Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ASU's Armanti Edwards rejects the 'bling'

Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards now has two national championship rings, but don't look for them on his fingers.

"They're catching dust on the dresser at home," he said recently. "I don't even like jewelry. I don't have an earring, none of that."

Edwards had an ear pierced in the fourth grade. Then his ninth-grade basketball coach mentioned that anyone who wore an earring would run laps.

"I've never put it back in since then," he said.

Edwards said he thinks his distaste for "bling" came from his father, Freddie Edwards.

"I guess I took after my dad; he probably wore one ring, but no earring, none of that," Armanti Edwards said. "I probably wore my (championship) ring to the (football) banquet. And we have something called Celebrity Serve where some of us go out to the restaurants and serve (to raise money for charity). I probably wore it three or four times this year."

According to the preseason Sports Network poll that is starting Appalachian off as a consensus No.1, that dresser might soon feature another ring, catching dust on that dresser.

--STAN OLSON

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who really cares, is there nothing better going on in sports or has it just been longer that 15 mins since you wrote about app and felt compelled to.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess Mr. Anonymous, you are a die hard ACC fan or SEC fan, who thinks the football gods smile down on you each weekend. Wake up

Anonymous said...

No Mr. Anonymous, acctually a SOCON fan, just dont really give a flying f*** id the kid likes earring or not.

Anonymous said...

If you don't care to read about App State then why did you click and gthe article and read it and why did you take the time to make a commet about it? you sure are an idiot

Anonymous said...

You got me i am an idiot since I was speaking on the content, or lack there of, and mearly made an observation on the number of app articles. but you are right i am an idiot you jackass

Anonymous said...

You both are idiots for bickering about it all. Have a good life both of you.

Anonymous said...

Go Apps...prediction on College Football Live on ESPN LSU 35 ASU 7 hope not

Anonymous said...

Stan, thanks for the article. Any ASU article is a good article. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

Stan...thanks for the App State converage...GO NEERS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous, You'd think you would enjoy any press for the SOCON obviously not that much of a fan.

Bible Thumper said...

Go App State. Its good to see the star of a team not thugged out and getting into trouble. Maybe LSU, Georgia, or USC could learn from this guy and the whole APP STATE team and learn some class and discipline.

Anonymous said...

Well all this talk about ASU is great! The anonymous who made the stupid negative comments on how many ASU articles were on the blog, obviously is a disgruntled fan of someone like WCU, Furman or the like. He claims to be a SOCON fan, however when NC and the SOCON has a team with the abilities and record of ASU, he is full of discontent. Well, show me another team in the area with THREE CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! Come on, show me! I don't even care if it's in this area or not. ASU is the best football school in NC and one of the best in the Nation, regardless of size (ASU 34 - UM 32). The "Big 4" ACC schools are running from ASU, especially teams like UNC who schedule patsies just to boost their record. What are these disgruntled idiots going to do when Jerry Moore's boys bring home a FOURTH National title in December? GO ASU!

Klownboxer said...

The entire team is letting those rings collect dust. A new season is here with the same objectives. As far as complaining about the "article"; it's a soft piece in a blog, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that...but those of you who can't grasp it may have your degree from that institushun in Kullowhee. On a serious note, best of luck against Shorter in your opener.

Anonymous said...

Wofford and Ga Southern kicked your butts last year...why do those games never come up? Michigan...Michigan...over and over. Give it a break.