Bears Bring Back the Cup!!

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  1. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    http://uscgasports.com/sports/fball/2014-15/releases/20140913ruciyh

    I had the chance to get back to CGA today to see the Bears take on KP and, for the first time since my 4/c year (2010), CGA went undefeated to win the soccer, volleyball, and football games. I have to say I still had a sick feeling going over the bridge and through the gate today but the game was an absolute blast. We picked it up in the second half and blew past USMMA despite the downpour that started in the fourth quarter.

    Go Bears! :thumb:
     
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  2. matty

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    Wow this is great!
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    42-31 win, CGA over KP! GO BEARS!
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Yeah, rough day for my Alma mater yesterday.

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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    If only Luigi was here to drive it home.... :thumb:
     
  6. 2KPsons

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    Football

    I was at the game Saturday along with my son, a 4 year player when he was at KP.

    Even when KP was in the lead, I felt like CGA was the stronger team.

    Congrats to the Bears.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    It's a fun game. I went to the game at CGA as a 4/c cadet when it was still the "Secretary's Cup" and to the game at KP when it became the "Secretaries' Cup." And I enjoyed the game as an officer when the Coast Guard Academy last won (was that 2009 or 2010.... I have the shirt from USAA).

    I think because it's D3 football, it stays a little more "honest." There's little real fanfare around it, so it remains a game for the immediate fans, cadets/midshipmen and graduates.

    I read in "The Day" article that there was a bit of a scuffle off the field between CGA 4/c and KP plebes? The article said CGA won that too. :wink:
     
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    Are you kidding me? The hater of the Naval Academy!:thumbdown:
     
  9. matty

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    It's probably none of my business,

    But for the uninitiated can someone give a brief rundown on this Luigi guy?
     
  10. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    Good guy who is an Academy Admissions Partner and was apparently very opinionated on these forums a while back and has since been banned. I can tell you I've talked to him outside of this forum and has always been extremely helpful.


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    My 4/c cadet said she heard some MMA cadets stole a CGA flag and destroyed it, and that's what lead to the clash.

    Nicole
     
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    I don't think that's correct. Usually they try to steal the bear head off of Objee, which is what it looked like was going on from my perspective.

    However, the Cadets were ripping Mariners off of the pile, and also Company Officers got in there to break it up. Pretty disrespectful by MMA to run right into a few Admirals...
    If only ADM Z was standing there, I'm sure his security would have had something to say about a mass of people charging the Commandant.

    At the conclusion, a Mariner got led back to his sidelines by Coast Guard PD, and then a CG CDR dressed down whichever O-4 is in charge of the MMA midshipmen. Made him brace up too, in front of all the entire MMA crowd...

    Good way to end the day from a CGA cadet perspective.
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    If that part is true then that is entirely disrespectful and inappropriate by that CDR.

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    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Are you sure? I saw one of the Company Officers lay into a few of the MMA plebes and they braced up but I didn't see the O5/O4 interaction. I also saw one of the CG officers laying into one of the MMA 1/c, probably the regimental training officer. Agree with kp2001, not a great way to handle that one from my perspective if it did happen.

    In my opinion, their decision to charge our stands was disrespectful in its timing considering it was during the halftime ceremony with both Admirals on the field and in the process of honoring a Coast Guard LT and his extended family. Do they forget to teach common sense at MMA? :rolleyes:
     
  15. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    And O-4 in what.... the U.S. Merchant Marine? A reserve Navy Lt. Cmdr.?


    All's well that ends well. And that game certainly ended well.

    For future cadets or midshipmen: When someone comes for Objee's (or whoever your school's mascot is) head, you can get some licks in and I don't think there's a Coast Guard (or whatever service your school is a part of) officer who will call you out on it. If they do (Coast Guard only), give me their name and I'll call them out in the Bulletin! :wink:

    There things happen. My 4/c year there was a bit of a go at Norwich University when their students tried to take Objee. There was a bit of a fight, 1/c cadets met and smoothed it out.

    The key..... win those little "get togethers". Your Alumni will thank you!!! :thumb:
     
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    Flag

    What happened with the flag (I saw it as it happened): some Mids "borrowed" a CGA flag and as they were running with it out of the stadium, a Cadet tried to stop them. The flag was torn as each tried to keep hold of it. The Mids did not destroy the flag intentionally.

    That being said, the Cadets were much better behaved than the Mids and I am sure that the Regiment heard about it when they got back to KP.

    The annual shenanigans are okay, but it is troubling when they sometimes cross the line. My son was saying it was the first time he actually got to see all the silliness as he was always involved in the games.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Yes, taking a flag is a sign of disrespect. I'm not saying it doesn't happen. It's also a good reason to PROTECT your flag.

    I remember at the Norwich game I attended my 4/c year a group of their students had come down the week before and taken some things. At half time there was a "prisoner swap". Norwich had taken a number of OCS stuff.... which of course as cadets, we said "heck, why stop there.... just take all of OCS too!" The Norwich students, in an effort to take the admiral's flag, cut the halyard and the repair was costly (a $1000+ to retrieve the line and fix it).

    One year in advance of an Air Force Academy v. West Point or Navy game our AFA exchange cadets wrote "AF" in each cadet wardroom plate with mustard the night before. The "AF" had sat so long over night that it stained the plates. Those cadets were almost sent back to AFA for it.... we laughed, but I'm sure it wasn't cheap to fix.

    In the Army v. Navy game, the West Point cadets are always put-together and behaved. They can march and they look good. The midshipman always seem a little sloppy and crazy to me. I think, to me at least, in CGA v. KP, CGA is the little West Point and KP is the little Annapolis.

    That said, it's a fun rivalry to watch, even if it's under the radar for much of the college football loving world.
     
  18. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    Last year when the game was at KP, a CGA 4/C got into whatever building held it and took the MMA reg flag. There was no ripping, possibly out of midshipmen shock. That may have led to Saturday's attempt. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.:wink:
     
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    That's an under-statement if I ever heard one.
     
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    Agreed, Nobody lost an eye then it's all fun!:smile:
     

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