College football fans know about the University of Oregon football program and its crazy uniform designs. The school can afford to change its look what seems like almost every week because its biggest booster is Phil Knight, the founder of Nike and one of the school’s most famous and wealthy alumni.
The April 27th spring football game featured a new “Support Our Troops” uniform design that’s partially inspired by actual military uniform design ‚with a “Ducks” name patch on the right breast, a U.S. flag on the right shoulder and the addition of “Support Our Troops” to the Oregon badge on the front of the jersey. +Continue Reading
Former Army star defensive end/linebacker and current lieutenant Josh McNary has signed a free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. The team has placed him on the reserve-military list until he completes his military obligation on May 21st.
Army fans will remember McNary for his outstanding performance in the 2010 Armed Forces Bowl, where he returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown and sparked the Black Knights to a 16–14 win over Southern Methodist University. +Continue Reading
The Army-Navy game is the final regular season college football game of the 2012 season and CBS will broadcast the matchup this Saturday (12/8) at 3pm ET live from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. This is the fourth time the game has been played on the second Saturday in December, a date that keeps the game away from all the BCS hoopla that went down last week. If America wants some Division 1 (OK, FBS) football this Saturday, it’s all about the service academies. +Continue Reading
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch found himself without a sponsor going into this season and, determined to fight his way back to the top, decided that Talladega Nights’ Ricky Bobby should be his new role model. Busch partnered with the Armed Forces Foundation to promote PTSD awareness and used that charitable connection to convince Will Ferrell and the Sony Pictures to allow him to drive a copy Ricky’s comeback car from the comedy classic at Talladega’s Aaron’s 499 race. +Continue Reading
Your cynical team here at UTR had a rant all ready to go if the “Be My Date to the Military Ball” virus ever resurfaced by USAF Airman Jamie Walden is so charming and adorable here that we’re not going to call her out for asking Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow to take her to an April dance in Shreveport, LA.
But seriously, if we’re going to blackmail celebrities into “supporting the troops,” why not guilt them into throwing the spotlight on jobs programs for returning vets or better treatment options for wounded warriors?
Good news for Jamie, though: if Tim says yes, she won’t have to worry about putting out at the end of the night.
It’s always hard to explain football to the non-believers, but this video from Coastal Carolina Chanticleers coach David Bennett’s press conference last week can act as a kind of test for the unconverted: if you understand his explanation of why his players need to be less like cats and more like dogs, then there’s some hope for you and football. The Chanticleers were pretty dog-like this weekend, pounding Catawba 20–3.
61-year-old Vietnam vet Alan Moore aims to be the oldest man to play NAIA college football when he suits up as kicker for the Faulkner University Eagles in Montgomery, AL.
Moore played a season for the Jones (Miss.) Community College team in 1968 before heading off to Vietnam for an 11-month tour as a member of the U.S. Army Infantry. He decided to give football another go a couple of years ago and the Birmingham News reports on the roundabout journey that brought him to Faulkner. +Continue Reading
Yeah, this is a sneaker commercial so we’re giving free promo to a bunch of shoes that should be paying us for ad space. But it’s Kenny MF Powers and this 5 minutes might just be better than any episode of Eastbound and Down. Plus it looks like Kenny’s got some upgrade ideas for the U.S. Armed Forces that the Pentagon just probably ask him in to advise on.
We’ve been doing our best to ignore the NFL and the NFLPA until they work out their little disagreement, but but the trailer for Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockoutstarring Taylor Lautner alongside Ray Lewis and Tony Gonzalez is too funny to pass up. Random conspiracy theory: if the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen is technically an employee of the league, should he even be on camera with locked out players? Maybe a deal is closer than we’ve been led to believe.…
OK. How can you possibly make sense of this? What we have here is the airport security tape of Patti LaBelle’s security guards beating up West Point cadet (and Army football player) Richard King last month at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.
We’re open to any theories or explanations or insider knowledge you may have. Either there’s a conspiracy between Army brass and 70s R&B singers or King must’ve done something pretty radical to provoke that beatdown. The comments are open. Please let us know.