I am taking DD to the game in Jacksonville this Saturday. Never been to a Navy Football game before. Any traditions I should look for - besides, of course, enjoying watching the game. (I am an old Navy Chief so I will of course wear Blue/Gold).
I go to a lot of Jaguar games, my biggest tip is definitely to bring a hat and have some sunscreen handy.Yes, and Sailors don't get old they get dinghy! Thanks. I am looking forward to the game.
NavyJax: There is a lot of respect at ND for USNA. There is a great story about how ND is indebted to the Navy for helping it stay open during WWII. I am on the run at the moment, but if you search my recent posts I provide a link to the history. One nice tradition is that after the game both teams will pay respect to the other's Alma Mater.
When they played in Dublin a few years ago, we were welcomed everywhere by the locals. Most of the locals decided they weren't huge fans of Notre Dame fans. It gave us a good laugh.
Watched Navy-ND in the Meadow Lands when DD was a plebe. We were seated in with a large group of ND fans dressed in our USNA regalia. When a few began to get on us a bit they were rapidly put in their place by many of the other ND fans in the vicinity. Had a great time. N 35 - ND 17
I was at that game in Ireland also....ND still throwing with the score well in hand, scoring an unnecessary late touchdown...but then again at that time, running up the score was required for BCS points...
Maybe just once, we (Navy) can actually get a real home game in Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and have a large crowd on our side instead of one loaded with "Subway Alumni" who can't even find South Bend IN on a map....