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  1. USNA69

    USNA69 Banned

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    A friend of mine who heard this on NPR this morning called me and asked the age restrictions for entering the Academy. I assured him, I think, that there are no waivers for 55 year olds.

    John Feinstein is the author of "A Civil War: A Year Inside Army vs. Navy,
    College Football's Purest Rivalry." He has been a commentator for the Navy
    football radio network for 11 years.
     
  2. WAMom68

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    That was one exciting game! I like to see Navy win except when they play Army. :wink:
     
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    Wow, Go Navy! Congrats to all their fans! :shake:
     
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    Wonderful victory but not quite the same as the US hockey team's victory over the Soviets in 1980. That would be more like Navy beating the New England Patriots.

    Everybody said that if any year offered the chance to beat Notre Dame, this was the year.

    Even so, it is a big upset. I'm glad they pulled it off.
    :thumb:
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    ^^^^

    Clearly ND's team this year isn't very good when compared to ND teams of the past. But, in fairness, Navy's team isn't as strong as many of the Navy teams that have lost to ND in the past 43 years. Staubach played in 1964; Navy lost. Navy beat #2 ranked South Carolina when I was there -- yet still lost to ND. I think it's unfair to attribute all of -- or even the majority of -- the victory to ND's down year.

    I would say it was a combination of (for Navy) a great game plan, strong coaching, and very few errors (physical or mental) combined with a weak ND team (as ND teams go), and a little luck. We'll take it!
     
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    I was one of the lucky 500 midshipmen that had the chance to go to ND for that historic game. Myself and six other companymates rented and RV and roadtripped it out there (which was an adventure in itself). The game was awesome. ND has the most gracious fans, before and after the game.

    We managed to get into the stadium first and got the best midshipmen seats in the house - front row on the goal line! The game was amazing!

    Here are a few pics I took:
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    Go Navy! Beat Everybody!
     
  7. peskemom

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    Kamikazi...YOU ARE AWESOME!

    That final score shot is .....to quote the commercial....

    P R I C E L E S S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Navy!
    Beat North Texas
    N.Illinois
    Army!!!!
     

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