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(ESPN)   After 93 meetings, Navy finally gets a true home game against Notre Dame   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 6:05:20 PM  
Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1

Yesh.
 
2020-06-02 6:13:29 PM  
Playing college football games in different countries is dumb at best.
 
2020-06-02 6:19:36 PM  
I can only imagine the eagerness with which the Irish government told them to go away with their huge crowded sporting arena plan.

/assuming it was going to be played at Croke Park
//it's quite the sight to see it set up for armored wankball
 
2020-06-02 6:54:22 PM  

Gubbo: I can only imagine the eagerness with which the Irish government told them to go away with their huge crowded sporting arena plan.

/assuming it was going to be played at Croke Park
//it's quite the sight to see it set up for armored wankball


Agreed. It's likely already set up to be a giant infirmary for coronavirus purposes.  So no change in setup for all the flopping soccer players
 
2020-06-02 6:54:42 PM  
Gubbo:

And how it destroys the Feild for Gaelic football
 
2020-06-02 6:58:37 PM  
BlazeTrailer:

They don't really do soccer in Ireland

GAA is the best kept secret in sports

GAA's Biggest Hardest Hits #2 HD
Youtube DlxyeGWJK7A
 
2020-06-02 7:01:18 PM  

AuralArgument: BlazeTrailer:

They don't really do soccer in Ireland

GAA is the best kept secret in sports

[YouTube video: GAA's Biggest Hardest Hits #2 HD]


I don't really know GAA. More like rugby or Aussie rules?
 
2020-06-02 7:47:41 PM  
Are they going to play it on the deck of an aircraft carrier?
 
2020-06-02 7:54:11 PM  

AuralArgument: BlazeTrailer:

They don't really do soccer in Ireland

GAA is the best kept secret in sports

[YouTube video: GAA's Biggest Hardest Hits #2 HD]


The Rules of Gaelic Football - EXPLAINED!
Youtube vSOe-USZzok
 
2020-06-02 7:54:49 PM  
AuralArgument:

The Rules of Hurling - EXPLAINED!
Youtube biFcgUB98ns
 
2020-06-02 8:15:30 PM  
I love being downtown when Notre Dame plays Pitt. The looks on people's faces who are clueless while seeing men of all ages in kilts suddenly descend on the city is priceless.
 
2020-06-02 8:43:56 PM  

AuralArgument: Gubbo:

And how it destroys the Feild for Gaelic football


Like the field was going to survive the bombings anyway.
And it's soccer.
 
2020-06-02 9:37:01 PM  

Cajnik: Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1

Yesh.


It's nearly impossible to recruit at the military academies. They have height and weight weight limitations, the last year Brady Quinn played against Navy he was taller and heavier than anybody on the Navy team and he was a quarterback. Also try to get NFL level recruits when they have to serve four years in the military after they graduate.
 
2020-06-02 9:56:07 PM  
Good for Navy. I hope they can pull off an upset.

I don't hate Notre Dame per se. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and the stadium experience truly is something else. It's the cultlike fanatacism that bugs me. They practically add an extra step when they bless themselves. Father, Son, Holy Spirit and Knute Rockne.

My brother went there and became almost insufferably religious and insufferably Fighting Irish.
 
2020-06-02 10:48:35 PM  

RandyJohnson: Cajnik: Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1

Yesh.

It's nearly impossible to recruit at the military academies.


Yes and no on that one. You're not getting top-flight talent for obvious reasons, but getting actual commitments isn't quite as difficult as it would appear. You're mainly competing with middle to bottom of the pack G5/Ivy League/high-end 1-AA programs for kids. With some of the kids, the only offers they get at the 1-A level are service academy programs so they jump at the chance to get an outstanding education while playing against the top level of college football.

In 2019, Navy had a 57 man class. 85 players was their haul for 2020. One of the reasons for that is attrition which is much higher than at standard programs which has nothing to do with football itself, that and the fact that kids can walk from the team and remain at their academy on Uncle Sam's dime.

RandyJohnson: They have height and weight weight limitations, the last year Brady Quinn played against Navy he was taller and heavier than anybody on the Navy team and he was a quarterback.


Navy did not beat Army fourteen years in a row because that is impossible, it just didn't happen. If it did happen however, one of the reasons that Navy had such a dominant run was that they relaxed the restrictions in regards to football players having to pass their PT tests. If you're a big boy, you can still be in damn good shape but have problems completing your run in the minimum time to remain eligible. Not passing equaled not playing, at least it used to at Army.

One of the gripes which was changed at West Point probably under a decade ago was the PT test requirement when the football program had an overhaul in order to be more competitive with Annapolis and Colorado Springs.

I'm not going to guarantee that you're wrong about Brady Quinn weighing more than any Navy player but if is true that is only because Navy changed up their policies sometime between 1995 and the past few years, it wouldn't be true now.

RandyJohnson: Also try to get NFL level recruits when they have to serve four years in the military after they graduate.


I believe it is a commitment of five years active service. President Donald Trump had it changed within the past year or so where an academy kid could defer their service if they had a shot at the NFL which I'm not entirely sure I feel is the right move but I begrudgingly acknowledge that it probably is.

There were also other sneaky little ways in the past where guys could do their "active" service at the prep schools for the academies while pursuing the NFL, though that waxed and waned depending upon the anal retentiveness of the respective commandant.
 
2020-06-02 11:56:19 PM  

WoodyHayes: RandyJohnson: Cajnik: Notre Dame leads the series 77-13-1

Yesh.

It's nearly impossible to recruit at the military academies.

Yes and no on that one. You're not getting top-flight talent for obvious reasons, but getting actual commitments isn't quite as difficult as it would appear. You're mainly competing with middle to bottom of the pack G5/Ivy League/high-end 1-AA programs for kids. With some of the kids, the only offers they get at the 1-A level are service academy programs so they jump at the chance to get an outstanding education while playing against the top level of college football.

In 2019, Navy had a 57 man class. 85 players was their haul for 2020. One of the reasons for that is attrition which is much higher than at standard programs which has nothing to do with football itself, that and the fact that kids can walk from the team and remain at their academy on Uncle Sam's dime.

RandyJohnson: They have height and weight weight limitations, the last year Brady Quinn played against Navy he was taller and heavier than anybody on the Navy team and he was a quarterback.

Navy did not beat Army fourteen years in a row because that is impossible, it just didn't happen. If it did happen however, one of the reasons that Navy had such a dominant run was that they relaxed the restrictions in regards to football players having to pass their PT tests. If you're a big boy, you can still be in damn good shape but have problems completing your run in the minimum time to remain eligible. Not passing equaled not playing, at least it used to at Army.

One of the gripes which was changed at West Point probably under a decade ago was the PT test requirement when the football program had an overhaul in order to be more competitive with Annapolis and Colorado Springs.

I'm not going to guarantee that you're wrong about Brady Quinn weighing more than any Navy player but if is true that is only because Navy changed up their policies sometime between 1995 and the past few years, it wouldn't be true now.

RandyJohnson: Also try to get NFL level recruits when they have to serve four years in the military after they graduate.

I believe it is a commitment of five years active service. President Donald Trump had it changed within the past year or so where an academy kid could defer their service if they had a shot at the NFL which I'm not entirely sure I feel is the right move but I begrudgingly acknowledge that it probably is.

There were also other sneaky little ways in the past where guys could do their "active" service at the prep schools for the academies while pursuing the NFL, though that waxed and waned depending upon the anal retentiveness of the respective commandant.


Wow you care a whole lot more about this than I do. The Brady Quinn thing was from the NBC commentary from the game. The other stuff was from a slightly more than average love of the game. U.S. Navy veteran. Not Annapolis grad. Went to Great Lakes.
 
2020-06-03 1:38:40 AM  

i_dig_chicks: Playing college football games in different countries is dumb at best.


I agree.

/But NFL games in London are a blast
//Went to one in 2018.
 
2020-06-03 7:35:44 AM  
While some have been played in other countries, they also play the game at Ravens stadium up the road in Baltimore to fit more people in. Navy stadium is not that big. It's 40 minutes from being a home game.
 
2020-06-03 9:54:40 AM  

RandyJohnson: It's nearly impossible to recruit at the military academies.


The academies still struggled against Notre Dame even in the years in which they could literally draft as many good players from other college and even pro teams as they wanted.

That 1942 team basically fielded the all-america list from 1941.
 
2020-06-03 10:14:49 AM  

This text is now purple: RandyJohnson: It's nearly impossible to recruit at the military academies.

The academies still struggled against Notre Dame even in the years in which they could literally draft as many good players from other college and even pro teams as they wanted.

That 1942 team basically fielded the all-america list from 1941.


When did the Naval Academy draft anybody let alone nfl players?
 
2020-06-03 1:21:53 PM  

i_dig_chicks: Playing college football games in different countries is dumb at best.


Y'know what, you're dumb.

But there is something we can agree on; I dig checks, too.
 
2020-06-03 7:47:11 PM  

AuralArgument: BlazeTrailer:

They don't really do soccer in Ireland

GAA is the best kept secret in sports

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/DlxyeGWJ​K7A]


Holy fark! Are those guys trying to kill each other?!?!?
 
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