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by bigdaddyg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 2019 Football Schedule
Replies: 46
Views: 2965

Re: 2019 Football Schedule

UNC schedule just announced. They host the National Champion Tigers the week after we beat them. They also have a Thursday night game with Wake the week before. I hate that they get 10 days to prepare for us We might very well get 14 to prep for them. They have about 8 months to prepare for us. It’...
by bigdaddyg
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Appalachian General Discussion
Topic: Food,booze and Memories
Replies: 31
Views: 873

Re: Food,booze and Memories

Freshman year was the last of the “bars” in Blowing Rock. The town starting enforcing the 51% food sale law so that was that. Spent many a Friday afternoon at Holley’s Tavern. Tried to make sure class was over early enough on Friday in order to be able to secure a spot at the table.
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Appalachian General Discussion
Topic: Hiatus
Replies: 38
Views: 1990

Re: Hiatus

Threads like this thrive because our other major sports kind of stink
by bigdaddyg
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Good Recognition
Replies: 21
Views: 1715

Re: Good Recognition

I believe you rank a specific recruiting class 2 years or so later. Let’s say we bring in 15 guys. By the time that class are juniors or RS Sophomores how many are getting significant PT, start, etc? What is the team record? Way too many intangibles to consider. You rarely hear stories about P5 guys...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Good Recognition
Replies: 21
Views: 1715

Re: Good Recognition

I’ve said this before and stick by it. There is simply magic on the mountain. Kids come for a visit and love the place. And apparently we just do things right. I’m a Panthers fan through and through but I appreciate the Patriots way. They don’t continue success simply because of Brady and Belicheck....
by bigdaddyg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Coach Drink Staff Thread
Replies: 2012
Views: 114764

Re: Coach Drink Staff Thread

So what are the salaries of each coach? Wonder how much some of the big name guys are taking versus what they made at their previous jobs.
by bigdaddyg
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Drink on Mac Attack
Replies: 70
Views: 4065

Re: Drink on Mac Attack

I hesitate to say this because inveriably someone will knee jerk react but personally I’m am one who is looking for more offense. When I say more I mean boat race opponents type offense. I mean like occasionally hanging 50 on a good opponent. I mean not simply running up the middle for the last quar...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 Preseason Ranking for 2019?
Replies: 58
Views: 2708

Re: Top 25 Preseason Ranking for 2019?

I hate the P5 obsession but I guess it’s just a reality. I believe that next season will really let us know where we are as a program. For the first time in years we play P5 schools who are not peaking or legit top 10 schools. Both will be tough but if we are truly legit top 20 material we take both...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: My Take On Others: Nobody saw this coming, and if they did they’re lying
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: My Take On Others: Nobody saw this coming, and if they did they’re lying

Great article. This quote is really heart-breaking: "App State played its bowl game on Dec. 15, which was probably forgotten by most voters." So close...love that he's got us at 20 and higher than NC State. Yep, and heartbreaking because it's true. The Dec 15th date hurt us. IMO, if the Sun Belt co...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 ranking?
Replies: 148
Views: 7432

Re: Top 25 ranking?

Now the fun debate. Who would we beat today who ranked above us? It sucks “ending up” 26 but look at it this way, we are considered in the top 20% of the beat teams in America! That is still strong. Can’t imagine us not beginning next year right there. Like someone said, win the first three and we a...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Schools' Athletics
Topic: NDSU
Replies: 73
Views: 3439

Re: NDSU

If we had played the same P5 cupcakes that NDSU has we would have a very similar record. Likewise if NDSU had played Georgia, Clemson, and other heavyweights like we have, they would also be 0-fer against P5 schools. This is why I want Doug to really try to schedule us winnable P5 games. Tennessee ...
by bigdaddyg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Other Schools' Athletics
Topic: NDSU
Replies: 73
Views: 3439

Re: NDSU

I watched a few bits and pieces yesterday. Those run plays that ended up as good gains due to bad tackling would not fly against App. NDSU gets 30 yards for the game against our D. Our offense would tear them to pieces. At the height of our FCS success I used to speculate about how we would have don...
by bigdaddyg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Other Schools' Athletics
Topic: NDSU
Replies: 73
Views: 3439

Re: NDSU

Next week walk into 20 different sports bars in large NC cities and ask who won the FCS championship and I guarantee hardly anyone would know the answer.
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Other Schools' Athletics
Topic: NDSU
Replies: 73
Views: 3439

Re: NDSU

A win over a team in a P5 conference isn’t necessarily a “P5” win. Would we be ecstatic if we beat Kansas or Illinois now?
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 ranking?
Replies: 148
Views: 7432

Re: Top 25 ranking?

“I often think what it must be like to be an alum or fan of a team who is traditionally horrible. Can’t imagine”. See Men’s basketball thread. Ouch but true. I think that the main reason why we are all sad the day after the inevitable bowl win is that, for the most part, truly competitive App State...
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 ranking?
Replies: 148
Views: 7432

Re: Top 25 ranking?

It's not just winning or losing games that matter. I recall one of the AP voters that voted us in the Top 25 said he did so because we were winning big over who we were playing, coupled with the close loss at Penn St. The AP votes are subjective and I'd love to think that consideration would be giv...
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 ranking?
Replies: 148
Views: 7432

Re: Top 25 ranking?

The entire ranking system is mostly stupid. Outside of the cut and dried top 4 or so it becomes speculative at best. The comment that 4 SEC losses is better than one SB loss is debatable. I am not delusional as a fan and don’t remotely believe we would stand a chance with Alabama-Clemson or even a f...
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Appalachian General Discussion
Topic: #KeepPounding Carolina Panthers Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 3097

Re: #KeepPounding Carolina Panthers Thread

Did some mindless research one night while talking to my brother who lives in Charlotte. We were discussing the Hornets and Panthers. I scanned some historical records for both franchises (as well as the Hurricanes). Basically all 3, historically, are .500 teams. Our NC pro franchises are historical...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Top 25 ranking?
Replies: 148
Views: 7432

Re: Top 25 ranking?

I’m amazed that any team with 4 losses would be considered a top 25. Regardless of the final rankings this App team is among the top 25 in the country.
by bigdaddyg
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Appalachian General Discussion
Topic: #KeepPounding Carolina Panthers Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 3097

Re: #KeepPounding Carolina Panthers Thread

It was awesome that the Panthers won yesterday, they are now 16th in the draft next year. Where would they have been if they had lost? It looks like somewhere between 7th and 11th. I’m not sure if I have ever wanted the Panthers to lose prior to yesterday- maybe back when we were looking at the top...

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