In the City of Brotherly Love ...
December 14, 2013 10:04 AM Subscribe
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At 3 pm EST, the BLACK KNIGHTS
of WEST POINT
will meet the MIDSHIPMEN
of the NAVAL ACADEMY
. It is the 114th time
since the two teams first met, in 1890
. Navy leads the series, 57-49
, and after an 11 year winning streak
, spirits are running high...
CBS is broadcasting the game, and webcasting it
. They have a game preview
Army-Navy Game on wikipedia
America's Game: A Brief History Of The Army-Navy Game And Why You Should Watch It
While the programs are no longer the NCAA champions of years past
, the rivalry
is still at "You can go 1-11 as long as you beat THEM!" levels.
The coin used for the coin toss will be the one JFK was supposed to use in 1963
. Remembering The Army-Navy Game Of 1963
. Roger Staubach reflects on his eventful season with Navy football in 1963
Showtime Sports documentary on the game: A Game Of Honor
Making Of "A Game Of Honor"
The Army-Navy game has seen some important developments in the history of football, including the invention of the football helmet
and instant replay
and the modern pass-interference rule
The night before, teams of cadets
depart from their respective service academies to relay the game ball to Philadelphia, on foot. The Corps of Cadets
and Brigade of Midshipmen
will march in formation
onto the field before entering the stands, like before every football game.
Both teams sing each school's alma mater (Navy
) after the game together, but the winning team sings last
Reddit's r/CFB (collegefootball) ran "132 teams in 132 days" with both:
Army Black Knights