If you need any proof of how inconsequential the Army-Navy Game is to college football, look no further than the fact that the entire college football bowl game schedule is released a full week before the two teams finish their schedules. Army hasn't been a national championship contender since the Cold War, and the last time Navy won a championship was during the Coolidge administration. In fact, only four times in 60 years have both teams come into the game with winning records.
Since most college graduates, even among military personnel, aren't graduates of the U.S. Military Academy or the Naval Academy, it might lead some to wonder what the ongoing interest is in watching these two seemingly irrelevant teams struggle. Simply put: These two storied teams will always play as long as the United States is a global hegemon. The U.S. military is dominated by graduates of both service academies, so the Army-Navy Game will never, ever go away.
This year's matchup is set for 3 p.m. EST Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough Stadium and will be broadcast by CBS. Here are a few reasons why you might actually want to watch it.
1. All the Other Stuff Around the Game
If you don't think the hoopla…