Postgame Haiku, Vol. 99

Fourteen in a row
And it will never get old
Win another one


38 Responses

  1. Woops, you are beaten.
    It is useless to resist.
    Release your anger.

  2. Disciplined, hard-nosed.
    Utmost opponent respect.
    Army-Navy rules.

  3. Plebe year lost to Woops.
    Yes, revenge may be wicked
    but it feels so good.

  4. Way too close this time
    Awesome effort by Army
    14 in a row!

  5. 13 plus one more
    Records abound for Keenan
    We are 10 and 2!

  6. Mids win fourteenth straight
    Army West Point had chances
    Army still Army.

  7. Has my heart stopped yet?
    Army’s freshman isn’t bad
    But not good enough

  8. 14 in ’15
    thank you keenan, so…tago
    15 in ’16

  9. Hats off to Army
    Navy prevailed at the end
    Can’t take these close ones

  10. Game to remember
    As the Birddog predicted it,
    Mids’ big plays count most!

  11. Going to get harder to beat them

  12. My favorite part
    Is watching the senior Woops
    Cry tears of failure


  13. Navy defense holds
    Exciting to last second
    Can not be sweeter!

  14. Whole student body
    From two schools attends the game
    Yeah, suck it Air Force

  15. Commander in Chief
    Trophy to Annapolis
    Rotunda bound NOW

  16. Yo, Notre Dame?
    Ever march in a march on?
    I did not think so.

  17. My blood pressure’s high
    Wonder if it will come down
    In time for fifteenth.

  18. First team to sixty
    Remember first to fifty?
    Damn fine Navy streak.

  19. Agonizing Win
    I love this game when like that
    Victory sweeter

  20. Birddog haiku is
    assuredly the primo
    non-blow BAC checker.

  21. West Point did not win
    Vanquished but you have fought well
    Brave old Army team

    • BZ to graduating players
      CIC trophy home again
      next the Military Bowl

  22. Denard Robinson 4495 career rushing yards QB
    Keenan Reynolds 4405 career rushing yards QB
    Hello Pitt D?

    • Correction: Keenan Reynolds 4415 career rushing yards QB

  23. BZ to the Navy team – the CIC is coming home where it belongs.
    Army gave us good scare – well done on both sides.

  24. Damn the torpedos
    Bless the interceptions though
    Beat Army again

    Beat Army again
    And again and again and
    Again and again

  25. Too close for comfort
    Then Army does Army things
    So, fifteen next year?

  26. Navy D not sharp
    Army team loaded for bear
    Narrow victory

  27. Mike….I hope you address these questions in your analysis. I knew Army would have a good defense for the option, but was it so good that we only used the slots twice? Why didn’t we slow the pace with the stand up pause and get a play from the sidelines? Army ran the option better and won time of possession by a bunch. There were at least two times when KR went to pass that he could have picked up a first down easily if he chose to run, but forced a throw incomplete. Were we that tight that we couldn’t relax and play? A win is a win is a win, but Army lost it we didn’t win it. Thank God for KR and big plays. I’m really not complaining…..14 in a row……unbelievable! I get to spend the rest of my life ahead in the Army/Navy series, and plebe year we were 6 games behind. Now 11 ahead…. a 17 game swing in 59 years. Let’s make it 15 next year for Super Sixty’s 60th A/N game.

    • Whoops… bad….that was our 60th game. Ok let’s make it a 15 game streak , than they can break it.

    • That was my question too. We had the cajones to use the toss on 4th & 2 but we never tried it again. I’d definitely bet on the speed of our slotbacks versus the Army safeties and LBs. Was there anything that may have precluded that?

    • We are not giving Army enough credit, and we’re underestimating Navy’s preparation for the game. Also, recall that Mike warned us that Army’s defense was mostly solid throughout the season. Keenan was quoted after the game as saying that Navy went in expecting to have to rely on big plays. He praised Army’s LBs for being the best – his exact description – that Navy had played all season. So, it seems that while the game was not what this august gaggle of pundits expected- yours truly included- it appears to me that Navy’s coaching staff was prepared pretty darn well prepared.

      One final thought. Recall for me the last time a Navy punter figured so decisively in the outcome of any game, much less against Army? Standing in his own end zone, Barta bobbled the snap, recovered, then boomed a 50+ yard punt with NASA-like hang time. Impressed the hell out of me and likely any Michigan fan who happened to be watching.

    • (it was what this pundit expected)

  28. Mike,

    A gaggle refers to geese. You’re a bird dog, thus no reference to a litter of pundits. An important distinction in this case.

    • Navy72, … One huge difference between this & earlier MICH-MICH ST game was that Army didn’t rush the punter on that particular (1 of way too many) punt … They had the full “return” on. We might not be celebrating today otherwise.

  29. Fam’ly all around,
    Sharing America’s game,
    Veterans abound.

    Both teams fought with heart,
    Right up to the bitter end,
    More bitter for Woops.

    Raise one to this team,
    Put them high on pedestal,
    With CIC bling!

  30. Elated that we won #14, but I shudder when anticipating next year’s game: KR gone, offensive line gone, perhaps Coach Ken gone — and that impressive Army plebe QB!!

  31. buck up, oh olyce
    the cupboard she is not bare
    we will win again

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