I’m a huge college football fan. I don’t follow the pros very much, but I always have my college favorites, and I watch as many games as I can during regular season, and during the bowl games. But somehow, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl got past me the past nine years.
I’m sure that is partly because it comes on after the college bowl games are over, and partly because it isn’t college – it’s high school students, who were picked to play in this game. This is the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and I probably wouldn’t know about it yet if I hadn’t received a press release that Darryl Worley would be singing at the event this year.
Darryl is a lifelong football fan and staunch supporter of the Armed Forces. He will be singing “God Bless America” during the pre-game ceremony. He will also perform at the 10th Anniversary Celebration and Awards dinner held during the week before the game.
The U.S. Army All-America Bowl is billed as the nation’s premier All-American game. Many of today’s NFL and college players made their national debut as U.S. Army All-Americans.
There are about 50 members of each team – the East Team and the West Team. The kids are from high schools all over the country. If you’re curious – like i was, visit their web site and have a look at the rooster to see if any of the young men are from your area! Pictured at the left is Barry Brunetti, a 6’0” quarterback from Memphis. He is one of the members of the East Team.
The half-time show, as you might expect – will be by the U.S. Army All-American Band. That rooster is also up on the web site – you just might have a musician from your local high school taking part in this event this year. I’m sure it’s the best of the best from high school bands nationwide. If any young band members are interested in trying out for the band in 2011, there is information on the web site about how you can do that.
The game is played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and is on Jan. 9, this year. It will be televised at 12 noon (CST), on CBS. So just when I thought my bowl game viewing was over … I get another one! All in all, I wasn’t too unhappy with my college ball this year. Penn State won their bowl, Tennessee didn’t – but I still think it was a good year.
Time for me to get out in the snow and cold … again. I just don’t do winter very well at all. I’ll talk to you guys soon. Have a great Wednesday. Talk to you all real soon!
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