Wow tough to watch that kid. Raw emotion. Wonder how many kids today play with that much emotion for the game.
No doubt. I can't remember the last time I saw an Iowa State player in that state of emotion during or after a game. Not saying they don't care about what they do, but man......that was tough to see. Trent Steelman played in Ames several years back, feel bad for that kid. That's the risk of the zone read vs. a traditional handoff.
This is one of my favorite games of the year. It really means more to these guys than other guys. They are not playing for an NFL contract. They are playing for the opportunity to put the uniform on. Very old school. Being a Marine I have to root for Navy due to many of the Navy players going on to be Marines. However, I always feel bad when Army loses this game and I have to see them cry. Real tears.
I've watched this game every year since I can remember. I grew up an Army bratt and my very first college football game was at Michie Stadium at West Point when I was about 6 (dad was a tactics instructor there). I typically root for Army despite my Marine Corps service simply because I grew up that way. I'd like to see Army win more games to make it a more balanced rivalry, but I hate to see either team lose. These guys play their hearts out and I really like how the network reminds people that these guys will be leading Americans into battle one day. They do an excellent job promoting this game.
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