Category Archives: Appalachian State

The most awkward e-mail ever

To: William C. Martin, AD, University of Michigan

From: Charlie Cobb, AD, Appalachian State University

 Dr. Martin-

Thank you again for your hospitality this past weekend. The wife and I enjoyed your wonderful facility and campus. You certainly exceeded our expectations.

I wanted to say that your team performed admirably, and never gave up. That was certainly a close game, and one that I think both teams will be able to grow from. That Mike Hart is a real workhorse. You have something special there in him.

I was wondering when we could expect the check? We have some expenses coming up that we could use funds for, and that $400,000 will certainly come in handy.

Again, anytime you need an opponent Appalachian State would certainly like to come back, or perhaps you would consider a trip to lovely North Carolina? We may be expanding our seating with some of the funds that you are giving us. Thanks again Bill.



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Weekend Recap…Buckeyes win, Tribe takes 2 of 3, michigan still sucks

byrd.jpgWow what a weekend! The Indians take 2 from the White Sox, and maintain their lead in the Central. A gem of a game pitched by Paul Byrd Saturday night. Complete Game shutout, and the offense wasn’t bad either scoring 7 runs on 11 hits, with homers from Shoppach and Gutierrez. I didn’t get to see much of the game, so I won’t pretend like I know what happened. It was good to see the Tribe not let up after consecutive late inning wins. The eight game winning streak came to end Sunday against the Sox. It was a good streak, hope they start another one tomorrow in Minnesota. As we’ve talked about all season, the Tribe needs to keep winning series. They won the series with Chicago, and now we go on the road for a series with the Twins, the Angels, and the White Sox. I’d like to see the Tribe go at least 6-4 on this trip, though 3 of 4 from the Angels would be sweet as well.

On Saturday the Buckeyes opened their season with a win over Youngstown State. In myboeckman.jpg Buckeye preview part 2, I questioned why play a Division 1AA school; saying simply that nothing good can come from it. Well, for the Buckeyes they get some tape to review, and some areas to concentrate on. (Like the short yardage running game.) But the stunner of all was what happened to michigan. That is exactly what I meant by nothing good could come of it. Had the ground hogs made that field goal to win the game, what would have been said about them? How much respect would they have lost in the polls? Surely not as much as they are destined to lose now. For the Buckeyes they also lost a key player. DL Lawrence Wilson fractured his leg in the second quarter, and his status for the remainder of the season is unclear. Continue reading


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