Browsing: Army-Navy game

Granted, it’s not the best action shot, but we’ve given you plenty of those (and more to come). Still, it’s a piece of history — a sideline view of the 1911 Army-Navy game at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field. Army and Navy both entered the season finale undefeated. The Mids had five wins against three ties and had allowed 11 points all year, with 0-0 draws against Princeton, Western Reserve and Penn State. The Cadets entered the game at 6-0-1 and pitched five shutouts. Navy had won the season-ending clash the year before in a typical-for-the-time defensive struggle, as Jack Dalton kicked…

Before the big reveal, two quick notes: 1. Betting on sports is illegal in most states. In the one state where single-game sports wagering is legal, many of the places that accept such wagers are very large and very shiny — that is not because they make a habit of losing. In fact, removing money from these locations often requires multiple movie stars. So when somebody says a point spread is “for entertainment purposes only,” it’s best to play along. 2. Legalities aside, compulsive gambling is a serious problem that can ruin your bank balance, affect your security clearance and…

Not the hardest of hardcore sports fans? Saw the Orange Bowl score cross the bottom of the screen this morning and wondered out loud, “Say, Clemson’s 3-point shooters must be terrible”? Don’t want to be caught off-guard in the new year? Here are five important military sports dates to circle on your brand-new desk calendar. 1. Jan. 14, rivalry renewal: The first Army-Navy game of the new year takes place on the hardwood,  with the women’s hoops teams squaring off at noon in Annapolis, followed by the men’s teams at 2:30 p.m. (both games on CBS Sports Network). Patriot League…

The bad news: The video above is the last in a series of CBS Sports-produced “webisodes” on the Army-Navy football rivalry. Highlights include fired-up Navy senior fullback Alexander Teich giving a top-of-his-lungs pregame talk and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert using some of that salty language the fleet’s made famous (Actual quote: “We want to kick Army’s butt in this game.”) The good news: If you’re tired of three-minute masterpieces, the feature-length “A Game of Honor” is right around the corner. Showtime will air the documentary (CBS has been calling it a “docu-drama”) Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern (9…

If you’re tuning in late, a quick recap: Yes, President Obama is in attendance at FedEx Field. And no, he didn’t sign an executive order banning the forward pass. Army tried one in the first quarter, with Trent Steelman throwing wildly to the opposite side of the field after faking a more-traditional option. Navy’s first real attempt went better, mostly because QB Kriss Proctor never bothered throwing the ball. Proctor dropped back early in the second quarter, took his time surveying his options, then did what he’s more accustomed to doing — tucking the ball and running. Behind the right…

Navy’s current nine-game win streak over Army is the longest for either school in the rivalry’s 111-game history. But the Midshipmen went winless in 10 games from 1922 to 1933, a span that featured two ties and two years (1928 and 1929) when no game was played. How do you end such a drought? With a field goal by a decorated World War II submarine commander, of course. On Dec. 1, 1934, on a wet Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Navy senior Slade Cutter lined up for a 20-yard first-quarter field goal that even the Navy coaches thought was going to…

It’s time for our third installment of Navy Spirit Spot videos. Let’s do this. Video 1: Party Rock Backshaft productions returns again with a quality video, even though I can’t stand that song anymore. Grade: A- Video 2: You’re gonna lose! Classic clip from a great movie. Grade: A Video 3: Flying goats Cool animation, clear message. Too bad goats can’t fly. Grade: B – Video 4: Karate Kid Great movie, but I remember Mr. Miyagi being older. Grade: B

Sure, the game’s more than a week away, but the trash talking has started on both sides and will be in full effect well before kickoff. It’s not always a good idea to let facts get in the way of a good rivalry game, but for those curious, here’s four quick hits: 1. QB question: Army’s official depth chart lends no hits on the health of junior quarterback Trent Steelman, who injured his knee in a 42-14 loss at Temple on Nov. 19. Steelman shares top billing with freshman Angel Santiago, who’s played in four games this season and completed…

‘Tis the season for the Army-Navy game. So to help you get in the spirit we’ve gathered a few “Go Army, Beat Navy” spirit spots. We’ll debut the blog post with one of those comedic Action Figure Therapy spots. “Jungle” spouts off his top five reasons why Army will beat Navy in the upcoming bout. My personal favorite is number four, check them out.  Grade: B Apparently therapy is a popular spirit spot subject this year for Army fans. Air Defense Artillery out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma is channeling the recent Geico commercial featuring R. Lee Ermey. Warning, a harsh tone is…

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