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Army Navy football snipers

The Army Navy football game: United we stand, divided we play

I was freezing as the wind and cold cut through my gloves and jacket.  Snipers were all around me.  However, it didn’t matter.  I had goose bumps and shared the same space as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.   Welcome to the Army Navy football game. Last year, I had the chance to […]

Emerald Isle Classic Notre Dame Navy college football Aviva Stadium

Emerald Isle Classic photos and videos: Notre Dame tailgate, Aviva Stadium, national anthems

The 2012 College Football season kicked off in an unusual location.  Sure, there were Notre Dame tailgates, plenty of Fighting Irish fans, and Navy Midshipman on hand for the Emerald Isle Classic football game between Notre Dame and Navy. Fighting Irish fans were outnumbered by the actual Irish and this wasn’t even the biggest football […]

Notre Dame Navy college football game Aviva Stadium Emerald Isle Classic Dublin Ireland

Interviews and Irish culture at a college football game in Ireland

So what’s it like seeing a college football game in Dublin, Ireland?  Watching Notre Dame and Navy play at Aviva Stadium in the Emerald Isle Classic was a unique experience.  However, this wasn’t just any football game. Cultural connections and a college football game in Ireland There weren’t the typical tailgates.  Fans hung out at […]

Chick and Ruth's Delly Annapolis

The top 5 restaurants in Annapolis (why it’s not about the food)

Crab cake sandwiches.  Black pudding.  Flash fried spinach.  Scrambled eggs.  Homemade ice cream.  These are just a sample of the foods I ate at various restaurants in Annapolis. However, delicious food is not what I had planned for my visit to Annapolis on my College Football Travel Tour. On my first night, I enjoyed an […]

13th Company Ball Run Naval Academy Army Navy football game

Tears, goosebumps, and passion at the US Naval Academy Ball Run

Iraq war.  War on Terrorism.  Al Qaeda.  The Persian Gulf.  Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Civilian casualties.  World War I.  World War II.  Vietnam. These are just a few of the images and stereotypes associated with the US military.  Regardless of how you feel towards US politics or military policy, here is my plea – set […]

Main St Annapolis Maryland

Annapolis welcomes me home

Walking through the streets of town, I take a shortcut as I grab a bite to eat for breakfast.  As I walk in the door, I chat for a minute with Chuck before I grab a table.  After a quick bite to eat, I say my goodbyes and make plans to meet up with Chuck […]