By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One of America’s greatest rivalry’s returns to the City of Brotherly Love next weekend, when Army meets Navy at Lincoln Financial Field.
At a preview luncheon today at the Linc, Mayor Nutter kicked things off by presenting proclamations to the co-captains of each of the service academies.
“There’s nothing like this game — it’s truly an American Classic,” said Navy linebacker and co-captain Cody Peterson.
This will be the 114th meeting between Army and Navy, and the 85th time they’ve locked horns in Philadelphia.
The academies and city officials are adding to that long and storied tradition with a number of pre-game events between the Cadets and the Midshipmen.
There’s the “Rocky Relay” on the steps of the art museum, a pull-up challenge and tug-of-war contest, and the two-day “Patriot Games,” which wind up on the field at the Linc between quarters of next Saturday’s football game.
Standing-room-only tickets are all that’s left.