Air Force at Army is Back On

Air Force at Army is Back On

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Air Force at Army is Back On

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The Proverbial Two Chin-Strap Game is On

COVID willing, it looks like we are all getting the matchup we were hoping for back in early November. The game is now set to be played on Saturday, December 19th. Just a few weeks ago, Army and Air Force were supposed to play at West Point before the present day pandemic forced it from the calendar, much like it did their Wyoming matchup, and just hours ago their Thanksgiving Day game versus Colorado State.

Contrary to the nonsense that escaped the loosely postured lips of Army Coach Jeff Monken, the game had to be postponed due to a spike in COVID-19 cases and contact tracing at the Air Force Academy, which included the football program.

Though it may seem odd to have this game played after ‘America’s Game’, the Army-Navy game, welcome to 2020. There is already a host of other games slated for this day, so the routine of being the only FBS game played on that day was already lost. In reality, this game is more compelling than Army-Navy because the Falcons have already dispatched the Mids earlier this year. That means no matter what, Air Force was going to have a final say and compete for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy. Why not let it be at the end of the season, in this year of violated norms?

As it stands, Air Force is scheduled to fly over ‘the Hudson’ to West Point, New York for an 11 a.m. local time (1 p.m. MT) kickoff against Army. As we all know, a lot can happen in that time, but I think we are all anticipating what will probably be the most intense game on this years calendar. And I don’t just mean Air Force’s calendar.

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