Army versus Navy: Football every American can appreciate

The best sports rivals in our nation meet on the football field this Saturday, when Army meets Navy.  The West Pointers will try to make it three straight wins after being pounded by the Midshipmen from 2002 to 2015, losing every one of their clashes.  Remove Navy's streak, the longest between the two in their history, and Army leads the series by only three games, which started at the end of the 19th century.  Neither team will be playing for the national title, nor will either even finish in the top ten.  That hasn't happened since Heisman Trophy-winner Roger Staubach quarterbacked Wayne Hardin's Midshipmen to a 9-2 mark, a New Year's Day Cotton Bowl game against eventual champion Texas Longhorns and a number-two ranking in the polls. The glory days of the academies being in the hunt for the national title ended long ago, most likely never to return.  The growth of the NFL has made it almost impossible for the...(Read Full Post)

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