US Army All-American Game

I went to the US Army All-American Game today. It’s a high school all star game. 20130105_140433

One of the reasons I like going to this game is, you see who ends up becoming a big time player:

While that highlight reel shows players as they are in the NFL, this is the kind of stuff I remember:

I had been listening to the radio broadcast before this game, and they were so complimentary of Peterson. After all, he went to high school in Texas and they were thinking he’d go to Texas University. When it came time for him to announce, he picked up the OU hat. Boos cascaded down from the audience. On the way home, the same radio broadcasters said Peterson should pay back every dime Texas taxpayers used in educating him in Texas.

I got a big laugh out of that one.

Some of the guys who I saw perform in that game; you can see the stardom there. Peterson, we knew was big time. Ted Ginn Jr was awesome in that game. DeSean Jackson looked like a superstar. Mark Sanchez, I know he played in the All-American Bowl, but I can’t remember him getting much playing time. I’ve seen just about all of the All-American Bowls since 2004. I can’t really remember missing one in particular.

Anyway, today’s game was kind of lethargic, much like last year’s. The score ended up 15-8, West, mostly because the teams couldn’t get their offenses untracked. The players are still high quality, but they can’t run the ball.

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