Without Them There is No Football

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential One Realty Centre

Here's a Friday Saturday feel good video for your enjoyment.  It's a short tribute by Brigham Young University (BYU) to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) cadets shown just before the game last September--it's a class act.

Our USAFA, Navy, & Army football teams don't have the biggest, bulkiest players in the college football rolls, but they play with heart and intensity. Army versus Navy game is the oldest football rivalry among the services. AFA versus BYU game comes very close.

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Mike Frazier
Dyersburg Tn Real Estate
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Yolanda,

Back when I was in the service, I was stationed on bases with all 4 branches of the service also stationed there. We had football teams and games and the marines always broke an arm or two of the opposing team but we(Air Force) always beat them.

January 15, 2010 11:35 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Mike, thanks!  It's a shame the Marines don't have their own academy--that would make four football service teams--great matchups! 

January 15, 2010 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
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Yolanda--What a nice tribute! Thanks for sharing this!

January 15, 2010 07:32 PM
Rainer
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Douglas Lovitt
CENTURY 21 North Homes Realty, Inc.

They all put in more than they take.  We should be very grateful. I am.

January 16, 2010 01:15 AM
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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria

New England isn't the only team with Patriots on the field.

January 16, 2010 04:53 AM
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Nicholas Goglucci
The Listing Whisperer
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.

Yoli - Great post - thank you for reminding us of the patriotism in football!

January 16, 2010 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Yolanda - now that was a classy act by BYU, thanks for sharing it with us.

January 16, 2010 10:48 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Thank you for your comments.  I can't help but marvel at what our service members do for the country and in the face of the disaster in Haiti, for foreign nations as well.

January 16, 2010 03:42 PM
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Donna Yates Real Estate - serving
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Yolanda:  It would be difficult for me to cheer against either team.  Enjoyed the video.

January 17, 2010 12:44 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Donna - We're an AF family and my husband graduated from USAFA, so it stands to reason we cheer for the cadets.  But I agree with your sentiment.  :)  Thanks for keeping in touch!

January 17, 2010 10:01 AM
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JL Boney, III
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Russell and Jeffcoat

I saw some of both the Army and Navy bowl games this year, and those guys were playing for pride more than an NFL contract. They played very well too might I add.

January 17, 2010 04:12 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

JL - it's refreshing to know that it's not all about the money.  These cadets graduate as officers and they know full well that they're not going to be millionaires while in the military.  Thank you for stopping by! 

January 17, 2010 07:00 PM
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Ray Saenz
Homes for Sale in Aurora, Colorado - Aurora, CO
United Property Brokers, Inc

Yolanda,
I was not a football fan before, but now I'm getting very into it :) I have a friend that likes it a lot , so I decided to watch the football, I agree with your blog !

 

January 18, 2010 11:18 PM
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Marchel Peterson
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
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Yolanda, That was a nice tribute but our son just got out of the Army and I have to say GO ARMY!!  They are the BOOTS ON THE GROUND!!

January 21, 2010 10:29 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Hi, Marchel. I'll root for the Army team if it's vs Navy.  AF vs Army?  The choice is clear for both of us.  LOL

Kidding aside, I support all of our men and women in all services.  Thanks for stopping by! 

January 22, 2010 10:20 AM
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Alice Linahan
Voices Empower

Hi Yoli,

I wish I had seen this post back in Jan. I loved it and will be passing it onto my brother.

He played football at the Air Force Academy back in the late 80's and flew C-5's.

Thank you for reminding me today what a hero he is and all of our amazing Men and Women in our military!!

Blessings are abundant my friend!!

Have a great weekend!!

Alice

February 19, 2010 10:51 PM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Hi, Alice!  Glad to know that your brother was a Zoomie!  Yes, we have amazing men and women in our military.  Thanks for dropping by!

February 20, 2010 11:00 AM
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Yolanda Hoversten
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate
Prudential One Realty Centre

Hello, Ray!  I missed your comment!  Promise that you will watch this year's football season.  Great to see you!

February 20, 2010 11:02 AM
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