The men who play in this game understand that it is just a game – the most important game of the season for many – but a game nonetheless. And when it’s over, each combatant, bloodied and bruised, joins their opponents at the center of the field to congratulate, console and thank each other for the opportunity to be a part of America’s Game.
For more than a century, 122 years to be exact, this has been the game to end all games – the final chapter in the athletic career of so many great leaders. They come as boys, but they leave as men. And for those men whose last game it is, this will be the final time they put on pads, lace up shoes and lock helmets. No million-dollar contracts, no endorsement deals, no fanfare when they leave the field. Yet they fight on the field as hard as they fight in the field. You see, they are committed to a life of servitude, a life of guard, and a life of dedication to country and fellow man.
When the final whistle blows, the crowd goes silent and the players remove their helmets to meet in the middle of the field. They walk together to one end zone and then the next to sing a glorious rendition of each other’s Alma Mater.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2012, in Philadelphia, PA, the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen will meet on the gridiron to renew the greatest rivalry in all of sports. Rabid fans, American military, and members of government and state will be in attendance – even the President of the United States.
It goes without saying that this is no ordinary game; this is America’s Game.
Get Ready for America’s Game
Saturday, December 8, 2012
3:00 pm (EST)
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA Map it
|Total Series Games:||112|
|Series Record:||Navy 56–Army 49–Tied 7|
|Series Began:||1890, Navy won, 24-0|
|Last Meeting:||2011, Navy won, 27-21|
|Current Streak:||Navy, 10|
Navy vs Army
|U.S. Navy||U.S. Army|
|2012 Navy Midshipmen Roster||2012 Army Black Knights Roster|
|U.S. Naval Academy||U.S. Military Academy|