IMPORTANT POST!

“A lot of people around here probably look at the Army-Navy game as the game to watch,” Bowden said. “I just see opponents as teams. We play some teams that are a lot better than Navy.”

http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_10860657

Quick! Rank these teams:

Temple
New Hampshire
Akron
Texas A&M
Tulane
Eastern Michigan
Buffalo
Louisiana Tech
Air Force
Rice
Rutgers
Navy

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18 thoughts on “IMPORTANT POST!

  1. Dave'69

    Ah – to go back to those good old days at the academy when I knew EVERYHING (especially youngster year)!
    I’ll rank them from Bowden’s perspective:
    Temple (Lost to them 35-7)
    Akron (Lost 22-3)
    New Hamphire (Lost 28-10)
    A & M (Lost 21-17)
    Buffalo (Lost 27-24)
    E. Mich (Diff win – 17-13)
    La. Tech (Another tough win 14-7)
    Tulane (Easy win 44-13)
    Air Force (not yet played but they are 6-2)
    Rice (not yet played 5-3)
    Navy (not yet played 5-3 – can’t be as good as a Texas team)
    Rutgers (not yet played 3-5)
    See how easy it is when you know everything!

  2. Perhaps he was misquoted? “I just see opponents as teams. We play some teams that are a lot better than Navy at passing the ball.”

    Maybe he meant in the future? Well, this is their 2009 schedule:
    Sept. 5 at Eastern Michigan
    Sept. 12 DUKE
    Sept. 19 BALL STATE
    Sept. 26 at Iowa State
    Oct. 3 TULANE
    Oct. 10 VANDERBILT
    Oct. 17 at Temple
    Oct. 24 RUTGERS
    Nov. 7 at Air Force
    Nov. 14 VMI
    Nov. 21 at North Texas
    Dec. 5 vs. Navy

  3. NavyFan

    Army has become Air Force.

    Navy
    Rutgers
    Air Force
    Buffalo
    Texas A&M
    Rice
    Tulane
    Akron
    Temple
    New Hampshire
    Louisiana Tech
    Eastern Michigan

  4. Stephen

    Navy
    Rice (may be high, haven’t seen them this year; in an unrelated note, I was disappointed to see them give up on the wings on the helmet)
    Rutgers
    AF
    A&M
    La Tech
    Temple
    E Michigan
    Akron
    New Hampshire
    Tulane
    Buffalo

  5. KoutetsuKaigun

    Just a quick guess:

    Navy
    Air Force
    Rutgers
    Rice
    Akron
    Buffalo
    New Hampshire
    Temple
    Louisiana Tech
    Texas Tech
    Tulane
    Eastern Michigan

  6. Knine

    To be totally impartial….Sagarin ratings: 1. AF (43) 2. Navy (44) 3. Rutgers (58) 4. Rice (73) 4. Buffalo (84) 5. Temple (87) 6. Akron (91) 7. Texas AM (95) 8. NH (99) 9. L Tech (115) 10. Tulane (129) 11. E. Mich (137)

    It looks like Army is just getting into the teeth of their “tough” schedule. Welcome to the jungle!

  7. Dave'69

    To – Midwatchcowboy
    Looking at next year’s schedule, Army could be 0-9 when they play VMI. Then again, perhaps they will learn to play the option and be 9-0. Ain’t college football grand!

  8. DotBone89

    I’m glad Navy players seem to understand (hopefully) they need to play well instead of “say well” every week, just to have a chance to win. I think the “stupidest” thing said by a Navy player lately was Kyle Eckel saying ND was more important than Army. That ain’t to bad.

  9. Dave'69

    With the 16 -7 loss to Air Force on Saturday, I’ve moved them up to #4 (just below New Hampshire) on the “Bowden perspective” ranking of the teams that Army plays.

  10. jimbear

    Sagarin ratings: 1. AF (43) 2. Navy (44)

    Off topic: Is anyone else annoyed to see Navy ranked by Sagarin behind AF the past few years when Navy has beaten AF straight up 6 straight years?

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