Breaking Radio Silence

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I have no excuses for going so long without posting. I hope to never again go that long without an update, and I'll do my best to stay current with Army football news (not that there's been a ton of Army football news).

But enough about what we don't have... here's news we do have.

Army lacrosse has drawn Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tourney. Some college sports blogs cover lacrosse pretty well - in particular Syracuse's Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician does lacrosse as if Syracuse were perennial LAX contenders or something.

I was never tempted to blog Army lacrosse, but as it is I'm still holding a grudge against my local sporting goods retailer who decided to remove and warehouse all hockey gear in lieu of lacrosse gear - all of which sits on the shelves seemingly untouched. Because of that I curse the game of lacrosse and its players and I am still on the market for a new hockey stick.

This one came out a couple of days ago...
Army picks up 4 games against Miami (OH), renewing a series that is 4 games old.

Army will play at Miami (Ohio) in 2011 and 2015 and Miami will play at West Point in 2016 and 2018.

The 'series' is currently tied 2-2 and Miami is a typical team for Army to schedule. Miami is a team that lately has mixed one really good season with 5 or 6 really poor seasons. I like that the new games are spaced out, time wise.
Since the entire college football world is talking about conference realignment I also like this in terms of building some goodwill with the MAC. Regardless of what happens in the Big East or Big 10, the MAC would remain as a natural competitive fit for Army football. Whether or not USMA will be willing to participate in a proper conference is another issue, but considering all of the absurd realignment speculation I think it is safe to call Army to the MAC a most reasonable conjecture regarding possible conference moves.

And lastly, Scout has a full spring recap behind their subscription wall, but they have released the Army special teams spring recap. Much of the special teams report was bleak calling for freshman candidates to win a spot at kicker.

I'm working on the 1877 year with a focus on Walter Camp. The year to year posts should pick up some substance as college football really came into its own in the 1880s. I'm going to look at the year to year posts as my main content between Army football posts, so hopefully I can turn out some Cool Content® in the coming days.



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