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I’ve given in to going to Army-Navy game

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Nestor Aparicio
Nestor Aparicio
Baltimore Positive is the vision and the creative extension of four decades of sharing the love of local sports for this Dundalk native and University of Baltimore grad, who began his career as a sportswriter and music critic at The News American and The Baltimore Sun in the mid-1980s. Launched radio career in December 1991 with Kenny Albert after covering the AHL Skipjacks. Bought WNST-AM 1570 in July 1998, created WNST.net in 2007 and began diversifying conversations on radio, podcast and social media as Baltimore Positive in 2016. nes@baltimorepositive.com

I have woken up on this morning about a dozen times over the years, the morning of an Army-Navy game, and talked about going.

MANY times, I thought about driving up to Philadelphia to see the game, but usually wussed out because it’s cold, it’s a drive, the ticket price, or just plain apathy about a game in which I have no rooting interest.

And did I mention that I hate sitting in the cold?

In the end, I would’ve gone for the sheer pageantry of the event.

So, this morning, a WNST listener/friend was kind enough to extend an overnight email offer and my wife has completely twisted my arm into sitting in the cold for three hours and paying $100 to watch a game I have no rooting interest in — and alas, it looks as though I’ll be attending my first Army-Navy game today!

Incidentally, the only other time the game was played here, I was doing an appearance for Sporting News Radio in Los Angeles, and spent my weekend vomiting at the Marriott on Century Boulevard outside L.A.X. I got the flu on the West Coast and literally thought I was going to die on the third floor of a n airport hotel 3,000 miles from my family. It was Ravens bye week during the Super Bowl year.

So, I have no idea what to expect today. But I can’t look out my downtown window without seeing motorcades, cadets, people in uniform and a litany of Army and Navy support throughout downtown.

A "once in a lifetime" opportunity, my wife tells me.

I think it’s an opportunity to try out my new heated socks…and my Michelin man outfit…and my Ravens thermals…

A full report will be available on wnsTV soon…

(The real truth: I’m waiting for the Ravens to shock the world on Monday night!)

Any Army-Navy "war" stories from Baltimore folks?

Lemme know below…

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