True to our habit of not planning too far ahead of time, we waited way late in the season to pick a game, and by then, we only had one to choose from that fit our schedule: the last one. The last week in November. In Colorado. So we bundled up and headed out.
Fortunately, it was a beautiful day for so late in the year -- a balmy 50 degrees and sunny. Our seats were on the home side on about the 35-yard line -- absolutely perfect! All Academy football games start with a flyover of some kind. This one included a two-ship of fighters, loud with the sound of freedom, as well as three members of the parachute team jumping out of a C-130 and into the stadium. What other college football team can you get that kind of pre-game show?
|One landing with the Army and Navy Flags and one headed in with the Marine Corps and AF flags|
|The final parachutist landing|
|We were starting to get cold. Oh, and notice the obviously absent AF fan gear!|