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Army Navy Week Thread (Vanity)

Posted on 12/06/2010 9:53:27 AM PST by chargers fan

Alright it's that time of year again. Just thought I'd provide a space for "old grads" from both schools to do a little trash talking leading up to and including the game. Graduates of both academies fondly remember the festivities of the week prior to the game.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: army; football; navy; westpoint
Beat Navy
1 posted on 12/06/2010 9:53:29 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan
Go Navy, Beat Army!!!!!!!!!! We are on a roll and the embarrassment to the Army cannot stop EVER!!!!
2 posted on 12/06/2010 9:56:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: chargers fan

Thanks for posting this thread. I have no sentimental favorite here, but I’ve always said that an Army-Navy football game is one of those sporting events that is a must-see for every American sports fan at least once in their lives!


3 posted on 12/06/2010 9:58:48 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: chargers fan

I used to love this game. But until the service academies actually require skilled athletes to fulfill their service obligations (especially during wartime), I’m not going to show much interest. My son is on his third combat deployment, and these guys get a college degree and then skate away from the responsibility cause they can get a pro contract. No thanks.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 10:08:13 AM PST by incredulous in PA
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To: incredulous in PA

Nobody gets right into the pros from the academies (at least in football). A few years ago quite a bit of news was generated from the fact that a West Point football player got drafted. Initially we was going to be released from his active duty contract but was called back to service. The rules state that you must serve two years of active duty time before a team and buy out your contract.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 10:15:55 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

I’m rooting for Army. They are going to a bowl game for the first time since 1996 and it’s about time they win this game. By the way, we’ve got Army, Navy and the Air Force but does the Coast Guard have a football team? Just a thought there.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 10:25:48 AM PST by chippewaman
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To: chippewaman

Not sure. If they do they’re not Div 1. Yeah, I’m glad Army’s finally heading to a bowl again (Armed Forces Bowl December 30th). Actually all three academies are going to a bowl. Ellerson’s doing good things at Army.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 10:28:58 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: incredulous in PA

You are incorrect, they must complete obligation. Please provide example or player “skating away from obligation” because they got a pro contract.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 10:31:16 AM PST by Paratrooper
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To: incredulous in PA

There hasn’t been an academy graduate in the pros since Stauback. A few have been drafted but non made the grade. As has been pointed out, if a graduate of West Point(not Navy or AF) makes a pro team , he serves 2 years (probably as a recruiter) then he can play full time. West Point feels it’s a positive for recruitment to the academy. Go back to enjoying the game played by great Americans


9 posted on 12/06/2010 10:33:08 AM PST by captbarney
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To: chargers fan

Sorry, no.

Go Navy, BEAT army!


10 posted on 12/06/2010 10:42:03 AM PST by Ro_Thunder (Nov 2nd, 2010 - The adults get home, and are back in charge)
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To: captbarney
There hasn’t been an academy graduate in the pros since Stauback.

Napoleon McCallum.

11 posted on 12/06/2010 10:46:56 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: dfwgator

Stand corrected


12 posted on 12/06/2010 10:49:14 AM PST by captbarney
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To: captbarney

Chad Henning graduated from the Air Force Academy and played for the Cowboys.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 10:52:27 AM PST by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: chargers fan

I’ve always wanted to see an Army-Navy Game in person, but with Obama in attendance, the gate security is probably equivalent to going through six or seven TSA screenings.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 10:53:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ro_Thunder

GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!
Wife of USNA ‘73.


15 posted on 12/06/2010 10:53:47 AM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: captbarney

Caleb Campbell graduated from West Point in 2008 and made his NFL debut with the Detroit Lions a few weeks ago.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/West-Point-grad-denied-NFL-chance-in-08-makes-N?urn=nfl-288484


16 posted on 12/06/2010 10:55:54 AM PST by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: chargers fan

I’ve love to attend this game just once in my lifetime.

Last year, me and a few coworkers had to fly out of Philadelphia on the Sunday after the game. It was incredible. Every branch of the service, every academy was represented in uniform. The whoops and cheers and patriotic pride and spirit were so evident in the airport that day. I had tears in my eyes. Our flight was delayed in boarding as we waited at our gate, the runways were clogged with all manner of military aircraft and an Osprey made a flyover from the nearby Boeing plant.

Back to the gate delay. There eventually came an announcement by the gal at the gate, good and loud. “We’ve been waiting for you guys!!!!” I looked up and there was a Marine Sergeant, blind, with his guide dog, and two other companions, one with a titanium leg. The cheering and applause by the passnegers and passers by was heard onto the next concourse!, of that I’m certain ;-).

Nobody was complaining about the 1-2 hour takeoff delays that day, everyone was all smiles. I wish every day could be like that one.

I’d like to see any terrorist try to pull something that day in that airport. It was a great day to be there...a great day to fly and a great day to be an American.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 11:00:34 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: chippewaman

If I’m not mistaken, the Coast Guard and the Marines go through Annapolis, so they are “Navy”.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 11:22:34 AM PST by Ro_Thunder (Nov 2nd, 2010 - The adults get home, and are back in charge)
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To: captbarney

“There hasn’t been an academy graduate in the pros since Stauback.”

David Robinson, Nap McCallum(SP?), Phil McConkey.

Robinson was the one that was let out of his committment.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 11:30:06 AM PST by Holen1
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To: chargers fan

I’ll be there. Go Army!


20 posted on 12/06/2010 11:38:06 AM PST by Holen1
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To: Paratrooper

“You are incorrect, they must complete obligation. Please provide example or player “skating away from obligation” because they got a pro contract.”

David Robinson. Served 2 years. Then on to San Antonio. Served 3 years in a reserve capacity.


21 posted on 12/06/2010 11:40:25 AM PST by Holen1
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To: chargers fan

I hpe Army can muster to beat Navy just because the Navy
Chief of staff wants to repeal DADT and change the law sooner rather than later.But reality is I can’t recall watching an Army Navy game where Army didn’t get beat.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 11:56:57 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: DFG

And Campbell was pulled out of training camp and made to finish his two years.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 2:01:01 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: Ro_Thunder

The Coast Guard has an academy of their own located at New London, CT. They are DIV III when it comes to football. Due to an agreement, the Naval Academy is the academy that can produce Marine officers.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 2:06:00 PM PST by chargers fan
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Will Zero attend in support of the services? Or his waiting for DADT action in Congress?


25 posted on 12/08/2010 8:55:57 PM PST by Competition clutch
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To: Alberta's Child
...Army-Navy football game is one of those sporting events that is a must-see for every American sports fan at least once in their lives!

So very true!

I've been to a few, always freezing, always enjoyable.

The last one I attended was after the 2008 election, and it was President Dubya's last A/N game.

The troops were thrilled to see him (like always).

And due to a new law that permits veterans to hand-salute the flag, this vet stood proudly at attention saluting Old Glory AND Dubya!

Go NAVY! (But I hope Army has a good game, and that it's close).

.

26 posted on 12/10/2010 10:34:21 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Ro_Thunder
Actually the Coast Guard has its own academy USCGA
27 posted on 12/11/2010 1:54:41 PM PST by reg45
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