Saturday, December 14, 2019

Today's Army-Navy Game

Kickoff is in a little under 3 hours.  The current line is Navy by 11.5, which is to be expected when Army is 5-7 and Navy is 9-2.  While Army has underperformed expectations this year, all would be forgiven with a win today.

The Army-Navy Game is called America's Game for a reason:
Here’s to the healthiest rivalry in American sports.

There’s a reason it’s called “America’s Game.” When the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen meet at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia this weekend, it will be occupied by players on both sidelines who have pledged themselves to a lifetime of service to our nation. And the stands will be full of men and women who have made a similar pledge – from current cadets and midshipmen, to active duty soldiers, sailors, and Marines, to those whose days on active duty have passed, but whose passion to serve remains.

For one of the oldest rivalries in college sports, Army-Navy sets a tone of sportsmanship that’s too often missing today. Unlike other major college rivalries, most of the starting players aren’t playing to catch the attention of agents or professional scouts – they’ve already been recruited, and their contracts have already been signed...

Win or lose, both teams will raise their voices and sing the alma maters for both schools. And, the most important song of the day will remain the Star-Spangled Banner. What could be more absolutely American than watching Army-Navy to finish college football’s regular season? God Bless America!
Yes, America wins either way. But as an Army-American I want call out the two most beautiful words in the English language, and call them out many many times, TOUCHDOWN, ARMY!  And I want to BEAT NAVY!

Update:  I enjoyed the 1st quarter.  After that, not so much.  I didn't expect the game to be so lopsided.

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