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
Amen! This is supposed to be the United States Naval Academy and the Brigade of Midshipmen — not a cross between the X-Games and an MTV Awards show. I was at the VMI game and was appalled by the noise (sic) and blather and the “music” had NOTHING to do with a Navy football game. The addition of the Vuvuzelas yesterday made last week’s experience seem almost dignified.
I noticed a tee-shirt for sale in the Mid Store that proclaimed: “NOT a college …” The atmosphere at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium surely doesn’t reflect that attitude.
I may be considered a curmudgeon for saying so, but the “rationale” that almost certainly is offered for this “ambiance” — “But the kids love it” — is pandering to the likes of the inmates. An expression that’s common among our alumni is, “Now, when I was a Mid …” Well, during 1953-57 nobody in authority at USNA gave a damn whether we “loved” anything or not. We took whatever they gave us and that was that.
I agree……….and they left “Yankee Station” off the list of battles.
Fritz, are you the guy that sits in front of me and tells me to stop cheering on 3rd down?
I realize the Vuvuzelas could have been over the top, but I’d rather them cheering than having left hand left knee and right hand right knee. One day I hope to see the fans half as excited as the brigade…
“… could have been over the top”? Really? Who’d have known? Kevin, I need no instructions from you on being excited about my team, but in case you missed it in my posting, this is supposed to be an event at the US Naval Academy and the Brigade of Midshipmen, not a Justin Bieber concert.
Get over it. I made this comment on a friend’s Facebook post. I gave up my season tickets because I couldn’t stand the attitude of the fans in the stands. Oh, it’s third down, let’s cheer on the D to make a stop only to be looked at or even hushed because I was somehow intruding on the people in front of me’s conversation about what they did the week. Give me a break, they should’ve handed them out to the whole stadium. If you didn’t notice, we’re moving into big(ger) time football shortly and if you want NMCMS to actually be a home field advantage, I suggest embracing the noise and the “college” atmosphere. Otherwise, we might as well drop down to FCS or further.
identity at a loss
can i skip next week
No they’re not. The head coach isn’t a head coach, he’s a nice position coach/coordinator and can’t make worthwhile in-game decisions or adjustments. The QB sulks the entire time and I wouldn’t trust him to lead anything at this point. All I’ve seen him do the first 4 games is pout like a petulant child.
Looks like we’ve lost another one.
If you read current Georgia Tech news, the fans there are essentially saying the same thing about Paul Johnson as Phil D is saying about Coach Ken……
You haven’t lost me Mike. In full disclosure, I’ve never been a KN fan going all the way back to the 4th and goal against Maryland. I’ve never liked his in-game decisions. I’ve just never posted about them. As for Miller, he needs to be the leader. The offense will react to his mannerisms and right now, he ain’t given the good vibe, it’s all negative.
That comment doesn’t exactly change my mind.
Team, that’s pretty much it. Lots of cliches, not much analysis.
A Sullen crowd. Was
it over when the Germans
bombed Pearl Harbor? Goooooooooooooooo!