Let the Games Begin! Army/Navy 2009

Before either World Wars, before the first man walked on the moon and before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the greatest football rivalry was born-The Army/Navy Game.

Since its origination in 1890, the Army/Navy football game is one of the longest standing rivalries in the history of college football. It’s tradition stands at over 100 years of intense, yet sportsmanlike battles.

The first game was held on November 20, 1890 at the United States Military Academy (better know as West Point). Over 500 people attended the game, where the United States Naval Academy won 24-0.  Since then, the game has  been played every year except for ten. Five of those years the game was prohibited by President Grover Cleveland because of the reports of injured players and fights within the crowds.  

This year, the game takes place Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadephia, PA.

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blog post 12-091944 Cover of the Army/Navy Game Program