamboat Cam Newton the according-to-the-experts consensus No. 1 pick by our .. /deep sigh … Carolina Panthers.
More importantly, App State may match school history this year, if not surpass it.
There’s a chance … a slight chance …. three Apps could hear their names.
There have been three NFL drafts in which two Mountaineers were selected. In 1990, OT Derrick Graham . . . → Read More: Workouts over, the long wait begins
No details – “Officer Dan Donakowski says Hunter was stabbed Wednesday, but didn’t have any additional information, including where the incident took place, who was responsible and Hunter’s condition. The hospital wasn’t disclosed.”
GIRLFRIEND ARRESTED. More – “Sources tell Action News that Hunter, who was driven to Detroit Receiving Hospital by someone he knows, said it was his 23-year-old girlfriend who stabbed him this morning.”
EXACT INJURY. Reportedly he was stabbed in left shoulder.
FROM HIS AGENT. Tweet . . . → Read More: BREAKING – Jason Hunter stabbed in Detriot
New coach. New quarterback. New season. No problem.
Not when you got Ray Lewis in your lockerroom!
Wait .. What?
The question is … how much time are we wasting? I just came out the gym for three hours this morning. I got five hours of sleep. That’s it. Every. Day. Of My Life. I’m trying to find a different way to get better. Coach didn’t tell me to do this. Remember we in a lockout. So I ain’t . . . → Read More: Elon pulls out the big gun
He gave his all for his country.
Chief Warrant Officer Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Hendersonville, N.C., was killed when the Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter he was co-piloting crashed in April 23, 2011, in Kapisa province, the Pentagon said.
The Army is investigating the cause of the crash.
Varnadore joined the Army in 2005 and served at Fort Drum since 2007 with the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, according to . . . → Read More: American Hero
Arms race – “App State relief pitcher Taylor Miller has been selected as the Pitcher of the Week. Miller, ASU’s closer, was untouchable over three appearances on the week, going 1-0 with two saves in 5.2 perfect innings of relief. The senior from Raleigh, retired all 17 batters he faced and struck out 12.”
The AppFan Store Spring Cleaning Sale continues this last week, as the store makes room for some new product. Anybody got any requests? (Dare we?) To remind you, we’re taking 30% off everything – including Nike products! And for the ladies, awww yeah. Must use promo code “springsale” to get discount. And remember, at AppFan, we’re proud to be Americans. (bumped . . . → Read More: Last week for the AppFan Store Spring Cleaning Sale
Forbes looks at institutional support – “Perhaps you noticed that 9 of the top 10 programs in terms of total dollars received are from the Big East and ACC. Turns out even if you sort the data by percentage of total revenue the same holds true, with only Mississippi State moving into the list in place of Auburn.”
Hero – “U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Terry Varnadore of Mills River died Saturday while serving in Afghanistan. Varnadore is survived by his wife, Casey, who is seven months pregnant, and a 4-year-old daughter, relatives said.” He graduated from App State in 2003. According to his pastor, “he died a hero because he took over the controls as his helicopter went down, and his co-pilot survived.”
Oh no! – “Arrowood’s 22.1-inning scoreless streak snapped with misplayed popup.” Then, OH! NO! – “Arrowood’s night has come to a premature end due to an apparent ankle injury.” Apparently some MLB scouts at the game. There’s a 6 pm game Friday, and 2 pm finale series Saturday.