Army Navy Game

The Navy has cheerleaders? I had no idea!

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Wait, wait, the Army too?

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Those kids right there, when they receive their commissions will be 2nd Lieutenants in the United States Army, 2nd Lieutenants in the Marine Corps, or Ensigns in the United States Navy.

God bless em. Also go Army beat Navy.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 03:16 PM



Comments

1
Beat Army.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 08, 2012 03:29 PM (85EaA)

2 That old reprobate Ben Franklin knew something about sharp elbows.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 08, 2012 03:29 PM (TIIx5)

3
Time was...

young women had breasts.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:31 PM (jUytm)

4 Man, they did not make 2LTs like that when I spent my 22 in!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 03:31 PM (tQYJH)

5 Beat Navy. The United States Naval Academy is the worst non-communist institution in the world. May it lose horribly today.

Posted by: Brandon at December 08, 2012 03:31 PM (Zx4uI)

6 I second the "go army, beat navy" motion.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:31 PM (1mZnX)

7 Sharp tactical elbows.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 03:32 PM (sqp6o)

8 woof woof Doggie

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 08, 2012 03:32 PM (85EaA)

9 Ben Franklin looks like he could go for some boobehs right about now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 08, 2012 03:32 PM (+BMAW)

10 GO NAVY!!! BEAT ARMY!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 08, 2012 03:32 PM (GEICT)

11 And besides, who would you rather cuddle up to, a devil dog or a freaking squid? Squid.......just ewww.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:33 PM (1mZnX)

12 #7 is right. Deadly weapons in CQB

Posted by: Frank G at December 08, 2012 03:34 PM (cJqu0)

13
Based on the marching corps, the USMA has obviously become a girl's school. They should call it West Vassar.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 08, 2012 03:34 PM (85EaA)

14 Go Navy!

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 03:34 PM (Ty7ja)

15 I was fortunate to grow up in Maryland, close enough to Annapolis to enjoy the midshipmen. Mmmm, mmm, mmm.

Go Navy!

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:35 PM (5H6zj)

16 AND, all squids suffer from something called sub funk. If you have never smelled that you should get on your knees right now and thank God that you haven't been exposed. It is the vilest odor ever been.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:35 PM (1mZnX)

17 Ben? I am not impressed.

Posted by: McKayla at December 08, 2012 03:35 PM (Ys6PL)

18 Go Navy.

Posted by: Comrade Trainer on his iphone at December 08, 2012 03:35 PM (gS7S1)

19 That lead Navy cheerleader looks like she is spending time in the weight room getting ready for Paris Island.

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 03:36 PM (tQYJH)

20 Go Army.

Posted by: awkward davies at December 08, 2012 03:36 PM (USjX1)

21 Just remember, the owners of those sharp elbows know how to use them to kill you.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Helping it burn. at December 08, 2012 03:36 PM (Gk3SS)

22 Go Navy!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2012 03:36 PM (BAS5M)

23 Any 'ette that would sleep with a squid has got to be a fish. I'm just saying....

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:36 PM (1mZnX)

24 Midaz, we call that eau de boat. An unforgettable fragrance.

Go Navy! Beat Army!

Posted by: BUT CH at December 08, 2012 03:37 PM (nK2Sx)

25 Go Navy, beat Army.

Posted by: JimboHoffa (the ex EW2) at December 08, 2012 03:39 PM (dAfqy)

26
All the butterbars will do just fine, provided you keep them away from maps and compasses.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 08, 2012 03:39 PM (SAMxH)

27 Army wins on cheerleaders

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 03:39 PM (wwsoB)

28 BTW, while we squids and ground pounders have our differences, we must never forget our common enemy: Air Force.

Posted by: butch at December 08, 2012 03:40 PM (nK2Sx)

29 Now you have to worry about them having GPS. Much scarier.

Go Navy! Beat Army!

Posted by: Luke at December 08, 2012 03:40 PM (UE8ht)

30 27 Army wins on cheerleaders
Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 03:39 PM (wwsoB)



Fan of the dudes, huh?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 08, 2012 03:40 PM (GEICT)

31 Eau de boat smells like ass. I guess squids are in to that sort of thing. NTTIATWWT.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:41 PM (1mZnX)

32 butch, we are only discussing Armed Forces!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 03:41 PM (tQYJH)

33 I started some shit din't I?

heh heh heh

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 08, 2012 03:41 PM (pUqSw)

34 DiT, you've managed to turn your normal elbow sniping into an actual shooting war. Lol.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 08, 2012 03:43 PM (GEICT)

35 The Air Farce - Almost like being in the military!

Posted by: butch at December 08, 2012 03:43 PM (nK2Sx)

36 Complain about the racks, or lack thereof, the brunette cheerleader for army has one of the prettiest faces of the gals so far this year.

Posted by: teej still says go K-State and delurks for cfb at December 08, 2012 03:43 PM (hnFK/)

37 In other CFB news. If Old Dominion wants to go anywhere in the FBS next year, they better shore up that defense. Georgia Southern crushed them, again. Also, Go Army! Only because they haven't beaten Navy in a long time. I was USAF so I don't have a dog in this fight.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 08, 2012 03:43 PM (QVbXl)

38 The elbows on the Navy cheerleader in front come in handy for opening a can of rations or cutting through a bulkhead

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 03:46 PM (wwsoB)

39 Go Army!

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 03:46 PM (z9HTb)

40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embeddedv=RBRiAWHdE8E
navy cheerleaders : )

Posted by: blue at December 08, 2012 03:47 PM (T0P22)

41 butch, you do remember those things on your Field Jacket called pockets or Air Farce Gloves.

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 03:47 PM (tQYJH)

42 Us army types love you air forces guys. Seriously. You make great taxis to get us where we need to go. Not bad for wannabe soldier types.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:47 PM (1mZnX)

43 I just got the thought of the old MASH show when the army and navy was playing and a bomb dropped in the camp. It was CIA propaganda bomb and now what if that drone that the Iranians just got was CIA drone. It would not be under the military and they will not be missing one but it was it was US owned but off the shelf that anyone can buy with no classified info.

Posted by: Trevor (@Tjexcite) at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (Ea64Y)

44 Go Army beat the homos. At least I can watch the game this year with a real beer in my hand because I'm not deployed. And yes, the elbow quality of the female 2LTs has improved quite a bit since I was first commissioned.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (FfukH)

45 More bad/sad NFL news:


3:41PM EST December 8. 2012 - Dallas
Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested on charges of intoxication
manslaughter after flipping his car in Irving, Texas Saturday morning in
an accident that killed Cowboys practice-squad player Jerry Brown,
according to Irving police.



http://tinyurl.com/al3bgxx

Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (X6akg)

46 the brunette cheerleader for army has one of the prettiest faces of the gals so far this year
----
They have FACES?

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (5H6zj)

47 Pretty good game so far. Off to watch my wife sing in a Christmas concert. Then--eggnog!!!

Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (2ArJQ)

48 The Air Farce - Almost like being in the military!


Hey, I served 10 years in the USAF. It was tough dammit!! When the air conditioning went out, we just went to a different hotel!! That was annoying!

Posted by: puddleglum at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (QVbXl)

49 46 the brunette cheerleader for army has one of the prettiest faces of the gals so far this year
----
They have FACES?
Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (5H6zj)




It's what you look at as a last resort.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 08, 2012 03:49 PM (GEICT)

50
Bob Costas just called and said if nobody had cars, Jerry Brown would be alive now.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:51 PM (jUytm)

51 Did you know that Helen Thomas was once a cheerleader for the Navy? It has to be true, I read it on the interwebz.

Now try to unthink THAT image. You're welcome.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:51 PM (1mZnX)

52 3:41PM EST December 8. 2012 - Dallas

Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was arrested on charges of intoxication

manslaughter after flipping his car in Irving, Texas Saturday morning in

an accident that killed Cowboys practice-squad player Jerry Brown,

according to Irving police.



http://tinyurl.com/al3bgxx


Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM

If it weren't for the car culture of you ignorant gaia raping rubes in Flyover country, Jerry Brown would probably be alive today. My black friend Jason Whitlock agrees

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 08, 2012 03:51 PM (wwsoB)

53
Bob Costas just called again. He said he meant to say if no one could buy alcohol, Jerry Brown would be alive now.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:52 PM (jUytm)

54 My impression has always been that in terms of smarts, Navy > Air Force >> Army. But looking up at a website that compares them, it looks like Air Force has the edge on test scores, even though Navy is more selective.

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:53 PM (5H6zj)

55
Okay, that was Bob Costas on the phone again.

He just said that if Jerry Brown was never born, he wouldn't be dead today.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 03:53 PM (jUytm)

56
None of the figures on any of the cheerleaders look all that amazing, but the Army ones are by far the two cutest.
But Army, Navy, or Air Force, God bless em. Being willing to serve our country makes them all gorgeous in my book.

Posted by: RightWingProf at December 08, 2012 03:53 PM (IC6Er)

57 Go Airforce! What? The cheerleaders have tits and were not allowed to play?

Damn! Call Jimmy the Greek and cancel that bet in Vegas!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 08, 2012 03:54 PM (qRLVl)

58 I'm baking oatmeal-craisin cookies for ~forty people (husband's employees).

I hate baking.

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:54 PM (5H6zj)

59 Yeah Go Navy Beat Army

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 08, 2012 03:55 PM (GE1+K)

60 58
I'm baking oatmeal-craisin cookies for ~forty people (husband's employees).



I hate baking.

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:54 PM (5H6zj)


Yuummmmm! My favorite! Ok, one of my favorites!

Posted by: Tami at December 08, 2012 03:55 PM (X6akg)

61 He just said that if Jerry Brown was never born, he wouldn't be dead today.

--

Hey! We're doing our best!

Posted by: Planned Parenthood abortionists at December 08, 2012 03:55 PM (5H6zj)

62 I always look at faces first. I'll let you figure out why.

Posted by: teej still says go K-State and delurks for cfb at December 08, 2012 03:55 PM (zSyar)

63 51 Did you know that Helen Thomas was once a cheerleader for the Navy? It has to be true, I read it on the interwebz.

Now try to unthink THAT image. You're welcome.
Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:51 PM (1mZnX)


Whose navy, the Phoenicians? (HEYoooooooo!!)

Posted by: joncelli at December 08, 2012 03:55 PM (CWlPF)

64 47 Pretty good game so far. Off to watch my wife sing in a Christmas concert. Then--eggnog!!!
Posted by: Cricket at December 08, 2012 03:48 PM (2ArJQ)


Make sure that the eggnog meets FDA Regs.

http://tinyurl.com/ae7sabd

Is there a part of life where the .gov doesn't reach.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 03:56 PM (sqp6o)

65 Army looks like they are 2LTs already. Dropping shit everywhere!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 03:57 PM (tQYJH)

66 >>Make sure that the eggnog meets FDA Regs.

I've never been a fan of eggnog, but I hate that it's nigh on impossible to get a properly poached egg now.

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:57 PM (5H6zj)

67 That fact that I know they'll be 2LT makes them too damn young.

Dear God, I shouldn't feel old but I do.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 08, 2012 03:58 PM (HwgHt)

68

I woulda just smoked pot and sat on the couch, but they test you for that.

Posted by: Josh Brent at December 08, 2012 03:59 PM (1Y+hH)

69 Cheerleaders who can field strip an M-4? To the bunk!!!

Posted by: PabloD at December 08, 2012 03:59 PM (G15F+)

70 Fun Bags, my kingdom for some Fun Bags.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 04:01 PM (0ImZM)

71 Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 03:57 PM (5H6zj

Why can't you get a poached egg? Or maybe I've been eating improperly prepared poached eggs all these years.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 04:02 PM (sqp6o)

72 Oatmeal raisin cookies!!!
I'll take a couple dozen if it's not too much extra trouble.
Just the Quaker Oats recipe and double the raisins will be fine thanks.

And screw you Staubach. I couldn't stand you when you played and your choice for the Heisman means crap.

Posted by: teej still says go K-State and delurks for cfb at December 08, 2012 04:02 PM (fXJA6)

73
"professional" athletes are funny

they get paid stupidly well to play a foolish game and they can't refrain from behaving like frat boys during the season

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 04:02 PM (jUytm)

74 https://twitter.com/BrooklineTurkey

Heh

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at December 08, 2012 04:03 PM (KCvsd)

75 FURPC, let them off of PT and push-ups for about six months and ya might be surprised.

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 04:03 PM (tQYJH)

76 Belize police seek John McAfee

Software guru John McAfee says he wants to return to US as soon as possible.
-@Reuters



Heh. The comment writes itself.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 04:03 PM (1Y+hH)

77 >>Why can't you get a poached egg?

A lot of places seem to be unable to cope with the rules about cooking the yolks of eggs so they wind up with hard centers.

Posted by: Y-not at December 08, 2012 04:04 PM (5H6zj)

78
If I was the owner of "pro" sports team, I'd say listen you young jerks, I pay you a lot of money to entertain the idiot-fans who pay me to see my team play. Time to grow up and act like adults and appreciate what you have.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 08, 2012 04:04 PM (jUytm)

79
66...I've never been a fan of eggnog...

Have you ever had homemade egg nog?
It's totally different from the commercial stuff.

You start with brandy and rum...add egg yolks and let that mixture sit in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.

Then, right before you want to serve some...you whip up the egg whites with real cream, and fold that into the refrigerated yolk/alcohol mixture.

You can't taste the eggs or the alcohol...it's really very good.

Posted by: wheatie at December 08, 2012 04:04 PM (CM59X)

80 Go Army!!

Posted by: NCKate at December 08, 2012 04:04 PM (V1oS8)

81 This will make 11 losses in a row for Army, Dave. Just sayin'
Beat Army.

Posted by: Chris USNA 05 at December 08, 2012 04:05 PM (z5U4s)

82 You see the gun on that 1/2 a Navy chick? Her other hobby involves juggling pickup trucks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 08, 2012 04:06 PM (ccXZP)

83 Oh ok. Never ordered one at a restaurant.


Taking my folks out to dinner tonight. Never been to Firebirds before, but damn does it look good.

Posted by: RWC at December 08, 2012 04:06 PM (sqp6o)

84
Willie to Joe as they climb down the rope ladder to a landing boat:

"When you hit the water, swish yer feet around. They kin use it."

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 04:09 PM (1Y+hH)

85 Wow, army cheerleaders on tv are looking impressively hot. Good thing I am infantry and don't have worry about being a dirty old man.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 08, 2012 04:11 PM (FfukH)

86 Happy Hanukkah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDV_reO930A

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 04:11 PM (wwsoB)

87 Carsare inherently dangerous. When I had an accident, those 4 thick phone books I was sitting on went flying all over the car. We need car control. And phone book control.

Posted by: bob costas at December 08, 2012 04:13 PM (hytdo)

88 https://twitter.com/BrooklineTurkey


Stupid Twitter! Account suspended.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 04:15 PM (z9HTb)

89 Funny in the comments, if you snark on Bob Costas, the lefties whine about "politicizing a death"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 04:15 PM (wwsoB)

90 @75 I have some PT in mind for them, Old Dog. Hardly fit for print and illegal in most civilized countries.
With only their best interest in mind, of course.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 04:17 PM (0ImZM)

91 I love this Game. No fighting and no grandstanding after a score.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:18 PM (jE38p)

92 With only their best interest in mind, of course.

Posted by: FURPC at December 08, 2012 04:17 PM (0ImZM)

Drop and give me ...

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 08, 2012 04:18 PM (Cnqmv)

93
Wow, army cheerleaders on tv are looking impressively hot. Good thing I
am infantry and don't have worry about being a dirty old man.


You're infantry, it's expected that you "mentor" a couple of them.

Wait, you're probably not a LTC yet, are you?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 08, 2012 04:20 PM (HwgHt)

94 89 Amenon that, kdabear! I just wanted to "start a conversation" on "the gun culture," but then the damn wingnuts insisted on talking, too. That's what's wrong with America - people think the 1st and 2nd Amendments apply to everyone, when they're supposed to be limited to NBC employees.

Posted by: bob costas at December 08, 2012 04:22 PM (hytdo)

95 94
89 Amenon that, kdabear! I just wanted to "start a conversation" on "the
gun culture," but then the damn wingnuts insisted on talking, too.
That's what's wrong with America - people think the 1st and 2nd
Amendments apply to everyone, when they're supposed to be limited to NBC
employees.

Posted by: bob costas at December 08, 2012 04:22 PM

Congrats on getting your Learner's Permit, Bob!

Posted by: kbdabear at December 08, 2012 04:24 PM (wwsoB)

96 There are a couple of NC LTs I am ugh "mentoring" in my Unit.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:26 PM (jE38p)

97 Heh, cute female lt's do not get mentored by ltc's, let alone infantry ones. They get 'mentored' by e-7s and e-8s. At least that is what I've observed.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 08, 2012 04:27 PM (FfukH)

98 Then there's the Coasties. This year they played the powerhouses that are Bridgewater State U and the Maine Maritime Academy...

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 08, 2012 04:29 PM (0Db2g)

99 USNA has had cheerleaders for a long time. In '75 I drove my 'Vette onto the field before a game with a cheerleader sitting on the T-Top. At that time the cheerleaders were civilians, but sometime after women were admitted starting in 1980 the cheerleaders have been Mids.

Posted by: O-Dub at December 08, 2012 04:31 PM (ncf7D)

100 non-purist, I just saw your post in the morning open thread about Warbirds. I think your information might be out of date.

The museum at Pensacola already has on display one restored SBD-2 Dauntless on display. I took this picture on May 28, 2010. Aircraft is a veteran of Midway and was recovered from Lake Michigan.
http://tinyurl.com/alz4wnh

They also have on display in a separate enclosed area another Lake Michigan Dauntless. This one is un-restored and pretty mangled. The lighting simulates it still being underwater.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 04:32 PM (t866N)

101 All the soldiers in my family were Army.

This year I'm interested in a retired Navy man. Go Navy!

Posted by: Palandine at December 08, 2012 04:32 PM (g7D8V)

102 Coast Guard has 1000 students total. Who the goddamnhell would you like them to play?

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 04:33 PM (qaVK+)

103 I usually just watch Army-Navy out of respect for our military peeps, but it's actually a really entertaining game this year.

Posted by: Abe Froman at December 08, 2012 04:35 PM (E55AK)

104 Yeah. I know.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at December 08, 2012 04:35 PM (0Db2g)

105

I just got around to watching Act of Valor (it's on Netflix).

Go Navy! Go Army! Go Airforce! Go Marines! Go National Guard! Go Coast Guard! Go Reserves! *

etc

re: Act of Valor: Go Navy Seals!

*doesn't matter to me if they have a football team or not

Posted by: beach weekend at December 08, 2012 04:36 PM (LpQbZ)

106 I usually just watch Army-Navy out of respect for our military peeps, but it's actually a really entertaining game this year.
Posted by: Abe Froman at December 08, 2012 04:35 PM (E55AK)

And they are ALL watching it live overseas in the combat zones

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:36 PM (jE38p)

107 Coast Guard has 1000 students total.


F-I-L's alma mater.


Because you wanted to know.

Posted by: fluffy at December 08, 2012 04:37 PM (z9HTb)

108 It's better to be lucky than good 10-10

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:37 PM (jE38p)

109 OT: that side bar item about drawing animals from skeletal remains is teh stupid.

Posted by: eman at December 08, 2012 04:38 PM (ThczH)

110 I was at Coast Guard for a match in November.
At sunup, they were swimming. In the ocean.
I really like those kids.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 04:39 PM (qaVK+)

111
No one's mad a "mad as hell approved thread" joke yet?
Really? REALLY?
Horde, I'm dissapointed.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 08, 2012 04:39 PM (GaqMa)

112 Another NFL dead guy. Costas expected to call for stricter car and alcohol control. Just watch.

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 04:40 PM (XDC0v)

113 Damn. Now I'm tempted to join either the Army or the Navy. I can't decide which.

Posted by: rickl at December 08, 2012 04:41 PM (sdi6R)

114 I'm rooting for Navy obviously, but my Dad ( LT. Colonel Nevergiveup SR. was 20+ retired Army Attached to 4th Marines Iwo Jima) so it's still a tad hard for me to see Army losing so many games in a row to Navy. But so far this is a good game and I am sure my Dad would have enjoyed it. We went to many Army- Navy games when I was young.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:41 PM (jE38p)

115 I was at Coast Guard for a match in November.
At sunup, they were swimming. In the ocean.
I really like those kids.
Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 04:39 PM (qaVK+)

Costies are OK in my book. Hoisted a few with them up in New London

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:43 PM (jE38p)

116 I know this was covered 90 minutes ago, but what freaking gorgeous healthy young women!

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:46 PM (I2LwF)

117 Seems the Cowboys lost a player in a drunken auto accident.

Isn't it time America had a discussion about the easy availability of cars and booze?

Come on Costas and Whitlock - time to chime in.

Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 04:46 PM (qBLA2)

118 If only there were laws against drinking and driving

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 04:47 PM (XDC0v)

119 Anna Puma:

Do you have any information about when the red spots were eliminated from the white stars in aircraft insignia?

From my reading I think it officially happened between Coral Sea and Midway, because American planes were sometimes shot at by friendly fire, mistaken for Japanese planes.

But based on what my father said, I think they might have been painted over on an impromptu basis between the first and second days of the Coral Sea battle.

Posted by: rickl at December 08, 2012 04:49 PM (sdi6R)

120 At least Josh Brent looks contrite in his mugshot.

Moral of the story: what he did, don't do that.

Posted by: boulder hobo at December 08, 2012 04:49 PM (QTHTd)

121 If only Josh Brent had been driving a gun...

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:51 PM (I2LwF)

122 120 He didn't do it his car did

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 04:51 PM (XDC0v)

123 Pro-Football players kill girlfriends and drive drunk and get paid big bucks
Middies and Cadets play their hearts out and then go to War and get pay shit.

Go figure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:52 PM (jE38p)

124 We should just ban pro football

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:52 PM (I2LwF)

125 We should just ban pro football
Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:52 PM (I2LwF)


Why not do it the democratic way: Tax it to death

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 04:55 PM (jE38p)

126
No particular dawg in this hunt. But I will say, "Join the Navy and ride the Waves," if that doesn't carbon-date me too much.

Plus, I had no idea their coach was Ben Franklin.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 04:55 PM (yiIja)

127 The Army-Navy game always reminds me of being a kid and hearing my old Philly relatives talk about seeing the game at JFK Stadium.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 08, 2012 04:55 PM (gtFfb)

128 Ben Franklin looks in that pic like he got caught thinking what I'm thinking

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 04:56 PM (XDC0v)

129 Another NFL dead guy. Costas expected to call for stricter car and alcohol control. Just watch.
Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 04:40 PM (XDC0v)


They were on their way to a gun store.

Posted by: robtr at December 08, 2012 04:56 PM (rTgOf)

130 Wow Army got a field goal in 25 seconds at the end of he first half! I turned it off after the kickoff. Nice.

Best game we have bad in years.

(Btw I root for Army.)

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:56 PM (I2LwF)

131 Trying hard not to buy an XD9sc this weekend. Made it to 2 p.m. Sat so far- pray for me

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 04:58 PM (XDC0v)

132 Yeah Ben Franklin looks very good for 284 years old.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 04:58 PM (I2LwF)

133 He's come back from the dead to avenge how bad we've fucked up the country

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 04:59 PM (XDC0v)

134 Based on the pics, I think I gotta go with Navy.

Posted by: rickl at December 08, 2012 05:00 PM (sdi6R)

135
"Early to bed and early to rise make the football go through the uprights."

"or something."

Stuff Ben Franklin said.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 05:00 PM (yiIja)

136 When I was in and at a Joint Operation the NCOs would get together at the club for this game. Squids pulled for the Army and Pounders for the Navy.

Beat pulling for someone you might catch as a shiny new 2LT six months later!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 05:00 PM (tQYJH)

137 His pic says "I rose early and then some"

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:01 PM (XDC0v)

138 Where isthe hell is the commander in cheif????? What a leader he is.....................

Posted by: Jim at December 08, 2012 05:01 PM (gCcwk)

139 117Seems the Cowboys lost a player in a drunken auto accident.

Isn't it time America had a discussion about the easy availability of cars and booze?

Come on Costas and Whitlock - time to chime in.
Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 04:46 PM (qBLA2).............................Well since you asked.... The auto industry and Budweiser are the new KKK. They clearly don't have the best interest of our black youth at heart.

Posted by: Jason Whitless at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (LeMp7)

140 I love the unis both teams broke out for this game.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (I2LwF)

141 I just realized that inside that stadium is one of the greatest concentrations of decency left in the nation

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (XDC0v)

142 Trying hard not to buy an XD9sc this weekend. Made it to 2 p.m. Sat so far- pray for me

Fuck that, we just got back from buying one (xdm, but close enough for gubmint work). Cougar fell in love with it.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (Ai+tZ)

143 PFCs and Lance Corporals get paid shit - fight real wars and never get to play at anything.


Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:03 PM (qBLA2)

144 .Well since you asked.... The auto industry and Budweiser are the new KKK. They clearly don't have the best interest of our black youth at heart.

We should subsidize Heinekin and Fisker

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:03 PM (I2LwF)

145 I love the unis both teams broke out for this game.
Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (I2LwF)


I seem to remember last years uniforms being camies?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:03 PM (jE38p)

146 Sorry Bob Costas's head, the dark side will claim you!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 05:04 PM (tQYJH)

147 141 I just realized that inside that stadium is one of the greatest concentrations of decency left in the nation
Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:02 PM (XDC0v)


And that's even considering Joe Biden is there.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:05 PM (I2LwF)

148 Yeah, all I need is another gun thread and I may go over the edge... pray for me

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:05 PM (XDC0v)

149 I need another gun like Josh Brent needs another set of car keys

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:06 PM (XDC0v)

150 "138
Where isthe hell is the commander in cheif????? What a leader he is....................."

He's probably golfing on a military course and making Service members wait while he duffs around.

Posted by: Dingbat at December 08, 2012 05:06 PM (7kpMj)

151 Army has had two decent alt uniforms in recent years: one is silver and black like their dress uniforms, and the other is camo and black. This year's edition is pretty smart.

But Navy hasn't had a good alt uniform in years, and this one is very cool. I think heir hats are better than anything Nike Pro Combat has come up with in recent years.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:07 PM (I2LwF)

152 Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears

http://tinyurl.com/at8elxb

Panic? Why panic?

Isn't SMOD preferable to what we'll have to face if there isn't a global apocalypse?

Posted by: rickl at December 08, 2012 05:07 PM (sdi6R)

153 148: If it will help I will run throw one up at my place.

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 05:07 PM (tQYJH)

154 Incidentally the best place to buy mags is Exile Machine. Look it up and see for yourself.

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:08 PM (XDC0v)

155 142 Oooooo... can't get an XDm in CA. Which one??? I STRONGLY suggest the Powder River precision trigger kit: makes the XD trigger even nicer than a 1911.

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:10 PM (XDC0v)

156 16 rds. in a subcompact... must...resist...

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:11 PM (XDC0v)

157 If Josh Brent had a bitch, he would look just like obama.

Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:12 PM (qBLA2)

158 Best deal on mags? HK91 surplus at cheaper than dirt.

1.97@

Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:13 PM (qBLA2)

159 157 HOOOOO-ah!!!

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:13 PM (XDC0v)

160 Those uniforms really look outstanding. Befitting both branches.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 05:13 PM (yiIja)

161 Was Josh Brent starting for injured Ratliff?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 08, 2012 05:14 PM (85EaA)

162 Those are sick uniforms, Nike did a good job.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 08, 2012 05:14 PM (NzBQO)

163 Concentration of Decency Dept: This may be the last of these games.

The military takes a 500 billion dollar hit on 1 Jan, worse if there's "compromise."
The Academies have a lot of enemies among the administration's base.
ROTC spreads the funds around the country (even though as it stands now, all five academies are in blue states). And officers are hated roundly, like right here.

They make a mighty tempting target.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 05:14 PM (qaVK+)

164 Even Navy's socks look smart.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:15 PM (I2LwF)

165 158 Boy you ain't kidding...

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:15 PM (XDC0v)

166 So you can watch scantily clad females sponsored by the Army and Navy for hours at a football game, but you can't display a calendar of those same cheerleaders in your office if you're on active duty because it incites sexual crimes against female military members.

Huh.

Posted by: Catmman! at December 08, 2012 05:15 PM (C8XlI)

167 I used to go to the Army Navy game with my dad and we stayed at the Cherry Hill Inn and at dinner they always played Army Navy Songs and also the ND Fight song? Never really understood that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:16 PM (jE38p)

168
As for cars, there is a difference between automatic and semi-automatic.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 08, 2012 05:16 PM (n/ubI)

169 They make a mighty tempting target.
Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 05:14 PM (qaVK+)

Nah I doubt it. But the Military is getting devastated with all these cuts.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:17 PM (jE38p)

170 Every year the Army sponsors a NHRA Career Day at the Pomona fairgrounds. Local principals won't let their students attend because it's sponsored by the Army.

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:19 PM (XDC0v)

171 It gets better... Seems our boy Brent was arrested for DUI in 09.

Don't we need background checks for car purchases????

Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:20 PM (qBLA2)

172 Don't we need background checks for car purchases????
Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:20 PM (qBLA2)


Ya need one before you get anywhere near one of my daughters!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:21 PM (jE38p)

173 Army is running a lot of plays out of the T-form. You don't see a lot of T-form at any level. Flexbone is the preferred option formation these days. But there are some plays that work better from the T than from the Flexbone.

I remember the Packers ran some T-form in goal line sets a few years ago when Favre was still there.

It was the "pro" style offense developed by Pop Warner in the late 1920s and 1930s which eventually evolved into the split backs offense seen sparingly today.

It's a nice compromise between Flexbone and the Wishbone I guess.

But my point is, you see stuff from these offenses that you never get to see in major football anymore.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:21 PM (I2LwF)

174 The way Army and Navy are fumbling the ball today, kinda makes ya wonder who is holding that Nuclear Football?????

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:22 PM (jE38p)

175 Notice that there's no long hair coming out of the back of the helmets in this game?

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:22 PM (XDC0v)

176 Boom, Ahh
USMA rah rah
USMA rah rah
Who rah, who rah
Armay rah! Team, TEAM, TEAM

Go Army, Beat Navy!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 05:25 PM (1OZSU)

177 The right to drive after prior DUI's emanates from penumbras.

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:25 PM (XDC0v)

178 I do see a lot of adam's apples on the cheerleaders.


Just sayin

Posted by: georgepatton at December 08, 2012 05:25 PM (qBLA2)

179
I'd rather they do a sort oftrack meet, with target shooting, obstacle courses and shit.



That would be more entertaining.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 05:26 PM (1Y+hH)

180 I'd say you were looking at the wrong things

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:26 PM (XDC0v)

181
But my point is, you see stuff from these offenses that you never get to see in major football anymore.

That accounts for my affinity for college ball in general. More teams = more offensive and defensive looks. More opportunities for a bit of the old razzle-dazzle and experimentation.

I'm still a fan of the wishbone. Bear Bryant ran that for a while with good results.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 05:27 PM (yiIja)

182 I hafta lose this sock. This shit is WAY too intelligent to be coming from Bob Costas's head...

Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:27 PM (XDC0v)

183
Wave Ryder.

Ha. Excellent.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 08, 2012 05:28 PM (n/ubI)

184 hafta lose this sock. This shit is WAY too intelligent to be coming from Bob Costas's head...Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:27 PM (XDC0v)That's the hell of it when you sock, you lose credit for your genius.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 08, 2012 05:28 PM (1Y+hH)

185 I hafta lose this sock. This shit is WAY too intelligent to be coming from Bob Costas's head...
Posted by: Bob Costas's head at December 08, 2012 05:27 PM (XDC0v)


I was thinking the same thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:28 PM (jE38p)

186 I'm surprised that neither of these teams have switched to the spread even at this late date in the evolution of the game. Surprised and pleased.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:29 PM (I2LwF)

187 Rickl, you are correct. There is the official directives and then there is reality. In the first six months of combat how the US Navy marked its warplanes changed radically. And the carriers struggled to comply as best as possible while still carrying out the revenge raids, Doolittle Raid, Coral Sea, and Midway.

Red center dots and full white lettering with stars in four positions is how they started the war. So a Dauntless assigned to VS-6 as #5 would be painted as 6-S-5 or perhaps would be called white Sail Five.

In February 1942 at the Wake Island raid that same Dauntless would be marked radically different. Red and white rudder stripes would now be present, regulations said the stripes would only extend from the hinge back not the full rudder. In the field often the whole rudder got painted red and white because it was easier. Two more stars were added and the size was increased, thus have four stars on the wings and the crews painted to the best of their ability. Regulations specified stars on the wings of a certain size, but on many they stretched from leading edge to trailing edge. Red dots are still present on the stars.

One of the best time capsules of how a plane should have looked at this is TBF-1 8-T-1 of VT-8 Detached. When photographed at NAS North Island on March 28th, 1942 it was sporting regulation markings. Red and white rudder stripes. Full mission codex in black lettering on the side. Six stars of the regulation sizes in proper locations with red center dots. When deployed to Midway with five other Avengers, those rudder stripes and red dots were painted over.
http://static.guide.supereva.it/guide/storia_militare/Avenger.jpg

Finally here is a short movie Hollywood director John Ford put together for the families of Cmdr. John Waldron's VT-8. USS Hornet had taken color movies of the flight crews and their planes when Enterprise and Hornet had rushed from the Doolittle Raid to Pearl and then back out in an attempt to join the Battle of the Coral Sea. This is how their Devastators looked less than three weeks before being lost at Midway. You can see how varied the markings are.
http://youtu.be/3aYVko3zJrQ

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 05:29 PM (t866N)

188 This is the first time in years I remember Army being ahead in the second half

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:30 PM (jE38p)

189 The Army football team- we may be small, but we're slow!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 05:32 PM (1OZSU)

190 174, I think you and I both know who holds the nuclear football. Let's not start anything, though.

Meremortal, they have that. It doesn't get on TV for some reason. Let's start something. Theodore Roosevelt threatened to outlaw football, and it's going to take just about one more NFL wifemurder/drug deal/dogfight/locker room assrape/bounty hunter scandal to get the whole country going in that direction.

I'm sure Costas can get up to speed on Modern Pentathlon and Combined Combat Arms in no time. He's good at memorizing stats, they tell me.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 05:32 PM (qaVK+)

191
Intoxication Manslaughter? What's that?

Posted by: zombie Ted Kennedy at December 08, 2012 05:33 PM (n/ubI)

192 Shitty spot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:35 PM (jE38p)

193 But the Military is getting devastated with all these cuts.


The Imperialist War Machine must be PUNISHED!!!

Posted by: O'messiah at December 08, 2012 05:36 PM (6HHMG)

194 Is that the original Sgt. Pepper? Is he playing at half-time?

Posted by: art garfunkels ugly kid at December 08, 2012 05:37 PM (E16uG)

195

Us army types love you air forces guys. Seriously. You make great
taxis to get us where we need to go. Not bad for wannabe soldier types.

Posted by: Midaz at December 08, 2012 03:47 PM (1mZnX)








Yeah. Although the Warthog drivers/crews are VERY well thought of by us doggies.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 08, 2012 05:37 PM (TIIx5)

196 I like to see a well-run wishbone. The differences between the wishbone are: the Flexbone gives the quarterback a better shot at the read option dive and slightly better passing due to the WBs being nearer the line of scrimmage, while the wishbone is better positioned to take advantage of physical mismatches.

Both can use excellent execution to overcome lesser talent.

Posted by: Truman North at December 08, 2012 05:38 PM (I2LwF)

197 Here's how you paint a Navy plane: http://tinyurl.com/9wbl8xc. My dad's PB4Y-2, VPB-124 Okinawa, July 1945

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 05:39 PM (XDC0v)

198 Heh. For one day out of the year, this is a smart military football blog.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 05:40 PM (yiIja)

199 Here's how you paint a Navy plane: http://tinyurl.com/9wbl8xc. My dad's PB4Y-2, VPB-124 Okinawa, July 1945
Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 05:39 PM (XDC0v)

Yeah, ya will not see that now a days in this new PC Military

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:40 PM (jE38p)

200 And you CAN buy an XDm here in my beloved Clownifornia, just have to find a local gun shop that sells them under the single-shot exemption. Go prowl around the calguns.net forum for details if you're not familiar with SSE.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 08, 2012 05:41 PM (TIIx5)

201 197 :"Gear Down and Locked"

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 05:41 PM (XDC0v)

202 Beat Army

Posted by: VADM (Red) Cuthbert Collingwood (Mentioned in Dispatches) at December 08, 2012 05:42 PM (p4U6S)

203 Got to compensate for a certain lack-a-nookie, so the artist got rewarded well for reproducing heavenly bodies.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 05:42 PM (t866N)

204 OT, that hairless emaciated reconstructed baboon in the sidebar must have been a meth-head in life

Posted by: boulder hobo at December 08, 2012 05:43 PM (QTHTd)

205 200 Oooo... that's right...

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 05:43 PM (XDC0v)

206 Completely off topic but since Biden has been mentioned. The state of Arkansas has found their missing Apollo 17 Moon rock. It was found among some other effects of Bill Clinton's first term as governor.
http://tinyurl.com/3lq8hnp

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 05:45 PM (t866N)

207 I hear tell that the Air Force has valet parking in basic now.


2nd of the Ninth rules.......

Posted by: Waldo at December 08, 2012 05:45 PM (Dll6b)

208 Yeah Anna that is a Hal Olsen. I have a much better pic of it- would you like a copy?

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 05:46 PM (XDC0v)

209 Did ace wind up making a decision on what movie to watch last night?

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 08, 2012 05:47 PM (vGtOG)

210
I like to see a well-run wishbone.

Me too, although I can't recall anyone running it lately. It seems as though everyone likes the spread and West Coast offense.

I keep thinking that someone will start running it again. It's like clothes: hang onto them long enough and they'll come back into style again. But with modern technology, ie: YouTube, I doubt anyone could do that anymore. It wouldn't be a surprise for long.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 05:50 PM (yiIja)

211 @207 At USAFA, Basic is taught by the cheerleaders.
No lie. And dude, it is so easy...

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 05:52 PM (qaVK+)

212 University of Colorado: 1 - 11
Tulane: 2 - 10
Army: 2 - 9

These are the three schools I attended. Boy can I pick 'em!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 05:52 PM (1OZSU)

213 187
Thanks, Anna!

Posted by: rickl at December 08, 2012 05:53 PM (sdi6R)

214 51
Did you know that Helen Thomas was once a cheerleader for the Navy? It has to be true, I read it on the interwebz.

"Give me a JOHN! Give me a PAUL! Give me a JONES!"

Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B. at December 08, 2012 05:53 PM (Mwakv)

215 Did you know that Helen Thomas was once a cheerleader for the Navy? It has to be true, I read it on the interwebz.


She was ballast

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 05:56 PM (jE38p)

216 I was a 2nd class cadre for the first wave of incoming females at military academies at Coast Guard Academy in '76. They gave us zero instructions on how to deal with them. Most of my hard-assed classmates melted at the first sign of tears. Although I was a bit of a stoner I tore those girls new assholes. I made them all cry.It was fun.

Posted by: Velociman at December 08, 2012 05:58 PM (yy9MQ)

217 *blinks* DAve, no do not want to see your etchings..

Rickl, that is nowhere comprehensive. For example there were utility aircraft during the Pearl attack who were still sporting the colorful pre-1940 markings. Just as when USS Ranger put ashore its Devastators at the end of June 1942 they fully complied with US Navy regulations except retaining full codes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 06:00 PM (t866N)

218 Nice cheerleader pics. Who's the ugly old chick with the glasses?

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:00 PM (yIvI2)

219 I have a pic of my dad's plane's nose art. If I send it to someone can they copyright it and restrict MY use?

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:01 PM (XDC0v)

220 Go Army..Beat Navy?!?!?!?


Well fuck you very much.

Posted by: Portnoy at December 08, 2012 06:02 PM (A5Abh)

221 217 No, I meant that I have a better pic, taken by my father, the squadron's photographic officer.

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:02 PM (XDC0v)

222 Once again Army is poised to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Missed field goal!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 06:04 PM (1OZSU)

223
212: I completely missed this. It's Bizarro world.My alma mater, the Rice Owls, former doormats of the SWC, are 6-6 and playing Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Bowl. Unbelievable.
BTW we beat Tulane this year.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:06 PM (yIvI2)

224 BTW we beat Tulane this year.
Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:06 PM (yIvI2)

*****

Line forms over there, dude!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 06:08 PM (1OZSU)

225 223 Correction: the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Fort Worth, December 29.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:09 PM (yIvI2)

226 Great catch by Navy just now!

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 06:09 PM (Ty7ja)

227 Well that was a hell of a desperation tackle by the Army defender.
Touchdown Navy, anyway.
Army could use a JTAC, to call in an airstrike.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 06:11 PM (qaVK+)

228 Seamus Muldoon: One of my daughters just got accepted to Tulane. We're praying for scholarship $$$$ (and lookingfor banks to rob.)

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:11 PM (yIvI2)

229 @ 209 - Yes, "Trannies in Training #15, One Night in Bangcock."

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 08, 2012 06:12 PM (qcvEj)

230 223, The Rice Owls were probably the only team in the ole SWC that didn't go on probation.

Posted by: O'messiah at December 08, 2012 06:14 PM (g6rzf)

231 228 Seamus Muldoon: One of my daughters just got accepted to Tulane. We're praying for scholarship $$$$ (and lookingfor banks to rob.)
Posted by: Jim in Virginia at December 08, 2012 06:11 PM (yIvI2)

*****

It's always been pricey. Back in my day it was a little more affordable. I can't tell you much about the current state of the school. I was there many years ago. Good luck to your daughter. New Orleans is a unique town.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 06:15 PM (1OZSU)

232 Off SCOAMT sock

Posted by: puddleglum at December 08, 2012 06:15 PM (g6rzf)

233 Well we got a game here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 06:18 PM (jE38p)

234 Arrrggh

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 06:20 PM (1OZSU)

235 ohhhhhhhh. damn that was getting exciting, I was hoping to see it come down to a final play.

good game tho. chins up Army. Excellent play today.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 08, 2012 06:20 PM (n/ubI)

236 That had to hurt. Go NAVYYY!!!

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 06:21 PM (Ty7ja)

237 And LT "Hands" has done it again!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 06:22 PM (tQYJH)

238 DAve, maybe you should scan all those photos in. Do some cleanup for scratches and age. Then publish as an online book - A Photographic Scrapbook of VPB-124.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 06:22 PM (t866N)

239 Oh well, as we used to say- Army couldn't beat William or Mary!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 08, 2012 06:24 PM (1OZSU)

240 That poor kid.

Posted by: comatus at December 08, 2012 06:25 PM (qaVK+)

241 WTF is this crying shit coming from Army? Not like anyone died...

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:26 PM (XDC0v)

242 Man, I feel like shit for #8. Somebody needs to remind him it's just a football game.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 06:28 PM (yiIja)

243 hi all
enjoy the pointy elbows of mass destruction, thanx Dave

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at December 08, 2012 06:28 PM (OvEoG)

244 WTF is Steelman gonna do if he ever sees combat???

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:28 PM (XDC0v)

245 ...and on the back of his jersey it says "restraint"

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (XDC0v)

246 Does Biden know where he is?

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (NzBQO)

247 Losing sucks. But it's a game.

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (Ty7ja)

248 DAve, he is still a kid and he left his heart on that field. He does not have to put on his Big Boy Pants until next Spring.

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (tQYJH)

249 Does Biden know where he is?
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (NzBQO)


Does he know WHO he is?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (jE38p)

250 Never send a west pointer to do a man's job. Maybe some of us bottom of the barrel ROTC types need to give them a talking to.

Posted by: Assassin6 at December 08, 2012 06:30 PM (FfukH)

251 Biden will congratulate Air Force on the win.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 08, 2012 06:31 PM (yiIja)

252 Yeah, and based on combat vets' accounts you never can predict who will be solid in combat based on their behavior in boot camp or anywhere else

Posted by: DAve at December 08, 2012 06:32 PM (XDC0v)

253
206...The state of Arkansas has found their missing Apollo 17 Moon rock. It was found among some other effects of Bill Clinton's first term as governor.

http://tinyurl.com/3lq8hnp

-----------

The Clintons are shameless kleptos.
They cleaned out the White House when they left...even taking things that were actually nailed down.

Posted by: wheatie at December 08, 2012 06:32 PM (CM59X)

254 If you haven't attended one of those two academies can you give him a break? I am navy in my years we saw 1 win in 4, it's crushing. Let it go if you don't know.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 08, 2012 06:33 PM (GE1+K)

255 Well as they say:

ONE team, ONE Fight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2012 06:33 PM (jE38p)

256 "Biden will congratulate Air Force on the win."

Good one BackwardsBoy

Posted by: Palerider at December 08, 2012 06:35 PM (cQZV0)

257 Army is damn near 0 for the Century!

Posted by: OldDog at December 08, 2012 06:36 PM (tQYJH)

258 As a University of Cincinnati alumnus, let me say that I am shocked that UC could land Tommy Tuberville.

Posted by: Witchfinder at December 08, 2012 06:37 PM (s/PhC)

259 This was mentioned upthread, Exile - does not necessarily have the best mag prices. You have to shop around. Aim Surplus and CDNN Sports usually have some good deals. Also JG Sales in Prescott AZ.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ ( They send out great color gunpr0n catalogs if you order from them )

Posted by: Dan, Steely Dan at December 08, 2012 06:40 PM (86/8G)

260 Feel Justified, a new opening for discussion has appeared.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 08, 2012 06:40 PM (t866N)

261 Dave if your there, I'll take a win but I certainly would rather it come down different. Good game, we'll see you next year. Duty, Honor, Country worthy foe.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Is Shrugging at December 08, 2012 06:43 PM (GE1+K)

262 Just found the broadcast of the local D2 playoff game on the college radio station. Locals losing 7-0 to West Texas. Winston-Salem State is looking for their first shot at the Nat'l Championship after going 33-3 over the last 3 seasons. Undefeated this year.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 08, 2012 06:45 PM (tkoGU)

263 Looks to me like well endowed women aren't attracted to the military or at least the cheer leading squad.

It fits though. Regardless of the spokes people and the odd cutey trotted out now and then, women who are attracted to the military generally are a few points lower than average on the hotness scale.

These are just anecdotal observations, feel free to counter with your own just don't be nasty about it. I didn't say it was a bad thing.

YMMV

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 08, 2012 06:50 PM (3E2th)

264 It was a tough loss. Not the toughest. But a tough loss, nonetheless. I can understand being pissed off about it. For a couple of minutes...

Posted by: navybrat at December 08, 2012 07:07 PM (Ty7ja)

265 Since I am sinking like the Titanic in PRO-Football PIK'em....is there going to be a moron BOWL PIK'EM this season????

Posted by: Knightbrigade at December 08, 2012 07:19 PM (Q76p7)

266 Damn! I didn't have any officers like that when I was in the Army.

Posted by: georgeofthedesert at December 08, 2012 07:23 PM (Eq2MX)

267 Kids?

I'm pretty sure they're all grown up.


Posted by: Lee Reynolds at December 08, 2012 07:51 PM (waa/k)

268 263 Looks to me like well endowed women aren't attracted to the military or at least the cheer leading squad.

It fits though. Regardless of the spokes people and the odd cutey trotted out now and then, women who are attracted to the military generally are a few points lower than average on the hotness scale.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 08, 2012 06:50 PM (3E2th)

Or it could be that ladies in the academies work out more.

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at December 08, 2012 09:03 PM (Su0W2)

269 Also such ladies are less likely to have fake ones.

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at December 08, 2012 09:04 PM (Su0W2)

270 Both true. I forgot that exercise does tend to raise testosterone levels (or is it lower estrogen levels?).

As for fake versus real. Really? You think that many college cheerleaders go for artificial? How . . . disappointing.

I haven't take a recent survey and in my heyday, artificial was still fairly rare at my economic strata.

Points taken though.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 08, 2012 09:14 PM (3E2th)

271 Don't know about any exercise-testosterone connection. I do know that exercise reduces fat and that's what breast tissue consists of mostly.

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at December 08, 2012 09:27 PM (Su0W2)

272 Arrrrrrrmmmmmmyyyyy, Ohhhhh Noooooo. A game lasts 4 quarters.

Posted by: JustJP at December 08, 2012 10:34 PM (2y9lT)






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