There is a grapevine in the ranks of all the services. The men make it their business to find out who their officers are. There is a special respect for those who would carry the ball on a football field, throw a wicked block, or make a dead-stop tackle.
-- Slade Cutter
I don’t understand the angst and hatred against the commercials and the sponsorship. How do you think this stuff gets paid for? Without the commercials, we don’t get the product.
Same goes for the games. Everyone around me complains loudly about the TV timeouts. Without them, Navy wouldn’t be on TV. And most of the valuable Navy varsity sports that we enjoy watching would get cut. Losing these benefits just so the game would get over 15 minutes earlier would be a devastating trade in my book. Wake up, people, and quit complaining about a very good thing.
Added to TPH’s comment, USAA is a pretty good sponsor to have. While it would be great to have a world with no commercials, USAA’s are tasteful and tend to celebrate military service.
Which of the following would you choose as a sponsor for this program or for Navy athletics generally: (a) Pepsi; (b) Chevy; (c) Viagra; or (d) USAA.
Brought a friend to the Air Force game earlier this year. He is a Maryland alum and fan and complained about the TV timeouts. I asked him what channel Maryland was playing on that day, and he responded “It’s not on TV.” Enough said.