Army-Navy Game Returns to Philadelphia as part of a busy Weekend
The 123rd Army-Navy game returns to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday afternoon; One of the most historic football games in the country has been played in Philadelphia 89 times and the first time back in town since 2019! This is more than just a football game for so many people: it's for bragging rights that last all year for those with ties to the military academies. Historically we typically say "Throw out the records of both teams" although both teams have struggled this year with Navy carrying a 4-7 record into the game while Army has also been underwhelming with a 5-6 record. But when these two football teams square off on the field, these young men leave it all on the field. The first meeting between the two academies occurred in 1890 and Navy leads the series 62-53-7. While neither team is headed to a bowl game, this game always has the field of a big College Football Bowl Game! Every year, The Locker Room with Billy Schweim always pays respect to this storied rivalry and make sure you tune in to hear the game on 973 ESPN FM Radio and also streaming on the 973 ESPN Mobile App!
The Eagles are 11-1 and look like the real deal with a statement win last week against Tennessee putting up a 35-10 score. They are the best team in the NFL and we will recap last Sunday's game and preview Sunday’s game against the New York Giants this weekend! On Sunday, The Locker Room with Billy Schweim will be broadcasting Live from Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern in Marmora for our Eagles pregame show, featuring $3 Miller Lites drafts and $8 Miller Lite pitchers! Yesterday’s is your Eagles Headquarters and we invite you to join us for this great NFC East rivalry game!
On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin joins me in the studio for our big Army-Navy preview show! We start off the show with former Naval Midshipmen football player Mike Heron; Mike’s story transcends the game and this former Absegami football player starts us off on the right foot. Next you will hear from The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan brought to you by Dino’s Subs & pizza of Margate; Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his insight on betting the games this weekend. At 11am, we will talk with former Navy Head Football Coach Paul Johnson; Coach Johnson's teams never lost to Army (6-0) and we will hear from him why this game is so special. Then to make it fair we will finish up with the Radio voice for the Black Knights of the Hudson, Rich DeMarco!
This Sunday, The Locker Room with Billy Schweim will be broadcasting Live from Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern on Roosevelt Boulevard in Marmora for our Eagles pregame show. Join me, former 3-time All-Big Ten Linebacker and NFL LB Brad Quast plus Mike Carlin as we get you ready for Eagles Football. Every Sunday we hear from Fox 29 News Sports anchor Scott Grayson brought to you by Van Brill Pools with his “Keys to the Game” for an Eagles victory. In Hour Two, we get our Fantasy Football fix with my Fantasy Football Guru Brian Hartley brought to you by Padula Masonry. The Guru tells us who to play in NFL Week 14.
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim, tune in every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN Radio.