Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by proudpop2, Nov 4, 2017.
woo hoo! only 9 rows off the field!
Ours arrived today along with my medical kit for the nose bleeds we could get.. LOL, looking forward to our first Army v Navy game. Go Navy! Beat Army!
I too am a Navy Fan, but I think Navy is in a a funk. There defensive secondary is not all that great and Jeff Monken has those Cadets playing good football.
GO NAVY BEAT ARMY
Navy Defense has to step it up... Coaches call to have QB stop at the one to avoid giving SMU the ball with 40 seconds left was a strong message. Army looks good this year -- Prediction is that its going to be a hard fought, close game. (It always is, even when Navy had a 14 game streak going).
That was a horrible call. Your kicker hadn't kicked a field goal since Freshman HS and this is to win the game? Lucky to beat SMU. I'm afraid they will need some luck in Dec against Army. At least Perry should be healthy by then.
I would check out the Naval Academy Alumni Association Tailgate. It is great and worth the cost. Warm inside and food up to game time. Just remember once you enter the Stadium for the March On you will not be able to leave and it can be cold. GO NAVY. Army/Navy has to be on everyone's bucket list. You have one down.
Watch the weather carefully - there is nothing like raw, damp Philly in December cold. It could be sunny and crisp. Or not.
Chemical hand and foot-warmer packets.
Performance layers, including sock liners or trail socks and glove liners.
Balaclava when the wind gets nasty.
Heavy layer over the ears or muffs.
Lip balm in a handy pocket.
And, the Linc is an NFL Stadium, so it’s clear plastic bags, no backpacks or handbags or totes much bigger than a wristlet type. Pockets are good.
Thanks Capt MJ. If it's a raw day it could be DW first and last Army Navy game but we will have the necessary clothing to enjoy.
And if you are staying in Center City, take the train to the game, with stops at the station near the various stadiums and arenas. The City lays on special trains. Easy-peasy from hotels in the city. Any hotel desk staff, concierge or bell staff can explain the system. It’s fun to be packed on the train with mids, cadets, families and fans. Broad St. Line subway. Just follow the crowd.
We take Amtrak from BWI Airport Station, the Northeast Regional, to the 30th St. Station in Center City Philly, walk or Uber to nearby hotel.
Good info here:
You can also take a SEPTA train from PHL airport to Center City, skip renting a car and paying daily hotel parking rates. Plenty of great restaurants to walk to in Center City, as well as Reading Terminal Market.
We usually go up Friday to arrive mid-morning, head to the Market for our first cheesesteak or Italian beef sandwich or hot pretzel (DH is a Philly native who attended St. Peter’s and Germantown Friends Schools there) of the weekend. Hit the pep rally, have a nice dinner, go to the boxing smoker if it’s on, meet up with friends for drinks. Walk everywhere, even in the cold, part of the fun.
Our favorite rendezvous for post-game meet-up with friends (not where mids go, of course) - the bar at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Great upscale bar food. Amazing old building, a former bank, with soaring ceilings.
I am in the mood for Army-Navy!
We only live about 90 minutes from the Linc so we are driving in that day and tailgating with the NJ parent group. DD has a banked weekend so we may stay is it's what she wants.
Ritz Carlton....geeze who can afford to drink there. We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Ritz in London. DD1 had a glass of Champagne and I had a Manhattan for a whopping $70.
Once a year treat...
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