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Government shutdown could nix Air Force-Navy game

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington Reuters

The arrogance and narrow-minded stupidity currently rearing its head (again) in our nation’s capital could have an impact on college football this weekend.

Air Force associate athletic director Troy Garnhart confirmed to the Capital Gazette that there “is a possibility” the game against Navy in Annapolis may not be played Saturday due to the government shutdown.  The Gazette wrote “upper-class cadets at the Air Force Academy are considered military personnel, which means they could be subject to travel restrictions under the shutdown.”

An email seeking comment from Navy on the possibility of the shutdown forcing the postponement/cancellation of the game between the two service academies has yet to be returned.

The paper reports that there should be some clarity regarding the game and if it will go off as scheduled later on today.

The longest government shutdown came in 1995 and lasted 21 days.  The good news for Air Force is that they don’t have another road game scheduled after this weekend until a Nov. 8 trip to New Mexico.

One thing that isn’t clear, and what we’re attempting to clarify, is whether Army and Navy upperclassmen fall into the same category as the upper-class cadets at the Air Force Academy.  If so, the shutdown could impact a handful of those games in the next month: Army at Boston College this Saturday; Army at Temple Oct. 19; Navy at Duke Oct. 12; and Navy at Navy at Toledo Oct. 19.

Additionally, Army is scheduled to travel to Air Force Nov. 2.

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11 Responses to “Government shutdown could nix Air Force-Navy game”
  1. skids003 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:41 AM

    Maybe the service academy cadets need to march on Washington. And these people wonder why there is less and less faith in the government, maybe they don’t care.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 1, 2013 11:43 AM

    Always hate it when politics rears its ugly head in sports….

  3. boyd11 says: Oct 1, 2013 12:11 PM

    Difficult to say which organization is worse Congress or the NCAA.

  4. surran70065 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:06 PM

    I would say the Executive branch is the worst

  5. grudenthediva says: Oct 1, 2013 1:12 PM

    Because clearly the executive branch decided to throw a tantrum and shut down the government all because they’re against a law they don’t like (because they know it will make them look just as stupid as when they railed against Medicare and Social Security). Riiiiiiiight.

  6. surran70065 says: Oct 1, 2013 1:24 PM

    Against a law a majority of the country doesn’t like, but none of that matters either. Riiiiiiiiiight?

  7. drummerhoff says: Oct 1, 2013 1:49 PM

    The least productive House of Representatives in the history of the country …

    This is what we get when we elect people to govern who hate government.

  8. captaincanoe says: Oct 1, 2013 3:50 PM

    drummerhoff, you do know what you get when you elect people who love government?

  9. florida727 says: Oct 1, 2013 4:46 PM

    My mom told me that if I don’t have anything nice to say about people, I should just STFU. Of course, she said it much nicer than that because, well, she was my mom.

    So out of respect for my mom, my comment is below…


  10. agent7x6 says: Oct 1, 2013 6:04 PM

    Umm, I don’t think that Congress is the Executive branch of government. I heard it was the Legislative branch.

  11. pfitz2 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:37 AM

    Against a law a majority of the country doesn’t like, but none of that matters either. Riiiiiiiiiight?
    A law enacted by a President who was re-elected TWICE, approved by both houses and upheld as constitutional by the SCOTUS. I believe that matters.

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