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Army Navy Game Thread

Posted on 12/11/2009 8:46:03 AM PST by chargers fan

Just thought with the game tomorrow and the Cadets/Midshipmen making their way to Phili today I'd create a thread for old grads from each side to root for their team.


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1 posted on 12/11/2009 8:46:04 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

Beat Navy.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 8:46:49 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: chargers fan

Hey - who you calling OLD?
;-)
BEAT ARMY!!!!


3 posted on 12/11/2009 8:47:58 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: chargers fan
Win or lose this year Rich Ellerson is doing great things for the program.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ArZEvxOpEk

4 posted on 12/11/2009 8:48:18 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

Yes he is, and I’ll root for Army every day except tomorrow.


5 posted on 12/11/2009 8:49:24 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: chargers fan

Everyone feel free to post spirit videos as well.


6 posted on 12/11/2009 8:49:35 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

Can I post a 70,000 byte graphic?
GO NAVY


7 posted on 12/11/2009 8:49:50 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women .God be with them as they heal.)
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To: chargers fan

going to a sons of legion sponsored event for it tomorrow. Go Navy!


8 posted on 12/11/2009 8:50:00 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: chargers fan

Go Army! BEAT NAVY!

My prediction: Navy 24-10 :(


9 posted on 12/11/2009 8:51:20 AM PST by camp_steveo
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To: onedoug

GO ARMY!


10 posted on 12/11/2009 8:54:52 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: tgusa

Sonar Concurs! I’ll back the Black Knights, or the USAF (Falcons?) every week, except when they play the Middies. Just glad I’ll (finally) be retiring before I have to salute these kids.
GO NAVY!! BEAT ARMY!!!


11 posted on 12/11/2009 8:56:36 AM PST by Muddy168 (This Navy guy would love to be at this one...)
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To: stylecouncilor

You betcha. BEAT NAVY!


12 posted on 12/11/2009 8:57:15 AM PST by onedoug
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To: chargers fan
Go Army Sink Navy

Well one could hope

13 posted on 12/11/2009 8:57:43 AM PST by Rogle
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To: chargers fan

Go NAVY!!!


14 posted on 12/11/2009 8:58:31 AM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: stylecouncilor

...But for the Ogden....


15 posted on 12/11/2009 8:58:44 AM PST by onedoug
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To: thefactor
Go Navy, Beat Army!

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

16 posted on 12/11/2009 8:59:13 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: chargers fan

On behalf of two men in my life - 1947 grad and 1977 grad...

GO NAVY!!!!!!!!!!
BEAT ARMY!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 12/11/2009 9:01:45 AM PST by matginzac
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To: chargers fan

Interesting little tid bit here. Most don’t know what the cadets do to each other prior to the game. Be it Army, Navy or Air Force. There’s a contest that goes on every year to get to the other contestant mentally. I attended a Navy/Air Force game years ago at the Air Force Academy. Naturally, I sat on the Navy’s side. In the stands on the other side of the field, the Air Force had their bleachers painted with “Air Force”. Somehow, and they don’t know how, the Navy cadets got onto the field and painted “Navy” over the Air Force painting. Then, the Navy cadets got into the Admin building of the Air Force Academy and stole a trophy, from a glass case, that was right in front of the Commanding Officers office.....they don’t know how they did that either. The trophy was returned to the glass case later but they don’t know how it got put back.

I often wonder what kinds of other things go on at the other Academys. All these cadets are challenged and can accomplish things that we would never think of.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 9:05:28 AM PST by RC2
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To: chargers fan

Army, you ready for a butt kickin’?

GO NAVY!


19 posted on 12/11/2009 9:07:04 AM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: chargers fan
BEAT ARMY
20 posted on 12/11/2009 9:23:32 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: matginzac

*GO NAVY*

21 posted on 12/11/2009 9:24:43 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women .God be with them as they heal.)
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To: chargers fan

Seems to be a lot more Navy guys around here.


22 posted on 12/11/2009 9:26:10 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: RC2

“I often wonder what kinds of other things go on at the other Academys. All these cadets are challenged and can accomplish things that we would never think of.”

Well lets see. The Navy First Captain used her Feminine wiles to lure our West Point First Captain to a meeting, to discuss ‘proper behaviour’ prior to the game. They tied him up, threw him in a van, and drove him to Maryland.

Some West Point Cadets in I-2 stole the goat when I was there...so the next year the chicken shi’ite Navy got the Seals to go steal a mule...they broke a stable hand’s arm.

After that, it got toned down a bit.


23 posted on 12/11/2009 9:26:13 AM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: chargers fan


Go Navy! Beat Army!


24 posted on 12/11/2009 9:32:24 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: thefactor

I know. Somebody get AOG on the phone. Never don’t know how many Freepers are Old Gray Line guys. I always figured it was best to keep the military and political topics on this site seperate to keep at least distance between the military and politics.


25 posted on 12/11/2009 9:35:58 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: chargers fan

don’t = did


26 posted on 12/11/2009 9:36:54 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: Vision
Brothers Fight
27 posted on 12/11/2009 9:38:21 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: chargers fan
... Midshipmen making their way to Phili today ...

In my time it was a bus ride at O-dark thirty on game day.

28 posted on 12/11/2009 9:40:41 AM PST by Gee Wally
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To: chargers fan

I always look forward to the Army-Navy game. It has not for many years been for the National Championship, and they are not the two most talented teams taking the field on any given Saturday. But both teams play as if it were their last day on Earth, and you can be sure that nobody is kissing the players’ a*ses to get them through school.

I’ve always wanted to go to one in person but thought it would be too much of a hassle, since the President is always there and all.


29 posted on 12/11/2009 9:42:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lacrew
Last year the cadets flew over USNA in the Supe's helicopter during a lunch formation and dropped "Beat Navy" leaflets.

The squids made a big deal of how the leaflets didn't hit the lunch formation dead on but I liken that to liberals finding fault with Beck's wardrobe rather than his logic.

Your typical rivalry week tricks involving the plebes sneaking into exchange (select midshipmen/cadets spend a semester at a sister academy) cadets' rooms and steal their clothes (often only leaving a uniform belonging to the smallest female). A good one I saw involved an Air Force cadet spending a semester at West Point having his entire room moved outside and arranged in the same way it was indoors.

30 posted on 12/11/2009 9:42:35 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: Vision

Go Navy!


31 posted on 12/11/2009 9:43:10 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: chargers fan

The Navy will beat Army like a rented mule.


32 posted on 12/11/2009 9:43:14 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: chargers fan

Beat the little girly men from West Point.


33 posted on 12/11/2009 9:44:13 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: chargers fan

Regardless of the rankings, THE college football game of the year.

EVERY year....


34 posted on 12/11/2009 9:44:24 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: thefactor

Although Dad passed away last year, we’ll be keeping the family tradition of much drinking and cheering/yelling during this game...

For Dad (Vietnam Vet, Officer & Proud SeaBee...)

GO NAVY!


35 posted on 12/11/2009 9:44:29 AM PST by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The president’s only goes every four years or so. Bush was there in 04 and 08 and the only other one I remember is Clinton in 96. I would recommend it.


36 posted on 12/11/2009 9:44:31 AM PST by chargers fan
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To: LadyBuck
Sorry for your loss.

I may be about three weeks away from signing a contract for Army OCS. So this is the first year I'm paying close attention to this game.

Gonna make the decision over the holidays.

37 posted on 12/11/2009 9:47:36 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: chargers fan
USNA Class of 76 --- Drum and Bugle Corps

GO NAVY ... BEAT ARMY!

38 posted on 12/11/2009 9:51:58 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: paterfamilias

Hey. Another year has passed.


39 posted on 12/11/2009 9:56:39 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: chargers fan

There’s an F-4 on static display outside the USAFA chapel. 2 mids on an exchange semester painted it in Blue Angels colors.

GO NAVY!!! BEAT ARMY!!!


40 posted on 12/11/2009 9:57:11 AM PST by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: chargers fan

I’m always so challenged each time they play one another.... I served for 5 years in the US Navy Submarine Service... and then 16 years in the US Army Chemical Corps, retiring in 1997 as an E-7.

I console myself with the fact that both are great teams, representing wonderful academies, which are training tomorrow’s leaders, who have chosen to protect our freedom.

Therefore, we ALL win in supporting either, or both, teams!


41 posted on 12/11/2009 10:04:13 AM PST by NCDragon (If you can't stand behind the troops, try standing in front of them!)
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To: Vision

“Hey. Another year has passed.”

You can say that again. The year (2003) that photo was taken was his Plebe year.

He’s now a 1st Lt, flying a CH-46E.

Tempus fugit!


42 posted on 12/11/2009 10:05:14 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

Fantastic. You must be so proud.


43 posted on 12/11/2009 10:17:07 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: chargers fan; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
While my dear old Pappy served in the US Army during World War Two and was a West Point fan, I've been pulling for the Naval Academy since my days at John J. Pershing Junior High School when Joe Bellino lead Navy Blue & Gold to victory over Army Gray in 1959 and 1960, winning the Heisman Trophy his Senior year!

When Army and Navy play each other at any sport... it is the only time the Navy and Marine Corps are on the same side!

44 posted on 12/11/2009 2:19:14 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Appropriate that your tagline is a quote from a NA grad.


45 posted on 12/11/2009 2:32:33 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: Bender2

Thanks for the ping!!!

I’ll be here for the game for sure!!!


46 posted on 12/11/2009 3:04:59 PM PST by cleveland gop (WE ARE SOOOOOOO SCREWED!!!)
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To: Bender2
We're too busy fighting those American-hating terrorists to
concentrate on winning football games the way the Navy, who does not have fight anyone, can.
47 posted on 12/11/2009 3:08:19 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: EyeGuy
Regardless of the rankings, THE college football game of the year.

EVERY year....

Here's a year. These guys - on both sides of the field - were in for eventful careers after graduation.

Army-Navy, 1939

48 posted on 12/11/2009 3:28:00 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: big'ol_freeper; magslinger; Richard Kimball; cleveland gop; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; ...
Re #1: Appropriate that your tagline is a quote from a NA grad.

Yes, magslinger, I praise the Class of 1929... for giving us Bob Heinlein!

Re #2: We're too busy fighting those American-hating terrorists to concentrate on winning football games the way the Navy, who does not have fight anyone, can.

Gadzooks, big! Even the Junior Birdmen from Colorado Springs... are snickering over that lame excuse!

I supposed when my 'Boys smoke your Packers in this year's coming NFC Championship Game... you'll claim they were way too tired from pressing the curd!

BTW I have a family gathering up in Big D tomorrow... so I may not be able to be on the thread if the Middies need me, but I'll be backing them to the hilt win, lose or draw!!!!

And I'll also be visiting with my Dixie Cup hatted cuz that does something oh so hush-hush on those Navy 707s that fly here and there without any noticeable markings. He says he'll tell me exactly what he does if I will open a vein on each arm and leg. He has always been a wisenheimer since his momma dropped him on his soft spot the day after he was born! But he means well--

49 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:47 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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RE: Gadzooks, big! Even the Junior Birdmen from Colorado Springs... are snickering over that lame excuse!

Not so far-fetched my FRiend. The Army does not have the luxury of recruiting anything but warriors.
While the other services have enough "manpower" to siphon off their folks to man desks at the BOQ and VOQ and other base activities, the Army has to hire
contractors to do that because they are stretched too thin. The same holds true for the officer corps. The Army can't afford to lessen the standards a bit to attract athletes in lieu of military aptitude. The Air Force did it for years and the Navy does it now.
I, for one, am glad to be associated with an military service that is more concerned with defending the nation than fielding a football team.

50 posted on 12/11/2009 4:44:55 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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