Improving a tradition

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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by AppinVA » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm

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former players turned pros.
Doug Middleton
Ronald Blair
Sam Martin
Kendall Lamm
Daniel Kilgore
Parker Colins
Malachi Jones
any former player for that matter.
Also cool idea if we could pull it off; random celebrities.
Actors, athletes, rockstars etc. make people excited and pay attention to see who it would be that week. Its only 6-7 per year. Shouldn't be that hard...
As long as it clearly shows on the board who that person is, as some of the newer students/fans wouldn't recognize some of the athletes that were gone by their time.
Let them shoot the long rifle to bring out the team, too. Say “Welcome to the Rock” on tape and shoot the rifle live.


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by APPdiesel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:57 pm

The #1 tradition at App State is complaining about the traditions at App State


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by appstate77 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm

I would add guys like QB Robbie Price, RB Emmitt Hamilton, OL Gill Beck QB and TV star Phil Cochiletti QB from the 1970s teams. Get John Settle to tape a "Welcome......"as well as Todd Payton, Avery Hall, Shawn Elliott and Coach Satt. Get Brownie and Beasley to do one together. Go back as far in football history as we can given age and ability to do the job. Get really creative and get former and retired AD Jim Jones from the 70s and living in Brunswick County near Southport. Heck, even Bobby Cremins and Tom Apke. There are all kind of directions we could go with "Welcome to the Rock" people. Maybe do a Yosef Club auction with the winner doing the welcome for a game.



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by APPdiesel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Or we could just boost the audio level of the line and have Sean f*ing Connery bring our team onto the field!

James Bond >>>>>>> a random student that 30,000 people every week will ask "uhh, who is that?"


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Mjohn1988 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am

You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by appstate77 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:23 am

Another idea for a Welcome to the Rock.....may be a bit crazy.....Lloyd Carr....if he would do it.



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by ASUROX » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am

Or we could just boost the audio level of the line and have Sean f*ing Connery bring our team onto the field!

Good point



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Rick83 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am

Sean Connery's character saying the "Welcome to the Rock" line is not James Bond. It's the main guy from the 1990s movie "The Rock" where they have to break into Alcatraz because of some domestic terrorists holding the city hostage. Not sure if the James Bond references were jokes or not...



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Mjohn1988 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 am

So we really didn’t know who was welcoming us to the rock.....all this time most of us never knew that it was John Patrick Mason as potraied by Sean Connery......that’s funny stuff



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by APPdiesel » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm

Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am
You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.
There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by APPdiesel » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:19 pm

Rick83 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:23 am
Sean Connery's character saying the "Welcome to the Rock" line is not James Bond. It's the main guy from the 1990s movie "The Rock" where they have to break into Alcatraz because of some domestic terrorists holding the city hostage. Not sure if the James Bond references were jokes or not...
But the tongue-in-cheek assertion in that movie is that he was a British spy captured because he had footage of JFK's assassination...ala James Bond.


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Mjohn1988 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm

APPdiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am
You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.
There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...
I’ve spent more time seeing good football and going to good concerts with her



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Woodstovegang » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:29 pm

Why not Yosef mascot with voice over of Sean Connery video from Howard's Knob


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by APPdiesel » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 pm

Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am
You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.
There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...
I’ve spent more time seeing good football and going to good concerts with her
Idk what kind of shows you're taking her to but it sounds like you're a good dad. Expose her to as much good music as you can! 💪


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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Mjohn1988 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:34 pm

APPdiesel wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am
You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.
There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...
I’ve spent more time seeing good football and going to good concerts with her
Idk what kind of shows you're taking her to but it sounds like you're a good dad. Expose her to as much good music as you can! 💪
Thanks man, good Dad is one heck of a great compliment. Yep, the young lady indulgeses her old Pop sometimes and goes to a show with him. We started with Skynyrd. I know it’s a reformed band but the music is still good and she got to see 4 of the originals, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell and I count Rickey Medlock. We’ve seen ZBB several times and Eric Church a few months ago. I almost got her to go see Buddy Guy. We saw Chicago and the Doobie Brothers and I broke down and paid for the Eagles last year. On the movie front I did get her to watch a little of Hunt for Red October with me. That a favorite of mine.



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Mjohn1988 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:34 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:36 am
You have to know that we already have a lot of folks going “who the hell is that”. My daughter is 21. She grew up going to App games and she has no idea who James Bond or Sean Connery are.
There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...
I’ve spent more time seeing good football and going to good concerts with her
Idk what kind of shows you're taking her to but it sounds like you're a good dad. Expose her to as much good music as you can! 💪
Thanks man, good Dad is one heck of a great compliment. Yep, the young lady indulgeses her old Pop sometimes and goes to a show with him. We started with Skynyrd. I know it’s a reformed band but the music is still good and she got to see 4 of the originals, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell and I count Rickey Medlock. We’ve seen ZBB several times and Eric Church a few months ago. I almost got her to go see Buddy Guy. We saw Chicago and the Doobie Brothers and I broke down and paid for the Eagles last year. On the movie front I did get her to watch a little of Hunt for Red October with me. That a favorite of mine.
Buddy Guy = incredible music.



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Re: Improving a tradition

Unread post by Mjohn1988 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:01 pm

NoLongerLurking wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:34 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Mjohn1988 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:53 pm
APPdiesel wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 pm


There's a catalog of really awesome movies you could show her...
I’ve spent more time seeing good football and going to good concerts with her
Idk what kind of shows you're taking her to but it sounds like you're a good dad. Expose her to as much good music as you can! 💪
Thanks man, good Dad is one heck of a great compliment. Yep, the young lady indulgeses her old Pop sometimes and goes to a show with him. We started with Skynyrd. I know it’s a reformed band but the music is still good and she got to see 4 of the originals, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell and I count Rickey Medlock. We’ve seen ZBB several times and Eric Church a few months ago. I almost got her to go see Buddy Guy. We saw Chicago and the Doobie Brothers and I broke down and paid for the Eagles last year. On the movie front I did get her to watch a little of Hunt for Red October with me. That a favorite of mine.
Buddy Guy = incredible music.

Yep, sad that so few know his music. Seen him a bunch of times. He’s still going at it, just saw him in Charlotte less than a year ago.



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