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that football is "just a game"...
This post was edited by Fx4ua 16 months ago
people that say that are the ones who have never played the "game". I was just like him on the last game i knew i would ever play.Its a "game" i played for over 11 years. That "game" helped shape who i am today. People that say that do not understand what it means to play your last game of football and give your all win or lose. It really is gut wrenching.
Couldn't agree more. Played his heart out.
Put very well.
You nailed it..
Couldn't have said it better myself. Nothing gets under my skin more than hearing people making fun of someone for crying after losing big game, like it makes them look tough for making fun. They don't realize how much these players put into sports. It's what makes college sports so great, when you see what it really means to them.
I agree totally except for Tebow....Now that shit was funny!
It was hard to watch him after the game. He should take comfort and be proud of his effort today and all that he has accomplished and will accomplish as an officer in our military.
Who the hell has downvoted this thread? Watching that ending was gut-wrenching. That guy along with everyone else on that field are true warriors. He had the weight of the world on his shoulders trying to end their losing streak. Imagine being the Captain of the Army football team playing in the greatest rivalry in college football...I can't.
+1 for everyone in this thread who deserves one.
What's more amazing is that all of those guys are moving on to a life where being a good teammate means the difference between life and death. So while we can't demean the impact of college football, everyone in those uniforms certainly can. God bless those men.
watched the end of game with my parents and that guy had my mom crying! course Dads a navy pilot so he wasnt!
I don't really give a rat's ass about downvotes, but whoever downvoted this needs to go ahead and leave the country.
Nothing prepares you for the emotion that flowsmoutnwhen you realize your last play ever just occurred. Nothing
I never make fun of athletes for crying. They pour their hearts and into it. Last game I played, a loss, I was on the sideline a towel thrown over my head to hide the tears. I knew it was over. If I ever played again I knew it wouldn't be the same and it wouldn't be with that group of guys who over the years we had bonded and some of them were like brothers to me, sorry to borrow the Chizik "family" line but those of you who played know what I mean. I looked after them and they looked after me. One of the biggest regrets I have is not continuing to play football on the D-II or D-III level, which my coach said if I tried I'd get into a lower end school. At the time, I graduated high school I felt it was best I give up sports and focus on other areas but its all in the past now
Agree Totally!! On a different note, for all you guys out there, we ladies love it when we see some real emotion..it pullls on the heart strings. I have two daughters and a granddaughter. When AJ cried at the end of the LSU game, it pulled at the heart strings. That made him look hotter and rather sexy - their comments! They like him even more now! This men shouldn't cry is a bunch of CRAP!! It shows a guy has a heart!!
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I was at the game...my first Army-Navy game since joining the Navy in 2003. It was special for me and my father to be there and witness it first hand. I loved every minute of it. I am a Chief in the Navy so I was happy we won but those guys for Army(especially the QB) played hard and you could sense they wanted it badly after losing 10 in a row. I got chills watching the Cadets and Midshipmen sing their alma mater at the end. I feel for the Army QB...he played a great game. I'm proud to every one of the future officers that played their hearts out yesterday.
So he drove the boat? I think you meant aviator - those Navy boys are sensitive to such things.
I missed the game because I was working for the Army (I'm not a soldier - just a contracted nerd). Someone asked me why I give up so many weekends and nights for a "job". It's because what I do supports the men and women who are being shot at while doing theirs. I have the freedom to enjoy things like Alabama football because of the sacrifices of those who have served.
Go Army! and Navy and Air Force and Marines and Coast Guard.
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