May the best team win

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1908 Army vs Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
1908 Army vs Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

May the best team win

by: Nicole Rice | .
Stripes Korea | .
published: December 07, 2012

For more than a century, on a Saturday soon after Thanksgiving, somewhere on the East Coast, a chant begins …

“Beat Navy!”
”Beat Army!”
“Beat Navy!”
”Beat Army!”

Often, bragging rights are the only thing at stake.  However, that “only thing” means everything to these young cadets and midshipmen. 

This game is the last game for the seniors.  They will soon join their fellow officers, around the world, to fulfill a commitment of duty, honor and sacrifice.  They will work together, fight for each other and serve for everyone. 

But for one Saturday in December, until that final whistle blows, these two teams, standing face to face, will see nothing more than an enemy and an end zone.

May the best team win.

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This Saturday’s game will air on AFN Sports at 5 a.m. (KST) Sunday. See the AFN Schedule here.

For game coverage and photos, as well as the news and events leading up to it, visit the 2012 Army-Navy football game page at Stripes.com.

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