Here is one I didn't know about.........
The "Running of the Game Balls" has been an Army-Navy tradition, like bonfires, pep rallies and pranks, since 1975. Navy's runners will start the 1241/2-mile journey today at noon. Vans will accompany both groups, helping speed their trips. Runners from the first Army van were scheduled to take turns with the ball until a 3 a.m. switch-off in North Jersey. A third van will take over this morning in Flemington, N.J. They will cross the Delaware River to New Hope, then make their way to Broad Street and the Linc.
Blue and Gold, Proud to Serve.......
Beat ARMY.... ;D
Have you ever made it to one of these games?
We went a few years ago and I froze my butt off. It was miserable and Navy won so I think that will be my first and last experience.
We do have a friend that is a graduate of the Naval Academy (about a 15 mile drive from here) and he and his wife have invited us to a few games and we have always enjoyed ourselves. You would think that the alumni would be a bunch of stiffs but they really know how to tailgate.
Anyway, it's a cool sight to see the Midshipmen march from the Academy through downtown Annapolis on their way to the stadium.