Football season unofficially begins today with the SoCon football media day in Spartanburg.
The whole deal will be livestreamed online. App State coach Jerry Moore speaks at 1:30.
We assume sometime later preseason polls and such will be released.
There may also – maybe – be comments regarding the future of the entire league.
Georgia Southern and Appalachian State have their sights on the Football Bowl Subdivision. Basketball members College of Charleston and Davidson are being wooed . . . → Read More: SoCon preseason hype: App State picked … uh-oh
Ya think? – “Nooga chancellor Roger Brown said the league presidents and chancellors met for four hours. There was much discussion, he said, but little progress. “We spent four hours discussing all kinds of scenarios of membership, and we came to no real decision,” Brown said. “I think the commissioner was quite disappointed.””
MEANWHILE. CAA goes 1-fer-2? – “Sources say CAA wants Stony Brook for full membership and Albany just for football but Stony Brook will decline offer. Very . . . → Read More: Meeting ‘candid, honest and at times awkward’
Lol. Well played, Short Bus.
Feel free to offer your own random jokes.
App State has unveiled an alternate uniform featuring a vintage Yosef logo that will be worn for the Mountaineers’ Sept. 29 duel versus Coastal Carolina.
The alternate uniform features a black Nike Pro Combat jersey with athletic gold helmet and pants. The helmet and jersey feature the Yosef logo that adorned the Mountaineers’ helmets from 1971-79.
We miss the days when could see the name of the school from the stands. Now it’s … /adjusts glasses … . . . → Read More: Time to marvel at fashion again
Get down – “App State announced Tuesday that Southern rock band NeedToBreathe will headline annual Fan Fest on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. NeedToBreathe is touring nationwide on the heels of their latest album, The Reckoning, debuting at No. 6 on Billboard’s top-200 chart.” Whoooooa .. Oooooooh-uh-oooooh .. ooooooh, oh ….
Talkative – “”There’s been an invitation from the Colonial to Davidson and Charleston,” Georgia Southern AD Sam Baker said in an article in the Statesboro Herald on Sunday. “We’ve not heard, as conference members, where that may lead. It would be hard to tell. I think they both benefit by being in our conference.” In the same article, Baker said the Eagles would not be leaving the Football Championship Subdivision for a Football Bowl Subdivision conference any time . . . → Read More: Stink confirms CAA rumors
Longtime readers know well the history of Giglionosis, a non-fatal condition in which sanctimonious sports writers feel compelled to express outrage over a I-A/I-AA FBS-FCS matchup daring to ruin their Saturday afternoon.
Fans don’t care. They still buy tickets. Coaches are on record not caring. They agree to them. Athletic departments don’t care. They draw up the contracts.
But the sports hype machine? This .. should not .. pass!
Major mismatches of talents thrown together in classic David . . . → Read More: Giglionosis may finally be cured
Sweet! – “The SoCon and ESPN announced that App State’s highly anticipated 2012 home opener versus Montana will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and be televised nationally on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3.” App State-Stink will also be on TV internets, plus maybe one more – “The conference will select the final two Wildcard games in conjunction with ESPN3.” The rest of the App State home games will start at 3:30. Also, nice use of .. /fingers in air … . . . → Read More: App State-Griz gonna be an evening game
Waiting – Yeager won’t discuss the talks that are ongoing with a number of schools, but said that “it’s still going to be a couple of weeks” before any announcement about the league’s future. Towson athletic director Mike Waddell said that he doesn’t expect anything to happen “until late summer or early fall”, adding that if this was a stew, “it would be cooked in a Crock-Pot, not a microwave.” The list of prospective members will likely include at . . . → Read More: CAA hunt will continue a few more weeks
Rule of life – Pro athletes are dumb with money.
Uh-mazingly dumb with money. Even those with a knack for business can be knocked, or simply fleeced.
So it does our hearts proud to know one App State great ain’t going out like that .. he ain’t going out like that (He ain’t going out!)
According to Mrs. Superman, Corey Lynch is as good with his money as he is with his hands.
He is very wise with . . . → Read More: Superman yet to encounter financial kryptonite
Ian Barnard is a junior O-lineman for App State. His 6-foot-4, 277-pound bod is penciled in as starting right guard.
Lotta pressure to perform. So he’s kuh-ILL-init in the weightroom. As are other Apps.
Daniel Kilgore is an App State great beginning his sophomore NFL season with the 49ers. He knows what it takes to get the job done. He saw the Barnard twitters and offered some advice.
As another great man once said . . . → Read More: Words of wisdom from the West
Peers? – “One slide listed 21 schools to be considered as “possible additions/replacements” – Idaho, La. Tech, New Mexico St., San Jose St., Texas St., Utah St., UT-San Antonio, App State, Ga Southern, Georgia St., Jacksonville St., James Madison, Liberty, UNCC, Old Dominion, Belmont, CofC, Florida Gulf Coast, North Florida, St. Louis and Tex.-Arlington.”