Skip to comments.Army Navy Week Thread (Vanity)
Posted on 12/08/2011 7:40:13 AM PST by chargers fan
Alright it's that time of year again. Here's a place for old grads of both schools and fans of the game to gather, talk about past games, and talk a little trash.
Side note: Over the past years these threads have gotten a little Navy heavy. Come on Army folks, I know there has to be some of you on FR.
I attended the Naval Academy for two years (1972-1974) ...
Decisions ... decisions ...
GO NAVY ... BEAT ARMY!!!
Go Army! Beat Navy!
279.5 mile run of the game ball from West Point to Landover, MD.
I FROZE in around 1999 (?) in the soaking cold rain at Veteran’s stadium. Not a service member, only a spectator.
Here is an Army guy. We get our hopes up every year for the last several years and then get our butts kicked. I don’t know what Army has to do to get competitive with Navy again. It must have something to do with the recruitment of Cadet Vs. Midshipmen candidates. They also seem to have a little better coaching. Army will never compete again like they did back in the 40’s, but they need to get serious about competing with the other services.
You need to return your retirement checks!
Well, here we go again.
GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!
I think Navy had a greatly coach in Johnson (now doing great things at Ga Tech) and he really set up Navy and from what I saw was a great recruiter (Ricky Dobbs, the star Navy quarterback who graduated last year, wanted to leave Navy for Ga Tech after Johnson went there) while Army had a coaching revolving door as they kept going through guys who wanted to force a pro offense on Army. I think Ellerson is making the right moves for Army in his three years (what Academy fan can argue against a over .500 season and Bowl win?) and losing so many seniors did hurt us. Navy hasn’t had a good year since losing Dobbs (only 4 wins after 8 years of Bowl games) so I think this is our chance. I’ll always be excited for the game every year.
Also, the “new” Navy coach (Ken Niumatalolo) has been playing with Johnson recruits. I believe the last ones graduated last year or will this year.
I have always wanted to attend an Army-Navy game. Since the POTUS generally attends I was afraid it would take us six hours to get into the stadium.
The only football game I watch. GO ARMY! BEAT NAVY!!
SHOOT THE SEAMEN!
As for BlueLancer, I agree with Old Retired Army Guy, please return your retirement checks, or donate them to FR
Oh yeah, Dobbs...
the one who wants to be the next O’bummer some day...
And six hours to get into the bathroom to throw up...
(Actually, the one Army/Navy game I did go to way-back-when, I did spend most of it in the bathroom, throwing up...
too much peppermint shnapps...ugh)
Here’s one for all you Navy lovers....
Having been run over by two different West Point fullbacks while playing touch football, all I can say is there’s some tough guys on both teams.
In much the same way as I cheer for the USNA when they play Notre Dame, Tulane, Central Michigan (even though I'm from Michigan), etc, etc, I have to go with the USNA over the WooPoos of Hades on the Hudson.
Now, when unit/organization teams play each other, I cheer for the Army ... like, if an Army team from Fort Hood played a Navy Team from Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, then I'm all out for the Army.
So, even though I didn't complete my time at the old Squid School, I still enjoyed my time there and dearly love to support it, especially against the Black Kanigits.
Hate to say it but I believe you have a shot this year.
The vacationer-in-chief won’t attend the game. I’d be very surprised if he gave a crap!
As long as the CinC Trophy stays in its natural habitat of Colorado Springs.
The artist drawing on the cover is an excellent work. I thought at first glance it might be by Norman Rockwell, but it seems like someone else did it.
Army won that year 21-18 :-)
And yes, the Army won the National Championships in ‘44, ‘45, an ‘46.
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Personally, I have mixed feelings..my long ago time in the Corps leads me always to root for Navy, but having attended many a game at West Point...Michie Stadium is without a doubt the most beutiful venue for a football game in the country...gotta luv the Cadets.
As far as I know, neither Navy nor Air Farce has committed to the Big East.
GO NAVY BEAT ARMY
USA Today reported that Obama and Mr and Mrs Cretin (Biden) will attend the Army-Navy Game this year.
After all, they are running for re-election.
This will be my 9th consecutive game. I am not happy.
The crowd will be polite.
The media will report the politesse as approval.
Don’t believe it.
GO NAVY BEAT ARMY
CNNSI.com has multiple reports that NAVY will join the Big East for football ONLY. You are correct, in that it hasn’t been formally announced. Army supposedly has decided NOT to join the BigEast, and this is what may be holding up the Navy announcement..
They tried to get Army into a Conference for whatever reason (Money?) a while back and that, in addition to forcing a pro offense on them, destroyed the team. From what I know Army enjoys being Independent at this point.
Sorry that those attending will have to endure the Obummers/Bite-mes. Let’s see how quickly Zero makes the Army/Navy game about himself. After all EVERYTHING is about Zero, isn’t it?
The crowd was very respectful and kind at the 08 game to Bush.
Last time I checked, the team that beat all y’all was the AF Falcons, beating Navy at its own house, and only one academy has already clinched the Commander in Chief trophy for the second year running. Go Air Force!! The rest are punks.
The sticking point is getting Cadets/Squids to the games. Attendence of the game is mandatory (hate to say it but the name of the game at the Academies is image--why else did they move the Corps of Cadets section from their traditional spot accross the field to where the cameras can now pick them up after CBS Sports started broadcasting home games?) and while some students take the "Boomerang" buses that take you to the game that morning and back that night, most Cadets/Squids take a pass for the weekend and drive themselves down to Philly/Baltimore/DC (the places the game usually revolves around) and back, thus relieving the Academies of much of the burden of moving the entire Corps. If you had the game in Texas or California again I couldn't see Cadets transporting themselves.
So I've been underneath the Mighty Ike as well at to the top of its mast.
FredHead, ET1, USN Retired
What I have read is that Navy has contracts with CBS for the Army-Navy Game through 2014, and contracts for specific bowl games (if eligible) through 2013 and contracts to play Notre Dame thru 2026 - some or all of these contracts may keep them from joining the Big East until after the 2013 season.
“The crowd was very respectful and kind at the 08 game to Bush.”
Yes, I was there.
The difference is that the crowed really liked and respected Bush.
Good article about the game:
The only reason our idiot-in-chief is attending is because (for some strange reason) the game will be played in DC, not Philadelphia and Moochella has other things to do. I really detest this man.
“The only reason our idiot-in-chief is attending is because (for some strange reason) the game will be played in DC, not Philadelphia and Moochella has other things to do. I really detest this man.”
There is another reason: the military photo-ops. He is in full campaign mode, and needs to make it look like he cares about the military. He cares about the military only inasmuch as his own self-interest is moved forward.
Whether or not you approved of GW Bush, he had a deep respect and appreciation for the military, and they knew it.
“The rest are punks.”
The response coming from West Point or Annapolis to this unfortunate comment would probably be :
What do West Point Cadets, Annapolis Midshipmen, and Air Force Academy Cadets all have in common?
They all got into the US Air Force Academy.
GO NAVY BEAT ARMY!
You are right on.
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