November 05, 2007

Navy Time...

I know I’m ‘dark’, but I had to do this… I had to.

Holy crap what a great weekend.

Of course I missed the best part… Navy beating Notre Dame. Gah! Of all the times to not have a television and to be out camping! Forty-Four years!!!

Obviously TGOO did not miss it. No. He said it was probably one of the best games he’d ever watched, going into triple over-time as it did.

Someone said to me at work today “Notre Dame sucks this year”, but my reply to that was, “yeah, well, Navy sucks EVERY year. Navy WON that game fair and square.” And before anyone gets upset by that… let me explain.

Navy/Army/USAF is college ball at its purist still. Those men on those teams know it’s ‘just a game’. Don’t get me wrong. They want to win. But life is really about what comes next. They aren’t ‘recruited’ just to play ball. Hells bells, Notre Dames offensive line, each player, had 40 pounds on the Navy defensive linemen. Notre Dame recruits for ball.

Navy recruits for…

Serving our country.

And the men of the military institutions for higher learning get that.

And it makes the win that much more sweet.

Serving our country… that’s what those men on the Navy football team will eventually do. That is their goal… it is what they are training, studying, and working for.

Serving our country.

There is nothing more honorable, my friends. Nothing.

Our country is at war and there are men and women throughout this great nation VOLUNTEERING to serve us. They are enlisting on their own accord. They are accepting military scholarships on their own accord. Nobody is forcing them.

On their own, there are great young men and women that are going into our armed forces, in myriad ways, knowing we are at war.

And some of them… some of them will not make it. Some of them will. Some of them will come back wounded warriors.

Valour-IT. Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops

It doesn’t have to be much folks. Its hard times for us all. Five dollars. Ten dollars.

I had a boss once that used to say, ‘If you watch the pennies, the dollars will watch themselves.’ And that is the case here… if everyone gives just a little, soon it will be a lot.

There are four service teams. You know I’m all about the Navy. I always have and I always will. Pick a team. Let your heart lead you and give. It doesn’t have to be a lot… just from the heart.

But hey, Navy rocks. Seriously, give to Valour-IT and think, “Go Navy!”

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Comments

If I saw a goat that looked like that, I would fear it.

Posted by: Peggy U at November 6, 2007 12:34 AM

Yipee A military football team won. (psst... go Air Force)

Posted by: vw bug at November 6, 2007 06:24 AM

It WAS a great game.

And Navy DID deserve to win.

And ND DOES suck this year.

But it really was a great game.

I don't have to like it....but at least I admitted it......

Posted by: Tammi at November 6, 2007 07:44 AM

John Feinstein, in the Washington Post wrote about the game. In the column he made the connection that I'll paraphrase: Navy doesn't recruit blue-chip football players...

Just Blue-chip people.

Beat Army!

Posted by: oceanguy at November 6, 2007 04:01 PM