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Navy/Air Force football game cancelled due to "optics"


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The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. Gladchuk said the Air Force-Navy game could be held without any “appropriated funding.” Air Force recently created a similar athletic association that operates using private funds, donations and revenue from intercollegiate contests.

“We could run our entire athletics program and conduct events as we always do without any government funds,” Gladchuk said. “In talking to the Air Force athletic director, their football team could execute the trip without government funding.”

Asked why the Department of Defense was suspending intercollegiate athletic contests if government funds are not required, Gladchuk said he was told it was about “optics.”

“It’s a perception thing. Apparently it doesn’t resonate with all the other government agencies that have been shut down,” Gladchuk said.

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Even though this game is a money maker for both schools, and uses 0 government dollars, it is being cancelled by a vindictive executive department. What a joke.







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What a joke.






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I'm thinking Obama calls each school and tells them to play the game. It's an easy win for him.





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“optics.”


Sweet buzzword though. Gotta give them credit.






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90proofprofessional
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man, that's wack





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If they operate independently, what stops them from going rogue and having their games?





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If they operate independently, what stops them from going rogue and having their games?


Well, the players are part of the military. They could just be ordered not to play.






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Well since it is a private organization they can PR any way they choose. Personally I don't give two shits. However if I were a Navy or Air Force fan I be pissed. Pissed because they are canceling the game for political purposes.





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Would they cancel the game if Navy was playing Notre Dame?





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it is being cancelled by a vindictive executive department.


Yup, like during the sequester cuts... "We are going to make sure it hurts"








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Would they cancel the game if Navy was playing Notre Dame?




Since these people are obviously rabid Obama supporters, given the fact that they want to spread the shutdown misery just like Obama wishes, IMO they would cancel the game with Notre Dame. ND would just get the W on a forfeit.






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However if I were a Navy or Air Force fan I be pissed. Pissed because they are canceling the game for political purposes.


I'd be more pissed if I were a player or coach, especially a senior.






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Navy/Air Force football game cancelled


Its about time what a waste of football air space. Army hasn't fielded a team worth crap in my entire lifetime.

EDIT My bad, its Navy Air Force. Same argument, replace Army with Air Force

Why is the Naval Academy the only service academy capable of fielding a halfway decent team?



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Its about time what a waste of football air space. Army hasn't fielded a team worth crap in my entire lifetime.

troll better






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I am a longtime Air Force football fan. I strongly believe this game needs to be held, if for any reason, to show that there are bigger things and bigger traditions than blind adherence to a budget.

Air Force vs. Navy is not a huge game and most people couldn't care. But imagine how many more people would care about it this weekend if they stood up in proud academy solidarity and said the hell with money and bean counting... We are playing because we represent the people of the United States, and last we checked, the people are still operating just fine!






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I'm in PR for the Air Force and we haven't been able to be seen spending money since the sequester hit. It's not that we don't have money. The Air Force doesn't want to be seen spending money on "unnecessary" things.





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Army hasn't fielded a team worth crap in my entire lifetime.


Unless you are about 18 or under ... then this is pretty fricking stupid.

From memory ... seem to recall that Army was 10-2 in 1998 and gave an SEC team (or perhaps Big 12) a good run for their money in their bowl game.


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Why is the Naval Academy the only service academy capable of fielding a halfway decent team?


Because the cream always rises to the top.









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JEAUXBLEAUX
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Army used to be good. Just lately Navy much better. Hell Air Force usually can pput points on the Board too.





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The Air Force doesn't want to be seen spending money on "unnecessary" things.


Holy shit! What a novel idea sequester or not!






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The Air Force doesn't want to be seen spending money on "unnecessary" things.




I was at Joint Base Andrews about two weeks ago ... might want to work a little harder on that perception.






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