41 thoughts on “Postgame Haiku, Vol. 60

    1. Fritz Steiner

      Amen! This is supposed to be the United States Naval Academy and the Brigade of Midshipmen — not a cross between the X-Games and an MTV Awards show. I was at the VMI game and was appalled by the noise (sic) and blather and the “music” had NOTHING to do with a Navy football game. The addition of the Vuvuzelas yesterday made last week’s experience seem almost dignified.

      I noticed a tee-shirt for sale in the Mid Store that proclaimed: “NOT a college …” The atmosphere at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium surely doesn’t reflect that attitude.

      I may be considered a curmudgeon for saying so, but the “rationale” that almost certainly is offered for this “ambiance” — “But the kids love it” — is pandering to the likes of the inmates. An expression that’s common among our alumni is, “Now, when I was a Mid …” Well, during 1953-57 nobody in authority at USNA gave a damn whether we “loved” anything or not. We took whatever they gave us and that was that.

    2. kevin

      Fritz, are you the guy that sits in front of me and tells me to stop cheering on 3rd down?

      I realize the Vuvuzelas could have been over the top, but I’d rather them cheering than having left hand left knee and right hand right knee. One day I hope to see the fans half as excited as the brigade…

    3. Fritz Steiner

      “… could have been over the top”? Really? Who’d have known? Kevin, I need no instructions from you on being excited about my team, but in case you missed it in my posting, this is supposed to be an event at the US Naval Academy and the Brigade of Midshipmen, not a Justin Bieber concert.

    4. Phil D

      Get over it. I made this comment on a friend’s Facebook post. I gave up my season tickets because I couldn’t stand the attitude of the fans in the stands. Oh, it’s third down, let’s cheer on the D to make a stop only to be looked at or even hushed because I was somehow intruding on the people in front of me’s conversation about what they did the week. Give me a break, they should’ve handed them out to the whole stadium. If you didn’t notice, we’re moving into big(ger) time football shortly and if you want NMCMS to actually be a home field advantage, I suggest embracing the noise and the “college” atmosphere. Otherwise, we might as well drop down to FCS or further.

  1. saltysam98

    yeah and? What good is it if the defense is stacking the box anyway and making us throw to win? If we can’t do that, then we lose. SJSU did it last year and this year.

    1. Phil D

      No they’re not. The head coach isn’t a head coach, he’s a nice position coach/coordinator and can’t make worthwhile in-game decisions or adjustments. The QB sulks the entire time and I wouldn’t trust him to lead anything at this point. All I’ve seen him do the first 4 games is pout like a petulant child.

    2. Team Team, Damn Team!

      If you read current Georgia Tech news, the fans there are essentially saying the same thing about Paul Johnson as Phil D is saying about Coach Ken……

    3. Phil D

      You haven’t lost me Mike. In full disclosure, I’ve never been a KN fan going all the way back to the 4th and goal against Maryland. I’ve never liked his in-game decisions. I’ve just never posted about them. As for Miller, he needs to be the leader. The offense will react to his mannerisms and right now, he ain’t given the good vibe, it’s all negative.

    1. philo69

      Us Germans did a lot of heinous things in WW2 but I’m pretty sure we didn.t come anywhere near Pearl Harbor.

    1. saltysam98

      well great. get over it. It was 2 years ago. and if we hadn’t missed a key block, it was a TD. also, we had run that play a ton and it worked.

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