Thursday, December 2, 2010


On December 2, 1961, President Kennedy attended the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.  

President Theodore Roosevelt attended the Army-Navy game in 1901 & was the first President to cross the field during halftime.  The tradition has continued since.  (JFK is carrying on this tradition in the photograph above.)

A President will sit on the home side during the first half & then on the visiting side during the second.  One action of TR, however, did not become a tradition.  He became so excited after a Navy TD, he ran to the sideline slapping players on the back.