December 11, 2010

315,000-Yard Run Precedes Army-Navy Game: For today's Army-Navy game, 20 cadets from the U.S. Military Academy ran a football 179 miles from West Point in New York to Lincoln Field in Philadelphia -- a 23-year tradition. "They say no one's ever dropped it," said runner Alex Jefferies. "But my hands were numb and I couldn't even feel the ball." Navy leads the series 54-49-7 and has won the last eight meetings.

posted by rcade to football at 11:33 AM - 1 comment

Awesome tradition and for my money the greatest rivalry in sports. The game in either 1975 or 1976 was my introduction to football, thanks to my dad, Lieutenant Commander Forrest Smith (RIP). GO NAVY! If Dad was here I do believe we'd be watching the game together.

posted by vito90 at 03:29 PM on December 11, 2010

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