Every time Army or Navy scores on Saturday, a cannon will be fired and students will rush out of the stands to do a pushup for each point their team has on the scoreboard. Before the game a prayer will be said over the PA. system, and after the game players from both academies will serenade fans with their school songs. The whole thing will be hokey, sophomoric, outdated and absolutely unforgettable.
And this year Army and Navy are throwing in an added bonus between the prayer and the parties: a big-time college football game, with two good teams slugging it out for a trip to a bowl. If it's O.K. with everyone else, we'll just go ahead and let them stay in Division I-A a while longer.