College GameDay not heading to Army-Navy game, fans and media vent frustrations on social media
College GameDay started creating a tradition by going to the annual Army-Navy game every year. That is not the case this season.
GameDay received its fair share of criticism from both fans and media due to the decision. Many fans were frustrated with GameDay because of the sacrifices those who serve in the military make on a daily basis.
It’s pretty hard to argue against not being on site for the game as there are no other games to be played this weekend. It’s also the last time the game will be in Philadelphia for a while. Next season the game will be in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
Navy leads the all-time series 62-53 and won last year’s meeting as well. Army is 5-6 while Navy is 4-7 with both teams having a chance to earn some bragging rights. Kickoff will be at 3:00 PM ET on CBS.
Here are the reactions on social media to the news:
Good morning. Happy @CollegeGameDay Saturday.
Except, there’s no show today. What should I do for the next three hours? Come back soon, everyone! @ReceDavis @KirkHerbstreit @DesmondHoward @davidpollack47 @PeteThamel @jess_sims @PatMcAfeeShow @JenLada
— Owen (@Alakazam_428) December 10, 2022
Just found out @CollegeGameDay won’t be around #ArmyNavy tomorrow… this is so disappointing. I look forward to this broadcast every year. I hope they reconsider next year. #BeatArmy
— Tyler Morrissey (@TylerRMorrissey) December 10, 2022
Is there anyone else who has a low-key crush on it @CollegeGameDay skipping the army navy game this year?
I know neither team is very good, The Bear is leaving for FOX and Corso has had health issues this season, but this has become an annual tradition… pic.twitter.com/DgEtKuQM1H
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) December 8, 2022
Really low of @CollegeGameDay to strike out #ArmyNavy. The cadets deserve better. @espn
— Sean Nerny🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@Sean_Nerny) December 10, 2022
@espn @CollegeGameDay should have been at Army-Navy today. It has become a tradition to go there, the incredible stories and pageantry. Plus, if Lee Corso retires, let him pick Billy the Goat of Navy, a team he coached for the last time
— Patrick Prendergast (@cheeseheadny) December 10, 2022
Where is @CollegeGameDay ? You really didn’t go to the @USAarmy @USNavy game? @KirkHerbstreit come on man
— Wolfcastle-Josh (@FamilyofWelchs) December 10, 2022
Hold on, College GameDay isn’t doing the Army-Navy game anymore?!?! Wowwww pic.twitter.com/SPvwYaf5Mt
— Bam Adobobayo (@Bam_Adobobayo) December 10, 2022
Disappointing that College Gameday is not at Army / Navy
— Matt ’15 (@TxAggieMatt_15) December 10, 2022
@CollegeGameDay no GameDay today?! I always enjoy the coverage leading up to the Army-Navy game, and Corso will probably don the Goathead outfit. Miss you guys, my Saturday has a sad face now. GO NAVY!
— CrimsonBirder (@CrimsonBirder) December 10, 2022
@espn @CollegeGameDay congrats on being a sellout – not at the army navy game! Sorry.. not getting the ratings? The money! It’s always money! What about the sacrifice of the armed forces! Pathetic! Lost a loyal fan! #ArmyNavyGame
— JAMES (@JROSS88898) December 10, 2022