Skip to comments.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.
Hey - who you calling OLD?
Yes he is, and I’ll root for Army every day except tomorrow.
Everyone feel free to post spirit videos as well.
Can I post a 70,000 byte graphic?
going to a sons of legion sponsored event for it tomorrow. Go Navy!
Go Army! BEAT NAVY!
My prediction: Navy 24-10 :(
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!!!
You betcha. BEAT NAVY!
Well one could hope
...But for the Ogden....
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)
On behalf of two men in my life - 1947 grad and 1977 grad...
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.
Army, you ready for a butt kickin’?
Seems to be a lot more Navy guys around here.
“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.
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.
don’t = did
In my time it was a bus ride at O-dark thirty on game day.
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.
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.
The Navy will beat Army like a rented mule.
Beat the little girly men from West Point.
Regardless of the rankings, THE college football game of the year.
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...)
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.
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.
GO NAVY ... BEAT ARMY!
Hey. Another year has passed.
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!!!
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!
“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.
Fantastic. You must be so proud.
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!
Appropriate that your tagline is a quote from a NA grad.
Thanks for the ping!!!
I’ll be here for the game for sure!!!
Here's a year. These guys - on both sides of the field - were in for eventful careers after graduation.
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--
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.