App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

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App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by yosef13 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 am

This topic seems to come up every year, yet nothing ever happens. Troy and S Bama have a good thing going with the "battle for the belt". App and WCU had a fun tradition with the "jug". In the absence of our game v WCU, why have we not created a trophy or symbol for the App v GS game?

This rivalry is one of the best in the SB and is showcased on ESPN every year. It would be great to have something at stake. I've ever emailed Doug Gillin about this in the past with a positive response, but nothing has happened.

Is it up to the fans to get this started, or should we collectively approach DG? I think the two schools should collaborate and vote on what to do. I my opinion we should have the "battle for the paddle". We could play for a large wooden teachers paddle, due to both institutions previously being teacher colleges. Honestly I don't care what it is, just something we can market, and that will enhance the rivalry.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by AppinVA » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:52 am

Or we could market it as "The Rivalry That Doesn't Need a Trophy ". :lol:


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by Rekdiver » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 am

we dont need to manufacture a rivalry trophy...............I think it looks cheesy.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:22 am

I'd rather request that the game be played at the end of the year during rivalry week. No need for a trophy.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by ComebackShack » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 am

For those saying the trophy is cheesy or not needed, the trophy would not be meant to impress you. It would be for the students of both fan bases as well as players.


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by sixtoes9134 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 am

I'm eager to see outcome against NMSU this weekend.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by ComebackShack » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:40 am

sixtoes9134 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 am
I'm eager to see outcome against NMSU this weekend.
I think you might be a week behind.


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by SpeedkingATL » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:55 am

Just call it the "He Hate Me" Bowl. No trophy needed.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by EastHallApp » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:57 am

I think the reason nothing ever happens is that there's not much support for the idea beyond a few message board posters, and the ideas for the trophy are always something lame like a teacher's paddle.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by proasu89 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am

The big ol "L" we hang on them is enough for me.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by sixtoes9134 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:29 am

ComebackShack wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:40 am
sixtoes9134 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 am
I'm eager to see outcome against NMSU this weekend.
I think you might be a week behind.
Southern and NMSU play this coming Saturday. So, no, not a week behind.
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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by yosef13 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 am

I'm surprised at the response. I did not realize so much of our fan base thought the idea was so lame. The jug seemed to be fun for the player, coaches, and the fans. It also seems that the best rivalries in college football have something similar at stake. I guess I misread the level of interest.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by moonshine » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:33 am

Rekdiver wrote:
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...I think it looks cheesy.
So you're suggesting a pizza as a trophy?


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by EastHallApp » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 am

yosef13 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 am
I'm surprised at the response. I did not realize so much of our fan base thought the idea was so lame. The jug seemed to be fun for the player, coaches, and the fans. It also seems that the best rivalries in college football have something similar at stake. I guess I misread the level of interest.
Some do, some don't. I don't have any issue with rivalry trophies in general - I agree many are pretty cool. I just get the sense that some people are trying to force something here because we don't have the Mountain Jug game anymore.

Shoot, if we're going to have a trophy, with GS, might as well just make it another jug - our moonshine vs. their creek water.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by yosef13 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:52 am

EastHallApp wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 am
yosef13 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:31 am
I'm surprised at the response. I did not realize so much of our fan base thought the idea was so lame. The jug seemed to be fun for the player, coaches, and the fans. It also seems that the best rivalries in college football have something similar at stake. I guess I misread the level of interest.
Some do, some don't. I don't have any issue with rivalry trophies in general - I agree many are pretty cool. I just get the sense that some people are trying to force something here because we don't have the Mountain Jug game anymore.

Shoot, if we're going to have a trophy, with GS, might as well just make it another jug - our moonshine vs. their creek water.
I would understand the displeasure of manufacturing something if the rivalry did not exist. All of these traditional trophies were force on the fans bases at some point. Why not start a new tradition, or bring back the jug? The trophies themselves are ridiculous, but that seems to be the point. Check out all the ones below.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-footba ... ophy-games



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by AppinVA » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:04 am

I can take a trophy or leave it. If it develops, great, but if not, it's still a rivalry.


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by WataugaMan » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:28 am

moonshine wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:33 am
Rekdiver wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:16 am
...I think it looks cheesy.
So you're suggesting a pizza as a trophy?
I believe we have already developed that tradition. The students of the winning team gets to stomp all over the pizzas of the losing team. Think back a few years, remember?



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by moonshine » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am

Yes, which is why I asked the question.

We could get corporate sponsorship for the game!!!


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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by t4pizza » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:48 am

I could go either way on a trophy but don't think its necessary for the rivalry. Honestly, their lackluster performance over the last few years has dulled the rivalry. It's almost like playing western again.



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Re: App v GS rivalry needs a trophy

Unread post by Yosef84 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:08 am

I think the best idea I've heard regarding the rivalry has to do with a name for the game. I can't remember who came up with the idea, but I like the name "Black and Blue Bowl." I don't really care if there is a trophy associated with it or not.



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