A warm thought

If, like me, attending the Army-Navy game is on your bucket list, but the idea of freezing your ass off in Philly isn’t the most attractive thought, you might like to know Orlando is trying to do something about that.



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13 responses to “A warm thought

  1. MGW

    Nothing needs to be in Orlando.

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  2. W Cobb Dawg

    I’m not a Sentinel subscriber, so I couldn’t read the article. But I’m assuming the WWL would love to get the Army-Navy game in Orlando during one of the slowest times of the year at WDW. Is CBS getting out of cfb entirely?


  3. Mick Jagger

    Another tradition I loved shot to hell


  4. mp

    One of my good friends is a former army football player. I attended the 2003 Army Navy game in Philly with him. Honestly it is one of the sports highlights of my life. The tailgate scene was awesome and because he had been a player we were basically treated like royalty at all the Army spots. This was great despite the fact that 1) I had a hole in the sole of my boot that I didn’t realize I had until I walked through the first slushy puddle (it had snowed about a foot the day before) and basically was freezing for the rest of the game with a frozen foot and 2) the night ended by having to watch UGA get destroyed by LSU at a Philly sports bar (which was thankfully otherwise empty)


  5. Bulldog Joe

    Can’t wait for the Disney halftime show. 😦


  6. Bob

    I have been priviledged to attend 5 of the games. My executive officer when I was a battalion commander was on the staff at West Point. I was stationed at Carlisle Barracks, PA and at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and made it each year. Three were in Philly, one at the Meadowlands and one in Baltimore.

    Philly does Army Navy right and I would prefer it staying there. It is a spectacular event. The teams fight to the bitter end, but it is no simple cliche` that they are brothers and have enormous respect for each other. The playing at the Alma Maters at the end is more than special. You can hear a pin drop as the Mids and Cadets sing.

    Closest UGA experience for me was our visit to South Bend a couple of years ago. In fact, I have written the AD asking to try and do a 2 for 1 with USMA. Everyone should have the chance to visit West Point in the Fall. Michie Stadium is small, but the setting is hard to beat.

    Concur with MP abut the game. It is very special.


  7. Russ

    I really couldn’t care less about seeing it in Orlando. I’d love to go see it in Philly. Was going this past year until life intervened.


  8. Orlando??!! Prospects of snow/cold weather is what makes that game special. The game two years ago with the field obliterated was absolute drama the way it concluded.
    Grow a pair and embrace the pageantry, traditions and fact that football needs to be played outdoors and not some homogeneous, sterile, climate controlled living room.
    What next? All military conflicts in Hawaii or BoraBora?



    I must be in the minority, I would rather go most anywhere than Philadelphia.


  10. McNease

    You should go even if it’s in Philly. Best games I ever attended (until the Rose Bowl two yrs ago). A hat, gloves, scarf, and a good coat. You’ll be fine.


    • McNease

      One other thing: the reason it’s usually in Philly is cost. It’s right between Annapolis and West Point and close. We drove up and back same day for games.