Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Game And The Games

Today is the Army-Navy game.  Or should we say the Navy-Army game.  Make no mistake, FOB Lagman is an army operating base.  The navy is a small school of fish in this pond.  Nevertheless...

The army may be able to dress us in their uniform, put us through their training, and attach us to their units but they can never make us join their team.  I will hand it to the army on one account, nothing like being here to make us enthused about the game like never before.

Hours before the game, there is some competitive jockeying but there are two different schools of thought on how to best represent.  Having become subject matter experts in what is cool and not cool, here is all you need to know about the difference between the services.

Officially sanctioned, not cool way.

Subversive, cool way


Epilogue:  Navy 31, Army 17.  

And the pièce de résistance:  FOB PA playing Anchors Aweigh.  Don't know who could be responsible, but we are shocked, simply shocked.

1 comment:

  1. I love college rivalries. The best prank I ever heard of was a few years ago when some Amherst kids snuck over to Williams and burned a big "A" into the grass of our game field with bleach. Williams retaliated by burning a "B+" into theirs. LOL!