Being an avid football history freak, and Black Knights fan, I spent some free time today looking up some of the early Army-Navy games played in New York.
Eleven times between 1913 & 1931 the games were played at the Polo Grounds or Yankee Stadium and were big time events and massive spectacles put on in front of SRO crowds. Accordingly, there was extensive newspaper coverage, including heavy photography which wasn't all that common at the time.
As I've been doing the past two years with Giants games each week, I'm wondering if there is interest in my digging into the archives for some of these Army-Navy games leading up to their match-up in December.
If there's enough interest I'm happy to do the work and present everything here. Between the NY Times, NY Herald-Tribune and NY Daily News I can get plenty of material.