I heart the Army/Navy Game

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  1. tube1

    tube1 Well-Known Member

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    This game always impresses me. Guys going to the service academies not only going for a great education, but going for their country as well. Instant officers. Honor. Integrity. Different uniforms - same cause. Even if both teams suck, the atmosphere surrounding this game is always top notch.

    Anchors aweigh. Keep the casons rolling along. However the songs go, blessings upon these young men.
     
  2. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the Army-Navy game is about as good as it gets as far as college football goes.
     
  3. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    Go Army!
     
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    Fixed it.
     
  5. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    #5 chadm, Dec 1, 2007
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    I would say you didn't fix it, you showed your true colors.
     
  6. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

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    You couldn't have fixed it, it wasn't broke to begin with.

    Roger Staubach had it right when he said "The Army-Navy is as pure as college football gets".

    These guys are just playing for their academy, they don't have any pro contracts coming there way, they're just playing for the glory of having played the game.

    The pageantry of the game is unbelievable, at the end of the game they play the losing teams fight song, and both teams stand and honor the others alma mater.

    Both teams could be winless and I would still watch.
     
  7. tube1

    tube1 Well-Known Member

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    Idiot. A lot of people probably can say the same whenever our Cyclones take the field.

    Army/Navy is as America as they come. You probably don't even remove your hat for the National Anthem. The 'patriot' that makes me throw up in my mouth.
     
  8. Erik4Cy

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    I am not unamerican to say the game sucks. Anyone who says i am is an idiot and the same person who thinks i am a terrorist for not buying a flag to put on my suv after 9/11. Patriotism means a lot of diff. things to diff. people, finding a Navy-Army game boring or uninteresting doesn't make you anti-american.

    I love EVERYTHING our servicemen and women due for us and our country, but the game almost always sucks. I am still however, proud to be an American and support the troops 1000%, Let's bring 'em back!

    Long live the United States of America!
     
  9. chadm

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    My personal opininon is if you are a sports fan and an American this game should mean something to you.

    If you watch the oxygen or lifetime channel and or dislike the Military then I can understand if this game doesn't mean anything to you.

    Supporting the military is American, disagreeing with the situations they are put in is also American. Not supporting the armed forces is unamerican. IMO
     
  10. herbiedoobie

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    #10 herbiedoobie, Dec 2, 2007
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    Well, I guess you said it all, right there.

    And precisely what have you done to "support the troops?"
     
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    #11 herbiedoobie, Dec 2, 2007
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    The Army-Navy game is the last bastion of amateur athletics in America today. At least in Div. I NCAA Football.

    And regardless of relevancy or outcome, it can be appreciated as such. Of course the terminally shallow and overly young who were raised by an XBOX and do not understand the nuances of life cannot be expected to understand subtle things like real, old-fashioned amateur football. Played by young men who've pledged to give their lives for you, should that be necessary.

    A few years ago, Roger Staubach was doing color for the Army-Navy game, and read a couple of bios, to make a point. His point was, there is a distinct difference between a traditional NCAA player and a player at the service academies. He started by reading one bio, of an NCAA player (whose name I forget). His stats in college, his team's records, all his accolades and describes his fairly successful professional football career and post-football career.

    Then, he begins reading the bio of a player who had a "decent" career at Navy. Never heard of the dude, but after he reads the guy's college stats, he states that he was commissioned a 2LT of Marines. In the next phrase, he starts by reading "And on 28 July 1968, in Long Binh Province" and I'm already tearing up and losing it, and then Staubach proceeds to read a Posthumous Medal of Honor Citation for this obscure NCAA College Athlete, Son of Some Mother, Somewhere, US Marine and Hero.

    Dudes; if you don't care for the Army-Navy game, try shutting your cakeholes and quit being disrespectful. Someone who "supported the military" and "loved their country" would've refrained from firing off those idiotic posts just to show how "edgy" you are. Better men than you play on both sides of the ball in this game, and if you can't respect that, no-one really wants to hear it. No-one who matters, that is.
     

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