Note: This is all fiction and was written purely for entertainment purposes…
In a move that has shocked every Navy fan around the world, ESPN College Gameday announced on the Monday prior to the game that they will be in
Even though Georgia Tech still has to play
The first shot comes from an unnamed Georgia Tech quarterback who was quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as saying, "Ricky Dobbs is a good quarterback. He would probably get about 600 yards rushing and 200 yards passing if he had decided to come to Georgia Tech once Coach Johnson left Navy. Oh wait a minute; he'd be a back-up, so he probably wouldn't have even seen the field."
Of course the usually mild mannered Midshipmen had no problem responding to the Annapolis Capital about the fiery comments. "Who is Josh Nesbitt?" one Navy player was quoted as saying.
There were various reports out of
"Coach Johnson and I only disagreed about one thing while he was here, and that was whose idea it was to have a golf cart at practice. All I have to say is that I never sat in it. Do you see one out here now?"
The Georgia Tech – Navy game, which was sold out before the Army-Navy game, was fetching over $200 a seat on stubhub.com. The demand even allowed NAAA to announce for the first time that the grassy hill in the North End Zone would have restrictions in place on Saturday. No blankets over 2 feet by 2 feet would be allowed, and any attempt to use a blanket to save a spot on the grass would result in the immediate dismissal of the perpetrator.
There were also some media reports that the web site GoMids.com was planning on buying out all the tickets of any Navy fan who was seen sitting down during crucial third-down plays on old-game footage. One anonymous fan was even quoted as saying, "We plan on eradicating any fan who feels as though they have a right to sit down at anytime during this game. There will be no sitting down…not on my watch."
Game Day arrives with all the fanfare that the ESPN crew brings with it. Nearly 2,000 Midshipmen flood
Almost an hour before the Brigade marches on to the field, Navy Marine Corps Stadium is already full…a site this Navy fan has never seen. Of course the Blue Angels cancelled their show in
It is estimated that about 5,000 Georgia Tech fans made the trip from
The coin toss takes place with very little suspense as regardless of who wins it, everybody knows that team will defer and take the ball in the second half. The Mids win the toss and do as expected. It will be Georgia Tech's ball to start the game.
As kicker Jon Teague approaches the ball, Navy Marine Corps Stadium is rocking like never before, but to the shock of the Georgia Tech return team, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo pulls the first surprise of the game. It's an on-sides kick! And it's recovered by Navy special team standout, Bo Snelson. The Mids have the ball at their own 42 yard-line! CBS cameras zoom in on Tech's Johnson who is slinging some spit into 2 different Tech players at the same time because they back-peddled on the front line prior to the ball being kicked.
On first down, Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs goes back to pass and it fools nobody. In fact Tech had three guys covering slot back Bobby Doyle over the middle…cameras now focus on Niumatalolo as viewers can obviously distinguish that he just said, "Game on, Paul…game on."
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