Browsing: Marine Corps

Another NFL season, another embarrassing episode of violent fan behavior at a game. Somehow a Dallas Cowboys fan managed to get a taser into Metlife Stadium on Sunday — despite the supposedly increased security on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The fan then got into a fight (shocker, the guy with the taser got into a fight? What were the odds?) and proceeded to use his weapon on some New York Jets fans, according to the police. One of the fans shocked by the taser was an unidentified Marine, according to various media reports. The Marine was allegedly annoyed by Taser Guy’s…

I’ve come across a handful of thoughtful, powerful stories related to the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack that have ties to the military sports world. From a teenager describing how his life was turned upside down after his father, a former West Point football player, was wounded in Iraq, to the memories of the emotional 2001 Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, these four reflections are worth your time: Today’s youths in military families shoulder the horrors of 9/11 (Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post) “There aren’t too many 17-year-olds who can claim to have a “mom sense.” But Jaelen, a…

If you’re a Navy football fan or just mildly interested in service academy football, you owe it to yourself to subscribe to NAVYFB123’s YouTube channel. Well-edited and timely, the channel is an especially great resource for sailors and alums who now reside far, far away from Annapolis.

As the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaches, Ralph Russo of the Associated Press tracked down some of the players from the 2001 Army and Navy football teams. I’m always wary of stories that tie together sports and 9/11, but this is an obvious exception and a truly engrossing read. Like their classmates at West Point and Annapolis, the former players interviewed came to the service academies in a time of peace and left with the nation at war. Army’s Nolan Gordon, Navy’s Bryce McDonald and other players share stories about the affect the 9/11 attacks had on cadets and…

Cpl. Jonathon Bailey recently bench-pressed 402.2 pounds to set the Arizona record for his age and weight class. Now the the 21-year-old Afghanistan war vet has his eye on breaking the world record of 507 pounds this November at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters’ World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championship. Bailey, 21, is pretty confident he’ll get there. “I’m at about 455, so I’m about 60 pounds away,” he said. “I’ll have it by November.” Sixty pounds in four months? Bailey should write a book on lifting if he pulls that off. Read more about his quest…

Some members of the notoriously polite and refined Philadelphia Phillies fanbase are outraged — OUTRAGED! — that a Marine O-5 would dare joke about using a tank to stop pitching ace Roy Halladay. Saying something like this is terribly insensitive because, as we all know, tank attacks on major league pitchers are an epidemic that should never be joked about. The nerve of this guy! Anyway, here’s how this mess got started: Lt. Col. Shane Tomko, the Marine in charge of Marine Week St. Louis, was a guest in the booth last night as the Phillies played the hometown Cardinals.…

This Memorial Day weekend the Marine Corps and the entire military can take pride in the power, precision and class that former Marine and Silver Star recipient Brian Stann brought to his UFC 130 fight with fellow middleweight Jorge Santiago. Stann put on a clinic against Santiago on Saturday night, dispatching the Brazilian at 4:29 of the second round after a devastating right hook put Santiago on the mat. Stann immediately jumped on top of the dazed Santiago, and got in six more shots to finish the fight before referee Herb Dean jumped into to stop the bout. The first round also…

Zerbin Singleton is a former slotback for Navy. He graduated from the academy 2008, and is now a Marine first lieutenant. Soon, he will receive his pilot’s wings, and he ultimately is aiming to fulfill his lifelong goal of becoming an astronaut. That’s enough to make him a special story. But Singleton’s journey before entering the military is difficult as any you’ll ever hear, making what he’s achieved in his life all the more impressive. Singleton grew up without his father. His mom had drug problems, and after one of her arrests, Singleton was moved from his home in Alaska to…

This video is straight from Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, and just listening to Brian Stann talk about his training habits makes my out-of-shape butt tired. Stann, the former Marine who earned the Silver Star for his actions a a platoon leader in Iraq, is currently getting ready for his next bout at UFC 130 in May. In this interview he talks about his strength and conditioning regime, and he balances that out with sparring and technical work prior to his fights. Stann also gives a shoutout to Sgt. George Lockhart, who helps Stann (and other fighters at Jackson’s gym)…

1 2 3 4 5 6 10
css.php