Army-Navy Game: Triple-option tango

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Saturday December 10th, 2011

Army vs. Navy, 2:30 p.m. ET, CBS. The Army-Navy game is always a draw, it being the Army-Navy game, but this year's matchup looks like a bit of a letdown from a pure football perspective. This time last year, both teams had a winning record; now, the Black Knights are 3-8, the Midshipmen 4-7. It's the first time Navy's finished outside of bowl eligibility since 2003. Air Force has already claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. So why tune in at all?

Because it's the Army-Navy game, a rivalry infused with meaning that extends beyond the sidelines in a way no other series can match. Hell, if you don't even like football, give it a glance for pure pageantry alone. (Also, why are you reading this site?) Pro Combat uniforms are hit-or-miss for any given team, but Nike's turned each side out in fine getups, particularly Navy.

There may not be a single pass thrown in this game. per game
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