App State beats Michigan 34-32!!!!!

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    Sep 02, 2007 3:36 AM GMT
    This is the first time ever that a Division I-AA team has beat a ranked Division-I team.

    For those who have no idea where or what Appalachian state is. It is located 90 miles north west of Charlotte and about the same distance west of Winston Salem. The college town of Boone is quite cute and at 3000 feet the summers are cooler on average than much of New England. As such the area has become a big destination of retirees. They have the most southeastern skiing you will find unless you count WVa.

    I may have to head up there to watch a football game. Go App!!!!!!
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    Sep 02, 2007 5:01 PM GMT
    I was watching the Cal v. Tennessee game and that was the AFLAC question of the day. "Where in the world is Appalachian State?"
    I thought it was quite amusing. Close game.
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    Sep 02, 2007 6:06 PM GMT
    Aug2ndLt said: "...I was watching the Cal v. Tennessee game..."

    And what an exciting, entertaining game that was. Not to hijack this thread, but I have to say, as a long, long, long suffering CAL fan...this last 6 years has been quite the wild ride.

    ...that CAL would be in consistent contention for the Top 10 is something that would never have occurred to a CAL fan as a remote possibility, even as recently as 10 years ago. By the way, those of you watching that game were looking down at Strawberry Canyon...a beautiful place with a wonderful "fire" trail...for running.

    As for the App State game...I thought UC Davis beating Stanford last year, as bad as Stanford was, was as far-fetched as it gets.

    I can't imagine how Michigan fans are taking this. They thought they had the national championship as a big possiblity. Not.
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    Sep 02, 2007 6:19 PM GMT
    Everybody loves an upset, unless you happen to be on the loosing side.

    BTW: Fastprof, you Cal bears have nothing to bitch about - I was at OSU in the eighties, and had to go to all of the games, because I was in the band. :(

    We were deprived for so long, recent success has gone to everyone's head. The stadium is expanded to the point that it's unrecognizable. I can't help thinking that it would be easier to be proud of still having the smallest stadium in the pac-10, but the biggest IM facilities, instead.
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    Sep 02, 2007 6:46 PM GMT
    mindgarden...true, Oregon State was the pits for football...but, even back then, it's basketball program was good. But, I have to say, at what price did OSU pay for it's football success in the 1990s...their recruiting was really suspect.... :-)

    But, they did have success. And I'm happy they are doing well now.
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    Sep 02, 2007 8:24 PM GMT
    LMAO...

    I missed the OSU game. I'd thought about going to the stadium to watch, but I couldn't line up anyone to go with me(who I wanted to go with.)

    Radio announcers where making joking comments before the game about OSU playing a high school team...

    So, I took a nap and then went for the longest cycle ride of my life. I was out for 4 hours. That's another story.

    Later, I was asking someone what happened with the OSU game. A tacit - we won. Then he said the real news in the Michigan game. I thought he was delirious. Then I checked it when I got home.

    OOPS - apparently the game did not go as planned for our friends in the blue and maize.

    LMAO


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    Sep 02, 2007 11:04 PM GMT
    As an ENORMOUS WISCONSIN fan...Im thinking of sending the head coach of App State some Flowers....this puts us CLEARLY in the top spot in the Big 10...WOOOO HOOOO....we play Michigan at home this year....and our offense is looking better than Ive ever seen it...we finally have a real quaterback....Stocco was good last year (12-1 record) but we have even a better one this year and are even more talented over all....GO BADGERS....Thanks APP STATE...we owe you one!!!

    ALL BADGER FANS!!!
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    Sep 03, 2007 3:55 AM GMT
    Back to App state, they just increased there fan base overnight. I ran into to App state students that had driven down to Charlotte's Whitewater center for the day. (There's a drought in the mountains and the rivers a too low for kayaking). They said that the bars on Maine street with cable were bursting at the seems. Apparently you could only watch the game if you had some special service as it was not carried on any of the packaged stations. There was a crazy celebration with no arrests afterwords.

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    Sep 03, 2007 4:02 AM GMT
    friendomate: Hah, I'll bet they are celebrating.

    I don't believe in flukes of this magnitude. Either Michigan sucks (please, Wisconsin and OSU fans...keep this in perspective :-) ), or App State is the second coming. I sort of doubt the latter.

    I suspect Michigan is overranked. That doesn't mean they can't stand up and cause problems and end up doing well.

    By the way, the same thing happened in the streets of Davis, CA when UC Davis beat Stanford last year. It turned out...Stanford was much worse than people thought.
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    Sep 03, 2007 4:54 AM GMT
    Well, it was Stanford. Don't get me wrong--I'm an alum--but Stanford's athletic strength has long been in....every sport that is not football.
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    Sep 03, 2007 5:00 AM GMT
    MSUBioNerd....true, but how times have changed. Move back to the 1980s and 1990s and Stanford was a relative football power.

    However, as an Old Blue, I can tell you...I am not crying...or maybe I am, crocodile tears.

    :-)
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    Sep 03, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    The loudest noise that I have ever heard in my life was when it was announced, during a basketball game in 1983 or 1984, that Georgetown had been upset. I don't even remember by whom. Theoretically, this made OSU #1 for a week or two. I don't think that we actually made the final four, however.

    Funny how games can affect non-combatants
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    Sep 03, 2007 5:36 AM GMT
    I was at the game.

    App state is a very good TEAM. As Bo would say, the 3 most important things in football are: The team, the team, the team.

    The Michigan defense, which lost 7(?) starters last year, had a horrible first half. I believe 3 of the 4 TDs were the direct results of mistakes by the same (first year) player. A mistackle on a short route that turned into a 68 yard TD pass. Not picking up a slant pass. Don't remember the 3rd right now.

    Adjustments were made (including that player not playing at all in the 2nd half) and ASU was limited to 6 points in the 2nd half.

    Michigan had some problems on the offensive side, especially when Hart wasn't in the game (missing nearly half of it due to a bruised thigh). With Michigan's 2nd and 3rd string tailbacks out due to injury, it was up to the 4th string tailback. After he fumbled away the ball, Hart came back in and the Michigan offense began to click (and Hart had a 59 yard TD run that I think is the nicest run I've ever seen).

    With Oregon, Notre Dame and Penn State next on the schedule, Michigan may have been caught looking ahead. But all credit is due to App State, because each and every one of their players put in their best game, individually and as a team.
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    Sep 03, 2007 6:48 AM GMT
    Heck yea the Cal v. Tennessee game was good. Revenge is finally ours! I would have Forsett's and Jackson's kids if I could. The only thing that I regret is having had to miss the game and only watch it on TV. It sure feels good winning -- and hopefully we won't be let down like we have been in previous seasons.
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    Sep 03, 2007 6:31 PM GMT
    Hey I'm a Michigan State Spartan fan, so I was ecstatic to see UM fianlly eat some humble pie.

    As we Spartans say "You call it Maize, We call it CORN"

    LOL
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    Sep 03, 2007 7:34 PM GMT
    caearaea4: "...I was at the game...."

    I can imagine that Wolverine fans left the stadium very steamed. And the team...geez, didn't a few of those guys forestall going into the NFL this year because they thought they'd take the national championship this year?

    Wow.
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    Sep 03, 2007 8:47 PM GMT
    NNJFitandBI and rooting for the wrong teams said:

    "...Also an Eagles fan here..."

    God punished you for embracing Terrel Owens...and now the wrath is falling on the Cowboys, and a well-deserved wrath it is.

    Sorry to appear to be hijacking the thread briefly...but if NNJ and I were friends when the Eagles were taking Owens from the 49ers four years ago, I would have told him...beware, in the last two years, I saw Owens purposefully drop some of Garcia's passes (no question...they were in his hands, and he just opened them).

    He's got mental problems for sure, but is a jerk nonetheless (Owens, not my buddy NNJ). :-)
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    Sep 09, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    Mich lost 39-7 to Oregon. As a semi-Ohio State fan, this fills me with glee.
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    Sep 09, 2007 3:57 AM GMT
    Salubrious...go crazy. :-)

    But, you know, a wise person who followed football once told me, there are no flukes.

    I don't think he meant that absolutely...but, the implication is, it's just ridiculous to think that App State could really beat a Top 5 quality team...unless the Top 5 quality team really was well overranked.

    We're biased by the polls and the opinions of so-called experts.

    Not to take away anything from Oregon's victory...because Oregon is one of the quality teams in the Pac 10.

    But, clearly, Michigan's quality was well over estimated this year.

    And I have no vested rooting interest in Ohio State, or Michigan.
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    Sep 09, 2007 5:07 AM GMT
    Such is the nature of the Ohio State/Michigan rivalry, that any loss for Michigan is a win for Ohio State fans.

    So today was a double delight!
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    Sep 09, 2007 5:23 AM GMT
    Meh... can't muster up much feeling about that at all, since I'm an alum of Oregon State and Michigan State. (OOOOoooo.... looks like another LONG season in Cowvallis.)

    The weird thing about staying in college far too long, is that eventually all of your alma maters play each other. You're GUARANTEED a win! Last year, it happened for me TWICE. The only problem was finding someone dumb enough to vote against me.