Andy Staples's oral history of the 2007 Appalachian State-Michigan upset is a lot of fun, as you would expect of an oral history that features an offensive lineman saying, "Man, I was throwing up out of both ends before that game." [SI.com]
At gunpoint, I'd say the guy on the left was a sea captain, or maybe the Gorton's Fisherman. With Appalachian State moving up to the FBS next season, they needed something a little more evocative of "mountaineer." So they're switching to the guy on the right, presumably after an intense design competition featuring…
We hate to keep harping on this stuff, but they make it all too easy. The BCS standings are slightly off — LSU at 10 and Boise State at 11 should be switched — and the perpetrator is little Appalachian State.
We actually don't think Pam Ward is a bad broadcaster — not at all, actually — but this clip, from her broadcast of the Michigan State-UAB game, seems to imply that she might be deaf.
We can understand that Appalachian State fans would want to remember their upset victory over Michigan forever, keep it close to them so that, in moments of despair, they can remember that anything is possible, that the world can be a transformative place. (Particularly when Michigan is terrible.) But, frankly, this…
As we suspected, three full days after the upset that rocked the amateur gridiron world, still, everyone just wants to talk about Appalachian State's win over Michigan. Our minds are still blown a little bit too.