Even a Government Shutdown Can't Stop College Football Rivalries
At this point you’re probably pretty familiar with the whole mess that is the government shutdown. In fact we were going to tell you about some cool stuff going on at the National Air and Space Museum, but we guess that’s going to need to wait until the friendly folks in Congress finally get their act together. So instead we’ll let you know that the football rivalries will continue, as it looks like Navy and Air Force will still get to battle this weekend—on the football field.
Originally it sounded like athletic programs were also shutdown, but now things appear to be back on schedule. The service academies have found a way to make things work travel wise without the use of government funds, so they will be on the move this weekend and will get to play on Saturday after all.
Army will travel to Boston College, but the more important game—at least to fans and alumni—is the one between Navy and Air Force. This is just the first game in the triangular series between the three schools, as they seek to grab the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for display back at their campus. Navy has been holding onto things since last year, so they’re certainly looking to make a stand this weekend against Air Force as they play on their home turf in Annapolis at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Tickets are sold out for this Saturday’s game, but thankfully the next best thing is available—live television. The game kicks off at 11:30am ET, and it will be aired on CBS. If you're up in the air this weekend, not a problem, as we're sure it'll be showing on a seat back screen near you.
[Photo: Official U.S. Navy Imagery]