Army/Navy Game

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  1. Bailey

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    does anyone know who is considered "home" and who is considered "visitor" for this years Army/Navy Game ??? i don't want to be sitting on the "wrong" side or i'll never hear the end of it......
     
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    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    CPT MJ - I felt the same way - did wiki searches and regular Google searches and checked each of their websites (both list the game as away, which of course it technically is). Seemed logical to me the honor of being the home team would alternate from year to year (along with wearing the appropriate color uniform, etc.).

    Edited to add that I found a thread from last year on this topic - not sure how accurate it is - maybe some of the folks from that thread (like JAM) can chime in with this year's info! Here's the link:

    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=9470&highlight=Army+Navy
     
  4. buff81

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    I looked at our pictures from last year's game hoping the scoreboard would answer this question.
    Nope.
    The scoreboard did not have 'Home' and 'Visitor' - just 'Army' and 'Navy' (with a score I would rather not repeat :frown:)

    The following is my very unscientific guess-

    Hypothesis #!:
    2008 game - Army inaugurated the camo uniforms which leads me to think that they were the home team.

    Therefore (based on that assumption):
    2009 - Navy would have been the home team and therefore for
    2010 - Army would be the home team.

    Hypothesis #2:
    If you want to go by traditional rule that the Visitor wears the white jerseys and the Home team wears the dark jerseys, then that supports the theory that Navy was Home last year since they wore the dark jerseys and Army wore the white.

    Conclusion:
    I say, Army is Home this year!
    But that is just a guess. :cool:
     
  5. Mongo

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    Army is home team this year. Football box scores always list the home team at the bottom.
     
  6. navy2016

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    whichever side navy gets is the winning side

    :shake:
     
  7. Bailey

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    thanks to all.....

    GO Navy - BEAT Army
     
  8. usna2012mom

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    As the visiting team, Navy will be marching in first. And as the winning team, will sing Blue and Gold last.

    Go Navy Beat Army!!
     
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  9. Memphis9489

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    I didn't realize that home/visitor status was predetermined. In any case, what difference does it make? Don't they flip a coin at the beginning for possession?

    Football isn't like baseball. There really is no meaning in being the "home team" unless you're actually playing at home ... which they never are. Historically, the game is always played on neutral territory. It's not an accident that the game is played in Philadelphia most of the time - a geographical halfway point between the two academies.

    In baseball, you can score a "walk off" run only if you're the home team. For the visitors to win, they must always manage to register a third out. It matters who is visitor and who is home.

    In football - other than some kind of intangible, psychological advantage obtained from the support of the crowd - home/visitor status has no significance.

    Statistically, I think the visitor gets penalized more frequently because the noise of the crowd tends to produce more "offside" penalties. Oftentimes, the visiting quarterback has to resort to visually call for the ball to be hiked (because of crowd noise) - which helps the defense immensely.
     
  10. Mongo

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    They are concerned with which sides of the field on which the Brigade and Corps is sitting.
     
  11. parentalunit2

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    Home and Away status for Army-Navy matters a great deal if you work in the athletic office of either academy. Though much of what happens for the game is very much a joint effort, there are specific duties the ‘home’ team’s support staff must perform. Ultimate responsibility for publishing the game program, having the tickets printed up, and preparing media credentials are some of the tasks that come to mind. You may notice that the home team’s big sponsor always gets the advertising on the back of the tickets, for example. Being the ‘home’ team is a lot more work for the athletic staff, and I know they’re both glad to be off-duty on their ‘away’ years. Home and Away is a bit more than just what color uniforms the teams wear that year, but only really for a handful of people at each academy.

    As far as sitting on the correct side of the stadium, if you purchase your tickets through your favorite team’s ticket office, I’m pretty sure you will be sitting with your fellow fans. If your tickets come from an auction or reseller website, you may end up in enemy territory, which can be fun in its own way! Also, the home team gets the seats on the better side of the stadium, meaning the seats that will be in the sunshine for longer that day. (Any Army fans remember 2000 in Baltimore? Gee, I think I’m just beginning to get some feeling back in my fingers and toes now.....)
     
  12. Memphis9489

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    When you purchase the ticket, can't you just tell them that you are a Navy fan? I don't think it requires the purchaser of the ticket to be familiar with the seating arrangements as far as which side is Army and which side is Navy.

    The issue is not whether your team is "home" or "visitor" - it's whether you're a Navy or Army fan.

    The Navy fans are on one side and the Army fans are on the other side. Simple. I don't recall this ever being a problem.
     
  13. fishbowl

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    Navy side is south side of Lincoln financial, Army north this year. You can Google Army Navy game and then click on "Stadium Information" on the left side of the web page. Scroll down until you see the layout of the stadium, then click on the figure to enlarge it. It shows which sections are Navy seats and vice versa.
     
  14. Mongo

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    As parentalunit stated in the post immediately above yours, it does if you are buying them through a resaler. Stubhub is already listing them. I think, not sure, that a certain amount of tickets are retained and don't go through either academy.
     
  15. rkrosnar

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    Army Navy Game

    The game a little more than 3 months away. Went last year for the first time. It is the greatest experience in all of sports. To be among the best and the brightest of this country. It is just indescribable.

    RGK
     
  16. 2012mom?

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    As mentioned above, Army is the "home" team for 2010. However, don't worry too much about being on the "wrong" side. Almost every Mid and Cadet has (or will have) friends at the opposite academy due to the semester exchange programs. A fair number of families even have real "sibling rivalries!" Army-Navy is (IMO) the greatest rivalry in sports because of the combination of passion mixed with mutual respect that fills the stadium.
     
  17. kiann1212

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    I think last year's Army/Navy t-shirt sold at the Midstore says it all:

    "Always Brothers, Just Not Today"

    These kids may go to different academies and play for different teams, but they are all in this together.

    Go Navy! Beat Army!

    Proud Mom of a 2013 Mid
     
  18. greeneagle5

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    " The Navy side is considered the winning side and it has been so for
    the last 8 years." :thumb: :shake:
     
  19. Mongo

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    Or at least until about halftime when you look over on the Army side and they are basking in tropical sunshine while Navy is suffering unseasonably cold arctic air.
     

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