Clearing Up a Few Things

Friday, November 12, 2010

Update:  Army/Kent State late game free video stream is available. Hit the radio tab for a link.

I got a tip in the comments that the Kent State game will be streamed as a pay-per view event by Kent State's athletic department.

That's a relief, I would hate to miss this one. I don't know if I will try to UStream this one. The streams I put out aren't of the highest production value, but I don't think too many people would complain about free candy, If you have an opinion if I should stream it or not - one way or the other let me know by 3:00AM Eastern on Friday and I'll go with the majority of the comments: stream or no stream.

Another thing cleared up by readers:

The bowl situation.

If Army wins - they will have to wait to see if the Mountain West and CUSA so things aren't as cut and dry for Army as win 6 and you're in.

Consider again, that if Army can knock off Notre Dame as well as Kent State they will then be guaranteed a bowl bid - somewhere -

So thanks for all your participation - drop a comment and let me know if you want to see a stream of the game - we'll do it democratically, majority rules.

Things We're Not Supposed to Think About (But Do Anyway)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The team is doing everything it can to stay focused and in the moment. Practices have been closed to the press so the team can focus on the task of capturing their illusive 6th win.

As much as the team is keeping their eyes on the playbook - it is inevitable that media reports are kicking into gear for what looks like the heart of Army's season.

First thing's first... the team plays at Kent State for a bowl bid.

Considering that the next three games represent the crux of the season, it's no surprise that uncharacteristic media sources are picking up on Army's story.

The numerous minute factual errors in this one by the Wall Street Journal reminds me of a Highlights For Children hidden picture puzzle where you have to find a random silly object hidden in an otherwise normal sketch drawing.  I guess we can chalk it up to having fun with a purpose.

Another bit of questionable fact checking comes from the New York Times' college football blog Presnap Read.

Item: Army is listed as an automatic qualifier for the Military Bowl - when actually - if eligible Army will be the first choice of the Armed Forces Bowl. Small potatoes, really -but since it can be confusing I thought I would mention. Army is a secondary selection behind Conference USA for the Military Bowl.

If the bowl eligibility angle isn't enough of a distraction there's the preparation of Yankee Stadium for the Notre Dame game.

This pic has been passed around the AP. 

Field looks alright, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Big game at Kent State this weekend for the privilege of playing postseason football.  


Nov 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day


Army Kent State Internet Availability

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm sitting here watching ESPN SportsNation live from West Point, NY.

Here's the scoop on Army/Kent State television availability - the game won't be on TV, but online access can theoretically be purchased from Kent State's athletic site. HOWEVER, they only sell annual plans, so unless you believe KSU is a year away from greatness- purchasing the game is not a realistic possibility.

More encouraging is the report that the radio broadcast will be streamed online for free.

Live Audio
All Kent State football games can be heard on the radio on WNIR 100.1 FM.  Pregame shows begin one hour prior to kickoff.  Streaming audio of every broadcast is available and free on the K-Zone.

Hopefully I will have a better picture of how to catch this game in the next few days.

As for now, Army / Kent State game notes are up from both Army (PDF) and Kent (PDF)

Lastly, Kent is dealing with some injuries now, as starting QB Spencer Keith is questionable with a thumb injury.


Air Force Army Aftermath

Monday, November 8, 2010

Wrapping up Air Force - Army made too many mistakes and mishandles to beat a team as good as Air Force. When the season is over we may well see that Air Force is the best team Army played this year. Through about 2 quarters I felt this game was winnable - then things started slipping and Army had a tough time playing catch-up. At the very least at least the Commander In Chief Trophy will change scenery for the year, so that, to me, is a good thing.

Army needs to maintain their focus for another week in the effort to garner a bowl bid Saturday at Kent State. With the margin for error becoming slimmer with every loss, the season's focus comes down to the next game. Lots of people predicted Kent State as Army's 6th win, but at this point the Black Knights don't need six wins... just one.

The program is in good hands and the team is poised to take the next step in their development. This should be a long week looking ahead to the game, but I'll try to stay on top of things here. One thing that seems pretty obvious is that the game at Kent State won't be televised. That's a downer for fans for what should be the crux of Army's season. I'll keep you posted on the availability of that game as we move on.

So let's get the Army / Air Force story, stats and highlights out of the way.


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