Saturday, December 10, 2011

Army-Navy Game

When the president and his entourage went to the center of the field for the coin toss, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Dempsey and Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno got noticeably more applause than did the president or vice president. What they got was polite applause.

Updates later.

Later: turnovers are killing Army.

Later: now trailing 14-7 late in the 1st half. As is to be expected from these two teams, remarkably few penalties.

Later: tied at 14 at the half. My two favorite words this time of year are "Touchdown, Army!" Have been for 28 years....

Later: Not another Army fumble! And on a kickoff return, too. :(

Later: Army, down by 6, essentially loses the game on a bad offsides call with under 3 minutes left.

End: bad call, not a bad game. Army hurt itself in this one--but still played respectably.


Steve USMA '85 said...

It was a great game to be at though. I had a great time seeing classmates and killing a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black.

If you ever make it out for an Army game, either at West Point or Army Navy, let me know. You can come to my tailgate. Drinks and 'snackies' as you say, are on me.

Darren said...

I'm considering going to my reunion next year, which is at one of the September games.

Steve USMA '85 said...

I'll be there and will be insulted if you don't at least show up for at least a dram before you toddle off to your classmates.

Steve USMA '85 said...

Oh, and before you buy tickets, let me know. I have extra for many of the games.

Darren said...

Not to worry, I'm not one known for turning down tailgate treats!