Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Navy Echoes SDSU

Bob Somerby writes today in the Daily Howler, about a scene from the Ed Shultz Show in which Ed shows the Naval Academy engaging in celebration over the death of Osama bin Laden. I don’t watch Ed Shultz, whose show is ghastly, and I don’t recommend reading Somerby, whose writing style is execrable, but he describes the Midshipmen as indulging in a “slightly odd chant,” repeatedly chanting “I believe that we have won.”

The Naval Academy played San Diego State University in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec 23rd last year, and State won in a manner which undoubtedly left an impression on the Midshipmen. The final score was 35-14, but it wasn't really that close. Ronnie Tillman, the State running back, set a new Bowl rushing record and scored four touchdowns.

The SDSU student body, as is its habit, kept jumping up and down in the stands and chanting repeatedly in unison, “We believe that we will win.”

I do believe that it was not only our football team that left an impression on the Midshipmen that balmy December evening last year.

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